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Food for the Mind + Gut

Learn what foods will make your brain brighter and better!

This 5-hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2021:

Sunday 18 July & Sunday 3 October

from $99 | 1 day

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Learn what foods will make your brain brighter and better! In this workshop Melanie will share ingredient knowledge of foods good for your gut mind connection. Discover foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog. Mel’s food for Mind + Gut focus on using whole and unprocessed foods to create wholesome meals and snacks with a minimum of fuss. These recipes are rich in healthy natural fats and oils from plant foods. They focus on using seasonal fruits and vegetables like blueberries, broccoli, leafy greens and avocado to their best potential and utilise fresh herbs and a selection of spices to add flavour and colour without any processed sauces, condiments and sweeteners.

Mel will show you how to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet. Also, sharing her daily regime to helping her IBS troubles. These meals and desserts are packed with nutritionally dense vegetables, ensuring that we load our bellies with as many varieties as possible. All the recipes are gluten and dairy free. These recipes are not about following a particular trend or diet, they are about supporting beneficial homemade food. This kind of cooking removes the worry of counting preservatives, additives, emulsifiers, thickeners and flavouring enhancers.

You will leave feeling empowered and prepared to to make your own impact on your wellbeing.

Sample Menu:

  • Vegan Cream Cheese
  • Oat + Mesquite Crackers
  • Beet Sauerkraut
  • Summer Chickpea Salad with Orange Tahini
  • Coconut + Turmeric Pie
  • Miso Puffed Balls

Melanie Leeson is the Director of Mettle +Grace: A passionate chef and campaigner for food as medicine is focused on cooking with wholefoods, intolerances, allergies and diagnosed diets. Mel combines her experience in the industry working as Head Chef at Monk Bodhi Dharma, My Goodness Organics and Pressed Juices with her own health dilemmas to bring you an informative and fun workshop on food for the gut and mind.

What you will learn

  • Learn about foods which make your brain brighter
  • How to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet.
  • Discover foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog

What you will get

  • Lunch
  • Recipes

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen
  • Apron

What to wear

  • Closed toe footwear and long hair tied back

Appropriate for

  • Those interested in a healthy gut

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.