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Macrobiotics for Dummies with Verne Varona, Oct 5 in Palo Alto

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  • Gerard T.
    On Monday, October 5 at 8 pm, the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community will host senior teacher of macrobiotics Verne Varona, who will speak on Macrobiotics for
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      On Monday, October 5 at 8 pm, the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community will host senior teacher of macrobiotics Verne Varona, who will speak on Macrobiotics for Dummies—A 21st Century Multi-Cultural Approach Toward Body, Mind & Spirit Health. He is the author of the new book Macrobiotics for Dummies and the best selling Nature's Cancer-Fighting Foods. Verne will illustrate some applications of macrobiotics by sharing some of his recent activities: a project to reverse disease through diet, where a group of patients will be monitored by physicians (to be filmed in a feature-length documentary that Verne is producing and directing); and his recent talks with a large spiritual organization in India about adapting a macrobiotically oriented diet for the Indian nation.

      This will be an interactive session, so bring your questions—Verne will help you develop specific recommendations, dietary and others, for your needs. Expect an informative and very entertaining presentation (punctuated by hilarious impressions) by one of the most popular and dynamic speakers on the health circuit today. Don't miss this!

      For a recipe appropriate for autumn--Millet, Butternut Squash, and Corn Cakes--from Macrobiotics for Dummies, visit http://peninsulamacro.org

      Lecture Details:
      • Monday, October 5, 8 pm (no reservation necessary)
      • $5-10 donation suggested for lecture
      • The First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue at Bryant, Palo Alto, 1/4 mile East of Alma and the California Avenue Caltrain Station
      • before the lecture, enjoy a Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner and make new friends at 6:30 pm (dinner reservations: call 650 599-3320 by 9:30 am)


      GOURMET VEGETARIAN DINNER MENU (DAIRY-FREE), OCTOBER 5, 6:30 PM

      • White Bean, Leek and Onion Soup
      • Butternut Squash Savory Bread Pudding
      • Quinoa-Corn Salad
      • Steamed Broccoli with Red Onion Dressing
      • Mixed Green Salad
      • Poached Pears with Whipped Tofu Cream
      • Tea

      Dinner Details:
      • Monday, October 5, 6:30 pm
      • $15 for Dinner (dairy-free, vegan)
      • please reserve for Dinner by Monday morning, 9:30 AM (650 599-3320)
      • The First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue at Bryant, Palo Alto, 1/4 mile East of Alma and the California Avenue Caltrain Station
      • for more Monday dinner menus, visit http://peninsulamacro.org


      MONDAY GOURMET VEGETARIAN DINNERS (DAIRY-FREE) IN PALO ALTO

      The Peninsula Macrobiotic Community serves a Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner every Monday (except major holidays) in Palo Alto. This is a full, dairy-free, vegan dinner which includes soup, grain, beans or bean products, vegetables, dessert, and beverage, prepared by expert natural foods Chef Gary Alinder, our Chef since our inception in 1987.

      WEBSITE: http://peninsulamacro.org - featuring newsletter, dinner menus, and related information.

      DINNER RESERVATIONS: please try to make your Dinner reservations by Monday morning, 9:30 AM; call 650 599-3320 and specify either "sitdown" or "takeout". If it's after 9:30 and you're still interested in coming, call and leave a number for the manager to call you back if there is space. It is not necessary to reserve for the After-Dinner presentation.

      SITDOWN OR TAKEOUT: dine with us or pick up a takeout. When reserving, please indicate "sitdown" or "takeout".

      TIME: dinner is served at 6:30 pm every Monday except major holidays; the after-dinner presentation (once per month) starts at 8 pm.

      PRICE: $15 for Dinner (occasional special dinners are priced higher), $5-10 donation suggested for after-dinner presentation (usually once per month)

      LOCATION: The First Baptist Church, 305 North California Avenue at Bryant, Palo Alto, 1/4 mile East of Alma and the California Avenue Caltrain Station.

      AFTER-DINNER PRESENTATION: each month we feature an After-Dinner Lecture or Event, described in the newsletter and website. Lectures are usually on macrobiotic or other health related topics, by a variety of speakers including macrobiotic counselors, medical doctors, cooking teachers, and people who have dealt successfully with serious diseases using macrobiotic or similar approaches. Other events have included performances by folk singers and vegetarian Chinese acrobats. We have a pass-the-hat policy for our events; we suggest a donation of $5-10.

      WHO SHOULD ATTEND: all are welcome at our Dinners, vegetarian or not. The Dinners are particularly helpful for those who want to eat in healthy ways, but may not know how to get started. Many who attend may have the same health concerns you have. Also, choosing locally grown, vegetarian foods is one of the best ways to reduce your carbon footprint on the planet.

      Dinner attendance ranges from 40 to 100, with a full spectrum of ages spanning newborns to grandparents, including quite a few interesting singles. Come with a friend or by yourself; singles easily integrate into our friendly group, where seating is communal. Many long-term friendships have started at a Monday Dinner, and are renewed every week!

      We hope to see you at a Monday Dinner! Please forward this message to friends who may be interested.

      Gerard T. Lum, Newsletter Editor and Webmaster
      Peninsula Macrobiotic Community, http://peninsulamacro.org
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