Archive: December 2016

Water Release from Squaw Valley

Since October, Squaw Valley has been dealing with a big water problem that they never would have expected when they installed their new water system over the summer. This is a problem that came from the heavy rains that Placer County received in the fall and it caused a lot of damage. The water leaked out through the new system and immediately became compromised to the point that the resort was unable to use it for anything. They immediately shut off the ability of the public to consume the water at Squaw Valley and Placer County has issued a statement that it does not affect the surrounding areas.

After realizing that they would not be able to use the water to be able to serve people in the restaurants or for drinking, they found that they could, in fact, still use it to make snow with so that their ski season will not be affected. People may not be able to grab a bite to eat at the top of the mountain but they will certainly be able to ski down it just as they would any other year that there wasn’t a problem with the water.

Since this happened, Squaw Valley has been working to make the corrections that they need to so that they can turn the water back on and business can get back to the usual for the guests of the resort. They want to make sure that all of their guests are taken care of throughout the winter and they have focused most of their efforts on helping them. They are still taking some time to work on the water but it has been increasingly harder with temperatures that are dropping to even lower and making the ground harder to work with.

The dedication that Squaw Valley has to their guests is clear to see in the way that they have handled the situation. While they want to make sure that their water is working the right way, they also want to make sure that their guests are taken care of above everything else that they have done. They are sure that the guests will be able to do things better if they treat them better first instead of working to make sure that the water is done first. This shows a true commitment to the people who come to the resort and visit there.

As the season progresses, Squaw Valley hopes to get the water turned back on. They want to make sure that their resort is the best possible and that the people who are there are able to eat when they are there. In the meantime, they are working to make sure that people have the opportunity to eat and drink with the vending machines that they have set up over the resort. They have even begun providing complimentary water bottles to the people. This is something that they hope to resolve soon and they thank their guests for their continued commitment to Squaw Valley.

Manageable and Alive Hair from Wen by Chaz

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Nathaniel Ru Healthy Eating

Starting a new restaurant is more work than many people realize. Restaurants and food companies have a high failure rate for a variety of reasons. The profit margin on food is really low, which means that business owners have to sell a lot of product to break even. In addition, the fixed expenses of operating a restaurant are high. Many times, business owners have to borrow a lot of money just to get started.


Nathaniel Ru


Nathaniel Ru has had success with Sweet Green because he has taken a different approach to owning and operating a restaurant than many people in the industry. He started in a small restaurant format, and this helps to reduce his operating expenses. In addition, he concentrates on healthy food that is more expensive. Although this is a unique market with fewer customers, it allows him to earn high profits on the food that he does sell.


Financing Needs


When running a business, there are always going to be capital requirements that get in the way of growth. However, business owners have to balance the needs of the present and the future. Borrowing money to grow the business seems like a great idea, but over time it will eat into the cash flow of the business. A company must have a positive cash flow to remain in business over time. This is one of the biggest reasons that restaurant and food companies go out of business so often. If you want to take things to the next level with your company, make sure you have a long term plan for growth.


Future Plans


In the coming years, Nathaniel Ru wants to continue to invest in Sweet Green. He believes that there are many more locations where he could start this concept. The local population has to be more affluent and willing to pay more for healthy food for the concept to work. However, he has found many locations around the country that fit this profile. In the coming years, he expects to open up many more locations with Sweet Green as he expands his business footprint.


Dehydrator Basics + Recipes From Markus Rothkranz

Dehydrator basics, behold the healthy delicious possibilities

Fresh vs Powder
-With fresh foods, there is moisture, which is an oxidant.
-If you pick a fruit such as an apple from the tree and don’t eat it right away the apple oxides. The apple will appear moldy and this is due to oxidation.
-If you cut the fruit into slices, place them in the dehydrator, after a few hours in the dehydrator the fruit will be ready and will last for a few weeks to months afterward.
-Nutritional value when using the dehydrator isn’t lost.
-Normally, if food is off the shelf, food will lose their nutritional value.

-Having dehydrated food is good for
-traveling on the road for hours at a time
-quick snacks for lounging at home or just for a quick pick me up.

-Dehydrator Settings
-118°F or 45°C
-Any higher will kill the nutritional value of the food
-Warms food

A dehydrator is simply a box with a low-temperature coil and a fan that keeps the low heat traveling through which distributes evenly. People normally complain about not being able to afford dehydrators, but they can be very affordable. One doesn’t need to have an expensive, high-art, digital brand, a simple one can be found through research.

Another complaint that comes with a dehydrator is that sometimes the wet food is still wet. The problem is that people are not flipping the food after the first cooking desired time. An example of what to dehydrate properly is garlic naan.

-With garlic naan is that it will be needed to be placed on a wax-like sheet, not mesh. If placed on the mesh sheet the wet naan will seep through. Once garlic naan is placed on the sheet, place in dehydrator for about 90 minutes, after time completed, take out and flip over for another 90 minutes to two hours.

-Important: Flip food products over to dehydrate properly and evenly.

Faux Bacon with Coconut Meat

This is a simple recipe with only one ingredient.
-Coconut Meat
-Coconut meat is very versatile and can be used for many recipes.
-Split open coconut.
-Drain water and set aside for later use.
-Scoop out coconut meat and scrape off brown things from coconut.
-Cut into slices like bacon.
-Soak coconut in tamari sauce for about 10 to 15 minutes.
-After soaking, place coconut meat on a sheet and in the dehydrator.
-Leave in the dehydrator on 115 degrees F overnight.

Easiest Healthiest Candy in the World, by Cara Brotman

Another simple recipe with only one ingredient, pineapple. A very portable snack if on the go and need a quick, healthy and tasty snack.

-Slice the pineapple.
-Remove core.
-Place on a dehydrator sheet and place in dehydrator for approximately 3 hours.
*Optional: Dip in chocolate.
-Instructions are on page 100 in the recipe book.

Cara Brotman’s Fast Easy Raw Vegan Hummus Lettuce Wrap

-Majestic sprouted hummus
-found at Whole Foods
-doesn’t necessarily have to be this kind, just a favorite of Cara’s
-Tomato diced
-Onion diced
-Avocado, diced
-Red Leaf Lettuce
-A good substitute for any bread.

-Smear hummus on red leaf lettuce.
-Top with the tomato, onion, avocado, and cilantro
-Sprinkle a little bit of olive oil and hot pepper sauce, if desired.