Whole Foods Cooking Sitemap - Page 2 2016-09-26

Spaghetti Squash With Spinach and Basil Pesto Sauce
Spaghetti Squash With Spinach and Basil Pesto is a fragrant, delicious and easy option for a quick meal

Spaghetti Squash With Sauteed Vegetables
Spaghetti Squash With Sauteed Vegetables is a delicious and easy option for a quick, grain free meal.

Pasta Primavera Recipe, Recipe for Pasta Primavera
This light and easy whole foods recipe for pasta primavera (pasta with spring vegetables) is a perfect warm weather starter or entre. Prepare this recipe as is or add a sprinkling of crumbled goat cheese for a bit of creamy flavor.

Sweet Baked Spaghetti Squash With Spices and Thai Basil
This whole foods recipe for sweet baked spaghetti squash with spices and Thai basil is a wonderful - and slightly surprising- sweet/spicy/savory way to prepare spaghetti squash.

Sweet Baked Delicata Squash with Chili Spices Recipe, Recipe for Sweet Baked Delicata Squash with Chili Spices
This whole foods recipe for sweet baked delicata squash with chili spices is a wonderful sweet/spicy/savory way to prepare delicata or any other hard winter squash. The squash is rubbed with spices, drizzled with a bit of olive oil and agave, and baked to perfection. This is a perfect side for fall entrees, and is an excellent holiday dish as well.

Grain Free Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes With Berry Sauce: A Perfect Brunch
These Lemon Poppyseed Pancakes With Berry Sauce make a perfect (and easy) brunch dish and are a lovely treat for a grain free meal.

Fresh Berry Sauce
This quick and easy fresh, raw berry sauce makes a fabulous topper for all sorts of desserts and is a snap for dressing them up.

Our Favorite Brunch Dishes
We love brunch, and the recipes that follow are a slow and easy, healthy and satisfying way to make a special meal.

Buckwheat Crepes Recipe, Recipe for Buckwheat Crepes
This simple recipe for buckwheat crepes is wonderful for Sunday brunch or any time you want a special breakfast. Because this is a “neutral” recipe, the crepes can be filled with either savory or sweet fillings. It is of course an option to add some lemon or orange zest (about a teaspoon) and a couple of tablespoons of agave nectar to make a sweetened batter, but they are just fine as they are.

Spiced Almond and Oat Pancakes Recipe, Recipe for Spiced Almond and Oat Pancakes
This whole foods recipe for delicious spiced almond and oat pancakes makes a nutritious start to the day, and is perfect for a weekend brunch. Serve with sliced bananas or berries, and enjoy! If you prefer vegan pancakes, omit the egg and increase the soy milk by cup. These can easily be made gluten free as well.

Gluten Free Almond Flour Waffles
We love waffles, and these golden and delicious gluten free almond flour waffles (with variations) are no exception.

White Beans and Kale with a Broth Reduction Recipe
This recipe for white beans and kale with a broth reduction means dinner can be ready in ten minutes! While I find it particularly good in the spring and early summer when tender young greens can be found in abundance, this quick meal in a pan is good year round and offers plenty of room for variations.

Kale Salad with Artichokes, Cannellini Beans and Herbs
This quick and easy recipe for kale salad with artichokes, cannellini beans and herbs makes a wonderful year round salad loaded with nutrients

Quick Spinach and Chickpeas With Lemon, Dill and Peperoncino
This quick and easy spinach with chickpeas, lemon, dill and peperoncino can be made in about 10 minutes and is a terrific weekday meal.

Chickpea and Cauliflower Stew With Moroccan Spices
This easy recipe for chickpea and cauliflower stew with Moroccan spices makes a hearty vegan entree or side dish.

North African Chicken and Chickpea Stew Recipe
This recipe for North African Chicken and Chickpea Stew is a hearty dish laced with saffron and spices; chickpeas and tomato round out the mix. Serve the stew with rice, couscous, flatbread or millet. A nice salad will complete a delicious and warming meal.

Vietnamese Style Rice Noodle and Vegetable Soup Bowl: Pho Bowl
This delicious Vietnamese style rice noodle and vegetable soup bowl is low fat, gluten-free, and an excellent choice when you crave warmth without density.

Gluten-Free Vegetable Soup with Cellophane Noodles and Tofu Recipe
This light, flavorful, low fat and gluten-free vegetable soup with cellophane noodles and tofu is great any time of year, but especially during the spring and fall, when our bodies crave warmth but not necessarily hearty density.

Quick White Bean and Kale Soup
This nourishing and warming, quick white bean and kale soup can be ready in 15 minutes and is a great option for cool weather.

No Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bars
This recipe for pumpkin spice energy bars is great for anyone who wants a deeply nourishing high energy snack to carry. They are great for hiking, and make a wonderful mid-afternoon snack for adults and kids alike.

Pear and Goat Cheese Salad With Toasted Pecans and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
This bright and easy pear, radicchio and baby greens salad with nuts and white balsamic dressing is a snap to prepare.

Lobster and Corn Bruschetta
Crisp and crunchy, naturally sweet and popping with flavor, lobster and corn bruschetta is a fabulous dish for entertaining.

The Power of Greens: How to Eat More Green Leafy Vegetables
Leafy greens give us powerful nutrition from abundant chlorophyll, phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Learn how to eat more of these life loving plants. Your body will thank you!

Yin and Yang in the Macrobiotic Diet
You'll find an introduction to the concept of yin and yang as it applies to food in general, and in the macrobiotic diet and cooking.

Apple Kiwi Superpower Green Smoothie Recipe
This potent anti-inflammatory smoothie recipe is chock full of anti-oxidants and gives new meaning to the old phrase

Latkes All Dressed Up
Latkes (potato pancakes) are traditional for Hanukkah, but whether you are Jewish or not, celebrating Hanukkah or not, latkes are delicious savory treats.

