Posts Tagged ‘macrobiotic’

Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Shiitake mushrooms are loaded with chitosan, a natural component that is said to attract fat and cause it not to be turned into blubber on your thighs, hips or middle. They also have a lot of antioxidants. Plus they are delicious.

We have adapted this recipe from Christina Pirello’s macrobiotic cookbook. Don’t let the macrobiotic designation deter you–she has hundreds of recipes in there, and a large number of them are delicious and not weird at all. I highly recommend this book if you are into healthy and yummy and vegan, vegetarian, or just minimal meat and animal products. Please leave a comment and ask about any recipe you are unsure about.

Miso soup that tastes good

I always wondered why the miso soup in restaurants tasted so good and mine was just barely edible. One day I observed that the miso soup at my favorite Japanese restaurant (Aomatsu) was lighter colored than the stuff that I made at home. Next time I shopped for miso I got mild white miso instead of the darker Hacho stuff I had been using. Read the rest of this entry »