Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 2009 Newsletter



  1. Recent Speakers

  2. New Items in Our Library

  3. Upcoming Events

  4. Recipe of the Month

  5. Who's Who in Our Community

Recent Speakers

  1. 2/1/09: Dr. Alan Goldhamer, D.C.,, was our first speaker for 2009! He gave a highly informative and dynamic presentation addressing how to live the vegan/vegetarian lifestyle with confidence from a nutritional point of view.

    Note: A video of this presentation can be checked out from our SFLife library for library members.

Dr. AlanGoldhamer, D.C., is the president of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians. He is also the director of the TrueNorth Health Center. The Center, which is located in Santa Rosa, Calif., specializes in fasting supervision, and is one of only two in-patient facilities in the world that trains and certifies physicians in that specialty.

Since 1984 he has supervised the care of over 7,000 patients on water-only fasting from periods ranging from 5-40 days. Dr.Goldhamer completed his chiropractic studies at Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, and completed his internship in fasting supervision at the Arcadia Health Center in Australia, under the direction of Dr. Alec Burton. Dr. Goldhamer is the author of The Health Promoting Cookbook, co-author of The Pleasure Trap, and he recently participated in the production of two new videos on vegan cuisine and fasting.

New Items in Our Library

  1. Video: Dr. Alan Goldhamer speaking at the SFLife potluck on 2/1/09 (see above for details)
  2. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw
  3. Raw Food Revolution Diet, by Cheri Soria
  4. Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening, by Matthew & Terces Engelhart, Owners of Café Gratitude
  5. Wild Food Plants of Australia, by Tim Low

Upcoming Events

  1. 2/14/09: Valentine's Day

    Where: Café Gratitude 1336 9th Avenue, San Francisco
    When: 2/14/09, 6:00 - 8:30PM

    Details: The front section will be reserved for couples only. The menu makes an appropriate statement for the occasion, “Our food is prepared with love. We invite you to step inside and enjoy being someone who chooses: loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful everyday, and experiencing being provided for. Have fun and enjoy being nourished.” The names of their menu items are provocatively appropriate for the occasion, e.g. Appetizers: “I Am Oppulent” & “I Am Magical;” Soup: “I Am Divine;” Salad: “I Am Dazzling;” Entrees: “I Am Celebrating,” “I Am Passionate,” I Am Sensational;” and Desserts: “I Am Rapture,” “I Am Lovely,” “I Am Adoring,” “I Am Surrendering.” & “I Am Playful.” You may choose your own menu for the evening. Prices range from $6 to $7 for each Appetizer or Soups; $6 to $9 for Salads, $9 to $12 for Entrees, $3 to $6 for Desserts.

  2. 3/1/09: Monthly potluck

    Speaker: Robin Silberman The focus of the March 1 potluck is "Getting Back to the Basics withLiving Foods"by Robin Silberman. Robin will be giving a demo on RawSauerkraut/Veggiekraut as created by Ann Wigmore. More and more people are confused when turning to Living Foods as a source of vibrant health and rebuilding. Learning the fundamentals from those who started it all, clarifies what is really important in a Living Foods Lifestyle program. It's not cookies, pizza, or fudge! It's real food, which will feed you. Raw Sauerkraut provides essential vitamins, digestive enzymes, and important nutrients. Come learn from someone who studied from Ann Wigmore herself. You can purchase this sauerkraut after the demo, outside of thebuilding. You also will be able to purchase Robin's Living Foods Passover Haggadah L'Chaim To Life, in time for Passover in April.

  3. 4/5/09: Monthly potluck

    Speaker: TBA

Recipe of the Month


Submitted by: Sherry Froman

2 parsnips
1.5 cups of caulifower
1 cup of soaked macadamia nuts
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon Spike seasoning
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
1 cup unsweetened almond milk

Blend all ingredients in the food processor or blender until fairly
smooth. Serve warmed.

*Note- I don't usually make raw dishes by measurments, I just go with
what tastes good. So if some of the recipes don't taste as flavorful,
or have too much of something, feel free to add or subtract different
amounts of ingredients as you go. And have fun!

Who's Who in Our Community

Happy Birthday (2/11) to Alvin!

Alvin, who lives in the Sunset in San Francisco, has been a valued member of SFLife for over 5 years now and actively participates in our group's committee meetings.

Alvin is the first person people usually see at the potlucks as he is in charge of membership sign ups and welcomes members and guests into our potlucks.

If you would like to become a member of our group, please look for Alvin and he will be able to answer your questions and get you signed up!

If you don't see him at the potlucks, you may catch him shopping at Other Avenues or having a raw smoothie at Judahlicious - both within walking distance from his home.

Thank you Alvin for being a dedicated part of our community and we wish you many more Happy Birthdays in the years to come!