Spiced Bourbon Persimmon Bread
Dense and delicious, this spiced bourbon persimmon bread makes the perfect gift for the holidays, when persimmons have their brief season.

Kombu Bonito Dashi (Fish Stock) Recipe, Recipe for Kombu Bonito Dashi (Fish Stock)
Kombu Bonito Dashi (Fish Stock)is a base recipe for many macrobiotic soups, but can be served alone as a clear broth or with soba noodles, vegetables, and green onions. This smoky broth is easy to prepare, flavorful, healthy and versatile. This particular version is an excellent base for seafood soups as well.

Kombu Dashi (Stock) Recipe, Recipe for Kombu Dashi (Stock)
This recipe for macrobiotic kombu dashi is a mother stock for miso and other soups requiring broth. it can be used as a base for any of the soup recipes on this site.

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
This warming, creamy, nutrient rich macrobiotic cauliflower and sweet potato soup is perfect for fall, and hearty enough to be a light meal. Sweet potatoes and carrots give it a beautiful pale orange hue, and it keeps well for 3-4 days, refrigerated.

The Alkaline Diet
The medical community has established that an alkaline diet rich in plant foods is key to longevity, but maintaining an alkaline diet is increasingly difficult in modern western culture. Complex alkalizing minerals are contained in abundance in vegetables and a selection of fruits, yet convenience foods, soda, and excess proteins have replaced them.

Sesame Tahini Halva Recipe
Halvah (or halva), a sesame sweetmeat found throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and even into Asia and India, is perhaps one of the most nutritious whole foods sweets we can make. It is rich in protein, polyunsaturated fats, calcium, iron, magnesium, and plant sterols. Just as importantly for people with a sweet tooth, it’s delicious and can be flavored with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, rosewater or orange oil.

Cucumber, Tomato and Basil Salad Recipe
This cooling cucumber, tomato and basil salad recipe is a summer favorite. Cucumbers, tomatoes, basil, red onion and light balsamic vinaigrette make for an exceptional summer side salad that is even better served on a bed of arugula.

Raw Lemon Garlic Marinated Kale Recipe
This raw whole foods recipe for marinated kale with lemon and garlic is a quick, easy and truly delicious way to eat your greens. Be sure to choose smaller and younger leaves of kale for this dish, as they will yield a tender dish.

Side Dishes We Love For the Holidays
These 10 easy side dishes make great additions to any holiday table.

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
One of the easiest side dishes imaginable, roasted brussels sprouts are a tasty and very nutritious side dish for fall and winter dinners.

Crispy Rice Balls
These sweet snacks serve multiple functions. They are a healthy sweet treat for kids of all ages, a macrobiotic version of Rice Krispy Treats. They are an easy and fun way to keep your kids occupied in the kitchen. Last, but not least, they are a great grab-and-go snack for a quick energy boost.

Quinoa with Mushrooms and Ginger
This quinoa pilaf is one of my very favorite side dishes. Quinoa is very high in protein and calcium, with a strong amino acid profile. This dish has an additional benefit: mushrooms bolster immunity, cleanse the blood, and remove toxins from the body.

Cold and Flu Soup
This soup is a home remedy that works wonders when you are under the weather. It helps with colds and flu, as well as with overindulgence in food and drink. The cayenne, garlic and ginger work synergistically to stimulate circulation and mild sweating, and are helpful at moving fevers out of the body.

Simple Miso Soup
Miso is a salty fermented soybean paste that is then aged anywhere from 6 months to more than 2 years. Always buy unpasteurized miso, as it is a live food, and should never be boiled. I generally recommend light or red miso, as they are milder and less salty than the darker varieties. Light miso is best for warm weather, and the red is a good pick for moderate climates or year round use.

Vegan Minestrone Recipe, Recipe for Vegan Minestrone
This vegetarian variation of the classic Italian “big soup” is a hearty and delicious one-pot meal. We’ve made this without pasta, and with rice noodles for a gluten-free option, and it is as delicious as the more traditional semolina pasta version. Adding the pasta at the end helps it retain some texture and firmness. Feel free to vary the vegetables according to what you have in your fridge at the moment.

Beet Salad With Arugula, Walnuts, Goat Cheese and Thyme-Lemon Vinaigrette
This lovely salad of roasted beets with greens, toasted walnuts, goat cheese and lemon-thyme vinaigrette can easily be adapted for a vegan palate simply by substituting out the goat cheese.

Vegan Coconut Caramel Sauce
This lusciously silky, easy, vegan coconut caramel sauce is ready in just over 5 minutes and is a wonderful dessert sauce.

Basic Raw Vegan Cheese
Creamy, rich and delicious, and a wonderful blank canvas for other flavors, this recipe for basic raw vegan cheese is very easy to make.

Pumpkin Risotto With Aromatic Herbs
Pumpkin (or butternut squash) is gently cooked with optional leeks, arborio rice and aromatic herbs for a delicious and warming fall risotto.

Spiced Pumpkin French Toast With Gluten Free and Vegan Options
Spiced Pumpkin French Toast With Gluten Free and Vegan Options is a delicious healthier version of French toast, and is great for fall or winter brunch.

Cooking with Apples
Fall offers up an incredible abundance of apples: tart, sweet, juicy, crisp, complex and just plain delicious. These wonderful fruits can be eaten raw or cooked, though the latter are easier to digest.

Cooking with Apples
Fall offers up an incredible abundance of apples: tart, sweet, juicy, crisp, complex and just plain delicious. These wonderful fruits can be eaten raw or cooked, though the latter are easier to digest.

Gluten Free Banana Oat Bread
This moist, delicious, gluten and dairy free recipe for banana oat bread is rich with spices, nuts and almond meal for a great breakfast or teatime snack.

