Posts made in June, 2009

This is a good soup for all of the spring spinach: Spinach and Zucchini Soup 3 Tbs. olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed/chopped 2 med. onions, chopped (as an onion-phobe, I tend to half the amount, sometimes quarter it–how much you like onions is up to you) 2 1/2 med potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 1/2 cups zucchini, loosely chopped 4 cups vegetable broth/stock 4 cups fresh spinach 1 cup cilantro (I’ve used parsley too and...

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A Note About Block 11

Posted By on Jun 12, 2009 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog |

Hi everyone! just wanted to put a shout out for another of my favorite eateries, this one in Somerville, Union Square. Block 11 is the sister cafe to Diesel in Davis. I love their artichoke hummus on toasted ciabata bread for breakfast. They also have great vegan sandwiches and salads. They offer tofutti cream cheese as a substitute for goat cheese on sandwiches and also have a couple great tempeh options. They are wonderful and open...

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June 2009 Padmasana (Lotus Pose)

Posted By on Jun 1, 2009 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

Ah, the quintessential yoga pose. This posture is also the bane of many a yogi’s knees! This month we will focus on the special attention and preparation this posture requires. Padmasana is about tightly binding the lower body to create a sort of prana lock. If you cannot get into the posture fully you can still gain benefit from coming into crossed legs. However, since it is such an important posture, we will work on ways to access...

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