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LESLIE’S SERVICES AND TESTIMONIALS

Everyone deserves great abundance, energy, health, happiness, and well-being, and one of the easiest ways to bring more of this into your life is through the healing power of whole foods. Leslie Ashburn has been a passionately dedicated vegan macrobiotic personal chef and cooking teacher for the past 5 years and in the food service […]

Today’s meals

Breakfast: Miso soup with root vegetablesOrganic steamed collard greensBrown rice with hato mugi Snack: Fuji apple Lunch: Azuki beans with squash, kombu, and gingerBrown rice with hato mugiPressed saladSea palm with tahini sauce Dinner Kabocha saladMizunaBulghur wheatArame cooked in black cherry juice Yummy!!

Backyard Gardening

The other fun thing I did besides pounding poi this weekend (see post just below) was to get all sweaty digging up the yard outside my house. My landlords had a bed of chives that were just suffering with aphids no matter what they did to get rid of them. My friend and I helped […]

Look at this lettuce

romaine lettuceOriginally uploaded by macro808 I’m so in love with this photo. Look how colorful that lettuce is. The people out at Ma’o Organic Farms sure are doing a fantastic job growing the most wonderful organic veges.

Rock Star Breakfast Again

LeslieOriginally uploaded by macro808 Today was another luscious and lifegiving bowl of amaranth and quinoa topped with flax oil and juice sweetened dried cranberries. On the side was some blanched locally grown organic collard greens, carrots, and sauerkraut. My body is singing in thanks and ready for the day.

Another Rock Star Breakfast

Today was another luscious and lifegiving bowl of amaranth and quinoa topped with flax oil and juice sweetened dried cranberries. On the side was some blanched locally grown organic collard greens, carrots, and sauerkraut. My body is singing in thanks and ready for the day.

Challenge Yourself

My teachers in Japan constantly were telling all of us, including the students and their staff, to challenge ourselves to grow. I saw them do this with me…. They were initially afraid to teach me in English, but decided to just go for it, even though they felt afraid. Well, this weekend, I decided to […]

Warning label on the macrobiotic package

I’m lucky enough to come into contact with a wide variety of very interesting people by being a macrobiotic personal chef and cooking teacher. I very happily listen to people’s personal stories while I’m in their homes working on menus for their personal conditions (or their family members), and enjoy being a part of their […]

A day’s worth of meals… (100% organic, hooray!)

Breakfast = quinoa and amaranth with walnuts, and locally grown lacinato kale from Ma’o Organic Farm (www.maoorganicfarms.com), Lunch = brown rice with azuki beans, arame with broccoli, kiriboshi daikon with onion, carrots, and shiitake, and organic natto Snack = a juicy organic Valencia orange and a fleshy sweet organic aprium (part apricot, part plum!) Dinner […]