Sweet treats

What is A Wholefood Workshop?

by Vashte on October 20, 2014

 

 -Wholefood Workshops – glutenfree – weightloss – fatloss- vegan- raw- flexitarian – all natural

Saturday the 18th October.- Living Life OutLoud held a Weightloss and Healthy Snacks Wholefood Workshop in Budds Beach.

A small and very eager group gathered to learn and feast on foods made with new ingredients.. a taste bonanza..an experience to behold!

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“Great class. Showed me a better way to eat and educated me on the dangers of today’s foods.” A Marchitto October 2014

My workshops are designed to give you more. Not take options away. When we take options away- the brain translates that to a ‘diet’ and immediately starts to crave the very things you a trying to avoid. Instead of ‘avoiding ‘ or ‘missing out’ on anything in life, I help train your mind to replace ingredients as opposed to ‘not being allowed’ things. I train you to live with an abundant mentality as opposed to a ‘poverty or lack’ mentality.

Wholefoood is delicious. It is made from foods that are high in nutrients, and often low in calories. The food we get from premade, pre-packaged, fast food is high in calories and low in nutrients– which  explains why people can eat an entire pizza and still be hungry. If the food we eat is nutrient dead, the body and the brain will make you continue to seek out nutrientsno matter how many calories you consumeWholefoods provide both. Wholefoods provide nutrient dense food- so the body feels full, and IS full, and the brain is therefore also fed. It is very hard to overeat when you eat wholefood. The body and brain just will not allow it.

In my workshops I explain how to ‘lose weight’ without dieting, and without pills, potions and lotions. I give you the tools to empower you. As you learn new ingredients one at a time, and how they might benefit you- how to use them and what to replace dead foods with.. the mystery is lifted from healthy eating, and what ‘healthy eating ‘actually is!!!

Empowering people for better choices in life. If it starts with food for you.. then it starts with food for you! Let it start somewhere! One step at a time!

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“Very impressed with the alternative options for foods and the flavours were so intense and rich. I will certainly be introducing these into my life. ” F Cook October 2014

“Great! Freely asking questions! Vashte is full of knowledge and explains in layman’s terms. I look forward to attending another workshop. It was a relaxed and friendly environment” P Cote October 2014

If you think you can’t eat sweet treats when you live a healthy lifestyle, think again. It is all about the ingredients- the quality and the quantity. I use Purely Natural products in my sweet foods especially. They are certified Living Food- raw, organic and fairtrade. Their products make me want to melt every time I open the lids. Ingredients either make or break- your meal, and you in the end. Why fill your amazing body with food (fuel) that is not fit for human consumption.. as many ingredients found on the shelves of supermarkets are? I choose to fill my body with the best products I can find, and happily share them with you. Take what  you like away- but just implement one thing, just one thing… that is how you start to make a change in life.

These workshops are designed for beginners. They are designed to welcome you, give you confidence, and get you started in learning about the body, the brain and how food can affect so much in life. Ideas and cencepts I have been working with for many years. Ideas you can take on board, research for yourself and make your own decisions about. I want to encourage you to take back the ownership of your own lives. Take back the mind control. Ask questions. Ask where our food is coming from. Get to know local farmers. Get to know local wholefood cafes, and markets. Vote with your dollar and force the health revolution into full swing!

“Loved the Wholefood experience – thankyou Vashte and Craig for sharing your kitchen and your amazing knowledge!” C Doherty October 2014

“Amazing. Simple inspiration to go home and make changes to my eating habits. It was full of information and tips with questions answered. Vashte, you rock” R Doherty October 2014

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I invite you to come to one of my remaining workshops in Nov or Dec. There are three dates left.

Nov 1 – Weightloss and Healthy Snacks

Nov 15 – A Wholefood Healthy CHRISTMAS

Dec 6 – Healthy Sweet treats

I have a few spaces left in each- please email me here: info@vashte.com for details on how to get a ticket. The workshops are very small to keep it personal, hands on and welcoming. There is no SuperFood Snobbery in my Workshops. There are no seminar style classes. All questions are welcomed. You sit and dine once you make your foods, and you take the recipes with you.

The idea for Wholefood Workshops was borne from people asking me about the food I eat, how to eat, how to lose weight. How to be healthy. The workshops  have proven a success, and fun for all who have jumped on board! Including me! They are by no means extensive, but they are an introduction for you to be able to take away one or two concepts and implement them into your lifestyles. THAT is how TRUE change takes place. Baby step, by baby step. THAT is how a baby learns to walk.. why is health any different. I grow each day, and I hope you do to.

