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Homestead After School Markets

This month marks SoulShine’s first market of the year and we’re excited for the season! Here’s some history on the Homestead After School Market. In 2009, I traveled to India with The Learning Tea organization (http://www.thelearningtea.com) to meet young women who were selected into the Learning Tea’s amazing scholarship program. In an effort for SoulShine…

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Tofu Stir Fry with Ginger Rice

Are you or someone you know vegetarian? Try this tasty and nutritious Tofu Stir Fry with Ginger Rice recipe for your next vegetarian family dinner!   Ingredients: 1 -(14-ounce) package water-packed extra-firm tofu, drained. 1 tbsp- canola oil 1/4 tsp- black pepper 3- large green onions  3- garlic cloves sliced 1 tbsp- ginger 4- small…

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Strawberry Flap Jacks

We love Chef Courtney’s Strawberry Flap Jacks! Made with local and organic Strawberries, these tasty flap jacks made for a perfect breakfast! Ingredients: 1 cup- wheat flour 1/2 cup- coconut flour 1/3 cup- agave 1 tsp- baking powder 1/2- canola oil 1 cup- milk 1/2 tsp- salt 2- eggs 2 cups- diced strawberries Directions: Preheat…

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Southern Butterbeans and Dumplings

Chef Courtney prepared Southern Butterbeans and Dumplings for lunch today. Using local and organic ingredients for this dish, Chef Courtney even prepared the dumplings from scratch! Try the recipe with your family!   Ingredients: 1 bag of butterbeans (best results to soak overnight) 2 petite tomatoes, chopped 3 stalks of whole corn, cut off cobb…

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What if I fall? Oh, my darling, what if you fly?

I loath routines. I yearn to have each day different from the day before. I started my own business at 25 to ensure that routine would not interfere in my life. However, at 36 and a mother to almost three kids, I know that I have to give into our collective need for routine. Ugh.…

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Banana Oat Bread

For today’s breakfast, Chef Courtney prepared a warm Banana Oat Bread! This tasty breakfast was a great way to start the day; try the recipe with your family this weekend! Ingredients: 1/3 cup- agave 1/2 tsp- ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp- ground apple spice 3- large bananas 1 1/2 cups- 2% milk 3- large eggs 1…

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Picking the monthly mantra for SoulShine’s permaculture curriculum involves an internal reflection of the values I look to cultivate within myself and my family, so it’s always close to my heart. Each stage of my children’s emotional growth presents different opportunities for my own personal growth. It’s affirming to know that, together, we are making…

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Why Permaculture?

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share As a child, my daily diet consisted of canned ravioli, fruit roll ups, Squeeze-It bottles, high sugary cereal and fat-free milk. I loved it! My mom let me put whatever I wanted into the grocery cart and I remember being giddy (probably sugar jitters) excited to eat all of…

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