Well, I had a busy but very productive weekend. As I mentioned last week, I attended a days full of Organic workshops in Fredericton, NB. All in all I was very happy with it. To be honest, I was a bit skeptical but thought I would give it a try since it would be a great networking opportunity for Granola Girls. The workshops I attended were:
1) Eating Organic on a Budget with Debbie Russell
2) Growing Organic Apples with Mike Hutton (My highschool teacher!! )
3) Canning 101 with Ecology Action Centre’s Food Action Committee of Nova Scotia
4) Home Sprouting with Leah Anstis
They were all about 45 minutes long which was perfect. It was long enough to learn something but not too long and made you want to fall asleep. Debbie Russell is the owner of True Food Organics, a little organic shop in Fredericton. I had the pleasure of stopping there before I headed home and was in heaven. It was almost like a tiny little Whole Foods. Made me realize how great it would be to have something like that in Saint John. Leah also did a great job teaching her audience about growing your own sprouts at home... and I even left with a new little sprout growing kit that I bought from her. I currently have broccolli and alfalfa sprouts growing in my kitchen. :)
Here is a few pictures from my day at the conference including two tables of my favorite exhibitors Speerville and Shaklee.
Last night's supper just had to be talked about. I was by myself, as Sean was working and thought I would put together a quick meal. Well, I had just cooked a pot of organic quinoa and I had picked up some organic kale at True Food Organics. Sooooo... I had quinoa, some slices of avocado, chickpeas and kale chips! The first time I made kale chips I was up in the air about them... but I tell ya, second time was a charm. This meal was beyond delicious AND nutritious! Take a look!
I Hope you all have a great day! I will be back tomorrow with a new recipe.
*Thoughts & Prayers to all of those in Japan.
Lots of Love,