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Category archive: Diet

Recap: Garden-To-Table Cooking Class

Recap: Garden-To-Table Cooking Class

Last weekend I had the chance to participate in Chef Sadhana’s Garden-To-Table Cooking Class—it proved quite the culinary adventure. One of the special things about this particular class is that it didn’t start in the kitchen, but in the garden. Sadhana took us on a tour of the Inn’s gardens and encouraged us to handpick…

Multiple Sclerosis on a Lark

Jeff Stanford 2012

Recently someone came to me frustrated that he could not get friends to see that they are damaging their lives due to alcohol and drugs. I told him, “We see this all the time. It’s not just drugs; it’s also illness. Sick people are often unwilling to make changes that might bring them health –…

Pushbacks – Non-Vegan “Options” at a Vegan Restaurant: Misunderstanding our Mission

We have had a lot of push-back and negative reviews regarding the inn and Ravens Restaurant because we are vegan. One of the foremost issues raised is that we don’t provide non-vegan options -  animal products. The issue for us is ethical, not financial and if diners or inn guests don’t want to eat meals…

A Modern Myth: The Paleolithic Diet

“You’ll be proud of me! I am on the paleo-diet,” reported Ed, a former staff member. “I eat 25% meat – no dairy- and all the rest greens. No grains. You know, there were no grains then!” Ed came back to Mendocino to say hello and check in. He had recently adopted the paleo-diet and…

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