Nosh & Natter

Nosh & Natter is an informal get together at my place in West Bridgford, on Wednesday 17th July from 12.30 – 2pm.

Nosh & Natter

For £12.50 you’ll receive a delicious 2 course vegan lunch and we’ll talk about healthy eating, wellbeing and life in general and I’ll share my cooking and nutrition know how

Please let me know if you have any allergies or specific dietary requirements

It will be a place for the nutrition or vegan curious, people who’d like to meet like minded people or they just want a tasty meal and company

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Have a wander around my garden

This is the first event and I’m hoping to offer it on a regular basis, although the day and time may change depending on what people would like
Please contact me for further details or to book a place at the table
07946 301338

Yoga, healthy eating and a 3 course vegan lunch

Yoga, healthy eating and a 3 course vegan lunch

MONDAY 20th May 2019 FROM 10.30 – 12.45pm
IN WEST BRIDGFORD
THE COST IS £30

 

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Why not come and join a small group of mixed ability yoga students practicing gentle, mindful Yoga in a beautiful calm space that has underfloor heating.
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Debbie will guide you through gentle, relaxing but specific movements that will help with general flexibility, mobility, balance and strength.  In a small group like this she can spend time with each person to make sure they are in the correct position to maximise a pose.  The yoga session will close with a guided meditation where you can let go into your body and breath; leaving you feeling relaxed and at ease.
This will be followed by a healthy 3 course vegan lunch made by me.  We’ll spend time relaxing  around the table and as a trained nutrition coach and chef I will share some of my nutritional expertise, deliver tips for healthy eating and answer any questions.
Debbie will also be on hand to answer any specific questions about her yoga practice.
Here’s a taste of the food that has tantalised previous tastebuds:
Wholesome soup, colourful quinoa salad, herby flatbreads, decadent chocolate pots, banana bread and fresh fruit.  All served with refreshments

This is a great time to get to know your fellow students and to ask us questions about yoga, healthy eating, lifestyle changes etc.

 

 

The whole event will leave you feeling nourished and balanced.

All this for £30
Contact either Susan on 07946 301338 or Debbie on 07941 526136

We are limited to 8 people so book early to guarantee your place

 

 

 

 

 

Pilates and vegan lunch

Pilates and vegan lunch

Welcome to our pilates and vegan lunch workshop.  The event is taking place in West Bridgford, Nottingham on Wednesday 22nd May from 10.30 – 12.45pm.

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Michael will be delivering a Fitness Pilates session incorporating elements of stretching, relaxation and meditation as well as improving flexibility, mobility and core stability. You will need to wear comfy clothing for this and bring a yoga mat if you have one, although we have some spares
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Whilst you are being stretched and flexed I’ll be preparing your 3 course vegan lunch.  After a comfort break we’ll sit around the dining table and enjoy some delicious and nutritious vegan food.  You can ask questions about Michael’s session or ask me about healthy eating.  You will also be able to take home the recipes
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The whole morning is very relaxed and informal, you may see the odd cat weave their way through the pilates session to seek out the underfloor heating!

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This event is perfect for those who are regular pilates attendees or newbies, as Michael is able to offer different levels to challenge you and your balance, flexibility and strength.  The reward for that commitment  is some superb relaxing meditation to get you ready for my nutritious nosh

The cost for all this is £30, made payable by bank transfer, Paypal, cheque or if necessary cash on the day.  We can accommodate a maximum of 8 people, so please contact me to book your place

Susan Hart: 07946 301338 susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk

 

Valentine chocolate making class

Valentine chocolate making class

Learn how to create your own bespoke raw vegan chocolates from 3 simple ingredients and a bit of nutritional knowhow.  The chocolate making workshop takes place at my West Bridgford cooking school

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Previous guests getting stuck in.

And really enjoy making these luxurious chocolatey treats

 

The class will take place week beginning 11th February and repeated at the following times

Monday 11th, 11.00 – 12.15pm

Tuesday 12th 12.30 – 1.45pm

Tuesday 12th 5.30- 6.45pm

Wednesday 13th 11.00- 12.15pm

Thursday 14th 12.30 – 1.45pm

Simply pick a date and time that suits and contact me to book your place

Susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk or 07946 301338

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What’s included

  • How to create your own raw chocolate from scratch with minimal equipment and experience
  • All ingredients are included and you’ll receive a recipe card
  • The differences and benefits of raw chocolate over commercial chocolate
  • Customise your chocolates with a variety of freeze dried fruits, nuts and flavours, including heart shaped moulds
  • Take home your chocolates in your own customised packaging

All this and lots of tasting too for £25 per person: maximum 4 people

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Photo courtesy of Wilow and Dove

 

Take a virtual peak around my kitchen where you will be making your own chocolates

My WORKSHOPS ARE FREE FROM GLUTEN, DAIRY AND EGG

 

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If you’d like to come to any of the workshops please contact me

Susan Hart, nutrition coach

susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk

07946 301338

 

Mindfulness and healthy eating for Wellbeing

Mindfulness and healthy eating for Wellbeing

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We held our first workshop on Monday 21st January, and it was lovely to have such a wonderful group of people enjoying themselves

the feedback was so positive that we have decided to deliver another one, this time in the evening
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Thursday 28th February 2019, 6-8.15pm, West Bridgford, NottinghamPrice : £30

Join Yasmin and Susan for a wonderful workshop of mindfulness followed by a vegan dinner prepared by Susan.

