Interview with Chefs Suzanne and Phil Ohlune

Good Morning Guys and Gals! So, today I was lucky enough to interview not one, but TWO amazing chefs! They even offered to share a family recipe with me and of course, you. It’s so delicious I can’t wait to hear from all of you how much you Enjoy it. The Word of the Day and Tip of the Day will be at the bottom of this article, waiting just for you! I hope all of you are having the most incredible day! I am already!
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Q: How did you two such awesome chefs meet and come to work together?

A: Hi DorothY, Listening to the call for personal transformation in my life, I accepted a friend’s invitation to participate in a weekend workshop to learn about sound as a powerful tool for healing including how to make and play the Didjeridoo.   Phil was to be the teacher that weekend, and we became close friends sharing music and mutual aspirations to serve cultural transformation and personal growth in our lives and in our community.  Our relationship grew into life partnership as we explored sustainable living, nestled in the forest on an off grid homestead in Winlaw,  BC, cultivating the land, practicing earth stewardship, and deepening in spiritual practices together.  Nearly 4 years ago we followed our passion and moved to Vilcabamba Ecuador to build a center for inspiring personal transformation and cultural evolution.  We have a growing momentum of guests coming for Wholistic wellness retreats, in which we offer deep nourishment for the body, mind and soul, serving up fresh organic foods from our gardens, and providing coaching and support as people further their quest of empowered self-realization.  We also offer 9 day Lifepath Yoga retreats, yoga teacher trainings, and permaculture adventures.  You can find out more about our offerings at www.eternaculture.net

Q:What’s your favorite appliance in your kitchen?

A:The Vitamix 

Q: What is your best creation right now?

A: It’s discovering that I could use 100% rye flour and my rye sourdough culture for any muffin, cookie, quick bread creation I was thinking of.
Q: What do you hope to share with your students?
A: What we hope to share, is our inspiration for Wholistic Wellness and how easy, and enjoyable in can be.  We don’t need to sacrifice taste, or give up our freedom to discover ways to integrate healthy habits into our diet to greatly improve our health and quality of life.
Q: What do you consider your greatest work so far?
A: Our greatest work is to raise the collective energy, to participate in the great cultural transformation, and share with people the tools and ideas to create healthier, happier lives.
Q: Can I share one of your recipes?
A: Yes! Below this last question give your readers the recipe Our Famous Ginger Ale!
blessings,

Suzy

 


 

Recipe of the Day: Ginger Ale

 

Ingredients:

 

2 T. minced ginger
1/4 c. panela sugar, honey or any sugar
3/4 c. water
1/4 c. coconut Kefir
1 liter water

 

Directions: Take a block of panela (raw brown sugar). Put in a saucepan with the 3/4 c. water, bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat until its syrup. Put the syrup in a bottle with the ginger. And the coconut Kefir starter and fill with water. Leave a little room at the top for expansion. Cap and shake. Garnish with a lime!
~ Wishing you much Joy and Inspiration in your Home and Community
with Love and Gratitude,

 

Phil and Suzannah
 
Canción del Corazón
Wholistic Lifepath Center

 

May 2015 Newsletter

 

 

Here in the Southern Hemisphere coffee cherries are ripening, and the lush verdant landscape of the rainy season offers much beauty to behold in flower blossoms, and rainbow landscapes. Our growing food forest is offering us ever more abundance; we have chocolate pods ripening on our little cacao tree, and our citrus, tropical cherries, mangos, and pineapples giving us their first fruits.

Nearly four years have passed since we moved to Vilcabamba Ecuador, following our passion to build a center for inspiring and activating personal transformation and cultural evolution. We have made great progress in 4 short years, and are now entering into our second year of workshop, course and retreat offerings. 
 
In February, we hosted a 2 week Perma-culture Caravan Retreat, in which 12 people joined us to deepen their understanding about perma-culture, sustainability, integrated life practice and community living experience.  We had a incredible time of learning and a lot of fun, and even made a video and slideshow that you can view on our website www.eternaculture.net
We have a growing momentum of guests coming for Wholistic wellness retreats, in which we offer deep nourishment for the body, mind and soul, serving up fresh organic foods from our gardens, and providing coaching and support as people further their quest of empowered self-realization.  We are also offering 9 day Lifepath Yoga retreats, to learn more about that www.lifepathyoga.org

Tip of the Day – Even though it’s a great city with lovely people, there are still people who take advantage of you in new cities, in big cities and small towns. Keep your valuables close to you and hidden, if possible. Dress with respect for the people and don’t flash money around. Be smart about your belongings and keep an eye on them.

 

Word of the Day: panela – brown sugar

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