​Good Meals is Good Drugs

It can be National Diet Thirty day period and during March the 1st Nations Wellness Authority (FNHA) is inviting all BC Initial Nations folks to be a part of our Food items is Drugs problem, a wellness initiative aimed at nourishing our minds, bodies and spirits.

After yet again, the FNHA is partnering with the Indigenous Activity, Bodily Exercise and Recreation Council (I-SPARC) for this yearly problem. I-SPARC is an Indigenous focused firm that delivers a wide range of neighborhood-dependent wellness systems made to encourage wholesome, active existence.

Rachel, Sheila, and Fiona in Nlaka’pamux

FNHA and I-SPARC are energized to share Time 2 of the Food is Medicine cooking demonstrate! Time one took the variety of a 4-portion movie sequence as registered dietitians Rachel Dickens and Fiona Devereaux travelled from Ahousaht to W̱SÁNEĆ, sharing their awareness although studying cultural and culinary teachings from group associates.

Period two features two brand name-new episodes established in the gorgeous Nlaka’pamux territory, steeped in culture, standard food items, and neighborhood knowledge. In these episodes, registered dietitians Rachel Dickens and Fiona Devereaux are graciously hosted by the Adams family. The loved ones shares some of their standard recipes, as very well as information of the area’s harvesting practices and fragile food items systems. The emphasis is on foods from harvest to table, supplying an comprehending of the care and preparing that goes into the foodstuff we eat – from wild potatoes to wind-dried fish soup to dried meat to deer stew.

Join Fiona, Rachel and the Adams relatives this thirty day period! Tune in with your loved ones and pals in your personal kitchen area or community – you can test out some of their recipes or just enjoy mastering about the bounty of meals from Nlaka’pamux territory.

You can make meals seen in these movies by downloading this recipe book designed in partnership with the FNHA and ISPARC! The e-book will be current with s​eason two recipes soon so bookmark this url and check back again quickly.

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Episode one: Foodstuff is Medicine: Nlaka’pamux Element one​ (29 minutes, 14 seconds)

In this episode, Rachel and Fiona journey to the valley, harvesting TatOOwe-n (wild potato) and TSawAta (celery plant), and study how the Adams relatives incorporates these wild meals into their each day foods. They explore how to make fish soup two means – Buster’s basic boiled fish soup, and a spouse and children favorite, Stwen (wind-dried fish) soup. The episode also incorporates a wild foodstuff energy bowl including TatOOwe-n, salmon, seaweed, TSawAta and wild rice. This delightful dish can be adapted with numerous substances you’ll come across in your have kitchen area!



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Episode two: Food is Medication Nlaka’pamux Component two​ (24 minutes, 54 seconds)

In element two of the Nlaka’pamux sequence, our hosts cook wild meat stew in two&#13
various techniques: on a stove leading and in a gradual cooker. Both equally stews characteristic deer&#13
meat, wild pine mushrooms and stinging nettles – all harvested from the&#13
Nlaka’pamux territory. They also clearly show us how to make a regular ShwuhOOshem&#13
(soapberry) drink and a sweet deal with with TsulTsala (huckleberries).

Image from episode #2 – Meat stew

Woven throughout both equally episodes is wisdom from associates of the Adams family on the great importance of passing on these meals traditions to our youth and how climate modify is impacting these sacred food items techniques. These two episodes certainly embody the notion of Food stuff is Medication and we are honoured to share them with you, our audience.

We elevate our arms in gratitude to the Adams family members for welcoming us into their home and sharing their prosperity of knowledge with all of us!

We want to Listen to from You!

We want to listen to about your cooking adventures this month! Recall to test out the Food items is Medicine Cookbook and share your Foodstuff is Medication generation in the course of March listed here – or tag us on social media @FNHA and @isparchealthyliving with the hashtags #foodismedicinefnha. Tagging will mechanically enter you in our draw to acquire an Immediate Pot, an air fryer or a cookbook!

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