I work as a Nutritional Therapist and Raw Food maker under the name of Recipe for Health UK. This came about as a result of many years of problematic digestive issues, much personal research and the eventual diagnosis of both gluten and dairy intolerance.
Recipe For Health offers private consultations which can help both physical and mental well-being, including digestive issues, fatigue, sleep problems mental health issues including ADHD and depression, weight lose and of course, food intolerance.
As a way of promoting the above, I make and sell raw cakes, desserts and savouries, all gluten, dairy and refined sugar free. This has to date been well received at various events and markets. I also run group workshops on a similar theme depending on subject demand but in the main, people embrace the opportunity to learn a healthier way to eat and enjoy trying something different.
Both plant based diet and food intolerance is growing and I felt that students studying catering would benefit from learning more about this. So I was delighted with the enthusiasm of the staff at Coleg Ceredigion when I approached them with this in mind and was granted a full day to run workshops with years 1 & 2. We had a great day earlier in April and judging by how quickly the good disappeared, it was enjoyed by all!
I also had a great day running workshops with the catering students at Coleg Ceredigion on Friday 20th April focusing on Nutrition for gluten and dairy intolerance. I am frequently frustrated when dining out with the unimaginative menu and sometimes indifference shown, when I inform the cafe or restaurant that I am gluten and dairy intolerant. Add in vegetarianism or vegan and most places offer little or nothing.
There is a growing trend in eating a plant based diet as people learn more about the health benefits. My aim was to show the students how they can prepare quality food both pleasing to the eye and the palate, without even turning the oven on and to spark their imagination, enabling them to generate their own ideas and recipes in this area of catering. Judging by how quickly the good disappeared at lunchtime, I think the results were pleasing to both staff and students!
For more information please visit: www.recipeforhealthuk.com