Lentil Stew With Wild Mushrooms, Root Vegetables and Greens
This earthy, warming lentil stew with wild mushrooms, root vegetables and greens is perfect for the cool days of fall and winter's chill.

Hangover Helper Spinach and Pineapple Smoothie
This fast hangover helper smoothie is a great antidote to last night's overindulgences. Coconut water, spinach and pineapple with a touch of lime rehydrate the system rapidly and give your aching body a jolt of energy.

Herb Marinated Broiled Salmon with Saffron Braised Fennel
This relatively easy recipe for herb marinated broiled salmon with saffron braised fennel is a feast for the taste buds, and super healthy to boot.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Squash and Cauliflower With Moroccan Spices
This easy side dish of roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower with a Moroccan spice blend is perfect for cool evenings year round.

Lemon Curd Tart With Almond Crust
This recipe for lemon tart with gluten free, grain free almond crust is nearly fail proof and makes a great dessert for entertaining or offering to friends.

Acorn Squash With Curry, Coconut Milk and Vegetables
This recipe for Acorn Squash With Curry, Coconut Milk and Vegetables is ready in about 30 minutes,and is a nourishing, comforting dish for a cool evening.

Cauliflower and Pumpkin Soup With Turmeric and Cilantro
This recipe for vegan cauliflower and pumpkin soup is naturally creamy and scented with turmeric and cilantro.

Curried Cauliflower Soup Recipe, Recipe for Curried Cauliflower Soup
This naturally creamy, macrobiotic cauliflower soup is scented with mild curry and cilantro. I have seen the most die-hard cauliflower haters change their minds after eating this soup, and I can never seem to make a big enough pot of it: everyone comes back for seconds.

Pomegrante Kanten Recipe
Kanten is a cross between pudding and Jell-O, and this version is exceptional when made with fresh pomegranate juice from the farmer's market. You can add fresh blackberries, blueberries or raspberries to this exquisite dessert to add color and additional texture.

Cinnamon Apple Kanten
Kanten is a cross between pudding and Jell-O, and this version is exceptional when made with fresh apple cider from the farmer's market. Cinnamon stick and cloves give it a warming, but subtle, scent of spice.

Raw “Pasta” with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce Recipe
For anyone who is giving flour a rest, this simple recipe for raw “pasta” with sun dried tomato sauce is an easy and satisfying fix. Julienne butternut squash and zucchini are tenderized with a bit of sea salt, then rinsed, dried, and tossed with a rich and delicious sauce.

Grilled Tofu and Vegetable Kebabs Recipe, Recipe for Grilled Tofu and Vegetable Kebabs
The aroma and flavor of grilled tofu and vegetable kebabs will satisfy our desire for grilled food almost every time. The ingredients are marinated in tamari, ginger, and sesame oil, and the kebabs take only 8 minutes to cook.

Recipe for Mexican Style Grilled Corn with Lime, Chili, and Queso Blanco
This delicious whole foods recipe for Mexican style grilled corn with lime, chili and queso blanco may change your relationship with corn forever. Queso blanco is a hard, white, grating cheese found in the dairy case of any market that sells Latin products. If you don’t have a grill, roasting the corn at 450’ for about 15 minutes is a passable substitute.

Stewed Red Lentils with East Indian Spices Recipe
This easy recipe for stewed red lentils with East Indian spices takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is full of anti-inflammatory ingredients. It is wonderful eaten with steamed grains but also makes a great soup with the addition of a little extra liquid.

Spiced Red Lentil Coconut Soup with Chili and Greens
Fragrant and delicious, rich with spices, coconut milk and fresh cilantro, this whole foods, gluten free, vegan recipe for spiced red lentil coconut soup with chili and greens is a favorite in my kitchen.

Middle Eastern Red Lentil Soup Recipe
Creamy, fragrant and delicious, this whole foods recipe for Middle Eastern red lentil soup has become a staple in my kitchen. It is lighter than most bean soups, with an interestingly complex flavor enhanced by a touch of lemon when serving. It makes a light, easy supper when served with pita or naan and a salad.

Macrobiotic Moroccan Lentils Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Moroccan Lentils
This is a macrobiotic adaptation of Christine Benlafquih's Moroccan lentil recipe. It is much milder, and doesn't have the spicy richness of the original recipe, but can satisfy the desire for ethnic food.

Lentil Stew with Fall Vegetables Recipe, Recipe for Lentil Stew with Fall Vegetables
This hearty recipe for a stew of lentils and fall vegetables is vegan stunner; it has layers of almost meaty flavor and can be served on its own, with steamed grains, or over polenta. Make plenty, as this stew will have people coming back for seconds, and freezes well.

Easy Steel Cut Oats with Flax and Fruit Recipe, Recipe for Easy Steel Cut Oats with Flax and Fruit
This whole foods recipe for steel cut oats with flax and fruit is great for busy people, because you have the option of soaking them overnight and having breakfast ready for you in the morning. Steel cut oats are chopped whole oats, less processed than our more familiar oatmeal, and leagues ahead of the instant variety. Many people avoid steel cut oats because of the cooking time required, but with this painless recipe you can make a big pot and reheat them as needed.

Whole Foods Provencal Style Sea Bass with Tomato, Dijon and Herbs Recipe, Recipe for Provencal Style Sea Bass with Tomato, Dijon and Herbs
Any firm white fish can be used in this delicious whole foods recipe for Provencal style sea bass with tomato, Dijon mustard and herbs. This is delicious, simple, country French cooking at its best, and makes an excellent entre for a dinner party.

The Avocado Toast
Avocado toast can be a small work of art, a tiny canvas on which to paint layers of flavor ranging from the ultra simple to the complex.

Ginger Drink Recipe, Recipe for Ginger Drink
This lovely ginger drink recipe is a variation on African ginger beer. It is refreshing when served chilled with sparkling water in hot weather; and is a warming brew served piping hot on a chilly day.

