What you will do
2.5 hour class
Sleep is the body’s recovery phase of the day. This is when muscles can repair, the brain can recharge, and other benefits occur within the body. Food and sleep go hand in hand. Getting good sleep is incredibly important for your overall health. Sleep is the body’s recovery phase of the day. What you eat and drink can have a dramatic effect on your sleep patterns but there are many strategies you can use to promote good sleep, including making changes to your diet, as some foods have sleep-promoting properties. If we have insomnia, we may find it difficult to fall asleep, stay asleep or have interrupted sleep. Hormonal changes can wreak havoc on sleep and effect your sleeping habits. Insufficient sleep causes us to seek out high-calorie foods the next day. Certain foods contain amino acid called tryptophan that causes sleepiness which increases the production of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin.
This one day medicinal cookery class incorporates certain foods that will improve your sleeping pattern and quality of sleep, containing rich amounts of melatonin and serotonin into exciting and tasty recipes in a simplistic way. You will learn what ingredients can relax your body, and foods that are sleep promoters. At KitchenJoy we will offer guidance and tips to help you choose healthier options.
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.
Sample recipes include: Kiwi & tart cherry juice almond milk smoothie, Walnut, spinach & citrus salad with salmon Turkey burgers with greek yoghurt coleslaw , Banana & cardamom cake
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
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
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.