Casa de LuzHome of Light引光之家
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“The formula is a simple one, There is righteous food being served. Everyone gets the same meal, very much like home, and the tables are community. Indeed, there is a natural proclivity for community to happen at Casa de Luz.”
                                           
~ Eduardo Longoria~  

Casa de Luz(The House of Light in Spanish named by Nico Lopez), as its name put it, torches a new beam of life - a valuable, healthy style of living. Casa was started back to 1991, 20 years till now. Like many beneficial efforts for mankind, the efforts by leading such a journey endure a insisting karma on its road, as well as on conquering negativities inside us. 20 years on the road! One may not say it’s tough journey, it may not be an easy one either, considering 20 years is close to 1/4 of your lifetime!

  • Casa de Luz is a best example of an energetic eatery - vegan, organic and original (unprocessed food). Casa serves not only as a restaurant but also a big family or community, with easy & cozy, fresh & healthy wholesome energy in the house. Casa follows macrobiotics principle - an Yin and Yang balanced principle founded by an Japanese Saint George Ohsawa.

  • Casa follows heart and values but not rules. There is no fixed or printed menu as most of the dinning venues. Every day is a fresh for the Chefs to play their recipes, according to their loving creativity and in the convenience of the inventory. The inventory is also as fresh - twice a week updates on Tuesday and Friday every week for 20 years.

【Casa's food】As shown below, one plate of the wholefood and a cup of miso soup. The wholefood for everyhuman shall contain:

  • brown rice,

  • boiled greens,

  • misc. beans paste

  • nuts dressing

  • mixed vegetables

Everyday the menu changes, within this catagory. No fixed menu, but follow a general vegan organic macrobiotics pattern, like a healthy big family.

Casa de Luz  is Organic Vegan

 

 

 

My iPhone shoots of my lunch as a volunteer bonus and honor

Me (Shoot by Wayo)



much more ->  http://km2000.us/myphotos/2012austin/

 

【Casa de Luz  is Organic VeganThe meal, materials for the cooking are pretty "picky" in Casa de Luz. Not only the grains, rice, beans, vegetables are organic, so does the choice of the condiments the cooking used. Casa also avoid using processed food such as processed protein products as various vegetarian chickens and beefs. The wholesome mosaic plate provides a complete nutrition: multi-grains, multi-beans ensure enough proteins and fibers, green vegetables provide sufficient calcium and vitamins, special sauce paste made from wide range nuts, bean and grains provide natural fat and minerals ...

And another important ingredient - Love】 because the cooking staff care what they are doing, they treat it a pleasure to provide people with perfect food with their 110% effort. Guided with the principal to avoid the highly processed food and seeking the original taste of its ingredient, the foods are cooked in the very simple and light way as possible: no fried, no heavy sauce like the strong sweet and salt. The style of cooking also complies with the Yin Yang balance theory of Macrobiotics. Casa de Luz, translated as the House of Light in English, not only provides the healthy meal, but also educates a healthy consciousness and the healthy living style. This integral learning helps to build an attitude, a tendency in your daily activities such as shopping in the groceries, select entry in you menu with your colleges / friends, cooking for your families, etc. Casa collects a group of elites who share the similar living style and ideals, provide a home to or a community to share and exchange the healthy and constructive info to widen and deepen the individual’s views of healthy and happy life, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually.

 

【Why Organic Vegan is the best meal for health in body and spirit?】  Our feeling after meal is the most accurate feedback, esp. when comparing with the previous eating habit of heavy meat and dairy product, esp. when you are already sick and need good energy to recover.

away from negative energy】Eating organic vegan food keeps you away from the poor side effects from the inhumane-made meat, from rBGH Growth hormone, from pesticide chemicals and other toxicants, and from the GMOs (genetic modified food). These toxicants have proven to be strong bad impact on human health and attribute to many notorious modern diseases such cancer, heart diseases, stroke, etc. At this 21st century, we have to realize that a beef on the plate, or the milk in the cup is not the same as it was 10 or 20 years ago; the toxicant levels are much intense than before. To chase the profitability, the massive live stocks, the cows are inhumanly treated during their life spans. They are crowded in the smelly factory farms, being fed by the cheap artificial methods, force to with the growing hormones and antibiotics to ensure and expedite the production of meat and milk. This meat, this milk, builds up the toxicant levels and poisons our body until the body corrupts, by heart diseases, by cancer, by stroke etc. No matter how strong your body is, it is just a question of time to corrupt your body if we allow these long-term poison gradually build up to its limit. Meat, milk and other animal products, not only harm the health physically, they also bring heavy, depressive and guilty energies to us and this bad energy just make us feel heavy and negative. Happiness level is low, life is uneasy.

