Inspiring you towards better health
My workshops combine hands-on cooking with nutritional knowledge. Each workshop is carefully designed to ignite culinary passion and inspire movement towards thriving health. I aim to keep the recipes do-able for busy people, affordable, easy, and of course, super tasty! You will leave the workshops with practices to stimulate small but lasting changes, scrumptious recipes, and a healthy craving to get in the kitchen.
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Kids Cooking Camp
Wed, July 19th – Friday, July 21st, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Salmo Community Centre
Kids ages 9-12
Total Cost: $100
Maximum 8 Participants
Come play in the kitchen! This is an action packed 3-day kids camp for up and coming little chefs who love to create and learn all about food. Each day will involve the preparation of a snack, nutrition tips and activities, the preparation of lunch, and of course eating! We will be using as many local and organic ingredients as possible with the goal of educating kids about real, whole foods. Kids will go home each day with healthy food in their bellies, new skill sets for the kitchen, and the recipes to recreate at home. Only 8 spots available! Pre-registration required at (250) 357-0121.
Note: Please let us know about any food allergies upon registration
Intro To Fermentation
Tiny Lights Festival, Ymir, BC
Sunday, June 11th, 10am, at “The Church”
Hearing a lot about fermentation lately? Looking to bring some fermented goodness into your kitchen? This is a workshop for you! A win-win situation, the health benefits of cultured foods extend far past the joys of dancing tastebuds. We will discuss how fermentation works, why these foods contribute so highly to a healthy digestive system and immunity, and how to incorporate them easily into your regular diet. You will get to enjoy a variety of fermented foods and drinks, and watch live, hands-on methods you will be able to re-create and experiment with at home.
Free with Festival Admission
Retrain Your Metabolism
Feel Good Christmas Treats
Ymir, BC, Sunday, November 4th, 2-4:30pm, $25 per person
This is a hands-on, in the kitchen workshop with 5 live recipe demos and tastings! We will move through the recipes together, while discussing the use of beneficial ingredients versus health depleting ones. I will give you some tips on how you can change the ingredients list to suit your tastebuds or accomodate food allergies. The recipes are gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free, and are designed so that you can take them home and replicate them easily, providing healthy goodies for your family and friends throughout the holidays. Bring an appetite, a pen, and some sweet treat enthusiasm!! RSVP by private message to keep your spot as there are only 12 spots available. This is going to be SO FUN!!
Feeding Healthy Kids
SVYCC Multi-Purpose Room, Salmo, BC
Saturday November 5th, 2016 9:30-11:00am, $25 per person
Having trouble getting your kids to eat all the right stuff? Struggling with fussy eaters? Designed for parents who are looking to optimize the health of their children and get inspired in the kitchen, this workshop will get you motivated to revamp your kids’ diet and habits around food. Receive some tools to create nutrient dense meals and snacks aimed to keep kids energized, focused, and maintain balanced mood. We will cover the basics of an ideal diet for growing kids, how to maintain stable blood sugars, encourage macronutrient balance, and practice good habits and behaviors around food. You will receive recipe ideas for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner, a 3-day family meal plan, and tasty samplings for inspiration.
Call to Register at (250) 357-0121
Simplicity Spring Cleaning for Health & Soul
SVYCC Multi-Purpose Room, Salmo, BC
Sunday May 8th, 2016 5pm – 6:30pm, $15 + tax per person
This workshop will equip you with some simple tools for cleaning up your diet, energizing your life, and switching up your lifestyle habits for a happier, healthier Spring. We will focus on small changes that can be applied to your life right away and on longer term goals for the spring and summer months. Receive some much-needed inspiration for grocery shopping, cleaning out your cupboards, and lightening up your dietary load. You will go home armed with a shopping list and a few scrumptious recipes to get you started. The workshop will include a real-time recipe creation and delicious samplings.
Body Lovin’ Sweet Treats
Saturday, June 11th, 2016 at the Tiny Lights Festival in Ymir, BC
This 1-hour workshop will teach you how to make enticing & health-thriving treats and desserts that are packed with body-loving goodness for you and your family. We will cover the basics of how to swap out refined ingredients for better quality, health-supportive options. I will show you how to maneuver your way through a recipe, magically switching out the junk and swapping in some super-powered goodness. We will talk about the importance of balance and moderation when it comes to “treats”, how to confidently change your relationship with these foods, when are the best times for consumption, and how to incorporate goodies into your diet as nourishment. Prepare to fill your boots with wholesome sweetness and dance into your kitchen, armed and ready for action!
For more information on the festival go to: http://www.tinylightsfestival.com/
Intro to Mind-Body Nutrition & Emotional Eating
Will run again soon! Time TBA.
This 1.5hr workshop will open the discussion of the Mind-Body connection; it’s role in nutrition, and our relationship with emotional eating. We will talk about cravings, cultural influence, emotional attachments, and programmed habits. We will look at understanding compulsions, seeing them in a new light, and discuss some tools for progression. You will be sent home with some easy, and exploratory, practices, suggestive journaling exercises, as well as some scrumptious recipes.
If you are interested in a workshop, please leave a comment below or drop me a note!