February 19, 2015
Blog posts tagged "sky island organics"
January 19, 2015
Friday, January 23rd
6pm - 8pm
Forest has several years of intense purification, study, and experimentation with diet under his belt. He will discuss the effects that different foods have on our consciousness and talk about how to learn to read energy in ourselves and our food. Forest tells us that in doing so, we can make meal time decisions aimed towards balancing our body-mind complex. Forest is part of the kitchen team here at the Sky Island Organics manufacturing facility.
Forest will offer an insight into Ayurveda, the world's most ancient holistic health care system. Within this he will review the doshas, the gunas, the six food qualities and the six food tastes. Forest will prepare examples of these and offer an opportunity to experience the feel and taste of these foods. He will also talk about parasites in the body and how they affect our health, as well as the numerous benefits of fasting.
The event is Free and Open to All - Sponsored by Sky Island Organics and Zebra Organics as a community educational program.
We hope to see you there.
November 15, 2014
Team members from both Zebra Organics and Sky Island Organics were on hand to offer insights and support to the group. Thank you to everyone that attended. Here are some highlights from the evening:
|Joan preparing a raw tomato sauce|
|Audience members assisting Joan with the preparation of zucchini noodles|
|Guests tasting Joan's homemade granola|
|Note taking to remember ingredients and steps|
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Next month we will welcome Deanna Moore, the founder of Chocolatl, to present a chocolate workshop. The event will take place from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on December 5 at 870 E Research Drive, Unit 6, Palm Springs, California. You can look forward to:
- Tasting different varieties of chocolate - Learning about how chocolate is made, from tree to bar - Learning about where cocao beans grow - Experiencing a slideshow about chocolate history and culture - Insights on the health benefits of chocolate - Learning recipes using raw cacaoYou can find out more about our Chocolatl products -here-
We hope to see you then. Blessings to all of you,The Team at Zebra OrganicsOur Healthy Living fall - winter free series will feature lectures by doctors and wellness practitioners, cooking classes, demos and film screenings.
July 14, 2014
Today’s dose of inspiration is sourced from a Ted Talk by Rip Esselstyn, a plant-strong advocate that triggered a change in the eating habits of his fellow firefighting crew at theAustin Engine 2 station in Austin, Texas.
Esselstyn supports plant-based diets for their impact on combatting chronic diseases and dramatically heal health. You can watch the TedTalk here:
Esselstyn describes the future health of Americans as poor. According to the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention) the percentage of adults aged 20 years and over who are obese is 35.1 per cent (2012). 50 per cent of Americans are expected to be diabetic or pre-diabetic by 2020. Esselstyn challenged his team to undertake a 28-day challenge of eating a plant-based diet, after discovering the poor state of health of one of his colleagues. Of course giving up meat did proved challenging, as all the men had grown up eating animal products. Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds, the diet was to morph these individuals from medical time bombs to healthy super heroes. And you know what? It worked.Here’s why:
· The team made health a habit. In the supportive environment of
their workplace, love, compassion, respect and admiration resonated with each individual, as they nurtured one another during this difficult transitionalperiod.
· They developed routines.
Wholesome plant-based meals were shared for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Theteam alternated who bought meals and who cooked and cleaned.
· Esselstyn educated them. He discovered that there was a huge a
disconnect between what they thought was healthy and what wasn’t. He pointed out that we are the only mammal on the planet that drinks another mammal’smilk, highlighting the unnatural behaviour humans have become accustomed to.
· They surrounded themselves with wholesome plant-based meals. If
you’re looking for some ideas, try spelt blueberry pancakes, quinoa and fruit salad, oatmeal waffles with apple sauce, plant-strong pizzas, lentil oat loaf,sweet potato lasagna and dark chocolate and oatmeal cookies.
According to Esselstyn, only 6 per cent of calories ingested by Americans come from a plant-based diet. WallStreet Journal’s Market Watch reported on the rise of media outlets listed as flexitarians in 2012, alluding to meatless and vegetarian meals. Esselstyn shares that 99 per cent of
food on the planet comes from plants and that a plant-strong diet is not aboutdeprivation but about the environment. Plant based health benefits include:
- Reducing risk of cancer
- Reducing risk of heart disease
- Fighting diabetes
- Curb obesity
- Live longer
- Reduce carbon footprint
- Minimize water usage
If you’re wondering where your
protein is going to come from while adopting this diet, some great sources include legumes (beans, lentils, peas), nut and nut butters (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, macadamia, Brazil nuts), seeds and seed butters (chia, hemp, sesame, pumpkin,sunflower), whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, oats) and vegetables (peas, spinach and broccoli can contain up to 6g of protein per cup).
Zebra Organics and Sky Island Organics offer a selection of organic trail mixes.