Monday's Hot Bar 03.31

Vegan: Vegan Pasta Putanesca, Green Curry Tofu, Stewed Kale & Chickpeas, Vegetable Curried Rice, Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Dinich Wat, Ginger-Garlic Cabbage, Gomen, Inguday Tibs, Fasolia, Ater Kik Alicha, Steamed Green Trio w/ Lemon & Thyme, Apple Blueberry Crisp

Veggie: Chipotle & Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, Herb Butter Squash

Meat/Seafood: Doro Wat, Spanish Chicken, Meatloaf w/ Port Wine Mushroom Sauce, Chicken Cacciatore

Soups: Spicy Sweet Potato Soup, Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, New England Clam Chowder, Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup, Andouille Sausage & Kale

Raw: Caribbean Carrot Salad, Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Nappa Citrus Slaw

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

Move Out of Unhappiness & Emotional Drama

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When

Friday, March 28th / 6:00 to 8:35PM

Saturday, March 29th / 11:00AM to 6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Presenters

Denise Dolan, Mindfulness & Relationship Coach and special guest Gary van Warmerdam, Life Coach

Description

Do you yearn for healthier relationships yet feel frustrated or confused about how to go about it?

Are you tired of experiencing emotional drama at home, work or with friends, yet don’t know how to stop it?

Do you feel envious or jealous of those who seem to have more money, purpose, or love than you do?

If you responded yes to even one of these questions, you are invited to join Denise and her featured guest, Gary van Warmerdam.  Gary is a master at providing tools of awareness to navigate your way to a happier life.
“When best selling author, don Miguel Ruiz, took a temporary break from teaching, I chose his apprentice, Gary van  Warmerdam, as one my mentors. I am a deep skeptic and I continue to appreciate Gary’s practical and powerful approach that helped me to make big, meaningful, and long-lasting changes in my life. It is my privilege and joy to share Gary van Warmerdam’s life-changing wisdom with you.”
                                                                                                                                                                      – Denise Dolan
“I realized that if I had the power to create my misery then I also had the power to create joy and happiness. After spending the first couple years of my work with best selling author, don Miguel Ruiz, mastering how to be happy in the world, I turned my attention towards teaching others. It has been my pleasure for the past several years to share those methods, techniques, common sense and unconditional acceptance that he shared with me.”
                                                                                                                                                                      – Gary van Warmerdam

About Gary

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Gary has studied with don Miguel Ruiz, author of the best seller, “The Four Agreements,” since 1994.

His experiences include worldwide journeys, exploration of the teachings of ancient Mexico, and a powerful initiation in the desert which opened his eyes to see life as it is.

He co-developed and taught “The Four Agreements” Facilitators training at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and the Crossings in Austin, Texas.

Gary’s teachings are based in universal principles of common sense, and unconditional love, found in many wisdom traditions.

Gary’s previous professional experience is in sales and management in small and large businesses. He served as a nuclear trained officer in the US Navy and as officer of the deck of an aircraft carrier. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife Lisa.

For more information about Gary, visit his website here.

Cost

Friday evening session: $35

Saturday session: $125

Friday AND Saturday sessions: $135

Capacity

Space is limited, so registering ahead of time is the only way to guarantee a seat in the classes.

Register for class

Follow the link here and scroll to the bottom of the page to register for the Friday evening session, Saturday session, or both the Friday AND Saturday sessions.

Questions?

Email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Saturday's Hot Bar 03.29

Vegan: Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Blueberry Crisp, Roasted Asparagus, Herb Roasted Mushrooms, Italian Roasted Zucchini w/ Tomatoes, Steamed Green Trio w/ Lemon & Thyme, Mock Chicken in Thai Style Coconut Broth,Buffalo Bites, Sweet & Spicy Brussels Sprouts w/ Local Tofu Shiitake Mushrooms, Coconut Quinoa w/ Curried Sweet Potatoes, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes, Tomato & Fennel

Veggie: Baked Spaghetti, Baked Ziti w/ Vodka Sauce, Pesto Roasted Cauliflower

Meat/Seafood: Chicken Cacciatore, Artichoke Chicken, Olive & Fennel Braised Pork, Italian Roasted Cod w/ Tomato Gravy & Basil

