I Love Cheese/ The Plant-Based Way
Going dairy-free – why and how
Have you gone dairy-free or vegan and miss your cheese? Join us for this fun class in which you’ll learn how to make delicious vegan cheese alternatives with all-natural, plant-based ingredients.
Why reduce dairy or go vegan altogether? Dairy is an amazing, nutrient-dense and extremely nourishing food, no doubt, but is it really that good for human consumption?
This is how Dr Mark Hyman explains it:
“From an evolutionary point of view, milk is a strange food for humans. Until 10,000 years ago, we didn’t domesticate animals and weren’t able to drink milk (unless some brave hunter-gather milked a wild tiger or buffalo!). […] Our bodies just weren’t made to digest milk on a regular basis. Instead, most scientists agree that it’s better for us to get calcium, potassium, protein, and fats from other food sources, like whole plant foods – vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and seaweed. […].”
(Excerpt from Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid it at All Cost; read the full article on his blog)
The main four takeaway points from his article are:
- Plenty of exercise and a daily supplementation with vitamin D (2,000 IU) keep your bones strong and healthy.
- Dark green leafy vegetables, sesame tahini, sea vegetables are foods high in calcium as are sardines and salmon.
- Go dairy-free for two weeks and see if you feel better. Symptoms like headaches, IBS, blocked sinuses and post-nasal drip should improve or disappear. Then re-introduce dairy into your diet and see if the symptoms return. If yes, you should give up dairy for good. Dairy products are milk, cheese, yoghurt and ice cream.
- If you can tolerate dairy, only use raw and organic products and fermented products, such as yoghurt and kefir, on occasion.
So, what does that leave us with?!
Plenty! For one, we have nuts: almonds, brazil nuts, cashews and pecans. Then come seeds like sunflower, hemp and pumpkin seeds. They all are natural, nutrient-dense food sources to make delicious, dairy-like foods and drinks.
What will the class be about?
Join us for part 2 of our dairy free classes and learn how to make delicious dairy-free cheese alternatives with all natural, plant-based ingredients. Get making dairy-free cheese with easy to recreate recipes and nutritious ingredients to add to a balanced, healthy vegan/dairy-free lifestyle.
On the menu*: The ultimate cheesy sauce, beetroot & spinach lasagne.
This class is part the 20-week certified GutRemedy Course
Dates: Wednesday, 29/11/ 2017
Starts: 7 pm
Venue: Cookery Cottage
Park Avenue, South Douglas Road
Ticket: €45.00 pp
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