Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp tahini

  • ½ cup dry chestnuts, soaked overnight

  • 1 medium yam, diced

  • 1 cup millets

  • 1 ½ cup spring water

  • 2 Tbsps extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 stalk celery, diced

  • 1 large carrot, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 Tbsps shoyu soy sauce

  • ½ tsp sage

 

Preparation

You must soak dried chestnuts overnight. Clean the soaked chestnuts, removing any skin and any imperfections, rinse.

Cook in pressure cooker with enough water to cover, for 1 hour

Separately cook the millets in 2 cups of water, as soon as it comes to a boil, lower the heat and place a flame deflector under the pot, or use a double boiler (millet tends to burn easily), cook for 20 minutes.

In a skillet heat the olive oil, sauté the onions and garlic, add the yams, carrots, celery and stir. Cover and cook on low heat, stir often.

Separately crumble the chestnuts and mix them in with the millet.

Mix the tahini with 3 tablespoons of hot water, and liquefy.

When the sautéing vegetables are tender, add the millet mixture to it. Then add the soy sauce and tahini and mix well.

Sauté and stir for 10 minutes more.

Can be served hot or cold.

“The macrobiotic way of life recommended by the ancient wise people and practiced widely for physical, mental and spiritual development consists of the following arts; the way of eating, the way of breathing, and the way of daily life. Because a human being is part of his environment, and has evolved through biological development covering more than three billion years on this planet, his physical, mental and spiritual conditions are based upon what he consumes from his natural environment and his food. The way of eating is the most essential factor for his development.”

Michio Kushi, THE BOOK OF DO-IN (ISBN 0-87040-382-6)

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