Crazy For Coconut
Coconut lends itself to smoothies and soups, entrees and desserts. The list that follows covers all these culinary bases and more.

Desserts We Love for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving can be a slow food feast with desserts that are both satisfying and healthier than the American norm. We have a whole list of wonderful treats that range from low-fat to gluten-free, low sugar to vegan to just plain yummy. They can be paired with whipped cream for more traditional folks, or vegan dessert sauces for the health-conscious crowd. There is something here for everyone on your list!

The GMO Maelstrom of 2011
In the storm of activity surrounding the Organic Consumer Alliance’s (OCA's) incendiary accusation that the CEOs of Whole Foods (WF), Stonyfield Farm, and Organic Valley (OV) collectively caved in to Monsanto, I received communications from both Organic Valley and Stonyfield Farms asking for fair airtime on their side of the story.

David Wolfe and the Longevity Now Conference
Living foods educator David Wolfe is a dedicated advocate for health information and empowerment. His biannual Longevity Now Conference in Costa Mesa, California is an exciting opportunity for newcomers and professionals alike to gain cutting edge information on advances in the field of longevity, peak performance and anti-aging. Read on for a deeper look at the man behind this extraordinary event.

Raw Tomato and Sweet Red Pepper Sauce Recipe
This zesty, flavorful raw tomato sweet and red pepper sauce is great for a raw lasagna, cooked or raw pasta, a salsa for tacos, or as a topping for grilled fish or tofu.

Gluten Free Biscotti with Almonds and Dried Fruit Recipe
These crisp gluten free almond and fruit biscotti are absolutely delicious, and you'll be hard pressed to discern that they're gluten free. Gently scented with anise seed and lemon, and generously studded with almonds and dry fruit, they are a wonderful treat for home or gifting.

Blueberry and Baby Greens Salad with Nuts and White Balsamic Vinaigrette
This bright and easy blueberry and baby greens salad with nuts and white balsamic dressing is a snap to prepare and makes a great starter or entree salad.

7 Chakra Juices and Smoothies
Just for fun I’ve developed juices and smoothies for the colors of the 7 chakras. The word chakra means wheel or vortex in the ancient language Sanskrit, and is used in energy medicine and energy anatomy to identify spinning vortexes that connect our bodies to the energy of the universe.

Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad
Cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, mixed sweet herbs and red onion are bathed in a light balsamic vinaigrette.

Fruity Beauty Youth Elixir Smoothie
This simple Fruity Beauty Youth Elixir Smoothie recipe is chock full of antioxidants, vitamins, healthy plant protein, essential fatty acids and electrolytes. It’s guaranteed to take 10 years off your face instantly! (Just kidding)....

Chopped Vegetable Salad
This yummy, crunchy chopped, raw vegetable salad is full of super-nutrients and allows plenty of room for variations.

Whole Foods Cooking and Recipes
This section contains recipes that are not macrobiotic, or are pushing the parameters of what can be defined as macrobiotic. You'll find recipes including poultry, some dairy, chocolate and eggs here.

Broiled Salmon With Mustard Sauce Recipe
White fish such as tilapia, snapper or halibut can be substituted for salmon in this tangy, French-inspired recipe for broiled salmon with mustard sauce. Dijon mustard mixes with fresh herbs to create a zesty topping for seafood, tofu, or poultry. Serve this dish with greens, sweet potatoes and roasted veggies for a lovely dinner.

Celery Root Remoulade
Celery root remoulade (celeri remoulade) is an iconic French salad, sort of a French version of coleslaw, with a creamy, mayonnaise based dressing.

Pea, Mache, and Endive Salad with Sweet Herbs and Lemon Vinaigrette
This pea, mache and endive salad with sweet herbs and lemon vinaigrette is truly an ode to spring, and should be made with tender young peas.

Steam Sautéed Summer Squash With Sweet Herbs Recipe
Quick, light, and fragrant with sweet herbs, this recipe for steam sauted summer squash can be made with any yellow or green variety of sweet squash.

Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric, Curry Spices, Shallots and Herbs
This recipe for roasted cauliflower with turmeric, curry spices, shallot and herbs is ready in under 20 minutes and is a great side dish for any kind of entertaining as well as every day

Raw Spanish Style Cauliflower “Rice Pilaf” recipe
Raw foods recipe writers have made a habit of naming new dishes after foods they actually don’t have much relationship to, and this grain free recipe for raw Spanish style cauliflower “rice pilaf” is no exception. This assertively seasoned side dish makes a wonderful accompaniment to a vegan, grain free entrée or salad, and can be served cold, room temperature or slightly warm.

Anti-Inflammatory Coconut Chlorophyll Green Smoothie Recipe
This ant-inflammatory coconut chlorophyll green smoothie recipe combines coconut water, liver cleansing greens and spices with chlorophyll rich green powder in a powerful healing drink.

Fat Burning Nopal Cactus Green Cocktail Smoothie
This fat burning nopal cactus green cocktail smoothie recipe is a variation on a smoothie we see at our local farmer's market.

Vegetarian Brazilian Feijoada - Black Bean Stew
Brazilian Feijoada is a recipe for black bean stew originally developed by slaves to use lesser cuts of meat. We’re giving this fragrant dish a happier –and whole foods vegan- fate by transforming it into a rich and aromatic black bean stew with seitan and vegetables. The dish requires a bit of work, but the result is well worth it. You can freeze any leftover stew for another time.

Wild Rice Salad With Pistachios and Mint
This simple and versatile recipe for wild rice with pistachios and mint makes a lovely three season side dish for spring, summer or fall.

