Cooking for Balance – The Ayurvedic Way!

Ayurveda is the basis for every other medical system in the world today. It is the scientific exploration of the relationship between our bodies and the world around us. This workshop will teach you about the Ayurvedic system of living for health and balance in an easy-to-access way (8:30am to 11:30am), while providing you with a 4-hour cooking class component to put these principles into practice (12:30pm to 4:30pm)!
Red Door Yoga Studio and Costin Hall (Lantzville)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Super Salads

With Spring around the corner it’s time to get out of your salad making rut with these fun, tasty salad ideas!At this class you will be preparing and sampling delicious salads as well as learning how to build dressings, combine ingredients and garnish your salads with delicious toppings!You will also learn…
* the art of Salad in a Jar, the ultimate healthy meals on the run!
* how to add protein to make your salad into a delicious main courseTake home all the recipes and a salad dressing and topping to get you started!

Please register here.

Wednesday April 15, 6-9pm at Costin Hall, Lantzville

Class Cost:  $50/person

Superfood Snacks workshop at Island Natural


Are you looking for great ideas for healthy, high energy snacks for your family?

Join us to learn how to make satisfying nutrient-dense snacks that will keep your active family energized! Save room for lots of sampling at the end of the class too.

We’ll be making gluten-free, vegetarian and diabetic-friendly snacks.

When: Wednesday, March 12th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Where: Island Natural Markets 6560 Metral Drive
Cost: $40
Register at Island Natural, by phone 250-390-1955

Kombucha Workshop – Advanced

In this workshop we will discuss advanced techniques for kombucha brewing, including:
Secondary Fermentation
Continuous Brew Systems
Creative Flavourings
Cooking with Kombucha
and more…

Class Cost:  $45/person

This workshop is intended for those who are already comfortable with brewing kombucha at home.

March 10 @ 6:30 pm8:30 pm in Lantzville


Tuesday, March 10, 6:30-8:30pm

at Etheridge Photographic 7220 Royal Dr.  Lantzville

Register Here:

Raw Chocolate Truffles with guest chef Vida

Create indulgent, healthy truffles from raw chocolate for your loved ones for Valentine’s Day.   Vida Turok is a holistic nutritionist, a raw food chef and a health educator.  Her chocolates are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and low glycemic(diabetic friendly).  All the chocolate is fair-trade, organic and raw.

Wednesday, February11, 7-9pm

Class Cost:  $75/person
(Take home $50 worth of chocolate.)
*vegan *gluten-free

Register Here:


Kimchi Workshop at Island Natural

In this hands-on Kimchi Workshop you will learn:
• about the great health benefits of fermentation including nutrient bioavailability and improved digestion
• the step-by-step process of making tasty
and healthy Kimchi
• how to create great flavours

Registration for this class is through Island Natural. Please call 250-390-1955 or go to their website:

Handmade Pasta Cooking Class

with guest Chef Sarah Wallbank at Riso Restaurant Lantzville
Monday, March 2, 2015  6-9pm   $65/person
Learn to make pasta from scratch with confidence.  Sarah will teach you how to make pasta dough into a variety of shapes, then pair them with classic sauces.

March 2 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm in Lantzville

On the menu:
handmade pastas
two classic sauces
salad and dessert

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Kombucha Workshop at Island Natural

What is Kombucha?
Kombucha is a fermented tea, rich in probiotics and beneficial enzymes.  This ancient drink is thought to have many health benefits:
digestive aid, immunity booster and detoxification enhancer.

Learn about the health benefits of kombucha, sample different batches, and go home with your own SCOBY and tea to start your own batch of kombucha.

January 22 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm in Nanaimo

This event is full – please email to be placed on a waiting list or to be notified about the next workshop.

Culinary Celebration of Mexico – Cooking Class

Delve into the world of Mexican cuisine in this hands-on cooking class.  We will explore the rich, aromatic flavours of Mexican food featuring authentic ingredients.

On the menu:
Chicken Mole/Vegetarian Mole
Mexican Street Salad
Sides/Sauces:  Refried Beans, Chipotle Sauce, Guacamole
Mexican Wedding Cookies

Come hungry! We enjoy our culinary creations at the end of class.
Class Cost:  $75/person

May 6, 6-9pm

Take Home:  mole poblano sauce and chipotle sauce

Email to register