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Want to come to my next Wholefood Workshop?

by Vashte on November 3, 2014

 

I have just hung up from a phone call. It was from one of the ladies who came to last Saturdays’ Wholefood Workshop.

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She loved it! Click HERE to see what they are saying!

She can’t believe how one afternoon in my kitchen has already changed her so dramatically! I am stoked. It is because of these testimonies and changes that I quietly do what I do. Fumbling along I go, making mistakes, and certainly not following the protocol for best marketing.. or pretty much anything.. … but following the protocol is what I have done all my life and following too closely results in very little action. So I’m doing this.. and it turns out.. doing it well!

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Truth is not loud and truth is not brash. Truth is gentle and calm. Truth is ease and simplicity. Truth is freedom and empowerment.

Truth is love, and love is never brash.

This particular lady has not had the easiest time in life so far, but you would never know it meeting her. She is bright and vibrant and full of energy. Funny how some people just choose to make the best of life as opposed to dwelling on the pain of past.

My Wholefood Workshops have been designed to empower people. They are designed to introduce you to new ingredients, cooking styles, and concepts of thinking. I talk about the integrity of ingredients, and can offer suggestions as to where to get quality products, without paying the earth. I draw down on my learnings from the three paradigms of Spirit, Soul AND Body to provide, what I hope to be, a rich and deep, grounded, fun learning experience.

We make great food together,

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and we sit together to eat.

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The best bonding time is often through sitting down to  share good food and drink.

I offer a safe, relaxed environment where even the most unconfident people in the kitchen can have fun and experience good times making good food with good people.. resulting in delicious morsels to eat there and then, but more importantly to take home to share with family, and friends. Building confidence. That is what I am about.

Confidence- this is what these workshops aim to provide for you.

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Do you want to join us in a Wholefood Workshop before the end of the year? I only have two left.

1. Saturday 15th nov 2014 – A Wholefood Healthy Christmas.

  • Are you interested in some new ideas for delicious food on Christmas Day and this season?
  • Some food that won’t leave you feeling heavy, bloated, sick and overfull?
  • Food that tastes amazing, looks incredible and is easy to make?

There are 5 places left for this workshop. Book in now by emailing me here: info@vashte.com

I would love to share the afternoon with you!

2. Saturday 6th Dec 2014 Healthy Sweet Treats.

  • Do you think that healthy food means no sweetness at all?
  • Do you think you will never be able to eat chocolate again when you eat healthy?

This workshop is designed to show you how sweet healthy sweets can be, and give you alternatives to white processed sugars for natural sweeteners so you can  swop out dead ingredients without missing out!!!! Everyone loves their ‘ treats’ especially over Christmas. I am all for being realistic in our approach to living a Healthier Lifestyle. So I share my ideas on what I eat for Sweet Treats, and how  my body responds to them.. maybe you will love this workshop as much I am loving creating it!

I have space left for this one too: but you need to book in now for secure your spot– email me here : info@ vashte.com

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Taking the mystery out of Healthy Eating

Making food Fun, Delicious and Good for You!

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Last Days to Register for 18th Oct….

by Vashte on October 12, 2014

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Just a quick reminder to anyone out there ‘thinking’ about coming to my Weightloss and Healthy Snacks Workshop this Saturday….

Last Days to register are NOW…..!!! DOUP!!!

Tickets close on Thursday… so if you are ‘thinking’ about it- shoot me an email if you like to ‘think’ it out with me :) I’m pretty friendly!!

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HERE is what other people have said about my Wholefood Workshops if that helps you make a decision…

Think about this, if you will.. and ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you ‘eat fairly well, and healthy.. but keep putting on weight.. or just cannot lose it?
  • Do you run out of ideas for healthy snacks?
  • Do you not know what ‘healthy’ is anymore? There is so much advertising calling food ‘healthy’ but.. is it really?
  • Are you interested in learning about different styles of cooking and food, but not know where to start?
  • Do you want to know more about different ingredients and how to use them?
  • Do you want to cut through the ‘crap’and get some good, down to earth, basic knowledge and skills in the kitchen?
  • Do you want to take the mystery out of healthy eating?
  • Do you want to be in a comfortable,safe, friendly environment with zero pretentiousness (as some ‘health snobs can be) ?

Come to my Wholefood Workshops to get all these answers…

Either:

Saturday 18th Oct 2014 or 

Saturday 1st Nov 2014..

which one are you coming to?!

