Wholefood Workshop Testimonies

by Vashte on September 30, 2014

“Great! Enjoyed it! It was a fun day and that chia – oh my gosh – So amazing – can’t wait to buy some and get making for home. Loved it and thanks Vashte for the experience. It was great and the knowledge you shared too …My soup was amazing and I shared with my parents they loved it too so good with my Curry plant in it chia pudding is next to make G Ritchie.

“The workshop is jam- packed full of great ideas for tasty and nutritious meals and snacks. I really enjoyed the workshop. The ladies were all lovely, and the ideas were just fantastic. I got an incredible amount of new ideas and recipes out of the day, which I have already started to use. I am off to the shops today to get a few additional things also. Can’t wait to permanently make even just a few changes (lemon in the morning, himilayan salt, coconut oil to cook etc etc) I really appreciate that you are a wealth of knowledge and experience, so I wanted to ask what I could. Thanks Vashte” C Borghouts.

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“Amazing! Thankyou for inviting me into your home to learn and taste some incredible recipes. I can’t wait to try my hand at the pizza and soup. Actually I cant wait to try them all! For me today has shown me that healthy eating is easy to make and so amazingly tasty and filling….Quinoa salad made last night! Yummy but think I overdid quinoa a bit :/ next to try…… Vegetable soup!” Sarah

“I felt this workshop was highly beneficial to me. I learnt so much about health, food and about weightloss. I thought it was great to learn while we were cooking” Liliana.

“Becoming more aware of the chemistry of the foods was invaluable. The food was delicious and nothing was too difficult or expensive, and I will be able to implement this at home.” Kylie

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Definitely learnt how to use healthier products and had a lot of fun learning.Thank you once again for your teaching of wonderful food ideas. My son and I had a lovely time shopping at Flannery’s on Sunday and purchased lots of new food. I made the slow cooked soup for dinner tonight and we loved it. Thank you for your fabulous recipes and we look forward to making most of them. I look forward to learning more from you. You are just so passionate.

“It was fantastic – great information and learning with practical doable recipes. I really liked that it was interactive.Thanks for yesterday Vashte it was a great workshop! And I’m definitely going to commit to making the pizza, sushi, cereal and chia pudding this month – one new thing a week :) I had lost some momentum with my clean eating so your workshop has rekindled the spark – thank you. I meant to ask you for the recipe for the dehydrator cracker which were fantastic – is there any chance I could get that off you as I can’t wait to try out me dehydrator!
Thanks again Vashte and I look forward to the release of the dates for your next workshops :)

“The combination of clear food- totally delicious! Plan ahead, empower myself and choice. Many new ingredients were used today that I am excited to apply to my lifestyle. Thankyou so much. Loved today!” Elizabethrose

“I came to get fresh cooking tips and I got it” Darren

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“I found you very knowledgeable and passionate about what you do. It was great to learn about new ingredients I have never used before. I will enjoy testing some of them out.” Jo

“Yes, I was very impressed. So many good things to try” Barbara.

“What a fun, interesting afternoon! Have learnt so much and can’t wait to try ideas and ways of cooking” C. Campbell

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“Inspiration and encouragement. We are on the right track. Keep doing what we are doing”. Gina

“Yes! Plenty of great information. Best part is making unknown ingredients far less scary. And everything tastes so good!  Change can be so difficult that often we don’t even take the leap at all. Attending your food workshop on the weekend not only took away our fear but inspired us to experiment and have fun with food that will only serve to nourish us… This morning we enjoyed your “Heaven in a Glass” and from a 5 and 9 year old, it got thumbs up. (Mr 5 said maybe less seeds would be good, but his glass was still well eaten from lol). Thank you Vash Te, we are so happy to have begun this path with your help.  Such an awesome afternoon. Would recommend to anybody wanting to take action toward real health xx Dylan was walking on clouds when we left, actually muttered “that was one of the best days of my life” haha, bless his little heart xxx  Love Paula and Dylan xx My kitchen has never smelt soo good. …Thanks to Vash Te and her amazing food workshop! ‪#‎vegesoup‬ ‪#‎pearledbarley‬ ‪#‎coconutheaven‬ And the best part is, it’s ALL GOOD! ‪#‎ohmygoodness‬!! Lol xx ” Paula

Do YOU want to be part of the wholefood revolution?!!

Come to my workshops where I keep the numbers low so that you can ask questions, get involved and play.

I take the pretentiousness out of healthy cooking.

I refuse Superfood Snobbery at the door.

