Playing with Vegilante’s Tempeh led to an amazing discovery. “Not your typical meat-replacement” oh no, tempeh is a beautiful fermented food (you know how much we love ferments around here.) Adding tempeh (if your vegan or testing the waters on plant-based diets) to your list of regular meals is a great idea because it’s one of the best proteins available for non-meat-eaters. It’s DELICIOUS!Read More
Food is nature’s medicine. What’s your prescription? I often get requests asking for the best foods to eat in each season, today I’ve curated my top winter picks for you. It’s a tasty prescription.Read More
Anxiety is not something you can just ‘get rid of’ with one or two paths. Often, people attempt to recommend a quick fix for anxiety (doesn’t exist) but everyone is so different and what works for one person may not work at all for the next. It took me over a year of trial and error to find the right foods, supplements, exercise and emotional/therapy to feel like I have found better balance with my anxiety. Here’s my top 5….Read More
A beloved Penticton bakery has announced its closure due to the ALS diagnosis of its owner, Benjamin Manea. Ben has built a loyal following over the past decade with his long-fermented breads at Walla Artisan Bakery and Cafe in the Cannery Trade Centre in Penticton. He summed up the “unexpected development” with a Yiddish saying, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Here are 7 life lessons you need to know - from the baking connoisseur.Read More
For all drinkers of kombucha I have to share that appearing at a table with a tasting flight of Experience Kombucha can be a delightful encounter, and while there is no specific technique for this undertaking there are some interesting ways you can make the process more entrancing for you.
So many people do kombucha tastings as a wine tasting - and I approve. There is never any harm in a sniff, swirl and then share.Read More
I approached my transition to a natural lifestyle with a hungry spirit in 2010.... and I'm still enjoying the journey and growth! Changing your diet is about taking responsibility but its also about having fun, striving for balance and of course paying tribute to those before us who paved the way for the 'alternative' life style as well as the natural foods movement. Here's the ultimate guide to going back in time in a modern way...Read More
Everywhere you look, people are talking about our guts. Its such a hot topic now is because in the past couple decades, we’ve come to realize that the gut’s role isn’t limited to the pulling of nutrients out of food, and making poop. Research is just beginning to explore the effects of the gut microbiome on our overall health, our mental state AND our digestive capabilties Here are 7 ways to strengthen your gut health....Read More
Holistic Nutrition ROCKS. Why? Because you set your body up for success, so it balances itself. Has more energy. Loses weight. Gets healthier. .... and feels better! Holistic Nutrition allows your body to heal itself deeply rather than just putting a band-aid on to cover up symptoms – focusing on all aspects of your life. Here's 7 EASY starter steps to success....Read More
We are moving back in time to move forwards .....and wanting living food in our diets again.
We want local food. We want artisinally-created foods. We want craft-beer. We want organic food.Read More
Whole grains and bread. Synonymous? Not so much. The whole concept of whole grains is generallyconfusing to people. Especially as many bread companies use the term on their label, "Made with Whole Grains!" to add to the complication! Is bread a whole grain? Let's break it down...Read More
Behind-the-scenes of brewing a fermented tea.
This is the culture that brews the tea.
Kombucha cultures are the bacteria and yeast containing organisms that give the brew its ferment-transformation, from tea and sugar to fizzy, bubbly tart tea.Read More
“Fermented foods are so trendy right now” I keep hearing folks say. It always surprises me to hear it, as they never really “went away” and had to make a comeback – naturally fermented foods are just about natures oldest foods....Read More