Choose to empower yourself with knowledge, and then apply it.

How about instead of waiting to get sick and then relying for the rest of your life on pharmaceutical drugs that possibly, maybe, could (by a very very very long shot fix the issue you present with- or bandaid it) but also cause as a knock-on effect, a series of other issues, often life-threatening… instead of falling into that trap…. choose to remove yourself from the matrix and live in PREVENTATIVE HEALTH. NEVER get sick because your immune system is so kickass strong, your mind is alert and awake… bugs tremble when you approach! Live a Life OutLoud and Life a Life Like Mine! Bugs die from the shadow I cast. I am so strong in Mind, Body and Spirit.

If you want a piece of the action too… you best high tail it in to one of the last remaining workshops I have available for this year. Just get your butt in and become enlightened!! And have some fun! !!

If you want to join me in the last workshops for the year- email me to secure your spaces. November is almost full- for both workshops – so if you are thinking about it… I recommend doing something about it. Jump on board!! You wont be disappointed. !!!

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Iced Tropicana Delight

by Vashte on October 16, 2014

raw- paleo – vegan – wholefood – smoothie- weightloss – fatloss – organic – glutenfree – celiac

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Ohhh I can hear the bongo drums.. hips are starting to wiggle (lol) .. the sun is shining… the water calls.. ah yes, the sweet sound of Summer approaching.

My favourite time of the year is NOW. Spring! Flowers bloom and there is a sense of starting over once again. A general upbeat tempo in the air, no one can put their finger on it but for me, it happens every Sept and Oct. OK mostly – there have  been a couple of off years, but we choose not focus on them. Brilliant months!!

FUN PERSONIFIED!

I’m sharing with you a fabulous smoothie I created the other night. I had a mother of a sweet tooth and for the life of me, I was not leaving the kitchen! How funny.. creating and playing. It gives me a sense of freedom and respite as I trial new ideas in there. Curbs that hankering as I make something delicious from my Wholefoods Kitchen.  

My, my..  hasn’t the world changed for me… as I hope it changes for you too. A life remaining the same is rather a dull life and far too ordinary.

When a sweet tooth for me hits, very rarely am I off to buy rubbish from the shops. But it can happen. I prefer..and so does Craig, that I head to the Creative Lounge: My Kitchen and start playing in there!

Healthy Sweet Treats that won’t send your, or my blood sugars into a rage- and far surpass the flavours available from cheap, poisonous ingredients…out there… ewwww

This tasted as good as it looks- I hope you think it looks lush!

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A perfect and easy smoothie for any time, any day and is sure to curb that sugar craving.. but you probably don’t get those.. maybe it is just me… lol.

I have balanced the sugars from the fruits with avocado and activated nuts.. which I then stir fried in coconut oil and coconut nectar… you know I bat for most sides when it comes to food- if you are a raw foodist- just don’t cook the nuts- boom. Happy days  :)

Cashews are my nut of choice here- they produce a creamy texture- which is why they are used in so many raw food recipes.

Avocados are used in smoothies 90% of the time in my Wholefood Kitchen as they also create a delicious creamy texture, balance out sugars, and help with fatloss.

Using the nuts and avocado you are sure to enjoy a filling and delicious smoothie- beyond all your wildest dreams! These are the ‘secrets’ behind all those amazing smoothies out there.. now you know.. no excuses at home! Also a great way to sneak Avocado into picky kids foods. – They get a treat they think is icecream- you have a giggle and enjoy the balanced behaviour after one of these as opposed to the anti freeze, refined sugar laden icecream sold for kids….

Enjoy. I am SURE you will as much as we did :)

For a discount on the best coconut nectar available click HERE for the code and HERE for the website. Have a good squizz around. I love their products. You will get 15% off any product using my discount- because we lurve you for hanging out here with me.

Iced Tropicana Delight

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Ingredients

  •  100 ml Almond Mylk- or any non dairy milk you like. Coconut milk is yum. If you want my recipe for nut mylk, click HERE.
  • 1 banana- frozen to create more ice-cream effect- but it can be fresh.
  • ¼ – ½ cup cashews- activated (soak them for a minimum of 30 mins max 6 hours = activated)
  • ¼ to ½ avocado. I usually use ½ – I love them.
  • Organic Vanilla. You decide on how many drops.
  • Coconut Nectar from Purely Natural– oh my Lord I love this stuff.  I added quite a bit this evening- I wanted that sweetness without the guilt.
  • Ice- loads to create your ice-cream thickness

Blend baby blend!!

