I had never heard of the Banff Centre Mountain anything, let alone the film festival, until this past holiday season. A friend gifted me a "ticket" for the virtual screening of the Amber Program and my brain pretty much exploded watching a few of them. I mean, a blind mountain climber !?! WHAT!? HOLY SHIT, YES!
The cinematography is breathtaking in so many and the stories are truly awe inspiring, thought provoking and educational in so many ways. You dont have to enjoy the outdoors to be cheering on or freaking out to enjoy what you are witnessing. If you want to ignite your brain in some form, are considering watching something new, or at least dreaming about the possibilities, I highly recommend checking this festival out....they also have on campus and online learning programs in the arts and creative avenues if that's also your thing!
Tickets for Amber or Onyx program are $15, $28 for both. You will then have 3 days to screen all the movies in that program when you activate the link emailed to you. Looks like they are releasing new ones on Feb 4th as well, wahoo!
Let me know if you watch any and what you thought!
Winter in MN means soup. It's coldAF, and the last thing I want is a salad after snowshoeing. Gotta be honest, this soup through me for a loop. I found it on the goop website under their detox, and I figured it would taste really green....Like, celery juice green. HELL NO, I was SO wrong, It is so comforting and savory! I did it exactly as they posted, and also added quite a bit of black pepper. The nutritional yeast is always a miracle worker and miso completes the goodness in your belly.
This soup is also super easy to make. I dislike complicated. A LOT. One reason I chose it, is because anything that I can make in one pot with an immersion blender gets me stoked. Plus, clean up is quick and easy.
They describe it well on goop site:
"The idea behind this soup: how to eat a salad without eating a salad. We packed it full of green veggies and savory alliums. The combination of greens is totally flexible, so feel free to use up your leftover collard greens in place of the Swiss chard. The optional addition of miso and nutritional yeast adds a layer of umami that’s a little reminiscent of the broccoli Cheddar soups of our childhood, but it tastes delicious without, so choose your own soup adventure."
Pretty sure I will be making this every Sunday along with my squash soup recipe for meal prepping this Winter.
Give it a shot and let me know if you try it!