June 24, 2013 by Leanne Vogel November 29, 2018
I’ve never been evacuated from my home.
I’ve never shoveled wet mud over my basement windows, or stacked sandbags in front of my garage.
I’ve never had my home torn into pieces by a river.
I’ve never seen my valuables soaked in 8 feet of water.
I’ve never had to pick pine needles from my ceiling.
The flood that hit Canmore Alberta on Thursday morning; and continued to Calgary in just a few short hours, overwhelmed all of us.
My brother-in-law and his family have suffered great loss, as have thousands of other families in our province.
I won’t pretend that I know exactly what these families are feeling because I’ve never gone through exactly what they’re going through.
But I’ve experienced pain and hopelessness.
I’ve lost things that were important to me.
I’ve grieved, I’ve cried, and I’ve felt that I would never be whole again.
And, I know what it feels like to rebuild, reinvent, and keep living.
I know that food heals.
I know that taking care of my body in tragedy is the best gift I can give myself.
So I sit here today doing what I do best – creating food and making myself really, fully here to support and love and heal.
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Lightly oil a 13×9 pan with a dab of coconut oil and set aside.
Add puffed cereal, buckwheat, raisins, flax and cinnamon to a large bowl. Set aside.
Add coconut nectar and sunflower butter to a medium-sized saucepan. Heat on medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbles form.
Then cook for another 2 minutes.
Pour sunflower butter mixture into cereal mix and rotate with a spoon until covered.
Drop into prepared pan, press down firmly and even out with your hands or the back of a spatula. The harder you press, the better your bars will be!
Place the pan in the fridge for one hour. Remove, cut into bars and serve.Can be served at room temperature and hold together nicely.
Best stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.