We laugh, we try new ideas, we taste, we eat and we learn at our own pace.

Guest speakers and goodie bags are often available.

Topics coming up:

Lighten up It’s Summer!  Foods- Snacks – Weightloss

A Healthy and Delicious Wholefood Christmas!

Healthy Sweet Treats that will not make you fat, sick or bloated.

You are welcome to join me in any or all of my workshops coming up in Oct, Nov and Dec– but first….you will need to do a couple of things…:

1. You need to be registered to my website for an invite- that is easy… just add your email to the top right corner of my home page www.Vashte.com

2. Keep an eye out for dates- those subscribed have already been invited.

3. Email me at info@vashte.com with these details:

Full name

Full address

Phone number

The date you are interested in.

If you want to invite your friends- I need have all these details too thanks xx

Register to show your interest…. and get an invite!!!!!


xx Vashte xx

Taking the mystery out of Healthy Eating- and the Snobbery.

Wholefood Workshops new available! 2014 www.vashte.com

xx Vashte xx

Please subscribe to the website to show interest for these workshops – thanks in advance xx






Beef, Chia and Feta Rissoles made EASY!

by Vashte on October 30, 2013

15 min meal – wholefood- gluten free – weightloss- superfood- family friendly

Vashte's Beef, Chia and Feta Rissoles

I dont eat a whole heap of red meat so usually, when I do; I like to slow-cook it so that my body can more easily actually absorb the nutrients; but every now and then I like something different.  So here is my ‘something different’ from the other night! This meal is mega healthy of course, mega easy, and mega fast. There is no excuse. Lets get you in and out of the kitchen as fast as possible whilst ensuring you obtain healthy, tasty, nutritious meals that are good for you, and the family!

Always use organic produce where you can. Always use fresh produce as opposed to canned, or bottled products, but as you will see, sometimes we just need to opt for the bottled version for whatever reason. Yes- I use canned and bottled products, but I make this as rare as possible. Food has to be suited to your lifestyle- don’t make it a big deal. Make it real for you and your needs. Simple. We complicate too much in life. Don’t add food to that list! Make your meals fun, healthy, and delicious! When you do, you will gag the next time you grab a falsely ,marketed ‘healthy’ meal anywhere. Beware of marketing- very clever lies indeed. Healthy food is not rocket science. Your body soon educates you as to what you like to eat- if you give it half the chance. You are your own guru!!

Note to you: I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to the Greek Islands and Turkey (happy dance). What I would like to point out to my fellow Australians, as I reside in this beautiful looking country is, the food down here.. has NO TASTE. Yes really!!! I popped in to the supermarket and bought some ‘fresh produce’ the other day shortly after returning.. pfffff. NONE of it had any taste. And it was all giant size, and farrrr to perfect looking to be REAL. Be aware of the food you are eating, and what it has gone through to get to you.

Thankfully I visited my local Farmers Markets on the first possible Saturday and bought some local produce. It was better, but certainly not the quality I enjoyed whilst in the Greek Islands in particular. Do you realise most of us have forgotten what real food tastes like? I was dancing happy dances over the Greek Salads… wow the kaleidoscope of flavours I enjoyed from the REAL tomatoes, cucumbers, onions.. oh Lord -the Feta cheese!!!! The yoghurt!!! WOW!!! Our food down here is abysmal. Try to find the best quality you can via organics, free range, pesticide free, grass fed meat NOT GRAIN FED!!!! It is not as easy as it ought to be, but if we vote with our money… the farmers HAVE to change as supply and demand dictate what is popular. DEMAND BETTER. The more we buy AWAY from the supermarkets, the more the BULLIES have to sit up and take notice as the ONE thing they HATE is losing MONEY. This is the language they speak in. MONEY. They do not care for my, nor your health. They do not care about reducing terminal illness. They do not care about you not being able to afford food. They do not care.

They care about MONEY. That is it. So search out your local farmers. When you buy food that is IN SEASON it is not as expensive. It is also much better for you. Our bodies need different nutrients at different times of the year- hence why certain foods  grow at those times. It is all natural, and logical (neither of which can the supermarkets claim to be!) Remember: supply and demand.

If you want some options on potentially affordable organic produce, often delivered to your door- message me and I will help you find some close to you. Make little changes first. Don’t try to change everything all at once. If you make a little change, you are often surprised at how easy that change is, and then you become encouraged to make more little changes. Before you know it… you are more healthy, happy and vibrant than you were when you started! It gets easier and easier! All you need to do is take one step, then the door opens and you start to really see things you previously had been dulled to.

