Extra Date Added

Cooking for Sweet Cravings – Sunday 26th July 12-4.30

The first course was booked up in a day and this extra date only has 3 places remaining so give me a ring to book your place.

Do you strive to eat healthily but get lost in cravings or habitual eating patterns? Do you eat plenty and still feel low in energy? Is there a sense of lack that cannot be satisfied in your life? In Chinese medicine this would suggest your stomach and spleen energy is out of balance. Energetically these are the meridians of the nourishing mother earth element, they are the time of harvest and abundance and their flavour is sweet.

Learning these easy to cook recipes specifically for the Stomach and Spleen is a great way to connect with the body and soul’s need for sweet and comforting food without submitting to cravings for refined sugars and starches such as chocolate and bread.

On the menu is:

  • Fennel and Pea Paella
  • Goji Berry and Mint leaf tea
  • Light and Lemony Turkish Lentil Soup
  • Sugar Free Millet Muffins
  • Sweet Potato, Feta and Coriander Snack Patties with Sweet Orange/Tarragon dressing
  • Herby Millet
  • Fennel seed Tea and a Licorice Stick to take home

The cost of the day is €65, concession €50. This includes all food cooked and eaten ?
The day will run from 12 am til 4.30 pm and will be hosted in the light and bright kitchen at the Hunky Chunk House: Easy parking and the Bayside Dart station is a 2 minute walk away. There is space for 6 participants so book early to avoid disappointment.
Bring a tupperware to take home your supper ?

To book a place simply call 086 607 0432 or email me at joannefaulkner@live.ie

Demo Day & Help for Hayfever

Demo Day & Help for Hayfever

Cooking for Sweet Cravings Demonstration

18th July 2015 – 10.30-12.30 Fairgreen Holistic Centre, 33 South Main Street, Naas

If you can’t make the full day for Sweet Cravings on the 26th July why not come along to a taster day where we will cover the basics of understanding of sugar and its consequences on the body through Chinese Medicine

  • Turkish carrot salad – a new way to cook this everyday sweet vegetable
  • Herby Millet – perfect for alkalizing the body and reducing acid indigestion
  • Rosehip, Mint & Goji Berry Tea – to balance blood sugars and reduce high blood pressure

Cost = €15 includes food tasting

To book a place or for more information or directions simply call 086 607 0432 or email me at joannefaulkner@live.ie

Hayfever is a very yang condition. All the energy rises upwards and even outwards if you are sneezing a lot. Eyes, nose and mouth become itchy and the skin can become red and hot. The best counterbalance for this Yang is Yin. Cold dark rooms work best but who wants to shut themselves away from the joy of summer. Sunglasses desensitise but I have found that there’s no instant cure for an attack except anti-histamine. I find these cure the attack in the short term, but they leave me exhausted and less resilient to allergens in the long term. So I no longer pop the pills rather I look for yin and cooling foods that will soothe an overheated sensitive body.

Mint is fantastic for the body in the summer. It cools and relaxes muscle spasms. In tests has been shown to inhibit the release of histimines within the body. Fluids can be burnt off not only by the heat of a sunny day but by the internal heat the hayfever brings so drink plenty of water and finally fruits, full of vitamin C will also reduce any internal inflammation of the arteries and mucus membranes so reducing blood pressure or shortness of breath.

So heres the perfect tonic
Crush a handful of goji berries or rosehips or use a rosehip tea bag, add a large sprig of mint and pour over hot water, allow it to brew for 5 minutes for flavour and pour. Add summer petals for heart opening beauty.

Recipe taken from Shiatsu & the Art of Conscious Cooking and we will be tasting it at Naas and in the SunDay Class – Cooking for Sweet Cravings