Whole Foods Philosophy Workshop
Ready to make the shift towards a healthier lifestyle and diet? Delve into the nature of, and CURB cravings? Curious about the health benefits of seasonal, local whole foods? Learn to enhance your health by working with traditional Ayurvedic and Macrobiotic principles as a basis for self-directed dietary improvements. Embrace this opportunity to learn new life skills that take the ‘die’ out of diet, and embrace ‘whole foods to live for’. Seasonally appropriate whole foods appies and beverages served at each event. *This two hour workshop is presented occasionally throughout the year.
Next three event dates:
Saturday, January 30th, 2016, 3-5 PM
Sunday, April 24th, 2016, 2-4 PM
Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 6-8 PM
FEE $35 + GST @ the door, doors open half hour before each start time
Location: Vic West, B.C., near Save On Foods, address provided upon registration
Group size is limited to 8: to RSVP, contact Chef Laura @ 250.514.1544
*2 for 1 Special if you and one guest fully register by noon 7 business days prior to event.
$30 per person if fully registered by noon 5 business days prior to event
Also available as a Lunch & Learn for corporate educational event.
Cost: up to 8 guests, $250 plus GST, $25 per additional guest
Length: 1 hr in total; 35 mins for presentation, and 25 mins for discussion and food.
Materia Medica: A History of Grains *As presented to students at Pac Rim College
With contemporary interest in whole foods and ancient grains, and the gluten-free trend, Chef Laura presents a workshop that covers the history of grains as a food staple, pre-agricultural revolution to modern day farming, processing and distribution of grain.
‘As long as primitive humans were living in parts of the world where fresh food was available for hunting and gathering there was little need for agriculture. Various factors such as climate change and migration of tribes posed a challenge to primitive human’s food availability. Grains were likely the first cultivated crops. They were less nutrient dense than fruits and vegetables, but could be grown with ease and stored for later consumption when no fresh food was available’. *excerpt from class: learn more through grain sample sharing and interactive discussion in class, along with herbal tea and cooked grain tasting.
Length: 1.5 hours in total; 1 hour for presentation, plus 30 minutes for sample sharing and discussion. Cost: $225 up to 8 guests, $25 per additional guest
Local Food Matters
This presentation explores the issue of local food production and local politics and action groups, historic and present day human food cultivation techniques, current events and resources. Chef Laura will also provide wild harvested licorice fern tea to your group, and a platter of seasonal whole foods snacks.
Length: 1 hour in total; 35 minutes for presentation, and 20 minutes for food and discussion. Cost: $200 up to 8 guests, $20 per additional guest
Preserving Natures Bounty
This presentation features an overview of various, natural preservation methods, including techniques and pointers for canning, pickling, jams & jellies, freezing, drying, making fruit leather and dried fruit. Chef Laura’s most recent home preserves will be sampled in class, along with Wildfire bread & local cheese platter.
Length: 1 hour in total; 35 minutes for presentation, and 25 minutes for food and discussion. Cost: $200 up to 8 guests, $20 per additional guest
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