 

 

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What is your question about ‘healthy eating’ that you would like addressed?

In my workshops we are hands on. We are close up and personal. We have fun. We get our hands sticky! We eat what we make and you build your confidence in the kitchen as we debunk myths around ‘healthy eating’together. 

I don’t do ‘diets. See someone else for those.

I do lifestyle. Always have, always will. 

Long-term results, with a realistic approach to life. 

We are all time poor. NOONE has too much time on their hands today – so how do we get around this? By debunking myths designed to keep you ‘in the system’.

………

If you want to get out of the matrix come to my workshop (s).

If you want results – come to my workshop (s).

If you want to have some fun while learning skills you can take home and implement immediately- come to my workshop (s).

BUT

you need to register on or BEFORE Thursday!! Or you miss out!

Email me now: info@vashte.com to get your ticket!

Thursday- last day for a ticket to THIS Saturday’s workshop..and if you plan on coming to the 1st Nov- you might want to email me too...first in, first served my friends!!

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LOADS of people want to get eating right – once and for all…. 

Start now… not tomorrow not next week.. not next year…

Carpe Diem!!

Email me for tickets now!! : info@vashte.com

For an awesome Summer – just do it!!! :) 

Saturday 18th Oct 2014

Saturday 1st Nov 2014

Which one are you coming too?!

xx Vashte xx

 

 

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There are still spaces for the first two wholefood workshops coming up:

 Sat 18th Oct 2014

 Sat 1 Nov 2014

Are you interested?

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I chose to focus on a couple of topics for these- they are the same workshop each time, so don’t book in for both! Unless you want a double wammy!

Topic: Weightloss and Healthy Snacks.

 

I chose these two topics as I am asked often and constantly about these two topics, and, coming into Summer and  Christmas- these are usually topics high on the priority list of many people:

  1. Because people often forget during Winter -that Summer comes quickly after Winter.. so think they will reduce naughty foods.. ‘ tomorrow’ ….and then it’s ‘ suddenly’   Summer and.. another year spent not swimming…
  2. In a bid to ‘lose weight’ – we become even more preoccupied with the very things we think we can’t have.. so end up often snacking MORE often ..consuming more than we would normally..

I’m a Personal Trainer. I have spent the past 20 years obsessed with food- what works and what absolutely doesn’t. I have a degree that tells you I’m all in the head as well- Psychology. Double major.

Great and powerful combo for attaining true health results, if you ask me.

Here is what I think:

  1. I am sick of the weightloss industry and the lies it spews out.
  2. You can not out-train a poor diet.. even if you are training for an iron man/woman. Note how the iron men and women of today are bigger than they have ever been in history. Now that speaks volumes. (I am not talking about the ones who win- I am talking about your friend down the road who enters, trains, and competes in one).
  3. Wanting to lose weight forces the mind to focus on precisely the things you don’t want to focus on.
  4. We are focused on all the wrong things in life– we trust all the wrong people, we believe the hype of clever marketing, we are forgetting to think for ourselves.
  5. We have taken the fun out of real-food eating and added so much guilt and shame to food- it is a wonder we actually eat at all…however being ‘ naughty’  is now the ‘ in ‘ thing- on the surface (no one explores compounding guilt afterwards when the party is over do they?!)
  6. We are leading into our hottest months, and that means two things: party season and Christmas.. followed closely by January when everyone thinks about dieting again..and then tries it for two weeks in February. Aren’t we sick of Groundhog Day yet? I am.

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Those are just a few things I think about these few months coming up and the concept of weightloss.

 

If you are like me, and love food…

If you are like me, and are sick of the shake diets, the blood diets, the anything diet ….

If you are like me, and realise we need to live…especially coming into the party and festive season…but don’t know how to feel good about yourself, or prepare yourself for the right-now that presents itself at your door: Spring and Summer…

Then please come along to one of these two workshops!

Sat 18th Oct 2014

Sat 1 Nov 2014

Email me here for a ticket: info@vashte.com

Whoelfood workshop dates with Vashte Oct -Dec 2014

There is a minimum number and a maximum number for each workshop I run. Neither of which is met yet. I understand that now is a very busy time for people- that’s the way the end of the year rolls for everyone.

