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Is the health food store “healthy”?

There is an assumption that if an item is in the health food store, it must be healthy. It’s up to the consumer to understand that this is not always true. The consumer can do this by reading the labels before buying something! For example, a new vegan cheese appeared on the shelf in one […]

Using leftovers creatively

Last night for dinner we had tempeh spring rolls with peanut sauce. I sent the extras with Dan for his lunch at the farm, but I still had some tempeh that was leftover. For lunch, I minced garlic and ginger, and sauteed these in toasted sesame oil with onion, carrots, and lacinato kale. I topped […]

Ionia Macrobiotic Community Youth Conference in Alaska

Ionia Youth Conference is happening from July 26 – August 7 this year. It’s free, and aimed at young people ages 15-25 or so (though there are a few people coming who are all ages….) The conference is youth directed, and participants help out with the cooking, cleaning, gardening, building, as well as take cooking, […]

What does your environment say about you?

When I lived in Japan, I initially felt very lonely and isolated in such a foreign place so different from any other place I had ever lived. My mood for a while was very dismal, dark, and grey. It seemed intensely difficult to negotiate my surroundings. I had a lot of free time on my […]

Accolades for Jun 19 Community Dinner

Thank you for working so hard to make the dinner tonight. I enjoyed this meal that was so efficiently put together! The tempeh was great—not too salty, but tasty. The arame salad was refreshing and the quinoa was light and pretty at the same time! I sense and feel the good energy in the soup […]

Hands Turned to the Soil

Hands Turned to the SoilOriginally uploaded by macro808 This past Saturday, I drove to Kahana State Park to attend the Hands Turned to the Soil conference put on by Ma’o Organic Farms and Whole Foods. It was amazing and inspiring to be around all the presenters and participants alike who all shared the same passion […]

7 steps to health from Mary Correa, Instructor of La‘au Lapa‘au and HWST 107 – Kapi‘olani Community College

Mary had so many informative things to share with the Hands Turned to the Soil conference participants. I was so excited to hear how she’s teaching about the healing properties of foods from the Hawaiian point of view, and perhaps not surprisingly, macrobiotic philosophy aligns with what she was saying as well. Towards the end […]

* Limu * Seaweed *

When I first got back from Japan and started teaching macrobiotics in Hawaii, I went to the library and checked out a local cookbook about “limu” or seaweed. The cookbook showed all the types that grow around the islands, but said they were mostly all extinct which made me feel so sad. Henry and Wally […]

Honolulu Advertiser “Natural Appeal” Story

Honolulu Advertiser “Natural Appeal” StoryOriginally uploaded by macro808 Read the full article about the Haleiwa Farmer’s Market at the Honolulu Advertiser http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090615/GREEN02/906140383/Natural%20appeal

It’s a Party! Cooking Class

During the course of teaching over the past several years, many people who hear the words “health food” think they are doomed to eating brown rice, tofu, and salads for breakfast lunch and dinner. However, there are are so many simple, elegant, and delicious dishes that we can make and share with friends, family, and […]