I just read The Hip Chick's Guide To Macrobiotics- Jessica Porter, The Macrobiotic Way-Miscio Kushi and My Beautiful Life-Mina Dobic. I highly reccommend all 3. I didn't have a solid understanding of what to do and why after reading the superhero section of Alicia's book. I did however have a huge interest. Alicia had to cover A LOT of information in her book. Environmental impact and animal cruelty, dietary and health concerns, flirting, veganism, superhero, 3 different types recipe selections.... There is no way she could have gone too much deeper into explaining macrobiotics without muddling everything up and scaring new vegans off! I think her book is perfect and accessible and complete as is. I just needed to understand more about the superhero plan and these books helped a whole lot. The Macrobiotic Way goes a long way in explaining the principles, benefits and the whys, and has a bunch of simple, basic, foundation recipes, cooking techniques, and kitchen staples to get you started. The Hip Chick's Guide is awesome and funny and and a really great modern take on living macrobiotic. It also has rad recipes- both basic and more challenging. And My Beautiful Life is so inspiring and.... well...beautiful!! There are many You Tube Videos that you can watch demonstrating proper macrobiotic cooking techniques and Jessica Porter's Hip Chick's Guide To Macrobuiotics website has cooking demos you can download for under $5.00 and lots of great free recipes posted. Also, Eden Foods website has an awesome Macrobiotic Recipe section. Hope this helps!
Thank you, Lea! I've read The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics (which I highly recommend as the next step for those that have finished Alicia's book) but not the other two. Thanks for the recommendations!
Thanks for these recommedations. I just finished "Hip Chick's Guide" and adored it, as well. So accessible and easy-going, while sharing such GREAT information - much like The Kind Life. I plan to read the Mina Dobic book next. Sounds lovely! I can also recommend "Macrobiotics for Dummies" - which holds a wealth of really awesome information - and you can skip around alot and not read everything in order if you like. It's a nice way to reinforce and supplement what we're already learning. It's also written in a very light, accessible, non-intimidating style. Thnks, again - and Happy Reading!