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MEMBERSHIP FAQ’s

 

Our goal is to help you eat seasonally & support your local food community.

Explore our FAQs, if you need further assistance contact info@botanicalkitchen.com

WHAT ARE BOTANICAL KITCHEN MEMBER BENEFITS?

Botanical Kitchen gives you the “how-to” skills to bring vibrant and nourishing food to your table. 

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Our mission is to help fill the gaps in our healthcare systems for patients and clients and to support practitioners. We empower people to use food as medicine, cook with confidence and eat to thrive.

 

Memberships provide weekly menus, recipes and meal ideas with a functional nutrition and food-as-medicine approach that follows seasonal eating, farms and markets.

 

Committed to supporting local seasonal eating and sustainable farmers, Founder and Chef Karina Hines creates simple how-to recipes that adapt to dietary needs, food allergies and preferences.

 

DOES BK FOLLOW SEASONAL EATING FOR FARMS, MARKETS + CSAs?

YES Botanical Kitchen memberships follow the seasons. Our weekly recipes + menus feature ingredients that are in-season week by week all year round.

 

We aim to help farmers’ markets & CSAs shoppers, support farms & help communities cook local food with confidence.

WHAT MEMBERSHIPS DO YOU OFFER?

We offer two monthly memberships Patch to PLATE  +  Whole Plant LIFE that provide weekly menus, recipes and meal ideas that follow seasonal eating with a functional nutrition approach.

ARE THE MEMBERSHIPS FOR OMNIVORE, VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, KETO OR PALEO DIETS?

Founder Karina Hines is a functional nutritional chef and believes each individual has their own dietary needs. All our recipes are whole-ingredient, and in-season nutrient-dense focussed.

 

Patch to PLATE is an omnivore membership with meat, fish, eggs and, dairy and in-season farm-to-table style ingredients with suggested ingredients swaps & substitutions to suit food allergies, therapeutic & diet styles.

 

Whole Plant LIFE is a whole-food plant-based vegan membership using whole in-season plant ingredients with suggested ingredients swaps & substitutions to suit food allergies, therapeutic & diet styles.

WHY DID YOU CREATE BOTANICAL KITCHEN WEEKLY MEMBERSHIP?
  1. To help small farm supporters and customers learn how to cook healthy, local, and in-season food.

     

  2. To bridge the gap between lifestyle medicine practitioners and patients with how-to, make significant dietary changes.

     

  3. To help people with food allergies, health concerns and dis-ease become empowered in their own healing journey. 
WHY IS BUYING LOCALLY IMPORTANT?

When we buy from local farmers, we are reinvesting in our own local food security, economy, environment and personal health.

WHAT IF YOU CAN'T BUY LOCALLY OR DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO FRESH FOOD?

I think we all have to do the best that we can. Buying frozen fruits and vegetables is great; they are as nutrient-dense as buying fresh, sometimes more so, as they are harvested in peak season and immediately frozen.

 

Buy as many fruits and vegetables as possible and grow what you can in your backyards, containers around your home and your local community gardens.

DO YOU HAVE RECIPES FOR SPECIFIC DIETARY NEEDS?

YES. Our recipes include personalised ingredient adaptations for food allergies, sensitivities, dietary needs and preferences.

 

We provide an affordable and adaptable approach to therapeutic cooking.

WHY DOES BK FOCUS ON ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIETS, FOOD ALLERGIES + DIETARY NEEDS? 

Inflammation is at the root of all dis-ease. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet helps reduce inflammation and manage symptoms which is a foundational part of the healing journey. Food allergy symptoms are the body’s response to inflammation.

 

Change is hard, and making dietary changes is challenging; figuring out what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner with dietary restrictions is hard and can feel punishing.

 

“I am all about nourishing, not punishing” with my extensive education and experience, I have the skill set to really help guide people with the “how-to” of making the changes they want to make by providing menus, meal ideas and recipes with adaptations”.  

 

“ I offer practical examples of what breakfast, lunch & dinner looks like using sensible ingredients to help people succeed in their health goals”.
                               Functional Nutrition Chef Karina Hines CFNC

CAN MEMBERS CREATE GROCERY SHOPPING LIST FROM RECIPES?

YES. Botanical Kitchen members create a personalised ingredient & grocery list of what they need to buy for their selected recipes. 

 

For each recipe, you can select ✓ what ingredients you want to buy and add that to your shopping list.  You can also add other household items manually. 

 

All the ingredients you select & add plus the recipes you selected them from are accessed by our members on their MY LIST page.

CAN MEMBERS SAVE THEIR FAVOURITE RECIPES?

YES. Botanical Kitchen Members save their favourite recipes to their personalised MY FAVOURITES page to help make life easier and inspire sensible, affordable & healthy cooking.

WHO CREATES THE MENUS + RECIPES?

Functional Nutrition Chef & Founder Karina Hines CFNC

“With over twenty years of experience as a chef focusing on healthy food, she has a diverse knowledge of the relationship between the food we eat and how it impacts our health”.

See About Karina Hines for more information.

HOW DO BECOME A MEMBER?

Go to the About Membership page.  

 

HOW MUCH DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?

$9 / month with a 3-week FREE TRIAL

 

We respect & value our members’ trust. We make it simple to manage subscriptions at any time!

 

CAN I GIVE MEMBERSHIP AS A GIFT

YES. Go to the About Membership page.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY FREE TRIAL IS OVER?

Once your free trial is over, you will be charged month-by-month.

CAN I CANCEL MY MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION AT ANYTIME?

YES Absolutely at any time.

 

Go to MY ACCOUNT Page
Click on Update my Membership

 

We value our members’ trust and make your membership simple to manage.

 

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

Anytime. Cancel. Pause. Resume.

 

Go to MY ACCOUNT Page
Click on Update my Membership

WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO MY RECIPES AFTER MY MEMBERSHIP HAS EXPIRED?

Once your subscription has ended, you will no longer have access to your membership weekly menus, member recipes or benefits.

WILL BOTANICAL KITCHEN SELL MY EMAIL INFORMATION OR BOMBARD ME WITH EMAILS?

NEVER – we know what that feels like. We only send you our newsletter and protect your privacy. 

 

 

DO THE RECIPES HAVE POP-UP ADVERTISEMENTS?

NO. Pop-up advertising is annoying and intrusive!

 

Our only popup is on our member recipes to explain membership to non-members and a little about our mission.

 

HOW DO I CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE?

Please use our contact us form or email info@botanicalkitchen.com.

WHAT DOES EAT TO THRIVE MEAN?

It means eating nourishing food to support your body.  It means eating a rainbow array of colourful and vibrant plants every day to help balance your health and wellness. Eating to thrive is intentional eating which is the opposite of just eating “whatever” processed, life-dulling foods.

 

It is the ultimate empowerment of each individual who wants to choose nutrient-dense food to experience the benefits of eating vibrant foods, feeling great and thriving.

 

IS BOTANICAL KITCHEN A LARGE COMPANY?

NO – Botanical Kitchen is a small women-owned business by founder Karina Hines she | her.

DOES BOTANICAL KITCHEN OFFER MEDICAL AND HEALTH ADVICE?

NO.  Please contact your healthcare provider for medical advice. Botanical Kitchen supports farmers and healthcare providers to help people learn “how-to” skills to cook with confidence and eat to Thrive! 

 

The information on this site is about plants, food as medicine and nutritional benefits. The information on this website is about cooking and eating fabulous food and is for educational purposes only.

 

*The information on this website is for educational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or been evaluated by the FDA.