August 25th: DVD Redeeming Bread: How to Make Einkorn Sourdough

by Min Kim

I have a couple of Einkorn cookbooks for you to view before the movie.

Time:

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description:

Learn how to hand-craft sourdough bread that has been fermented for forty-two hours. This bread is not overly sour and has a light and airy texture. This is a no-knead technique that anyone can do at home to produce beautiful artisan bread.

Min Kim
has been a domestic engineer for the past twenty-two years.  Upon learning about traditional foods and the Weston A. Price Foundation five years ago, she pledged to her family that food would taste better than what they were used to.  This led her to learn and perfect a sourdough bread technique that not only is nourishing and kind to the body, but also is flavorful without being overly sour, and has a light and airy texture.  She now provides real sourdough bread to local families and also teaches classes on how to make this bread at home.

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

There is also an Einkorn presentation by Carla Bartolucci.

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

July 2017 Potluck in Review

We had our first potluck at Natural Grocers in Eugene.  I’d say the space worked very well for us.

I demonstrated making Beet Kvass, and we had some lively questions about fermentation.  We enjoyed some lovely food and wonderful companionship.

Butter

Beautiful yellow, raw, grass-fed butter, made by one of our local participants.

Organic green salad

Organic green salad

Soaked quinoa salad

Soaked quinoa salad

My plate

My plate: uncured ham, raw butter, olives, green salad, homemade crackers, sauerkraut, pesto dressing, roast chicken, kefir and beet kvass.

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Potluck at Natural Grocers

Homemade crackers & raw butter

Homemade crackers & raw butter

What did you think of it?  Please share your comments about using this space in the comments below.

July 28: DVD Showing – The PHO (Partially Hydrogenated Oils) Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

The PHO (Partially Hydrogenated Oils) Public Health Disaster– the Complete Story

by Dr. Gerald McNeill, 75 min.

July 28, 2017

DVD begins at 6:30 PM

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405
(Upstairs in the Community Room)

Cost:

Free.  Donations encouraged.

Description: 

About 50 years ago, a glut of soybean in the U.S. lead to the introduction of a new chemical process: “partially hydrogenated oils” (PHO). The process converts liquid oils into semi-solid shortenings that have the same texture as butter and other animal fats. The process is extremely versatile and many new textures were created, displacing butter and leading to a golden age in the baking and snack food industries.

Eventually, nutrition science discovered that the main fat in PHO, trans fat, was ten times worse than saturated fat. On June 18th 2015 the FDA announced that PHO were no longer GRAS (generally recognized as safe). This presentation will discuss the events leading to the adoption of PHO, to a major decline in public health and finally a recovery with the elimination of trans fat from the food supply.

Dr. Gerald McNeill is currently vice president of research and development of IOI Loders Croklaan, with responsibility for the development of trans-fat free, palm oil-based solutions for North America. Joining IOI Loders Croklaan from Unilever Research UK, he led a team to develop enzyme-based processes for the modification of fats and oils, and initiated a discovery program for the development of nutritional lipids. Prior to Unilever, Dr. McNeill carried out various aspects of fats and oils research at public research institutions including the National Dairy Research Centre in Ireland, USDA ARS in Philadelphia, Hanover University in Germany and Nagoya University in Japan. Dr. McNeill took his doctoral degree in biochemistry at Galway University, Ireland.

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? 

Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

July 18: Potluck & Beet Kvass Demo

We are trying something new!  Natural Grocers is graciously allowing us to use their space for some events.

Location:

Natural Grocers
201 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97401

Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017Beet Kvass
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Website:

www.naturalgrocers.com/store-location/eugene

Demo:

I will be presenting a demo on making fermented Beet Kvass, and we will discuss other fermented foods.

June Potluck In Review

We had a nice potluck this week. I got there late so I missed the beginning. But there was still plenty of great food.


On my plate is: lamb meatloaf, deviled eggs, pickled cucumber, cole slaw, green salad with strawberries and homemade dressing, two kinds of pate’, fermented veggies, tomato and feta cheese salad and dessert.

After filling up our plates Dr Krautsack gave a presentation on Cholesterol (hint, it’s not the evil substance drug manufacturers would have you believe) and how chiropractic supports nutrition.

We hope you’ll join us for our next event.

Tonight! REMINDER: Potluck and Presentation

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our monthly potluck is tonight!

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 PM

Presentation:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack will treat us to a talk on common cholesterol myths and how chiropractic supports nutrition.  He will also be available to answer questions on a variety of health topics.

Don’t have time to cook anything?:

Items that you can easily pick up from a natural food store include raw cheeses, naturally cured cold cut meats, sourdough bread, organic salad greens, avocado, olive oil and vinegar, fresh or frozen fruit with cream from grass-fed cows, or anything from the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide.  Don’t have a Shopping Guide? Come tonight to pick one up!

Hope to see you soon!

– Lisa

June 5: Potluck & Cholesterol Presentation

Potluck & Presentation:

Date & Time:

Monday, June 5th, 2017
7:00 to 8:30 PM

Hosted by:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack, DC and Diane Krautsack
541-226-3829

Location:

Emerald City Family Chiropractic
45 Division Ave, Suite H
Eugene OR 97404

Presentation:

Dr. Kevin Krautsack will treat us to a talk on common cholesterol myths and how chiropractic supports nutrition.  He will also be available to answer questions on a variety of health topics.

