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Cooking Classes

Macrobiotic gluten free sweets in October

Love sweets? But concerned about refined sugar, gluten, dairy, baking powder or eggs? Then come along to our next class where we will be making sweets using macrobiotic principles. It’s the sweets that you love, without the guilt! Perfect for the festive seasons that are just around the corner!

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●Chocolate brownies
●Matcha parfait
●Macerated seasonal fruit
●A light lunch of brown rice balls and miso soup

-Dates: Sun 29, Mon 30 Oct (1 day class)
-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $98pp (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, this class fee will be $90pp. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*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

Vegan Osechi Cooking in November!

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 19, Mon 20 Nov (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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Special Event

Japanese Pickles for Spring & Summer@Gojyuan 豪寿庵

Pickling is growing in popularity in Sydney!!

Join us and learn how to make 3 kind of “Tsukemono”. Perfect in time for spring and summer!

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●Miso zuke (pickles)
Miso zuke is a very popular style of pickles in Japan. They contain lots of enzymes and minerals. We will teach you how to make the miso base.

Cucumber tamari zuke (pickles)
Cucumber tamari pickles are a popular all places in Japan.  You may saw TV commercial “Q chan”. We are going to make similar one without any artificial additive.

Ume daikon (pickles)
Pickles made using daikon(white raddish) and umeboshi(pickled plum). It has a beautiful light pink colour and is very refreshing.

Refreshment(we’ll prepare lovely sweets and bancha tea for all participants)

-Date: Saturday 4th November
-Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
-Venue: Gojyuan: 208 Darling Street Balmain NSW 2041
-Fee: $80pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, refreshment and babcha tea)
-Class size: 10 people
-Bring your own apron

*You will take some Cucumber tamari zuke home with you. *Containers for the Cucumber tamari zuke will be provided.
*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.
*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day. Participants will get a special deal:1 for $8(Normally $9) or 2 for $15

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*Gojyuan direct Booking essential>>>
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Gojuan Phone: 02-9810-3219

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Special Event

Application close on Fri 12 Aug! 5 Day Half Fasting Urban Style Detox Retreat

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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 21st July!

When: 4th September (Monday) – 8th September (Friday)
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
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: email to detoxurban@gmail.com with following details: Full name, postal address, email address, mobile number. *Please allow 48 hours for response. Application will close as soon as maximum capacity of 20 is reached.
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.

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[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.

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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.

Apply: email to detoxurban@gmail.com with following details: Full name, postal address, email address, mobile number.

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Cooking Classes

Korean dishes with a macrobiotic twist in August!

Let’s make delicious Korean dishes with a macrobiotic twist! In this class you will lean how to boost your immune system too.

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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●Potato and seaweed Korean style pancake “Chijimi”
●Korean style vegan wrap“Ssam”
●Daikon and mushroom soup “Kuppa”
●Cucumber “Kimchi” with Ama-KOJI
●Buckwheat and kuzu pudding “Muku”

-Dates:(1 day class)
Sun 27 August  *fully booked
Mon 28 August  *few vacancies
-Time: 11:00am-14:00 (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station.
-Fee: $98pp (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, this class fee will be $90pp. 
-Class size: 2-6 people -Bring your own apron

*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 and Ume paste on the day.
Participant special :1 for $8 or 2 for $15

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Bookings essential>>>

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Cooking Classes

White miso making class! Attending White & Red both classes, receive SP discount!

Make Miso the traditional way, using Organic soy beans, Koji culture and sea salt. Without the need for pre-packaged products with all of their nasties, this workshop will teach you to make useful Japanese White miso from scratch!

●Handmade White miso
●Variety of delicious miso recipes: White miso stew, Brown rice bread, Shallot with vinegar miso‘Negi nuta’
●Sweets (will be prepared for you before the class)
We’ll be hold Red miso class as well!

*You will take about 400-500g miso home with you to rest for a year. It will be worth the wait!!!
*Containers for the miso will be provided.

[White(Shiro 白 )Miso/using organic chick peas]
-Sun 25 June
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-Mon 26 June  
Finished
-Sun 16 July  Fully booked
-Mon 17 July  Finished
-Sun 20 August
-Mon 21 August

[Red(Aka 赤 )Miso/using organic soy beans]

-Sun 28 May  Finished
-Mon 29 May Finished
-Sun 18 June  Finished
-Mon 19 June  Finished
-Sun 30 July  Finished
-Mon 31 July  Finished

-Fees$98pp (incl. ingredients and equipment, recipes, a sit down lunch and healing tea) *If you are attending White miso and Red miso both classes, receive special discount. Fees will be $180pp
-Time(All classes): 11:00am-14:00pm (incl. sit down lunch)
-Venue: Soramame Kitchen, 7-8 mins walk from Bondi Junction Station. We will advise you of the exact address once your booking has been confirmed.
-Class size: 2-5 people
-Bring your own apron

*You can also purchase soramame’s koji products on the day. Participant special :1 for $8 or 2 for $15

*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.

Bookings 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>>>