Past Meetup

Start the New Year out right with a delicious healthy dinner and a lecture!

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January 7, 2013 ~ Chef James Holloway~

Minestrone Soup
Italian Tofu Balls w/Basil and Green Onion Pesto
Millet and Quinoa Pilaf
Kale and Collards Braised w/Marinated Onions
Arugula and Romaine Salad w/Ginger Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mint Mélange Tea

Guest Speaker - Meredith McCarty

On January 7, Nutrition Educator and Cookbook Author Meredith McCarty will speak on Healing Cuisine: Menu Planning for the New Year. Did you know?

The longest living people on the planet eat between 90% and 99% plant foods. The United Nations climate chief says having a meat-free day every week is the biggest single contribution people can make to curbing climate change in their personal lives, because it cuts the emissions from rearing cattle, sheep and poultry, while improving health. The German federal environment agency went further, advising people to eat meat only on special occasions. Learn the Menu Mantra for creating balanced macrobiotic meals ahead of time, in your mind, the best path to creating real meals that heal, and are a visual delight as well! After this practical presentation, take home a week's worth of menus for quick and easy breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and feel inspired to make them!

Meredith McCarty, Nutrition Educator, is the author of three cookbooks including the award-winning Sweet and Natural. She is an associate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and has worked in educational programs with Drs. Benjamin Spock, Dean Ornish, John McDougall and Neal Barnard. She is a former associate editor of East West/Natural Health magazine and co-director of the East West Center for Macrobiotics for almost 20 years. Meredith studied macrobiotics with Michio and Aveline Kushi and with Herman and Cornellia Aihara in the 1970s. She has a Senior Certificate in the Art of Cooking from the Kushi Foundation. Meredith received her Nutrition Educator certificate from Bauman College. Visit her website (