About Dr. Krautsack:

Dr. Krautsack is a childhood cancer survivor passionate about teaching others how the body heals, how to eat right, and exercise properly, and ultimately how to thrive in an increasingly toxic world. Through his sickness and fight back to health he has gained a wealth of information regarding nutrition, the human body, and what it takes to get well. He loves to share this knowledge with the world. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Life University and B.S. of Health Science and Exercise Physiology from Kennesaw State University.

Directions:

Located in the Santa Clara Square beside Subway. You can take River Road north, away from town, and go under the Beltline to the Santa Clara Shopping Center on the right, or east side of the road. If you are on the Beltline, take the River Road Exit and turn north onto River Road.

Host Our Next Potluck!

If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.

June 23: DVD Showing – Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

Dirt Poor, Badly Bread and Improperly Prepared: Missing Nutrients in Modern Food

by John Moody

Recorded at the 2015 Wise Traditions Conference. 90 min.

Friday, June 23, 2017

DVD begins at 6:30 PM
Please come around 6:15

Location:

Market of Choice
67 West 29th, Eugene
Upstairs in the Community Room

Description: 

Changing to traditional foods is about more than just WHAT foods we eat, but HOW they are raised and prepared. Since the time of our grandparents and great-grandparents, foods have lost significant amounts of their nutritional value–anywhere from one third to three quarters of their vitamin and mineral content or more! This talk will explore the depth of these nutritional losses, their causes, and the ways we get truly paleo (nutrient-dense) foods back on our plates.

Cost: Free

Donations of any amounts to the Eugene Chapter, Weston A. Price Foundation are appreciated.
$5-10 suggested for those who can afford it, and $1-4 for low-income.
(Please also help carry supplies to the car after the movie or volunteer to help the Eugene Chapter in other ways).

About John Moody:

When modern medicine failed him, leaving him with allergies, ulcers, and cavities, John turned to the wisdom of writers and researchers like Weston Price.  By embracing their wisdom, not only were his own hurts substantially healed, but he was able to help others as well.  A farmer, writer, speaker, kombucha and Jun brewer, author of Food Club and Co-op Handbook, board member for Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, and member of the administrative team for the Whole Life Buying Club, John’s greatest joy is in his wife and four children and their quiet farm life in Kentucky.

Articles:

John Moody has written numerous articles for the Wise Traditions Journal, which can be viewed online:

Want to see the DVD, but can’t attend? Purchase your own copy from Fleetwood Onsite Recording:

View all Wise Traditions recordings available for purchase and download at Fleetwood: www.fleetwoodonsite.com

 

More Questions?

Please see our Notes on Popcorn Review page for more info.

 

 

 

REMINDER: Potluck tomorrow, March 20th!

Hi all,

Just a quick reminder that our March potluck and food demo is tomorrow!

We haven’t held a potluck in a few month, and I hope everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to get together, enjoy some great food and wonderful conversation.


Potluck & Food Demo:

Date & Time:

Monday, March 20, 2017  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:

Home of Marvy & Howard
2880 Blacktail Drive, Eugene, OR 97405
Phone: 541-515-6591

Directions:

“Easiest way is to go South on City View all the way up to W29th.  Make a right and follow the road till it ends at Blacktail.  Make a right and the third house on the left is our home.  Parking on OUR side of the street only.”

They have a shoes-off house, but have slippers to provide.  Please bring your own clean slippers if you prefer.

Demo:

Marvy has offered to do our demo: “I can do a food demo of making fried cauliflower rice and perhaps will serve fried trout, which I have caught last year.  They are simple dishes that take but 15 minutes from start to finish as I can do them simultaneously.  I have a teaching kitchen, so am amply equipped with an area fit for 20-30 people easily.”

Note: Although properly prepared grains are part of the Wise Traditions diet, there are usually at least a few gluten-free or paleo options available.


If you can’t make it to this event, consider hosting our next one!  It is a great way to ensure that the potluck happens on a day you can attend… and you don’t even have to drive anywhere!

Please contact our potluck coordinator, Megan radzillameg@gmail.com to arrange a day and time that works for you.


Sorry this reminder comes so close to the event.  I intended to send out a reminder last week, but have WAY too much stuff on my to-do list.  If you would like to help the chapter by making sure reminders go out in a timely manner, let me know.  I’ll walk you through it.

See you soon!

Lisa

October 24: Potluck & Demo

Yeah, we got a volunteer to host our October Potluck!
OCTOBER 2016 POTLUCK AND BANANA KEFIR DEMO; Hot tub option

Monday, October 24, 2016  POTLUCK
6:00 to 8:00 PM

Location:
Home of ShaLene & Max

Discussion & Demo:                                                                                                                                             Max will demonstrate how he makes his raw milk banana kefir, and give us a taste of the finished product.

Directions: To 34 Ridgeline Drive: Go south on Willamette Street to the edge of town. Go left on Spencers Crest Drive (about .5 miles after the light at 46th) . The first cross street on the right is Ridgeline Drive. Their house is the corner house on the right. Do a U turn at Ridgeline and park on Spencers Crest Drive. Walk around the corner up the road 50 ft.  to the house.                

Phone: 808-264-6177

Bring a Dish:
Please bring a Nourishing Traditions style dish and join us for some great food and great conversation! Families and guests are welcome. Please bring enough food to feed the size of your party.  For food ideas see our Potlucks page.

Hot Tub Option:
Bring a towel and bathing suit if you’d like to use the hot tub.

New to all of this?
For those of you who are new to The Weston A. Price Foundation principles please see our Potlucks page.