Loretta Friedrich, founder of Sprout Natural Nutritional Consulting, is a food lover, educator, speaker, writer, author, recipe developer, and award-winning business owner. She is certified in holistic nutrition and has appeared in numerous magazines and on local television.

Loretta enjoys seeing canola fields in bloom, gardening, getting vegetable stains on her hands, and the smell of humus-rich soil! You’ll often find her chatting with farmers and producers at local markets.

Loretta is especially looked forward to connecting with readers and food storytellers from across Canada. Want to connect? Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your stories, testimonials, feedback, and questions!

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  • Day 17 #100spring2019
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Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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Food Story
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While I'm not Irish by heritage, I do appreciate the significance of the day. In my own way to recognize the importance of wearing green, I choose to layer up the greens to eat the colour instead (my favourite colour)! 😂
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What do we have here? Can you see all the green plant-based foods I chose for my salad?
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Spinach, green onions, sugar peas, pea shoots, avocado and pumpkin seeds were purchased at my favourite local food establishments, @naturesfaremarkets and @farmboundbox. The sunflower shoots are from local @pilgrimsproduce, purchased at the Vernon Seedy Saturday event. (Nice to meet you, and I'm looking forward to planting your German butter seed potatoes!)
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I made a creamy dreamy dressing out of 1/2 an avocado with 3 Tbsp @oliveoilbc Sicilian Lemon balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp lemon oil oil, and a pinch of Thai Ginger sea salt (all from locally owned Olive Us).
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What a beautiful salad - no filter or colour edit - with exceptional taste, and outstanding nutrition. Easy to make too! Terrific lunch. I encourage you to make it too. A perfect way to kick off spring this week with green food.
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#happystpatricksday #stpatricksday #greenfood #supportlocal #buylocal #jerf #wholefoods #plantbased #vegandiet #vegan #healthy #healthyeats #greens #foodie #foodgram #homecook #homecooked #foodstory #canadianfood #foodstories
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  • Day 16 #100spring2019
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Did you see that it looks like I forgot about Day 15? Nope. I ate a meal yesterday with locally sourced food but they were frozen leftovers from another meal I made a few weeks ago. Just wasn't in the mood to post it. (It was a stir fry with local vegetables and chicken. Yum.) Today however...
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I bought this delicious local sorbetto at @naturesfaremarkets; I'm proud to do a shoutout to folks from my home province of Alberta. Thank you @fiascogelato for another party-in-your-mouth exceptional flavour. Raspberry Lime has to be my new favourite right now!
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Since it's been warming up dramatically here in Vernon, I thought it the perfect day to crack open a new batch and enjoy outside. Oh yum. And the vibrant colour goes well with my new pretty primroses I purchased at the season grand opening of The Flower Spot, my local flower greenhouse.
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Springy food, springy plants, springy weather. Hello spring!
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#supportlocal #buylocal #eatlocal #eatalberta #tastealberta #gelato #sorbetto #springtime #springflowers #vernonbc #greenhouse #foodie #foodgram #foodstories #foodstory #canadianfood #spring #treat #flowers #nofilter #truecolors #hellospring 
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  • Day 14 #100spring2019
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Happy Pi 🥧 Day! #piday #piday2019 .
Totally need to focus on local bakeries that make pie, like our local @hotbreadshoppe in Vernon. And of course I made purchases! The first pic is an old fashioned 4-slice (or 2 LOL!) Apple Pie. The hand pies are Raspberry Jam. Of course I bought one as well. I shared it with my hubby. I know, mighty nice of me. 😁
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What pie are you eating today? Did you make or buy?
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#supportlocal #downtownvernon #tastevernon #locallove #eatlocal #buylocal #bakeryfood #bakery #loveyourbaker #vernonbc #pieday #pie #foodie #foodgram #foodstories
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