It is time to wake up and take charge of your life. Take charge of your health. And so NO to things you absolutely dont agree with. Like experiencing ANY lack whatsoever; ANY health issues whatsoever; ANY helplessness whatsoever.  You dont know what you dont know. Take the blinkers off- they were often unintentionally put there by people who love you from birth, because they have them on too! We live in a beautiful, but mixed up, muddled up world if you believe everything you are told and see on that evil contraption in your living room – your TV. Quit it. Life is not lived fully by sweeping issues under the carpet, nor by circumnavigating around topics trying not to ‘insult or hurt’ people. It is time to get direct and ask questions point blank, and expect point blank answers. Figure out for yourself how to solve the issue, and/or connect with people who can help you. Not keep you down.

xx ONE life. Live it well. xx

Vashte's Superfood Rissoles

You deserve the recipe now that my rant is over!!! xx

What you need:


  • 300- 500 gm organic, grass fed beef mince. (as healthy as you can get it)
  • 1-2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Himalayan salt and pepper
  • herbs, fresh is great but you can use packaged as well. I used  thyme, and cayenne pepper today. Cayenne pepper is a thermagenic. This means it can help boost the metabolism whilst digesting. It is also very spicy if you are not used to spicy hot foods, so go easy on it especially to start.
  • A few leaves of kale

To bind the ingredients:

  • 3 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • Organic coconut oil for flash frying.


  •  40 gm Feta cheese
  • Organic tomato sauce from a bottle- found in supermarkets – or make your own if you have time!

How To Make It Work:

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix with your hands. Add more veges if you like- try grated carrot, zucchini, peas…
  • The eggs will help to bind the mixture as will the chia seeds. Allow the mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes. This will permit the chia to expand. If you think the mixture is not binding well enough, add one more egg and mix well.
  • Roll into balls and flatten to make patties:

Vashte's superfood rissoles

  • In a large saucepan, melt 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil over low to med heat.
  • Add your rissoles once the oil is melted and warm. Brown slowly on both sides.
  • Once browned, add tomato sauce and sprinkle feta cheese in with the tomato sauce. Leave rissoles in the pan with the sauce.
  • Allow the sauce to heat and cheese to melt. If you think you need more sauce, add just a little water to make the sauce less thick and enable it to become more viscous. (runny).
  • Once warmed through, ensure the rissoles are cooked completely. Once this is achieved- they are ready to serve.
  • Serve with gluten free spaghetti- a VERY  small portion; and a LARGE portion of leafy green salad. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get too many green vegetables so go wild!!

Bon apetite!!This is a complete, filling, nutritious meal. Suitable for the entire family. If you are looking to lose weight, opt to enjoy this meal without spaghetti. Enjoy it with the rissoles and green leafy salad. It is a rare day that I ever eat pasta- Gluten free or not – I am just giving you options to suit all members of a potential family.

Vashte's Superfood Grass Fed Beef Rissoles

xx Vashte xx






CREATE your Joy!!

by Vashte on August 7, 2013

In a world where dreams are stolen, shattered and destroyed every day, it is a welcome respite when you find your light, however faint, still flickering away. Although muted by the events of the world, your candle never goes out. It was designed to withstand the greatest of tragedies, and in some cases shine brighter through those times.

HOPE. Vashte www.vashte.com

Realise this: the tiniest candle outshines the darkest dark- every time.

There is hope. There is strength. There are possibilities.

  • You can.
  • You will.
  • You are able and capable.

When you find yourself facing those dark times, don’t give up. Don’t turn and run. Don’t cower and hide. STAND tall. FACE your fear, and you will find it turns into a sniveling little willow the wisp and runs away FROM YOU. Fear is most often a fear of the unknown. Why we are afraid of the unknown is intriguing as the unknown is where we grow the most. The unknown is where the possibilities lie! The unknown is where you go when you want change to happen in your life! How can we expect anything different when we continue to repeat the same behaviour, the same thoughts, associate with the same type of people?

Same shit, different day? Well that can be someone else’s mantra. It is certainly not mine or any of my clients!

The world will want you to believe that mantra. ”The world” is not here to support you in your dreams, your goals or your aspirations… until you make it support your dreams, goals and aspirations!

When they say ”it is all in your mind”.. you better believe it! Because it is!

