Food Menu for August Alberta retreat

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles

A theme was created for this years summer retreat which included the food that was shared with the participants.  ‘InTouch Lifestyles’ at Inside Awareness includes a focus on the environment.   We consider that living food items stimulate one’s physical, mental and emotional experience.  Our belief is that food is an environmental influence for health, wellness and happiness.




Our menu’s included:

Healthy Water Infusions & Teas

Moringa Infused Water & Tea

Beet Kvass Infused Water

Ginger Infused Water & Tea

Spruce Tree Branch Infused Water

The water used for daily infusions was set out in the sun for solar infusion and under the new moon for infusing the qualities of the moon.  Each glass jar also sat on written words that would infuse into the water such as:  Healing, Vitality, Inspiration, Compassion, Love, Balance and more.  Have you read the words that are on the outside of the popular Kombucha drinks by GT’S that are there for the same intention?  or, read Messages of the Water by Dr. Emoto?

Fermented Foods

Home-made Sauerkraut – high in fibre, Vit A, C, K & B, a good source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium & calcium


Fermented Beets & Turnips

Garlic Cloves Infused in Apple Cider Vinegar

Fermented foods are rich in probiotic bacteria and it enhances ones immune system.  Eating fermented foods adds beneficial bacteria and enzymes to ones intestinal flora which increases the health of gut microbiome and digestive system.


Simple Fun Foods for Breakfast

Eggs with Veggies & Salsa

Heavy Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit


Chicken Quesadilla with condiments & Black Bean Salad with Cilantro & Feta  (includes Home-grown Mung Beans & Urad Bean Sprouts)

and on the 2nd day:

Sauerkraut with Turkey Dogs and European Smokies with Salad

Yam & Sweet Potato Salad with Shiracha Mayo Dressing


Basa Fish baked with oranges, Veggies & Tossed Salad

Baked Apple Crisp


Mint & Cilantro

Fun, Healthy Snacks

Dark Chocolate

Dried Cranberries

Dried Ginger


Cherry & beet juice Popsicle


Our sincerest appreciation to Nicole for taking on the kitchen and creating some fantastic dishes for our enjoyment. Each dish was artful in presentation.  Nicole arrived with her pup Mishka who was quickly identified as a healer.  This little pup radiates compassion and healing energies.

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Fermented Salsa