Friendly Madrid recently attended a macrobiotic cooking class at La Magdalena de Proust.
La Magdalena de Proust, is a bakery, organic grocery store and cooking school located in the charming Justicia neighborhood at 8 Regueros Street, with 200 square meters dedicated to gastronomy, high quality organic product.
The school offers weekly classes on natural cuisine, baking bread, and international cuisines such as creative sushi.
We chose the introductory macrobiotic cooking course because we are looking for ways to eat more healthily.
Macrobiotics is not the same as a vegetarian diet; it is based on the principle of balance between yin (sodium) and yang (potassium) and reflects an adaptation of the culinary traditions of the Far East.
A macrobiotic diet is composed of whole grains, vegetables, various animal products, and foods like seaweed, miso, tamari, soy and green tea.
We learned to cook a vegetable soup that while deceptively simple, requires a special knowledge of unusual ingredients and their particular method of cooking.
We also made brown rice with almond sauce, lentils, and different types of algae.
Tasty dishes that can be prepared everyday as they do not require excessive preparation.
And these were the results: