December 9, 2023


Time to travel

The Cooking Show, Season Two

​Good Meals is Good Medicine

It is really National Nourishment Thirty day period and in the course of March the To start with Nations Well being Authority (FNHA) is inviting all BC 1st Nations people today to be a part of our Meals is Medication challenge, a wellness initiative aimed at nourishing our minds, bodies and spirits.

After again, the FNHA is partnering with the Indigenous Activity, Bodily Action and Recreation Council (I-SPARC) for this annual problem. I-SPARC is an Indigenous concentrated firm that provides a range of local community-dependent wellness courses intended to market healthful, lively existence.

Rachel, Sheila, and Fiona in Nlaka’pamux

FNHA and I-SPARC are thrilled to share Year 2 of the Foods is Medicine cooking demonstrate! Time one took the kind of a four-section movie series as registered dietitians Rachel Dickens and Fiona Devereaux travelled from Ahousaht to W̱SÁNEĆ, sharing their understanding when finding out cultural and culinary teachings from community associates.

Season two features two brand name-new episodes set in the attractive Nlaka’pamux territory, steeped in tradition, common food items, and local community information. In these episodes, registered dietitians Rachel Dickens and Fiona Devereaux are graciously hosted by the Adams family members. The spouse and children shares some of their common recipes, as properly as awareness of the area’s harvesting techniques and fragile food devices. The target is on foodstuff from harvest to table, providing an knowing of the treatment and planning that goes into the food items we consume – from wild potatoes to wind-dried fish soup to dried meat to deer stew.

Be a part of Fiona, Rachel and the Adams household this month! Tune in with your household and good friends in your possess kitchen area or local community – you can consider out some of their recipes or just enjoy finding out about the bounty of meals from Nlaka’pamux territory.

You can make foods witnessed in these films by downloading this recipe e-book created in partnership with the FNHA and ISPARC! The guide will be up to date with s​eason two recipes soon so bookmark this url and verify back soon.

Wherever to Watch


Episode a single: Food is Medication: Nlaka’pamux Part one​ (29 minutes, 14 seconds)

In this episode, Rachel and Fiona journey to the valley, harvesting TatOOwe-n (wild potato) and TSawAta (celery plant), and find out how the Adams household incorporates these wild food items into their everyday foods. They explore how to make fish soup two strategies – Buster’s classic boiled fish soup, and a household favourite, Stwen (wind-dried fish) soup. The episode also contains a wild foods energy bowl which include TatOOwe-n, salmon, seaweed, TSawAta and wild rice. This delicious dish can be tailored with quite a few elements you can expect to obtain in your possess kitchen!



Episode two: Foodstuff is Medicine Nlaka’pamux Component two​ (24 minutes, 54 seconds)

In component two of the Nlaka’pamux sequence, our hosts cook wild meat stew in two&#13
unique ways: on a stove best and in a sluggish cooker. Each stews aspect deer&#13
meat, wild pine mushrooms and stinging nettles – all harvested from the&#13
Nlaka’pamux territory. They also display us how to make a conventional ShwuhOOshem&#13
(soapberry) drink and a sweet handle with TsulTsala (huckleberries).

Picture from episode #2 – Meat stew

Woven all through the two episodes is wisdom from associates of the Adams family members on the significance of passing on these food items traditions to our youth and how weather transform is impacting these sacred foods systems. These two episodes certainly embody the notion of Food stuff is Medication and we are honoured to share them with you, our readers.

We raise our fingers in gratitude to the Adams family members for welcoming us into their dwelling and sharing their wealth of information with all of us!

We want to Hear from You!

We want to listen to about your cooking adventures this thirty day period! Keep in mind to test out the Foodstuff is Medication Cookbook and share your Food is Drugs development throughout March listed here – or tag us on social media @FNHA and @isparchealthyliving with the hashtags #foodismedicinefnha. Tagging will immediately enter you in our draw to earn an Instantaneous Pot, an air fryer or a cookbook!

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