My Sept workshops sold out faster than hotcakes to Eskimos! HERE are the testimonies. Pretty cool. I have had a number of people ask for wholefood workshops in the New Year as they are booked solid on every date released by me till Dec!.

If that is you too- email me to let me know and I will begin prep for the New Year- but to those of you who actually want to make some change NOW, as opposed to ‘Next Year..’ again… you need to book in!

  • I don’t do diets.
  • I don’t do short term results.
  • I DO wholefood eating.
  • I DO realistic.
  • I DO cost effective.
  • I DO fast healthy food.

I live this life for health. I pulled out of the matrix some time ago and can show you how to as well- ensuring you don’t miss out on ANYTHING and ensuring you get the best hands-on experience in the kitchen, having fun, making the best food you have ever tasted.

The great thing about my workshops is that I don’t push you into anything. I’m not selling you anything, not marketing any product.

I’m just showing you how I maintain a body fat of between 14-16% without dieting, without spending pretty much any time in the gym, without obsessing about what I CANT have to eat. I eat– I can assure of you that- look at my Instagram page, click HERE to follow me there! -and you will see what I make .. the photos are mine and I made 99% of that. Ate it too.

When my eating is off, I can train for hours in the gym, do bikram yoga, run a million miles ..and my body will be bigger than what I want it to be.

When my eating is on- without dieting I am healthy, lean and energetic. My skin is clear. My mind is in that happy place and fat falls off without thinking about it. I spend less time working out, more time sleeping and resting. More time in peace.

You can get on that journey too if you register for one of these workshops.. email me here : info@vashte.com.

They are fun, they are delicious and they will empower you to make more clever choices- without missing out. Stuff that! You could stop the binges. You can stop the obsession. You can gain back control through healthy wholefood eating- its logical. It’s easy. It will save you money and time- and your kids will love you for it.

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Make your life easier! Register for one of these workshops today!

Who is in?

Sat 18th Oct 2014

Sat 1st Nov 2014

Email: info@vashte.com

Xx lol Vashte xx

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Wholefood Workshops With Vashte.com Oct-Nov-Dec 2014

Are you confused about what is healthy and what is not?

Would you like an introduction to new ingredients, and how to cook them or use them in meals and snacks?

Do you want some inspiration for snacks to go- kids lunch boxes – your lunchboxes – dinners- breakfasts?

Do you want to know how to start eating healthy without it costing the earth?

I invite you to come along to any one, or many of my wholefood workshops coming up between now and early December. We ran two in September- the review is HERE. Take a read to find out what other people think of them- and then book your spot!

First come- first serve with Vashte’s Wholefood Workshops.. so either email me here: info@vashte.com or call me here : 0419 275 910 to secure your ticket! Simple !!

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My workshops are:

  • Simple
  • Clear
  • Fun
  • Informative
  • Cover many styles of ‘food’
  • Do not use over processed, refined ingredients.
  • Show you how to shop local and buy seasonal to keep quality high and cost down.
  • Keep it real. Keep it Simple. Keep it valid for your busy lifestyles.

So – I’m running themes for these workshops:

Lighten Up! It is Summer!!

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  • Want to know how to eat and lose FAT?
  • Want to lose weight?
  • Want to gain muscle?
  • Want to get lean– it’s Summer pretty much now…
  • Want to stop dieting and get off the yoyo cycle?
  • Want to transform your body without starving yourself?
  • Want healthy snack ideas?
  • Want fast healthy meals?
  • Wonder why you train so hard but still can’t lose that last 5kgs..1kg…20kg? ….

– Book in for:  Saturday Oct 18th or Sat 1st Nov 2014.

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A Healthy, Wholefood Christmas:

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Christmas is coming- it is practically here.. so lets get prepared this year. If you want:

Ideas on how to have a delicious, healthy Christmas without the gross sugar overload that comes with it.

Delicious recipes for a perfect Summer Christmas.

A Christmas where you can eat and enjoy treats without feeling sick by lunch.

A Christmas where you have no guilt from the food you eat because you know the ingredients are healthy and whole..

The most amazing Christmas ever– eating food you can hardly believe is good for you..

Then join me on: Saturday 15th Nov 2014

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The final Wholefood Workshop I have set is early Dec…

HEALTHY SWEET TREATS:

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We are all busy at this time of the year..all heading to parties and social gatherings.. all eating and drinking more than usual..

So if you want ideas on HEALTHY SWEET TREATS ..this workshop is for you.

