Thursday, December 13th
At work in the ‘sauerkraut cave’ as well as at cooking classes, I get to chatting about nutrition, wellness, remedies and recipes a bunch with my helpers!
I would love to introduce some of  them and share some of their wisdom to help you be your vibrant and healthy best during this rainy (or snowy), cold and dreary cold and flu season!
Lindsay Garlic Tahini Dip
Team Member: Lindsay
About: Enamoured at the way our bodies and environment flourish when in right relationship- especially
with our microbes! I love working with, educating and empowering others to listen to their
bodies, towards positive life and food choices.
Cold-Busting Ingredient:(besides Rooted Nutrition’s sea’chi and sauerkraut!)- GARLIC!
Garlic is detoxifying and anti-inflammatory. It is anti-microbial and anti-viral- which while we do want good microbes, it can keep the bad ones in
check. (For more from Lindsay about Garlic as an everyday superfood,click here!)
Recipe: Tahini-Honey Garlic Dressing
for 3-4 servings of steamed or raw veg such as kale
• 2-3 crushed garlic cloves, place in wide mouth mason jar, let sit for 5 minutes before adding:
• 2 tbsp raw honey
• 3 tbsp tahini
• 3 tbsp lemon juice or raw apple cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 tbsp. Flax oil
Put the lid on your mason jar and shake well until blended. Serve atop massaged kale or another salad or
steamed vegetable of your choosing.
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Team Member: Melissa
About: I’m a holistic nutritionist, cook, and farm-to-table photographer. I love food and sharing it  around the table with friends and family. check out some of my projects here: thebountyhunter.ca and here: eatbreadbutter.com
Cold-Busting Ingredient:Turmeric
Turmeric is a strong antioxidant and is known for its anti-inflammatory and immune strengthening qualities. It also has both antibacterial and antiviral properties.
Recipe/Usage: Use in soups, curries or smoothies. When I feel like I am coming down with a cold I like
to make a simple turmeric tea.Turmeric Tea:
1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric
a few grinds of black pepper
1 tsp raw honey
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice
1-2 cups hot water (not boiling)
Combine the above ingredients in a mug and add hot water.
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Team Member: Jodi
About:  I am an adventurous fun loving food enthusiast!!
I am a culinary graduate paving my path with a strong drive to learn and experiment with new things!! I spend my time snowboarding, traveling, and with my newest love, fermentation!
Very excited to be part of the rooted nutrition team!
Cold-Busting Ingredient: Raw (or fermented!) garlic!
Recipe: Garlic sauce (Toum)
a whole head of good quality garlic
lemon juice
oil of choice
sea salt to taste
Using mortar and pestle, Or food processor blend or pulse garlic into paste.
alternating between oil and lemon juice making an emulsion. Looking for a consistency similar to mayonnaise.
Enjoy with pita, grilled meats and/or vegetables.
*Use lacto-fermented garlic for an addition of  probiotics and ease of digestion!
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sea chi productTeam Leader: Andrea Potter (That’s me!)
About: I am a chef and Holistic Nutritionist (RHN), who inspired by living an inspired and vibrant life through making and enjoying all sorts of healthy foods, especially cultured (traditionally fermented) foods. Through Rooted Nutrition, I inspire others to do the same by passing on the home and self-care-skills of cooking, baking and fermenting.
Cold-Busting Ingredient: Kimchi!
Not only does the power of raw garlic, ginger and chilies kick a cold right out,but the probiotic power of raw kimchi (our sea’chi is my fav!) adds another boost for the immune system!
The added kelp seaweed in our recipe has lots of iodine in it, which is a mineral essential to the thyroid, and immune health.
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