Charred butternut squash enchiladas with black beans and kale, blue corn tortillas, and roasted poblano cashew cream

Recipe
Charred butternut squash enchiladas with black beans and kale, blue corn tortillas, and roasted poblano cashew cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chef
Jason B. Patel

Clinician sponsor
Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster

 

 

 

Why did you choose these ingredients?
We wanted to make sure we highlighted local, sustainable ingredients grown on our Virginia Mason Memorial’s onsite cafe garden and supplement additional ingredients from our lower valley’s Imperial’s Garden, a family-owned-and-operated produce company in Wapato, Wash. With the fall harvest of our butternut squash and baby kale, we wanted to make an authentic Mexican dish that showcases our diverse community.

Where did you get your ingredients?
We grew the butternut squash and baby kale in our onsite garden, and the peppers came from a local farm in our valley.
What is the best thing about your job?
What I Like most about my job is the variety of hats I get to wear throughout the day. Managing a department of over 50 people, I am always running around trying to help where I am needed. No two days are ever the same and I enjoy being kept on my toes. Dr. Yami and I have worked together on plant-based menu ideas for the café, Early Learning Center, physician catering events, and other hospital-sponsored events. She is the best!

Watch Chef Jason Patel and Dr. Yami Cazorla-Lancaster discuss bringing their culinary and clinical skills to the table, collaborating to create mouthwatering plant-based recipes. https://www.facebook.com/veggiefitkids/videos/1594524650611830/

 

Did you know?
Serving plant-based meals that do not include animal products can help reduce antibiotic use and reduce your environmental footprint. However, medically important antibiotics are sometimes used as pesticides in conventional fruit production, especially apples, pears, and oranges. Buying certified organic produce will ensure antibiotics were not used. Learn more about antibiotic use in agriculture >>

Grief during the holidays

The holidays are here, but maybe you’re filled with grief and cannot find the joy of the season. You are not alone! You’re really not. Whether you lost a loved one recently, this past year, or anytime in the past, Virginia Mason Memorial has a class to help you get through the holidays. It’s no cost and filled with support. Please join us.
Find out more!
KNDO-TV, Nov. 22, 2017

Part 1
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Coping With Loss During the Holidays Part 2

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Coping With Loss During the Holidays Part 3

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Coping With Loss During the Holidays Part 4

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The Picture of Health December show is airing now!

The Picture of Health December show is airing now! Pam Edwards brings the bounty of the Gift Shop to The Picture of Health studio.  Great shopping for a great cause, The Memorial Foundation! Also, Kim Bersing, ED manager, talks to us about when to use (and not use) the Emergency Department. AND, stay tuned for a very special guest who came to visit directly from the North Pole! The Picture of Health. Find it on Channel 192 if you’re a Charter Cable subscriber. Don’t get Charter cable? Find the show online and watch any episode at any time at  https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/yctv/ —  Look for “YCTV Current Schedule.”

Shopping, shopping, shopping! At Yakima’s finest boutique (and you won’t believe where it is!)

The Picture of Health: Check out the great holiday gift items available from the hospital’s gift shop (yes, it’s a fabulous boutique with gourmet food items, clothes and fun gifts, and flowers from Gasperetti’s Floral) and DON’T MISS OUR SPECIAL GUEST who came all the way from the North Pole to visit us! Find us from Nov. 27 through Dec. 8 on Channel 192 for Charter Cable subscribers. Find the show online and watch any episode at any time at https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/yctv/ — Look for “YCTV Current Schedule.”

Mom, am I Special Needs?

“Alex actually came up to me, we were sitting at the dinner table, he asked me, he goes “Mom, am I Special Needs?” And it broke my heart ‘cos I didn’t know what to tell him and so I kinda just bypassed the question and my husband came and was just like “Everybody’s different, just like I wear glasses, you wear glasses, mom doesn’t wear glasses, or I’m a boy and your sister’s a girl, hair color and stuff but me I was just like frozen. What do you say? And I didn’t know how to react. He’s getting to the age now where he’s starting to realize he’s different. And I don’t know how to address it so I reach out to you guys to kind of help and the guidance of how do you tell them and make them understand that they already feel different”

Virginia Mason Memorial’s new monthly TV show packed with health tips for the community

This summer, Virginia Mason Memorial started its own television program full of helpful and important health information! The show airs repeatedly the first two weeks of each month on Charter Spectrum’s public access Channel 192.

In October we talked to a breast cancer survivor and her husband, along with Carol Vanevenhoven, Memorial’s senior director for the Women and Children’s service line. November’s program, airing now, is about Hospice & Palliative Care Month and features Laurie Jackson, senior director of Compass Care, Memorial’s end-of-life line of services.

Channel 192 is available only to cable subscribers, but all shows are available to the public at any time online: http://205.172.45.10/CablecastPublicSite/show/8342?channel=1

Virginia Mason Memorial is grateful for this no-cost community resource provided by the City of Yakima through Yakima Community Television (YCTV).

Check out our show!

The Picture of Health: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Picture of Health: Hospice & Palliative Care Month

The horse and hound mystery!

So here is the horse statue from Children’s Village that many of you will be familiar with. But look more closely What caught our eye was not the horse, majestic as it is, but what is riding on its tail as revealed in the second photo.

Can you help us solve the mystery? Was the horse’s companion placed there to keep the horse company by some kindly stranger? Or is it a lost object that we you can help reunite with its owner?

Let us know!