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In the first hour or so Yasmin will guide you through mindfulness practices that help cultivate an increase in physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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Photo by Tim Goedhart on Unsplash

 By directing our awareness to our experiences and working with the breath, the body and whatever is present in our experience we can develop skills that help us savour the good and respond with greater wisdom to what is difficult.

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Mindfulness is a skill we can all develop and when we do it brings greater peace, compassion and happiness to our every day lives.

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Photo by Artem Bali on Unsplash

When we bring the quality of mindfulness to our eating, we can enjoy our food even more and so we will also practice eating mindfully with Susan’s delicious and nutritious vegan lunch!

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Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash

Yasmin’s classes are experiential and encourage a sense of exploration with a quality of playfulness to combine learning with enjoyment.

This session is suitable both for people who are new to mindfulness and want to experience the practices first hand and also those who have studied and/or practice mindfulness regularly and would like to enjoy practising in a small group setting.
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This session is all about healthy eating and enjoyment.  We’ll spend time relaxing around the table and as a trained nutrition coach and chef I will share some of my nutritional expertise, deliver tips for healthy eating and answer any questions.  All whilst you all enjoy a healthy balanced vegan lunch.  Yasmin will also be on hand to answer any specific questions about her mindfulness practice.
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Here’s a taste of the food that has tantalised previous tastebuds:
Wholesome soup, colourful quinoa salad, pea and mint pakoras, veggies with tahini lentils, apple cinnamon tarts, banana bread and fresh fruit.  All served with refreshments

Allergies or intolerances  No problem, I can make separate dishes that are suitable for you, just let me know in advance
This is a small workshop for a maximum of 8 -10 people so please book early to avoid disappointment
Contact Susan on 07946 301338 or susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk  or Yasmin info@mindfulnessmakessense.com Tel: 07714290127
for more information or to make a payment
About Susan Hart and Yasmin Holmes
me2Susan is a Nottingham-based nutrition coach, advising clients about the benefits and process of healthy eating. This is delivered on an individual, group or organisation basis. For clients wishing to stay healthy and possibly lose weight she offers vegan cooking classes.  As a vegan chef she also writes restaurant reviews for the Nottingham Post as well as regularly writing for the West Bridgford Wire, Nottingham Aspect, Happiful magazine and other local and national journals.  Visit her website www.nutrition-coach.co.uk to find out more.
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Yasmin has been teaching mindfulness for a number of years and is a Breathworks and .B qualified mindfulness teacher.  She works with individuals and organisations teaching mindfulness practices for a range of situations from stress and anxiety management to pain management, leadership development and improvement in wellbeing.  She is founder of Mindfulness Makes Sense  http://www.mindfulnessmakessense.com/, and is an Associate tutor for the University of Nottingham’s Professional Development mindfulness and well-being courses.
Detail about this event can also be found on Yasmin’s website http://www.mindfulnessmakessense.com/mindfulness-with-healthy-eating.html

Make your own Christmas Chocolates

Make your own Christmas Chocolates

Fancy making your own vegan Christmas chocolates? I have classes in West Bridgford on Tuesday 11th and 18th or Thursday 13th and 20th December at 12.30 and 5.30pm. The cost is £25 per person. If you’d like to come along please contact me 07946 301338

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Create your own bespoke vegan chocolates, perfect for sharing this Christmas.
My previous guests had a blast

Raw chocolate is the process of making chocolate from raw, unroasted cacao powder, which maintains nutrients lost in the roasting process; making it high in antioxidants, which help keep the body healthy and reduce cell damage.

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I will teach you a simple technique to create raw chocolate using natural sweeteners to give a deep, rich and satisfying flavour.
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You can then customise your chocolate using freeze dried fruits, nuts and natural flavourings, and gift wrap them for friends and family (or for yourself!)

 

I will also share my healthy eating tips and nutritional know how.
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Join me at my vegan cookery school in West Bridgford, for the very reasonable price of £25 – all ingredients, recipes, equipment and gift bags to take your chocolates home are provided.
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contact me to book your date and time
Tuesday 11th and 18th or Thursday 13th and 20th December at 12.30 and 5.30pm.

Check out my video of a previous chocolate cooking class

Yin yoga and chocolate

Yin yoga and chocolate

Tuesday 2nd October , 6pm – 8.15pm

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We will kick start this gentle yin yoga and chocolate making workshop with some mood enhancing chocolate making.  Using three simple ingredients (Raw cacao, cacao butter and agave) you will help create some deliciously flavoured handmade chocolates using a choice of dried raspberries, nuts or essential oils like lavender, peppermint and geranium.
Your chocolates, like you will be unique especially when you gift wrap and finish them with ribbons etc
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Here are some previous guests enjoying their chocolate making experience
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After you’ve made and tasted your chocolaty delights and have a surge of healthy feel good hormones, join Karen in a gentle yin yoga practise concentrating on the heart energy and meridians. When the heart energy is balanced we feel balanced, alive, vital, warm, nourished, inner peace and harmonious.