Roasted Figs, Brie, Walnuts and Baby Greens Salad Recipe
This recipe for a salad of roasted figs, Brie, walnuts and baby greens is a luscious and rich starter, and also makes a great brunch salad. It works equally well with other cheeses such as chevre, Humboldt Fog, Ricotta Salata or Manchego, which gives you the option of a goat or sheep cheese if you don’t eat cow cheeses.

Creamy Sweet Potato and Kale Soup Recipe
This creamy sweet potato and kale soup recipe is power-packed with nutrients: beta-carotene from the sweet potatoes; calcium minerals, and fiber from the kale. It is strengthening for both the spleen and liver.

Strawberry, Avocado, Endive and Baby Spinach Salad Recipe
I call this recipe for Strawberry, Avocado , Endive and Baby Spinach Salad with White Balsamic Vinaigrette the California Love Affair. Sweet, juicy berries mingle with smooth, nutty avocado for an interesting dance of taste and texture.

Pan Seared Tofu and Green Beans with Garlic and Ginger
Toasted sesame oil, ginger, garlic and tamari transform this recipe for pan seared tofu and green beans into a delicious entre that even meat eaters enjoy. Serve with brown rice, millet or quinoa and a simple carrot and mint salad for a quick, easy meal.

Fish in Parchment With Dill and Fennel Recipe
This parchment steamed fish entre recipe melds the mild anise flavor of fennel with lemon, shallots and dill. Fennel sweetens as it cooks, losing its intensity, and is good for the lungs and for digestion.

Wild Rice Salad with Tofu and Vegetables Recipe
This delicious and easy recipe for wild rice salad with tofu and veggies is a great way to use leftover cooked rice.

Spiced Coconut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe, Recipe for Spiced Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
This chewy, spiced coconut oatmeal cookie recipe is not like Grandma used to make, but is a healthy, wholesome vegan version. Try adding dried cherries, or dark chopped chocolate instead of raisins for a decadent twist.

Macrobiotic Red Bean Soup Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Red Bean Soup
This recipe for rustic, hearty, macrobiotic red bean soup sticks to your ribs in cool and cold weather. Try adding cooked pasta for a healthy version of Pasta e Fagioli, the classic Italian pasta and bean soup. This soup is even better the next day, and freezes very well.

Glazed Beets Recipe, Recipe for Glazed Beets
This recipe yields a delicious macrobiotic glazed beet side dish, which can stand alone or be used on salads, or served with sauted greens. I consider beets to be another one of the super-vegetables. These keep well, so consider doubling the recipe if you like beets.

Tempeh Veggie Burger Recipe With Mock Tartar Sauce
These zesty little tempeh veggie burger patties make a delicious first or main course. Serve with Mock Tartar Sauce, and a light salad for a perfect spring meal.

Cinnamon Amaranth Grits Recipe, Recipe for Cinnamon Amaranth Grits
This recipe for cinnamon amaranth grits is exceptionally high in protein and calcium, and is strengthening to the lungs. Amaranth is another of the ancient grains, and was a staple food of the Aztec Indians. If you find the flavor of amaranth alone to be too intense in this amaranth grits recipe, try mixing it with rice, steel cut oats, or cracked wheat.

Glazed Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Recipe, Recipe for Glazed Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts
This colorful recipe for sweet winter squash and Brussels sprouts is steam braised first, then finished over a higher flame to “glaze” or caramelize the vegetables slightly. The finished product is sweet and pungent, lightly scented with fresh rosemary, and a perfect macrobiotic holiday side dish.

Spiced Holiday Apple Cranberry Sauce Recipe
This lightly sweetened spiced cranberry sauce recipe is fragrant with orange zest, ginger, and a touch of clove. It is wonderful with baked tofu, tempeh, and even a meaty filet of fish like halibut. Serve with baked squash, green vegetables and a grain pilaf and you’ve got a bright, nourishing holiday meal.

Tofu with Vegetables and Carrot Coconut Sauce Recipe, Recipe for Tofu with Vegetables and Carrot Coconut Sauce
This recipe for tofu, vegetables, and coconut sauce is a departure from classic macrobiotic fare. Coconut is not traditionally used in the strict macrobiotic diet, but on occasion I think it’s a wonderful treat. Carrots and sweet onions are cooked with spices and pureed with coconut milk, yielding a rich, creamy, flavorful sauce.

Cleansing Salad of Spring Greens Recipe, Recipe for Cleansing Salad of Spring Greens
This light, bright cleansing salad of spring greens is chock full of liver cleansing and boosting ingredients. Lemon juice is not strictly macrobiotic, but is good for the liver and is used for its alkaline properties. This salad helps alkalize our systems and is full of live enzymes. Make sure that all of your veggies are organic.

Vegetable and Soba Soup
This light, broth soup is great any time of year, but especially during the spring and fall, when our bodies crave warmth but not necessarily density. Soba noodles and carrots nourish the liver, and the cabbage is great for digestion. The garlic, shallots, ginger and shiitakes all give an extra boost to the immune system, too.

Pasta With Arugula, Garlic, and Olive Oil Recipe
Italians have a wonderful understanding of the value of simplicity, and this recipe for pasta with arugula, garlic, and olive oil is a perfect example of that philosophy. Take good pasta, good olive oil, fresh greens and a little garlic, and you’ve got a stunningly simple and delicious pasta course

Brown Rice Salad with Walnuts and Currants Recipe, Recipe for Brown Rice Salad with Walnuts and Currants
This quick and easy recipe for brown rice salad with walnuts and currants is a great way to use leftover cooked rice. Wild, black, wehani, Bhutanese, basmati, and regular brown rices are all well suited to this recipe, which can be made in about 5 minutes once the rice is cooked.

Roasted Cauliflower with Shallots and Herbs
This recipe elevates the lowly cauliflower to new heights. Roasting gives it a caramelized, herb-infused sweetness. This dish is best when the cauliflower is cooked but still firm, and should be eaten the day it is made.

