2.5 hour class
How can you eat to ease some of the unwelcome symptoms associated with the menopause? The long term effects of lower oestrogen levels & hormonal changes can cause a variety of symptoms, including: hot flushes, tiredness, weight gain, dry skin, depression & poor bone health.
Menopause is a time of transition, the end of the fertile years, and for every woman it is an individual experience and how it effects them but sometimes it can feel very much out of our own hands. One thing we can control is what we put in our bodies during such a time to nourish ourselves. A nutritionally balanced diet is key.
Our one day medicinal cookery class is an introduction to nutritional cooking which incorporates the healthiest foods into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way, providing support during and after the menopause. Adopting healthy lifestyle changes can make a real difference to how you feel.
You will learn to cook a wide range of simple, healthy dishes using fresh and easily available ingredients You will discover the medicinal benefits of selected herbs and spices with an explanation of the importance of certain nutrient groups which will supply your body to meet the demands of the menopause.
Sample recipes will include: Banana, avocado & flax seed smoothie, Bresaola, gem lettuce & olive salad, Almond & Sage Lentil Stew, Sweet Potato, soy & brazil nut cake.
Our hands-on cookery classes at Kitchen Joy’s Kitchen in Chiswick include the ingredients, food preparation and cooking equipment, and drinks. You will prepare and cook dishes around the Kitchen Joy 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.
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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.