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Complete Listing of Seasonal Seminars
Note:  Seminars will not always occur in the time frame referenced


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 Kick Your Sugar Habit 
 and Learn How to Bake With Whole Foods 

November 27, 2012



SEASONAL COOKING SEMINARS

Nutritious Delicious (and Cheap!)

Whole Grains & Beans Seasonal Cooking Seminar

(Late January – early February)

This whole grains and tasty beans workshop demonstrates that eating hearty grains and nutrient-packed beans does not have to be boring. We share with participants how to cook the elusive legume, educate them on knives, cookware, use of
herbs and spices and much more. Finally, there is an opportunity to sample different combinations of each kind of grain with different beans, with various herbs and condiments -- making it a fun and tasty seminar!


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Wild Spring Edibles
Fresh Food from the Wilds of the North Country Edible Landscape


(Late April through early May)

There was a time in the Northeastern United States that the first green things popping up from the soil would have been a joyous event. The vitality of these tender plants need not be lost on modern palates, however; let's find that primal
connection! This workshop will cover preparation, storage, and cooking ideas to take advantage of the fresh spring wild edibles harvest. Some foods that will be included are rhubarb, fiddlehead fern, wild leeks (ramps,) mushrooms, and cherries
Spring offers up a great variety of wild greens, shoots, tubers and roots -- plus asparagus; sorrel; early-sown spinach and chard; dandelion greens and flowers; chickweed salad; spring beauty bulbs; trout lily leaves; poke salad; lambs quarters;
morel mushrooms; and sassafras roots, for tea and homemade root beer. Green shoots and tubers of cattail. It will also cover in-season herbs and dishes that utilize spring wilds and spring herbs together. These are delicious foods, fresh from
the wild.


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Vegetarian & Vegan
Healthy Ways to Eat a Plant-Based Diet


(June)

This workshop will educate participants on how to eat a well-balanced diet consisting of only vegetarian and/or vegan fare.  It will emphasis nutritional needs of this population such as how to obtain all essential amino acids, protein requirement, and how to consume the essential vitamins and minerals you need to thrive. Various concepts and approaches to vegetarianism will be discussed, including raw diets, macrobiotic precepts and more.


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Cooking Up a Summer Storm
A Fresh Foods Bonanza Seasonal Cooking Seminar


(August)

This seminar will cover preparation, storage, and cooking ideas to take advantage of the bounty of summer harvests. Some foods that will be included are fresh fruits and vegetables, berries, and homemade soft cheeses -- with an emphasis on
eating a diet consisting of more raw foods, as well as deliciously prepared heat-based Summer fare, in season.


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Wild Game and Pasture-Raised Meats
A Savory Natural Meat Cooking Seminar


(October)

This workshop will discuss the health benefits of pasture-raised meats over their mass produced, grain fed relatives. An emphasis will be placed on how to obtain all natural meat including both wild game and grass-fed farm animals, including
chickens, pork, beef, lamb, and goat. Fish and small game will also be touched upon. In addition, recipes and preparation techniques will be suggested to ensure these meats have optimal taste with less “gamey” flavor for wild animals and
techniques for cooking pasture-raised meat at a lower temperature than commercial meat for optimal flavor. Discussion of the concept of a "paleo" diet will also be featured (Note: we do not endorse this idea, per se, but feel it may be interesting
to discuss the concept.)


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Bountiful Autumn Harvest
Roots & Over-Wintering Crops Seasonal Cooking Seminar


(Late October early November)

This seminar will focus on how to create healthy dishes, with foods from the Autumn Harvest that are cheap and nutrient dense. These foods include pumpkin; roots crops such as potatoes, carrots, onions, turnips, and parsnips; an entire universe of squash; fresh corn; and wonderful NY State apples, wild and cultivated. This time of year provides a prime opportunity to create healthy, colorful, fresh dishes rather than sugar-filled seasonal snacks.


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RSVP to:
SustLivingProject@gmail.com or (315) 347-4223 -- email preferred please
  • Please note the names in your party and all contact information
    (home and cell phone numbers, if applicable, as well as email addresses) in case we need to reach you that day to postpone, etc.

