Sunday, August 30, 2009

envronmental hazard

The 2006 UN report states that "Rearing cattle produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars". Read more here UN REPORT

September 22 - Healthy Hour

This is a monthly event at Vespucci. Please Join us for appetizers and drinks (happy hour prices) and listen to a health expert talk about his area of expertise and answer your questions. If you are a business owner this is a great opportunity to network as well. For September 22sd, our speaker is Dr. Brandon Lemuel who will talk about the benefits of chiropractic care. appetizers are complementary for the launch of this event. Hope to see you there.

September 19th - Nutrition Seminar

Come to a lunch-and-learn seminar given by nutritionist and chef, Dominique Hoffman. Join us at Vespucci Italian Restaurant, where they have adopted an exquisite Zizania vegetarian menu. Come and enjoy a wonderfully delicious and nutritious plant-based lunch, buffet style. Whether you are already on a plant-based diet or are pondering a change, you’ll enjoy the information and guidance Dominique gives. She’ll discuss the following topics:
  • How much protein and calcium you need and the best sources for them
  • The role of vitamins, minerals, and fiber
  • How to build a strong immune system
  • The first signs of deficiencies (yes they can happen here)
  • Pros and cons of a raw food diet
  • How to read food labels
  • Health guidance for a vegan diet
Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Time: 11am-12pm Lecture; 12pm-1pm Buffet Lunch
Place: Vespucci’s Italian Restaurant
10579 Fairfax Blvd. (Lee Hwy)
Fairfax, VA 22030
Reservations taken at 703 272 8113
Price: $40 early reservation with credit card; $50 at the door
$20 children aged 6-15
Note: No children under 6 please.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August 2009 Newsletter

The Zizania Newsletter for August is on line. It's about restaurant food, and why you may feel sleepy after eating it, and a suggestion for a better kind of restaurant experience.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blackberry Pie Recipe: Take 2 blackberries...

The blackberries are getting huge, since that contretemps at the radiation lab.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A National Health Problem

Here's an article from the San Francisco Chronicle, headlined
Obesity a crushing weight on U.S. health care. Obesity is certainly a problem, and Zizania does everything it can to fight it, but trivializing the problem with a lot of fat jokes ....
Oh, to heck with the indignation. It's actually pretty funny. How many doubles entendres can you find? I found three in the first five paragraphs.