Now scheduling hands-on cooking sessions, consultations and coaching for the second half of this year; July through December 2018. Email me at email@example.com
Your first consultation is free
THIS SERIES BEGINS ON MONDAY! REGISTER TODAY TO SECURE A SPOT. THERE ARE TWO SPOTS LEFT.
This four-week cooking series will meet on Mondays from 10:00am - 12:30pm beginning April 23, 2018 through May 14, 2018 in the kitchen of the Bridge Healing Arts Center, 304 Main Street, Farmington, CT.
This series is for those new to cooking, those seeking to explore seasonal eating, those ready to revamp their kitchen into a healthy "base camp" and anyone wishing to develop a solid foundation for healthy, plant-centered meal planning and cooking.
Classes will cover home kitchen and pantry set-up, basic kitchen equipment, meal planning centered on whole foods, shopping tips and will include hands-on cooking time.
Class size is limited so register early.
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
EMAIL JEANNE at firstname.lastname@example.org
PAY using the PAYPAL BUTTON ABOVE in order to reserve your space in this hands-on cooking series.
Email or call Jeanne with any questions or dietary restrictions.
Due to the nature of the cooking series and culinary supplies needed, there will be no refunds offered for this series unless I can fill your spot with someone on a waiting list.
Thank you for your interest!
I look forward to sharing space in the kitchen with you!
This is only a very small listing (in no particular order) of some of my favorite and recommended resources that are available to all of us.
Most of these sites offer free recipes, resources, tips, events and support.
The internet and your local library can help you find more including books, cookbooks and recipes that will help you make the transition to a compassionate, vibrant and plant-based lifestyle easily.
There are support groups, clubs and recreational opportunities throughout CT and the world for you to explore!
Enjoy the journey! Be the Change!
www.nutritionfacts.org (non-commercial,, science-based public service showcasing video clips on the latest updates in nutrition research provided by Dr. Michael Greger, author of How Not to Die and the How Not to Die Cookbook. Dr. Greger also offer the free "Dr. Gregers's Daily Dozen" iPhone App for Smartphone users.)
www.nutritionstudies.org (T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies - Offers articles, recipes, course, plant-based info and events)
www.pcrm.org (Physicians Commitee for Responsible Medicine) Dr. Neil Barnard’s website offering educational and professional material including educational literature, shopping lists, clinical research, events and their Power Plate nutrition guidelines.
www.gmofreeusa.org (Promoting food transparency, advocating for regenerative food and ecological systems and educating consumers about the potential hazards of GMOs and related pesticides.)
www.who.int (World Health Organization)
“A healthy diet (for adults) contains
www.EWG.org (Environmental Working Group – offers free information, their “Dirty 12 and Clean 15” Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce and other resources including food scores and dietary guidelines.)
www.ct.gov/doag/cwp (CT Farmer’s Markets and Community Supported Agriculture)
www.dresselstyn.com (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program - Offers articles, videos, FAQs, programs and books.)
www.bridgehac.com (Bridge Healing Arts Center. Connecticut's first synergistic holistic health center home to a wide variety of practitioners including yours truly along with classes, events and workshops. Located at 304 Main Street, Farmington, CT)
www.edenfoods (Eden Foods site for free recipes and online ordering)
www.SeaVeg.com (Maine Coast Sea Vegetables offering recipes, resource information and online ordering.)
www.all-creatures.org/saen (Stop Animal Exploitation Now)
www.vrg.org (Vegetarian Resource Group)
www.bfp.org (Beagle Freedom Project)
Balanced health is achieved when there is a harmonious equilibrium within our body's systems:
Endocrine, Circulatory, Respiratory, Immune, Digestive, Urinary, Lymphatic, Nervous, Muscular, Reproductive, Skeletal, Integumentary.
Imbalance within our body systems occurs when our own Yin and Yang qualities are no longer in equilibrium.
Imbalance in our bodies presents as lethargy, inflammation, discharge, depression, aches and pains, illness and disease.
Radiant health can be enjoyed when vibrant, nourishing foods are consumed AND digested properly in order to reach all of your body's systems on a cellular level.
"Macro" is defined as large and "biotic" as pertaining to life.
Macrobiotics = Large Life or Great Life
Macrobiotic diet and philosophy have been practiced, promoted, embraced and debated for centuries. Widely practiced today in European and Eastern cultures, it, unfortunately, still remains a misunderstood approach in many parts of the United States.
My teachings highlight the history, core beliefs and principles while promoting the universal health benefits and encouraging intuitive adaptation.
The following is a definition of Macrobiotics as discussed and accepted by the Macrobiotic Association of Great Britain, Strengthening Health Institute, George Ohsawa Macrobiotic Foundation, the new Spanish Association and others during the October 2017 Macrobiotics International meeting in Berlin.
"Macrobiotics, noun, (used with a singular verb.) 1. a way of life that guides one's choices in nutrition, activity and lifestyle. 2. a system of principles and practices of harmony to benefit the body, mind and planet. - macrobiotic, adj., such as macrobiotic diet or macrobiotic philosophy. Origin: from Ancient Greek: Macro (large or long) and Bois (life or way of living.)"
Yin and Yang and the Five Transformations serve as the guiding principles in my menu planning, recipe recommendations and preferred cooking methods each season. By acknowledging and working with nature's cycles, we can achieve optimal health. Focusing on a whole foods, plant-based, seasonal menu while making any necessary adjustments for specific individual health concerns yields astonishing results.
It is my goal to empower you in your own kitchen. Refine your cooking skills and prepare your own customized meals while making seasonal adjustments and following your own intuition. Fueling your body with vibrant, nutrient dense foods will assist you in maintaining, or returning, your body to a harmonious state of balanced health!
Small changes yield big results.