If you would like to make treats for you, and the whole family that won’t make you or them sick, fat, or bloated…

If you want to get rid of the guilt..

If you want to enjoy some sweetness without the after-effects..

If you want to enjoy healthy whole food- that is less likely to disrupt your blood sugars, your thinking, your size..

email me or call me for your space on Saturday 6th Dec .

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Why miss out when you have goals for your health? You don’t have to.

Why go on a ‘diet’ especially at this time of the year… When you all know they just don’t work.

Why feel guilty when you have a desire for something ‘you think you ”shouldn’t”  be eating” ….. maybe you can…. same-same…but DIFFERENT….

When you come to a workshop with me- I will get you involved in the kitchen to give you confidence, a hands on experience, pack it with fun, and show you how to use ingredients that the body just loves… no genetic modification- no refined sugars- no fake food – no DR FRANK-EIN- FOOD.

When you come to a workshop with me- you have a load of laughs and get plenty of really neat ideas to share with your family and friends.

It is high time we took back ownership of our health- and our food is just one place we can start.

Food is fun- it can be– it is in these workshops!!

Email or call me now to grab your spots for this end of year– and make 2015 – more healthy, more whole, and more in control than ever before- with ease, simplicity and basic foundational skills.

It is time for YOU.

It is time to get creative and actually achieve your goals in health..and all areas of life!

‘Start NOW by making that call!

See you in workshop!!

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xx Vashte xx

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Local Farmers Markets

by Vashte on October 3, 2014

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I am into the Local Farmers Markets.

Love them!

You ought to try them out if you haven’t already- do a google search for any on in your area and head down this weekend!

They are fun, filled with very good people, and loaded with goodies like organic fresh veges and fruits, sweet treats, gluten free, dairy free, natural oils and awesome goods for your body and your mind to LOVE. Genuine people, real people.

There is a myth that healthy living is expensive. It doesn’t have to be. Not if you buy local and not if you get to know your farmers! Meet the ‘real people’. Cut out the big corporations and middle men and go straight to the source. SAVE your money and SAVE your health :)

Tomorrow I am very excited to be going to my favourite markets..The Burleigh Markets!  I have spoken about them before on many occasions and today I am going to do the same! What I am mega excited about is taking Craig’s daughter down for some yummy food, and to meet some of my favourite people there…

On the menu tomorrow is:

paleo pancakes

PALEO PANCAKES from Purely Natural. YUMMO! I am a huge fan of their product- so much so they have given me a discount code for any people who follow me.. I get no commission for this- I just totally DIG their product. If you want 15% OFF their certified, raw products online– read HERE for the discount code and website address. Why don’t you come and join me for PANCAKES tomorrow after a CROSSFIT SESH people?! I know you cross fitters love PALEO!!!

Purely Natural have by FAR IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE… the BEST EVER... Cacao nibs (mumma mia stop me.. no don’t!!!); cacao powder (I’m melting from the smell…LOVE IT!); COCONUT NECTAR AND COCONUT SUGAR…. Heaven on earth!!

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I will also be introducing Craig’s lovely daughter to my favourite RAW FOOD MASTERS: Colin and Bryn from RAW CONNECTIONS. Go HERE to visit their website. Better still – come down and meet them yourselves!! I will be having either their quinoa porridge– if its still on the menu- or I bags the raw pizza which is my all time favourite. DEVINE! If you love sweets- oh my Lord you MUST try ANY of their raw food treats. These guys have had 20 years in the business- so they know their stuff!!! MORE than any other newbee popping up around this joint calling themselves ‘chefs…gurus.. blah blah blah.. pick their brains- they are such a wealth of knowledge and will give you all the time of the day!

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Organic and spray free veges and fruits are here- make sure you find the real deal :)

AND RAW HONEY. When you make sweets or want to sweeten food- I use Purely Natural Coconut Nectar or RAW honey. NEVER buy honey from the supermarket- EVER. EVER. EVER. You just don’t know what that stuff REALLY is…  Come down and get a beee – utiful jar of raw honey from $5.00 which is CHEAPER than the supermarket… and let your body and mind thank you for it.

All these people are found in the covered section at the Burleigh Markets- Burleigh School- Gold Coast Highway.

