So, it appears that organic food does not offer any significant benefits over ordinary food, as reported here. What remains in question is whether the true benefit of organic food is not what additional nutrients it has over ordinary food, but what it doesn't have, i.e. preservatives, chemicals and other such nasties.
It was oddly coincidental timing that we decided dinner would be at Yogi Tree, on the same day this story came out, and on the same day that dear Hui, who is presently traipsing in India, was released from the ashram, where she had undergone an ascetic, remote, yogi-fying spell, and been fed spartan meals of beans and bread.
Yogi Tree's extensive menu plus the changing daily specials, couldn't be further from what the yogis eat. Some of the items sounded so indulgent they couldn't possibly be healthy!
Janice had the Tagine of roast monkfish and seafood, a hearty tomato-based stew that came served with rouille (an olive-oil based sauce, we found out) and bread. I should have gone for this myself...
...but I went with safe - Seafood Aglio Olio with garlic and chilli. Plenty of spice, and the seafood was fresh & plentiful, but the penne was severely undercooked. A lot of chewing and gnawing involved so I'd suggest going with the other types of pasta available if that's not your thing.
Both Shanice & Nico went with pasta in Tomato Basil with Grilled vegetables & chicken.
Tiramisu Trifle with black cherries in Kirsch. I didn't try this but the others felt it was too way too sweet. Hmmmm....sugar much, Yogis?
They also serve alcohol, and on their menu, expound on the lesser-known benefits of the various nectarous offerings, when consumed in moderation. Yes!!! I could get used to being healthy after all!