Begin the new year with a gentle cleanse to help you release any unwanted holiday pounds and toxins. Get your body fit and healthy for 2011 by utilizing delicious raw food recipes and home cleansing techniques. You will feel refreshed and vibrant!
Get Moving with Yoga: We’ll begin the day with a targeted yoga class meant to get your body moving and eliminate toxins. This is an all-levels Iyengar Yoga class with Heather Haxo Phillips at Adeline Yoga Studio in Berkeley from 11:00 am - 1:15 pm. It will include:
Standing poses to promote healthy sweating and strengthening
Twists to induce cleansing
Restorative poses to renew your immune system
Pranayama to boost mental clarity.
Cleaning Out: Learn to Detox Naturally. We will gather at Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley from 2 - 5 pm for a course on home cleansing techniques and delicious detox foods.
Shea Lynn Baird, a certified Colon Hydrotherapist, Owner of Every Body Cleansing Studio and Founder of Monday Night Live, will help you understand how a cleanse works. She will explain how you can rid your body of toxins using very low-cost cleansing techniques at home. We will cover many options from supplements to skin brushing to colon therapy with enema bags and colema boards.
Chef Heather Haxo Phillips will teach you how to make tasty clean foods that will help you further shed pounds and toxins. We will focus on fresh and healthy juices, smoothies, soups and fermented foods. You will leave with enough recipes to get started on your raw journey. You will even have enough resources for a week-long raw food cleanse conducted on your own or as part of Cafe Gratitude's Juice Club. You will also recieve samples of all the tasty treats.
Morning Yoga only: $40 Afternoon Cleansing Class only: $60 Whole Day: $100 - includes all classes and a gourmet raw lunchbox to eat between sessions. Must reserve by December 30th.
5:30 - 6:30 pm, January 13th Cafe Gratitude in Berkeley
5:30 - 6:30 pm, February 3rd Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco
This one hour
will learn what raw, vegan foods are all about and why they are
important for optimal health. We will cover nutritional benefits
and offer specific immediate steps you can take to bring these
foods into your diet. Snacks will be served!
After experiencing the benefits of the raw food diet, you may be concerned about how to take care of yourself away from home. People who lead busy lives sometimes find it challenging to stay raw unless they know the travel basics. Chef Heather has traveled extensively around the world, maintaining a high raw diet. She will share the tools and recipes you need to stay raw while on the go around the Bay Area and traveling farther from home.
Specific topics covered in this class include:
Delicious, easy to pack snack foods you can prepare and buy ahead of time
The travel-friendly equipment and gadgets you might want to make eating raw easier on the go
Less perishable staples you can bring in your carry-on
Trouble shooting scenarios you might encounter while away and abroad
Ideas for stores, restaurants and shops where you can get your raw food fix
Raw Food for Busy People
10 am - 3:30 pm Saturday, January 29th, 2011
next door to Whole Foods / Cafe Gratitude in Oakland - Register Here
$95 for the first ten people that register
$120 regular rate
Concerned because you don’t have enough time to fill your hectic, everyday life with nutritious and delicious food? Take a moment for this course. It will provide you with HANDS ON instructions for quick and easy meals that are simple to prepare, luxurious, and portable! In this 5 ½ hour course, you will learn knife skills from professional chefs, prepare recipes from a fully equipped raw food station, and identify the most important staple ingredients and supplies that save time and energy.
There is NO course like this in the Bay Area. It is an important intensive for beginners to help you understand raw food basics. In addition to knife skills and hands on coaching, you will enjoy a delicious raw meal and receive a large packet loaded with quick every-day recipes to make when you are on the go. It is easy to create a raw routine when you can quickly and confidently prepare something tasty. This class will arm you with the skills, tips and inspiration to do just that!
In this class you will:
Sharpen you knife skills so that you can be efficient and confident in the kitchen. You will learn to chiffonade, mince, dice and more.
Prepare a full meal with coaching from professionals – and benefit from team support of others in the class.
See how you can save money by making your own pantry staples.
Discover the basics of recipe development and flavor balancing. We will take a basic soup and salad, and develop them into dozens of variations.
Practice simple plating techniques to WOW your family.
Receive tips to make meal planning effortless.
Make a chocolate chip cookie in 5 minutes flat.
Learn to make a multi-course meal of your own in less than 30 minutes – minus the preservatives, additives, and coloring agents in typical fast food.
Receive bonus recipes in your packet covering smoothies, salad, juices, almond milk, fruit leather and more.
