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!

Visit SproutNaturalNutrition.com for more about Loretta and Sprout’s vision for health.

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  • First meal cooked at home in a long time! While our renovations are still in full swing, including the kitchen, I managed to uncover the stove that's placed in the middle of nowhere and make us supper.
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Presenting the Beyond Meat burger (finally tasted this thing... not bad!) nestled in a glutenfree bun along with my garden arugula, @doefsgreenhouses cucumber (had a chunk left from when we last were in YEG at @strathconamarket), local BC greenhouse tomatoes, and sliced market onions. Our glorious side is fresh @vernon_farmers_market asparagus that was lightly heated in @oliveoilbc Picual evoo served with a dash of truffle sea salt and a spritz of lemon juice.
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Makes me feel almost human tonight eating a homecooked meal. Lol.
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#homecook #homecooked #vegan #vegandiet #dairyfree #glutenfree #beyondmeat #mygarden #freshgreens #marketfoods #supportlocal #farmersmarket #springfood #spring
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What's #urfoodstory? 🌱
  • The positive side of renovation madness -- including a non functional kitchen -- is purposefully setting aside money to eat out... lots! Here we have one of our absolute favourite meals from one of our favourite eateries in Vernon, @stationbbq. How can you not love the Texas Beef Brisket platter (we share for two)? So good! And this time, we also ordered the Mississippi Mud Pie. Oh wow. Plate licking good!
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You got to eat here.
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#tastevernon #lovelocal #lovelocal #downtownvernon #bbq #bbqfood #authenticbbq #smokehouse #foodie #mudpie #foodporn #dessert #OFTVernon
  • Drinks, breads, cheese... what more do you need?? 😋
Swiping left to right we have:
* NORTHERN LIGHTS TEA LEMONADE from @teassentialteas
* SAVOURY CHEESE BREAD PUDDING MUFFIN from @hotbreadshoppe
* a selection of primarily Canadian cheese from newly opened (today, congrats again!) @wedge_cheesery
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Park your car and walk a short block to get all three, and more goodies, from these locally-owned businesses here in @downtownvernon!
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#lovelocal #tastevernon #vernonfood #vernonbc #localfood #supportlocal #eatbc #eatlocal #buylocal #tourismvernon #OFTVernon #foodie #foodgram #igfood #okanaganfood

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