cooking class

Kids Summer Cooking Camp

JULY 16 - 19, 10AM-1PM

Kootenay Kids, 312 Silica St. Nelson, BC

Kids ages 9-12
Maximum 8 Participants

Total Cost: $135

Come play in the kitchen! This is an action packed 4-day kids camp for up and coming chefs who love to create and learn all about food. Each day will include the preparation of both a snack and lunch, nutrition tips and activities, healthy eating practices, and lots of delicious food! We will be using as many local and organic ingredients as possible with the goal of educating kids about real, whole foods. We will develop kitchen skills while exploring conversations about how what we eat affects how we function. Kids will go home each day with healthy food in their bellies, new skill sets for the kitchen, and recipes to recreate at home.


Plant Based Cooking for Wildflower Kids

FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH @ WILDFLOWER KITCHEN, 12PM - 3PM
REGISTER WITH ME DIRECTLY

Do you have a young culinary enthusiast in your home who would love to learn more skills in the kitchen? During this 3-hour, in-the-kitchen workshop, kids will measure, chop, and follow recipes together to create a delicious, plant based meal. We will talk about the benefits of Plant Based Eating, choosing real, whole food ingredients, and how to convert recipes and read food labels.  Kids will practice measurement, cooking and chopping skills, and go home with several recipes to recreate in your kitchen. Send me your young chefs for an afternoon of food, fun, and creation!

Cost: $40 per child
Only 8 Spots Available
Ages 10+
For inquiries about kids just outside of this age range, please contact me directly

Little Chefs

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Ages 0 - 6 with Parents
Every Thursday during the month of April, 9:30am - 11am.
Kootenay Kids, 312 Silica St. Nelson, BC
Drop in - FREE

If your looking for healthy food, kitchen inspiration and for something fun to do with your little one, JOIN US every or any Thursday morning during the month of April! This series is a fun, playgroup style, class with good food, activities for the kids, nutritional guidance, in-kitchen recipe demos for parents, and take home recipes for you to recreate your own way. Each class will have a different theme and hands-on help to keep the little ones entertained while we make and share food together.
No commitments necessary, just drop in!
Hope to see you there!

Everything Candida

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 10am - 12pm
@ KOOTENAY CO-OP
CALL TO REGISTER: (250) 354-4077

Do you suffer from sugar cravings, headaches, digestive discomfort, skin disorders, brain fog, mood swings, or have trouble losing weight? Candida overgrowth has become a widespread issue in the last decade, contributing to rises in obesity, chronic fatigue, degenerative diseases and autoimmune conditions. Most of us are symptomatic to varying degrees, but no matter the extent to which you suffer, the candida protocol has benefits for everyone! This workshop is all about candida: causes, identification, trouble shooting, dietary recommendations & maintenance. We will cover the entire protocol: food lists, treatment strategies, and specific dietary recommendations including a 7-day meal plan and tons of recipes. Join us for a great info session, live demos & delicious food tastings!

Gut Rehab

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THURSDAY, MAY 2ND, 6pm - 8pm
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE KOOTENAY CO-OP
CALL TO REGISTER: (250) 354-4077 EXT. 205

If you have been struggling with digestive discomfort, brain fog, and a depressed immune system, and are looking for clarity on how to properly improve your own unique digestive function, this class is for you! We will cover popular topics like leaky gut syndrome, the gut-brain connection, the GAPS diet, SIBO, and how to find the right healing protocol for your individual needs. We will discuss the differing stages of healing, how to choose the right supplements, and incorporating powerful, real food ingredients to support long-term gut healing. You will receive protocol guidelines, food and supplement lists, as well as recipes to guide you towards total gut rehab. Live demos and delicious food samples included!

Valentines Desserts

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH, 10AM - 12PM
@ KOOTENAY CO-OP
TO REGISTER CALL: (250) 354-4077

Just in time for Valentines Day, come experience all the sweetness of dessert without the downfalls of sugar overload! In addition to outrageous delicious intensity, real food desserts are made up of whole, unprocessed ingredients, are nutrient dense, and entirely satisfying for the body. Learn how to use specific ingredients and kitchen techniques, trouble shoot allergies, swap out refined ingredients, and discover the wonderful health benefits that are in it for you. We will discuss how to replicate some of your favourite desserts in a healthful way and how to come up with your own unique creations at home to make your Valentines Day extra special. Live demos, amazing recipes, and tasty samplings!

