Tuesday, July 14, 2009

#1 Reason to Daycation at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa Contest Winner

Our winner for the #1 Reason to Daycation at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa contest is Beatrice! We invited our guests to the Blog to leave their #1 reason to visit Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa and we got over 120 comments! Thank you to everyone who participated!

“My number one reason to visit Glen Ivy is to receive healing for my soul (mind, will, & emotions), which translates into a healthier, happier me, inside and out.” --Beatrice S.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Delicious Dish for YOU!

Glen Ivy's Executive Chef, Bill Wavrin, recently hosted a cooking demo where he re-created one of his delicious dishes for a large crowd!-- Hummus with Roasted Garlic and Toasted Pitas! Just saying it makes my mouth water ...

Here's Chef in action ...

The final product ...

Here's the recipe for those of you who want to give it a try!

Hummus with Roasted Garlic and Toasted Pitas

Garbanzos or chickpeas, like most beans, are a great source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. In addition, garbanzos' high fiber content prevents blood sugar levels from rising too rapidly after a meal, making these beans a perfect choice for those with diabetes, insulin resistance or hypoglycemia. When combined with whole grains such as rice, garbanzos provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. But this is far from what all garbanzos have to offer. Garbanzos are an excellent source of the trace mineral, molybdenum, an integral component of the enzyme sulfite oxidase, which is responsible for detoxifying sulfites. Sulfites are a type of preservative commonly added to prepared foods like delicatessen salads and salad bars. If sulfites are unwittingly consumed, persons who are sensitive to sulfites in these foods may experience rapid heartbeat, headache or disorientation. If you have ever reacted to sulfites, it may be because your molybdenum stores are insufficient to detoxify them.

Yield: 3 cups


2 cup garbanzo beans cooked
4 cloves roasted garlic
3 tablespoon lemon
2 tablespoons fresh parley
1 tablespoon tahini or sesame seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth. Season to taste. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to [1] week.

Per 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) serving:
Calories 28; Protein 2g; Total Fat .5g; Saturated Fat 0g; Carbohydrates 4g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 65mg


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

What's Your #1 Reason to Daycation at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa?

Share your #1 reason by leaving a comment below for a chance to win 2 complimentary spa admission passes! Whether you visit because it’s cheaper than Cabo or because you love covering yourself from head to toe in our famous Red Clay Mud, any reason is a good reason!

Here are our favorite reasons:

5. A Fun Place to Be Celebrate Birthdays, Brides, Babies, Best friends or just Because!

4. Every Body Loves Glen Ivy – Great spa treatments, fabulous food, garden surroundings, and water everywhere– there’s so much for everyone!

3. Easy and Carefree – A quick drive from home, and no need to bring a lot– just a bathing suit or two, sunscreen, sandals, and you’re ready to go!

2. Real Value – The most affordable "2 Week Vacation in a Day" in Southern California.

1. It’s All About YOU! – What’s your #1 reason for going to Glen Ivy?

We’ve shared our favorite reasons to visit Glen Ivy and now we want to hear from you!

Comment below with your top reason for visiting Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa by Monday, July 13. Please also e-mail Kristen at kristen.koman @ glenivy.com with your full name and a contact e-mail or phone number along with your response so we know how to find you if you win!

We look forward to hearing from you!