Immune Boosters

Winter Immune Boosters

In this interactive cooking demonstration learn how to create nourishing foods and drinks that will stimulate immunity.
Every registrant will go home with their own jar of warming immune hot cocoa mix.
10% in store discount.
Vegetarian and Gluten Free.

Healing Power of Turmeric

In this interactive workshop learn how to incorporate fresh and dried turmeric into your everyday meals and snacks. Discover how this golden rhizome can help with many health conditions as well as improve your general well-being. STIR will demonstrate recipes from sweet to savory, and provide samples and recipes.

Go home with your own jar of turmeric chai tea mix.

This class is gluten-free and vegetarian. 10% off store-wide.

Healing Power of Turmeric


December Swet and STIR

Healthy Happy Hour

WED, DEC 09 | 7:00 – 8:30

Give yourself the gift of healthy habits. Space is limited, sign up now.

** Please bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. **

250.585.2035 WWW.SWETHAUS.COM

Cooking for Balance – the Ayurvedic Way

We will explore the role of the 6 tastes used to balance the doshas and learn about what tastes combine to make a satisfying meal. Throughout the class we will also discuss healthy eating routines for improved energy and digestion. You will come away with recipes for your body type and some great tips and tricks for maintaining daily energy levels! Menu: a main dish for each of the three doshas as well as a tri-doshic recipe. Simple snack and drink recipes will also be included.

This lecture component of this workshop will run on Sunday June 28th from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Red Door Yoga Studio with Kavita Maharaj, while the cooking class component will run from 12:30pm to 3:30pm at Costin Hall in Lantzville with Kelli Etheridge and Jennifer Leslie of Stir Cooking School.  There is an early-bird deadline for this workshop of June 12th ($99 + GST). After June 12th however, the regular fee of $110 + GST will apply.

Registration through Red Door Yoga

June 28 @ 12:30 pm3:30 pm in Lantzville

Fermentation 101

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of fermentation.  Join the fermentation frenzy!  See why this ancient practice has suddenly become mainstream.

*sample various fermented foods
*understand how to make some of the ferments at home
*learn the health benefits of consuming fermented foods and drinks
*learn how to use cultured foods in your own kitchen

Some of the fermented foods that will be featured:
Kombucha, Kimchi, Preserved Lemons, Cultured Vegetables

At the end of night you will go home with a jar of preserved lemons.

Class Cost:  $70/person

Sprouting Workshop at Island Natural

Join Kelli and Jennifer of STIR Cooking
School for a Sprouting Workshop at Island Natural Markets!
Learn how to sprout at home with a wide assortment of seeds, grains, and legumes. See how to use sprouts in creative and easy culinary applications – samples provided. By the end of the evening you will be a confident sprouter, filled with nutritional information and inspired to create healthy meals right in your own kitchen.
Register today and Sprout Into Summer!
Thursday, June 11th. 7 – 8:30 pm
$45 registration includes a Now Real Food
Sprouting Jar with Stainless Steel Mesh Top (valued at $8.69)!
Register online at:, in-store or
by phone 250-390-1955.

Mexican Cooking Class

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by delving 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.  We will be making a traditional mole poblano sauce from scratch which will be served with either chicken or tofu.

On the menu:
Mole Poblano
Mexican Street Salad
Refried Beans
Chipotle Sauce
Mexican Wedding Cookies and Mexican Hot Chocolate

Class Cost:  $75/person

Take Home: mole sauce and chipotle sauce  (1 cup of each sauce per person to take home)

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.


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

Kimchi Workshop at Island Natural

Learn to make your own Kimchi.
Cost: $50

at Island Natural 6560 Metral Drive, Nanaimo
Call 250-390-1955 or register online at:
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
At the end of the evening, you will go home with everything you need to start making Kimchi in your own kitchen!
Workshop size in limited, please book early.

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