Date: Monday, May 25th, 2015

Menu:
Organic Chili
Organic Curry
Organic Red Potato Salad
Organic Brown Rice & Black Beans
Organic Romaine, Watermelon, Oranges Salad
Organic Apples, Tomatoes, Cilantro Salad
Organic Cantaloupe
Virginia Oven Roasted Peanuts & Sea Salt

Synopsis:

This event marks the 1 year anniversary of our Delightful Feasts and we have made some remarkable progress.

Our food recipies continue the tradition of organic ingredients, sourced as locally as possible, and have evolved into the paradigm of “food as medicine” which means using select synergistic herbs and spices (Turmeric, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Ginger, Basil, Cloves, Chili …) to activate the health benefits of consuming these foods. These benefits can range from lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol, protecting against cancer, reducing inflammation, improving digestion and metabolic process, increasing stress resistance, and stabilizing blood sugar levels as well as mitigating diabetes. Our goal: simple recipes with a gourmet flare, using pure organic ingredients, as close to the soil and farm as possible.

This was also our second time doing restaurant-style service, making use of mobile technology (Waiterio) to take orders and send them to the food area where the dishes are being prepared by volunteers to order. Our clients were able to enjoy a special refreshment debuting for the first time in our line-up: Aquae A.M.O.R.E., water from The Water Brewery in Costa Mesa, CA. Most of us know of purified water, Aquae A.M.O.R.E. is leaps and bounds beyond it, providing a wealth of health benefits.

A.M.O.R.E. is an acronym with each letter representing how the water has been transformed: (A)lkalinized, (M)ineralized, (O)xygenated, (R)estructured, and (E)nergized. A detailed explanation of each of the processes and its associated benefits can be found here.

Our partner organization Animal Assistance League of Orange County also was present to provide pet food and supplies. This is always a popular and much anticipated service for our homeless population who have pets.

Starbucks volunteers also came to provide hot and iced beverages after the meal sharing.

In the near future, we anticipate new collaborations with other organizations to add basic medical care, legal, insurance, and other valuable services to the growing roster in support of our local homeless populations.

A hearty thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who helped to make this happen.

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