Monday Bloody Mary Monday at 7 Lamps

Lying flat on the floor, I vowed to be better. It was the final shavasana of my Monday morning hot yoga class, a 90-minute detox that left me horizontal in a puddle of sweat where I earnestly vowed to live purely and healthfully from then on. That intention lasted until lunchtime; almost two whole hours. That was when I met the Kimchee Mary at  Seven Lamps, and now I have seen the light. Who knew a concoction of tyku soju, kimchee, korean chili flake, sweet soy and a few other... Read More

Yoga Lovers’ Chocolate Mousse

The last thing I expected to get out of a day-long yoga session was reinforcement for my chocolate addiction. But hey, who am I to complain? With studies of ahimsa (the yogic pledge to do no harm) behind us, and a long afternoon of sweaty asanas ahead of us, my fellow yogis-in-training and I spent our lunch break woofing down healthy, raw, vegetarian meals and comparing notes on food philosophy. Maybe we were ready for a little indulgence because when Devyn Baklini introduced... Read More

Chocolate Cayenne Macaroons

A generous dash of cayenne lends a fiery kick to this flourless confection. PrintChocolate Cayenne Macaroons 8 ounces semi sweet or bittersweet chocolate 4 egg whites 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups sweetened coconut (shredded) 2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Melt chocolate in a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Set aside. Whisk... 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





        - 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, 

you must enter by 


         - Chinese proverb

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