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WHOLE GRAINS: Buckwheat Salad Can Reduce Heat. What?

There’s been a long-standing prejudice toward buckwheat in the macrobiotic teachings. This is unfortunate as buckwheat can be a very nice addition to one’s whole grain repertoire. The macrobiotic view of many over the last 15 years has maintained a stubborn stance that buckwheat will make a person “too yang.” And since so many have developed a fear of being too yang, buckwheat is avoided....

WHOLE GRAINS: Barley-Vegetable Salad with Ginger Sauce

(using leftover barley) 3 cups cooked barley ½ cup carrots, diced ¼ cup celery, diced ¼ cup red onion, diced ¼ cup red radish, halved and thinly sliced ¼ cup sweet corn, removed from the cob ¼ cup green peas or green beans 5 shiitake mushrooms, soaked and diced ½ cup cooked chickpeas ¼ cup seitan, diced water 1. Place the cooked barley, chickpeas, red onion, red radish, celery, and chick­peas in a mixing bowl. 2....

WHOLE GRAINS: Millet and Chickpeas Salad

(using leftover millet and chickpeas) 3 cups cooked millet 1 cup cooked chickpeas ½ cup red onion, diced ½ cup green peas, shelled ¼ cup carrot, diced 1 Tbsp burdock, diced ½ cup sweet corn, removed from cob (or ½ cup frozen organic corn) 1 Tbsp chives, scallion, or parsley, chopped 3 umeboshi plums, pits removed 3 Tbsp organic roasted tahini 1 Tbsp onion, finely grated ¾ cup water 1. Place the millet, chickpeas,...

WHOLE GRAINS: Sweet ‘n Easy Brown Rice

Sweet ‘n Easy Brown Rice Ingredients • 1 medium yellow onion, diced • 1 medium carrot, cut into matchsticks • 2 teaspoons sesame oil (toasted or regular) • 3-4 cups cooked short-grain brown rice • 2 teaspoons ginger juice from freshly grated ginger • 1 scallion, cut into thin strips • Shoyu (natural soy sauce) to taste Preparation 1. Heat the oil in a skillet. 2. .Saute onions for 2-3 minutes. 3. Add carrot...

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