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A good self care regime ensures that we have enough energy to give out to others, if we always give out and never receive we become out of balance. Come and practice with her to top up your cup.

Be nourished, joyful, have fun, make and eat chocolate, laugh and indulge in you.

All this for only £30

We can accommodate up to 8 people, so If you’d like to join us on Tuesday 2nd October please contact either Susan Hart on 07946 301338 or Karen Jackson on 07412 503599 or book via Karens website at   Bamboo Yoga Online
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Private cooking lessons

Private cooking lessons

I regularly run vegan group cooking classes for a maximum of four people, in my 5* rated kitchen in West Bridgford, Nottingham.  These are relaxed and informal affairs that occur at fixed times of day and I decide what recipes you will be cooking

 

If you don’t like the idea of a group cooking session, maybe consider my private 121 sessions. They are ideal if you need to build up your cooking confidence, have more guidance and support, want to tailor the session to a specific dish, ingredient or time of day.

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We will spend about 1 hour and 15 minutes creating a dish that can be of your choosing.  We’ll also have plenty of time for questions about vegan cooking, general nutrition or issues that are personal to you

Have a sneak peek and my kitchen

 

Many of my clients are not vegan but want to reduce their meat consumption, increase their vegetable intake, opt for a more plant based diet, try healthier alternatives or have a vegan in the family and are not sure if the meals they are providing are balanced and nutritious

You can come along for just one session at a cost of £45 or have three for £110.  You will receive a free recipe folder, all the ingredients, equipment, take the dish home and of course my cooking and nutritional know how

Here’s what a few of my other private clients have had to say

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So if I have inspired you to want to make some healthy, tasty and delicious vegan dishes then please contact me and we can arrange a date and time that works for us both

07946 301338

susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk

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Cheers to vegan beer

Cheers to vegan beer!

For more healthy eating advice please visit my website http://www.nutrition-coach.co.uk/

With the rise in popularity of cask ales and craft beers, I’ve noticed over the last year or so a number of establishments have started serving unfined vegan beer and lager. Breweries that saw the potential for this un-tapped (sorry!) market include Magpie, Angel Microbrewery, Brewdog and Castle Rock. Many of them also serve tasty vegan food too

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Angel

 

Magpie, a Nottingham based brewery is sold in two local pubs; Crafty Crow opposite Nottingham castle and Doctor’s orders on Mansfield Road, Carrington. I visited the crafty crow on two occasions, the first time they didn’t have any vegan beers on tap. The second time was more successful and I had the choice of one draft beer and a couple of craft beers and a few lager’s.

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I opted for the draft cherry raven, a rather tasty dark cherry stout. It looked so appetising and didn’t disappoint; not too sweet or fruity. The pub also has a food menu, but with only one choice of starter and main, I’d probably go elsewhere to eat.

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One of my volunteers (Paul Clarke) visited their other hostelry; Doctor’s orders, an incredibly small intimate place but they were able to offer a Magpie ale. Unfortunately the pumps were not clearly labelled and the staff didn’t know that another beer from the Framework brewery was also vegan. Being so small they don’t serve any vegan food options other than snacks.

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You can also read my review in today’s Nottingham Post and online

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In the name of research I continued to drink my way around Nottingham and happened upon the Barley Twist on Canal Street, a Castle Rock establishment. The staff were very well informed and the beers clearly labelled

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I opted for a light beer called ‘fallen odyssey’ and my drinking companion ordered another vegan beer the session IPA.

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Both were delicious and easy to drink. Another good Castle Rock pub that deserves a special mention is the Horse and Plough at Bingham, they always have at least one vegan beer on draft and unlike most of the other pubs serves great vegan food, it even has a separate vegan menu and again the staff are knowledgeable and helpful

 

Good food brings me on to The Angel on Stoney Street in Hockley. Not only are all its beers vegan and brewed on the premises, but their vegan food is also well worth a visit. I’ve tried their amazing jackfruit pulled burger and ‘steak’ and squash pie, with the best chips ever. Their beers are pretty good too ranging from a light easy to drink session beer to dark stouts and everything inbetween.

 

The last place on my mini vegan beer tour was Brewdog on Broad Street. It specialises in craft beers that tend to be a bit stronger, but their Punk IPA (on draft) at 5.6% ABV wasn’t too bad as long as I stuck to just a half. They also do a fair amount of vegan food to soak up the alcohol

 

I’ll just squeeze in three more Castle Rock pubs (visited by another volunteer, Kate) that deserve a mention; the Yarn bar, in the Theatre Royal, the Fox and Grapes in Sneinton market and the Beer Headz, in the old ticket office at the station. Staff at both pubs were very well informed and enthusiastic about their beers, but unfortunately the beers were not labelled as vegan

 

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Fox and Grapes

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I am really excited by the prospect of more pubs embracing vegan beers, my waistline on the other hand might not be as excited!