Pour into a wine glass! That’s what they are good for these days in my house!!

Top with cashews – stir-fried in coconut oil and coconut nectar if you really want to go wild, sweet cacao nibs – again from Purely Natural (this website is very addictive 😉 ), I had some dried blueberries so added those and then…. Drizzled some more coconut nectar.

Hello!!!

Enjoy- please share with anyone who might like this as an alternative to the usual sweet dead food we eat as a human race!! Tag me in on any pictures you take!! @vashte1

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That is all the time left to register for this Saturday’s Wholefood Workshop…. Tickets close Thursday 1pm!! Tomorrow!!!!

If you think eating a rice cracker is better for your health than eating sugar… you will enjoy my workshop.

If you want to enjoy sweet food whilst losing fat.. you will enjoy this workshop!

If you want to know how to make amazing meals and snacks from scratch- without being a miracle worker, or trained chef- you will enjoy this workshop!

If you want to lose weight without dropping your metabolismyou WILL enjoy this workshop!

Real food. Real results. Real lifestyle changes.

Register today by emailing me here: info@vashte.com.

Subscribe to this website by sticking your email in the little box at the top of the page- right handside.

Come and enjoy an afternoon filled with refreshing fun, relaxation and learning!

Eat loads of delicious food- that you make yourself – and feel the difference wholefood gives your body, mind and soul!

BUT – 

Last chance for this Saturday’s Wholefood Workshop focusing in on WEIGHTLOSS and HEALTHY SNACKS for the whole family…

Come along and have a great afternoon- so you can make changes in your own home with ease!

xx Vashte xx

Email: info@vashte.com

Call: 0419 275 910

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Last Days to Register for 18th Oct….

by Vashte on October 12, 2014

-weightloss – fatloss- all natural- wholefood – heal – paleo – raw- vegan – 

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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.

Raw cacao mousse

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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Alkalising Greens from our Local Farmers

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.

Marie Anita's

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!!!!!

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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

 

 

 

 

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

by Vashte on September 22, 2014

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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.

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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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Purely Natural Discount Code

by Vashte on September 20, 2014

 

I am about to do what I believe is the cardinal sin for posts.. I am going to encourage you to look away from my site onto someone else’s…. oh-ahhh riské they cry!

I actually think I make many mistakes with this whole website thang, so those of you ‘in the know’ are probably just having a giggle and telling me subliminally that this is not the first cardinal sin I have commited…

Sai la vie.

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I’m figuring- and hoping, but mostly praying in the right people to my site- these people will come back as they ‘get’ me and the attempt I am making in sharing my Good News with those who want to listen :) My site has never really been to talk ‘at’ you, but more of an organic process (I sound soooo wholistic right now…)as I learn and develop my passion, knowledge and education in the health and wellness lifestyle – with you – my friends – who have chosen to subscribe and read and hang with me here for a while :)

Today I am really motivated to share with you a website owned by a colleague first, and now a friend. Rebekah Ritchie is a wonderful woman I came to know through working in this industry. We first met in 2008 when I ran the sales and promotions department for my late partner’s supplement business. She was one of the naturopaths I worked with. Over the years we have remained in distant contact (got to appreciate facebook for that)  as she was poached off to Melbourne for greater adventures at the time. Now back on the Gold Coast, she and her brother have this company: www.purelynatural.com.au and distribute the outstanding products I am about to go through below.. and more.

Firstly I am going to state that I get no kickback or reward for endorsing this website or product. I have no problem with people who do endorse for a reward but I think it better that they are upfront and honest about such things. Most are not.  I think it far for the consumer to know whether there is a vested interest (ca-ching $$$$) in promoting goods that may not be all they are cracked up to be. So this endorsement is purely because I have used the products, and know they are exactly as what they are marketed as. Rebekah is a woman of high integrity and who holds the same high regards for wholeness, natural health and integrity that I do- so it is an absolute pleasure to be able to share her website and product with you.

So lets go:

When I first opened these products –

TRU Ra Cacao Powder; and Cacao Nibs

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Big Tree Farms Coconut Sugar; and Big Tree Farms Coconut Nectar

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I almost melted from the heaven-sent smell wafting up tantilising my scences. Mamma mia.. I wondered why I had not opened them before- as I had them in my house for a couple of days already. You see- the thing is- there are no products that do this to me – send me into a spin when I just open the packaging… not like this. And trust me- I have opened a million samples of cacao, carob and cocoa powder when searching for the ‘best’ ingredients for the supplements I was involved with making….

