The Healthy Vegan Kitchen Weekend Workshop May 27th and 28th (arrival between 15:00 and 21:00 on the 26th) with Júlia Dénes and Török Gábor Give thanks to the Mother Earth. Give thanks to the Father Sun. Give thanks to the plants in the garden, Where the Mother and Father are One. > Why vegan? There are severals journeys one might take to become vegan. Some change to a wholesome, plant based diet once they learnt about its health benefits. Others are concerned about taking lives and about industrial animal farming, and are willing to take an active role in making the world a cruelty free, safe environment for both humans and animals. And there may also be people who are looking for ways to be more conscious about what they eat and how they live, and eventually decide to give being vegan a try. We believe that nutrition rich, whole food is one of the most important building blocks of a healthy, balanced life. Food is our natural medicine. It nourishes both the body and mind. We prepare food with love. In our view, a healthy, peaceful diet is plant based and consists of ingredients that are produced, as much as possible, locally and in natural farming, in a cruelty free and sustainable way. We will find peace if we act in a way, including our eating choices, that respects Mother Earth and other living beings. > Why could this be for you? This 2-day vegan cooking workshop is for people who • want to reflect on their current eating habits and lifestyle and want to understand what makes a healthy diet healthy • are interested in switching to a plant based diet and would appreciate help to take the first steps • are mostly or already vegan but intent to deepen their knowledge about nutritions, and the ethical and sustainability considerations of the vegan lifestyle • simply want to learn a few more recipes of delicious, healthy dishes prepared with love > The workshop includes 5 sessions. Participants will • prepare and cook 3 vegan meals (two lunches and one dinner) and enjoy the food together • learn about the health benefits and practical aspects of following a plant based diet • be invited to a movie night about veganism and to join the discussion about environmental and sustainability challenges afterwards • will prepare a surprise to take home after the workshop > At the completion of this workshop participants will: • understand the key principles of a healthy, wholesome, plant based diet • understand the ethical and ecological challenges of today’s food sources and diets • have prepared and cooked 3 different vegan meals • have learnt some new cooking techniques • gain confidence to convert their current diet to a more healthy and sustainable one Bring your curious self and optionally your favourite kitchen knife! :D > Facilitators/ Cooks: Júlia and Török regularly organises workshops and cooking classes to help others understand the benefits of being vegan. They provide vegan lunches and dinners for the community and for the events of O Fojo on a regular basis. Júlia Dénes Julia started cooking already in her teens but 2014 was a turning point in her life when she changed from citylife and immersed in the rural lifestyle in Portugal and Spain. This change brought her close to nature not only physically but also in the way of thinking and in her actions also. A basic and therefore important part of it is the food we eat. The love of simplicity, natural and the respect towards Mother Earth and other living beings became to be the building stone of her eating and cooking habits. In the kitchen she prepares pure and natural meals which are nutritious and help sustaining health or restore it when needed. She especially likes the sweet taste and therefore sweet foods. As a result she gained knowledge and experience about sugarfree yet delicious desserts. Over the years of experiencing and studying it turned to something more and deeper in meaning than just preparing some delicious vegan and sugarfree meals. This is now something to share with those who are open for change and/or learn more in this topic. Managing a vegan and sugarfree lifestyle can be very challenging in many fields especially at the beginning. By now she learnt and found the ways of sustaining this lifestyle easily and harmoniously with my surrounding and feel personally responsible to share this knowledge and experiences with the people who want to change to a healthier and more natural diet and lifestyle. She believes it is our responsibility to respect and protect Mother Earth and the other living beings. Török Gábor Török has been cooking food for more than 10 years and he keeps looking for ways to share his love through food with others. He became vegetarian 6 years ago as an experiment. He wanted to understand how to cook delicious meals for his vegetarian friends without using meat. Since then he has become continuously more conscious about what he eats, how it impacts his health, and how food gets to his table. He decided to choose a vegan life style 3 years ago to enjoy the benefits of a plant based diet and also to practice the choice of living a life that is less violent and respects other beings. Torok approaches life through the lenses of ahimsa and sustainability. Currently he lives in a permaculture farm and community and he is in the process of adjusting his diet to be based on mostly locally available, natural farming products. > How to make my inscription? By mailing us at email@example.com with "The Healthy Vegan Kitchen Workshop " in the subject bar. Guarantee your place! Limited places available! > Course Fees: Conscious price - 120€ (we also open the possibility for you to pay in a sliding scale from 90€ to 150€, depending on your possibilities at this moment, allowing this way an economical sustainability balanced point fair for everyone). > Besides this inspiring workshop, this fee includes: 3 delicious (mostly bio/ local/ vegetarian/ vegan) meals + 2 coffee / tea breaks a day, camping, hot shower, the possibility of meditation twice a day and a community experience you will never forget :) > The fares must be transferred at the moment of your inscription. In case of cancellation from our part we return the total amount. In case the participant cancels in the 15 days prior to the workshop, we charge 20%, in the last previous week we will be required to charge the totality. > How to arrive? Take a look here: http://www.ofojo-permaculture.org/faq/about-o-fojo/ Join us! Please share and invite your friends! 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