Curried Cauliflower, Japanese Yam and Potatoes Recipe, Recipe for Curried Cauliflower, Japanese Yam and Potatoes
This delicious whole foods recipe for curried cauliflower, Japanese yam and potatoes is a spin on a traditional East Indian dish (aloo gobi). Japanese yam adds a touch of sweetness, but the dish can be made with just potatoes if the yams are not available. Likewise, if potatoes are not part of your diet, use the yams alone.

Sautéed Broccoli Recipe with Tomato, Garlic and Herbs
This whole foods dish is perfect in summer and early fall, when tomatoes are at their best. It can be a side dish, or served with pasta.

Baked Fish With Cilantro Pesto Recipe
This recipe for baked fish and cilantro pesto is a simple, easy way to make a big impact. The pesto can be made ahead of time, and in ten minutes you’ll have a spectacularly flavorful entrée. Serve with soba or brown rice, asparagus or green beans, and a nice beet salad on greens for a fabulous and flavorful meal.

Arugula, Avocado, and Asparagus Salad Recipe
This dish is not only rich in phytonutrients; it is comprised of 3 foods considered to be aphrodisiac by the ancients.

Pasta with Greens. Garlic, Peperoncino and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Italians are the masters of pasta and have a wonderful understanding of the value of simplicity. This recipe for pasta with mixed greens, garlic, peperoncino and sun dried tomatoes is a perfect example of that philosophy.

Green Goddess Smoothie Recipe
This deliciously nourishing green goddess smoothie recipe takes a green base and adds coconut and hulled hemp seeds for body, substance and flavor.

Mixed Vegetable Soup Recipe
This recipe for mixed vegetable soup is a great way to use up odds and ends of veggies that may have accumulated in your fridge. Don’t be afraid to experiment; this is a very forgiving soup and you may find yourself happily surprised by what can happen!

Homemade Vitamin Water Recipes
During the summer we love homemade “vitamin waters”. No need for sweeteners or chemicals, just good water and whatever you add into it. These waters are hydrating and delicious, and a wonderful way to wean off bottled drinks towards pure water.

Red Lentil Soup with Fennel and Leeks Recipe
Fragrant and delicious, rich with chunks of fresh fennel bulb, leeks and baby greens, this whole foods, gluten free, vegan recipe for red lentil soup with fennel and leeks is another favorite in my kitchen.

Raw Chocolate Banana Energy Bars
This recipe for raw chocolate banana superfood energy bars is great for anyone who wants a nutritious snack to carry.

Gluten Free Spiced Apple Quick Bread
My mom often made applesauce cake when we were kids, and this recipe for gluten free spiced apple quick bread or muffins scratches that itch for comforting mother love. It yields a tender and delicious, moist and not too sweet baked good that has won a thumbs up from all of my taste testers.

Gluten Free Morning Glory Carrot Quick Bread or Muffins Recipe
This recipe for gluten free morning glory carrot quick bread or muffins yields a tender and delicious, moist and not too sweet baked good that has won a thumbs up from all of my taste testers.

Recipe for French Blueberry Blackberry Tart, French Blueberry Blackberry Tart Recipe
This quick and easy whole foods recipe for French blueberry blackberry tart is a sure hit for dessert. We make this every summer when berries are at their peak, and I have yet to encounter anyone who doesn’t love it. Add a spoonful of ice cream, coconut cream, or other dessert whip for a rich treat.

Sautéed Summer Vegetables Recipe: Beans, Corn, Okra and Tomatoes with Garlic and Fresh Herbs
I love the flavors of summer, and few things are as delicious as crisp-cooked young okra with corn, yellow or green beans, chopped fresh sun-ripened tomatoes and a scattering of herbs.

Roasted Asparagus and Wild Mushrooms
This easy recipe for roasted asparagus with wild mushrooms is easy, quick, and delicious. The tender stalks and earthy mushrooms are wonderful on their own, or as a topper for salads or grain based dishes.

Sautéed Red and Green Cabbage with Thyme and White Balsamic Vinegar Recipe
This recipe for sautéed red and green cabbage with thyme and white balsamic vinegar makes a very tasty, satisfying side dish that is ready in 10 minutes! It pairs nicely with rice and beans, grilled fish, or simple roasted or grilled meats. On cooler days it’s lovely served with roasted sweet potatoes or winter squash.

One Pot Meals: Pasta with Broccoli, Greens and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto
This easy recipe for pasta with broccoli, greens and sun dried tomato pesto is a great dish if you’re looking for a one-pot meal.

Roasted Beet and White Bean Hummus Recipe
This recipe for roasted beet and white bean hummus is a brilliantly colored and versatile side dish that is perfect for everyday or entertaining.

Rum, Chili and Lime Glazed Chicken Wings
Tangy and sweet, spicy and full flavored, these rum, chili and lime glazed chicken wings have wonderful layers of taste going for them.

Kelp Noodles with Broccoli and Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe
This simple recipe for kelp noodles with broccoli and creamy avocado dressing is a delicious way to prepare them in 5 minutes (no cooking involved).

How To Make Cold Brewed Coffee
Learning how to make smooth, low acid cold brewed coffee is a snap and is a perfect beverage for a hot day.

Gluten Free Chocolate Panforte Recipe, Recipe for gluten Free Chocolate Panforte
This recipe for gluten free chocolate panforte is an adaptation of an ancient recipe. Panforte is an Italian sweet dating back to the Middle Ages, and literally translates as “strong bread”. Dried fruits and nuts are stirred into thick honey syrup and baked into a dense cake with an exceptional shelf life. No one really knows how panforte came about, but I think of it as the original energy bar.

Macrobiotic Jam Dot Cookie Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Jam Dot Cookies
This macrobiotic version of the classic jam dot recipe is a family favorite. Almonds, oats and hazelnut flour with a touch of spice make a delicious spin on what was a butter-and-sugar laden dessert. These cookies can be baked off and frozen; be careful to pack with layers of parchment paper between them so they don’t stick.

