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Dija Know… Joe’s Restaurant Newsletter -144 Spring 2018

Dija Know… Joe’s Restaurant Newsletter -144 Spring 2018

(archives available at JoesDining.com)

 

Spring is here!  The winds and flowers have arrived.  All we need is RAIN!

 

 

◆ It’s spring and Joe’s has events!
 – Easter on April 1st, follows the beginning of Passover.  Joe’s continues its Easter tradition with a wonderful prix fixe 3-course menu featuring a succulent braised leg of lamb, poached Halibut and Chicken Vol au Vent.  $32/pp.  Please reserve.  Our Brunch menu is offered as usual and the special menu starts at 12 noon.

– April 9th begins our 6th Annual Burger Week.

– On May 13th we celebrate our mothers!  Roland creates another wonderful 3-course Prix Fixe Dinner.  Reservations strongly suggested.

– May 22 – Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary Benefit.  As you likely know, Roland and Sheila are animal lovers.  One of their horses, Rosie, came by way of Natalie Owings at Heart and Soul, who first rescued her from horrendous conditions. Rosie then went to the Horse Shelter and finally that precious girl joined Roland and Sheila’s “family”.  Sponsoring a fund-raising day is one way we (and you!) can support the tireless efforts of these rescue facilities.  On Tuesday May 22 from early morning until closing Heart and Soul volunteers will be here at Joe’s.  20% of the day’s profits will be donated to their cause.  So eat well and $pend a lot that day!  Natalie has been at this work a long time, saving and placing tens of thousands of cats, dogs and horses. She needs your and our support.

◆ Watch him work.  Richard Eeds broadcasts the Richard Eeds Show live from Joe’s each 1st Friday of the month from 1-5pm on Hutton 1260 AM KTRC.  Richard keeps us abreast of all the New Mexico news.  Richard is broadcasting in house April 6th.           1.

 Joe’s is happy to announce we have added a new beef supplier.  Berry Beef near Raton, NM is a large cattle ranch devoted to breeding and raising the finest Angus and Hereford beef cattle exclusively on the superb grasslands in that region.  As you may know, the bovine digestive system was not designed, nor is it adapted to digesting corn, soy, skittles (yes, skittles) or anything other than grass.  Feedlot beef is contaminated with high levels of antibiotics simply because those poor critters must deal with whatever they are fed – natural to them or not.  Crowding, amniotic fumes and other stressors contribute as well.  The result?  Disease and almost continuous antibiotics.  Berry Beef Ranch provides us with great tasty beef, raised and fed in ideal conditions.
Just in time for . . .

 BURGER WEEK!  Joe’s 6th Annual Burger Week kicks off  April 9th and goes through that whole week – right up to Tax Day.  Just in case the IRS was mean to you, during Burger Week we roll back the prices on our grass-fed-and-finished beef burger to about 2003 levels.  $8.99 will get you a juicy beef burger with 2 toppings of your choice.  Bring a friend and enjoy Joe’s burgers all week long! Healthy beef on a Fano brioche bun.  Mmm.

Susan’s Sprouts.  If you do not already know about Susan’ sprouts, just order a salad.  Susan raises fresh sprouts in impeccable conditions from the very best organic seeds.  She works long and hard to keep up with the growing demand as consumers begin to recognize the wonderful nutrition contained in those little leaves!

◆  Some time ago I did a series of DiJa Know’s featuring natural remedies and foods for cognitive disorders, Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. (issues 92-98).  I would now have to add Peptide Bioregulators to that list.  In trials for over 30 years in Russia, PB’s have proven to be remarkably effective.  And, best of all, without side effects or contraindications.  They are almost unknown in America, but are available at DancingBones* along with lots of information about them.  This video is a historical view of PB’s:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXfJ-Xi1iPU&mc_cid=27b7a0af2d&mc_eid=221de4ac84
Beyond that, there are simple lifestyle choices we can make.  As boring as it sounds, the big three – diet, exercise and sleep – have a significant impact on your risk.  A high-carb diets can increase your risk of dementia by 89 percent, while high-fat diets lower it by 44 percent.
insulin resistance is intricately connected to Alzheimer’s disease; even mild elevation of blood sugar is associated with an elevated risk for dementia.
A brain-enhancing program might well include the following: exercise, a ketogenic diet, optimizing vitamin D and other hormones, sunshine exposure,  increasing sleep, meditation, detoxification and eliminating gluten and processed food and adding curcumin to your regimen.  Curcumin may have long-term effects on your cognitive function by protecting against brain                2.    inflammation. Compared to controls, patients who took 90 mg of curcumin for 18 months experienced a 28 percent improvement in memory; brain scans also show they had less brain plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Sufficient vitamin D is imperative for proper functioning of your immune system to combat inflammation associated with Alzheimer’s and, indeed, research shows people living in northern latitudes have higher rates of death from dementia and Alzheimer’s than those living in sunnier areas, suggesting vitamin D and/or sun exposure are important factors.
If you are unable to get sufficient amounts of sun exposure, take daily supplemental vitamin D3 with K2 to reach and maintain a blood level of 60 to 80 ng/ml.

