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Cooking Classes

Vietnamese dishes with a macrobiotic twist in February

Let’s make delicious Vietnamese dishes with a macrobiotic twist! In this class you will also learn how to recover from summer fatigue.

Concerned about your intake of preservatives, animal fats, dairy, eggs and refined sugar? Without the need for pre-packaged products with all of their nasties, this series of cooking classes will teach you to make a delicious meal from scratch, with ease!

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●Vietnamese pancake
●Delicious cold noodle with ama-koji sauce
●Tomato and tofu soup
●Sweet and sour carrot pickles
●Fruit and black bean sweets

-Dates:(1 day class)
Sun 18; Mon 19 February
-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $107pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you book 2 classes at the same time or attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $98pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*As we use organic, biodynamic and chemical free produce ingredients may vary according to seasonal availability.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15

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Bookings essential>>>

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Special Event

Vegan Sushi workshop at Gojyuan豪寿庵 on Sun 4 Feb!

Sushi is a gourmet cuisine iconic in Sydney.
On Sunday 4th February, at the beautiful ryokan style Gojyuan in Balmian, Soramame will be holding a vegan oshi sushi workshop. Oshi means pressed, so we will be making ‘pressed sushi’. It is easier than nori rolls or nigiri! Participants will learn to make a variety of delicious ‘Neta’ – sushi toppings, sushi rice without sugar or artificial additives. You’ll design 1 or 2 colourful oshi sushi of your own!!

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●Sushi vinegar and sushi rice
●Marinated avocado and lemon for ‘Neta’
●Marinated beetroot and onion ‘Neta’
●Grilled vegetables ‘Neta’
●Tofu feta ‘Neta’
●Braised shiitake-mushroom ‘Neta’
●and more

-Date: Sunday 4th February
-Time: 11:00am-1:30pm
-Venue: Gojyuan: 208 Darling Street Balmain NSW 2041
-Fee: $88pp *If you attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $80pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking. 
-Class size: 10 people

*Please bring your own apron.
*Most of the ingredients are organic or biodynamic.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*Koji products from Soramame Koji House will be available for purchase at a special price for participants on the day. Participant special: 1 for $8 or 2 for $15

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Gojyuan Direct booking essential>>
*Gojuan Phone: 02-9810-3219

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Recipes using koji

Christmas sale!! SHiO-KOJI and Ama-KOJI. Let’s order by Tue 19 Dec

SHiO-KOJI and Ama-KOJI are on Christmas sale now.
If you order and pay by 12th or 19th December, you can purchase both KOJI products on special price.

Soramame koji products are hand made in Australia, using the finest natural ingredients. Our products are made with non GMO rice koji, Australian organic brown rice, natural sea salt and purified water. They are free from alcohol, sugar, gluten, dairy and artificial additives. Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Using SHiO-KOJI instead of salt for any dishes. Good for Bruschetta, marinade, quick pickles and salad dressing etc! more recipes are available.
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Using Ama-koji instead of sweetener. Suitable for Ice blocks blending with strawberry or any stone fruits, sweet chilli sauce for asian noodles etc! more recipes are available.
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[Special price]*pick up before 30th December 2017 only
SHiO-KOJI and Ama-KOJI
135ml @$8(normally $9) 2 for $15
500ml @27(normally $30) 2 for $50

[How to order and pick up]
-Order and pay by Tuesday 12th December: Pick up on Saturday 23rd December at Kings cross organic market.
-Order and pay by Tuesday 19th December: Pick up on Thursday 28th, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th December at Bondi Junction.

*Pay by PayPal or direct deposit only. If you order over 3L, we can organise free delivery(only CBD or Bondi area).

Order form>>
*please fill out which KOJI products you want, size, how many and Pick up date in enquiry section. 

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Cooking Classes

Extra vegan Osechi Class on Sun 17 Dec!

Oshogatsu, or New Year’s Day is an important time of celebration in Japanese culture. It’s a time when families get together to drink sake, laugh and enjoy special dishes served only at this time of year, called osechi. Come along and learn how to make macrobiotic osechi dishes, modernised and adapted to suit the warmer temperatures!

