Nourish Me! Wholesome Kitchens presents – Spring Detox and Energy Boost

Did you know that according to the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Spring and Fall provide the best opportunities to deeply detoxify and cleanse the body of harmful impurities that have collected in our organs and tissues over the past months and years.

In this 2-hour class, hosted by Holistic Nutritionists, you’ll learn what you need to do for effective and gentle detoxification. We’ll provide you with all the details for a menu, recipes, herbs, supplements and beverages.
Feel great and boost your energy naturally!

You’ll also learn the benefits of detoxification in the Spring, such as:
– stimulating digestion and cleansing
– reducing congestion and stagnation of your body
– feeling energized and rejuevenated
– improving metal clarity and memory
– stimulating weight loss
– PLUS much, much, more!

Tuesday, April 3rd – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 310 Danforth Ave., Toronto, ON (1 block west of Chester Subway; corner of Jackman and Danforth) Eastminster United Church – Jackman Room – Lower Level (enter via Jackman St.)

Cost per person:
$75 p.p. + HST = $84.75

Contact us for more information and to register by leaving a reply on this post.

Get ready to feel energized and alive!

pan-fried Jerusalem artichokes

I just love Jerusalem artichokes. I don’t have them often, not sure why – I should really eat them on a regular basis. They’re nice grated in a salad or steamed and mashed with a little olive oil, but once in a while; they’re good fried too!
Jerusalem artichokes are also called sunchokes and have been grown in North America since the 1500’s. They’re not part of the artichoke family and  taste similar to potatoes, but are a bit sweeter.
They’re high in potassium, magnesium and fiber and are a good source of iron.
Jerusalem artichokes are one of the best sources of inulin that you can add to your diet. Inulin is a type of starch that is broken down by your body differently than other starches. Inulin helps keep blood sugar stable and as such, foods rich in inulin are beneficial for individuals who have diabetes. Inulin also supports healthy bacteria in your stomach and colon.

fresh, raw Jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed and sliced into 1/4″ thick slices

1 tbsp coconut oil

garlic cloves, sliced

coarse sea salt

In a cast iron pan, on medium heat, melt the coconut oil.
Add the Jerusalem artichokes in a single layer in the pan.
Add a lid to the top of the pan (this helps cook them through) and fry on low heat for about 5 minutes until golden brown.
Add the sliced garlic and flip over the JA’s to brown the other side.
Cook another 5 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with a little coarse see salt.

Yum!