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Beauty & the Broth
Overwhelmed by the idea of homemade slow-cooked bone broth? Confused about the difference between meat stock and bone broth? Come learn how to make nutrient-packed, soul-warming, delicious gelatinous bone broth as well as meat stock and braised meats. We will discuss the pros and cons of various methods including stove top, slow cooker and pressure cooker options. Additionally, we will chat about the beauty benefits of bone broth and the new Bone Broth Diet. Recipes and detailed instructions included. Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Min’s Country Sourdough Bread
The ever popular true sourdough class will give you everything you need to know to start making light and airy, 36 to 42 hour fermented sourdough bread in the comfort of your own home. Min is always an inspiration and full of new tips for providing nutritional and eye-pleasing meals for your family. This class also includes homemade sourdough starter, as well as instructions for maintaining starter. Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Cultured dairy offers many benefits including friendly bacteria as well as easy to digest calcium. Probiotic-rich homemade yogurt, kefir and sour cream are easier to make than you think. We will include our favorite yogurt culture, viili, which is always a favorite. This class is perfect for those embarking on the GAPS Diet, as well as anyone wanting to provide the highest quality cultured dairy for your family in an economic way. No special equipment needed. Just the desire to get cultured! Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Bubbly Vegetables & Fruits
There’s a lot more to facto-ferments than sauerkraut! Learn how to make your own probiotic-rich favorites including kim-chi, sauerkraut, beet kvass and fruit chutneys, teeming with beneficial bacteria, adding tasty flavor to your meals, after this hands-on class. We will discuss therapeutic uses for beet kvass and how to incorporate these probiotic foods into your family’s diet with ease. This class is perfect for those planning to begin the GAPS Diet. Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Love Your Liver!
While certainly the most nutrient-dense food on the planet, liver can be intimidating. Did you know that liver is the best source of bioavailable vitamins B12, B6 and folic acid and vitamin A, as well as an excellent source of vitamins D, E and K2 and minerals zinc, selenium, copper and chromium? Let us take the fear out of liver preparation and entice you with delicious pate’, beyond amazing sautéed liver and onions and our “I can’t believe liver’s in there” shake. Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
One of the most toxic sources of rancid oils are commercially prepared
salad dressings, marinades and mayonnaise. Instead consider the nourishment that can be provided by high quality oils and cultured dairy in the form of tasty dressings, marinades, aioli and mayonnaise. Come learn home simple these can be made in your own kitchen. Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Delectable & Digestible Grains, Legumes & Nuts
Whole grains, legumes and nuts are rich sources of minerals and B vitamins. But without proper preparation both can be challenging to the digestive tract. Understanding what our ancestors did regarding soaking and cooking is critical to deactivating or neutralizing enzyme inhibitors and releasing phytic acid. We will teach you how to handle grains. legumes and nuts with care, making them easily digestible and incredibly delectable! This class will include sourdough tortillas and New Mexico Anasazi refried beans along with all you need for a nutrient-dense and delicious Taco Tuesday meal. Class will be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Bringing it to the Table
Join us for a meal laden with delicious foods from all categories previously taught as we show you how with advanced preparation and a little bit of planning you can provide nutrient-dense, savory meals for your family and friends. Class will be held in Encinitas.
Einkorn Sourdough Bread
Yes, you can! You can learn how to craft true light and airy einkorn sourdough bread just like Min. Well, close. Join us for detailed instruction and demonstration along with a step-by- step written recipe to take home. After gut healing using the GAPS Diet, we suggest true einkorn sourdough bread as an easy-to-digest nourishing bread and perfect complement to butter or pate’. Class to be held in Encinitas. $60 fee.
Sodas & Snacks
Coming up just in time for summer! Our Sodas & Snacks workshop! Kim and Min will be joined by Monica Ford and Hilary Boynton for a fun and fast-paced class. We will teach kombucha, pizza, sodas (including Monica’s famous root beer) and Hillary’s GAPS-legal almond milk. Call or email today to reserve your spot. Class will be held in Encinitas.
The Power of Hormones & Their Influences You Can Control
Many factors impact our hormones. Learn how you can positively effect your hormones though real food, lifestyle and non-toxic personal care products. Evan Healy of evanhealy Skin Care will join us as we look at a variety of women’s health concerns, including premenstrual syndrome, infertility, menopause, osteoporosis and simple fatigue. We will seek to clear the fog and empower you to make a difference in the health of your hormones naturally.
Healthy Living 101
Would you like to learn more about optimizing your health through proper nutrition and lifestyle choices? Food fads come and go, but the basics of good sound nutrition are timeless. Join us as we look at these topics: The basics components of good nutrition; five “foods” to get out of your diet; nine toxins, often hidden in our foods and environment, to avoid or at least minimize; the wonders of water and how to be sure you have a pure source; super foods to build strong immune systems; enzymes…what are they and why are they so important; the truth about vitamin supplements
Making the Transition to a Traditional Whole Foods Diet
This workshop is designed to give you a workable six week or six month schedule to change your family’s diet from a typical Western refined food diet to a traditional whole foods diet. We will take the guesswork out of your new endeavor to improve you family’s nutrition.
Thinking Outside the Lunch Box
School time is here and with that comes the desire to see our children succeed in learning and in developing healthy social interactions. For the purpose of this workshop, we will look at how we can support our children through nutrition. Responsible parenting should include supporting our children’s nutritional needs with foods intended to sustain a healthy body. Seminar includes lunch menus & healthy snack ideas.
Building Healthy Happy Kids
If one of your top goals is to encourage wellness for your children, then these workshops are for you. In a world where childhood diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases, where more children are suffering with hyperactivity symptoms than ever before, and where violence by children is on the rise, we must ask ourselves what role nutrition has in helping to shift the trends. This seminar includes a wholesome and delicious lunch.