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Relax in Relax in Retirement Retirement A l l i n c l u s i v e a m e n i t i e s j u s t o u t s i d e y o u r d o o r a t D o m i n i c a n O a k s 5 5 + s e n i o r l i v i n g c o m m u n i t y Onsite hair and nail salon and wellness center for convenient self care. A C T I V E R E T I R E M E N T F O R A C T I V E P E O P L E LIC.# 440708773 November 2022 edition Special Advertising Supplement to the Santa Cruz Sentinel Young at Heart Young at Heart In Santa Cruz County Continued on page 2 Staying healthy during the holidays: tips from local restaurants, Dharma's recipe & more Well, it's officially the start of the holiday season, and that means many of us will soon be surrounded by lots of food—much of it indulgent—at holi- day parties or at festive gatherings with friends or family. We decided to speak with a few locals to get some tips on healthier eating throughout this season and beyond. Local restaurant Dharma's even provided us with a recipe! Derek Rupp, owner of Santa Cruz's East Side Eatery on 41st Ave., offers these suggestions for healthier eating and cooking: 1.Eat your veggies. A big salad is a great healthy option. 2. Keep the protein under four ounces. Chicken and fish are great healthy protein options instead of red meat. 3.Watch the amount of oil you cook with and minimize fried foods. When you shop at the grocery store, focus the majority of your purchas- es at the perimeter of the store. That's where all the fresh ingredients are; the processed and packaged foods are always in the middle. At Rupp's restaurant East Side Eatery, if you are ordering an entrée and want to be healthier you can choose a salad as a side instead of fries. "Also, splitting an entree with a friend is always great," says Rupp. "We have a diverse selection of entrée salads, and we use organic brown rice in our dishes instead of white rice," he adds. When asked if he has any more tips for balancing decadent holiday eating with healthy habits, Rupp replied "I think it's im- portant to indulge a little during the holidays! Just make sure you mix it up with good food choices too. Getting some extra exercise also helps." Side notes from the author: my favorite dish at ESE is the satisfying and tasty "Ryan's Bowl," with organic brown rice, seared Alaskan cod, edamame, broccoli, carrots, soy ses- ame glaze and cilantro— and when dining with my family, we often start with the appetizer Organic Veggies & Ranch. Yogi Shapiro, Manager at Dharma's (located on Capitola Rd. in Capitola) has a few healthy food, beverage, and cooking tips: 1.My biggest tip is to eat smaller portions in order to stay healthy during the winter—or anytime. Peo- ple might then ask, why do you have such big por- tions at your restaurant? And we would say "Good point, but many people make multiple meals out of one of our entrees." 2. Drink teas and hot liquids throughout the day. We have fresh ginger tea brewed daily at our restau- rant. Many people drink it to warm up and to prime their belly for digestion. 3.We recommend delving into the world of soups and stews. You can put so many healthy veggies, herbs and spices in soups and stews which can really enhance flavors and health benefits. Dharma's offers two soups daily either a la carte or as part of several combination meals which include different group- ings of soup, salad, brown rice, quinoa, and steamed yams. "Our mainstay dai- ly soup is our Kitcheree, a mild Indian soup made with a variety of spic- es, basmati rice and red lentils. You can't really go wrong with Kitcheree and salad," says Shapiro. Dharma's sources most of its organic produce locally and offers fresh steamed organic vege- tables and greens daily. "This fresh and simple fare is the foundation of the healthy options that we offer." Want to go beyond simple? Shapiro recommends the American Sauté which includes the aforementioned organic vegetables steamed in a tamari-ginger sauce, served with organic baked tofu, brown rice, and the restaurant's popular homemade Tahini-Lemon Sauce (Tara agrees 100% By Tara Fatemi Walker Dharma's Kitcheree soup with salad & rice

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