Beauty and the Beet

Can beets help you look younger? Probably. As if deliciousness wasn’t reason enough to enjoy them, betacyanin, the pigment that gives beets their powerful crimson color, also helps prevent oxidative stress and inflammation. (Not to mention detoxifying the digestive system, fighting cancer and fatigue and lowering cholesterol!). As a bonus, beets are a great topical humectant, so while you’re making the recipe below, reserve one grated beet and blend with half a cup... Read More

Paula’s Can’t be Beet Hummus

After a sunny morning harvesting bright beets in Gaia Gardens, we were inspired to whip up our favorite make-ahead hummus. Wyoming Chef Paula Currie introduced us to this vibrant appetizer that’s a crowd pleaser anywhere, anytime. The Recipe: 1 large (8-ounce) beet, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 1 cup drained canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas; from 15 1/2-ounce can) 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for chips 1/4 cup slivered almonds 5 garlic cloves, peeled 1 1/2... Read More

Bravo Cabo!

I admit, when invited to Cabo San Lucas, visions of cruise ships and tourists nearly kept me inland. But that’s only because no one mentioned the intimate lunch we might have in the sustainable community of Sol del Mayo in Santiago, or the area’s best kept secret, Casiano’s spontaneous cuisine in nearby San Jose. Good thing I am a sucker for a beautiful beach. Casiano's San Jose While it’s easy to find delicious meals most anywhere, locals know Chef... Read More

What Happens When You Eat Ramen And Gatorade?

Here’s a bitter pill to swallow: Link to this “pill cam” for an internal visual of how the body deals with processed vs whole foods, courtesy of Blisstree.com. “The incentive for this project is to try and present unseen and often veiled information about our food system in unexpected ways, so the public is armed with as much knowldge as possible in order to make informed choices about the food they eat,” Stefani Bardin, TEDxManhatten Fellow. What... Read More

Destinations Travel Magazine – Beaches of South Walton

Destinations Travel Magazine –  If the idea of a family vacation in Florida conjures images of mouse ears and crowds, think again. Known as the Emerald Coast, or the Forgotten Coast, a 26-mile stretch of turquoise shoreline in South Walton County is worth remembering. Branching off Highway 98, County Road 30-A dips through white quartz sand, rare coastal dune lakes, and century-old live oaks that long ago made the area a best-kept secret for regional vacationers. But with... Read More


Believe Nothing

 “Believe nothing.
No matter 
where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with you own reason and your own common sense."

               - Buddha

“The same molecules
that make up the food
we consume become
the molecules of our
minds and bodies.
So, unless you grow
your own food, you
should choose a
farmer as carefully as
 you choose your 
doctor or pastor.”

  _ Tim Willey, Farmer
             Madera CA
 “If man made it… don’t eat
it!"

 

          

       
        

        

        - Jack LaLanne

  “If we are
 always arriving and
 departing, it is also
 true that we are 
 eternally anchored. 
 One's destination is 
 never a place but 
 rather a new way of 
 looking at things."

           - Henry Miller
  “The rest of the
 world lives to eat…
 I eat to live.”
- Socrates
“Teachers open the door, 

but
you must enter by 

yourself."

         - Chinese proverb

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