Casa's official website: http://www.casadeluz.org/. Casa's daily menu: http://www.casadeluz.org/austin/category/daily-menu/austin-daily-menu/  Media: http://perfectformuladiet.com/plant-based-nutrition/healing-foods-and-satisfying-taste-marry-at-casa-de-luz/

 

 Casa de Luz is NOT A RESTAURANT. For me personally it is many things including my spiritual practice where I connect and become whole.
                                            ~ Eduardo Longoria~  

 

 

 
Adi髎 Casa

I leave, softly and gently,
Just
as I came, quiet and unknowingly
I wave to the western sky,
Say: "See u when I see you" , Gently.


The golden Casa de the river edge
Luz the setting sun‘s bride.
Her quivering reflection
Stays fixed in my dream.

2012 Autumn, Casa de Luz

See you when I see you!


- Video: Casa's happy squirrel eating the rice ball


Casa's friendly home-like energy attract the lovely animals such as squirrels and birdies. Above video was shot as on the outside table as close as book to an lovely squirrel cowing its rice ball.

 

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    2012򉩂3 Lunch in Casa

    Soup Vegetable with quinoa and lentils Salad Mixed Greens with Walnut, Lemon, and Dill dressing Entree Pinto beans Medium rice with basil and pepita pesto Chilaquiles with onion, cabbage, carrots and broccoli Blanched Greens with sliced lemons Pickled Red Sauerkraut Prepared with LOVE by: Rosa, Flori, Aida, Rumalda, and Teresa, Li

    2012򉩂4 Lunch in Casa

    Soup: Borscht with Almond Cilantro Condiment Salad: Mixed Greens with Sesame Cucumber Parsley Dressing . Entree: Red Beans Millet with Mushroom Tamari Sauce Steamed Butternut Squash with Sauteed Onion, Celery, and Carrot Blanched Greens with Pumpkin Seed Sunflower Balsamic Sauce Picked Radish . Prepared with LOVE by: Irma, Santos, Sandra, Rumalda Rumalda, Mari, and Juanito

     

    2012򉩂5 Lunch in Casa

     Soup: Creamy Sweet Potato Salad: Mixed Greens with Sunflower Pumpkin . Entree: Red Lentils with mixed vegetables, curry powder, fresh basil and cilantro Medium Grain Brown Rice with Corn Sauce Sauteed Mushrooms, Onion, Yellow Squash, Carrots, Green Beans, and Cabbage Blanched Greens with a Walnut Dill Balsamic Sauce Picked Green Sauerkraut . Prepared with LOVE by: Aida, Flori, Rumalda, Uciel, Alfredo, Li,  Mari

    2012򉩂8 Lunch in Casa

    Soup: Vegetable and Quinoa Salad: Mixed Greens with Cucumber, Sunflower and Golden Flax Seed Dressing . Entree: Pinto Beans Millet with Mushroom-Onion-Rosemary Gravy Steamed Rutabaga, Kale and Snow Peas Kale, Collard and Napa Cabbage with Walnut Dill Sauce Red Sauerkraut . Prepared with LOVE by: Rosa, Nora, Flori, Marisol, Maria, and Stacy, Li

     

    2012򉩂9 Lunch in Casa

    Soup: Posole with Fresh Condiments Salad: Mixed Greens with Walnut and Fresh Basil Casa Dressing . Entree: Red Lentils Short and Sweet Rice with Mushroom, Onion, Tamari, and Rosemary Gravy Steamed Kabocha and Butternut Squash Blanched Greens with Toasted Sunflower, Dill and Balsamic Sauce Pickled Cucumber and Radish . Prepared with LOVE by: Aida, Teresa, Irma, Sandra, Alfredo, Nicolas, Maria, Li

     

    2012򉩃0 Lunch in Casa

    Soup: Red Soup Salad: Leafy Greens with Casa Sesame, Sunflower, Walnut Dressing Entree: Pinto Beans Curry Basmati Tortilla Casserole w/ Almond Sauce Blanched Greens with Lemon Slice Pickled Radish and Daikon Prepared with Love by: Irma, Aida, Flori, Santos, Mari, Elder, Gary, Clem, and Li


     

    2012年5月22日(周二)午餐

    My son - Use Kitchen tank as a tub - very handy

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    Casa de Luz in 2010

    Old Casa

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    a Casa's dining corner

    Why Organic? Why Vegan?

    by Franklin Duan on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 10:10pm
     
    Why Organic? Why Vegan?

     Top reason: I feel good.  I feel energetic.  I feel light.

    That our feeling after meal is the most accurate feedback, esp when comparing with the previous eating habit of heavy meat and dairy product, esp when you are already sick and need good energy to recover.

