Thursday, October 22, 2009

Healthy Holiday Cooking with Slow Food Oahu

Date: November 15, 2009
Time: 4:00 pmto6:30 pm

Holidays can get a lot of people down. So many of us overeat and eat the wrong foods, leaving us feeling sluggish and grumpy. There’s another way to celebrate (and even meat lovers enjoy these dishes)!!

Leslie will teach everyone how to make healthy whole food dishes that keep your energy strong and your body light, while at the same time maintaining all the flavor that you love.

  • Holiday Rice
  • Shiitake Gravy
  • Watercress, Fig, Artichoke Heart Salad
  • Pumpkin Bread

To reserve your space at this special event, please RSVP by Monday, November 6 to Michelle at . In your RSVP please include your name, member status, phone or email and the name of any nonmember guests you would like to bring. THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE, so please reply quickly if you know you would like to attend.

Non-members who are not guests of a member may sign up after October 19.

The cost for members is $35 and nonmembers is $40, and payment must be received by Friday, November 13.

Directions and further details will be sent to all confirmed participants the Wednesday prior to the event.

Class will be held at Baby aWEARness in the Manoa Marketplace, on the second floor above Bank of Hawaii.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Optimal Health and Healing Through Macrobiotics a BIG SUCCESS

We had so much fun and learned a tremendous amount from Warren Kramer while he was here on Oahu. If you were unable to attend, he'll be back in April of 2010. We are already planning lots of interesting classes for you.

The whole event was very refreshing and revitalizing for me personally. Thanks Warren!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

You probably don't experience these things, like fatigue, but if you do....

I had lunch with Warren Kramer after his morning consultations today and asked him, "What are the most common reasons people come to see you?" Here's what he said:

Weight Issues
Skin Problems
Reproductive Issues: PMS, Infertility, Menopause
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
High Cholesterol
Anxiety, Fear, & Depression
Eating Disorders

Warren is here to teach us all how we can address these naturally, using food and energetic medicine to heal ourselves. Restoring Your Natural Healing Ability is our first lecture! It's all about how to get out of the way so we can allow our bodies to heal and perform at their peak.


Friday, October 09, 2009

Chard and Marigolds

Chard and Marigolds
Originally uploaded by macro808
This afternoon, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Kahumana Biodynamic and Organic Farm in Waianae, HI. We spent the first part of the afternoon in the field harvesting chard for the Waianae Farmer's Market and then went into the packing shed to wash and bunch the greens. My job was to bunch them together. Mother Earth certainly shares her bounty and only asks to be treated respectfully in return.

Easter Egg Radishes

Easter Egg Radishes
Originally uploaded by macro808
One of the additional vegetables that was harvested are these gorgeous Easter egg radishes. They just seemed positively triumphant in this photo!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Warren Kramer cooking classes coming soon!

Cooking for Hearty Appetites:
Fried Chickpea Patties
Pinto Bean Soup
Sweet Vegetable Jam on Steamed Bread
Coleslaw w/Tahini Mayo
Stirfried Portabello Mushrooms and Broccoli Rabe
Pear and Apple Pecan Crisp

Cooking for Natural Beauty:

Hato-Mugi and Bean Salad
Cucumber Soup
Light and Refreshing Pressed Salad with Citrus Dressing
Boiled Daikon w/Sweet Miso
Arame Cucumber Noodle Salad w/Shiso Leaf Dressing
Sweet and Sour Apple Kanten

Go to Leslie's main website, and head to the community calendar, to see more and to register.


Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sunday Breakfast

typical breakfast
Originally uploaded by macro808
People ask me all the time what I like to have for breakfast. Here's a photo of what my typical breakfast looks like. In this photo, it's a mixture of brown rice and oats, topped with dried apricots and almonds, a side of blanched kale, and a handful of fresh raspberries. My beverage of choice lately has been green tea. Itadakimasu...