Soups: Spicy Sweet Potato Soup, Roasted Red Pepper Bisque, Andouille Sausage & Kale, New England Clam Chowder, Cuban Black Bean Soup

Raw: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Raw Nappa Citrus Slaw

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

Move Out of Unhappiness & Emotional Drama

Gary van Warmerdam - Denise Dolan - March 2014 - NO DATE - WEB

When

Friday, March 28th / 6:00 to 8:35PM

Saturday, March 29th / 11:00AM to 6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Presenters

Denise Dolan, Mindfulness & Relationship Coach and special guest Gary van Warmerdam, Life Coach

Description

Do you yearn for healthier relationships yet feel frustrated or confused about how to go about it?

Are you tired of experiencing emotional drama at home, work or with friends, yet don’t know how to stop it?

Do you feel envious or jealous of those who seem to have more money, purpose, or love than you do?

If you responded yes to even one of these questions, you are invited to join Denise and her featured guest, Gary van Warmerdam.  Gary is a master at providing tools of awareness to navigate your way to a happier life.
“When best selling author, don Miguel Ruiz, took a temporary break from teaching, I chose his apprentice, Gary van  Warmerdam, as one my mentors. I am a deep skeptic and I continue to appreciate Gary’s practical and powerful approach that helped me to make big, meaningful, and long-lasting changes in my life. It is my privilege and joy to share Gary van Warmerdam’s life-changing wisdom with you.”
                                                                                                                                                                      – Denise Dolan
“I realized that if I had the power to create my misery then I also had the power to create joy and happiness. After spending the first couple years of my work with best selling author, don Miguel Ruiz, mastering how to be happy in the world, I turned my attention towards teaching others. It has been my pleasure for the past several years to share those methods, techniques, common sense and unconditional acceptance that he shared with me.”
                                                                                                                                                                      – Gary van Warmerdam

About Gary

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Gary has studied with don Miguel Ruiz, author of the best seller, “The Four Agreements,” since 1994.

His experiences include worldwide journeys, exploration of the teachings of ancient Mexico, and a powerful initiation in the desert which opened his eyes to see life as it is.

He co-developed and taught “The Four Agreements” Facilitators training at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, and the Crossings in Austin, Texas.

Gary’s teachings are based in universal principles of common sense, and unconditional love, found in many wisdom traditions.

Gary’s previous professional experience is in sales and management in small and large businesses. He served as a nuclear trained officer in the US Navy and as officer of the deck of an aircraft carrier. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He lives in Santa Barbara, California, with his wife Lisa.

For more information about Gary, visit his website here.

Cost

Friday evening session: $35

Saturday session: $125

Friday AND Saturday sessions: $135

Capacity

Space is limited, so registering ahead of time is the only way to guarantee a seat in the classes.

Register for class

Follow the link here and scroll to the bottom of the page to register for the Friday evening session, Saturday session, or both the Friday AND Saturday sessions.

Questions?

Email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Friday's Hot Bar 03.28

Vegan: Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Blueberry Crisp, Taco Shells, Whole Wheat Tortillas, House-Made Guacamole, Fire Roasted Salsa, House-Made Pico de Gallo, Vegan Cheddar, Vegan “Tofutti” Sour Cream, Lettuce, Wheat Hamburger Buns, Italian Roasted Zucchini w/ Tomatoes, Roasted Vegetable Medley, Buffalo Bites, Lemon Rice, Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Kale & Shiitake Mushrooms, Stewed Seitan w/ Spicy Tomato-Spinach

Veggie: Sour Cream,  Cheddar Cheese, Mac & Cheese, Homestyle Mashed Potatoes, Lima Beans,

Meat/Seafood: Blackened Tilapia, Carne Asada, Seasoned Ground Beef, Pulled Pork BBQ, Meatloaf w/ Port Wine Mushroom Sauce, Chicken & Dumplings,

Soups: Spicy Sweet Potato Soup, Chickpea Stew, Andouille Sausage & Kale, Brunswick Stew, Cuban Black Bean Soup

Raw: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Kale & Fruit Salad, Raw Nappa Citrus Slaw