THEN head across the road to MARIE-ANITA’S – this is the BEST café on the Gold Coast. Marie-Anita and Maz have an artisan glutenfree café serving meals and food and coffee and tea to send you into foodie heaven. Take a loaf of Marie’s Sorghum bread home.. baked on premises.. and go get my absolute favourite.. you have GOT to try her coconut muffins.. ohhh so light and NO SUGAR ADDED.

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Come down and enjoy the morning with me! Treat your tummy- your body and your mind to food from the earth. Come away feeling amazing and light and on top of the world! Great way to start the day!! I’m so excited!!

See you there!!!

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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.
Desley.

“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 :)
Vicky

“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!!!!!

www.vashte.com

xx Vashte xx

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

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xx Vashte xx

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

 

 

 

 

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Why Chia Seeds?

by Vashte on September 29, 2014

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Chia seeds have received a rise in popularity again since  hhmmm about 2008-2009- if you ask me.  That was when the health food stores started seeing more brands coming on board, more marketing and then, as a result of that marketing.. more demand. Stands to reason- supply and demand. Today you can buy chia seeds from the supermarkets. You find them in the health food sectiona section that is growing faster than many other sections in the supermarkets as more companies understand that you and I are eduating ourselves and no longer demanding spoon feeding.

Chia is almost a household ingredient… almost, but not quite… but …why are we demanding it?

Well.. its one of those…‘ superfoods ‘.. right? So it ‘must’ be good for us- so we want it. … That is pretty much how it goes isn’t it?  “I heard it was good for me so I want it.”  “My friend puts some in her smoothies and she feels great. I want to feel great too. ” ‘” Someone said it helps with weightloss -I will have that too. ” You know the story.

I thought I would pop down a few facts I found for you to peruse over as to why I use chia in my foods, and why I have found it good for me. Yes, I do think chia is a great ingredient in the pantry. Pretty much any day you come to my house you will likely find some either in my pantry unopened or in the fridge- (that is where I keep most opened product due to humidity and weevils..such is life in QLD) .. lol. or you will find foods that that I have made and have frozen ready for eating – with chia in! Yes chia is a friend to my body and mind! Love it!

The good stuff:

100g chia provides:

  • 9x more omega 3 than salmon and zero mercury! Bonus!!
  • 2 x more protein than 3 eggs
  • 2 x more fibre than oats and ZERO GLUTEN
  • 5 x more calcium than a glass of milk and ZERO PUS!!!

So as a celiac- of which I am, and many people are although most do not know it – it is highly beneficial for me to choose not to eat gluten/grains (due to the gross genetic modification and gluten content) as well as choose not to consume most dairy products esepcailly milky, processed, pasturised pus filled milk and cream. Chia can give me what you think I am missing out on!! Yay!

100gm of chia is a truck load though- don’t go out and stick 100 gm of chia in a glass and drink it- you will explode! Chia, when coming into contact with fluid produces a gel like substance around the chia seed. It is pretty cool to watch. Place a teaspoon  in your glass bottle of water, some lemon, shake it up and leave it for an hour- you will see how the chia ‘expands’ and results in a gel like substance – a bit like little frogs eggs lol. Drink throughout the day! I do, it keeps me full between meals as well as keeping my mind alert, and my energy high providing me with nutrients without ‘eating’ a meal. Perfect.

Chia is high in :

  • fibre
  • calcium,
  • complete protein
  • amino acids
  • slowly processed carbohydrates
  • and loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and omega-3

Chia seeds added to meals and drinks can:

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  • boost energy
  • improve brain, heart and skin health
  • thicken soups and casseroles instead of flour based thickeners- or thickeners filled with fillers.

Chia keeps me healthy from the inside out. And that is the only way to achieve true health- from the inside out.

Chia are called a ‘superfood ‘ yes- but don’t fall into the ‘superfood’ trap. Keep it real. Superfood is now a term that is coined by those clever marketers to sell you more of what you don’t really need. In this case- ‘superfood’ is a good term to use. The benefits from chia are outstanding. The Mayan’s are believed to have, in times of scarce solid food, only consumed chia and water and been able to run for days.  So great for running!! lol!!

Chia are said to be a complete superfood as they are supposed to be the richest plant based source of omega 3, protein, dietary fibre and antioxidants.  And because of their high fibre content they keep the body feeling fuller for longer which can result in eating less as the body feels full. When the body is filled with nutrients dense food(of which chia is)  the brain switches of the ‘hunger trigger’- so the mind moves away from being all consumed with food too. Make sense?  This can help  with weightloss/ fatloss – and sanity!

