Saturday, January 02, 2010

Pantry Must-Haves for Macrobiotic Cooking

For healthful and varied macrobiotic cooking, I recommend these following items. Don't know what they are or what to do with them? Try a Google recipe search and see what pops up! This can be a great way to build your repertoire of recipes. Stocking these in your pantry helps make cooking easier so you can just pull out something from your cupboard to prepare for delicious and tasty meals.

1. Brown Rice Syrup
2. Miso (I have white, barley, & brown rice)
3. Umeboshi and Brown Rice Vinegar
4. Unprocessed & Unrefined Sea Salt
5. Sea Vegetables (nori, wakame, arame, hijiki, kombu, dulse)
6. Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
7. Whole Grains (brown rice, barley, quinoa are a few great ones)
8. Dried Beans (azuki, lentil, black turtle, garbanzo/chickpea, pinto are some good staples)
9. Cooking oils (olive oil, toasted & untoasted sesame)
10. Shoyu (soy sauce) and/or Tamari (make sure this does not have msg, food coloring, or any other addditives or preservatives)
11. Kuzu root starch for desserts and sauces

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