Sixth annual nettle picking and potluck

It's that time of year again! it's time to come on down to Puyallup for the annual nettle picking party.

We'd like to host a lunch potluck in conjunction with nettle (and other wild edible) foraging. I have some nettle recipes I can share, too.

The timeline would be:

10:00 – arrive at our house and get prepped to go picking.
10:15 – head out
12:00 – back to the house and do some nettle prep/cooking
1:00 – potluck time!

This way if someone wants to come for just the potluck, they can.

Nettles are nutritious and delicious, tasting something like a cross between spinach and kale. If you were at the meetup last spring, then you know what they're all about.

We'll hike into Clark's Creek Park in Puyallup to gather nettles and then come back to our house to learn how to prep and cook with them. We can break out the potluck food, then, too. The hike into the park is a true hike with hills and trails so come ready for that. It is probably just about 2 miles round trip. We'll be going out rain or shine.

Nettles do sting while you're picking them so you will want gloves and some small scissors. Kid's safety scissors work great. You will want long sleeves and long pants, too. A grocery bag works well to collect them.

To learn more about nettles, just do a quick web search. They are high in protein and minerals and are known for their health benefits.

Natural Movement class at the Hanuman Health Club

Let's explore our Natural Movement capabilities! We're calling it Functional movement and mobility but we're using Mov Nat methods to hone our movement skills, challenge ourselves with obstacles, and play with movement games and flow sequences. 

This will be a semiweekly class every Monday and Friday! During the summer, we'll take class outdoors to Inwood Park on Monday's and play at the gym on Friday's. This is a great club devoted to functional and natural movement to make exercise both fun and useful! 

Go to the Hanuman Health Club's website to sign in and check out drop in rates and packages: 

Hanuman Health Club

Let's play! 

Monthly Book club: Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

The monthly meeting is more than a book group.

Even if you haven't read the book, please join your fellow paleo people as we explore the world of food, agriculture, sustainability, and paleo living.

This month's book is:

Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement

All are welcome who are interested in an ancestral-type diet and lifestyle mods.

We meet in the study room (when available).

Free street parking on Sundays + area garages are cheap.

If you haven't yet, join in the discussion here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/115751761806267/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle.wapf/

Smart Life Forum, every 3rd Thursday

Smart Life Forum meets the 3rd Thursday's of each month, in Palo Alto.  Hosted by the Silicon Valley Health Institute, these meetings take place at the Cubberly Community Center.  Typical topics are health, nutrition, diet and alternative medical modalities.

See www.SVHI.org for the speaker of this month, or look at the comment section immediately below this message. 

Who comes to these meetings:

People who like the more technical side of health and wellness, and people who just want some good sound nutrition answers to their questions.

Paleo Cooking Class – Hands on!

Primal Chef Culinary Academy

Primal Chef Culinary Academy is back, bringing you a premiere a Paleo culinary immersive experience! You will split into small groups, put on an apron, select a recipe, and spend three hours learning. This is not just an ordinary cooking class, this is an investment into your health and future!

As we are cooking we will be discussing important nutrition topics such as how to prep Paleo food for a busy work/school week, choose the right oils, cook to optimize nutrients, shop on a budget, and more! 

At the end of the class, you will sit down with your fellow Paleo enthusiasts and have an awesome meal. 

Class Theme: Variety Class

Instructor
Chef Gil has been cooking professionally for years. He's a graduate of Seattle Culinary Academy and has worked with clients ranging from busy families to business executives, such as Dave Asprey, CEO Bulletproof, and Hollywood producers.

Chef Gil has also cooked in many local restaurants such as the legendary Paseo Caribbean Restaurant (under original ownership) and Un Bien Caribbean Restaurant.

Chef Gil is also a Certified Nutritional Therapist, holds a Bachelor's degree from University of Washington, and specializes in catering toward people interested in the Paleo and Bulletproof diets, as well as those who are gluten-free, or have any other dietary restrictions. For more information on Chef Gil, visit ThePrimalChef.com

Class Details
Sunday March 26th, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Located in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle
$90 / per person

Your class fee includes:
– 3 hours of hands-on culinary instruction in an awesome venue
– All supplies and equipment
– Knife skills practice
– Priceless knowledge of health and nutrition
– A feast at the end of the class (and possible leftovers!)
– A packet containing all recipes
– 1 raffle ticket (prizes TBA)

Menu (subject to change based on attendance and ingredient availability)

Whole Trout: Rainbow trout, cooked whole, stuffed with vegetables and fresh herbs. Served with chimichurri and hollandaise.

Roast Chicken Thighs: Dark meat chicken baked with in dried spices. Served with a roasted winter vegetable medley and baby kale.

Coconut Sweet Potato Soup: Sweet potatoes, blended with coconut milk and numerous spices and herbs, topped with crispy bacon.

Lamb Curry Stew: Lamb simmered in coconut milk and beef stock with turmeric, cumin, cinnamon, roasted cauliflower, sweet potatoes, and spinach.

Cuban Roast Pork: Pork shoulder, pressure cooked in orange and lime juice. Served with fried plantains, mango salsa, pickled beets, and sauteed beet greens. 

