Introduction to Shiatsu & Conscious Cooking in 8 Night Classes
€105 (€13 per class) – cost includes all ingredients @ St Fintans Community College, Swords.
To book a place or avail of Senior Citizens or Social Welfare discounts please contact Samantha Forbes 01 840 2623 directly or visit the website and select St Fintans cc & Tuesday classes

Class 1 – 30 September – Starting out
In Shiatsu and Traditional Chinese Medicine the body is classified into yin/yang organ pairs and meridian pathways which correspond to emotions, flavours, seasons and colours. This class covers the basics of health through food in Chinese Medicine.

  • Three Colour Noodles – perfect energy food for those on the go
  • Pea, Mint and Roast Garlic Soup – fantastic for the immune system
  • Stomach calming tea – great for calming acid indigestion or bloating after meals

Class 2 – 7th October – Yin & Yang
The foundation of Chinese Medicine is to achieve balance in the body – these recipes work on many organs in the body to bring harmony and health

  • Apple, celery and carrot salad – great at stimulating the liver and gentle detox
  • Beetroot relish – great for the heart
  • Baked Porridge – great for strong bones
  • Orange Chai tea – great for warmth and movement for the body

Class 3 – 14th October – Kidney & Bladder
These organs regulate hormones, strong bones, hair, teeth and the very marrow of our body

  • Leek, Barley and Seaweed (Wakame) Salad – clears any unwanted bacteria from the urinary tract
  • Corn Bread with feta and walnuts – builds strong bones and brain function
  • Cucumber and Seaweed (Dulse) Salad – great for cooling the body and balancing hormones

Class 4 – 21st October – Liver & Gall bladder
These organs control the flexibility and joints in our body. Overheated by rich food they can cause pain and frustration. Learn how to detox effortlessly with healthy food.

  • Spaghetti with Black Olives and Lemon – stimulates the liver and the taste buds into flow
  • Traditional Japanese New Year Salad – used for moving the energy
  • Carrot and Celeriac salad – packed full of digestive enzymes

Class 5 – 4th November – Heart & Small Intestine
Our soul is said to reside in the heart so out of balance we can feel panic and suffer from insomnia. Learn how to calm the and have a healthy heart with food.

  • White Bean Salad – great for reducing cholesterol
  • Fresh Pesto – keeps the blood flowing and blood pressure low
  • Tabouleh Salad – cracked bulghar wheat and flat leaf parsley help reduce stress in the body

Class 6 – 11th November – Spleen & Stomach
The flavour for these meridians is sweet and comforting so if you crave sugars and other comfort food we will look at other healthy alternatives that can nourish the system

  • Turkish carrot salad – a new way to cook this everyday vegetable
  • Herby Millet – so tasty and perfect for calming acid indigestion
  • Selection of Oven Roasted Vegetables – comforting for body and mind

Class 7 – 18th November – Lung & Large Intestine
These organs are responsible for a healthy immune system. Support healthy boundaries and warm the body from the inside out.

  • Hunky Chunky Lentil Stew – essential recipe to protect in our ever changing environment
  • Hummus – reduces damp in the body
  • Homemade cough syrup – reduces phleghm in the chest

Class 8 – 25th November – Favourites
Do you strive to eat healthily but get lost in cravings or habitual eating patterns? In this final session we will address the sugar balance within our diet so that we are nourished, satisfied and healthy.

  • Carrot Cake – a super amount of carrots in this cake make it a healthy alternative for a special occasion
  • Lemon & Date Buttercream – no butter buttercream
  • Healthy Heart Tea – repairing artery walls and reducing blood pressure