Broaden Your Culinary Horizons With This Plant-Based Cooking Class

Reserve August 4 in your diary – Plant-Based Cooking Class with Nourish Food & Wellness is returning to Stirling for its ‘Asian Flavours’ edition!

Hosted by Nourish Food & Wellness owner, Samantha Butcher, you will be treated to a three-hour workshop in which time you will master how to cook a range of whole food plant-based dishes by means of both demonstrated and hands-on learning. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Photo by Samantha Butcher
  • Vegetable spring rolls with ginger lime dipping sauce 
  • Jackfruit san choy bau 
  • Rainbow noodle salad
  • Crispy lemongrass tofu
  • Miso glazed sweet potato 
  • Thai-style carrot and cucumber salad 
  • Vanilla bean kanten, spiced-roasted seasonal fruit and a hazelnut and sesame crumb

Sounds delicious, right? Well after all the cook-tops are turned off and the last spatula is placed in the sink, you and your fellow chefs in the making get to share your creations around a long-table feast.

Not only is this a wonderful and rewarding way to indulge in the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour, but a brilliant way to connect with like-minded people who are keen to embrace plant-based, healthful eating.

The success of the Nourish Food & Wellness cooking classes is as clear as a glass noodle, with every previous class selling out. Samantha credits her returning students as a testament to the positive experience that can be achieved by undertaking her classes – all topped off with laughter and wholesome community vibes.

Photo by Alan Evans

You’re in very safe hands too – Samantha has completed a Bachelor of Health Science, a Graduate Diploma in Wellness and has added Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching to her skill set. Having run Nourish Food & Wellness for ten years, Samantha is a talented entrepreneur, teacher and academic with a passion for plant-based foods.

“Initially, I ran food education programs for organisations such as Eat Well Be Active, the OPAL (Obesity Prevention & Lifestyle) program and SA Health, as well as contracting as a facilitator for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden program, which I still do, teaching plant-based cooking to school children,” Samantha shares.

“I consult one-on-one with people wanting to improve their health and wellness at the Kyron Healing Centre in Stirling, and also online via video, and work with groups running wellness workshops and cooking classes.”

Photo by Samantha Butcher

Vegans and non-vegans are both very welcome to join the Plant-Based Cooking Class: Asian Flavours without prejudice, as Samantha wishes to share her knowledge with everyone who is willing to take part.

“Plants, particularly vegetables, should be a part of everyone’s diet. Given that over 99 per cent of Australian children and 96 per cent of adults don’t eat the recommended amount of vegetables, this should be a priority for everyone. Having delicious ways to prepare them makes them so much easier to enjoy and include every day,” Samantha affirms.

“A whole food plant-based diet is the only diet that’s been shown to not only prevent, but to actually reverse, advanced cardiovascular disease and type-2 diabetes, and is associated with a lowered risk for many forms of cancer.

“Considering that chronic, long-term illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer account for more than 70 per cent of deaths worldwide, this is very significant.

“Not only that, but plant-based diets are much gentler on the planet, and don’t cause harm to animals,” Samantha shares.

Photo by Samantha Butcher

Asian Flavours’ will be well worth the 15 minute drive up the freeway to the quaint town of Stirling if you’re eager to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and expand your knowledge beyond learning just a new recipe.

Samantha leaves us with what she hopes to achieve, and what you can achieve by attending –

“I want people to know how simple, delicious and nourishing plant-based cooking can be. I hope to inspire people to embrace a plant-based lifestyle and experience for themselves the vibrancy and vitality that nourishing yourself properly can bring.”


What: Plant-Based Cooking Class: Asian Flavours
When: 4 August 2019, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Kyron Healing Centre, 16A Druid Avenue, Stirling
Tickets: Click here.

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