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Mushroom Onion Gravy

A favorite quick and delicious gravy to bring big flavor to tofu cutlets, tempeh, fish, and grains. Mushroom Onion Gravy 1 tablespoon sesame or olive oil 1 medium yellow onion diced 1 cup, thinly chopped maitake, shiitake and /or chanterelle mushrooms 3 garlic cloves sliced Pinch

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What’s in your water?

How to save on your water bill! Since 1970, Multipure has manufactured drinking water systems that help provide solutions to environmental problems such as plastic water bottles, harmful contaminants and the carelesswaste of precious resources. We’re proud of the “green” products we manufacture using materials

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What Happens To Your Body When You Start Doing Yoga

This ancient practice is on par with aerobic exercise as one of the best things you can do for mind, body, and spirit. For decades, aerobic exercise—the type that raises your heart and breathing rates, such as running or  cycling—has been touted by scientists as

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Ume Sho Kuzu Tea ~ BEST Home Remedy

Natural Tea ~Home Remedy tea for when you feel fatigued, have a belly ache or just want better balance. 1 ¾ cup filtered water 1 Kukicha Twig Tea bag ½ Umeboshi plum or ½ teaspoon umeboshi plum paste 1 tablespoon Kuzu 2 drops good quality

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Monday Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner in Palo Alto

Nov 23 Thanksgiving 2015 $23   Gingery Butternut Squash Soup Basket of Whole Grain Breads and Crackers Corn and Caramelized Onion Frittata Wild Rice and Quinoa Pilaf with Creamy Mushroom Gravy Mashed, Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Sauce Green Beans with Toasted Almonds Mixed Greens, Radicchio and

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Vegan Macrobiotic Thanksgiving Dinner November 23 in Palo Alto

Thanksgiving  Menu 2015 Gingery Butternut Squash Soup Basket of Whole Grain Breads and Crackers Corn and Caramelized Onion Frittata Wild Rice and Quinoa Pilaf with Creamy Mushroom Gravy Mashed, Roasted Sweet Potatoes Cranberry Sauce Green Beans with Toasted Almonds Mixed Greens, Radicchio and Romaine Salad

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Chew Your Food – Secret to Good Health

I am and always have been very interested in older people that are living happy healthy lives! They deeply inspire. What do they have to say? What do they attribute their vitality to? Two days ago, a client asked me how to alkalize because she

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5 Ways to Improve Our Memory

Though it seems unnecessary, memorization is important for many reasons beyond being great at trivia night. For one, it disciplines the mind, making it more focused and productive; what you hold in your memory also informs how you think about things, and helps you understand

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Yoga Hike at Hidden Villa – Saturday Sept 26

Patricia’s Yoga Hike is a fun and social way to have a whole new yoga experience while enjoying Hidden Villa trails. We combine the cardio benefits of well-paced hiking with strengthening yoga moves for an intimate group workout that is accessible to yoga practitioners of

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DARE TO LAUGH! — Discovering Humor in Every Day Life

DARE TO LAUGH! — Discovering Humor in Every Day Life, with Verne Varona What’s so funny? Almost everything! Identifying humor in daily life can offer greater amusement, become a coping tool, improve vitality, gratitude, and promote well-being. Humor is a necessary and vital component of living a present life. The

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4 Tips – Meditation for Pain Relief

How to Use Meditation for Pain Relief   Mare Chapman, a Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapist, says meditation can ease everything from life-interfering chronic pain to stress-induced muscle tension to the occasional migraine or menstrual cramp. While you may not be able to eliminate the cause, you don’t have

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Fabulous Camp in Tahoe National Forest

French Meadows 46th Annual Summer Camp  – July 4 – 12, 2015 – Sponsored by GOMF.  Register soon! Unplug your cell phone and plug into nature, good company, and your own divine self. Click link above for the full schedule of great speakers and fun

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Marine Cured Health Problems by Going Organic

Former US Marine Demands GMO Ban After Curing Health Problems By Going Organic June 4th, 2015 As the great GMO debate rages on, more and more stories are beginning to surface from individuals who have experienced personal success by eliminating genetically modified foods from their diet. One

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100 Restaurant Salads That Are Worse Than a Big Mac

Ordering a salad at a chain restaurant often seems like the healthiest choice to dieters or nutrition-conscious custom ers. However, many restaurant salads are actually loaded with high-fat and high-cholesterol ingredients—like processed meat, cheese, and creamy dressing. Physicians Committee dietitians compared the nutrition data of

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Corn and Squash Miso Soup

Corn is one of my favorite vegetables. I like it so much, partly because it is delicious, partly because the season is so short, partly because it is so versatile and partly because I have a photo of my grandmother standing next to a corn field when

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Best Black Bean Soup

Best Black Bean Soup    1 cup black beans 5 cups water or vegetable broth (2 cups to soak, 3 cups to cook) 4-inch piece kombu sea vegetable 1 bay leaf 1 onion, diced 1 cup winter squash, cut in 1 inch cubes 2 large cloves

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Yoga Benefits for All Ages

The older we are the more rewarding and essential yoga becomes. About three years ago Patricia Becker visited my home to familiarize me with Yoga. I have been receiving her wise counsel ever since. I was a skeptic but now a believer! Particularly because of

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Switch to Organic Food – 90 second video

Want to know what happens in your body when you switch from eating conventional food to organic? Watch this powerful 90 second video. A family that doesn’t buy organic because of the cost eats only organic for two weeks.  In this 90 second video, the impact

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Sea Vegetable and Seaweed Health Benefits

Sea Vegetables – Concentrated sources of nutrients. Dried dulse and nori are 20 to 34% protein. All sea weeds are rich in calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, and iodine. Vitamins A, C, B complex, B12.   My first video….  not perfect …they will get

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Sugar, Where it Does Not Belong

Sugar has a sneaky way of showing up in places where it doesn’t really belong. You expect the sweetness to appear in desserts, candy-coated treats and donuts, but in your hamburger? Sugar’s near-ubiquity in processed and packaged foods makes limiting one’s daily sugar intake —

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Patricia’s Potato Salad

The potatoes at the Farmer Markets have been looking so fresh and beautiful…I thought a good time to share this recipe from a cooking class I taught several years ago.  For the best taste please choose all organic ingredients. Hope you enjoy! Patricia’s Potato Salad

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Testimonial Sophia

Dear Patricia, First of all, I would like to let you know that I enjoy your yoga class very much. Thank you. And second, I am so grateful to you for the advice you gave me four weeks ago and for your time. When I

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The Digestive Perks Of Being A Vegetarian

Besides typically consuming more nutrients, and avoiding congesting foods, vegetarians also have incredible digestion. Switching to a vegetarian diet may be a good way to enhance your digestive health, and you don’t have to take an all-or-nothing approach to the switch. There are several types of

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Miracles of Good Nutrition and Yoga

Are you interested in eating healthier, detoxify your body, starting a meditation practice, enjoying happier relationships, and living vibrantly? My friend, certified yoga teacher and inspiration, Rebecca Snowball, is hosting a no-cost online speaker series to support men and women who are eager to incorporate

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The Myth of High Protein Diets

MANY people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs. Recently, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee lifted recommendations that consumption of dietary cholesterol should be restricted, citing research

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5 Ways to Modify Yoga Poses as We Age!

1. More Stretching Always begin by stretching. Muscles need to be warm to function effectively, maybe as long as 12-15 minutes. You can include twists, cross-legged forward bends, stretching with arms overhead and doing a twist in both directions and side bends, extended forward standing bend

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