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Join Us for a New Years Celebration – Family Style!

Join Us for a New Years Celebration - Family Style!

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An ‘Out of This World’ Deal

What’s better than spending the weekend enjoying family time!

Rocky Mountain Flatbread and H.R. MacMillan Space Centre have teamed up to ensure your family can chow down on pizza, catch some cool movies and learn about the wonders of outer space at a great price. 

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The third Saturday of every month is Saturn-5 Saturdays: a series of family activities with related space themes.
This Saturday 16th don’t miss out on creating awesome planetary mobiles!
Check out http://www.spacecentre.ca/family-programs#sat5sat for the next Saturn-5 Saturday programming.
This promotion also applies to Martian Matinees:
space-themed holiday movies in the auditorium to light up your afternoon. 
 
Next Showing: 2:00 pm Sunday Dec 29th  – Arthur Christmas
Go to Rocky Mountain Flatbread after your visit, show your Space Centre ticket stub & receive 15% off, on all food orders.
This offer cannot be combined with gift cards or other promotions.
Double Bonus: Present your restaurant receipt when you visit the Space Centre for a 15% discount on admission!

Project Lunch Box Talk. June 25th 10 am, Kits Location

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A Gluten Free Girls Night

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Eating out in Vancouver is still a major past time. With new restaurants opening up with what seems like daily, it’s hard to keep up. Not to mention always reaching for those digestive enzymes after eating at the latest organic white bread bistro is not always ideal. Leave it to the innovative people at Kitsilano’s own Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company to develop a new gluten free series of foods for those flour-challenged consumers. I was lucky enough to try a deluxe, four course meal completely gluten free (including Beer!) at RMF on the weekend. I’ll be honest, I was expecting to enjoy a nice meal out and probably utter the phrase “Yeah, it was good….for gluten free”. Little did I know I would totally forget that the foods I was about to consume were missing what I thought, was an integral ingredient, until now. I began with a bowl of their homemade chicken noodle soup. You don’t need to have a temperature or be fighting a flu to enjoy this warm hug in a bowl. The Gluten Free noodles add a nutty flavor that when paired with the house made pesto and Bradner Farm chicken, satisfies the soul without reinventing an ancient favorite. I then had the luxury of wolfing down their unparalleled gluten free pizza. With a secret combination of flours including chia flour, this delicately topped artisan flatbread will transcend your taste buds without doing a number on your digestion. Chia flour (which has all the nutritional value of Chia Seeds) is a better source of Omega-3 fatty acids than any other food grown on this planet. Not to mention it’s a great source of protein and fiber according to Nuchia Foods. The best part about the pizza is you truly do not feel like it’s lacking a thing. After my server explained to me that many patrons of the gluten free pizzas, often need reassurance that it is in fact gluten free because it’s so similar to the real thing. I believe it. But after this amazing meal, it’s easy to see why they are the experts in Gluten free. Following the thin crust pizza, the Chef came out a large bowl of pasta accompanied with local organic veggies and Organic Chicken. The thin fettuccini noodles were so full of flavor without the heavy aftermath. It’s such a treat to eat out and not be limited to one item on a menu or ordering an item with a million modifications. If you don’t feel like pizza, the daily pasta options are a great alternative. Then, just when we thought the Gluten free feast was nearing its end, they brought us out a Mango Cheese Cake with a flakey coconut crust. It was creamy, light and a perfect end to a family style spread. As Gluten free is becoming more and more necessary for people’s diets and of course the mere trend of it in Vancouver, it’s nice to see a local, family run restaurant provide a high caliber version without upsetting stomachs and wallets. If you’re in the Kitsilano area, you must make it to Rocky Mountain Flatbread to try these new and improved soulful favourites.

Edible Gifts In A Jar

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies & cranberry muffins.  And for the perfect edible gift  you can package all of these yummy things up in masonary jars.  Students we worked with on our Responsible Entrepreneur Program loved making edible these recipes to fill their masonary jars!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix In A Jar

1 cup flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup chocolate chips (Use to fill up any remaining space in jar)

GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line one baking sheet with parchment paper.

Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl. Using a wooden spoon blend the mixture until well combined.

Using your hands work in 1/2 cup softened butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 cup milk. Still using your hands or a wooden spoon blend the egg mixture into the dough until well combined.

Teaspoon sized mounds 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Place cookies on a rack to finish cooling.

Christmas Morning Cranberry Muffins Recipe

1 cup Flour

1/4 cup Sugar

1 teaspoon Baking powder

1 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/2 cup Cranberries (Use to fill up any remaining space in jar)

GIFT TAG DIRECTIONS
1 Egg – beaten
3/4 cup Orange juice
1/3 cup Butter — melted
1/4 cup Nuts – chopped (optional)


Eco-Gift Ideas – Home Made Organic Sugar Scrub

Here is an easy recipe to make a lovely organic lavender sugar scrub – a perfect gift to make & give during the holiday season.

It has been tried & tested by the Grade 6 & 7 at Lord Tennyson School working on our responsible business program – great fun to make & sold really well!

The sugar is very mild exfoliant which does not sting if you have any cuts.

Ingredients:

Small Masonary Jar; Organic Sugar Crystals; Grape Seed Oil; Essential Lavender Oil; Castile Soap

Directions:

1. Fill your masonary jar 3/4 with organic sugar crystals.

2. Slowly add some grape seed oil until it becomes a paste consistency.

3. Add 3 – 5 drops of essential lavender oil.

4. If the consistency gets too oily, add a bit of castile oil.

5. Create a label & tie on with your favorite ribbon

6. Give to someone you love!

Eco-Gifts

A kinder way to give this holiday season

Christmas time is the most green-house gas intensive time in North America.  With masses of gift wrapping, excessive travel across the country, eating more food than we need, and buying more gifts than we can afford… what is the outcome?  What is it all for?  Could we still enjoy the happiness and warmth of the holidays without creating so much junk?  Of course you need to ask yourself that question, and find your own ways of reducing your waste this season.
Have you ever seen the story of stuff?  It says that out of all the stuff that is mined, produced, shipped and purchased, only 1% of it is still in use after 6 months!  We are shopping and living our lives in a completely unsustainable way.  If you feel inspired to change this holiday season, then the rest is easy!  Rocky Mountain Education Society has been making eco-gifts with hundreds of kids in Vancouver schools this season, so there is no reason you can’t make them yourself.  A simple gift idea to start us off, using a re-used masonry jar, is a batch of delightful bath salts scented with essential oil.  Stay tuned for more great eco-gift ideas in the weeks to come.   And please share with us your ideas.

BATH SALTS
Kids from Charles Dickens Elementary making bath salts1.  Fill a masonry jar with Epsom salts (buy from any drug store).
– (optional) Mix in 1/4 part of sea salts – gives more minerals for the soak!
2. Add a teaspoon of lavender flowers (or rose petals or lemon balm herb), to give it a beautiful look (also optional)
3.  Add 5-10 drops of essential oil of your choice.  Relaxation: Lavender and peppermint essential oils.  Rejuvenation: Grapefruit and Bergamot essential oils.  Creativity: Try mixing your own scents.  Don’t mix too many however, and test out the smells before you add them to your bath salts.
4.  Decorate the jar simply by adding a home-made gift tag.