Over 150 Vegan, Macrobiotic Recipes for Vibrant Health and Happiness
By: Alex Jack, Sachi Kato
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publication Date: 8/29/2017
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Eating a balanced, plant-based diet is not only the best choice for your health and the planet—these foods are also essential for your mental and emotional well-being.
Marrying traditional wisdom and modern scientific and medical research, a vegan macrobiotic approach recognizes the profound effects food, environment, activities, and attitude can have on your physical and emotional health. Drawing upon traditional and contemporary cuisines from around the globe, The One Peaceful World Cookbook: Over 150 Vegan, Macrobiotic Recipes for Vibrant Health and Happiness shows you how to prepare delicious, satisfying meals that nourish your body and mind.
Based on the authors’ decades-long experience as teachers, dietary counselors, and chefs, on scientific and medical studies documenting the health benefits of a vegan macrobiotic way of eating, and on other cutting-edge research on health, vitality, and fitness, this book features 150-plus easy-to-follow recipes, including:
Roasted Beet Salad with Orange Mustard Dressing Vegetable Paella Tofu Lasagna with Carrot Marinara Sauce Pad Thai with Tempeh Mochi Waffles with Lemon Syrup Tiramisu with Cashew Cream
These gourmet recipes, both savory and sweet, are designed for an on-the-go lifestyle and will both nourish and delight you. The One Peaceful World Cookbook empowers you with the tools and recipes you need on your path to optimal health and well-being.
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A special thank you to BenBella Book and NetGalley for an early reading copy. Review to follow.
About the Authors
Alex Jack is founder and president of Planetary Health, Inc.; sponsor of Amberwaves, a grassroots network devoted to promoting whole grains and other natural foods; and codirector of the Macrobiotic Summer Conference. He has helped introduce macrobiotics to China and Russia and has written many books with Michio and Aveline Kushi, including The Cancer Prevention Diet, Diet for a Strong Heart, Aveline Kushi’s Complete Guide to Macrobiotic Cooking, The Macrobiotic Path to Total Health, and The Book of Macrobiotics. He also edited the Wheaten Garland editions of Hamlet and As You Like It.
Alex taught macrobiotic philosophy, healthcare, diagnosis, and cooking at Kushi Institute, where he served as executive director and chairman of the faculty. He has presented at the Cardiology Institute in St. Petersburg, the Zen Temple in Beijing, Shakespeare’s New Globe Theatre in London, and the Rosas contemporary dance company in Brussels. He lives in the Berkshires.
Sachi Kato grew up in a multigenerational household in Gifu, Japan, where she learned traditional methods of food harvesting and preparation from her family members. Sachi trained and worked as a macrobiotic chef at Kushi Institutes in America, Japan, and Europe. She completed the comprehensive Macrobiotic Leadership Program, in which she studied cooking, healing, philosophy, and Oriental diagnosis.
Sachi has since taught classes in these subjects at the Kushi Institute, as well as to the public in California, New York, and Japan. While her dishes possess a Japanese sensibility and are rooted in macrobiotic practice, Sachi continually finds inspiration for her cooking from her international community and its many rich culinary traditions. As a result, she gratefully adopts cooking techniques and ingredients from her planetary neighbors to innovate original recipes, as well as to create new versions of many well-known classics.
Employing her professional photography skills to capture the vibrant images of the dishes that appear in the pages of this cookbook, Sachi contributes her efforts as both a visual and culinary artist. She happily shares these gifts from nature which are steeped in the awareness that real nourishment and amazing health start with home cooking.
Sachi is currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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