So all this said and told, I think chia is fabulous for the yummy and delicious foods I can make with it as well!!

Chia can be used as a breakfast.. in homemade cereals (grain free and nut free if  you, like me prefer grain free, sugarfree and often nut free foods…)

www.vashte.com chia breakfast

Chia pots- which can be eaten any time of the day as well as a desert.. certainly beats all those horrible refined sugar options out there!! As a breakfast pot this will keep you going till lunch easy!!! Watch the 10am sugar crash disappear without you even thinking about it! Goodbye ‘diets’.

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Chia in soups and casseroles to thicken them up.

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Chia in bliss balls/protein balls (chia is high in plant based protein)/truffles.

chia truffles. www.vashte.com

If you want to detox your body as so many people seem determined to do these days .. instead of buying some packaged premade juice drinks delivered to your door …containing preservatives to keep them looking pretty for longer. Or instead of buying into the latest and great scam I have heard of in a long time.. marketed as a detox system– selling you low quality whey protein drinks overflowing with poor quality ingredients/fillers and …SUGAR….

Why don’t you just pop on down to the supermarket or health shop and get yourself some fabulous gelatinous plant foods like… hmmm oh I know… chia!!! or aloe vera or and seaweed!!!. All natural just the way God made them.

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These foods form the gel- the gelatinous fibre- in fluid. This gelatinous fibre moves through the intestinal tract absorbing and binding waste. They particularly absorb bile salts produced by the liver (oooh a liver detox type thing….); taking with them fat soluble toxins (sounds good yes?) that the body needs and wants to get rid of. Without foods such as chia, aloevera and or seaweed – all foods that produce this fabulous gel- the body finds it very hard to rid itself of the toxins we consume or absorb. When the body can’t pass toxins, the toxins get dumped…into fat cells… and the more crap we eat, the poorer our lifestyle choices.. the more we produce fat cells as we need a place to dump toxins.. which eventually turn into more  insidious things if left uncleared…. The small intestine is where it all starts, when foods/toxins are left there- they are just reabsorbed back into the body.- This is bad.

We need to release all toxins so they do not pollute the body.

Drinking pre made juice, proteins, whey or non dairy, as ‘detoxes’ just does not compute. Don’t waste that $600 odd a month on some MLM scheme no matter how amazing they say they feel. Just wait till they start back on real food again!! Or check back on them in 5- 10 years time- and see who is the healthy one..or who is still actually around….

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Eat loads of green veges.. bought from your local farmers markets, or permaculture farm.. they are everywhere- you just need to have a squiz for them. Now they are just as reasonable in price as the supermarkets if you are buying in season. Stop demanding all foods all year round. It just isn’t natural! We are seasonal for a reason! So enjoy the foods that are available in season and watch your body detox naturally, and easily!

I hope this gives you an idea of why I dig chia seeds! You are welcome to comment or ask me questions!

My info comes from a documentary I sell – if you want it- let me know and I will get you a copy Expand your knowledge and resources- empower yourself. Take back the control. ONE LIFE LIVE IT WELL!!!!

Here’s to your health and a better world for you, and your children’s children.

Keeping health real, realistic and attainable for everyday people xx

xx Vashte xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to come to a Wholefood Workshop in Oct/Nov?

by Vashte on September 22, 2014

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Wholefood Workshop With Vashte

On the 13th Sept 2014 – just passed- Living Life OutLoud held our first wholefood workshop– and it was fun! We made everything from snacks to wheatfree pizzas– to tasty treats and delights….

The point of these workshops is to share how I eat with anyone who is interested in learning basic skills, using beautiful organic ingredients where possible, using quality ingredients, and making wholefood easy- suitable to every single person no matter what the budget is, nor time constraints.

I want to share the power in knowing what to eat, when to eat it and how to eat- for a long term, healthy lifestyle– suitable to all dietary choices.

My philosophy in food is pretty simple: Keep it simple; Keep it delicious! If I don’t make delicious food, then I’m not interested. Who wants to eat bland, boring food? Little wonder we reach for the nearest chocolate cake when we are out if food at home is tasteless.

