MACROVegan KITCHEN

I often make my students and clients laugh when I tell them that many people think they have a kitchen because it came with the house! I jest not, health and healing does truly start in your kitchen. It is the MOST important space you occupy.

About the Kitchen


I have posted below some easy to follow guidelines on “setting up your kitchen” “an ingredients list” to transition easily to a MACROVegan diet “a detailed shopping list” and some cooking videos on our MACROVegan TV so you can start immediately and cook with me in your own kitchen. 95% of ingredients used in a MACROVegan diet are readily available from supermarkets. The other 5% of foods from our dietary life choices are based on our teachings from the  principles of Macrobiotics. You may have to purchase some of these products from your natural food store. Please enjoy a selection of recipes from soups to desserts from our RECIPE PAGE.



Energy and restful sleep will come naturally with great health when we look at how healing begins in the kitchen. Even better, come and learn plant based nutrition and cook with me. It’s great fun and educational. We will then sit down, relax and savour the flavours of what we cook together.






Setting up your kitchen

There are some essentials you need in the kitchen to make cooking easy and delicious.


THE ESSENTIALS:

  • A sharp knife – eventually a heavy Japanese vegetable knife is best
  • A stainless-steel wok, saucepans and soup pot
  • Cutting board
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Pickle Press
  • Steamer Basket

STOCK YOUR CUPBOARD WITH:

  • A variety of grains
  • A variety of beans, dried
  • Cooked organic beans
  • Dried sea vegetables
  • Whole wheat bread and pastry flour
  • A variety of noodles
  • Shoyu, tamari, miso, sea salt
  • Umeboshi vinegar, brown rice vinegar
  • Rice mirin
  • Sweeteners: rice syrup, barley malt, maple syrup
  • Fresh tofu and dried tofu
  • Boxed silken tofu for sauces and creams
  • A variety of snacks from the health-food store


THINGS YOU MAY ALREADY HAVE IN YOUR KITCHEN:

  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Colander
  • Slotted spoons
  • Wooden spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Steamer basket or bamboo steamer
  • Sushi mats
  • Chopsticks

STOCK YOUR KITCHEN WITH:

  • Tempeh
  • Whole wheat or spelt tortillas
  • Organic apple juice
  • Agar agar seaweed flakes
  • Kudzu
  • Frozen fruit for winter desserts
  • Dried fruit
  • Raw vegetables for snacking
  • Homemade or good quality store-bought dips made of tofu, beans, etc.
  • Store-bought or home-made hummus
  • All-fruit jams


MACROVegan Shopping List

This shopping list is something to works towards, so do not be overwhelmed and feel you must rush off to the shops and buy everything today. It is, however, a good idea to start replacing items from your kitchen cupboard with all these ‘new’ delicious healthy ingredients below.


GRAINS:

  • Short Grain Brown Rice
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Buckwheat
  • Barley
  • Steel Cut Oats (Pinhead Oatmeal)
  • Basmati Rice
  • Bulgur
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Rice Flour
  • Buckwheat Flour
  • Udon Noodles
  • Soba Noodles

SEA VEGETABLES:

  • Arame
  • Dulse
  • Hijiki
  • Kombu
  • Nori
  • Wakame
  • Any local fresh varieties

NUTS AND SEEDS:

  • Chia
  • Hemp
  • Flax
  • Pumpkin
  • Sesame
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Almonds
  • Pecans

BEANS:

  • Chickpeas
  • Black Beans
  • Adzuki Beans
  • Cannoli Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Red Lentils
  • Brown Lentils
  • Green Lentils
  • Mung Beans
  • Kidney Beans


TEAS, EXOTICS, HERBS AND SPICES:

  • Agar-Agar
  • Almond Extract
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Kukicha Twig Tea
  • Brown Rice Vinegar
  • Dried Burdock Root
  • Dried Daikon
  • Dried Lotus Root
  • Dried Maitake Mushrooms
  • Dried Shitake Mushrooms
  • Kuzu
  • Rice Mirin
  • Selection of Dried Herbs
  • Brown Rice Vinegar
  • Umeboshi Paste
  • Umeboshi Plums
  • Umeboshi Vinegar
  • Unrefined Sea Salt
  • Vanilla Extract

NUT BUTTERS & OILS:

  • Tahini
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Toasted Dark Sesame Oil
  • Sesame Oil

SWEETENERS:

  • Barley Malt Syrup
  • Brown Rice Syrup
  • Dried Fruit (Raisins, Figs and Prunes)
  • Maple Syrup

SOY FOODS:

  • Shoyu
  • Tamari
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Brown Rice Miso or Barley Miso
  • Sweet White Miso

Always buy organic, local and in season when possible.

Cooking with Devotion – I Cook, Therefore, I Am

Good food requires more than top-notch ingredients and creative recipes. I believe that the energy of the cook makes a huge impact on the food we eat. Cooking with love and eating with gratitude is my mantra. Cooking wakens up your senses. When we cook, we connect with nature as we feed ourselves through the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood that constitutes the MACROVegan Human Ecology Diet. This is the only true way to nourish ourselves from the inside out.

My next cooking and nutrition workshop – Saturday 21st July 9.00a.m. to 5.30p.m. £250 includes lunch, tasters of all dishes, recipe sheets, educational hand-outs, yoga, 3 presentations and home remedies class.


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