     Eating organic vegan food keeps you away from the poor side effects from the inhumane-made meat, from rBGH Growth hormone, from pesticide chemicals and other toxicants, and from the GMOs (genetic modified food).  These toxicants have proven to be strong bad impact on human health and attribute to many notorious modern diseases such cancer, heart diseases, stroke, etc.  At this 21st century, we have to realize that a beef on the plate, or the milk in the cup is not the same as it was 10 or 20 years ago; the toxicant levels are much intense than before.  To chase the profitability, the massive live stocks, the cows are inhumanly treated during their life spans.  They are crowded in the smelly factory farms, being fed by the cheap artificial methods, force to with the growing hormones and antibiotics to ensure and expedite the production of meat and milk.  This meat, this milk, builds up the toxicant levels and poisons our body until the body corrupts, by heart diseases, by cancer, by stroke etc.  No matter how strong your body is, it is just a question of time to corrupt your body if we allow these long-term poison gradually build up to its limit.  Meat, milk and other animal products, not only harm the health physically, they also bring heavy, depressive and guilty energies to us and this bad energy just make us feel heavy and negative.  Happiness level is low, life is uneasy.

     Like our body, our planet Earth can also no longer tolerate the excessive man-made toxicants, mainly due to the animal industry.  After so many years of livestock operating, meat industry consume too much water, land, and other resources, much more than the organic farming used, created a heavy burden more than the Mother Earth can hardly bear.  It seems as if the sky and ocean is infinite to consume and mad-made waste but this is no longer true.  The graduate, yet steady increased greenhouse gases and manure waste of meat industry makes it appears hardly noticeable, already shows the deadly impact to the planet.  Lot of evidence from UN and scientific research already show that the livestock industry is the No. 1 killer on the climate change and related increased frequency of natural disasters, ocean dead zone, deforestation, and biodiversity loss, more than all the global transportation pollution combined.  So eating organic, eating vegan, save our mother earth and our later generations.

     

    Organic vegan in Casa de Luz

     

    The meal, materials for the cooking are pretty picky in Casa de Luz.  Not only the grains, rice, beans, vegetables are organic, so does the choice of the condiments the cooking used.  The wholesome mosaic plate provides a complete nutrition: multi-grains, multi-beans ensure enough proteins and fibers, green vegetables provide sufficient calcium and vitamins, special sauce paste made from wide range nuts, bean and grains provide natural fat and minerals . . .  And another important ingredient - Love, because the cooking staff care what they are doing, they treat it a pleasure to provide people with perfect food with their 110% effort.  Guided with the principal to avoid the highly processed food and seeking the original taste of its ingredient, the foods are cooked in the very simple and light way as possible: no fried, no heavy sauce like the strong sweet and salt.  The style of cooking also complies with the Yin Yang balance theory of Macrobiotics.

     

    Casa de Luz, translated as the House of Light in English, not only provides the healthy meal, but also educates a healthy consciousness and the healthy living style.  This integral learning helps to build an attitude, a tendency in your daily activities such as shopping in the groceries, select entry in you menu with your colleges / friends, cooking for your families, etc.  Casa collects a group of elites who share the similar living style and ideals, provide a home to or a community to share and exchange the healthy and constructive info to widen and deepen the individual’s views of healthy and happy life, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually.

     

     So, welcome to our enlightening home, Casa de Luz.         

     

     
  • 2012.5.9, 宏生活食物拍,街拍
  • 2012.5.11-2012.5.18 Lunch photos in Casa, City Bank, UT, Rainbow
  • 2012 5 21 Old Casa de Luz photos (2010), May 21 Lunch, baby laugh:)))), San Diego Casa de Luz photo
  • 2012 5 22. Casa lunch and some funny pictures: Graduation shot: corporational wedding gowns (the wall is like a bridal gown) Bill and Steven's cemetery: Continue computer in Heaven
  • 2012.5.24 - 2012.5.31 Casa de Luz Lunch photos,  2012年5月到6月在Casa de Luz 做Volunteer时,劳动后的午餐拍照,这些照片与recipe,可以作为后来的健康饮食的参考索引
  • 2012.6.6 - 2012.6.10:Casa Lunch,路边的野花,可爱的小孩儿和小王八,奥斯丁桥和鸽子的近距离照片(30cm),我的家具和鞋柜
  • 2012.6.10 - 2012.6.20 Lunch in Casa de Luz from
  • 2012 6.21 - 2012.7.3 Lunch, Sushi,
  • 2012.7.4 - 2012.7.20 Casa de Luz Lunch Photos + Squirrel iPhone video shoot
  • 2012 7 21 - 2012 7 29 Casa 外照,中饭,松鼠、桥的视频,刀的比较,
  • 2012.8.14