Wholefood Workshops with Vashte

Wholefood ought to be bursting with flavour! Why?! Because wholefood uses whole ingredients. Ingredients that are often organic; or spray free where possible; sourced locally so that means not frozen and available all year round producing a meh flavour. Wholefood is easy. Wholefood will fill you up for longer because it is nutrient dense- not necessary calorie dense. = This is where a lot of our current problem stems from:

Calorie dense DEAD food but is nutrient empty -think anything pre-packaged, ready made, microwavable, fast food.

We need nutrient dense food, with fewer DEAD calories.

Using the processed and refined ingredients so readily available from supermarkets gives us exactly the opposite to what the human body craves.

Refined flour, sugar, fat free… sugar free, synthesised food, anything man has messed with …… very few of these ingredients are actually fit for human consumption. They offer little to zero nutrient benefit to the human body, but still come with empty caloires and then we expect out bodies to digest these chemically laden ‘foods’ – we wonder why there is a continual increase in terminal illness, children being born with terminal illnesses, obesity and a constant existence of illness- always running to the ‘doctor’ for more pharmaceutical drugs- which may ‘bandaid’ the problem presenting… but how many of you actually read those side effects? Which are very real. And very present.

Be honest….

Wholefoods can significantly increase your overall wellnessthe way you think – the words you speak- the energy you have each day – your attitude towards your life and even give you the strength to overcome the issues you face.

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Really?  Yes really. These are my very strong beliefs and I am sure any person living a ‘wholefood’ life will testify how changing one thing– can be the instigator to changing so many other areas in life that you may not even consider to be inter-related. …

Wholefoods are simple. Wholefoods are easy. Wholefoods do not subscribe to one way of eating– but a wholefood lifestyle can give you the power to understand how ingredients affect your unique body and mind–  and what works for you. We are all different. When we come to accept that and embrace this fact, we are more able to make empowered decisions relating to how we choose to live our lives. Does that inherently make sense to you?

I am celiac- which means my body does not like gluten nor dairy. In fact the cleaner I get with my eating, then more this becomes very apparent. Some people have a belief system that says “it was easier when you just at anything’ – my question I ask those people who state this is this:

Would you rather have your body and your mind running below par as it exists in a constant state of inflammation from you ‘eating anything ‘ resulting in you getting the cold, the flu, running on empty, low energy, tired, bloated unable to lose those 5 kilos.. or 25 kilos, get grey hair early, dry skin, gas after eating, constipation, diarrhoea, pains in the stomach, headaches…

The list goes on, but this list is a list too many people live with each and every day! And think it is just the way life is for them.

pfff.

It really is not normal. All signs of discomfort are the body trying to communicate with the brain informing us there is something wrong. It is not OK to ‘live’ with these symptoms and pop a pill to dull that warning. NO!! And if that means changing up a few ingredients in your everyday diet is THAT  a big deal? Especially when many if not all these symptoms disappear.. sometimes even  over night… wouldn’t you think that it is worth giving it a try? Wouldn’t it be worth taking out inferior ingredients from your diet? Is it really that hard?

I can go on and on about the benefits of eating well. Eating well does not mean being sucked into fabulous marketing strategies out there every day.

  • Eating well does not mean thinking that shakes will lose the fat, or detox your body and mind.
  • Eating well does not mean dieting, nor does it mean eating 6 meals a day.
  • Eating well does not mean ‘vegan; ‘raw’; ‘paleo’; ‘protein shakes’….or any other label.

Eating well means understanding your own body and working with what you have. That simple.

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Noone can tell you how to eat, nor what to eat. We are all different. Theories change constantly. What was ‘right’ last week is ‘wrong’ this week. What was right last year is changed this year. Consider the war between the doctors, the dieticians, the nutritionists, the naturopaths, the raw food community, the paleo community… on and on and on…. bah blah blah….

Why this war? Who instigated this? Who drives it still? Does it really matter if you are willing to examine a few ideas and come to your own conclusion- every person and theory that has been ‘proven’ right – has also been ‘proven wrong’ – it pays to remember this fact.

I am about to release wholefood  workshop  dates for October and November. You are invited to to come hang out in the kitchen with me and play with wholefoods. You are welcome to register your interest- by subscribing to this website (top right corner). The dates are released to those who subscribe before they are shared with the general public. I figure people who are genuinely interested in my philosophy and way of life will subscribe – so that is my way to thank you for hanging out with me here.

