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The Many Wonders of Bone Broth

The Many Wonders of Bone Broth

By Kristin Lehar – Bone broth is one of those foods that has been around since before civilization and has been a staple food for many cultures around the planet. Like many traditional foods, it got lost somewhere in history when it was booted out by refined and imitation versions. Thus, it has long been […]

Nourishing our Children – Sept/Oct 2017

Nourishing our Children – Sept/Oct 2017

By Jasmin Schellenberg – HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Keep school lunches cool and your kids healthy with these mint-lime frozen bottles: Ingredients 1 L home-made Kombucha tea Juice of four fresh limes A handful of fresh mint leaves Method Morning: Combine the Kombucha with lime juice and mint leaves in a jar and leave out […]

Nourishing our Children – June-July-Aug 2017

Nourishing our Children – June-July-Aug 2017

By Jasmin Schellenberg – HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Kombucha Fruit Pudding This tasty treat packs a nutritious punch, first from the kombucha and then from the chia seeds, a virtual superfood. The more chia used the more pudding-like it is. 2 cups fresh or frozen fruits 1/2 cup kombucha 3 tablespoons chia seeds 2 tablespoons […]

RECIPES | Strength with Superfoods: Food choices for a good morning

RECIPES | Strength with Superfoods: Food choices for a good morning

By Devon Chappell – Each and every day of our lives, we rise with the sun, open our lids, and embrace the morning. There are certain times when the mind reflects awkwardly on one’s life. Those mornings when we are suffering from poor thoughts about not accomplishing enough, or find ourselves buried under blankets with […]

Recipes | Eating Fresh: Recipes for Healthy Living on the Go

Recipes | Eating Fresh: Recipes for Healthy Living on the Go

By Lisa Bland – Happy spring! One of the best things about this time of year, other than the increased sunshine, greenery, and birds, are vibrant spring foods. After a winter of eating warming soups, root vegetables, fats, and protein—salad greens, berries, and garden veggies are a sight for sore eyes. Springing into action in […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength In Superfoods: A New Year of Healthy Food Choices

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength In Superfoods: A New Year of Healthy Food Choices

  By Devon Chappell – Hello, good morning, and welcome to another sparkling era of new opportunity to establish good health for the coming year, assuming you are the type who sees the new year as a grand opportunity to start again. As you prepare to begin your new health regime, take time to reflect […]

COMMUNITY | RECIPES | Immigration and Multicultural Services Society: Holiday Recipes Homemade with Love

COMMUNITY | RECIPES | Immigration and Multicultural Services Society: Holiday Recipes Homemade with Love

By LeRae Haynes — Food is one thing that brings people together no matter what the celebration. Celebrating the holiday season, as well as the incredible cultural diversity that defines Canada, a group of six clients at Immigration and Multicultural Services Society in Williams Lake gathered to talk about food and share recipes from their childhood. […]

RECIPES | Kimchi & Fermented Veggies

RECIPES | Kimchi & Fermented Veggies

From Slow Train Farm — Fall is here on Slow Train Farm and it is time to ferment. We keep a variety of different fermented pickles for winter and they are all very easy to prepare. They keep for a minimum of six months in our root cellar and they are a much cheaper and […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Sept – Oct 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Sept – Oct 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Almond Crackers with Garlic & Rosemary 2 cups almond flour/meal ¾ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon chopped, dried rosemary 1 large egg 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees C. Grease baking sheet liberally. Mix all dry ingredients […]

RECIPES | Zucchini Recipes from Road’s End Farm

RECIPES | Zucchini Recipes from Road’s End Farm

  Zucchini Crust Pizza Ingredients 3 cups shredded zucchini (or pattypan) 3 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup flour ½ tsp salt 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated ½ cup onion, chopped ½ cup green pepper, julienned 1 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp dried basil 3 Tbsp grated parmesan Method In a bowl, combine zucchini and egg. Add […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | April – May 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | April – May 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg — HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Yogurt & Dill Crackers (makes 5 dozen 1-1/2 inch crackers) 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp sea salt 1 1/2 tsp dried dill 6 Tbsp butter, 4 Tbsp soft and 2 Tbsp melted 1/2 cup yogurt Mix all dry ingredients then add the soft […]

RECIPES | Pat’s No-knead, No-oven, Skillet Bread

RECIPES | Pat’s No-knead, No-oven, Skillet Bread

By Pat Teti —  Do you like the idea of homemade yeasted bread but think kneading is too much trouble? Maybe you are physically unable or simply don’t want to knead dough. Maybe you have a stand mixer or bread machine that’s not working. Whatever your reason, no-knead bread recipes give you an option by […]

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

NATURAL HEALTH | Strength in Superfoods – Maca: Fit for life, aid for pleasure

By Devon Chappell — “When maca is consumed the spirits are close. Maca draws in spirits to be birthed.” — Traditional Andean shamans(pacos)             Individuals seeking zest and craving an active attitude towards life often swear by the power of food to guide their well-being nutritionally, medicinally, and religiously. No matter the situation, obstacles, or […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | February – March 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | February – March 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Power Smoothie Ingredients 4 cups kefir 1/2 cup raw cultured cream 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted 2 eggs 2 Tbsp honey 1 tsp cold-pressed flax oil 1 banana 1/2 cup raspberries or other frozen fruits 1 tsp vanilla extract Directions Mix well in a blender. Serves […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Dec 2014 – Jan 2015

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Holiday Pecans Ingredients: 4 cups pecan halves 2 tsp sea salt 3 eggs pinch of salt 1 Tbsp vanilla 1/2 cup maple syrup Directions: Cover pecans with water and soak overnight. Bake the next day at 150 degrees F until crisp. This could take 12 or […]

RECIPES | Squashed Bread

RECIPES | Squashed Bread

  By Pat Teti — Autumn brings an abundance of apples, potatoes, corn, squash, and other produce begging to be canned, frozen, or dried if not eaten fresh. This can put more demands on our time just when it’s back to work, school, and other community activities. Among the late season products is the pumpkin […]

RECIPES | Fermenting Vegetables

RECIPES | Fermenting Vegetables

By Vera Lehar — People in Europe and all over the world have fermented vegetables for millennia, as it was and still is one of the best ways to preserve food for winter. Sauerkraut from Europe and kimchi from Korea are two common examples of traditional fermented cabbage that are still very popular today. Fermenting, […]

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Oct – Nov 2014

NOURISHING OUR CHILDREN | Healthy Snacks and Why | Oct – Nov 2014

By Jasmin Schellenberg —   HEALTHY SNACKS AND WHY Popcorn (makes 8 cups) ¼ cup organic popcorn 2 Tbsp coconut oil ¼ – ½ cup melted butter or coconut oil sea salt, to taste In a skillet, heat the oil and popcorn over medium heat shaking constantly until popping starts. On lower heat, cook, shaking, […]

RECIPES | Grainy Griddle Flatbread

RECIPES | Grainy Griddle Flatbread

By Pat Teti — Like eggs, beer, wine, and cheese, “bread” refers to a single food category while encompassing endless variety. Part of the variety comes from using different ingredients but altering the proofing, loaf size and shape, and baking conditions can also add great diversity to the finished product. When you are following a […]