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Dinner Party

Shiitake Mushroom Risotto with Saffron and Butternut Squash

I love to cook, and as an Organic Farm to Table Vegetarian Personal Chef, for over 30 years, I enjoy going into people’s home and cooking up a feast for special occasions.

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Brazil’s New 10 Nutrition Guidelines

Leslie Cerier, The Organic Gourmet picking carrots in the organic Esalen Institute gardenTen steps to healthy diets
Brazil’s revolutionary new nutrition guidelines–

are actually organized around food (and meals!), not nutrients.

1 Make a variety of plant foods the basis of your diet

2 Use oils,fats, sugar, and salt in moderation to convert foods into dishes

3 Limit or avoid ready to consume products
4 Eat freshly cooked meals regularly, mindfully, in pleasant places
5 Enjoy meals in company
6 Buy food in places that offer a variety of fresh, locally produced foods
7 Learn, value, practice and share the art of cooking
8 Give the pleasure of eating a central place in your life
9 Choose places to eat out that serve freshly cooked meals
10 Beware of information and orientation from sources with conflicted interests

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