7 Benefits of Drinking Green Tea

green-tea-potMorning Rituals Drinking a cup or two of green tea is one for me. I enjoy the taste of organic loose leaf "Everyday Green Tea".  I ordered it bulk from the Imperial Tea Company and purchase it from there shop at Ferry Plaza Market in San Francisco. The list of health benefits are many; Here are just seven! It may prevent skin damage and wrinkling.  EGCG appears to be 200 times more powerful than vitamin E at destroying skin-damaging free radicals.  Source Care2 It contains a potent antioxidant Read more...

The Lung and the Short of Healthy Eating this Fall

sweet-and-wild-rice-imageBy Patricia Becker This is one of my articles I wrote for the Harbin Hots Springs Quarterly Magazine in about 1987 during my 5 years as a resident chef, cooking class teacher and diet coach.  I dusted it off the article, freshened it up.  It also is at Peace Quarters. Welcome to autumn! I would like to begin with a thought from Lao Tzu: Nature alternates dynamically when it completes what it is doing, then it starts over again. All that is springs from such alternation.   As we observe Read more...

If You Care About Good Quality Food, Watch This.

Presented by The Real Food Revolution and John Robbins

Crunchy Oriental Salad

asian noodle saladCrunchy Asian Salad 1      head Napa (Chinese) cabbage, cut finely 2      ears corn, de-cobbed 1      carrot, grated 1/2    bunch cilantro, cut finely 1      small cucumber, peeled and cubed into 1/2-inch bites 1      tomato, diced, or 1/2 red pepper, diced 1      package Westbrae or Soken ramen noodles 1 1/2  teaspoons sesame oil 1/3    cup brown rice vinegar 2      tablespoons mirin - Japanese cooking sake 2      tablespoons tamari 2      Read more...

Only Six Spots Left for Two Days at Camp!

Highlights include Saturday night Giant Opening Party Fiesta with DJ Bran, two lectures by keynote speaker Michael Rossoff, daily yoga with Patricia Becker, a chance to meet our new camp director Jeanne Grosset, and time at Pinecrest Lake. Take advantage of this special two-day offer: arrive at noon Saturday and depart Monday at 2 pm. Cost: $295/adult, including cabin (and/or tent) space, all activities, interactive lectures, and seven (7) of the best meals you’ll ever eat away from home. Sign Read more...