Food is so powerful, “the food you eat can be either the safest & most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” - Ann Wigmore
At What’s Good Wellness, it is definitely not the latter. At their eatery, What’s Fresh Eatery, food is a part of the healing process. It aims to create a balance within the body of its consumer through a fusion of nutrition, mind, and body with traditional Chinese medicine, food cures, Chinese Herbal medicine and acupuncture.
My visit to What’s Good was nothing short of pleasant. I spent part of the afternoon chatting with Chef Charleston about food, health, and how traditional Chinese medicine switched the way he thought about and prepared food for himself and for others.
He reaffirmed in my believe that when cooking we should think about nutrition and not just taste—and that it is possible to have both. Let me tell you more about how we can use food not only to feed ourselves but to use it to restore and optimize our vitality!
You guys know that I LOVE supporting local.
The local businesses I support are unlike the chain stores we are so accustomed to seeing and shopping at. These local producers and vendors have a different mindset and it shows through everything they do and produce. They are not all just about the profit. They really care about realness and quality of their products!
The people behind these local businesses want to make a positive mark in their community. They have big hearts and big dreams to make this world a better and tastier place!
A big component for them is supporting their community by working with local producers and partnering with local vendors to provide us with the best product they can.
Plus their passion for what they do and produce is unmatchable!
As Earth Day approaches, there are just a couple of businesses that are shining through a little bit more in my eyes because of their waste-free and eco-friendly living mindset.
This Earth Day (and whenever you can) give some love to these awesome businesses!
Nothing like a Sunday morning enjoying some homemade pancakes with the Maple Syrup I picked up last weekend from my visit to Snyder Farms.
This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit my first sugarbush. I went up to Snyder Heritage Farms in Bloomingdale, ON to witness first hand how maple syrup was made!
It’s really a “tree to table” experience. The whole process happens right there on the farm. The maple trees are next to the sugar house where the sap gets transported to and then converted into syrup and packaged.
You can’t get more local or real than that!
As we enter Spring and wrap up Easter, we prepare ourselves to celebrate and say goodbye to Maple Syrup season.
During the first weekend of April, the Ontario Maple Syrup Producer’s Association hosts its annual Maple Weekend (April 7-8th this year from 10am to 4pm). This is a weekend that gives everyone the chance to experience first-hand how maple products are produced.
No “farm to table” here, we are talking about from “tree to table!”
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