By Terry Shintani, M.D., J.D., M.P.H. President, Hawaii Heath Foundation What if you could reduce your need for medication in just 10 days? What if, at the same time, you saw your weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and chronic pain decrease, and your energy increase while eating more food? This is how I believe […]
Earlier this morning, I went to my favorite health food store to purchase all the necessary ingredients for my cooking class, Refreshing Summer Dishes. One of the items on my list was polenta, and so I browsed the bulk section in search of it. I go to the bulk section first because I can find […]
If anyone ever told me that eating healthy meant not being able to have dessert, I just wouldn’t do it! It’s important to enjoy life, and we can do that in part by including better quality foods in our diet! This is a tofu and chocolate “cheesecake” that I baked this weekend. Cheers!
When I lived in Japan, one of the tastiest menus that I learned was how to prepare the traditional New Year’s food. First introduced during the Heinan Period, osechi-ryori is basically a bento (boxed lunch) prepared in advance, stored in a cool place, and reheated when it is to be eaten during the first three […]
Thanks again to Ruth for sharing her photos from the afternoon cooking class! I had some help rolling everything up for everyone so that we could move on to the next recipe. Looking forward to next week’s class, Lunch: Gourmet Bento Box Items
Today in the Healthy Back to School Lunch Box cooking class another one of the items on the menu was brown rice sushi. I brought home the leftover ingredients made up some extra pieces for my lunch on Monday – brown rice, natural ginger pickles, ume, carrots, tofu, and cucumber. I used to think that […]
In this photo, you see some items ready for my lunch on Friday. I pressure cooked some brown rice with azuki beans and a little bit of barley, and when it was done, mixed it with some shiso kombu furikake and sesame seeds. Here are the onigiri waiting to be wrapped up into some nori. […]
Come out on Sunday to the new Haleiwa Farmer’s Market and check out my booth, Macrobiotic Hawaii, by Leslie Ashburn for information about how macrobiotics provides a comprehensive and effective approach towards establishing and maintaining improved physical, mental, and spiritual health. Eat delicious, happy-to-be-alive vegan macrobiotic bentos that help you live your “great life”. If […]