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Food for the Mind + Gut

Learn what foods will make your brain brighter and better!

This 4.5-hr workshop will run on the following dates in 2023:

Sat 4 Mar / Sun 7 May / Sun 19 Nov

from $103 | 1/2 day

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In this workshop, Melanie shares the ingredient knowledge of foods that can help you to build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog, and how to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet.

You’ll bring home recipes that use seasonal fruits and vegetables (such as blueberries, broccoli, leafy greens and avocado), fresh herbs, and spices (that add flavour and colour without any processed sauces, condiments and sweeteners) and are rich in healthy natural fats and oils from plant foods.

All the recipes are gluten and dairy free. They are not about following a particular trend or diet, they are about supporting beneficial homemade food. These meals and desserts are packed with nutritionally dense vegetables, ensuring that we load our bellies with as many varieties as possible. This kind of cooking removes the worry of counting preservatives, additives, emulsifiers, thickeners and flavouring enhancers.

Melanie’s Food for Mind + Gut focuses on using whole and unprocessed foods to create wholesome meals and snacks with a minimum of fuss. You will leave feeling empowered and prepared to make your own impact on your well being.

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

* This course is dairy-free. Gluten-free can be accommodated with notice.

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.

Here are some great images from a recent workshop in 2022 to show you some of the learning and fun you can have in this workshop!

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