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Marta’s Fudge!

Michael Bauce

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Mix crushed almonds with cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, ginger and spread it in a small silicon tray. Heat up Tahini and/or peanut butter and rice syrup (and maple if you wish). Bring to gentle boil,  stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Spread mixture on top of almonds and then allow to cool until firm. Refrigerate or put… more »

Lentil Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Michael Bauce

Today's Plate
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Just perfect for the season. We cooked lentils, added parsley, celery, olive oil and sea salt. Baked till perfection and topped with Mushroom Gravy. Mushroom Gravy: Slice Mushrooms and add to cooking pot. Saute with a bit of olive oil and then add water and soy sauce to taste Cover and simmer for 20 minutes…. more »

What We Can Learn From Remote Tribes

Michael Bauce

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What We Can Learn From Remote Tribes By Gareth Evans & Roland HughesBBC News 24 November 2018 When American John Allen Chau was killed by an endangered tribe in India last week, it brought a renewed focus on some of the world’s most isolated people. Officials in India said Chau was a missionary keen to… more »

Co-Operation Stew!

Michael Bauce

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Three Sisters’ Stew is made from Posole (Mexican Dent Corn), Pinto Beans and Kabocha Squash. The Corn is pressure-cooked for 2 1/2 hours until fully softened and then cooked along with Pinto Beans and Kabocha Squash for a rich, satisfying Stew.   Nature Co-operates!   Native Americans (and Africans) planted these 3 crops alongside each… more »

To Peel Or Not To Peel

Michael Bauce

Health & More
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Why do so many health-conscious people continue to peel squash, apples, carrots and cucumbers? It may be habitual, but many peel because the skins often are hard to clean or have a less than perfect texture. Some may worry that peels contain harmful pesticides and should be avoided. Others think the peel is not tasty… more »

Red Lentil & Roasted Broccoli Tacos

Michael Bauce

Berkeley Organic Meals, Today's Plate
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GLOBAL FLAVOR COMBINED WITH CREATIVE SPIRIT!  The rich taste of corn combined with savory Red Lentils, Roasted Broccoli and pickled Red Onions is reminiscent of the complex flavors commonly found in Mexican cuisine. We’ve created a vegan, macrobiotic-style taco that will not only satisfy your palate, but nourish your body and soul. These tacos are… more »

Do You Hara Hachi Bu? – The Art of Eating Lightly by michael bauce

Michael Bauce

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The Japanese have an expression that reminds them to eat lightly, known as Hara Hachi Bu. Literally translated, it means eat until your belly is 8 parts full. Ohsawa often spoke of Vivero Parvo, to only eat the minimum required to sustain good health. This practice is a traditional human one and remains the practice… more »

Tempeh

Michael Bauce

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Our lunch today included Tempeh, an easy-to-digest, fermented soybean food that has been gaining popularity around the world for the past decades. My favorite way to prepare Tempeh:   First gently brown in oil on both sides. As you are frying, mix water (enough to cover Tempeh), umeboshi paste and arame seaweed in a mixing bowl…. more »

Pumpkin Muffins Recipe

Michael Bauce

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Pumpkin Muffins: 4 cups whole grain spelt flour 2 tablespoons aluminum-free baking powder 3 teaspoons cinnamon 3 teaspoons powdered ginger 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 2/3 cup oil 1 1/4 cups maple syrup 1 cup rice milk 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 cups grated pumpkin or squash, grated on large grate w/ skin handful roasted pumpkin seeds… more »

Root Fusion Vegetable Medley (Tuesday’s Meal)

Michael Bauce

Berkeley Organic Meals
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 – MEAL PICKUP As the season changes, we start thinking Root Vegetables!  Roots are grounding and quite delicious to boot. We’re using a variety of Roots in our meal this Tuesday, including Watermelon Daikon, Rutabaga and Turnip. The meal also includes pressure-cooked Brown Rice & Sweet Brown Rice with Nori Condiment, Savory… more »