WELCOME TO THE GREAT LIFE!

Come discover the world of cooking and eating food in an entirely new way for entirely new reasons!

Many of us eat food not for the health of the body/mind but simply for the taste. We eat sugary foods to feel happy or loved, fatty creamy foods to feel safe, nourished and protected, etc. This may provide a temporary good feeling, but at what price to health, weight, energy and the immune system?

On this site you can read more about macrobiotics, learn about our excellent cooking classes, download recipes and more...

"Tell me, I'll forget.
Show me, I may remember.
But involve me and I'll understand."
- Chinese proverb

 

GLUTEN-FREE SOURDOUGH CLASS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015 9:30am-12:30pm

Delighted to be offering a one-off gluten-free sourdough class! My friend and king of sourdough, Satyen (some of you may know him as a yoga teacher and human design reader) decided he would come to my class on sourdough to see if between us, we couldn't find a way to use the sourdough culture to work with his already perfected delicious gluten-free loaf using yeast. It took trial and error and with persistence, not only is it a delicious gluten-free bread and far superior to anything you could find in the shops, but also found a way to keep the sourdough culture gluten-free as well.

Come on Saturday, November 1st, to this 3-hour workshop 9:30am-12:30pm where Satyen and I together will be teaching about sourdough and gluten-free and to learn how to make your own sourdough bread. You will make a loaf that you will bake later that evening, receive some sourdough culture (gluten-free) that will live in your fridge forever more and share a lunch of fresh bread, some tasty toppings, and a crisp, fresh organic green salad.

Cost only $80 and spaces limited to 12. It is filling up quickly so don't hesitate. If the demand is there we will schedule another class at some point.

(look on courses page for the follow-up gluten-free course Socca To Me Two Ways for an amazing gf pancake/crepe/pizza base of Italian tradition. This will happen on February 7th)

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ONLINE BOOKING,
send me a message on the contacts page and I will respond promptly

 

WHAT IS MACROBIOTIC/WHOLE FOODS COOKING?

Come discover the world of cooking and eating food in an entirely new way for entirely new reasons. Many of us eat food not for the health of the body/mind but simply for the taste. We eat sugary foods to feel happy or loved, fatty creamy foods to feel safe, nourished and protected, etc. This may provide a temporary good feeling, but at what price to health, weight, energy and the immune system?

In the last 20 years, more scientific research and an ever increasing amount of anecdotal evidence has brought the benefits of a macrobiotic diet into the public attention. In fact, the macrobiotic way of eating is thought to protect one from many degenerative diseases.

A wide range of symptoms can be positively affected by applying these dietary principles, including:

  • allergies 
  • candida yeast infections
  • diabetes.
  • digestive disorders
  • heart disease 
  • premenstrual syndrome
  • hyperactivity in children
  • many types of cancer 
  • immune disorders
  • menopausal difficulties
  • mood swings
  • hypoglycemia

The basic principles of macrobiotic cooking consist of a wholesome, natural diet emphasizing whole grains, fresh local produce including vegetables and fruits, beans, sea vegetables, soy products such as tofu and tempeh, smaller amounts (if desired) of animal proteins i.e. fish, and natural sweeteners. In addition, the balance of yin/yang in the qualities of food and in cooking styles is considered.

Learning how to cook and balance simple whole foods that are locally grown and in season is a pre-requisite for anyone wanting to make a change to a health supportive way of eating.

Also, learning how different foods affect different moods and can assist the return to a balanced emotional state through our lifestyle and dietary choices.

Macrobiotics is more than just another dietary regime as it is based on traditional principles of the Tao or the nature of life: the order of the universe. To have an interest and an understanding of harmony, balance and how all things change helps make for a smoother transition towards a macrobiotic way of diet and lifestyle. The by-product of such a transition can provide more vitality, more joy for life, and the energy available to achieve one's personal goals and dreams.