The best meal I had last year was cooked by Sarah, a personal holistic chef. I met her that day and we spent the night speaking about food. It was then obvious to me that she is really passionate about her work. I could feel that in the food that she cooked for us and in her words.
We met again this year and, after spending a weekend together, we realized that we were eager to do a healthy cooking retreat together, one with relaxed learning and group collaboration.
Set in the beautiful surrounds of Casa No Tempo, a boutique organic farm surrounded by wildflower fields and lakes, the intimate Workshop has been carefully designed to inspire a more confident, mindful and truly satisfying approach to food and cooking.
In a small group of just six, we will spend our time in the amazing kitchen at Casa No Tempo cooking, gathering, eating and sharing our ideas.
The emphasis will be on plant-based gluten-free cooking, featuring a variety of seasonal and organic vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, herbs and superfoods.
The focus is to encourage greater confidence in the kitchen, how to be more mindful with food choices and, above all, have fun together.
Healthy Cooking Workshop Details
Dates: September 11-14 2014
Location: Casa no Tempo (1 hour south of Lisbon in Montemor-o-Novo, Alentejo, and a short drive from the city of Évora, UNESCO world heritage site.)
What we’ll cover
Recipe adaptation: Learn how to substitute ingredients for healthier variations.
Cooking with whole grains: discover the wonderful world of grains, how to prepare them and inspired ways to combine them with other fresh foods.
Superfoods: how to enjoy superfoods, the health benefits, and ideas on how to combine them in your everyday diet.
Dairy & gluten-free cooking: how to prepare the most delicious tasting foods that are free from dairy and gluten, without sacrificing on taste, flavor or pleasure.
Cost: €950 (based on sharing a double room;cost does not include airfare or transport to and from the airport) which includes:
3 nights stay at Casa no Tempo, a beautifully refurbished farmhouse in the Portuguese countryside, which we will have all to ourselves.
2 full days of hands-on cooking workshop
All meals during your stay
Home-made snacks and refreshments during the workshop hours
What you’ll learn:
During our time together at Casa No Tempo you will gain a great appreciation of the fundamentals of eating for health, happiness and vitality. You will gain an insight into the importance of eating foods that are high in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and practical tips on how to modify your own diet to achieve your own personal goals. You will also be given advice on how to break the cycle of poor eating habits, make the transition to a healthier and truly satisfying approach to cooking, and above all experience the joy of cooking and enjoying the most delicious and inspired food.
Availability: The workshop is open for six persons only.
Cancellation Policy: We ask that you confirm your attendance before registering. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds on cancellations.
Sarah is a London-based personal holistic chef who is committed to sharing her passion for healthy food and living. Originally from Australia, where a love of fresh food and the outdoors is deeply embedded in the country’s culture, Sarah is known for her creative yet unfussy approach to cooking.
Sarah’s belief is that food is at the very heart of our wellbeing.
Her clients include a number of high-profile personalities based in Europe and the US.
To register : please email me for more details