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Body Scrub

This week I was blessed to go to a Korean Spa for the first time. Part of the day’s bliss was enjoying a body scrub. After sitting in the heated pool for about 30 minutes to soften my skin, a lovely Korean woman invited me onto a table, much like a massage table, and scrubbed […]

Easy Lentil Soup Recipe

When I’m looking for a quick, easy, and inexpensive but delicious and nutritious meal, I put together a lentil soup. Lentils are low on the glycemic index, low in calories, and high in fiber and protein. Lentil Soup 1/2 cup lentils (green or French)1 onion, diced1 carrot, diced1 stalk celery, diced1/2 cup organic corn1/2 cup […]

Warren Kramer coming to Honolulu

October 13, 2009 to October 18, 2009 “Optimal Health and Healing Through Macrobiotics” With senior macrobiotic educator and health counselor Warren Kramer, an internationally renowned senior macrobiotic educator and health counselor. Enjoy a variety of ways to participate, including: Cooking Classes- Cooking for Hearty Appetites, Cooking for Natural Beauty Lectures- Restoring our Natural Healing Ability, […]

Mission Accomplished! Praise for Mexican Macrobiotic Community Dinner

Hello Leslie, I just want to say “Thank You” for the unbelievable Enchilada! Vegetable soup had quite a bit of happy looking veggies, the simple green salad was also super nutritious. I see many people don’t realize what the real food taste like, I mean this good has to be normal? That means we’re consuming […]

Love Your Liver & Gallbladder

This was in a newsletter I got from respected macrobiotic teacher Jane Stanchich at Great Life Global. Love Your Liver Learn about the vital importance of your liver and how to bestnourish this amazing organ, especially in the Spring. • Reduce fatty, fried, oily foods, including chips and baked goods.• Eat plenty of vegetables, especially […]

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 […]