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September was a blast and I know I opened eyes as to how to create beautiful foods with little time to spare, and money. I am all about keeping it real with no motive other than a genuine passion to empower people- mind, body and soul. It frustrates me to see so many sick people out there- when there is no need– and the answer is and always has been here, under your noses. But sometimes you just need a helping hand to show you the way- and then you fly like the eagles you were created to be – maybe I can be your helping hand..leading you into a fabulous healthy, and delicious Summer and Christmas… ?

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Come to a workshop – subscribe today and get much more than  just wholefoods’– get a whole new way of life….

xx Vashte xx

October and November dates about to be released- first in/ first serve! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wholefood Workshops Sept SOLD OUT!

by Vashte on September 12, 2014

Wholefood Workshops With Vashte - SOLD OUTFirstly I want to THANKYOU all so much for your enthusiasm and support for my Wholefood Workshops!! They have been received so well, and with such encouragement!! THANKYOU!!

thankyou from Vashte.comThe first workshop takes place tomorrow  :) I am very excited !! The workshop is filled with amazing people all wanting to have fun, and learn more about the basics of my style of food prep. So- I have a very cool afternoon planned :) It is chocka- block full of ideas, concepts and yummy food!!! Not a grain of refined sugar, refined flour..refined anything in sight! If anyone walks away hungry… I will fall over myself in disbelief.

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My wholefood workshops are planned to be easy, and fun and designed for everyone to get their hands messy, sticky and tasty! It is my firm belief that this is the best way to learn– having been a ‘resistant’ cook for many years growing up I know what it is like to have no confidence in the kitchen- and no desire to be there. NOW – I love the place because I know I am creating the most tasty, delicious meals and morsels… and my food does not make me fat!!!

I long believed food made me fat. That just by looking at food I would put on weight. Even if I smelt food I would gain weight. No longer !!! As I grow in knowledge and understanding of INGREDIENTS, and how they affect the body and mind… what foods my body loves, and what foods my body just absolutely does not love….. food is now my friend. It is not the enemy.

So my friends! I share this and so much more with you in my wholefood workshops, on this page and beyond!! Very excited and so stoked you are all behind me. It really is very encouraging and I greatly appreciate it. I truly do.

My second class on the 27th Sept 2014 is now closed too as I have hit the maximum for that workshop as well!! Thankyou!!!

If you missed out, or couldn’t make these dates- I will be holding more workshops in Oct with a different menu– each month my wholefood workshop will be themed to suit the season–  I cook to the seasons, and keep things as organic as possible. If you want to be in one of the October workshops – you will need to subscribe to my website (top right corner of the home page) as all subscribers get first choice for spaces as a thankyou for hanging with me here!

Wholefood Workshops with Vashte

I specialise in weight loss but I prefer to take the focus off that and make food fun. When we make food fun, using whole ingredients that actually nourish the body, taste incredible and make you feel on top of the world… the rest just falls away without too much bother. This whole ‘weightloss’ industryit is failing. Don’t be part of the failing industry- be part of the REVOLUTION. – the WHOLEFOOD REVOLUTION!! Stay here with me a while, hang out, have fun, and let go of all that baggage the world puts on you. THIS is the way forward to true health.  Come out of the matrix :)

Let’s get the whole ‘weightloss’ thing in perspective!!

Please feel free to share my posts and my site with anyone you know- I prefer to be gentle and realistic in the approach to health.

I would love to see you in my October classes (dates to be released) !! So subscribe today!!!!

FOOD MADE FUN .. AND REALISTIC 😉  !!!!!

xx Squishy Hugs Vashte!! xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wholefood Workshop THIS Sat- 13th Sept 2014

by Vashte on September 8, 2014

Time is running out!! Are you coming – or do you want to come to the workshop THIS SATURDAY? :)

Wholefood Workshops with Vashte

Spaces are limited …so you need to have booked and paid for yours I you want to come!

There are still some left for this Saturday…

How to Confirm your Place:

1. Subscribe to this site (top right corner of the home page)

2. Email Vashte : info@vashte.com

3. Pay for your place.

4. Receive a confirmation email.

That easy! …

It is shaping up to be a brilliant day- learn about how to achieve your physical goals through natural wholefood.

Change from the inside out.

Taking the mystery and myths out of wholefood cooking!!

Email now… it closes on Thursday at noon as I need to finalise numbers :)

See you there!!

xx Vashte xx

 

 

 

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