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July 2015

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NWEI Discussion Course Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability

The topics in this course are rather important given the discussion in our county and state regarding where our food comes from, who participates in the cultivation and delivery, and which food choices we make to support our personal ethics. This is a discussion based course that is meant to be fun! Weekly readings will inform our conversations, with activities along the way. The final session will be a group potluck.

Wednesdays, May 20 - July 1, 7-8:30pm

Cost: $27
Class limited to 12 individuals
Reserve your spot by visiting the information desk, or calling (541) 482-2237

 

Class fee covers the cost of a workbook, which will be distributed at the first meeting.
 
Meetings will be held at 300 N. Pioneer St in Ashland.
Questions? Contact Gretchen in Outreach at (541) 552-5454
 
 
 
 

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NWEI Discussion Course Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics and Sustainability
7:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Spicy Thai Beef Salad

A simple, Thai inspired salad with complex taste.

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Spicy Thai Beef Salad
4:00pm
 
 
Mango Salsa and Guacamole

Need a quick recipe for Mango Salsa and Guacamole? We’ve got you covered!

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Mango Salsa and Guacamole
11:00am
 
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Introduction to Vedic Meditation

The Veda is not a religion, It is an ancient system of scientific knowledge from Northern India that predates the great religions. The “householders technique” is a simple practice that increases one’s sense of peace and inner calmness. Join Chuck as he outlines the basics.

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Introduction to Vedic Meditation
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Emerald Hills Sirloin with Salsa Verde

Here’s a wonderful way to garnish a beautifully grilled piece of meat!

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Emerald Hills Sirloin with Salsa Verde
4:00pm
 
 
Lentil Summer Harvest Salad

This is one of those everything but the kitchen sink summer salads.  We like it with sun gold cherry tomatoes and a little feta cheese.

 

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Lentil Summer Harvest Salad
4:00pm
 
Moroccan Wedding Favorites

In every wedding, the bride is the main focus of the day. In Morocco, the bride is definitely the queen but the special dishes served during the wedding ceremony steal the hearts of all the guests. Our menu will include some of the wedding favorites: the big wedding salad medley, Seffa: a sweetened vermicelli dish, Rfissa: a chicken and lentil dish served on a bed of shredded flat bread, Zamita: a rich and nutty confection.

*Wine or Beer offered, please bring $5 to class *

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Moroccan Wedding Favorites
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Zucchini Bread Pancakes

If you like zucchini bread, here’s another way to enjoy it.  Just make it a pancake!

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Zucchini Bread Pancakes
11:00am
 
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The Probiotic Revolution

The Human Microbiome Project has accelerated research on probiotics exponentially. This talk will review the history of probiotics and then present some of the newest studies that explain why our probiotic bacteria are the “New Frontier” of health and medicine. 

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The Probiotic Revolution
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Zucchini Fritters with Salsa Fresca

Here is a great way to use up those zucchini and have dinner on the table in just minutes!  Serve with sausage links on the side or refried pinto beans, both are yummy with the fritters!

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Zucchini Fritters with Salsa Fresca
4:00pm
 
 
Tzatziki Potato Salad

Here’s one for folks who would rather skip the mayonnaise!  It’s a little tangier, but delightfully fresh tasting.

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Tzatziki Potato Salad
4:00pm
 
 
Mama Terra Cheesecake

This is a recipe we reserve for special occasions, because of the cost, but the flavor is like no other cheesecake we’ve ever tasted

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Mama Terra Cheesecake
11:00am
 
Cooking with Tea

Tea is a great way to add flavor, flair and nutrition to your culinary repertoire. In this class, Shari will teach you how to add tea to your baking with two sweets, Matcha Sesame Crisps, and Earl Grey Madeleines. Suzanne will show you how to make her two favorites: a Japanese Savory Pancake, Okonomiyaki, and a Burmese Fermented Tea Salad. You will want to make these items over and over for friends. All items will be gluten free. You will also taste complimentary teas with the dishes. Come hungry!  

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Cooking with Tea
12:00pm to 2:30pm
 
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First Aid with Essential Oils

Essential Oils are nature’s perfect medicine.  We will cover the basics of what essential oils are and then we will explore their uses in first aid and get to experience some of the oils.  Patrick will also talk about what to put in your essential oil first aid kit.  

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First Aid with Essential Oils
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Zucchini, Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata

Put those zucchinis to work in this delicious frittata that is perfect for brunch or a summer dinner!

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Zucchini, Cherry Tomato and Goat Cheese Frittata
4:00pm
 
 
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps

Our new favorite for zucchini!  They need to be eaten right away but that is not a problem!  Just remember to make the rest of your meal while they are baking.

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Zucchini Parmesan Crisps
4:00pm
 
 
Annual Meeting & Owner Picnic

Join with fellow AFC owner families to celebrate summer and cooperation! Because this is our Annual Meeting as well as a party, you will also have a chance to hear short reports from our Board and General Manager as well as meet our newly elected board members.

Feel free to come early in the day to enjoy Lithia Park and its lovely trails and awesome playground area with your family. Meal service starts right at 5pm and closes at 6pm. There will be music before and after the official Annual Meeting portion of the event.

If You Attend the Meal Service...
We’re striving for a Zero Waste event. Bring your own durable plates, eating utensils, cups and reusable napkins to make this happen. We will not provide any paper goods at the picnic. The food line opens at 5pm. Food service will end at 6:00pm sharp. There are 250 food tickets available. A $5 donation will get you a ticket for adults and children age 11 and up. Meal tickets for children 10 and under will be $1. All tickets are on a first come first served basis beginning Monday, July 6. Your donation will go to the Ashland Food Co-op Community Fund, housed by the Twin Pines Foundation. You may purchase and pay for tickets at the Info Desk up until 4pm Saturday, July 25. No food tickets will be available at the event. The Omnivore ticket gets you a grilled Chicken Brat with all the trimmings and the Vegan/Veggie ticket gets you a non-meat option, trimmings included. Everyone will select from an array of side dishes including at least one vegan and one gluten-free option. If you have more complicated dietary restrictions, please bring your own picnic.

Tickets will be available at the information desk starting Monday, July 6th.

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Annual Meeting & Owner Picnic
5:00pm to 8:00pm
 
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Happy Gut: A flora Adventure

We believe that a happy gut makes a happy life! Class will begin with the story of Flora, and her adventures and tribulations in Intestinople. We will then talk about the digestive process, why probiotics are integral to good digestion and balanced micro-flora within the gut. Take-away 3 wellness tips!

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Happy Gut: A flora Adventure
7:00pm to 9:00pm
 
Zucchini with Anaheim Chilies and Corn

This is an easy summer combo to make a quick dinner wrapped up in a tortilla or added to a brunch frittata.

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Zucchini with Anaheim Chilies and Corn
4:00pm
 
 
Sautéed Summer Squash with Chorizo and Cheddar Cheese

Here’s another way to use up that summer squash.  The addition of chorizo and cheese makes it a main course that can be wrapped in a tortilla or served over rice.

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Sautéed Summer Squash with Chorizo and Cheddar Cheese
4:00pm
 
Indian Appetizers Done Right

The careful methods and aromatic spices of Indian cuisine can create truly amazing and memorable side dishes and condiments. Learn the magic of Fried Vegetable Samosas, Masoor Dal Masala (Red Lentil Curry), Lamb Biryani (Steamed Rice with Spices & Marinade), accompanied by Tamarind Chutney, Cilantro-Mint-Chili Chutney, and Garlic Raita (Yogurt Dip).

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Indian Appetizers Done Right
6:30pm to 9:00pm