Over the weekend my sister and mom came up to NYC to visit me.
Julia (sister) brought me some chanterelles that my brother, Rob, and his girlfriend had foraged.
I didn’t take a picture before, but here is the after…
Simply roasted for 12 minutes at 450F. Drizzled with olive oil and some sea salt before roasting.
This roasting method (evoo + sea salt, roast for 10-14 mins @ 450F depending on the mushroom) is my go-to recipe for all kinds of mushrooms.
Here are some mushrooms from another night (maitake on the upper left and beech -I think- on the right; these are organic and from a Japanese grocery store on 59th street).
What’s your favorite way to have mushrooms? What’s your favorite mushroom?
I think my favorite kind of mushroom is maitake, prepared this way.
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It’s June! This is one of my favorite months. Bobby and my dad have June birthdays. It’s the true start of summer. Farmers’ markets start to open in NYC (the one near my apartment is coming on June 23rd). What else… Blueberry season starts. The longest day of the year happens in June. Lots of things!
May was a good month too. I participated in the Blog Every Day in May challenge, which helped me blog more than I otherwise would have (even though I didn’t actually Blog Every Day). I was very busy at work. I got better at handstands. I hung out with friends. I rediscovered my love of wine. Actually, that started in April. My brother graduated from college.
In June I think more good things will happen. I have a couple specific things I want to accomplish in June:
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A Macro Plate is the quintessential macrobiotic meal.
It’s a perfectly balanced plate of macrobiotic foods. My favorite macro plate consists of…
- Brown rice
- Beans or tofu
- Seaweed (hijiki is probably the most common)
- Steamed greens (kale, collards, chard)
- Steamed broccoli
- Steamed carrot or sweet potato
- KABOCHA or other squash
- Dipping sauce (I like tahini-based ones)
What does perfectly balanced mean exactly? This goes back to the concept of yin and yang that I touched on earlier this month. Foods (and everything, really) can have yin qualities (expansive, cooling, moist) or yang qualities (contractive, warming, dry). We should try to avoid things that are way off on either side of the spectrum. Let’s go through the list of foods in a macro plate…
- Brown rice –> this whole grain has almost equal parts yin and yang.
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