  • We will send a confirmation reply within 24-48 hours generally, including any necessary information you may need such as location, what to wear, where to park, etc.

  • Email confirmations are greatly preferred, when possible.  Thank You!

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PAST SEMINAR PRESS RELEASES

Press Release & Calendar Item

Contact:   Chelle Lindahl
Local Living Venture
315.347.4223   SustLivingProject@gmail.com


COMMUNITY CALENDAR:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nutritious Delicious! Cooking Seminar -
Bake with Whole Foods
Potsdam, NY (RSVP needed for location)
(315) 347-4223, SustLivingProject@gmail.com, www.SustainableLivingProject.net/workshops-groups


HEALTHY BAKING SEMINAR IN POTSDAM

POTSDAM, NY -- Learn how to convert your holiday classic baking recipes into healthy whole grain and whole foods treats!
You don't have to buy a whole new cookbook to be able to bake healthier goodies for the holidays.  This cooking seminar will show you how.

"Nutritious Delicious! How to Bake with (and Convert Your Favorite Recipes to) Whole Foods" is the latest installment of this cooking seminar series that focuses on beginning to advanced skills for more healthy, and often more economical, eating.

Presenter Paula Youmell
will also give you fuel to kick the sugar habit: learn the history of sugar and its impact on individual health as well as the public health costs. But treats are fun for all ages, so you will learn how to bake goodies with whole grains and 100% whole foods to keep your health in mind when eating desserts and treats! 

Organized by the Local Living Venture, this seminar series is  sponsored by PotsdamCoOp.com, a natural foods store that is open to the public at 24 Elm Street, Potsdam, NY.  An added bonus to the program will be a shopping tour with Ms. Youmell to contrast and compare healthy baking alternatives right in the store setting when you purchase.

Ms. Youmell i
s an R.N., Certified Health Education and Lifetime Wellness/Fitness Teacher who has worked in the areas of holistic health, healing and whole foods for twenty-plus years and is currently proprietor of Hands On Health Holistic Healing (handsonhealthhh.com) in Potsdam, NY.  Paula has previously presented two other of the Nutritious Delicious! Cooking Seminar series, including "Grains and Beans, Eating Low on the Food Chain - and Cheap!" as well as a "Healthy Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking" seminar.  Other seminars in this series can be viewed at www.SustainableLivingProject.net/workshop-event-resources.

There is a suggested donation of $15, or $5 student; scholarships are available.  Due to limited attendance, an RSVP is necessary for the seminar location in Potsdam, NY.  Contact the Local Living Venture at (315) 347-4223 or SustLivingProject@gmail.com (email is preferable.) 

The Local Living Venture (LLV) is a volunteer-run organization that coordinates workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills, as well as collaborating on a regional food economy.  The LLV is part of Seedcorn, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization based in Potsdam, NY.

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Press Release & Calendar Item

Contact:   Chelle Lindahl

Local Living Venture
315.347.4223   SustLivingProject@gmail.com


COMMUNITY CALENDAR:


Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nutritious Delicious! Cooking Seminar 
Wild Game and Pasture-Raised Meats:
A Savory Natural Meat Cooking Seminar



NATURAL MEAT COOKING SEMINAR

POTSDAM, NY -- Wild Game and Pasture-Raised Meats: A Savory Natural Meat Cooking Seminar  is a new offering in the "Nutritious Delicious!" series of cooking workshops hosted by the Local Living Venture and sponsored by the Potsdam Food Co-op. 

On Tuesday, October 23rd, presenter Cathy Hohmeyer of Hohmeyer's Lake Clear Lodge will share recipes and preparation techniques to ensure these meats have optimal taste with less “gamey” flavor for wild animals.  Techniques will also be shown for cooking pasture-raised meat at a lower temperature than commercial meat , for optimal flavor. 

The health benefits of pasture-raised meats over their mass produced, grain fed relatives will also be a topic for discussion. Ms.Hohmeyer will also place an emphasis on how to obtain all natural meat. This includes wild game and grass-fed farm animals, including chickens, pork, beef, lamb, and goat. Fish and small game will also be touched upon briefly.

