Events

An introduction to plant-based and wholefood cooking, Saturday 2nd September 2017

Classes will be held at The Old Winery, Edale, Derbyshire.
£70 per session

Touch the Earth Wholefoods with Georgina & Ishmael.

This cooking workshop is for anyone interested in learning about the basics of macrobiotic and whole food cooking.  All ingredients are suitable for vegans and for those with food intolerances (but please send me an email with your requirements).


 

On the day we intend to inspire you to...

  • Learn about macrobiotic foods and nutrition
  • Become confident identifying, selecting and preparing a wide variety of whole food and plant-based ingredients
  • Learn to design wholefood menus that are in accord with seasonal considerations
  • Learn to prepare super healthy and inspiring meals that are not only nutritionally complete but a delight to the palate
  • Learn a variety of textures and flavours in preparing grain dishes, legumes, vegetables, sea vegetables and learn how to maximize their nutritional value with various cooking methods.


 

Come prepared for some inspiring cooking with exciting new ingredients.

There will be a welcome miso soup upon arrival with refreshments on tap!

The day will include a variety of demonstrations, hands-on cooking and eating lunch together.  The class will include printed recipes and other material, such as check lists and ingredient information.

Students will each have their own preparation and cooking table with all the necessary equipment. Just bring yourself and relax!

20% discount will be given to each student to use in the shop after the class.

More information will be sent to enrolled students nearer the course start date but please feel free to email me with any questions. 

More information about the teacher Georgina.

20% discount will be given to each student to use in the shop after the class.

Classes are held at The Old Winery, Edale, 45 minutes by train Manchester and only 35 minutes from Sheffield. More information will be sent to enrolled students nearer the course start date but please feel free to email me with any questions.

We use only top quality organic grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables, fruit and other products from either locally sourced or reputable suppliers.

Book and pay directly via the Macrobiotic Shop website or use the form below to reserve a place.

Plant-based nutrition for endurance sports, Saturday 04 November and Saturday 25th November 2017

Classes will be held at The Old Winery, Edale, Derbyshire.
£70 per session

Touch the Earth Wholefoods with Georgina & Ishmael.

Whether you are an experienced runner, cyclist or triathlete considering the benefits of a plant-based diet or a vegetarian/vegan who is looking to step up to new distances and challenges in the sport of your choice, this course will give you the confidence to try new foods which will benefit your performance and overall health. More and more endurance athletes are discovering how a plant-based wholefoods diet can increase their longevity in their sport through improved recovery.

This course will be led by Ishmael Burdeau, former elite cyclist turned ultra cyclist and ultra runner who has competed in such events as The 2,200 mile Transcontinental Cycle Race and the 268 mile winter trail running event, The Spine Race. On the course Ishmael will work with Georgina Richardson, an experienced macrobiotic chef and part-time ultra runner to guide you through a range of questions around the complex subject of sports nutrition for plant-based athletes.

Here's a selection of the things which will be covered on the day:

  • A short history of sports nutrition and where we are today
  • Plant-based protein sources
  • Understanding the importance of alkaline and acid on the human body
  • Eating for growth and recovery
  • How to improve endurance by moving from a high carbohydrate diet to a low carbohydrate one
  • Pre and post event foods
  • Choosing and preparing homemade and commercial sports foods
  • Eating for 24 hour or multi-day ultra events

We will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn some simple and delicious vegan recipes through a combination of cooking demos and hands-on food preparation. A delicious vegan hot lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.

The course will take place in the beautiful village of Edale, nestled just below Kinder Scout in the Peak District. It’s a wonderful area for road cycling, mountain biking and trail running, so this could be the ideal way to get your preparation for the 2018 season started right.

Students will each have their own preparation and cooking table with all the necessary equipment.

The class will include printed recipes and other material, such as check lists and ingredient information.

20% discount will be given to each student to use in the shop after the class.

The Old Winery

Classes are held at The Old Winery, Edale, 45 minutes by train Manchester and only 35 minutes from Sheffield.

More information will be sent to enrolled students nearer the course start date but please feel free to email me with any questions.

We use only top quality organic grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables, fruit and other products from either locally sourced or reputable suppliers.

Book and pay directly via the Macrobiotic Shop website or use the form below to reserve a place.

Plant-based and wholefood cooking masterclass

Touch the Earth Wholefoods with Georgina & Ishmael.

Taken together, these six workshops are intended to give you a deeper insight for creating a stable life balance using the healing and dis-ease preventing powers of food.

By booking all six classes you will be given extra cooking tips and on-going advice and one-to-one help with your cooking and overall health. Some of these classes are available on a drop-in basis (see classes below) but only available if not fully booked by masterclass attendees.

All classes will take place on Saturdays between 11am and 2/2:30pm. Register your interest

Topic

Cleanse & Detox

This cookery demonstration class will show you how to make detoxifying dishes and medicinal drinks to help aid you throughout your life when facing emotional difficulties, toxic stress, overeating, weight gain as well as general ailments and allergies. This invaluable class will give you lots of information and practical knowledge to go away feeling more in control of your life. Drop-in avaliable.

Grain, vegetable and protein dishes

This class will be based around cooking demonstrations followed by hands on cooking. It will show you how to fit healthy cooking into your life, how to prepare and organise your kitchen and will enable you to cook a meal based on energy, healing, satisfaction and nourishment.

Quick wholefoods cooking for busy lifestyles

Learning to stay healthy and balanced is a lifelong process; our lives are packed full and we are gradually becoming even more disconnected from nature and harmonious living. Eating good quality wholefoods every day can become really easy and routine. This class will show you how to make a variety of quick cooking nutritious meals that are balanced and satisfying. Drop-in avaliable.

Desserts - a solution to cravings

Learn how to make delicious desserts made from whole grain and plant-based ingredients. Dairy and refined sugar free. Vegan friendly. Drop-in avaliable.

Planning whole foods & plant-based meals

This class will cover breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks and drinks. Learn how to prepare, organise and plan your daily meals. We will go deeper into wholefood and plant-based ingredients, combinations and presentation and look at the healing properties of each meal.

Macrobiotic Home Remedies

This will be a special class to include ginger compress, body scrub, Do-In and a variety of useful home remedies that you can use for the rest of your life.

We use only top quality organic grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables, fruit and other products from either locally sourced or reputable suppliers.

 
 
Georgina is a qualified Level 1 macrobiotic chef.

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