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|Summer Festivals & Fun Food|
|From peach cobbler topped with ice cream to fried everything you can imagine, summer festivals and all of their interesting foods can be a fun and memorable part of summer. But, how do you have a great time at summer outdoor events and still eat healthfully? Here are a few tips for enjoying without overindulging: Look at all food options before
choosing your favorites; share with a friend; choose smaller portions when possible; put it all on one plate rather than munching as you go; and sit down, eat slowly and enjoy!|
|Bahiti Belly Dance|
|Specialty: Belly Dancing|
Bahiti encourages positive body image, personal expression through dance, and helps to build self confidence and awareness. We welcome all ages, abilities, body shapes and sizes!
|Be Your Best Celebration 2014!|
|Date: Aug 23, 2014|
Location: Kelowna & Central Okanagan
Every year we have a celebration of health and wellness, good food and good people. Come join us! This year we're trying something different...
|Accessing Past Lives and Galactic Ships in BC|
|I had been sensing much activity in the sky in my area all summer long, and had felt that someone had been trying to contact me for a time, but because I was very busy growing food, cooking, feeding and entertaining guests, not only breakfast but dinners as well, I had not paid the greatest attention. On the night we had...|
|Chocolate, Tofu & Spelt Cupcakes|
Description: Chocolate has had some good press recently for its health benefits, but many people seem confused as to what types of chocolate are good for them and why. Reports on the antioxidant potential of chocolate have been coming out for the past few years. Cornell University published a study in late 2003 that tested pure coca powder for amounts of phenolic phytochemicals or flavonoids that fight free radicals in the body. The two flavonoids measured were gallic acid equivalents (GAE) and epicatichin equivalents (ECE). A single serving of coca delivered 611mg of GAE and 564mg ECE, twice the number found in a glass of red wine. While the actual coca or cacao found in chocolate is good for you, it is important to look at the ingredients. Milk chocolate usually only contains 10% coca solids, filling up the rest of the bar with things that might not be so good for you like sugar, dairy, and preservatives. Anything labeled dark chocolate must contain a minimum of 35% coca solids, but there are plenty of companies that produce premium chocolates that reach from 70-80%. At first this chocolate may taste bitter, but once you try it, you will never go back! As food writer and chef Jennifer Harvey Lang said: “dark is to milk chocolate what Dom Perignon is to Dr. Pepper.” Why is something that is so good for you so addictive? I haven’t met a lot of people with uncontrollable broccoli cravings. Chocolate has another interesting component called phenylethylamine (PEA), which is a chemical that speeds up the flow of information between nerve cells: dopamine and norepinephrine, chemical cousins of amphetamines. Dopamine makes us feel good and norepinephrine stimulates the production of adrenaline, making our heartbeat faster. This is the same combination that goes coursing through our bodies when we meet someone new and the “chemistry is right”. We get that same chemistry from chocolate. The Aztecs believed that cacao stimulated desire, and chocolate has long been a favourite gift for lovers for exactly this reason.