Today's meals consisted of more traditional macrobiotic dishes. I make these dishes often enough that I don't need to follow recipes, but because of this project I decided to read Susan's recipes carefully, as if I have never cooked them before. I didn't notice anything different from how I normally prepare them (I learned how to cook these dishes from Susan herself), but somehow the food turned out better. I think my excitement for this project has brought more mindfulness and love into my cooking. I admit, I'm normally so darn busy and stressed out about work that my mind is not always present when I cook. So let this be a lesson folks...Let your mind be present when you cook and eat! Enjoy cooking for your health!
So here are the dishes I made today!
Steel Cut Oats (p.265)
Steamed Greens (p.337)
Asian Style Mustard Greens (p.343)
Arame with Sweet Vegetables (p.329)
Brown Rice & Sweet Brown Rice with Azuki Beans (This is not from the book, but it is a dish I learned from Susan)
Daikon and Dried Shiitake Miso Soup (p.297)
Carrot Apple Juice (p.370)
Leftovers from yesterday!