Basil paste
David likes the taste of basil paste.

And he bought organic basil leaves for me.

So I made basil paste for him.

After picking the basil leaves, I added olive oil, salt, garlic and cashew nuts and mix them together well.

Norma basil paste is made with pine nuts but I used organic cashew nuts instead of them.

All organic ingredients can make a delicious basil paste easily.

I cannot use it for my cooking at one time so I freeze it in ZIPLOP bag like a plate.

So I can use it easily to break it whenever I want to use it for cooking.

I use the basil paste for pasta and potato salad sometimes.

And David smiled so much after eating it so much.

Last summer, we got a organic basil plants at Whole Foods market.

I cared for the plants very carefully but too much cold temperature was not good for its growing.

And little by little, the basil plants became weak and two of three stems withered unfortunately.

But only one of basil stem is still alive somehow...

So I care for it very very carefully and I hope it will grow up again for next summer...

Anyway, basil taste is very delicious and it is suitable for my cooking sometimes.
[2015/05/31 11:07] | レシピ (Recipe) | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Friend's marriage
When I visited India before, I could meet nice people in a ashram.

We stayed at Naturopathy ashram to heal our bodies each other and she and we got closer somehow.

She was really kind to me and we could get a nice friendship each other.

After we met for the first time, I visited her again next year.

At that time, I visited her house and we had a nice time together again.

Her family has a habit about a marriage and it will be arranged by each parents.

She is very young and wonderful heart so I thought she will get married someone special in the near future.

And through Facebook, I knew her marriage in the end of May soon.

She invited me to take part in her marriage ceremony but I cannot get out of the U.S.A now.

I really wanted to participate her happy marriage wedding ceremony but my situation cannot allow it.

But through her lovely photos through Facebook, I understood how happy she is now.

I am very sorry that I cannot attend her ceremony but our friendship doesn't matter...I believe.

Her happy smile of lovely photos can let me know her happiness and just I pray for her eternal happiness.

And I want to visit her & her husband with David in the future so I'm very looking forward to it someday...

Just a little bit, I miss my India Friends and India itself so I sometimes cook curry to remind India.
[2015/05/30 11:39] | インド (India) | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Sweet Jelly of beans(Yo-kan in Japanese)
Last week, I got organic dates.

And today I made a sweet beans with it.

I soaked dates which I chopped small in advance into water and then I boiled a black beans & dates together.

I added a little pinch of salt for it and just waited until black beans become soft.

And I add a little agar (kanten in Japanese) and then I put them into a cup.

At the same time, I mashed the black beans as much as possible to make it smooth texture.

After that just I put them into the refrigerator until it become cold.

Today it was very hot and I wanted to cook a cold sweet for David.

I think that the sweetness of dates was very tasty and tender for me.

I hope that David will like this sweet tonight after his work...
[2015/05/29 11:54] | レシピ (Recipe) | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
David bought me a new muffin pan last week.

So I made muffin for him in return.

Macrobiotic muffin is very easy to make.

Organic brown rice flour, carob powder (based on beans), a little salt, non-aluminum baking powder and cinnamon powder mix together.

And then sweetness(agave syrup or maple syrup) , extra virgin olive oil and water mix well.

Powder mixture and liquid mixture mix together lightly.

And I use a little organic coconut milk, blueberry and dried apricot put in it together to add milky & tasty flavor.

I put the mixture base of muffin into the muffin pan which put on the baking cup sheet.

And I baked it in the oven for 15-20 minuets.

That's all for making muffin, it is very easy and simple...isn't it??

Lovely new muffin pan was very great quality and easy to wash.

I really appreciate with David's love to bought it for me so I will use it for him from now on.

Mini muffin is very lovely and delicious, so David really seemed to like it very much.

Also macrobiotic sweets are very healthy and good for health so after eating it, our bodies can feel easy to digest.
[2015/05/28 11:24] | レシピ (Recipe) | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Summer came!
Today it became very hot and nice weather.

The temperature became up day by day and it is 22°C today.

At night, after 9:00 p.m., outside is still blight and I can't feel the night coming at all.

David's weather forecast is going to higher more than last week like summer.

So I will take a walk later than before.

After sun light become weak, I prefer to take a walk outside.

Anyway, Seattle is getting hotter and hotter and summer has come already in the end of May!!

I am afraid that July & August will happen from now on??

Can I survive at this hot season somehow??
[2015/05/27 11:05] | 日記 Diary | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Kind neigborhood
Our neighborhood who lives at downstairs of our apartment offered us to give her leather sofa.

She plans to move and wants to remove her staffs little by little.

Today she is holiday and so does David.

Her leather sofa is too big to move with me.

So David asked to another neighborhood to help us and he came to help us.

And her leather sofa is lovely ivory color and it looks very nice & clean.

