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Deserving Fund Spotlight: Laurinda Cummings

Laurinda is the first recipient of the Deserving Fund. Her role as sole caretaker of her parents, now in their high 80’s, stuck out to us, as we know how stressful, emotional, and draining this show of support can be, and how, as with the case with Laurinda, it’s easy to turn to negative and […]

How To Build Healthy Habits in 6 Steps

Sustainable, balanced health doesn’t come by yo-yo-ing between the latest diets and health fads. It is found by integrating specific actions that over time habituate into a naturally healthy lifestyle. Lifestyle Habits are like a heavy flywheel Lifestyles take a lot of energy to get going, but once moving, they are hard to stop. This […]

Butternut Squash Beef Chili

Soups and stews are an easily digestible meal to enjoy for lunch or dinner. Packing a thermos of chili to take to work is a great way to ensure you’re getting adequate protein and fiber to keep you fueled in your day. The squash adds a nice creamy component to the dish, and incorporates more veggies into your chili.

White Bean Borscht

Borscht can come in many forms, it’s not in fact a simple recipe. It’s more of a process created out of necessity by peasants in Eastern Europe needing to feed their families with what they had. It comes in endless varieties, and the white beans in this one add protein and creaminess to the bite. This comes together quickly, and since borscht isn’t just one thing, feel free to experiment with what vegetables you have on hand!

2023 Season Recap

Reflections and Ruminations As I sit at my desk, overlooking Kootenay lake and across to the wilds of the Purcell mountain range, I can see orange and yellow sprinklings of the changing larch trees. This change of color, a riotous expression of a season morphing, is timely as we come to the end of our […]

Alumni Spotlight: Beth Featherstone

Beth Featherstone is passionate about her family and time in the wilderness. The passing of her uncle, a spitting image of John Muir in both looks and heart, inspired annual family horse-packing trips that bring together everything Beth loves most—a trip she draws enjoyment from all year long…  “I laugh more that week than I […]

Pumpkin Seed and Almond Granola

Granola is an easy breakfast cereal to make and always tastes better than store-bought. The almonds add a delicious crunch, lower blood sugar levels, reduce blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels. Those benefits make them a great highlight for a healthy breakfast, compared to store-bought granolas and cereals which are often full of sugar. Served with plain yogurt and berries, this Pumpkin Seed and Almond Granola is a well-rounded meal with healthy fats, probiotics, and antioxidants. It can also be eaten as a snack to provide fuel during the day!

Homemade Gatorade

Try our homemade Gatorade (we’ve dubbed it “Electrolade”), which is made with naturally occurring honey sugars as well as pure sea salt or Himalayan salt.

Coconut Apricot Bliss Balls

With just the right amount of spice and sweetness these homemade bars are easily prepared over the weekend to last you the entire week ahead.