Think about this if you would:

  • 2 children born into the same family, treated exactly the same but-
  • One child believes for some ‘strange’ they will one day win gold at the Olympics, despite the obstacles, despite parents putting them down, despite school mates poking fun at them.
  • The second child who listens to the put downs, and believes them; Owning those condemning thoughts and useless affirmations =  Believes they will never amount to anything.
  • What do you think happens in adult life?
  • The first child grows into a strong adult, capable of anything, overcoming ALL obstacles seemingly effortlessly.
  • The second child grows into a shadow of an adult, timid and afraid. Shy and quiet. Introverted and introspective. Life is difficult at the best of times.
  • Two individual people, dealing with life in very different ways.

It is all in the mind. Build the strength of your mind.

I believe without a doubt we are ALL made in the image and likeness of God; that we are righteous through Christ. My Bible tells me these Truths. These are integral aspects of learning that ‘man’ does not have the final say over who you are, what you are, nor what you amount to – today, tomorrow OR as you were as a child, nor what you did yesterday. Live within the law of man, yes, but don’t let other people’s opinions as to what you are capable of dictate your life to you!! If you can dream a dream, it is yours to achieve it. Why do you think you dream your dreams, specific to you? Your dreams are different to my dreams! Your dreams are created by you and for you to achieve. If you can imagine it, you can dream it, if you can dream it you can set it in your future time line and make it a goal to hit! Make it fun! Step outside that box! You are stronger than you think you are! Oh yes you are!! BELIEVE it. KNOW it. OWN it.

Find your Joy in this life. It is never too late to start. Awaken to see the Truth in every given situation. Understand you are very special. You are needed in this life. You are here for such a time as this and you fit in perfectly, if only you learn to love yourself the way God loves you. If He sees you as perfect, righteous and beautiful- as He does– why do you not see yourself as this also? SEE the Truth. HONOUR yourself. GROW into the YOU that you are designed to be.

Don’t worry about the past. Make peace with it. Forgive every day, and ask for forgiveness for your mistakes. Allow yourself to change. Allow yourself to explore. Find out what inspires you, what motivates you, what EXCITES you? It does not matter what other people think of these things- they are yours! What other people think of you is not your business so long as you walk in love!  BE the type of person you want to meet! Don’t LOOK for what you want in your world! CREATE it!

You CANNOT change other people. You CANNOT change your husband or wife. You CANNOT change your parents, your children, your friends. You CANNOT change another person. So please stop trying! It is a waste of time and completely redundant! So what CAN you change? YOU can change YOU. TODAY. Right NOW. You can start to look at how YOU can change YOURSELF to BECOME the awesomeness of you! BE kindness. BE joy-filled. BE peace. BE love. BE patience. BE faith. BE all the things you value in life. THEN you will open your life to other people of the same calibre. THEN you will create the change you would like in your life.


There IS goodness out there. There IS life! There is faith! There IS fun! There IS an incredible lightness of being and its all out there!! Ór rather..it is all WITHIN you … all it takes is a little exploring, a little understanding, a little open-mindedness, and a touch of love and patience. You have all this and more inside of you! Even if you don’t see it, feel it or think it possible – I DO.

I BELIEVE in YOU. If that is what it takes to help you step up, and out of that box that you currently live within, let ME believe IN you and offer my hand in HOPE and BELIEF until YOU can BELIEVE it all for yourself. You have a MIGHTY God looking down on you, wanting so much to love on you, support you, care for you.. one step at a time. That is my mantra for life. One step. That is all it takes.

One step towards your Joy. Towards your Peace. Towards your Strength. When you take one step, you can take another, and then another, and before too long you have taken yourself, by taking ownership of your own life, into a whole new rhelm- a rhelm of life that is very real, and very tangible for those of us who live in it.

JOY Filled Life with Vashte www.vashte.com

If you would like to talk more with me on my coaching programmes, please feel free to make contact. My email is: info@vashte.com.  I offer my hand in help and assistance. Perhaps I can be that person to walk with you for a short time, or for a long time, side by side through life for a while. Empowering you through mindful strategies, giving you tools in life to aid and assist you in making strategic, healthy decisions; encouraging you to find your Joy, find your Peace, Find your Strength when you think all hope is lost, or you are just looking for some direction.

No matter what- you have everything you need within you. Right here, right now. It may be a simple matter of flicking a switch in your mind, changing a couple of behaviours, or enabling you to fall back in love with life… who knows.. you are unique and every single person is different. And important. And so very special.

You are very, very important, and you are needed in this life. You are needed for today.

“The Joy of the Lord is my Strength” Neh 8:10 Maybe you could let that be your joy too!! It is so much easier that way.

God Bless you and thank you for spending time on my blog xx

xx Vashte xx