This event is part of a series of year-round seminars covering both very basic and advanced culinary skills.  Held roughly every other month on a topic related to the season, these sessions are designed to assist those interested in eating "lower on the food chain", more in keeping with the freshness of the season -- and definitely more economically as well!


The seminar will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, in Potsdam, NY  An RSVP is necessary due to limited attendance.  There is a suggested donation of $15, or $5 student.  Scholarships are available when you RSVP for the location and other information. 

Contact the Local Living Venture at (315) 347-4223 or SustLivingProject@gmail.com (email is preferable.)  More information and many cooking resources can also be found on the website: www.SustainableLivingProject.net/workshops-groups; scroll down to October 23.


The Local Living Venture (LLV) is a volunteer-run organization that coordinates workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills, as well as collaborating on a regional food economy.  The LLV is part of Seedcorn, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization based in Potsdam, NY.


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Nutritious DeliciousCooking Seminar
Vegetarian & Vegan: Healthy Ways to Eat a Plant-based Diet

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
RSVP for location in Potsdam, NY
$15 suggested donation, $5 student, scholarships available.
www.SustainableLivingProject.net


PRESS RELEASE

Healthy Vegetarian Cooking Seminar
Can you eat a healthy, well-balanced, diet without meat protein?  The Nutritious Delicious Cooking Seminar shows you how!


POTSDAM, NY -- A Nutritious Delicious cooking seminar, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 28th, will focus on the topic of Vegetarian & Vegan: Healthy Ways to Eat a Plant-based Diet. It is part of a series of six seminars covering both very basic and easy advanced culinary skills.

Held roughly every other month on a topic related to the season, these sessions are designed to assist those interested in eating with the freshness of the season -- especially helpful when the food budget gets a little low.

This workshop will educate participants on how to eat a well-balanced diet consisting of only vegetarian or vegan fare. It will emphasize the nutritional needs of this population necessary to thrive. Various concepts and approaches to vegetarianism will be discussed, including raw diets, macrobiotic precepts and more.

Workshop presenters Paula Youmell and Rajiv Narula will share cooking tips and various techniques as well as the health benefits of eating "low on the food chain," as might best be illustrated by the original USDA Food Pyramid.

Health educator and Counselor, Paula Youmell (RN, MS, CHC) states: "Healthy eating and healthy lifestyle choices are preventive, healing medicine and knowledge of nutritional information is key to your choices."

Future Workshops include Fermented Foods in July and, in August, another Nutritious Delicious session on Wild Game and Pasture-Raised Meats: A Savory Natural Meat Cooking Seminar for those who choose to eat meat but prefer to know where it came from.

The Nutritious Delicious series of cooking seminars is presented as a partnership between Hands On Health Holistic Healing and the Local Living Venture (LLV) of the Sustainable Living Project.net, with sponsorship by the Potsdam Food Co-op.

Due to limited space, it is necessary to RSVP for the location of this workshop. Email to SustLivingProject@gmail.com (preferred) or call (315) 347-4223.  A suggested donation of $15 is requested from attendees who are able, $5 student, scholarships available upon request.

The Local Living Venture (LLV) is an education and outreach program with a full schedule of rural skills workshops available to the public, posted on the Workshops & Events page of their website: www.SustainableLivingProject.net.



PRESS RELEASE & CALENDAR ITEM

CONTACT:
Chelle Lindahl, Sustainable Living Project, 315.347.4223, SustLivingProject@gmail.com
Lynn Clark Stone or Bob Josephson, Potsdam CoOp, 315.265.4630, lynn@potsdamcoop.com, bob@potsdamcoop.com
Paula Youmell, Hands On Health Holistic Healing, 315-265-2660, pyoumell@gmail.com, www.handsonhealthhh.com


CALENDAR ITEM

Nutritious Delicious (and Cheap!) Cooking Class
Saturday, March 17, 3-5 p.m., please RSVP for location in Potsdam, NY.
$5 student or $10-20 general public donation suggested, scholarships available
Contact:  315-347-4223 or SustLivingProject@gmail.com to reserve your spot


PRESS RELEASE


Need to Stretch Your Food Budget?

