Myths and Misconceptions about Macrobiotics and Nutrition

Would you like to find a new level of health and vitality? Warren Kramer shares how the understanding of macrobiotic principles can transform your health and lead you to an even more amazing life. This lecture will take place on Thursday, April 15th, 2010. See Leslie’s website for more information.

Cooking Class: Adjusting to Warm Weather and Tropical Climates

The recipes taught in Saturday’s Cooking Class (that’s 4/17/2010) will be:

  • Corn Chowder
  • Mediterranean Style Barley Salad
  • Fresh Chickpea Salad
  • Asian Salad with Sesame Dressing
  • Red and Green Mixed Veggies
  • Glazed Pineapple and Strawberries

Sound good? Come join us!

For more info, and to register go to Leslie’s website

Warren Kramer Seminar

After coming for the first time in October of 2009, Warren Kramer, an internationally renowned senior macrobiotic educator and health counselor will be back to teach us more!

Enjoy a variety of ways to participate, including:

Lectures/Cooking Classes The goal of practicing macrobiotics is freedom and happiness. Without our health, we are not free to live our lives as we wish. Macrobiotic education teaches principles we can use to guide our own lives. Yin and Yang, or the complementary and antagonistic aspect of all of life, are at the core of much of macrobiotic education. It is the study of change.

Lectures will include:

1) $30, Thursday April 15, 7 to 9 pm

2) $30, Friday April 16, 7 to 9 pm

3) $30, Saturday April 17, 9:30 to 11:30 am

4) $30, Sunday April 18, 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Cooking Class will be:

$50, Saturday April 17, 1:30 to 4:30 pm

Click on the lecture or cooking class title above to learn more and to pay. It will take you to a separate page with the course description and PayPal button.

Health Consultations Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Warren Kramer to discuss your particular needs and to receive individualized recommendations for how to strengthen or regain your health.Your recommendations are specific to you and based on macrobiotic principles of health and well-being. A limited number of personal consultations with Warren are available. They can be scheduled Wednesday (the 14th), Thursday (the 15th), Friday (the 16th), and Sunday (the 18th) and will be held at a private residence in Manoa.

All classes will be held at Pan American MOA Foundation, 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive Please see Leslie’s for all the payment and registration details

Easy Whole Foods Cooking for Busy People (8-week series)

Easy Whole Foods Cooking for Busy People (8-week series)
**discounted class fee!**

When: Begins May 2ndKeiki Seminars
Taught by: Leslie Ashburn
Fee: $160/series; $30/class

Are you interested in healthy eating but not quite sure how to practice it? Are you overwhelmed by the task of cooking for your family?

This is the cooking class for you.

This 8-week series is intended to provide a very approachable and affordable way to commit to your cooking journey.

Leslie’s vegan macrobiotic cooking classes are for people who seek a healthier lifestyle and a natural approach to diet and healing. Learn how to bring more balance, flexibility, and joy into your life through the power of food. In each class, you will discover the importance and health benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet. Only the freshest, organic, seasonal ingredients are used in a variety of sumptuous and enticing ways. The recipes shared in the class are easy to prepare, even if you have just a little bit of cooking experience.

Classes include an introductory lecture, demonstration, recipes and educational material. The atmosphere is casual, interactive, and friendly. All questions welcomed during the cooking classes. We sit down to enjoy a delicious taste of the food, followed by cooperative cleanup.

Series includes recipes for:
sea veggies
root veggies
round/ground veggies

Early Registration is required. The entire series is $160. You can sign up ala carte for $30/class.

Power Foods 2010

Power Foods: Public Cooking Class

Date: March 19, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

In this class, you will learn how you can utilize the macrobiotic approach to gain more energy and a happier outlook.

You’ll learn how to use some of the world’s healthiest foods rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Recipes include:

  • Hearty Peasant Soup
  • Tempeh Bacon Sandwich w/Sundried Tomato and Olive Tapenade
  • Marinated Beet Salad
  • Dark Chocolate Truffles

Pan American MOA 3510 Nuuanu Pali Drive

Leslie, the teacher, is an internationally trained chef who brings an ease and expertise for creating cosmopolitan macrobiotic food in people’s homes, changing stereotypes about what it means to eat healthy. She lovingly prepares colorful, dynamic plant-based dishes including macrobiotic cuisine, international cuisine, food-based remedies, sugar-free desserts, seasonal gourmet dinners, and more, with the highest quality local, seasonal, and organic ingredients.

link to Leslie’s website where you can register for this class: Power Foods

Cooking Class: Ready, Set, RENEW!

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Cooking Class: Ready, Set, RENEW!

Date: January 10, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm

For many, holiday indulgence often leads to weight gain and digestive problems, among other ailments. This class is intended to help and inspire you to get back on a path to health after the holidays.

You’ll learn:

  • Foods to avoid so that you can detox
  • Foods to add to help digestion and build natural immunity
  • Ideas for healthy snacks
  • Mindfulness techniques during meal time
  • How to start becoming a more conscious consumer

Leslie’s recipe demonstration will include:

  • Tempeh Collard Wraps
  • Tahini Sauce
  • Vegetarian Pho
  • Pears with Blueberry Sauce

You taste the food and take home the recipes.

Leslie’s classes are very interactive, friendly, and informative.

For payment and location, please see my website.


If you have been feeling stagnated in your life, take a look around your home and also, in particular, in your refrigerator.

Do you have stacks of things that haven’t moved for eons, that you never use, and that you are hanging onto “just because”? Clean them out!! Make room for new fresh things in 2010.

Are you vegetables fresh as can be? If they are wilted, old, and turning yellow, PLEASE, do yourself a favor and throw them out. Vegetables are best when fresh. Do you really want to save money and use the excess up if that means you also feel wilted and old after eating them? Everything has energy – please be mindful and conscious of the energy you’re choosing around you. Maybe it’s time to shop one extra time per week and also perhaps buy less when you do go shopping so you don’t waste.