Tai chi and afternoon tea

T’ai chi and afternoon tea

Last years T’ai chi with afternoon tea event was a winner so we’re putting on another one.
 

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From 12.00 on Monday 29th July Debbie Spencer will take you through a guided, calm and relaxing t’ai chi session focusing on the breath and mindfulness. The moves you will practice are carried out very slowly, as this improves balance, fitness, flexibility and strength
If the weather is good (let’s be optimistic!) it will be outside in the garden under the shade of the weeping willow tree, so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

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Followed by a guided mediatation


Whilst you are concentrating I will be in the kitchen preparing your vegan afternoon tea, which with feature something savoury, scones with jam and vegan cream and another sweet treat. All served with lashings of refreshments

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we will then spend time around the table talking about healthy eating, wellbeing etc whilst you enjoy the nutritious and tasty vegan fair
The event will finish at 2.15

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It all takes place in West Bridgford and costs £30 inclusive
We are limited to 8 people so please book early to avoid disappointment
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Susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk or 07946 301338

 

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

 

My next vegan cooking class is all about the falafel

My next vegan cooking classes are all about the falafel – Tuesday 5th March 2018 5.30 – 6.45pm and Wednesday 6th March 12 – 1.15pm

In West Bridgford

I have a few places left on my next vegan cooking classes taking place this coming week in West Bridgford

I’m now on Trip advisor, so if you’ve been to my classes and enjoyed them could I please ask you to write a short review

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https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g1749652-d13807709-Reviews-Nutrition_Coach-West_Bridgford_Nottinghamshire_England.html

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The cost of attending a class is £25 and includes all the ingredients, recipe and nutritional guidance, advice and tips about the ingredients you will be cooking with. Or why not buy a bunch of them; if you purchase 5 classes for £125 I’ll throw an extra one in for free, and you’ll have a whole year to attend.

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The recipe is very versatile and can also be used to make burgers.  The tahini dressing is a great accompaniment for a salad, Moroccan tagine or drizzled over a filled jacket potato

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Contact me if you’d like to book a space, but please be quick as places are limited.
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vegan cookery classes

If you can’t make these dates I always have classes running on the following days and times Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 11 – 12.15pm, Tuesday from 12.15 – 1.30pm and Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 5.30 – 6.45pm

 

Its fine if you want to come to just this class or you could attend a series, in which case you can have 6 for the price of 5 i.e. £125, and they can be used within a year.

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Out of the 6 sessions only one is sweet based, the other 5 are savoury.  Previous guests have made sweet potato falafels, Mexican tacos, cauliflower and chickpea curry, chocolate pots, beetroot pearl barley risotto, tofu rice paper rolls to name but a few delicious vegan dishes.

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Feel free to take a peak around my kitchen!

 

If you’d like to come along please contact me on

07946 301338 to book your place.

 

 

Cheff, Trent Boulevard

 Cheff, Trent Boulevard Lady Bay – the new healthy eating takeaway

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The old Locksmiths shop on Trent Boulevard has recently been transformed in to Cheff, a new takeaway outlet.  But this is a fast food place with a difference it serves healthy ‘clean’ food.  The owner and inspiration behind the venture is Adam Sinnott..  You may think that Adam has a spelling mistake in the name of his business, but you’d be wrong because Cheff stands for Clean, Healthy, Energising, Fresh Food.

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These are bold claims so I went along to buy and try some of his ‘clean’ food.  As its early days Cheff is operating a slightly reduced menu that will expand over the coming weeks and months.

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Adam and the 5 steps

 

There are ‘5 steps’ to obtain your healthy food;

Step 1 (this sounds like a song!) choose your size, I went for the mini box for £5.95.

Step 2 Choose your protein; being vegan I could either have the homemade falafels or tofu.  I plumped for tofu.

Step 3 choose your base (basically your carbs), garlicky new potatoes for me.

Step 4 choose your veg (either hot or cold or both) roasted parsnips with maple syrup, crunchy slaw, roasted veg and spinach were all packed in to the recyclable cardboard mini box.

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My full review can all be seen on the wonderful West Bridgford Wire, where plenty of locals have also shared their comments https://westbridgfordwire.com/susan-hart-review-cheff-clean-food-takeaway-in-west-bridgford/?fbclid=IwAR2mO-Bl34YkrgF7RRJbL3u5A3_EmJ0Wcaah2sC33ogB9aHktesXtXveR7c

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Step 5 Choose your sauce. I’m not a huge bbq fan so I opted for the homemade blueberry sauce.  Secure the lid, take home and scoff!

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Which is exactly what I did.  And goodness me it was tasty.  I loved all the textures and flavours and the ‘mini‘ portion was certainly enough for lunch. If you were eating it in the park or in the car (not ideal but I know many of you do) then you can pick up compostable or recyclable cutlery and napkins.

The fresh colours of all the different veg made me feel very happy and healthy. The lightness and lack of stodge also made me feel energised and the absence of processed ingredients certainly fulfilled the ‘clean’ element. The protein packed tofu had me feeling nice and full

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Another time I’d be happy to pop in for a coffee, not only does Cheff serve coffee from 200 degrees,  a local supplier  but they have a selection of plant based milks to go with them.  If you’d rather have a cold drink, the cabinet is full of healthier energy drinks, vitamin rich fruit drinks and water

As well as local coffee Cheff also sells locally made chocolate from Lovely Fodder , who just happen to be next door

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So if you’re in the area why not give the ‘golden arches’ a miss and pop down Trent Boulevard, Lady Bay, West Bridgford, Nottingham for some healthy fresh fast food.  I know I’ll be back

Make your own chocolate mini Easter eggs

Make your own chocolate mini Easter eggs

Welcome to my mini Easter egg making class, where you will learn how to create your own bespoke raw chocolate mini Easter eggs for yourself or a loved one this April.

