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Free Nutrition & Wellness
Classes & Tours

Learn more about food where you shop! Need more information on a gluten-free diet? Looking for tips on healthy eating habits for your children? Our nutritionists are here to help. We offer a gluten-free products store tour at all of our stores, in addition to classes on anti-inflammatory diets, whole body cleansing, and heathy eating — just to name a few. Download a PDF pf the most current schedule on the left! Advance registration required, email class@newseasonsmarket.com or call 503.280.5177.

 

In addition to our in-store staff, classes, tastings and workshops, you can also look up info on health, nutrition, herbal remedies, weight loss diets and more on Healthnotes.

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GLUTEN- FREE PRETZEL BALLS

Soft-baked pretzels are a perfect snack: salty, chewy and stellar for dipping. Our gluten-free version is a crowd-pleaser—with a touch of honey and sea salt they’re best enjoyed still warm from the oven.

INGREDIENTS

1 package active dry yeast
1 tsp coconut palm sugar
1/3 cup warm water (110 degrees)
1 2/3 cup plus 1-2 TBSP GF all-purpose flour
½ tsp sea salt
1 TBSP honey
1 egg (try using a duck egg)
Extra virgin olive oil
2/3 cup baking soda (for baking soda bath)

Melted butter, coarse sea salt and/or sesame seeds for toppings

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large bowl, mix yeast, coconut palm sugar and water and let sit for 5 minutes.

In a separate bowl, mix all-purpose flour and sea salt.

Add approximately 1/5 of the flour mixture to the yeast and blend well using a whisk or a fork.  Once blended, add another 1/5 of flour mixture and blend well.  Repeat until all flour is mixed well. 

Add a bit of warm water or flour if the dough is too dry or moist.

Divide dough into 12 chunks.  Using your hands, roll each chunk into a ball and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. 

Brush pretzel balls with a small amount of olive oil and cover with a damp towel.  Place in a warm place and allow to proof for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Prepare a baking soda bath by adding 2/3 cup baking soda to 10 cups of water and bring to a boil. 

Once boiling, add pretzels balls to the baking soda bath for approximately 20-25 seconds or until they float to the top. 

Remove pretzel balls with a large slotted spoon and place back on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with course sea salt or sesame seeds. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes.

Enjoy warm with your favorite honey mustard dipping sauce.

 



DIY Homemade Nut/Seed Milk  

Making nut or seed milk is easier than you might think: simply soak the nuts or seeds of choice, add water, blend and strain. Voila! Impress your friends with homemade nut milk that you can sweeten or flavor to your heart’s desire. Plus: the leftover nut & seed meal can be added to baked goods, smoothies or dehydrated and ground into flour. Which, by the way, is great for making crackers. 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup raw almonds, cashews, pecans, pistachios, hazelnuts, hemp seeds or sunflower seeds

4 cups purified water

Optional sweetner/flavor: see below

INSTRUCTIONS

In large bowl, place nuts or seeds and fully cover with water. Soak 8-12 hours (the longer they soak, the silkier the milk). Hemp seeds do not need to be soaked. Rinse the soaked nuts/seeds. Add soaked nuts/seeds and purified water to blender or Vitamix. Blend until well mixed. Pour mixture through nut milk bag or fine sieve. Add optional sweetener or flavors; re-blend.

Store in glass jar in refrigerator for 4-5 days.

OPTIONAL

Sweeteners

½ -1 TBSP maple syrup
½ - 1 TBSP coconut nectar
½ - 1 TBSP raw honey
A few drops of stevia

Flavor

1/8 -1/2 tsp: 

Cocoa powder
Cinnamon
Nutmeg
Cardamom
Turmeric
Pumpkin pie spice
Sea salt


Turn Up the Heat—and Your Health

Chili peppers are the brightly hued fruits of the genus capsicum, a member of the nightshade family. Beyond adding a flavor kick to foods, peppers are known globally for their healing properties: there’s a lower occurrence of heart disease in regions where traditional foods are hot and spicy, and capsaicin—the compound that gives chili peppers their distinctive heat—has pain-relieving properties. They also boast lots of vitamin C and can improve your circulation and metabolism. Intrigued? Now’s the time to explore the Northwest pepper season—in full effect right now.     

Here are some of our favorite ways to spice up your eats:

- Puree chili peppers with summer herbs and garlic for a signature, seasonal condiment
- Add minced jalapeño to your favorite devilled eggs recipe
- Mash potatoes or cauliflower with habanero sauce, sea salt and pasture butter
- Stuff jalapeños with chicken sausage & sweet potatoes or bacon & black beans
- Sautee bitter greens like kale or dandelion with a pinch of cayenne pepper or crushed dried chili pepper

In addition to our in-store staff, classes, tastings and workshops, you can also look up info on health, nutrition, herbal remedies, weight loss diets and more on Healthnotes.

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