Brown Rice with Aduki Beans and Caramelized Onions

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Aduki beans are perfect for cool, winter weather and I have found this to be especially true in my damp maritime climate. According to five transformations theory, the kidneys are most active during the winter months in the Northern Hemisphere. … Continued

Breakfast Porridge-4 ways

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Macrobiotic households frequently start the day with a bowl of soft cooked grains and a cooked vegetable on the side. After going the whole night without eating, our bodies do well with moist, softer cooked foods, easing the transition into … Continued

Pressure Cooked Brown Rice

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As we head into autumn in the Pacific Northwest, the Earth’s energy starts to move down and inward. The days are shorter and the air is cooler. It’s a perfect time for pressure cooking our brown rice. Energetically, boiled brown … Continued

Homemade Amasake Recipe

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The recent warm weather in Seattle has motivated me to make amasake. I first started making it while living in Austin, TX. Living there, I didn’t have to think about how to keep the culture warm because I didn’t have … Continued

Millet with Sweet Vegetable

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Here is a very simple recipe that I make weekly for myself and for most children that I cook for. It is very good for supporting the spleen/pancreas and balancing blood sugar. It also helps to discharge simple sugars. For variety, … Continued

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