Strong Immune

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 10AM - 12PM
@ KOOTENAY CO-OP
CALL TO REGISTER: (250) 354-4077

Dreading the onset of cold and flu season? Looking for ways to protect you and your family against the grips of month-long coughs and super-bugs? This winter, drastically reduce occurrence, and duration of illness by strengthening the immune system with healing foods, nourishing tonics, homemade teas & bone broth. Learn how to support the body through supplementation and proper use of nutrient boosting superfoods. Receive nutritional guidance and food lists specific to colds and flus and recipes for homemade cough syrup, throat soother, and electrolyte drink. This workshop includes live demos, tasty samplings, and take-home info and recipes to help set you and your family up for an illness-free winter season!

Vegan Cooking Part 1: Breakfast & Lunch

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Want to learn how to make your own nut milk? Cashew yogourt? Looking for some inspiring breakfast & lunch ideas?

For those interested in going vegan or those who would simply like to integrate more vegan meals into their everyday diet, Part 1 of this 2 Part workshop is designed to motivate anyone towards better health. We will cover the basics of vegan cooking, how to choose nutrient-dense ingredients and meal plan. We will address common nutrient deficiencies, how to identify and avoid them, achieving macronutrient balance, and how to increase absorption and digestion on any diet. You will receive an optimal vegan food list and shopping guide to inspire vegan meal planning. We will create easy and inspiring breakfast and lunch recipes that you will take home to integrate into your everyday life.

Come learn, share, and have some fun with me in the kitchen!!

No upcoming dates currently available.
Stay tuned for another run of this workshop or contact me directly to offer one in your community or at your home!

Vegan Cooking Part 2: Dinner & Dessert

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Looking to integrate more vegan meals into your everyday life?
Wanting more dinner inspiration?
Craving some healthier versions of your favourite desserts?

In Part 2 of this 2-Part workshop, we will cover the basics of the vegan eating style as well as clarify and distinguish between other trending diets. Part 2 will cover the benefits of eating more vegan meals, ideas for breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, will cover vegan superfoods and how to incorporate them, as well as nutrient boosters and whole-food supplements recommended on a vegan diet. You will receive a comprehensive plant-based protein chart, recommendations on plant sources of calcium, as well as cooking charts for grains and beans. Our meal creations will involve simple, everyday main meals and over-the-top amazing raw and vegan desserts. You will take home a good dose of great recipes to integrate into your everyday life and feel good about what you are creating in the kitchen.

No upcoming dates currently available.
Stay tuned for another run of this workshop or contact me directly to offer one in your community or at your home!

Fermentation Basics

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SVYCC Kitchen & Lounge – Salmo Recreation Centre

Always wanted to learn how to ferment at home? Wondering about kombucha, kefir, kimchi, or homemade yogourt? Wanting to improve your digestion?

If you’re looking to bring some fermentation practices into your kitchen, but are not sure how to get started, this workshop is for you! The resurgence of the age-old practice of fermentation is greatly due to its incredible affect on health, but also recognized because of its versatility, and distinctive, body-loving taste. In this workshop, we will discuss how fermentation works, why these foods contribute so highly to proper digestive system function, immune strength, and how to incorporate them easily into your regular diet. You will 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.

No upcoming dates currently available.
Stay tuned for another run of this workshop or contact me directly to offer one in your community or at your home!

Retrain Your Metabolism

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You have the power to change your metabolism!

Learn how in this information packed 2 hr real food workshop. You will learn some simple tools to help re-wire how the body processes the food you eat and how to noticeably change metabolic processes through particular food choices and lifestyle changes.  Topics covered include: balancing blood sugar, common misconceptions, increasing digestion, and strengthening immunity.  We will discuss metabolism boosters and drainers, habitual improvements, and foods specific for optimizing metabolism.  Get inspired to make lasting changes designed to increase energy, improve mood and hormone balance, and leave you feeling really good!  Workshop includes handouts, live recipe demos, several tastings, take-home recipes, and a 3-day Metabolism Re-set Meal Plan.

No upcoming dates currently available.
Stay tuned for another run of this workshop or contact me directly to offer one in your community or at your home!

Cooking With Kids Afterschool Program

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For 4 Mondays in November through December (no class Nov. 13th), I am offering an Afterschool Program for kids ages 9-12. Each session will include food prep, chopping, cooking, creating & eating, as well as Nutritional teachings. I aim to help educate kids on the importance of eating real, whole foods & maintaining good eating practices and kitchen skills, while offering up conversations about how what we eat affects how we function.

No upcoming dates currently available.
Stay tuned for another run of this workshop or contact me directly to offer one in your community or at your home!