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

Thursday's Hot Bar 03.27

Vegan: Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Blueberry Crisp, Mediterranean Medley, English Peas w/ Caramelized Onions, Sweet & Sour Pineapples & Snap Peas, Steamed Green Trio w/ Lemon & Thyme, Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/Kale & Shiitake Mushrooms, Three Sister Succotash, Stewed Seitan w/ Spicy Tomato & Spinach, Thai Mushrooms in a Sweet Broth

Veggie: Asparagus w/ Cherries & Walnuts, Parsley’d Potatoes, Creamy Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes, Succotash,

Meat/Seafood: Tilapia w/ Boursin Cheese Cream Sauce, Turkey Salisbury Steak, Slow-Braised Pork Ribs, Tikka Masala, Curry Chicken,

Soups: Zesty Black Bean Stew, Chickpea Stew, Andouille Sausage & Kale, Brunswick Stew, White Chicken Chili

Raw: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Creamy Raw Broccoli Salad

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

The Gluten Series: A Grain of Truth // Part 3

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When

Wednesday, March 26th / 7:00 to 8:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Dr. Ron Herrsche

Dr. Herrsche graduated from Rutgers University with a Zoology degree in 1971, and received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1976. Practicing at Integral Health Services in 1976 to 1980, he worked side-by-side with medical doctors, psychotherapists, homeopaths and nutritionists, which exposed Dr Herrsche early in his career to a wide array of healing modalities – alternative and traditional. He received his Virginia chiropractic license from the Virginia Board of Medicine in 1981 and has been practicing in Virginia for the past 33 years.

Dr Herrsche has a strong post-graduate background in therapeutic nutrition, specializing in natural female hormone balancing, adrenal fatigue, repairing intestinal permeability and safe detoxification protocols. Other areas of expertise are natural thyroid support and health issues related to gluten and the role it can play in autoimmunity disorders of the entire body.

Description

This Series:
The “Gluten Series” consists of three, one hour classes, which will provide you with the latest information on the surprisingly complex and hot-button subject of gluten and how it plays a role in health and disease, particularly in anemia, the immune system, the digestive system (leaky gut), the thyroid and the brain. Your experience will be more complete if you can attend all three, but its not required that you sign up for the series as a whole.

This Class:
This is part three of a three part series on gluten. In this final class, “The Thyroid Connection – Hashimoto’s Disease”, Dr. Herrsche will show why you may still have thyroid symptoms, even when your thyroid lab tests come back normal.  You’ll learn the importance of having a healthy gut and liver for thyroid hormone utilization and that the autoimmune disorder, Hashimoto’s Disease, is a common cause of low thyroid function and is many times accompanied by Celiac Disease.

Cost

FREE

Capacity

40

Register for class

There is limited seating for this class so you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Wednesday's Hot Bar 03.26

Vegan: Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Blueberry Crisp, Lemon Rice, Curried Baingan, Chole Saag, Gobi-Mattar, Aloo Gobi, Vegetable Curried Rice, Veggie Korma, Vegan Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Thai Mushrooms in a Sweet Broth, Three Sisters Succotash, Herb & Mushroom Tofu

Veggie: Tandoori Nan, Kadhi-Pakora

Meat/Seafood: Tikka Masala, Curry Chicken, Ginger & Garlic Chicken, Tilapia w/ Boursin Cheese Cream Sauce

Soups: Zesty Black Bean Stew, Chickpea Stew, New England Clam Chowder, Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup, White Chicken Chili

Raw: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Raw Kale Salad, Creamy Raw Broccoli Salad

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice

The Energetics of Spring (and the foods that make it magical)

The Energetics of Spring (and the foods that make it magical)

Finally.

I don’t know about you, but this past winter was one of the hardest I’ve ever had. From the long, hard months of frigid cold to the extreme ups and downs of sunshine and snow and the early onset of darkness, I had retreated into a hibernation hole so deep not even my dependable herbal allies could pull me out. Every single year we always have a winter (both seasonally and emotionally/physically), and each time it comes around it always presents new challenges (and joys too, of course).

I have always held winter as my natural hibernation time – a time to just say “no” to most activities and engagements, a time to settle into my nesting tendencies (blankets, LOTS of sleep, soups, stews, teas, warmth as much as possible…) and just overall stay home and cocoon myself. All the plants are asleep, my garden is unproductive, the birds are hiding. The season seems to allow for that pretty nicely. Thanks goodness for the onset of spring, or Seasonal Onset Depression would run rampant. The energetics of spring could not be more opposite than winter, and our bodies are often more than ready to accept some added energy.

