Buzzying from my raw food weekend workshop with the Wild Food Cafe team of Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. The two inspirational days took place at a great cooking school inside a community hall on a street I had never walked up before in the 25 years I’ve been living in London. Is situated just off Old street at 90 Central street. There’s a great looking cafe right next to it which is connected to the hall.
We learnt how to make raw pizza with a number of toppings including macademia cheese, seaweed tartar and pesto, stuffed mayan avocado, sauerkraut, home made kale chips, raw chocolate cake and more. Joel fed us wild food and thoughts – a fountain of knowledge and a fantastic approach to wellness emphasising the importance of play and experimentation using our own bodies as the best barometer.
Almond butter & mulberry fudge balls (dipped in raw chocolate) and coated with coconut flakes and goji berries
Aiste, his graceful and equally knowledgeable wife and the heart and soul of the Wild Food Cafe helped us out with each recipe and kept a good handle of time sweetly grounding Joel from his frequent flights to all things wild.
We received a booklet with numerous recipes I can’t wait to experiment with including useful information on super foods and wild foods in general some of which I had never heard or seen before. After the course they provided us with a wealth of resources from specialist shops to inspirational books & documentaries. Every single penny was worth spending on this training as the knowledge I have been receiving over the years from multiple and often conflicting sources is finally making sense.
These workshops are extremely well structured and fun. You are split into groups of 3 or 4 and prepare each recipe together. You label your food and consume it on the same or the following day depending on whether it requires dehydration or not.
Raw chocolate cake
Raw pizza – base made with almonds and butternut puree, flax seed & spices
Upcoming Wild Food courses & events – London UK
Raw Food and Wellbeing Immersion (Christmas Edition) – 18th & 19th December 2016
Wild Food Birthday Celebration (Mind, Body & Spirit) – 9th of November 2016
Free Wild Food Cafe e-book
Wild wellbeing free e-book (.pdf)
As Joel and Aiste would say: “Stay inspired, expansive, playful and curious”.