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...

Patricia’s POWER BARS!

Do you eat the power bars? With more and more to choose from, how's a person supposed to decide which is best? Surely, the bars you make yourself! Let me help you with my favorite no bake recipe;  Power Yummy Bars! 4 ounces crispy brown rice cereal 6 to 8 ounces almond butter 6 ounces rice syrup- at Country Sun or Gold Mine Natural Foods 1 tsp  vanilla extract 1/4 t sea salt 1 t cinnamon powder 1 1/2 T cocoa powder 1/3 C  chopped walnuts 1/3 C dried cherries, raisins or chopped Read more...

Monday Vegan Dinners in the News

A Palo Alto Weekly Thanksgiving MealMeatless Mondays In Palo Alto Peninsula-based nonprofit hosts weekly meat-free dinners by Chrissi Angeles / Palo Alto Weekly November 26, 2015 With the ethereal sounds of a young all-female a capella choir caroling in the background, families, couples, singles and seniors ate a rainbow selection of Thanksgiving-themed vegan dishes hosted by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community on Monday. At each weekly Meat-Free Monday soiree, the nonprofit organization aims to educate the community about Read more...