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●Matsukaze yaki – mung beans and mushroom Japanese style ‘meatloaf’
●Kuromame – sweet simmered black turtle beans
●Summer vegetable kanten – seasonal vegetables set in agar
●Shio koji mushroom – marinated mushrooms
●Amazu zuke – sweet pickled radish
●Kuri kinton jelly – agar set chestnut and sweet potato
●Kuromame and Kuri kinton parlfait
●Isobe yaki – grilled brown rice mochi served with tamari and nori

-Dates: Sun 17th December(1 day class)
-Time: 11:00am-15:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $120pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you apply with your friends or purchase other cooking classes at same time, Osechi class fee will be $110pp. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

Yoshikubo Sake Brewery from Japan will be offering a sake tasting on the day. Learn to cook traditional dishes, drink sake and celebrate like a Japanese family!
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*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day.
Participant special :1 for $8 or 2 for $15

Bookings essential>>>

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Cooking Classes

Japanese style curry from scratch in 2018!

Concerned about your intake of preservatives, animal fats, dairy, eggs and refined sugar? Without the need for pre-packaged products with all of their nasties, this series of cooking classes will teach you to make a delicious meal from scratch, with ease!

-MENU-
●Brown rice and pearl barley
●Japanese style curry paste
●Summer vegetable curry
●Lentil and mung beans curry
●Pickles(Fukuzin zuke)
●Colourful salad with carrot dressing
●Matcha tea and ama-koji jelly

-Dates: Sun 21; Mon 22 Jan (1 day class)
-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $107pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down meal and healing tea) *If you book 2 classes at the same time or attend with a friend enjoy a reduced rate of $98pp! Please ask when you’re making the booking.
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*As we use organic, biodynamic and chemical free produce ingredients may vary according to seasonal availability.
*If you have any food allergies or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are booking.
*This is a hands on cooking class, so we ask that you remove any hand jewellery and may ask you to wear gloves if you have nail art.
*We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day.
Participant special :1 for $8 or 2 for $15
Bookings essential>>>

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Special Event

Post Summer Detox – 5 Day Half Fasting Urban Retreat in March 2018

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Have you been thinking about resetting and rebalancing your body and mind in a kind, gentle and sustainable way? Join Keiko and Eriko in this “5-day Half Fasting Urban Style Detox Retreat” where you have the chance to detoxify your body and mind, experience mindful eating, boost your immune system and enhance detoxification by committing to 5 days of yoga with all the convenience you need and professional guidance while you carry on with your daily routine and responsibilities or you may want to take this opportunity to relax and unwind for a week. In this retreat, we provide you with x5 yoga sessions with qualified yoga instructor, x5 healing morning tea, lunch box (organic and gentle to your digestive system), ingredients and recipe for your supper.

[What are the benefits of a detox?]
* Weight loss and enhanced metabolic function
* Greater vitality and more consistent energy
* Improved digestion and absorption of nutrients
* Better elimination and bowel health
* Improvement in fertility (men and women)
* Relief from chronic skin problems, like eczema, psoriasis and acne
* Hormonal balance to help alleviate PMS, blood sugar imbalances and mood swings
* Heightened immune system
* Greater emotional/mental well-being and happiness
* Relieve hay fever that may occur during the change of seasons
* Enhance body functions
* Relieve irritation
* Experience a life free from pain and ill-health
* Extend life-span and live longer

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity before the summer hits! Spring is a great time to reset and rebalance your body and mind, to take care of yourself in a gentle, caring and sustainable manner. Early bird price until 15th January 2018!
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When: 5th March (Monday) – 8th March (Friday) 2018
Time: 6:15-8:00 am Daily
Where: Level 1, 16-18 Oxford Square, Darlo Drama, Darlinghurst. 3 minutes walk from Hyde Park
Fee: $480(Early bird offer: $420 if paid before 15th January 2018)
Capacity: 5-20 people
Includes: 5 yoga sessions with qualified yoga instructor, 5 healing morning tea, 5 lunch box (all organic and gentle to your digestive system), 5 ingredients and recipe for your supper.
Apply>>

What to bring: 
Yoga mat, cushion or blanket to sit on and your beautiful self. *Let us know If you don’t have yoga mat, we’ll prepare a mat for you.

