“Unleash your joy in the kitchen
Take your food-prep to a whole new level
Be part of a fun, friendly retreat”
Enjoy five days learning how to create the most delicious, healthy cuisine this summer. Expect laughter, inspiration and a really beautiful experience. This hands-on summer school is an informal, yet comprehensive course offering the perfect opportunity to deepen existing knowledge and ignite your passion for inspiring healthy plant-based ‘conscious kitchen style’ food.
Accommodation is included. Friendly with lots of laughter. We’ll learn all the ins and outs of making healthy plant-based, gluten-free, free-from-refined-sugar cuisine. By the end of the summer school, you will be able to go home and apply a myriad of new techniques and inspiration to your own daily food-prep.
We will learn and explore the following:
- how to create easy meals when you are short of time
- tried and tested principles of gluten-free vegan baking
- fundamentals of raw food sweet treat making
- making tasty vegetable juices and exploring their benefits
- how to make sauerkraut and the benefits of fermentation
- take your soups, stews and curries to a whole new level
- out-of-this-world homemade ice cream secrets
- art of super healthy chocolate making – with love
- mastering delicious and nutritious veggie burgers
- exploring a myriad of colourful and vibrant salads & dips
- mastering spring rolls that work every time
- everything you need to know about plant-based pantry staples
- superfood smoothies and green smoothies
- chia puddings, over-night oats, granola and other breakfast ideas
- kitchen tips, secrets and laughter galore
“beautiful guests from a previous retreat”
I have accommodation for up to 8 guests to stay here (included in the price). There are three lovely, rustic cabins in the gardens and two bedrooms in the house. Bedrooms are mostly shared (twin with another course participant of the same sex of course), although I am happy to offer a couple of private single occupancy rooms on request (for a supplement – please ask). Bathrooms are all shared.
Here’s a photo of some of my gardens…
Bedrooms (mostly twin-shared, but ask if you want single) – in the house or lovely wooden garden cabins…
If you are local and would like to be a day visitor only please let me know – this may also be an option.
It’s going to be so much fun!
What will we be doing on retreat?
Gluten-free Vegan Baking Skills
We’ll be making gluten-free soda bread, wraps, cakes, biscuits, crackers and pizza. Learn my tried and tested conscious kitchen principles of gluten-free vegan baking. Explore and use different flours as you develop helpful skills that you can transform your baking experience in your daily life.
Raw & Superfood Sweet Treat Secrets
Using nuts, seeds and superfoods along with dried and fresh fruits, we’ll uncover the magical alchemy of raw food sweet treat making. The only question is… can you handle this much delectable deliciousness?
Super healthy chocolate made with love
The art of making healthy chocolate with love is an especially fun activity. Create your own unique chocolate bars to nibble throughout the day.
Homemade conscious kitchen ice cream secrets
Since it is summer, we will enjoy some of the most deliciously healthy plant-based ice cream ever. I’ll be sharing my top tips. Be warned though – life will never be the same again once you melt into your deliciously delectable creations.
Sauerkraut made simple
Simple, easy and a world apart from the stuff you buy in the shops. We will learn about the wonderful health benefits of sauerkraut, fermentation and we’ll each create our own to take home.
Colourful and nutritious salads, dips and spreads
A fundamental part of conscious kitchen cuisine, we’ll make a myriad of different and exciting high-vibe salads, dressings and dips to inspire your daily food at home. Jam packed full of health-affirming goodness, salads and dips we’ll be buzzing with wonderful energy all week long.
Juicing for health
We’ll enjoy making fresh vegetable juices of all colours. Think ‘8 vibrant salads in a glass’. We will look at different ways to make healthy vegetable juices that will keep you coming back for more.
Homemade spring rolls making
Always a favourite session on retreat. We’ll learn my special, fail-proof techniques for making the best ever spring rolls for lunch, every time.
Mastering veggie burgers
Bean burgers, seed burgers, nut cutlets and quinoa patties are the perfect way to weave protein dense foods into your daily life. We will look at how easy they are to make with a variety of different ingredients, whilst balancing flavours, creating depth, playing with colours.
Superfood smoothies & chia puddings
We’ll look at the health benefits of making superfood smoothies and chia puddings. I’ll share my top tips so that you can create delicious, easy smoothies and breakfast puddings all year long.
Creating easy meals when you are short of time
We will pay special attention to learning the art of creating food when you don’t have much time. We’ll explore time-saving techniques and methods to ensure that you can enjoy healthy, conscious cuisine at home on a daily basis, no matter how much time you have to spare.
Conscious Kitchen pantry staple ingredients
We will look at everything you need to know about conscious kitchen ingredients and pantry staple foods and ingredients. I will demystify any unusual ingredients and help you to learn how to use them all with joy.
How to use herbs and spices
We’ll explore how to make the most of fresh and dried herbs and spices, whilst weaving them into your delicious cuisine. We will have access to an abundance of fresh herbs from my herb gardens during the retreat. We will also learn how we can use fresh and dried herbs to make tasty teas to support our on-going health and wellness.
Price: £495 (including all food, 5 nights accommodation, all activities).
Extra supplement if you want a room all to yourself.
If you are struggling financially shoot me an email, I can probably help out with a reduced price place too.
Location: Glastonbury town in Somerset England (two minutes from the high street). The nearest airport is Bristol. I can also advise on public transport or lift sharing if needed.
Dates & Timings: Wednesday 18th July – Monday 23rd July
We gather at 4pm on Wed and depart after lunch on Monday
Booking: Please email me via the contact form CONTACT ME HERE to book. I am happy to talk on the phone too, just ask for my phone number if you’d rather do that. I will reply to your email within 48 hours (usually much sooner) – if you don’t hear from me, then my email may have bounced… in which case send an email again with your phone number OR contact me through FACEBOOK HERE
Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions…
I am looking forward to welcoming you here soon!