What you will do
2.5 hour class
Inflammation is a natural process that helps your body heal and defend itself from harm. Unfortunately, it can sometimes run wild and become more serious. Chronic inflammation can last for a long time and may lead to various health problems but also it is a way of the body protecting itself from infection, illness or injury. This is sometimes visible on the body by redness, swelling and pain but could also be internal without any noticeable symptoms which can lead to many diseases. One of the best measures a person can take to prevent or reduce inflammation is to try an anti-inflammatory diet. There are compounds in foods that help to switch off inflammation foods such as quercetin in red onions, curcumin in turmeric, olecanthal in olive oil, bromelain in pineapple, Vitamin C in berries, broccoli, sulphur in eggs, onions and garlic and not forgetting Omega-3 fats in oily fish. Therefore choosing a balanced diet that cuts out processed products and boosts your intake of whole, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich foods will help you to feel healthier and reduce your risk of many diseases.
This one day cookery class is an introduction to preparing anti-inflammatory foods based on scientific knowledge of how they can help your body maintain optimum health into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way, providing healthy cooking tips and allowing you to adapt your existing recipes at home.
You will learn to cook a range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients. You will discover the medicinal benefits of carefully selected herbs and spices and how to incorporate them into dishes.
Sample recipes include:
Raspberry smoothie, Thai pumpkin soup, Sweet potato black bean burgers or baked tilapia with pecan rosemary topping Rhubard, apple & ginger muffins
Our hands-on cookery classes at KitchenJoy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the KitchenJoy island and can enjoy eating your dishes together with the group on the long dining table. There will also be some left over foods for you to take home to share with your loved ones.
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This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
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About your host, KitchenJoy
Joy started out her career in Corporate I.T Banking Technology but when her young daughter became ill and the medics could not diagnose the cause, Joy turned to alternative medicine to find a cure. She enrolled at Westminster University to study Natural Medicine and with the help of a Naturopath, they found out her daughter was allergic to Aspartame which is an artificial sweetener found in many processed foods. Joy and her daughter changed their lifestyles completely, and enjoyed plant based foods & organically sourced poultry, fish & grass fed beef.
After extensive travel to far flung countries, Joy encountered many cuisines and returning back to London, decided to take up a full time career offering Nutritional & Medicinal based cookery classes, founded on her travel experiences, and past Medicine course.
Joy then embarked on an 18 month journey enrolling at Institute of Optimal Nutritional College (ION) in Richmond for one year on Nutritional modules relating to food, health & wellbeing. Whilst studying at ION, the construction of the cookery school, an extension at Joy's house in Chiswick began. Joy wanted to make the space personal, yet professional, practical and chic. October 2017 - KitchenJoy was launched with a number of exciting nutritional classes offered and the passion of Joy's culinary skills and personality, make KitchenJoy an event to remember!
Please state allergies and food intolerances when you book
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.