WAPF Kamloops Chapter April Potluck


Bring a nourishing traditional dish to share and your ideas about what you would like to see the? WAPF Kamloops Chapter do in 2014. We hope to see your there!

When: April 6, 2014
Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: 781 Sherwood Dr, Kamloops, BC
RSVP: Rhonda Dieni at 778.470.4442

Rhonda Dieni has volunteered to be a new co-leader of the WAPF Kamloops Chapter. Maureen Lefebvre and I are very happy to have her help!

Rhonda will be hosting a potluck at her home. Please bring a nourishing traditional dish to share, and a list of ingredients. Please bring your children!

The WAPF Kamloops Chapter would like to use this potluck as a meet and greet for families interested in nourishing traditional foods. Bring your ideas about what you would like to see the WAPF Kamloops Chapter do in 2014.

Updated January 22, 2015: The WAPF Kamloops Chapter has closed.

Fresh Milk, Food Politics in Vancouver, BC


If you value the freedom to choose the kinds of foods on your table please come to Fresh Milk, Food Politics in Vancouver, BC.

When: April 6, 2013
Time: 8:30am-8:30pm
Where: Ukrainian Cathedral, 154 East 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5T 3E5
Cost: $99.00
Buy Tickets Here: Fresh Milk, Food Politics

Jackie Ingram and Alice Jongerden of Home On The Range invite you to Fresh Milk, Food Politics. “Please join us for a day of networking, activism and food politics. Dynamic speakers and food exhibits, followed by a wonderful local cheese and wine party to end the day!”

I will be running an information table for the Weston A Price Foundation. Please come and meet the people trying to ensure that you can have the food you want on your plate. If you would like to have some background history about raw milk and food freedom please read: Food Freedom: The Politics of Food.

Updated April 11, 2013: I wanted to share some pictures from Fresh Milk, Food Politics. Apparently, there will be videos of the lectures on the website soon. There were two lectures that I found particularly interesting. Karen Selick from the Canadian Constitution Foundation lectured on how the government uses children to restrict personal freedoms and Nadine Ijaz from the Pacific Rim College outlined the science behind the myths and truths around raw milk.


From the left are Mark McAfee, Micheal Schmidt, Jason Grati and Alice Jongerden. These are the people who are fighting for your food freedom.

Mark McAfee from Organic Pastures runs the largest raw milk dairy in California. In California you can buy raw milk in stores. Micheal Schmidt is from Glencolton Farm in Ontario. Michael has been fighting the government for nearly twenty years for the right of herdshare owners to drink milk from their own herd. Jason Gratl is the lawyer for Alice Jongerden from Home on the Range. Alice runs Canada’s largest herdshare program.


This is Raoul Bedi with the Canadian Consumer Raw Milk Advocacy Group getting signatures to petition the government for raw milk sales in Canada.

Canadian Consumer Raw Milk Advocacy Group


Slow Food Vancouver was a supporter of Fresh Milk, Food Politics.

Slow Food Vancouver


This is Kate Hutchinson from Whole Family Nutrition. She is a specialist on the GAPS program.

Whole Family Nutrition


The Weston A Price Kamloops Chapter was an exhibitor. It was great to meet all the people working — and sacrificing — to keep nourishing traditional foods on everyone’s table.

Updated April 19, 2013: Here are just two short interviews with Karen Selick and Nadine Ijaz. There are many more interviews from Fresh Milk, Food Politics.

Facebook for eatkamloops.org?


Maureen Lefebvre has started a Facebook page for eatkamloops.org. Thank you, Maureen! Go to Facebook and “like” us. Please share your food or health related stories and events.

GUEST POST by Maureen Lefebvre

It is said that you either love Facebook or hate it. I would disagree. There is a middle ground — those of us who see a use for it. Who doesn?t appreciate checking out family photos or your best friend?s daughter?s wedding? How about that trip to Mexico that your neighbor took? You can drool and get inspired to plan your own vacation. My FB news feed gives me a constant stream of foodie information from sources that I have chosen to subscribe to. There?s junk in there too. I just delete. It takes a second. Groups can be your friend too. The people who belong to those have a common interest and you will often get an almost instant answer to your most pressing question.

I will be the first to admit that I am very FB unsavvy. But, hey, if we can leverage it, let?s go for it. To that end, a FB page has been set up for eatkamloops. You?ll find it at eatkamloops.org if you search. The initial thought is that this would be a platform where interested parties in the Kamloops area can connect quickly for meet-ups or to exchange information. We?ll see how it evolves and if it becomes a useful tool.

What you can do is go over to the page and like it. Make a comment if you are inclined. Let?s see what happens. See you there!

WAPF Kamloops Chapter Meeting: Crunchy Kale Chips


Crunchy Kale Chips are a great substitute for potato chips or popcorn. My youngest daughter and I love them. We like the Kale Chips sprinkled with some cider vinegar just before serving.

I love potato chips. How I have missed potato chips and popcorn on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. While I was at the Weston A Price Foundation Kamloops Chapter meeting on October 9, 2012 Maureen Lefebvre’s sister introduced me to Crunchy Kale Chips. I must admit I became a convert overnight! Who would have thought kale could taste so great?

Please remember that there will be a meeting of the Weston A Price Foundation Kamloops Chapter on the second Tuesday of each month. Please call Maureen to confirm you are coming. If you can’t come, call anyway and tell us why you can’t come. We would like to find a time and location that is good for everyone.

When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 (Second Tuesday of Month)
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: 1831 Shumway Rd, Kamloops, BC (Just past the Barnhartvale Hall)
Contact: Maureen Lefebvre at 250.573.6017

The video for the WAPF meeting will be the second hour of The Oiling of America. There will be a discussion after the video. If you cannot make the meeting but would still like to see the video, here is an full online version. We hope you can make it for the meeting and discussion.

Crunchy Kale Chips

10-12c organic kale leaves, remove the stems
4-6T organic extra virgin olive oil
2-3 large pinches of sea salt
1 organic bird’s eye pepper (optional)
organic cider vinegar (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F. Remove the stems of the kale and compost or feed to the animals. If the kale leaves are very large, rip the leaves into two or three pieces and put in a large bowl. Drizzle the olive oil all over the kale pieces. The trick is to make sure each piece is completely covered with olive oil. Use your hands to rub each piece until completely coated. Put the kale into a large glass baking tray and sprinkle with sea salt and the hot pepper. Cook the kale for 30 minutes and turn over the kale. Cook for another 15 minutes. Do not over cook the chips. When the chips are mostly dry you can turn off the oven and just let the chips sit in the warm oven to cool or you can leave the chips on the stove-top. Both methods will ensure very crispy chips. When you are ready to eat your cooled chips try sprinkling some organic cider vinegar on top.


Here are the chips half way through the cooking process. Remember to use a timer and stir the chips every 5 minutes. Let the chips cool for a crispy chip. Sprinkle chips with cider vinegar before serving.