Online Cooking Workshop Focuses on Mindful Eating

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It’s also the season for all things pumpkin and maple with related events taking place this month.

Last spring, Brittany Nicholson, a local holistic nutritionist, and Amélie Goudreau, a local yoga instructor, hosted a virtual cooking class called Mindful Kitchen, which combined cooking classes with educational tips on good digestion.

Next week, Nicholson and Goudreau will host another Mindful Kitchen workshop, which will be held virtually via Zoom. The two instructors will cook with the participants, preparing a bowl of roasted vegetables and seasonal fresh quinoa inspired by fall.

Participants will be able to cook the meal while learning about the link between stress and digestion. The 2 hour workshop will be ideal for people with digestive issues or just wanting to try a delicious and nutritious recipe.

“We will be adding the sweet potato, which is available in season right now, broccoli and chickpeas as a source of protein because it is a vegan dish,” Nicholson said. “We’re going to cook all the vegetables with lots of tasty ingredients. We are going to make quinoa, which will be the base of the dish and also this delicious tahini vinaigrette which will go on top. It will be a very nutritious and well balanced meal.

The meal will be vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. A grocery list including all the required ingredients will be sent before the event, after registration.

The Mindful Kitchen workshop will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13. The cost of participation is $ 25 per household.

“With this workshop, Amélie will bring mindfulness practices to it, talking about how to prepare food on a spiritual level. I will come with the education and the scientific connection, ”said Nicholson.

“There will be a cooking combination as well as the education component, where I will discuss the scientific connection between the mind and the gut,” said Nicholson, who has been a registered holistic nutritionist since 2018.

“So many people can benefit from it,” she said. “The stress connection is an often overlooked aspect of digestive disorders. There are so many people struggling with bloating and indigestion. Sometimes it’s not what we eat, it’s what goes on in our head.

With this workshop, Nicholson and Goudreau want to teach others how to eat mindfully and how to make cooking fun and not always a chore.

Maple palooza

October 1 – October 31

Hogan’s Homestead at 536 Second Line West is celebrating Maple Man’s birthday throughout the month of October with maple syrup specials and promotions in-store and online. There will be something new every week. Hogan’s Homestead is also asking you to bring a donation of children’s books to help support Project Piper if you choose to stop. By donating a children’s book, you will receive a gift certificate to the store and help newborns return home from the Sault area hospital with their first book.

Oktoberfest trivia

If you enjoy trivia and celebrate Oktoberfest, you could win an Outspoken Brewing gift basket by completing a ballot. Pick them up at Sault Ste. Marie Public Library, Outspoken Brewing or online. Entries will be accepted until October 27 and the winner will be announced on October 29.

Algoma Farmers Market Pumpkin Festival

October 9

Celebrate fall with the Algoma Farmers Market and its annual Pumpkin Festival, which takes place this Saturday, October 9 in the parking lot of the Roberta Bondar Pavilion. If you’ve grown a giant pumpkin this year, you can have it weighed at 11 a.m. in the parking lot. Prizes will be awarded to the first three.

Soo burger month

1-31 October

Support local families and help local families find homes with Habitat for Humanity Soo Burger Month. Throughout the month of October, each burger sold in the following restaurants will guarantee a minimum donation of $ 1:

Chummy’s Grill (Place de Noël)

Embers Grill & Smoker

Ernie’s Coffee

Factory 2 SSM Plate

Escapade Restaurant

Shabby Motley Crafts

Service Grill Sault Ste. Married

Irish Pub Mulligans

Use this Burger Passport to guide you.

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