I love this book, I've been vegetarian for the last two years and I keep going vegan then back to vegetarian again... damn cheese! But I'm super excited about this book, I love the recipes and how most of them don't seem like a substitute for non-veg food, they're just good, yummy recipes! I have the azuki beans with kabocha squash and some brown rice cooking right now! This is my first time making dried beans and it's an interesting experience! I guess it will just keep getting easier though!
My question is... would it be worth it to make a modified version of the weight loss tea, I won't be able to get my hands on the umeboshi plums for a week or two but I have all the other ingrediants. Would it be worth it to make it with out them or to substitute paste? For some reason, all the stores around here only carry the paste! Any help would be great!!!
I'm sure the paste would be fine...i was thinking about buying that instead of the whole plums because it was 5 bucks cheaper for the same 7oz...also it might be easier to drink with the paste since you aren't supposed to strain the tea before drinking...hope that helps :D i'm gonna try the tea in a few minutes so we'll see how it goes haha
Yeah you can get them online but every site that I've found them on has like $10 shipping and handling so I'm wainting until I already have to make a trip into the city because I know they have them at the food co-op there. But you can check out www.edenfoods.com and also the www.kushiinstitute.com they both have them but like I said the shipping is kinda outragous, in my opinion.
Oh Boy!! I must have made the tea wrong. Today was my first day and I'm doing pretty good. If you don't drain the tea, I'd need a spoon. I grated the carrot and diakon the best I could. It didn't cook down at all. I had to drain it or it would have grated stuff in it. What did I do wrong???
I grated the carrot and diakon with a cheese grater, then put it in a mini food processor to make it as much of a pulp as I could but there was still al ot of chunks in there. I read some where on here, Alicia posted that you're not supposed to drain it, just eat the pulp too. I did use a spoon and it was a lot of chewing! I cross referenced with "a hip chick's guide to macrobiotics" where I a lot of these recipes are repeated and it says to "eat/drink it" so to sum it up... I think you're suppsed to have to do some chewing!