macrobiotic

adjective
mac·​ro·​bi·​ot·​ic | \-bī-ˈä-tik, -bē-\

Definition of macrobiotic 

: of, relating to, or being a diet based on the Chinese cosmological principles of yin and yang that consists of whole cereals and grains supplemented especially with beans and vegetables and that in its especially former more restrictive forms has been linked to nutritional deficiencies

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macrobiotics noun, plural in form but singular in construction

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De Maria chef Camille Becerra has always drawn upon her early training at macrobiotic restaurants and a Zen center. Christine Muhlke, Bon Appetit, "All Day Cafes Are Changing the Way We Eat Out," 15 Jan. 2018 This macrobiotic food site has a wide variety of premium Japanese ingredients, mostly from the Ohsawa brand, and comes highly recommended by Nancy Singleton Hachisu, author of Preserving the Japanese Way. Mari Uyehara, Bon Appetit, "These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything," 19 June 2017 There are six Passion Café locations across the island that each have different vibes, but are all focused on providing vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, and raw cuisine. Amy Louise Bailey, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Fashion Girl's Guide to Ibiza," 17 Oct. 2017 Lett grew up eating a Japanese-inflected macrobiotic diet in New Jersey, and spent a significant amount of time traveling to Japan while the restaurant was being built out. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here Comes $20 Ramen: MTN is One of America’s Most Wildly Ambitious Japanese Restaurants," 5 Sep. 2017 The seven-night trip is set to travel from Tilbury, England to the Norwegian fjords and will serve a vegan menu that also caters to travelers on raw, gluten-free, or macrobiotic diets, reports The Independent. Elaheh Nozari, CNT, "A New Cruise to Norway's Fjords Caters to Vegans," 4 Sep. 2017 His mother Diane is a macrobiotic cook who has worked as a personal chef and nutritionist for decades for stars including Phil Donahue, Michelle Pfeiffer and director Ridley Scott. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy': The Untold Story of Video Star Trevor Wilson's Fascinating Life & Tragic Death," 1 Aug. 2017 This macrobiotic food site has a wide variety of premium Japanese ingredients, mostly from the Ohsawa brand, and comes highly recommended by Nancy Singleton Hachisu, author of Preserving the Japanese Way. Mari Uyehara, Bon Appetit, "These 10 Great Online Specialty Food Stores Have Everything," 19 June 2017 The oblique cut is actually a classic technique used in macrobiotic cooking (her guiding theory, which prioritizes balance and wholesomeness), to derive the most nutrients out of an ingredient. Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit, "Why Are So Many Chefs Cutting Vegetables This Way?," 5 July 2017

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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macrobiotic

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English Language Learners Definition of macrobiotic

: consisting of mainly whole grains and vegetables

macrobiotic

adjective
mac·​ro·​bi·​ot·​ic | \ˌmak-rō-bī-ˈät-ik, -bē- \

Medical Definition of macrobiotic 

: of, relating to, or being a diet that consists of whole cereals and grains supplemented especially with beans and vegetables and that in its especially former more restrictive forms has been linked to nutritional deficiencies

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