Creamy Vegan Cauliflower and Celery Root Soup with Chives Recipe
This recipe for whole foods, vegan, creamy cauliflower and celery root soup with chives is a delicious and warming soup for fall. Leeks and an optional touch of grated horseradish dress up this unique recipe.

Chipotle Aioli: Recipe For Chipotle Mayonnaise
This quick recipe for chipotle aioli (chipotle mayonnaise) yields a smoky and delicious condiment for sandwiches, veggie burgers, salmon or meat burgers; grilled seafood or poultry; or as an add-on to tacos.

Wasabi Aioli - Wasabi Mayonnaise Recipe
This quick whole foods recipe for wasabi aioli is fabulous on grilled fish, tofu, veggie burgers, and meats. It’s also excellent in sandwiches, and holds up well, with a shelf life of a week.

Sesame Tahini Ginger Sauce Recipe
This easy recipe for sesame tahini ginger sauce is very easy to make and incredibly versatile. We love it on salads, steamed rice, broccoli, kale, tofu and even fish.

Baked Fish with Parsley and Tarragon Pesto Marinade
This recipe for baked fish with parsley and tarragon pesto marinade is a simple, easy way to make a big impact. The pesto marinade can be made a day ahead of time, and in less than 15 minutes you’ll have a spectacularly flavorful entrée.

Broiled Salmon with Ginger, Lime and Thai Basil Recipe
This easy entre recipe for broiled salmon with ginger, lime and Thai basil is equally great for every day or a dinner party, and can be ready in 15 minutes.

Wild Salmon Provencal
This stunning whole foods recipe for wild salmon Provencal is equally good for entertaining or a family dinner. The southern French flavors of tomatoes, olives, anchovies and herbs create a fantastic backdrop for any firm fleshed fish or shellfish.

I’m in the Mood For Love:Recipes for Sensual Eating
We’ve all heard about the legends of food-as-aphrodisiac: chocolate, oysters, figs, and truffles are but a few that have been around for thousands of years. The following ingredients are only a partial list of foods purported to strengthen the libido, but they should give you a good start.

Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie Recipe, Recipe for Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie
This Mango Pineapple Green Smoothie recipe is a luscious and buttery smooth green drink that should be made with ripe mangoes in season and golden pineapple for best effect. You can add some Meyer or regular lemon or a bit of fresh ginger root for extra zest. Please remember to use organic produce in any green drink!

Avocado, Arugula, and Feta Salad Recipe, Recipe for Avocado, Arugula, and Feta Salad
This simple avocado, arugula and feta salad recipe is exceptional when made with fresh goat feta and wild or baby arugula. A bit of red onion, fresh basil and baby grape tomatoes round out the mix. Serve with your favorite vinaigrette or a dash of olive oil and lemon.

Sautéed Ramps and Vegetables Recipe, Recipe for Sautéed Ramps and Vegetables
This recipe for sauted ramps and vegetables is as versatile as your imagination. Ramps, or wild leeks, are available in the spring, but can be chopped and frozen for later use. If ramps are not available, substitute young leeks in this recipe, and cook them for five minutes before adding the other vegetables. Try using asparagus, carrots, snap peas, green beans, zucchini, or young greens for this recipe, or any combination of them.

Mediterranean Marinated Kale Recipe, Recipe for Mediterranean Marinated Kale
This quick and easy raw recipe for Mediterranean marinated kale includes red onion, sun dried (or fresh) tomatoes, optional olives, olive oil and lemon juice. The lemon and olive oil naturally tenderize the kale, and yield a fabulous side salad. This dish is wonderful in the spring and summer months, when our bodies naturally need more raw food.

Ginger Sautéed Cabbage Recipe, Recipe for Ginger Sautéed Cabbage
This ginger sauteed cabbage recipe is warming and very tasty, especially when served with sweet potatoes or winter squash. Cabbage is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds, Vitamin C, sulfur and iodine. It helps to heal ulcers, strengthens digestion, and treats constipation.

Gluten Free Stuffed Zucchini Recipe, Recipe for Gluten Free Stuffed Zucchini
This versatile recipe for gluten free stuffed zucchini adapts itself to any number of variations. For extra protein, add cooked lentils or cubed, browned tofu; meat eaters can add 1 cup of crumbled cooked turkey sausage. Variations on the veggies include sweet red peppers, cooked winter squash and any variety of mushrooms. Let your imagination inspire you!

Savory Sautéed Kale
Cooking with olive oil and shallot softens kale's native bitterness. This is a simple, tasty way to get your greens with minimal effort and maximum benefit.Kale is one of the plant kingdom's superfoods and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Curried Winter Squash and Sweet Potato Stew Recipe, Recipe for Curried Winter Squash and Sweet Potato Stew
This West Indian inspired, whole foods squash and sweet potato curry recipe is a wonderful fall/winter entre and is absolutely packed with beta-carotene. The stew does not need much more than fragrant brown basmati rice and some cooked greens to make an excellent meal.

Macrobiotic Pressed Salad Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Pressed Salad
This recipe for macrobiotic pressed salad is indicated for promoting flexibility and can be made anytime of year. Salting and pressing has the effect of

Macrobiotic Nomato Marinara Sauce Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Nomato Marinara Sauce
This hearty nomato sauce recipe is a delicious marinara substitute for macrobiotic or nightshade-sensitive folks. It is great on pasta or as an accompaniment to stuffed vegetables.

Traditional Vegan or Vegetarian Cucumber Raita Recipe
This recipe for traditional vegan or vegetarian cucumber raita is traditionally served with spicy Indian dishes. We love it in the summer with any kind of curry, rice and beans, grain pilaf, or grilled fish. Choose very firm Kirby cukes for their snappy crunch.

Seafood Provencal Recipe, Recipe for Seafood Provencal
This stunning whole foods recipe for seafood Provencal is equally good for entertaining or a family dinner. Tomatoes, olives, anchovies and herbs create a fantastic, southern French backdrop for any white fish or shellfish.

Marinated Cucumber Pickles Recipe, Recipe for Marinated Cucumber Pickles
This easy whole foods recipe for crunchy, zesty marinated cucumber pickles is cooling, hydrating and healing for the kidneys and liver. We love these in the summer and always keep a jar on hand for snacks. Unlike regular pickles, these only need to marinate a few hours, and the liquid can be re-used several times.

Macrobiotic Bran Muffin Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Bran Muffins
Dense, moist, and packed with iron and fiber, this macrobiotic bran muffin recipe is not vegan but is definitely far healthier than your typical bakery product. Molasses, maple sugar, and cinnamon all contribute to a satisfying and deliciously different muffin.

Macrobiotic Artichoke Spread Recipe, Recipe for Macrobiotic Artichoke Spread
This chunky, herb-scented macrobiotic artichoke spread recipe can be made with globe artichokes, artichoke hearts, or the tender baby artichokes that have completely edible leavesArtichokes are members of the thistle family, and as such contain phytochemicals that benefit the liver, gallbladder and kidneys. They are good sources of folate and vitamin C.

Asparagus and Sugar Snap Salad Recipe, Recipe for Asparagus and Sugar Snap Salad
This macrobiotic recipe for bright green, asparagus and sugar snap salad is packed with vitamins and is very refreshing on a warm day. It is light, crisp, and can be plated on a bed of greens and served with a nice grain salad or pilaf for a lovely warm weather lunch or light supper.

Mother's Day Brunch Menus and Recipes
Want to do something extra special for Mother's Day this year? Try cooking for Mom!

It's All About Salmon
Wild sockeye salmon is in peak season right now, so I've been inspired to highlight some of the many ways this nutrient rich, anti-inflammatory protein can be prepared. Wild salmon is one of the safest and healthiest fish currently available to us, and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It is distinguished from farmed salmon by its nearly red flesh, and is far leaner than its fatty relative. These whole foods recipes are nearly all appropriate for a paleo or gluten free diet, and many of them are also suitable for a macrobiotic protocol. Regardless of how you eat, they are all delicious, interesting and easy ways to prepare this wonderful fish.

It's All About Salmon
Wild sockeye salmon is in peak season right now, so I've been inspired to highlight some of the many ways this nutrient rich, anti-inflammatory protein can be prepared. Wild salmon is one of the safest and healthiest fish currently available to us, and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It is distinguished from farmed salmon by its nearly red flesh, and is far leaner than its fatty relative. These whole foods recipes are nearly all appropriate for a paleo or gluten free diet, and many of them are also suitable for a macrobiotic protocol. Regardless of how you eat, they are all delicious, interesting and easy ways to prepare this wonderful fish.

Best of the Best: Holiday Cookies From Around the World
Every year the Guides of about.com compile a list of holiday cookie recipes to share with our readers. This year we have contributions from Eastern Europe, Italy, Mexico, Spain, South America, Holland and Germany. From our own back yard come local, southern, low fat, easy, kid-friendly and whole foods recipes. We hope there is something for everyone here; these tempting goodies make great gifts if they make it out of your kitchen!

Best of the Best: Holiday Cookies From Around the World
Every year the Guides of about.com compile a list of holiday cookie recipes to share with our readers. This year we have contributions from Eastern Europe, Italy, Mexico, Spain, South America, Holland and Germany. From our own back yard come local, southern, low fat, easy, kid-friendly and whole foods recipes. We hope there is something for everyone here; these tempting goodies make great gifts if they make it out of your kitchen!

Favorite Party Foods for Stress-Free Entertaining
Throwing a party anytime of year can be either seamless or stressful, depending on how you set yourself up. After 25 years as a caterer and event planner, I always tell people not to take on too much: the point of the party is to have fun, not be running yourself ragged and working the entire time you have company. That said, mixing up what’s easy with a few well-placed appetizers can give the impression that you’ve pulled out all the stops.

Stocking Your Pantry: Macrobiotic Seasonings and Dry Goods
You'll find the basics of macrobiotic dry goods here, with suggestions on choices for various dry goods and seasonings.

Arborio Rice and Risotto
When I lived in Italy I spent 4 years in the northeastern Veneto region. I learned to cook risotto there. And risotto's success depends in great part on the rice.Arborio –or risotto rice- is a short grain round rice with a very high starch content and an internal “deformity” that makes the core of the rice remain firm when cooked. No other rice mimics this particular toothsome and creamy combination.

Eat Well Now!
We live in a mobile world, and eating well in our travel-oriented universe can be really hard unless you plan ahead. For all of you who struggle to maintain balance on the road, we've got some great suggestions. And no, you don't have to pack an extra suitcase full of food!

Glorious Grains, Grains and the Macrobiotic Diet
Major consumption of whole grains is the bedrock of a macrobiotic diet. Brown rice is a primary traditional macrobiotic food, but when we look at the spectrum of grains available to us we find a kaleidoscope of flavors, textures and colors.

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Dashi
Dashi is a simple stock. Whole Foods Cooking.

Nightshade
Nightshade vegetables, members of the solanaceae family of plants, include potatoes, peppers, eggplants and tomatoes. These plants contain alkaloids that have a potentially inflammatory effect on the body, and should probably be avoided by anyone suffering from arthritic or autoimmune conditions.

Bonito
Bonito is air dried, shaved, flipjack mackerel flakes. Bonito flakes are used in Japanese and macrobiotic stocks.

Gomasio
Gomasio is sesame salt. It is made of toasted sesame seeds and sea salt, and is rich in calcium and iron.