TRU RA cacao nibs – are sweeter than your usual cacao nibs- no they have not added sugar. Cacao nibs are usually bitter in taste and not popular with kids or people who are used to refined chocolate. Try these!

Why are they so orgasmicly good? …and lets face it- as we are talking chocolate product, it can be orgasmicly good when the ingredients are right…. and these are. Come on- you have all seen the movie Çhocolat’ yes? If not- download it now- the French have always been ahead of their time in this department.. So why are TRU RA cacao nibs, powder and Big tree Farms Coconut Sugar and coconut nectar do GOOOOOOD….Why?

Well- these products are the only certified organic RAW product currently in Australia at this time. This translates to :

“TRU RA Cacao Nibs, Cacao Powder, and Big tree Farms Coconut Sugar, and Coconut Nectar are verified raw and guaranteed to never be heated above 46C at any stage of manufacture. It is truly unique and packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and essential minerals which are not depleted during processing due to its raw nature.

*Verified Raw *Certified Organic *Gluten Free *Vegan *GMO Free (not genetically modified) *Not tested on animals *Cruelty Free “

= the real deal my friends. The ultimate REAL DEAL. BOOM BOOM – opps no longer being all ohm and wholistic but down-to-earth and real with you!!!!

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I am told that David Wolfe himself endorses these products. .. now THATS holistic with ohm as icing duuude.

Because the quality is so high, the rush of flavour just jumps out at you from the moment you open the packaging- therefore you many find yourself using less to achieve a better flavour than you have achieved previously using other ingredients- inferior ingredients!!! The quality of your ingredients will directly affect the quality of your food, the absorption of the food you eat and the end result! Makes sense right?!

I highlight these four ingredients as they are the ones I am currently playing with and using in mu workshops- but if you pop over to the website – you will find a plethora of other pure products to replace what you have in your cupboards now!

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Rebekah has given me a discount code which I am permitted to share with you if you choose to buy from the net- so use this:

Discount Code: VASHTE ……it is live until the 25 Oct 2014 and you will get 15% discount on all purchases- crazy not to make the most of it right?

If you are coming to my next Wholefood Workshop this Sat 27th Sept 2014 – you will be gifted some samples from Rebekah in a goodie bag to take home to get you started. If you are not- and you want to come to a workshop – make sure you are subscribed to this site as dates for Oct and Nov are about to be released. …

Purely Natural have a stall on at the Burleigh Markets on Saturday mornings – they sample their hot chocolate there, cacao clusters, cacao nibs.. you name it- they share it! Feel free to go down and say hi. While you are there make sure you visit Raw Connections with Bryn and Colin who are the masters in Raw Food– try their raw piazza (my fav) or if you have a sweet tooth- any of their raw sweets will send you into natural sugar heaven.

My site is here to share with you the people I meet, the companies I love, and the wisdom I have gleaned over the yeeears of living on this earth lol. :) Our learnings can continue, can change and backflip- it all depends on what we feed on- physically, emotionally, Spiritually. What are you feeding on?

True health, true change comes from the inside out- so whether you are looking to change physically, emotionally, spiritually– it all starts from the inside out. When you hear truth- you know truth. Listen to the Little Voice within, that voice I know as the Holy Spirit- you may have another name for Him- but whatever you have for Him- that is the Voice of Truth and you know when you hear Truth.

My post today is to share with you a company I have only just discovered and to encourage you to swop out old inferior product for clean, certified, organic, orgasmic products so that you can change the quality of the foods you eat, and therefore the thoughts you think. Food plays an integral part in the thought processes and emotions we experience- how can it not when we are bio-chemical life forms? I am a Christian absolutely, and I understand a little on how God created us and that is Bio-chemically. There is no disputing that fact!

Get the right ingredients in to help your bodies and your minds work more effectively, efficiently and more smoothly. Take one step towards preventative health today- and head over to this website– use the code VASHTE– get your 15%discount and start playing with real ingredients! KNOWING I am not promoting this company for any other reason than because it is the best I have found so far.

Feel free to use my recipes to make delicious meals, treats, snacks using these ingredients-

Swop out any sweetener for Big Tree Coconut Nectar- HEAVEN!!! OR Coconut Sugar.

Use the Tru RA Cocao powder in any chocolate recipe- calling for cacao, carob or cocoa. Use Tru RA nibs in my Double Chocolate Balls!!!

Integrity.

Past post on :

Why I love Coconut Sugar – use it instead of sugar.

xx Vashte xx

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