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...

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...

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...

Sugar Blues

sugar blues photo 3The following is from a book that made... dramatic improvements in my physical and emotional health: While preparing his recurring volume, A History of Nutrition, published in 1957, Professor E. V. McCollum (Johns Hopkins University), sometimes called America's foremost nutritionist, reviewed approximately 200,000 published scientific papers, recording experiments with food, their properties, and their effects on animals and humans. The material covered the period from the mid-18th century to Read more...