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Category Archives: Nutrition and Food

Meet Anamaya’s Head Chef, Jeffery Esposito
September 22nd, 2015 by Millie Ross
Watch the video below to learn more about the inspiration behind Anamaya's cuisine. Jeffery Esposito joined us six months ago and has made leaps and bounds in improving the quality and availability of organic, farm to table ingredients. His solid experience in Michelin star restaurants, with his own businesses combined with his passion for new world cuisine gives the guests... [read more]

Anamaya welcomes Chef Jeffery Wayne Esposito
September 20th, 2015 by Millie Ross
Jeffery Esposito was raised in Florida. After working his way up the ranks of local kitchens in Gainsville, Florida he took charge of Emiliano’s Café, under executive Chef Ali de Paz with chef Joe Ramos. He later worked with Michelin Star Chef John Tennick and Chef Phil Robertson all becoming major influences in Jeff’s culinary journey. Eventually Jeffery reunited with... [read more]

Seasonal Superfoods
October 20th, 2014 by Geoff McCabe
Costa Rica Superfoods - Kale Kale: Every nutrition expert seems to have their own list of favorite superfoods, but Kale is on nearly every one of them. Known as a cold weather vegetable because it can grow into fall and winter in some areas of the U.S., it also grows in the tropics at our farm here in Costa Rica, where we have 5-6 varieties,... [read more]

Anamaya Cooking Classes
November 11th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
Healthy cooking classes Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook like the chefs you see on tv? Have you wished you knew how to prepare healthy food so that it's delicious AND pretty to look at? Anamaya has the solution to get you started! As a part of each one of our yoga retreat packages, we offer a cooking class free... [read more]

Coconut Milk in your Coffee?
November 9th, 2013 by Mandy Lawson
Coffee with Coconut MIlk You just might be a convert by the time you get back home. Lactose intolerant, vegans, Paleos and other health conscious people have eschewed the use of dairy products in their diets.  There is evidence that dairy is not great for your health whether you have an intolerance to lactose or not.   Dr. Mark Hyman, MD speaks to this... [read more]

Detoxify Naturally Through Yoga
June 7th, 2012 by Angela Gonzalez
Plough Pose for Detox Illnesses and diseases surround us every day. A normal reaction or tendency is to defend ourselves from the outside. Certainly keeping our bodies clean externally can protect us from these sicknesses. But what if the problem is inside our bodies? Toxin buildup is one of the major causes of hard to cure illness like cancer, liver disease, obesity etc. Nowadays... [read more]

Anamaya Food Photography by Ksenija Savic
April 30th, 2012 by Geoff McCabe
Anamaya Breakfast - by Ksenija Savic Anamaya was blessed with a phenomenal photographer last week who took hundreds, or possibly thousands of photos. Some of her best photography from the retreat she posted to her amazing blog: The photos are from the Sacred Soul retreat: Sacred Soul Retreats Photography Although she took amazing photographs of just about everything my favorites were of the food, so... [read more]

Bill Clinton Becomes Vegan!
December 9th, 2011 by Geoff McCabe
A very interesting video interview with ex-president Bill Clinton, who has become vegan, is super healthy and is now the same weight that he was in high school.

Confessions of a U.S. Food Industry Executive
November 2nd, 2011 by Geoff McCabe
Processed Food Every so often, we find real heroes who question authority and tradition, giving up positions of power and influence to walk down a new path that benefits society. One of those is Bruce Bradley, who worked for many years for such corporations as Nabisco, General Mills, and has now started his own blog to help spread the truth about what... [read more]

Interview with Wall Street Journal
July 16th, 2011 by Geoff McCabe
The Wall Street Journal The following is the transcript with an interview with Kathleen Squires, for her article "Eco Dining in Costa Rica" for the Wall Street Journal. Hi Geoff— Thanks so much for your quick response. The Anamaya is the perfect fit for my story. I especially love the "Wall of Salad!” Here are the questions I have for you: 1. You mentioned... [read more]

Meet the Head Gourmet Chef of Anamaya
July 15th, 2010 by JackieSloves
Written by Jackie Sloves for Anamaya Name: Johanne Sancho Favorite Food: Costa Rican food, especially Gallo Pinto. Why do you love cooking? It is about creating what I like. As I said, I look for sparks, and try to spark flavor on the tongue. I love fusion, and mixing, and going against the rules. I was taught the rule don’t... [read more]

Superfoods and Anamaya’s Vision of Healthy Eating
July 13th, 2010 by Geoff McCabe
superfoods-fruit As we all know, many centuries ago before civilization existed, our cave-men ancestors didn't have our huge choice of foods or knowledge of what healthy eating was. They only ate whatever they could find or catch. Or is there something missing from this theory? What do we really know about the lost ancient wisdom of cultures that lived long ago?... [read more]