Join me Susan Hart, nutrition coach to learn how make raw chocolate from 3 simple ingredients.

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The Easter egg events will take place at my cooking school in West Bridgford, Nottingham week beginning 15th April and repeated at the following times and days

Monday 15th, 11.00 – 12.15pm

Tuesday 16th 12.30 – 1.45pm

Tuesday 16th 5.30- 6.45pm

Wednesday 17th 11.00- 12.15pm

Thursday 18th 1.30 – 2.45pm

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

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

The workshop is open to both individuals and parents and supervised children

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You will experience

  • How to create your own raw chocolate from scratch at home with minimal equipment and experience
  • The differences and benefits of raw chocolate over commercial chocolate
  • Customise your chocolate eggs with a variety of freeze dried fruits, nuts or flavours
  • Take home Easter Eggs in your own customised packaging

Check out this short video of previous chocolate making guests

 

All this and lots of tasting too for £25.

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I welcome any questions you may have about the event or if you’d like to book a place or book as a group then please get in touch

susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk

07946 301338

 

 

Mother’s Day Special – Raw vegan chocolate

Mother’s Day Special – Raw vegan chocolate

Looking for some Mother’s Day ideas or inspiration; how about a unique gift for you to enjoy with your Mum?

Join me Susan Hart, nutrition coach to create your own raw vegan chocolates, all free from gluten, dairy, soy and egg.

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

 

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You will take home the recipe from the session plus your personalised gift wrapped Mother’s Day chocolates.

All for the very reasonable price of £25.

The classes will take place week beginning 25th March and repeated at the following times and days

Monday 25th, 11.00 – 12.15pm

Tuesday 26th 12.30 – 1.45pm

Tuesday 26th 5.30- 6.45pm

Wednesday 27th 11.00- 12.15pm

Thursday 28th 12.30 – 1.45pm

Friday 29th 11.00 – 12.15pm

The workshop is open to both individuals and mothers and daughters/sons.

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

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

Some previous guests show their creativity and flair

 

The classes will be held at my vegan cooking school in West Bridgford. This is a small group workshop (max 4 people) and you’ll be making your Mothers day chocolates from scratch.  And whilst they are setting you’ll personalise your gift bags with a selection of labels, stickers and ribbon

Check out this short video montage of previous guests enjoying themselves

 

I welcome any questions you may have about the evening or if you’d like to book then please contact me Susan@nutrition-coach.co.uk  07946 301338

I look forward to welcoming you in March

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

 

Portello Lounge, West Bridgford

Veg out – Portello Lounge, West Bridgford

Restaurant review

There is one large retail space on Central Avenue in West Bridgford that, over the last few years has had more reinventions than Madonna.  It reopened just before Christmas as ‘Portello Lounge’, part of a chain of restaurants across the country, with one of its sister restaurants, Bendigo Lounge doing very nicely in Beeston

Portello Lounge, West Bridgford

It use to be Mudcrab; a large unit over two floors that I always found was half empty. What drew me in on this particular Sunday was their promotion on Facebook of a separate vegan and gluten free menu.

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The doors open at 9am for weekend breakfast so we got there at 9.30 and it was relatively quite; a few couples were there with their dogs enjoying the papers and a coffee whilst relaxing on the sofas.  A young family arrived and there was plenty of room for the buggy and the energetic children.  The restaurant has a reasonable supply of board games, crayons and paper to keep the young diners amused and relatively quiet

Portello Lounge, West Bridgford

We sat at a table at the back and asked for the vegan menu.  I’d already glanced at it on line but I wanted to see what else they did.  The vegan breakfast sprang out, but I was also tempted to try the ‘bacon’ roll or the avocado on ciabatta.  But no I’ll stick with my first choice along with an oaty cappuccino.  My other half wanted to try the halloumi and sweetcorn fritters so he ordered the veggie breakfast.  You have to order at the bar and remember your table number.  On the way back it’s a chance to pour yourself some iced water from the large Kilner jars

Portello Lounge, West Bridgford

The coffees arrived first and were nice and hot and strong; good start.

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About 10 minutes later the hot breakfasts were delivered and the server asked if we needed any sauces etc.

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My breakfast looked like a very satisfying plateful.  The beans are served in a separate enamel cup and my toast had some vegan spread on it (or at least I hope it was).  The lonely falafel was small but lovely and crunchy I could have eaten a few more of those. I’m not a big fan of vegan bacon as it tastes too salty but it provided a chewy texture.  The mushrooms looked and tasted like they came out of a tin and had been boiled, not a pleasant eating experience and quite a disappointment. The peppers on the other hand were delicious and sweet and again I could have eaten a heap of those. On the whole the £7.50, the same for the veggie breakfast, seemed a reasonable price.

My review is also online with Nottingham Live https://www.nottinghampost.com/whats-on/food-drink/its-very-difficult-spot-who-2444567

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The vegetarian breakfast also went down well.  The much anticipated halloumi and sweetcorn fritters were a bit of a disappointment, apparently the sweetcorn was the overriding flavoured, although he liked the crunchy texture.

 

We never felt rushed or crowded and the server was very diligent and asked how the food was and if we wanted anything else.  On the subject of the staff, without a badge, uniform or apron it is very difficult to spot who are workers and customers.  At busy times I can image this could be a frustration if you want to get someone’s attention.

 

We were very pleased with our food, drinks and service, but I also visited the Lounge the week in between Christmas and New Year and it was bedlam. Packed, noisy, uncleared tables, unavailable food items, over an hours wait for food, partially delivered orders etc. So my advice is choose your timings carefully