Teff – Ancient Whole Grain

Teff – is the newest of the new/ancient grains.  Originally a staple food of Ethiopia, teff is now grown in Idaho.  Only 1/150th the size of wheat.  It is a concentrated powerhouse of nutrients.

Teff is relatively inexpensive and snap to make.

Teff

Bring 3 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt to a boil. Add 1 cup of teff, cover, and simmer 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed. Stir occasionally toward the end of cooking time.Serve with  sprinkled with chopped walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.

I love it for breakfast! The first time I ate it was in the morning on an empty stomach.  I felt an inner calm, strength and endurance that I related the feeling to the teff breakfast.

Available NOW in Ivory Teff with a milder taste or Brown Teff with a more robust flavor.  It is high in calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, zinc, and all the B-vitamins (except B12).  Teff is also high in protein, containing all 8 amino acids essential for human growth and development.

0132-7001 NFNow available at most health food stores. You can also order from a favorite mail order service Gold Mine Natural Foods


Yoga Hike at Hidden Villa

You are invited to a Yoga Hike!
Saturday September 26th 9:30 – 2pm
Hidden Villa Farm, 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills CA

Patricia Teaching Yoga to Mesa Students 2014A fun social way to have a whole new yoga experience while enjoying Hidden Villa trails. We combine the cardio benefits of well-paced hiking with strengthening yoga moves for an intimate group workout that is accessible to yoga practitioners of all levels. Patricia teaches yoga for Stanford School of Medicine and is a knowledgeable Hidden Villa trail guide who lived as staff on the farm for 5 years. This Yoga Hike is limited to 15 participants to foster a fun social atmosphere and ensure that you have the attention you need for the best possible experience. We will rediscover resilient wellness. If you are looking for something awesome to do outdoors, want to explore the gorgeous trails of Hidden Villa, or just love taking on a new fitness challenge, register soon. Bring a lunch, light weight yoga mat or bath towel, water and your smile. Patricia will share her homemade organic chocolate chip cookies sweetened with maple syrup!

Register Here
$55


Orange Sesame Cookies – Gluten Free

Orange Sesame Cookiessesame cookies

Makes 30 to 35 cookies
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees

 

 
1 ½ C oat flour
1 ½ C rolled oats partially ground in the food processor
½ t sea salt
1 t baking powder
1/3 C sesame seeds, toasted
½ C maple syrup
¼ C apple or orange juice
½ C tahani aka sesame butter
1 t orange extract
2 t vanilla extract
Grated rind of ½ orange
2 T fresh orange juice
1 T water

Mix dry ingredients
Whisk wet ingredients
Add liquid to dry and blend. Drop by tablespoon on cookie sheet and flatten.  You can place close together they do not spread.
Bake 10 minutes. Turn over for 5 to 10 minutes more or until lightly browned. Watch carefully.

I was teaching morning yoga at the Macrobiotic GOMF Summer Camp. At the end of camp they were auctioning off the extra food and I donated a half dozen a variation of these cookies to the auction and they sold for $44!  That’s right 6 cookies for $44!

These cookies are sure to satisfy!