Spring has an undeniable UPWARD energy in every form. Flowers are popping up and bursting with color, the trees are filling in the spaces with tiny bright green leaves, the birds wake us up in the morning (while the sun is actually shining!), spring sports are beginning, the daylight is lasting longer into the evening and warm breezes make us want to stay outside longer and soak in the refreshing warm air. Our bodies naturally want to crave more COLOR and fresh produce which is becoming more available. We gravitate towards fresh smoothies and juices and shy away from the roots, rhizomes and tubers of winter harvests. This is a major way we stay in partnership with the earth through the seasons – by eating the precious foods that are offered to us. Spring allows us berries galore, crisp greens and colorful dishes (and if you want to know the properties of each color, check out my recent blog post “Detoxification: What it means and why COLOR matters” from Richmond Natural Medicine.)

 

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Some of my favorite spring veggies and fruits include asparagus, green onions, leeks, lettuce (soooo many!), mint, mushrooms, peas, radishes, spinach, strawberries, wild greens, bitter dandelion greens and rhubarb. Ellwood Thompson’s always has great local spring harvests with unique ingredients that will keep you inspired to prepare new foods. If eating seasonally is a new concept for you, set a goal of eating a local, seasonal meal twice a week and expand from there. You can also try your hand at growing something edible, even if it’s in a pot on your porch! Here’s a quick video and recipe for a watercress & asparagus soup from VIDYA cleanse, one of my favorite spring additions. In Chinese Medicine, spring is associated with the Liver, and this is often why cleansing is so popular this time of year. Eating lighter and more raw foods helps the body’s natural detoxification process and supports the liver to process any stagnation that has accumulated during the heavier winter months.

Here are some of my tried and true tips for welcoming in Spring:

  • Eat as much color as possible with every meal. Aim for at least 3 different colors on every plate (and try not to make white count as one)
  • Incorporate bitter greens into salads like dandelion and arugula to support the digestive system and natural digestive enzymes.
  • Eat a cleansing diet of fresh greens, fruits and vegetables as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of extra water to help purify the liver and aid in elimination
  • Focus on outdoor activity like bike riding, tree climbing, gardening, eating outside and going on long walks.
  • Take some time every morning or evening to sit quietly for 15-20 minutes and maintain a stillness to focus on clarity and goal setting. Spring is an excellent time to move forward with new plans and set your ideas into action!
  • Pick a new project and start working! Incorporating something that brings you joy is essential every single day.

Lindsay | Energetics of Spring

My recent early spring project has been to expand my garden pretty dramatically (and I’ll have a whole blog post on that in mid April!). I’ve planted several starter trays indoors, and seeing the new sprouts brings me so much joy every day I can’t hardly wait to transplant them outdoors after our last frost. Now is the time to devote some of that upward energy to the garden space – and did you know that Ellwoods gives away FREE compost form their juice bar??

I’d love to hear some of your favorite spring recipes, projects and activities. Share some for the community!

 

Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN | HealthCoach@EllwoodThompsons.com

Tuesday's Hot Bar 03.25

Vegan: Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Apple Blueberry Crisp, Garlic & Herb Squash w/ Caramelized Onions, Herb Drizzled Broccolette, Sweet & Sour Pineapples & Snap Peas, Lemon & Garlic Asparagus, Three Sisters Succotash, Vegan Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Herb & Mushroom Tofu, Roasted Garlic Tofu w/ Tomato Coconut Broth, English Peas w/ Caramelized Onions

Veggie: Succotash, Blue Ridge Potatoes & Mushrooms, Cheese Grits

Meat/Seafood: Slow-Braised Pork Ribs, Coq Au Vin Blanc, Buffalo Blue Cod, Ginger & Garlic Chicken, Chicken & Eggplant Stew

Soups: Zesty Black Bean Stew, Chickpea Stew, New England Clam Chowder, Roasted Tomato & Garlic Soup, Potato Soup

Raw: Raw Summer Squash Salad, Totally Alive Cole Slaw, Creamy Raw Broccoli Salad

* All Items On The Hot Bar Are Subject To Change Throughout The Day Without Notice