The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

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Amanda Slinger

Amanda Slinger has 14 articles published.

Amanda Slinger

Poetry By Amanda Slinger

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Haiku #1 A peacock feather Shining iridescent hues Golds, greens, blacks and blues. Haiku #2 A golden sun sinks All clouds have fuchsia linings Orange: sky on fire

Dark red carnations

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In a clear glass vase, the flowers stand tall, only their heads nodding, arcing gently from the stems. These carnations have been cut from the ground, existing now on their last leg of life, but you wouldn’t guess it. They glow softly, like velvet in the light: Deep red and gorgeous, a hue set somewhere…

Recipe: Seed-ball protein bites

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Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 10 Medjool dates, pitted 14 tbsp. flax or sesame seeds, ground 14 tbsp. pumpkin or sunflower seeds, ground 1 tbsp. cacao powder ½ to 1 cup almond butter, to taste ½ to 1 cup raw honey, to taste 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tbsp. cinnamon 1-2 tbsp. hemp hearts, plus extra for…

Tidings of spring

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Spring is undoubtedly the season in which to live a second childhood. Hot sun heats your back while caressing breezes cool the skin of your face and tease your hair to wild, snakelike proportions. After a forty-below Canadian winter, spring is soft-warm and calm-cool. With lengthening days and lighter ways, spring breeds the carefree spirit…

Recipe: Vegan Valentine’s chocolate

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Recipe adapted from chocolatecoveredkatie.com Time: 5-10 minutes Ingredients 1 package strawberries (optional) ½ cup coconut oil 6 tbsp. maple syrup ½ cup cacao powder If making chocolate-covered strawberries, wash the strawberries and set them aside to dry. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper, and set aside. Combine coconut oil with maple…

Nutrition Spotlight: Vitamin C

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Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps your body heal wounds, absorb iron, form collagen and maintain your bones, muscles and blood vessels. But, have you ever wondered if taking vitamin C for a cold actually works? It turns out it might. According to a meta-analysis published in 2013, highly active individuals such as athletes…

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