Have you heard about NutraPonics? They grows their fresh, local, pesticide and herbicide-free, sustainably farmed produce in their indoor, vertical, aquaponics farm located just East of Sherwood Park, in Ardrossan. Aquaponics means their plants and fish work together to ensure they don’t need chemical fertilizers. In their farm, the fish help the plants by lending them some of their water which contains natural, organic nutrients. The plants help the fish by returning that water to a healthy, balanced environment for the fish. This relationship ensures all the water in the farm is safe to be recycled, significantly reducing the farm’s water consumption. The whole think might seem weird if you are new to this type of growing, but trust me, their produce is really f**king delicious.
One of my favourite things to do when I have a big pile of kale is to make kale chips. Light, crispy, packed full of flavour. Once you add a nice sprinkle of salt, it’s almost like you’ve indulged in a not-so-good snack. Keep it simple or as wild as you’d like. Just have fun with it! I like to cook my kale chips around 300 degrees for 25-35 minutes depending on how much moisture is in them. This batch was made up of the following;
- 1/2 tablespoon melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt (or fine sea salt)
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Now on to the good stuff. NutraPonics produce is available through the Organic Box! So if you want to try it, use the promocode “organicbunch20” for $20 off your first Organic Box order!