the health nut: May 19, 2009
A couple little bits for you. First, I had to share this wonderful recipe
tablehopper reader Leslie wrote in: it's for a ~HEALTHY BREAKFAST OF
QUINOA~. (I know, and you thought it was just for dinner.) One thing that
was challenging on the cleanse was what to eat for breakfast besides curried
tofu and smoothies and oatmeal. This was such a treat, and I was amazed at
how long this held me over into my day. And I am now in love with Artisana
&Itemid=35> coconut butter.
Quinoa Breakfast Porridge
Make a pot of quinoa and it will last for about three mornings.
Reheat one portion of quinoa with lots of cinnamon and about 1/3 cup almond
Simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
Right before you take it off the heat, add a couple of tablespoons of
Artisana coconut butter (yummy stuffit makes the quinoa creamy). The folks
at Artisana are over in Berkeley and they have a whole fabulous range of
great jarred items.
In a brekkie bowl, add:
1/2 organic mango, cubed
1/2 apple, cut in pieces
passion fruit or whatever fruit you like
handful of chopped almonds
Toss and serve.
I took a field trip to check out ~ALIVE!~ <http://www.aliveveggie.com
Lombard, an all-organic raw food restaurant (you may know them from their
stand at the farmers' market). I liked the intimate atmosphere, with its
rustic wood tables, Japanese-influenced graphic art on the wall, and dim
lighting. Very soothing, and very small. Also one of the quietest places
I've been in for ages. It was a pleasure to be in a restaurant where I could
have almost everything on the menu (well, except the organic wine). In my
booze-free existence, I opted for the coconut. I swear, I went wild for my
fresh coconut juice, such a tasty treat. The carrot-orange-ginger combo was
another vibrant winner.
The appetizers were good, like the flaxseed flatbread with cashew cream,
tomatoes, and avocado ($12)although I've had better olives, and I hate
out-of-season tomatoes. The maki roll with a sunflower seed miso pate,
carrots, and shiitake mushrooms was excellentit almost had the texture of
imitation crab inside. Sadly the entrées followed the path of why I dislike
many vegetarian places: why have a pile-up of ingredients, all in one dish?
They get muddled, and in this case, sodden. Sodden salads of julienned
vegetables, basically. It would be so much better to just let the
ingredients stand on their own, or at least simply. In the end, our three
dishes ended up feeling very similar to each other. Oh well. The carrot cake
dessert topped with cashew cream was a good finishthere were seven desserts
to choose from in all. Supposedly there's a patio in the back, but the night
we were there it was a wind tunnel, so no alfresco for us. 1972 Lombard St.
at Webster, 415-923-1052.
in the middle of the article
To benefit all: Buy more bicycles, not more cars. (help the bicycle
industry not the car industry)
It was very clear American Auto makers were making inefficient SUVs/CARs
that ONLY the American Market wanted.
Everyone knew it, but profits speaks louder than words and/or reason.
There's too many greedy people in this world.
Why not make closed automobile plants into bicycle making plants.
Best Bicycle Event in SF
Next bike ride 24th street in the Mission will be closed
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