POTSDAM, NY --
Can you really feed your family a healthy, well-balanced, entirely tasty and filling meal for just 28 cents a serving?  The Nutritious Delicious (And Cheap!) "Low on the Food Chain" Cooking Seminar will show you how! 

To
be held on Saturday, March 17, from 3 - 5 p.m. in Potsdam, NY, this event is presented as a partnership between the Potsdam Food Co-op, Hands On Health Holistic Healing and the Local Living Venture (LLV).  This event helps people of all ages understand how to cook all manner of grains as well as the mysterious legume (beans, to you!) along with various beginning to advanced dietary and culinary skills, techniques, and information.   Workshop presenters Paula Youmell and Chelle Lindahl will share cooking tips as well as the health benefits of eating "low on the food chain" -- that are especially helpful when the food budget gets a little low.

Eating low on the food chain is one way in which food selection can be made safer, healthier, and in many instances, even more affordable.  The term “eating low on the food chain” refers to adopting a lifestyle and diet in which humans, whom are at the top of the food chain, eat more of the foods that are at the bottom of the chain.  These foods include plants, nuts, fruits, vegetables and grains. 


Raw, plant-based foods are lowest on the food chain. Then processed-based plant foods, followed by organic animal-based foods, with factory farm animal-based foods often being the highest cost to the pocketbook and the environment. 

The concept of eating with the food chain in mind is in contradiction to recent cultural dictates that demand more meat, more often; with the attendant health and obesity issues that affect so many lives.  The idea is not to give up all meat, though that is an option, but to learn how to cook other, more complete proteins for your family that are also quite good for overall health -- and cheap!

By eating foods that are lower on the food chain, you are able to:

  • Reduce the risk of being affected by food recalls
  • Enjoy more foods for less money, since most foods that are low on the food chain cost less than those that are higher
  • Improve health by reducing food high in fat and toxins
  • More closely monitor the additives, preservatives, and other chemicals that are in some foods
  • Help the environment
  • Lose weight and feel better

Anyone can learn more about how to eat "low on the food chain", with detailed descriptions of how to soak, sprout, cook and store beans and grains, by visiting the Workshop / Events page at www.SustainableLivingProject.net -- and click on the "Resources" link under the "Nutritious Delicious Cooking Class" listing.  These items and much more will be discussed fully, and questions from attendees answered, at the Nutritious Delicious Cooking Seminar.  Several more "seasonal eating" cooking seminars are in the works, as are sessions on Eating Vegetarian/Vegan Diets The Healthy Way and on Healthful Meat: Pasture-Raised & Wild Game.

Event organizer The Local Living Venture (LLV) sponsors workshops promoting traditional rural and simple living skills with the motto "Sharing Knowledge from the Past - Building Skills for the Future."   Listings of upcoming workshops and events are on the Workshops page at www.SustainableLivingProject.net.

Co-sponsoring is the Potsdam Food Coop at 24 Elm St., Potsdam, NY  They strive to provide a pleasant shopping experience and working environment, with an emphasis on education, shared information and developing a relationship with the community. The Food CoOp (
www.PotsdamCoop.org) carries local, natural and healthful foods and is open to the public (no membership required) from 8 a.m to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

A new co-sponsor in this continuing series is Hands On Health Holistic Healing (www.HandsOnHealthHH.com).  Paula Youmell, RN, MS, CHC provides ongoing support and guidance for her clients as they set goals and make sustainable changes to improve health and happiness. Hands On Health helps to navigate the world of contradictory nutrition and health advice to determine what dietary and lifestyle changes would be specifically beneficial to her clients.

Class size is limited so you must RSVP for location.  To register contact
315.347.4223  or SustLivingProject@gmail.com with your name(s), phone numbers, and number in party.  The class fee is a suggested donation of $10-20 per person sliding scale, $5 for students. Scholarships are available upon request. 

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Source: http://www.culinarymusings.com/2009/04/how-to-eat-lower-on-the-food-chain/



     
 



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