This blog is brought to you by C2E’s Nutrition Arts Counselor, Maureen Cox, aka Chef Mo. She includes very rich information about key ingredients in her weekly menu, which for this week are garbanzo beans and walnuts. Her weekly menu is released on Thursdays and people can order by no later than Friday pm (more info below with this week’s menu!).
Here I leave you with one of her adorable Food Angels and more of her nutrition wisdom. She’s giving C2E’s quarterly Nutrition Intelligence Workshop at C2E’s Villa this coming Saturday, August 22 at 11:30am. For more information, please got here: Nutrition Intelligence w/ Chef Mo
Good Thursday morning on this lovely grey day on our cooling down slide. YAAY Garden has struggled a bit in the heat, probably will make it thru with some still producing tomatoes and a couple of cucumber plants, some collards and chard so we are grateful for that. I am longing to do something with corn but it just hasn’t come into our farmers market as of yet but the moment it does I will be doing something corny. In the meantime this week just the herbs from the garden on the menu. This week’s health tips about garbanzo beans, walnuts and another energy exercise to help radiate more joy and love .
Garbanzo beans contain phytochemicals called saponins, which can act as antioxidants. It could lower the risk of breast cancer, protect against osteoporosis and minimizes hot flushes in post-menopausal women.
Weight Loss: Due to high fiber content and low glycemic index, chickpeas are excellent for weight loss diets. Garbanzos can also boost your energy because of their high iron content.
Did you know that walnuts are good for your brain? They contain a number of neuroprotective compounds, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats, and antioxidants. Research shows walnut consumption may support brain health.One medical study found that consuming high-antioxidant foods like walnuts “can decrease the enhanced vulnerability to oxidative stress that occurs in aging,” “increase health span,” and also “enhance cognitive and motor function in aging.” If you need an afternoon snack eating a handful of walnuts could be just the boost you need.
Simple Radiant Circuit activating exercise by YogaMeli
1. Use your imagination to activate your Radiant Energies. Remember a time when you felt wonderful. Using as many of your senses as possible – see the scene, hear the sounds, fully feel the pleasant body sensations, possibly a sense of openness and warmth in your chest and belly, or a gentle breeze caressing your face. Breathe in and fully enjoy these sensations and notice what happens in your body and with your mood and level of energy.
2. Place your hands at your temples and smooth behind your ears and down your neck 3 or 4 times then let your hands rest on your shoulders. Take a nice big inhale. As you exhale pull your hands down off your shoulders and place them over your heart.
3. Breathe gratitude through your heart – for something that is good in your life, even if it is so very simple like having this moment of peace and breath. This simple exercise can do so much to shift our energies and help us feel better and more connected and alive!
All items on the menu are always Vegan, Organic and Gluten and Dairy free unless otherwise indicated. If you have any special health concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to call (818-486-4672) or email me. Order deadline is Friday evening Aug 21 at 9 pm. I cook on Monday August 24 , and food will be available for pick up on Tuesday August 25from 3:30 – 6 :30pm. Happy to arrange an alternative time if you need one just contact me: email@example.com
Please note that while I strive to keep my pricing fair my costs have risen and therefore this menu reflects a small price increase.
CHEF MO TO GO MENU August 24, 2015
Curried sweet potato soup with crushed walnuts
Sprouted cooked garbanzo bean salad with zucchini & red onions and a cilantro lime dressing
Quinoa salad with oven roasted beets, kale, celery , parsley & olives and a savory lemon dressing
Raw bok choy, carrot and apple slaw with sesame & ginger
LiMITED SPECIAL OFFERING: Vegan gluten free mushroom & veggie pot pie 6” individual size
Savory Organic Millet & non gmo pecan flour flatbread with herbs
Organic Millet and non gmo almond flour chocolate flatbread
Raw energy truffles walnuts , dates, raw cacao, banana, ginger and hemp seeds rolled in sesame seeds.
Curried sweet potato soup $11.00 qt
Sprouted garbanzo salad $11.00 qt
Quinoa salad $11.00 qt
Raw bok choy, carrot salad $11.00 qt
Vegan gluten free mushroom & veggie pot pie $11.00 ea
Flatbreads ( 4 3”x 3” pcs per order) $5.00 pkg
Raw energy truffles $3.00 ea or 2 for $5.00