Menu Includes: Creamy Herb Soup, Deep Green Salad with Basil-Tahini Dressing, Seasoned Seeds, Mexican Pate, Bell Pepper Tortillas, Every Day Wraps and Chocolate-Chip Orange Cookies
2 - 4 pm on Saturday, February 12th
$40 per person
Cafe Gratitude's Central Kitchen in San Francisco - Register Here
Raw desserts are ideal for anyone who loves sweets but is trying to avoid refined carbohydrates and sugars, dairy products, and unhealthful fats. Any dessert you can make cooked--pies, tarts, crisps, ice creams, cookies, cakes, and candies--you can make raw. But your sweetie, family and friends will never know these desserts are raw and healthy, since they taste as rich and sweet as their traditional counterparts.
Just in time for Valentine's Day! In Divine Desserts you will learn:
How to make easy no-roll, no-bake pie crusts, tart shells, and crisp toppings.
How to use coconut oil to replace butter in chocolate truffles.
How to make foolproof dairy-free ice cream.
How to make a gourmet chocolate cake in 10 minutes flat.
Menu: Kiwi Lime Tart, Chocolate Hazelnut Cake with Fudge Frosting, Lemon Cranberry Cookies, Blackberry Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream
Everybody loves chocolate! Come share your Valentine's Day with us. In this class, you will learn to make your own candy treats as beautiful as any store bought variety. We will have a hand's on portion so that you can make your own. Recipes will include hand-rolled Truffles, Peppermint Patties and Chocolate Caramel Cups.
You will learn:
Chocolate Basics including the difference between Cocoa and Cacao, how to find raw chocolate and how to take care of your ingredients.
The Secrets of Hard Candies: how to temper chocolate and use moulds.
The Secrets of Truffles: Simple ways to make and decorate your treats.
How to make an incredible caramel to pipe into your chocolate.
When its cold outside, you want your food warm and hearty. But you also want to stay fit and healthy. Luckily, the Raw Diet doesn't mean living on salads, energy soups, and fruit all the time. The comfort food fare in this class will satisfy even the heartiest appetite.
In Cold Weather Comfort Foods you will learn:
How to use cashews to replace sour cream in dips and dressings.
How to use a dehydrator to make burgers out of sunflower seeds and veggies--serve with all the fixin's on a lettuce leaf bun for lunch or dinner.
How shredding and marinating collards and other dark leafy greens makes them as tender as cooked, without loss of nutrients.
How to make a classic fruit cobbler in less than 30 minutes.
Menu: Vegetable Platter with Mock Sour Cream and Chive Dip, Garden Burgers with BBQ Sauce, Coleslaw, Southern Greens, Fruit Cobbler
Learn the ancient art of fermentation! Fermented foods can boost your immune system, aid your digestion and increase your vitality. They are surprisingly simple to make - and not nearly as stinky as yuo might think!
In Focus on Fermentation you will learn:
What are probiotics and healthy bacteria
How to make a soda that tastes like rootbeer
How to dice, mince, chiffonade and use knives with skill.
How to roll your own "sushi"
How to make dairy free nut and seed cheeses
Uses for sauerkraut that will amaze you
Class includes: Saukerkraut, Herbed Almond Cheese, Komboucha, Fruit Kimchee, Rejevelac, Kefir and Coconut Yougurt.
Everyone loves to eat with their hands and to take food "to go"--which explains the popularity of finger foods such as sandwiches. But the typical sandwich is high in carbs and can leave you feeling weighed down. Asian wraps, such as spring rolls and nori rolls, are the solution to energizing food on the go. Pair these wraps with other delicious entrées, sides, and dessert for an over-the-top pan-Asian feast!
In Asian Fusion you will learn:
How to roll picture-perfect vegetarian sushi and spring rolls.
How to use fresh, young coconuts to make homemade Thai coconut soup.
How to make a vegetable teriyaki that tastes just like the traditional version—without heated oil, MSG, or white sugar.
How to make a colorful and refreshing tropical fruit sundae—the perfect finale for any Asian-themed meal.
Menu: Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Mock Peanut Sauce, California Rolls, Sunomono (Japanese Cucumber Salad), Mango Avocado Salad, Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup), Vegetable Teriyaki, Mango Ice Cream with Tropical Ambrosia
classes are vegan and use primarily raw ingredients.
These classes are appropriate
for people with food allergies and serious illnesses, those looking
to lose weight, as well as those curious about how
to bring more whole, healthy foods into their
policy for all classes: Cancellations requested at least
two days prior will be given a full refund.
If you find you are not able to attend, feel free to send someone
"Opened my mind and my taste buds"
"Thank you! Inspiring - 3 hours went fast!"
"I enjoyed discovering
a revolutionary way to prepare and eat food. I
enjoyed the tastes
and wonderful presentation."