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Leslie, Mie, and Reni

Leslie, Mie, and Reni Originally uploaded by macro808. Reni and I got to see our respected teachers Mie and Hiroyuki Naka at the KI Summer Conference. Here’s beautiful and talented Mie. Does she look about 16 years old? She’s 43!

Reni, Leslie, Paige

Reni, Leslie, Paige Originally uploaded by macro808. I’m so lucky to have two such wonderful macrobiotic friends. Thanks, Reni, for coming to visit, and thanks, Paige, for all the time we worked together!

Cooking Class Team

Cooking Class Team Originally uploaded by macro808. Paige (left) and I (right) co-managed a team of 8 cooking class volunteers. These were a few of our great team members, Kevin, Ceri, Barbara, and Anita. They helped us a lot doing a really demanding job.

Leslie at the Kushi Institute in Becket

Leslie at the Kushi Institute in Becket Originally uploaded by macro808. This was my first ever trip to the KI. I was super exhausted after a week of working 12 to 17 hour days non-stop as the KI Summer Conference Cooking Class Team Leader. The reason for going up was to help put away the […]

A message from the KI Summer Conference

“Macrobios Global” spoken by Michio Kushi on 7/29/2006 at the Kushi Institute Summer Conference Michio’s Goals 1) Health recovery in the next 2 years. His ascending colon was 98% blocked which caused a water control problem for him. Since they removed part of the upward colon, where it was attached to his small intestine and […]

An Inconvenient Truth

Roger Ebert, perhaps the country’s premier movie reviewer,said in his review of this film [An Inconvenient Truth]: “In 39 years, I have never written thesewords in a movie review, but here they are: You owe it to yourself tosee this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you shouldexplain to them why you […]

Macrobiotic “yajna”: eco spirituality

Whenever I read my yoga magazines, I find so much overlap with what I learned in my macrobiotic studies. I loved this excerpt from Yoga International’s March 2006 issue called Re-enchantment by Sandra Anderson. It said: The Ritual of Life “Yajna is ritual fire sacrifice on the one hand, but it’s more general meaning is […]

Quinoa, cranberry, and pecan pilaf

Quinoa, cranberry, and pecan pilaf Originally uploaded by macro808. I LOVE quinoa. How did life get so far along without knowing about this? I tried it for the first time about 3 years ago. It’s becoming more popular these days, and I often read about this being a good grain for people who want to […]

Tempeh curry

Tempeh curry Originally uploaded by macro808. I’ve been looking for macro things to make for non-macro people and this was one of the yummy ones. It’s great with brown rice.

Delicious dinner

One dinner Originally uploaded by macro808. Let’s see, what did we have…? It was lentil loaf, millet mashed potatoes and gravy, arame with apple juice, brown rice, and steamed carrots and squash. Yum!