DiJa Know?   Smiling might make your workout more powerful.  In a study published in the journal  Psychology of Sport and Exercise, researchers had 24 participants of both sexes—all of whom were experienced recreational runners—smile or frown throughout their workouts. Smiling led to superior performance!

u Tuesday night tradition at Joe’s – Spaghetti and Chianti Night.  $29.95 for two will get you Caesar Salad, Spaghetti with homemade Bolognese and a great ½ ltr of Chianti.  Wadda deal!  The Bolognese sauce is made with our grass-fed-and-finished regional beef.

u GMO’s are not needed to feed the world. In India’s poorest state, farmers are setting world-breaking records growing rice and other staple foods, without the help of genetically modified organisms, and none of Monsanto’s billion-dollar herbicides. With the biotech industry claiming that the world can only be fed with heavily-doused herbicidal crops coming from genetically modified seed, it’s astonishing to see Indian farmers, responsible for providing food for so many people, churning out some of the biggest yields ever. Their crop yields are simply phenomenal and have been achieved by employing age-old, yet simple, growing techniques like using farmyard manure and forgoing herbicides.

 Can you reverse bone loss?  You betcha, and it’s happening just a few steps from Joe’s! *DancingBonesTM  Wellness Studio.  It’s not a dance studio.  It’s not a gym.  It’s 3 technologies utilized in an individual once-a-week appointment.   Pick up the DancingBones yellow brochure at the door.  Open since Jan. 2017, our members are reporting delightful results.  www.DancingBones.us

  Some of the farmers & ranchers who supply Joe’s: They get their seeds from heirloom seed banks, family and friends, their fertilizer from animals and compost and their agronomic advice from tradition:  Monte Vista Organics, BerryBeef Ranch, Jacona Farms, Green Tractor, Camino de Paz, Synergia Ranch, Romero Farms, Shepherd’s Lamb, LaMont’s Buffalo, Sweetgrass
Co-op,  Susan’s Sprouts and others.

  Why are we at Joe’s so persistent about this “buy local” stuff?  Many factors are out of our hands when it comes to our food supply.  Most of what ends up on the American dinner table derives from a shockingly few giant agribusinesses. Their reach is long- from designing

the (GMO) seeds to planting, fertilizing, processing and shipping.  We as consumers cannot with confidence hand over the entire stewardship of our food to these few multinationals.  Our passion here at Joe’s is for a local sustainable food supply – food produced by growers who are accountable for what they grow.  KYG – Know Your Grower.  We are able to look our local farmer in the eye and ask him about his growing practices or even visit his operation. This gives us the confidence that we are eating food that is healthy, wholesome, non-genetically engineered, often better than organic, humanely treated and minimally processed.  It is grown with a smaller energy-use footprint and transported short distances. We cannot divorce human health, the economy, ecology, personal (perhaps spiritual) satisfaction or honorable work from food.  Food is fundamental.  What we eat, where it comes from, the stewardship of food animals, the nurturing and building of soils – all these factors affect us at a cellular and visceral level.  Santa Fe is fortunate to have one of the very best Farmers Markets in the nation.  Here at Joe’s we offer this bounty to you, keeping dollars in the community.  In the interest of transparency, in 2008 Joe’s spent $30,000 on local foods.  In 2009, $60,000.  Each year since 2012 we have far exceeded $100,000 per annum (over 30% of our purchases).
Land, economy, health – inseparable.

Joe’s will give you $10.  What’s the catch?  Well the way we figure it, if you cut out the middleman by NOT using a credit card, we can give that back to you and then some.  Credit cards costs the retail merchant about 3-5% and extra time & paperwork.  Now let’s be real – in today’s world you can’t function without them.  But there are alternatives that reduce our dependency on the Big Banks and actually save all of us money.  We have a couple of suggestions: (1.) Joe’s Check List – If you are a “regular” and wish to pay by check, please ask your waiter to get you on the list.  (2.) Joe’s gift card – purchase $100 gift card with cash or check and get an extra $10 value!

 

Giggles:   

“Pilates?  I thought you said pie and lattes.”

Sign at Zoo: Please be safe. Do not climb, sit, stand on fences.  If you fall, animals could eat you and that might make them sick.  Thank you.

Sign at Sub Shop – our subs are an honest 8 inches, even when it’s cold outside.

Gym – tired of being fat and ugly?  Just be ugly.

Sign in Diner – if anyone tells you biscuits and gravy isn’t a meal, stop talking to them.  You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.
Joe’s Dining
2801 Rodeo Rd (at Zia Rd) Santa Fe, NM   87507
505-471-3800       www.JoesDining.com
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