In 1997, after 20 years in the restaurant industry, I had the fortunate opportunity to make enough money with my new endeavor, a music education company, that I was able to afford a small house on a mountain in one of the most beautiful and nature-lush areas of Los Angeles. For twelve years, I spent most days meditating and connecting with the Divine. And, I loved it! But, the Divine wanted more from and for me….
When I opened Golden Mean Natural Foods in Santa Monica, CA, in April of 2009, with 8 credit cards and a little capital I had saved; I did so because I felt called (literally) to “come down off my mountain” and “feed the people”. I was not a chef, I had never owned a restaurant, nor had I ever thought to do so. In fact, I had tried to leave the restaurant business for 2 decades, after having served as everything from a bartender to a waiter, busboy, dish washer and even a lounge piano player. Plus, my diet consisted of healthy food, but it was basic and simple, nothing that anyone else would care to consume: arugula and brown rice, arugula and brown rice, and arugula and brown rice (as well as a daily treat for my sweet tooth).
Six months prior to leasing what would become the location for Golden Mean Natural Foods, remarkably, the real estate agent gave me a key. Late at night, for half a year, i would sit inside the space on the concrete floor and envision what it would look and feel like and imagine happy people dining on my food. In January of 2009, I began to clean, paint and build out my beach close restaurant which is located near the corner of 11th and Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica Ca. I relied on my faith in the urging that I was feeling to see me through this, for I had only 4 friends in L.A. at the time, whose meals certainly could not financially support such a large venture.
Because I knew so few people, it was necessary for me to expand and extend myself and to meet new friends and embrace crowds. Because my diet was so limited, I was forced to think beyond my own palate. Because this was my calling, I discovered that my mission at the restaurant was to nourish people’s souls and the very cells in their bodies. I provide “Awakened Food” for the purpose of Awakening the Soul.
In a city where restaurant goers are accustomed to some of the best food in the world, I am happy to report that Golden Mean Natural Foods is approaching it’s fifth year in business, has a legion of loyal and happy fans and followers, is launching new locations throughout California and will be online for nationwide delivery in early January 2014!
People from all over the world of every age visit us everyday. We hope you visit us soon, too! Arriving in January 2014 will be Golden Mean Natural Foods Online Delivery for your Awakened health and for your Higher Self!
Golden Mean’s delicious, signature drink, the Special Roasted Maca Blend, will transform your health! One of the top sellers at the restaurant, Peruvian Maca is so packed with nutrition that it is considered a “superfood”, and it’s caffeine free! Tasting similar to a coffee/chocolate blend, Aaron’s secret recipe contains cacao and cinnamon and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Maca is a root that contains significant amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates, and minerals including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E. Maca root is grown at the highest elevation of any food in the world, between 7,000 – 11,000 feet in the Andes mountains.
Supplement your coffee cravings with the almighty superfood roasted maca direct from high in the Andes of Peru. This magical drink will give you an abundance of energy without the jitters and addiction. Golden Mean’s Special Roasted Maca contains 18 amino acids and is loaded with many natural medicinal properties. The maca blend is an Earth blend of coffee flavors and hot cocoa. This drink can be enjoyed hot or cold.
Just a few of the many BEnefits of roasted maca:
1. INCREASED NATURAL ENERGY
2. ENHANCED SEXUAL LIBIDO
3. BALANCES HORMONAL LEVELS
4. LOADED WITH 18 AMINO ACIDS
5. GREAT FOR IMMUNITY – LOADED WITH MEDICINAL PROPERTIES
6. CANNOT DRINK TOO MUCH! NON-ADDICTIVE!
7. TASTES GREAT!
Make this your daily habit and witness your health and vitality increase!