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    (0) How to Enhance Your Eye Makeup - Mask Wearing Tips
    We had the pleasure of learning from Nicole Saxton, a Calgary based Luxury Wedding & Commercial Makeup Artist, on how to enhance your eye makeup while wearing a mask.
    (0) 8 Supplements that Optimize Immune Health
    Our bodies are simply amazing. They take vigil 24/7 ensuring our health and safety are of the highest priority. Our immune system specifically leads our ability to resist disease through the activities of specialized cells and systems in the body. Without this system and many others great health would not be possible.
    (0) Veggie Nuggets

    Servings: 2

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 15 minutes

     

    Ingredients

    1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled

    1/2 cup cheddar cheese

    1/2 cup parmesan cheese (extra for the top)

    1 cup vegetables, steamed and chopped

    1/2 tsp kosher salt

    1/2 tsp black pepper

    1 egg

     

    Instructions:

    Preheat your oven to 375F

    Spray a mini muffin tin with olive oil

    Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly

    Take 2 Tbsp of mixture and press firmly into a muffin cup

    Sprinkle some Parmesan on top of each

    Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown and slightly crispy

     

     

    Looking for more plant based recipes?

    Check some of the other plant based recipes we have!

    (0) Raw Zucchini Hummus
    Snack on this raw, vegan zucchini hummus. It's perfect for school lunches or your work from home snack.
    (1) Our Favourite Honey Recipes
    Did you know that 40% of Canada's honey is produced right here in Alberta? Community Natural Foods carries a plethora of wonderful local honeys so we have collected some of our favourite honey recipes to use with our favourite local honeys.
    (0) Skin Care Tips For Mask Acne, Eczema and Rosacea
    Mask wearing is an essential part of keeping the spread of COVID 19, however, it may come with some skin irritations for the general public. During summer, when temperature and humidity are high, wearing a mask could affect both our comfort and the health of our skin. There are two main ways face masks can damage the skin;; firstly, direct friction can lead to the skin barrier disruption, irritation and inflammation;; secondly, masks can trap oil, dirt and sweat on the skin, leading to flares of conditions such as acne, eczema and rosacea.
    (3) 9 Things You Can do with your Coffee Grounds
    There’s nothing like the aroma of a fresh brewed coffee. Why kill that vibe? Coffee grounds can be re-used and re-purposed after they’ve been brewed! Here’s a few of our favourite uses for coffee grounds.
    (0) Grilled Fruit Kebabs

    Servings: 4

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook Time: 10 minutes

     

     

    Ingredients

    Bag of cherries, halved

    3 peaches, cut into large chunks

    3 plums, cut into large chunks

    1 container of strawberries, halved

    2 tsp coconut oil, melted

    1 tsp maple syrup

    Rafferty basil, removed from stem

    Screamin Brothers lime ice cream to serve

     

     

    Instructions:

    Add the chopped fruit to a large bowl.

    Mix the melted coconut oil and maple syrup together in a small bowl.

    Pour the oil and syrup mixture over the fruit and toss to coat.

    Thread the fruit onto skewers, alternating the fruits so there is a mix of everything on one skewer.

    Preheat grill on medium heat.

    Grill the skewers on the grill for 10 minutes, turning once in between.

    Serve skewers with a whopping scoop of ice cream.

     

    Looking for more grill recipes?

    Check some of the other great grilling recipes we have!

    (0) Nuts to You Cyclist Energy Bar
    These bars make for an extra energizing treat on your summer bike ride!
    (0) Bulletproof Coffee with Locally Made Ghee

    Servings: 1

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

     

    Ingredients

    2 cups freshly brewed hot coffee (made from local coffee roasters)

    1 tbsp Blissful Living Ghee

    1/2 tbsp  New Earth Organics Lions Mane mushroom powder

    ¼ tsp cinnamon

     

     

    Instructions:

    Add all the ingredients to a blender, making sure the vent is open at the top to let heat out as you blend

    Blend on high for a 30 seconds, until frothy

    Pour into a mug and drink warm.

    Benefits

    We love supporting the local coffee roasters here in Calgary. We carry several coffee beans from some fantastic local roasters like Kingdom Coffee, Rosso, Calgary Heritage Roasters, Paradise Mountain, Banff Roasting Co, Mountainview, and Phil and Sebastian.

    Ghee: Ghee not only makes this coffee super creamy, but it’s great for your health too. It provides the body with fat soluble vitamins that can help with bone health and immune support. Because it’s a good quality fat, ghee is also great for brain function.

    Mushrooms: We aren’t talking about your average button mushroom. Medicinal mushrooms have been used for thousands of years as therapeutic and medicinal aids. There are over 200 different species but the one we are focusing on here is Lions Mane. Lions Mane mushrooms (which look like a lion’s mane) have been used to help improve brain health – studies have shown that a consistent use of Lions Mane can actually help grow brain cells!

    Cinnamon: Cinnamon not only adds a new flavour to your cup of joe but it also assists with balancing blood sugar levels and easing digestive discomfort.

     

     

    (0) Grilled Summer Veggie Skewers

    Servings: 6

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook Time: 8 minutes

     

    Ingredients

    Pack of Red River mushrooms, sliced into large chunks

    1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks

    1 zucchini, sliced

    1 summer squash, cubed

    1 cup Man’s Organic cherry tomatoes

    1 red onion

    1 jar of Curry Queen Creamy Coconut Curry

    2 375mL containers Community Naturals chickpea salad

     

     

    Instructions:

    In a large bowl, toss the chopped vegetables with half the curry sauce. Toss until vegetables are coated.

    Add more sauce as desired but they shouldn’t be too saucy otherwise they will get soggy.

    Heat barbeque on medium heat and brush the grill with oil to avoid skewers from sticking.

    Add the marinated veggies to the skewers, alternating the veggies.

    Cook skewers for 10 minutes and then flip the skewers and cook for another 5 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.

    Serve skewers warm with Community Naturals chickpea salad.

     

    Looking for more grill recipes?

    Check some of the other great grilling recipes we have!

    (0) Meet Rosso Coffee
    If you live anywhere near inner city Calgary, you’ve likely heard of Rosso. Rosso is a local coffee roaster that has been around since 2007 and was started by David Torode with his brother Cole joining on in 2010. They now have 7 locations in Calgary, as well as an online store. Community Natural Foods also carries their coffee beans.