David & I don't need too much furniture in our room but her new sofa is suitable for our room.

And David seems to love it so much and happy to sit on it.

Just a little bit, I feel our room become a narrow by big leather sofa but it is all right.

I am not used to sit on the new sofa by now but I will.

Anyway we don't buy it at all and kind neighborhoods gave us a lot of love for us today...

So David & I are really happy today.

The wonderful leather sofa is God's gift for us, we can feel like that...thank you for Blessing!
[2015/05/26 14:52] | 日記 Diary | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Bastyr University
David & I went to Bastyr University together today.

This university is very famous for natural health education.

And it has a wonderful organic garden for public and we looked around it.

Many herbs plant and grow nicely and this garden was really beautiful.

Especially chamomile flowers and lavender can smell nice and pretty!

We really enjoyed to walk in this garden together and it was very peaceful.

Today was a memorial day in the U.S.A.

So many people are playing at the playground in front of the big church of the property in this university.

And many families played sports together and enjoyed picnic with smile & laugh.

I found a wild glass and I picked them to use for cooking.

It was very good for health and I used to picked them and dried in Japan.

So I did them at home today.

Anyway David & I really had a nice time together.
[2015/05/25 14:00] | 日記 Diary | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Computer broke down!
Suddenly my computer broke down a few days before.

The battery can connect to my laptop but it cannot charge correctly at all.

So now I cannot use my computer at all.

I bought it last summer so my warranty has 1 year's limit and I can fix it.

Also I found that my laptop can use for a internet repair service in the U.S.A.

So I asked to David to call the customer service center.

I will repair my laptop soon but now I am using David's computer during his working.

His laptop and mine is different bland and some keypads are different place.

So sometimes I use the wrong keypad and it let me feel a little stress.

Why all keypads are not placed same location of all bland of computers.

I don't know why all keypads are not same location and why??

Just a little days I need to get to use other way of using but I feel wonder of it.

I hope that my computer will repair soon and I can use it again...
[2015/05/24 11:18] | 日記 Diary | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
David & I found organic colorful peppers at our favorite supermarket.

Red, orange and yellow peppers looked so delicious.

So we got it and I cooked one for maligned.

After I baked it in oven and I peeled its skin softly.

To pull out of all its seeds out and I cut the baked pepper kindly.

And then, I soaked it with balsamic vinegar & soy source for 1 night.

Already the baked pepper became soft & sweet and then the nice seasoning can make it more delicious.

I used it for mixed other vegetable with tofu mayonnaise together.

David really liked it and he said "this is fantastic!" again and again.

So I used it for my cooking as different mixture every day.

The organic pepper is very very big size and I can use it little by little.

Colorful pepper can make us cheerful and happy and we really like the taste together.

To eat with happy emotion and share with delicious seasonal organic vegetable can let us happy every day.

I am thankful for the Blessing to eat so well every single day...
[2015/05/23 11:53] | cooking (お料理) | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)
Tofu cream
David bought me a bag of organic brown rice cakes(ponsen in Japanese) before.

And today I made sweet tofu cream with it.

Tofu cream is very easy to cook and the recipe is very simple.

Boiled tofu, brown rice cake, white miso, fresh lemon juice & agave syrup mix together.

It can become very creamy & sweet cream and it is very delicious.

In Macrobiotic cooking, this tofu cream is used instead of whip cream.

And also I made oatmeal cookies with lemon peels and I served David the cookie with tofu cream.

David tasted it for the first time and he really like it.

After his dinner, this tofu cream was a delicious dessert for him.

I remember this recipe in my head and just I made it spontaneously today.

His smile was telling me that this soy cream with cookie was his favorite taste.

So I want to cook it for another taste again...

In Seattle, many organic foods can be available and I really like to cook for David every day.

And his smile can make me happy a lot.
[2015/05/22 11:42] | レシピ (Recipe) | トラックバック(0) | コメント(0)

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Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)

Author:Masuda Keiko (増田佳子)
YOGA=生きる道であり、"How to"でもある…。

Vegitarian・Holistic&Natural cure&Detoxが、各々の心と身体の調和と平安に役立てるツールとなりうると、自らの体験や学びを通じて日々実感中…。


YOGA, Detox adviser , Aroma therapy, Natural therapist by my foot technique, Vipassana meditation, and Vegetarian cooking based on Macrobiotics...

These are my tools for others in this world to share with me.

I recommend eating Vegetarian foods as a daily diet to keep our body & mind & spirit balanced in peace at neutral state always through my experience.

My learning & experiences can make use of other's interest & welln-vbeing somehow, I hope...

If you are interest in my activity,
please let me know and send me some message.

I believe that my mission of this life is contribution to let this universe be peaceful more and better after each mind, body and spirit balanced by my tools with benevolence...,from the bottom of my heart.












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