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February 2016

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Healthy Intimacy: Maximizing Pleasure in Relationships

How do you transform unhealthy, dysfunctional relationships to healthy, satisfying ones that meet your needs on all levels? How do you increase your pleasure quotient? Discover the dynamics behind emotional patterns and powerful solutions in this interesting, entertaining talk. For couples/singles.

 

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Healthy Intimacy: Maximizing Pleasure in Relationships
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup

Try this magical sweet potato, cabbage soup for dinner! It's got a secret ingredient that makes kids love it (peanut butter)

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Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup
4:00pm
 
 
Coconut Curry Noodles with Pork

Noodles and pork dance together in a coconut curry sauce, making this soup a dinnertime winner

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Coconut Curry Noodles with Pork
4:00pm
 
Ghee Making, Spice Blending, and other Indian Recipes

In this class participants will learn how to make ghee, an integral part of Indian cooking. We will then explore the proper method of blending spices for maximum flavor and health benefits. Using a handmade curry spice blend we will season Dahl, a lentil soup. In the hands on aspect of class, participants will have the opportunity to roll out Chapatis, an Indian flatbread, to compliment our meal. We will finish off our menu with a traditional and delicious Indian dessert recipe. Rose will also share a delicious spicy chai recipe.

 

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Ghee Making, Spice Blending, and other Indian Recipes
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
 
Vegan Devil’s Food Cake

You would never guess that this lovely creation has no eggs or dairy, how can it taste so rich and moist?

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Vegan Devil’s Food Cake
11:00am
 
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How Women and Beer Keep Changing the World For the Better

Do you know…women have always been involved in beer? So why the surprise when she orders one at the bar? Ginger is the leading expert in women and beer (and TED speaker), traveling cross-continent to educate & enlighten. Enjoy this lively walk through HerStory & 10,000 Years of Beer.

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How Women and Beer Keep Changing the World For the Better
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Breaking the Chocolate Barrier

*** THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

Valentine’s day is just around the corner. It is always nice to give your sweetie a special handmade gift.  Have you ever thought of making something for them with chocolate? In this class Charlie will demonstrate how you can easily temper chocolate at home, show you the basic tools and then how to put it all together to make something your sweetheart will always remember. Taste everything we make in class and walk away with a detailed handout.  Hint: We will be working with hazelnuts as one of the creations

​*** THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

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Breaking the Chocolate Barrier
6:30pm to 9:00pm
 
Choices for Sustainable Living

*** THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

Please see our next discusison course Menu For the Future

Start off 2016 on the right foot by joining a discussion course with other like-minded individuals!  Tamara Houston will once again facilitate two Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses, aimed at invigorating our community to make changes and bring consciousness to everyday actions.

Come explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives. Choices for Sustainable Living helps you discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful.

Wednesdays, February 10 - March 30, 7-8:15pm

Class fee covers the cost of a workbook, which will be distributed at the first meeting.
Meetings will be held at 300 N. Pioneer St in Ashland.
 
Questions?
Contact Gretchen in Outreach at (541) 552-5454
 

*** THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

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Choices for Sustainable Living
7:00pm to 8:15pm
 
Sautéed Pork Chops with Wilted Greens

A delicious, simple dinner! Serve with a side of soft polenta.

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Sautéed Pork Chops with Wilted Greens
4:00pm
 
 
Valentine Cookie Decorating Party!

FREE!

Join us in the Co-op Classroom for a Valentine Cookie Decorating Party. We’ll supply fresh baked wheat free and traditional sugar cookies, a delicious frosting and natural decorations. Just show up and create your edible masterpiece. This event is free and open to the public.

The Co-op Classroom is located at 300 N. Pioneer St, in Ashland.

 

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Valentine Cookie Decorating Party!
11:00am to 1:00pm
 
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Live Blood Cell Analysis as a Tool for Awakening Consciousness

This presentation not only discusses Live Blood Cell Analysis as a remarkable tool for physical wellness but also as a tool of awakening into higher consciousness.

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Live Blood Cell Analysis as a Tool for Awakening Consciousness
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Cabbage and Farro Soup

This meat and grain filled soup is hardy yet delicious. It is sure to keep you warm on a cold day while filling your belly in a way that satiates.

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Cabbage and Farro Soup
4:00pm
 
Choices for Sustainable Living

*** THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

Please see our next discusison course Menu For the Future

Start off 2016 on the right foot by joining a discussion course with other like-minded individuals!  Tamara Houston will once again facilitate two Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses, aimed at invigorating our community to make changes and bring consciousness to everyday actions.

Come explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives. Choices for Sustainable Living helps you discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful.

Class fee covers the cost of a workbook, which will be distributed at the first meeting.

Meetings will be held at 300 N. Pioneer St in Ashland.

Questions? Contact Gretchen in Outreach at (541) 552-5454

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Choices for Sustainable Living
7:00pm to 8:15pm
 
Asian Cabbage Salad

Enjoy this brightly colored and flavor popping salad with either warm or chilled brown basmati rice. Either way it will blow your mind away!

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Asian Cabbage Salad
4:00pm
 
 
Lentil Potato Salad with Winter Greens

This dish is perfect for accompanying a simple soup or baked winter squash for a complete meal. It is perfectly spiced with cinnamon, cumin and citrus which gives a "Island-like flare!"

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Lentil Potato Salad with Winter Greens
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How Mushrooms Support Our Immune Health

Robin Yeager is the NW Manufacturers’ Representative for Host Defense Mushrooms. Host Defense is a comprehensive line of Immune Supportive Mushrooms. All the species are sustainably grown at the Fungi Farm near Olympia. Robin will speak of the history of Humans and Mushrooms and the retail product line Host Defense.

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How Mushrooms Support Our Immune Health
6:00pm to 8:00pm
 
Sausage and Cabbage Stew

This soup is a flavor bomb of rich broth, chicken sausage and ham. Sauerkraut, cabbage and apple give this hearty soup complex flavors, and keep your tastebuds awake. You won't think about cabbage stew the same ever again.

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Sausage and Cabbage Stew
4:00pm
 
Choices for Sustainable Living

*** THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED ***

Please see our next discusison course Menu For the Future

Start off 2016 on the right foot by joining a discussion course with other like-minded individuals!  Tamara Houston will once again facilitate two Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses, aimed at invigorating our community to make changes and bring consciousness to everyday actions.

Come explore sustainability more deeply and learn its unique meaning from individual, societal and global perspectives. Choices for Sustainable Living helps you discover new ways of living and together, make change more possible and powerful.

Wednesdays, February 10 - March 30, 7-8:15pm

Class fee covers the cost of a workbook, which will be distributed at the first meeting.
Meetings will be held at 300 N. Pioneer St in Ashland.
 
Questions?
Contact Gretchen in Outreach at (541) 552-5454
 

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Choices for Sustainable Living
7:00pm to 8:15pm
 
Black Bean Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings

This robust and delicious black bean soup is perfectly accompanied by dense cornmeal dumplings! Worth a try if you have never had this unique combination!

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Black Bean Soup with Cornmeal Dumplings
4:00pm
 
 
Chocolate Meringue Cookies

These Chocolate Meringue Cookies are irresistible. Semisweet chocolate and cinnamon together in these little cookies will have you coming back for more!

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies
11:00am
 
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Solar 101

Solar 101 walks you through the experience of evaluating and acquiring a solar electric system. We’ll also dive into how these systems work, what you can expect from them, as well as costs and the tax credits and incentives that help pay for them.

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Solar 101
6:00pm to 8:00pm