I had my tempeh this week, so I used that for a more ‘meaty’ texture. My last bowl didn’t have sea vegetables or beans, so this time I added haricot beans to the rice, and I sprinkled crumbled nori over the dish at the end.
Macrobiotic Meal: The Basics
- Grains. – Check, I had wholegrain basmati rice.
- Vegetables – I find cauliflower harder as a go-to veg than broccoli – I think it’s purely aesthetic in that I prefer green veg on the side so I roasted it because I LOVE roasted cauliflower.
- Beans – It turns out that tempeh and tofu count towards the beans, but I added haricot beans to the rice for good measure.
- Fruit – I didn’t have fruit with my meal this week – but it’s not an essential part of a macro meal
- Sea Veggies – I added half a sheet of nori crumbled over my salad
- Soup – Soups are a crucial part of a well-balanced macro diet. I had a side of miso soup with my lunch, so didn’t need it to accompany my dinner.
- Fermented Foods – I did well on fermented foods with both tempeh and sauerkraut.
- Flavorings/Spices/Oils – Nori counts here and with the sauerkraut I didn’t need any more flavouring
- The Fish Question – Again not essential, so this was a vegan macro bowl
- Whole Foods. Important to mention, that macro meals obviously pride themselves on being whole-food based – check, I think my meal is pretty wholefoods based.
And what did I do with the last piece of my tempeh – I served it with banana soft serve for breakfast!
Is that one stage too far from my tempeh and jam love???
What are the weirdest food combinations you love?