Month: September 2014

How to Beat Workout Plateaus

Plateau is a term commonly thrown around the fitness world.  If you are someone who exercises the same way often, chances are you have experienced this frustrating occurrence. It happens when your body adjusts to the stressors placed upon it and as a result there is no further reason for it to change or adapt…. Read more »

Pink Lady Apple Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Golden Door’s Pink Lady Apple Sweet and Sour Sauce is a versatile condiment we use often in our kitchen for game and fall/winter vegan dishes.  Shown served with Moroccan Spiced Lamb Chops.   Serves 6-8 >1 Pink Lady Apple diced > 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice > 1/4 cup wildflower honey > Zest of 1 lemon… Read more »

September Food Safety Awareness Month

September is Food Safety Awareness Month! Take the Kitchen Quiz and see how you score on Food Safety! By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN   1. True or false It’s important to wash all food s including fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry prior to eating or preparing to cook.   2. You’ve experienced a power… Read more »

Three Ways to Make Exercise a Fun Part of Life

Let’s face it, unless you are a personal trainer who relishes at any chance to exercise you probably don’t enjoy working out.  It’s hard, time consuming and not everyone looks forward to the feeling of sore muscles. The reality of the situation is we all must exercise, our bodies need it and without doing it… Read more »

Yield to the Present

On a recent trip to Northern California, the sign – yield to the present – came into view as I entered the property of Spirit Rock, a place I was exploring for a future retreat. It made me think about how challenging it is to stay present in today’s world. Maybe if we posted sticky… Read more »

Golden Door Fall Harvest Bean Salad

Fall Harvest Bean Salad Makes approx. 4-6 salads Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds assorted beans such as (Kentucky blue lake, haricots vert, French beans, romano, etc) cleaned and trimmed to 1 ½ inch – 2 inch pieces ¼ cup thin sliced red onion ¼ cup pomegranate seeds 1 watermelon radish sliced thin ½ cup white balsamic ¼… Read more »

Announcing New Nutrition Class at Golden Door!

Ever wonder what’s behind some of those nutrition claims? Is organic really better than conventional farming? Does high fructose corn syrup cause belly fat? What is GMO and is it safe? Learn the answers to these and other current nutrition buzzwords circulating. Attend our “What’s in My Food?” class during your next stay with us… Read more »

Rose and Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe

Delight your taste buds with this rich and creamy Rose and Pistachio Ice Cream recipe from Chef Greg Frey Jr. The perfect combination of rose and pistachio produce an unforgettable taste. Best of all, its a snap to prepare. Ingredients 2 cup whole milk 2 cup half and half 1 cup sugar 12 threads saffron 2 TBSP Â rose… Read more »

Mindful Monday Tip

Events that force us to slow down – gridlock traffic, red lights, long check-out lines – can serve as reminders to slow down and become aware of what’s going on in the world both around us and inside us. To get out of our heads and into our hearts for even just a few moments. … Read more »