Friday Five: My Favorite Macrobiotic Blogs

I haven’t done a Friday Five in a while, but it’s definitely time for one.

When I embarked on Macrobiotic March, one of the first things I did was look for new macrobiotic blogs. Here are my current (new) favorites.

Maggie’s Favorite Macrobiotic Blogs

1. Macrobiotic Magic in the Kitchen. This is mostly a recipe blog, and with recipes like Winter Stew and Pumpkin with a Maple Miso Sauce, who could resist? Well – who can resist pumpkin ever? (Certainly not me.)

2. No Dairy No Sugar. This is a simple, pretty blog with lots of ideas for macrobiotic meals. I want to try her Quinoa Amaranth Veggie Mix.

3. She Cooks Macro. This blog is beautiful and truly professional. I wish I had found it in time to join the Chewathon! (I have been neglecting my chewing, again.)

4. The MacroChef. This blog is run by a natural foods chef who is (I think) based in the Bay Area (my old home). I really want to try his Gingery Peanut Butter Cookies or his Coleslaw Makeover.

5. Food Everyday, Everyday Food! This blog has so many beautiful pictures of inspiring macrobiotic meals. Check out these 4 days of macrobiotic meals. The dishes are so vibrant!

5 Macrobiotic Blog Runners Up (because there were too many to pick just 5)

1. The Macro Veg. This is a runner up because it’s infrequently updated. But I have to post it because there is a recipe for Kabocha Stuffed Stew.

2. Macro Mom. Another infrequently updated blog, but really nice. I want to try the Seaweed Nut Crunch.

3. The Blissful Chef. This blog is actually really lovely, but the recipes are way more complicated than I like to do. She has a lot of really delicious looking (but seemingly kind of labor intensive) foods like Orange and Rose Blossom Cake. (She’s also not strictly macro – there is stevia in some recipes – more of a macro-leaning vegan.)

4. Snackrobiotic. I am such a snacker, how can I leave this one out! I want to try the Carrot Daikon Drink.

5. The Dainty Pig. Last but certainly not least, Jess is a Macro March participant! Check out her Macro Mondays. The only reason she is not in my top five is because she is not a new find 😉

In other news, did everyone hear that Google Reader will close on July 1, 2013? Reading that announcement (via Hacker News, my favorite news source) must have been the saddest thing I read in… well, in at least the last few days. 😉 I have no idea what RSS reader I’m going to switch to. I wake up to Google Reader, I read it when I’m on lunch/break at work, I check in again at night – and it’s the absolute best way to organize my feeds that I have found so far. I never dreamed it would shut down. Even if I do find a good substitute, that just means yet another system to have to log into. I like keeping everything in Google to minimize the number of usernames and passwords I have to remember. Sigh.

Any feed reader suggestions?

What are your favorite macrobiotic blogs?

9 Replies to “Friday Five: My Favorite Macrobiotic Blogs”

  1. Love Jess! Totally been neglecting my chew too, but let me tell you how much I’d love to chew on some ginger PB cookies!

    So bummed about google reader. I love how it simply lists my unread posts. The other readers I’ve read about seem so flashy. I want simple.

  2. Can’t wait to check out the sites you listed. Thanks for the round-up.

    I posted the same question on my blog about what to do after Reader. I’m so bummed it’s retiring!! Most people have mentioned Feedly or Bloglovin’, but I have yet check them out.

  3. love ALL of those blogs!! And of course, yours too 🙂

    I was super sad when I heard about google reader too…i’ve been trying Feedly out (
    They transport everything from google reader for you, including your tagged/favourites/categories etc. All you have to do is log in with your gmail account.


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  5. Wow, all of those sound great! Even MORE blogs to add to my feed and the list of blogs I will have to find a new feed for :\ Let us know what you find, I”m going to need a plan B as well!

  6. As to the feed readers: Try feedly! I used to really love my Google Reader, too, but I’ve been starting to love feedly, yoo. 😉

  7. Thank you for this list! You listed four macro blogs I hadn’t seen before. Yay! I look forward to reading more posts on your site.

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