Aduki Beans with Squash and Kombu

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One favorite way to welcome Autumn is to get a kabocha squash from my farmer’s market and make this traditional macrobiotic dish. Aduki beans are a great bean to promote kidney health. Winter squash adds an element of good quality … Continued

Home Cooked Beans

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Here are several steps to take when cooking dried beans, or legumes, at home. Most of these steps help to increase the digestibility of beans and the kombu also adds beneficial minerals. 1.  Rinse and soak any bean larger than … Continued

Sea Palm with Corn and Onion

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My first experience with sea vegetables was in a macrobiotic cooking class in Austin, TX. I think my instructor, Dawn Ludwig, taught us at least eight recipes that day using a variety of different sea vegetables. Although this has changed … 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

Fruit Kanten Recipe

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Kanten is a much healthier alternative to jello. It utilizes agar, a sea vegetable that adds minerals and can produce a cooling effect in the body. It is really nice during warm weather and I love it with fresh berries. You can also use … Continued

Seaweed 101

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I recently discovered a seaweed harvesting class that looks like a whole lot of fun. Seaweed 101:  Seaweed Harvesting Adventures in the Puget Sound. I have been wanting to learn how to harvest for quite some time, only partly because … Continued

Lemon Pudding Recipe

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Lemon Pudding is delicious served with the berries that will be coming into season this summer or with strawberry rhubarb sauce. This version is vegan, mildly sweet and thickened with agar and kuzu root starch. You can find the ingredients … Continued

Breadfarm: Edison, WA

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We have an abundance of artisan sourdough bread being produced in the Seattle area. However, my personal favorite, Breadfarm in Edison, WA, is worth a trip up north. Some of my favorite flavors right now are the seasonal Allium Loaf and … Continued

Turnip Roots and Tops

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Once a week, I cook for a couple in Bellingham, WA. For the past few weeks I happened to be there on a Saturday and attended the Bellingham Farmer’s Market. Last week, I found some baby turnips with the most … Continued

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