 

[What to expect on the day]
6:00: Door open
6:15: Body cleanse lecture (text available)
7:00: Yoga session
7:45: Morning tea and lunch box+ ingredients for supper
8:00: End of session
*Please arrive strictly by 6:15 am (Note: door will open at 6 am).
*Yoga practice and lecture may reverse from time to time.
*Please arrive at the venue with empty stomach. (We recommend that you only consume small amount of warm water before arrival)
*Please try to have small meals and avoid caffeinated coffee/tea and alcohol 2-3 days prior to start of the retreat.

[Terms and Condition]
* Full payment required at the time of confirmation.
* Application confirmed once payment received.
* 20% of the full fee is non-refundable. The rest is fully refunded if cancelled prior to 21 days.
* No refund available for cancellations within 21 days prior to the commencement date. Unfortunately we cannot offer any refunds due to weather or sickness once the retreat starts.
*If we do not reach 5 people, money will be refunded fully.
*Please be aware that we cannot take any responsibility for any incidents that occur during transport to and from the retreat.
*We cannot take any responsibility for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property incurred during the retreat.

Booking essential>>

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Eriko Watanabe Profile
Yoga Instructor with calm and happy nature with advanced training in yoga, specialised in the Yoga Synergy method, which harmonises the intelligence of traditional yoga from the East and modern knowledge of the west (Physiotherapy). Having had a busy demanding corporate background, Eriko is particularly enthusiastic about providing a space to feel the inner peace and gratitude we tend to separate from our busy modern lifestyle. You will be encouraged to “feel good” through various yoga postures and calm breathing.

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Keiko Ikeda Profile
Keiko is a fully trained Macrobiotic instructor having obtained her diploma from the Kushi Institute in Japan. She holds regular macrobiotic cooking classes in Sydney as well as miso making workshops. Keiko is also the founder of Soramame Koji House which produces delicious, healthy koji products. Supporting people’s busy lifestyle with healthy, wholesome food is Keiko’s passion. Having held half fasting retreats across NSW she is experienced in presenting lectures about detoxifying your body.

Booking essential>>

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Recipes using koji

Tamari-koji flavoured fried brown rice

[Ingredients] serves 2

Vegetables
1/2 onion: Chop into fine pieces
1/4 broccoli: Separate into small bunches, cut the stem into this slices

Rice
300g cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon tamari-koji
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Pepper
[Method]

1. Heat up the pan and pour sesame oil. Stir fry onion until it gets soft and moist, then add broccoli. Take them out form the pan when they are cooked and replace into a plate.

2. Put brown rice into the same pan, stir fry until it gets separated into pieces, then put back cooked vegetables into the pan, season with tamari koji. Add some pepper at the end.

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Request Classes

Private cooking classes are available

■Private Cooking Class

-Dates: Upon request
-Time: Upon request (Duration 3 hrs/ incl. eating time)
-Fees: $95pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down lunch and healing tea)
-Class Size: Minimum 3 people

You can choose from  our variety of cooking classes>>>

*Bookings  essential>>>


[ Venue ]

Private Cooking Classes/Soramame Kitchen
Walk 7-8 mins from Bondi Junction Station
*We will advise you of the address after your booking is confirmed.



Home Visit Cooking Class/Upon request

*Classes are held in English and Japanese
*Menus are subject to change with produce availability

*Bookings  essential>>>

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Chewing

Try! chewing 100 times per mouthful meditative meal!!

Boost your immune system!

Chewing is one of the most important parts of your diet. Saliva contains lots of natural enzymes, which aids your digestion and boosts your immune system. Join us once a week for a meditative dinner, chewing 100 times per mouthful! It will be a great way to reset your body and mind.

▶ Date and time: Upon request
▶ Fee: $30pp (from 3 – up to 5 people)
▶ Includes an explanation of the benefits of chewing,
a tasty chewing plate eg. Brown rice, Soup, 3-4 side dishes,
healing tea
▶ Place: Soramame kitchen: 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction
*We will advise you of the address after your booking is confirmed
▶ Duration: approximately 1 hrs
▶ Please book and pay by 1 week before the day

Photo/ Sample chewing plate

*Bookings  essential>>>