Steak Fajitas: Steak mixed with sauteed peppers, onions, cilantro, and lime. Served with guacamole and pico de gallo. 

Ingredients
Everything in the class will be 100% Paleo. It will be a mix of organic and non-organic quality produce. All meat will be antibiotic / hormone free / free ranged. Seafood wild or from sustainable quality farms. The only dairy is Kerrygold butter. The only grains will be white rice. 

Schedule
1:45pm: Doors open
2:00pm: Class begins
2:00pm – 2:15pm: Introductions, general info, recipe selection
2:15pm – 3:00pm: Knife skills demo and practice
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Group work
5:00pm: Mealtime!

What to bring
– Closed toe flat shoes (no sandals, flip-flops, heels, wedges, etc)
– Apron (or clothing you are okay possibly staining)
– Containers to take home leftovers if there are any (no guarantees!)
– A good attitude and a desire to learn!

That's it!

If you would like to see these classes happen regularly, please share the link with everyone you know who may be interested (think friends, family, coworkers, gym buddies, etc). See you all in the kitchen! 

If you have any questions or if someone would like to attend without signing up for the Meetup group, please email [masked].

Monthly Book club: The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss

The monthly meeting is more than a book group.

Even if you haven't read the book, please join your fellow paleo people as we explore the world of food, agriculture, sustainability, and paleo living.

This month's book is:

The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight Loss by Dr. Jason Fung

All are welcome who are interested in an ancestral-type diet and lifestyle mods.

We meet in the study room (when available).

Free street parking on Sundays.

If you haven't yet, join in the discussion here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/115751761806267/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/seattle.wapf/

Natural Movement class at the Hanuman Health Club

Let's explore our Natural Movement capabilities! We're calling it Functional movement and mobility but we're using Mov Nat methods to hone our movement skills, challenge ourselves with obstacles, and play with movement games and flow sequences. 

This will be a semiweekly class every Monday and Friday! During the summer, we'll take class outdoors to Inwood Park on Monday's and play at the gym on Friday's. This is a great club devoted to functional and natural movement to make exercise both fun and useful! 

Go to the Hanuman Health Club's website to sign in and check out drop in rates and packages: 

Hanuman Health Club

Let's play! 

potluck: PSMS Annual Survivors’ Banquet ($)

My apologies to any who rsvp'd for 3/4. This was mistakenly parked there; it belongs on 3/11. –Alison

A celebration of life, liberty, and the pursuit of mushrooms!

This event is for **members of PSMS only** . Join here: http://mms.psms.org/members/newmem/registration.php?orgcode=PSMS

http://www.psms.org/banquet.php

PSMS Annual Survivors' Banquet The annual Survivors' Banquet is a time of celebration, honor, and business where we gather together thankful for making it through another season alive! We present the “Golden Mushroom Award” which honors long term service to the club, and we convene the annual member's meeting to announce the newly elected Officers and Board Members. All this takes place amidst delicious food and drink. We encourage members old and new to attend.

2016 PSMS Survivors' Banquet & Annual Business Meeting

Saturday, March 4th, 7:30pm (Doors open at 6:30pm) at the Center for urban Horticulture

Sign up here . Seating is limited, so register early to guarantee a seat! The cost is $5 per person, and the banquet is members only and their significant others.

Our theme for the Banquet is “Feast of Fungi!” We would encourage you to bring potluck dishes featuring mushrooms. Please label potluck contributions with ingredients and the type of mushroom included, if any.

We will have a video presentation of photos, submitted by members, that will run automatically during the evening; a presentation of the newly elected board of trustees and officers for next yearly cycle;, an announcement of the annual Golden Mushroom Award winner as well as a few doorprizes. This will be a fun evening with friends and family, so come join us!

THE EVERYDAY ATHLETE & THE WEEKEND WARRIOR

http://www.vitaminlife.com/help/events

How to perform more intensely, recover faster, break through training plateaus, achieve a better body composition, and feel better all week long. Join Chris for a journey into demystifying popular sports supplements like creatine, BCAA's, and carnitine. In this talk we will focus on fueling the natural athlete for supreme health, balance and longevity.  Limited free samples for attendees!

Born with a love of human speed and power, Chris Jorgensen is a certified personal trainer who has spent the last 30 years looking for help breaking through the barrier of mediocre genetics using a variety of natural supplements.

Self-Care Working Group

Self-care technologies. Figuring out stuff for yourself. What you can learn before you resort to expensive medical testing. $20 per meeting. Practitioners, welcome. Topics will include lifestyle, nutrition, supplements, diet, sleep, quantified-self technology, self-empowerment and any topic from any of my past Dialog Dinners hosted by Joni Sare, or blogs from <a>www.Project Wellbeing.com.</a>

The third Sunday of the month.  Three hour window.  This is intended to be a working group, where progress over time is part of the process.

To ensure a safe environment, all participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement that binds them against discussing any other person's health issues and meeting comments.

There is no requirement for implementation.  You can sit and listen for informational purposes only, if that is what you wish.

If you do not know me and would like a general introduction, watch “Nutrients for Better Mental Performance” on the Google TechTalk Channel on YouTube.  Or just type “Steve Fowkes” at the YouTube prompt and select something else.