The Elegant Cook

M-J de Mesterton

Elegant Cook Notes

Health-Promoting Tubers and Vegetables

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 11:40 AM

Labels: Antioxidant Turmeric, Celery, Cucumber, Elegant Survival, Elegant Vegetables, Ginger, Ginger Root, Health-Benefits Turmeric, Red Onion, Turmeric Okinawa Diet, Vegetables for Good Health, Yams

ARTICLE at Natural News: Turmeric for Cancer-Prevention

M-J's Elegant Vegetable Dish

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 6:20 PM
Rich in probiotics (miso), medium-chain fatty acids (coconut oil), omega-3 fatty acids (walnuts), chlorophyll, vitamin K, manganese, fiber, folate and vitamin C (green beans), M-J's elegant vegetable dish is prepared in a wok and ready within eight minutes.

Shirataki-Miso Soup

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Burdock Root or Gobo Slices, Broccoli, Adzuki Beans, Brown Rice and Shirataki Noodles in Miso Broth
©M-J de Mesterton 2014

Elegant Macrobiotic Salad

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Sesame dressing tops an elegant salad of thinly-sliced Romaine lettuce, brown rice and diced Fuji apples. ©M-J de Mesterton 2007 For more of M-J's elegant macrobiotic dishes, please visit the Elegant Macrobiotics page.

M-J's Survival Smoothie

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:45 PM
I keep cleaned vegetables in refrigerated bins, ready to process into a health-promoting smoothie every morning. Ingredients include any combination of the following: Fresh Ginger, Dandelion Root, Turmeric, Organic Mixed Greens, Broccoli, Carrot, Red Apple Chunks, Red Onion, Fresh Aloe Leaf, Celery, Home-Grown Wheat Sprouts/Wheat Grass, Water ©M-J de Mesterton 2013 Click Here to Read M-J's Main Website, Elegant Survival

M-J's Daikon and Lettuce Salad

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM


M-J's Macrobiotic Pasty

Posted on November 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

M-J's Macrobiotic Pasty

Diced Carrots, Onions, and Rutabagas (Swedes) are Dressed with Safflower Oil, Sea Salt and Ground Pepper,

  then Encased in Whole-Wheat Crust

M-J's Macrobiotic Apple Pie

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Macrobiotic Whole Wheat Crust Pie

M-J's Macrobiotic Pie, Ready to Bake--the Ingredients are as Follows: Filling: Raw Apples, Cinnamon and a Little Brown Rice Syrup; Crust: Organic Whole Wheat Flour, Organic Rolled Oats (OPTIONAL), Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Cold Water or Green Tea[

Use more whole wheat flour than oats for the pie-crust. You must use more oil than water or tea, otherwise your crust will be hard.
~~M-J

Elegant Simplicity: M-J's Macrobiotic Apple Pie

Fuji Apple and Brown Rice Salad

Posted on November 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Chopped Fuji Apples, Shredded Lettuce and Room-Temperature Brown Rice,  Dressed with Organic Sesame Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar

Baked Fruit, a Simple Dessert

Posted on October 20, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Baked Pears, Baked Apples Macrobiotic-Style

A simple recipe, inspired by macrobiotic cookbook author Aveline Kushi, for baked fruit desserts: cut the cores from apples and pears, fill the apples with cinnamon and brown rice syrup, and insert finely-chopped ginger root and brown rice syrup into the pears. Bake the fruits in a covered dish or pot for an hour or longer, at a medium-hot temperature. The fruits will be soft enough to eat with a fork or spoon and without removing the skins. I used a six-quart Le Creuset stockpot, with a thin layer of sesame oil to prevent sticking on the bottom, to bake these apples and pears.

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

Elegant Fried Tofu

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Marinated in Soy Sauce or Miso, Dusted with Soy Flour, then Fried in Safflower and Sesame OIls, This Tofu Makes an Hors d'Oeuvre or a Meal

©M-J de Mesterton 2012

M-J's Elegant Guacamole

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 9:02 PM

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Brilliant New Almond Products

Posted on April 22, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Blue Diamond Growers of Sacramento, California have produced some delicious new low-carb, gluten-free crackers and a line of almond milks that are very low-carbohydrate and dairy-free.



Elegant, Protein-Rich Vegetarian Luncheon

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 3:02 PM

See Elegant Vegetarian & Spa for M-J's Recipe

Elegant Miso Soup

Posted on February 14, 2010 at 3:41 PM