Pomegranate Pomegranates are easy to find this time of year and they're packed with minerals and nutrients like vitamin C and lots of Bs. The seeds are the most beautiful ruby-red colour and delicious on salads or as a late night snack. Many avoid this fruit as it's a bit messy to get into and can stain your fingers and clothes. But we have a trick to save you some trouble. Cut an X into the top of the pomegranate about 1" deep, fill a bowl with water and submerge the fruit, you can break it into four sections by prying it apart where it's been cut. The seeds will fall out easily under the water and sink to the bottom while the membrane floats. Pour the water and the debris off the top and you're left with the tasty seeds and no mess. Have a happy weekend, see you Monday!

Photo Cred Lisa We're scheduling our ah-mazing classes before the holidays. Whether you want to combat the usual holiday bulge, prep for your New Year's resolution or just mix up your weekly meals, our classes are a perfect way to get started. We'll demonstrate 5 to 6 recipes for you to try, discuss what's important when shopping, preparing and storing real foods. Plus you get special access to the notes and recipes on our site, plus a little something special to take home. Real Go-to Foods - Sunday, November 4 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm, $50 So smoothies are your new bestie, you’re feeling the amazing benefits of including real food in your daily routine and now you want more… well you’re in luck, the magic doesn’t end with green drinks. Introduce a delicious superfood packed coffee alternative, some daily no-brainer lunches and even a guilt free late night snack or two. Come see The Goods, we’ve got your back on all things lifestyle and food related. Kickstart Smoothies - Saturday, November 17 at 10:00am to 12:30pm, $50 Keep it simple with green drinks. We’ll get you started with some shockingly tasty smoothies, full of all the good stuff like vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, anti-oxidants, amino acids and none of the bad stuff. These super easy recipes will open your body and mind to the potential of real food and they will change your life for the better… you’ve been warned. Sprouting For Life - Sunday, December 9 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm, $50 Did you know you can grow fresh, local, organic food in a jar all year around? Well you can with sprouts! These tasty little miracles are full of everything you need to be vibrant and healthy rain, snow or shine. We’ll show you some fancy techniques and load you up with the tools and recipes too. And they're perfect in the case of Stormageddon... or Armageddon for that matter.