Spring Rejuvenation @ Yoga Attic
Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Rejuvenation @ Yoga Attic

Join yogi, Tina Lamontange, and me for a rejuvenating day retreat at Yoga Attic in Greely. This mini-escape includes a seasonally focussed wellness talk, an energizing 75 minute yoga practice,  healthy cooking lesson and group meal featuring light and delicious plant-based fare, down time, a restorative yoga practice and a closing meditation in nature. Space is very limited, please reserve your space quickly to avoid disappointment. 

For more information or to register, please visit the Yoga Attic website

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What's For Dinner?
May
3
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Barrhaven where I'll be making and sampling a couple recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 and each participant receives a $10 PC gift card. 

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Vegan Essentials Cooking Lesson
May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Vegan Essentials Cooking Lesson

This class is for the vegans, flexitarian or anybody who’s looking to add more vegetables to their diet!  Join chef Amy for a fun and informative demonstration style class where you’ll learn a few of her favourite recipes. Enjoy a sweet and savoury appetizer of cashew cream cheese crostini with pomegranate and roasted red pepper hummus and crudités. As a main dish, you’ll enjoy a vegan staple, Tofu Scramble (tofu and vegetable stir fry), with crispy sweet potato hash, and cap off the evening learning how to make your own plant-based milks, first almond milk and then chocolate almond milk. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  Registration opens late April. 

 

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What's For Dinner?
May
10
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Barrhaven where I'll be making and sampling a couple recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 and each participant receives a $10 PC gift card. 

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Top Food Trends 2018
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Top Food Trends 2018

Join chef Amy Longard for a fun class featuring some of 2018’s top foodie trends. Hawaiian Poke Bowls (a hearty, tangy salad bowl) are all the rage, and chef Amy will show you how to make a tasty vegan version featuring roasted beets, edamame, and other savoury seasonings. Since plant-based proteins and Middle Eastern dishes are both trending, chef Amy will make Mujadara (a popular lentil and rice dish) served with tofu sour cream. Finally, to cap off the evening with another big trend for 2018…mocktails! Chef Amy will make a palate cleansing virgin ginger gimlet. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  Registration opens late April. 

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Top Food Trends 2018
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Top Food Trends 2018

Join chef Amy Longard for a fun class featuring some of 2018’s top foodie trends. Hawaiian Poke Bowls (a hearty, tangy salad bowl) are all the rage, and chef Amy will show you how to make a tasty vegan version featuring roasted beets, edamame, and other savoury seasonings. Since plant-based proteins and Middle Eastern dishes are both trending, chef Amy will make Mujadara (a popular lentil and rice dish) served with tofu sour cream. Finally, to cap off the evening with another big trend for 2018…mocktails! Chef Amy will make a palate cleansing virgin ginger gimlet. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  Registration opens late April. 

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Vegan Essentials Cooking Lesson
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

Vegan Essentials Cooking Lesson

This class is for the vegans, flexitarian or anybody who’s looking to add more vegetables to their diet!  Join chef Amy for a fun and informative demonstration style class where you’ll learn a few of her favourite recipes. Enjoy a sweet and savoury appetizer of cashew cream cheese crostini with pomegranate and roasted red pepper hummus and crudités. As a main dish, you’ll enjoy a vegan staple, Tofu Scramble (tofu and vegetable stir fry), with crispy sweet potato hash, and cap off the evening learning how to make your own plant-based milks, first almond milk and then chocolate almond milk. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  Registration opens late April. 

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Vegan Essentials Cooking Lesson
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Vegan Essentials Cooking Lesson

This class is for the vegans, flexitarian or anybody who’s looking to add more vegetables to their diet!  Join chef Amy for a fun and informative demonstration style class where you’ll learn a few of her favourite recipe. Enjoy a sweet and savoury appetizer of cashew cream cheese crostini with pomegranate and roasted red pepper hummus and crudités. As a main dish, you’ll enjoy a vegan staple, Tofu Scramble (tofu and vegetable stir fry), with crispy sweet potato hash, and cap off the evening learning how to make your own plant-based milks, first almond milk and then chocolate almond milk. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  Registration opens late April. 

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Healthy & Delicious Appetizers
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy & Delicious Appetizers

Impress your friends and family, and liven up any party with Chef Amy Longard’s delicious, crowd pleasing appetizers! With Chef Amy’s guidance, in this hands-on lesson you’ll be making tasty Smoked Tofu & Vegetable Rice Wraps with Peanut Butter Dipping Sauce; rich Fig & Olive Tapenade; flavour-packed Muhammara (a Middle Eastern walnut & roasted red pepper dip); the perfect Hummus; and a creamy Cashew & Salsa Layered Dip. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Optimize Outdoors | Snowshoe, Supper & Stretch
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Optimize Outdoors | Snowshoe, Supper & Stretch

Needing a break from city life to recharge your batteries? Let’s head into the great outdoors.

Join Yoga Instructor/Outdoor Enthusiast Andrea Robertson and me for an evening of walking under the stars We'll take refuge in a cabin, where we will enjoy a delicious warm vegan meal by candlelit and stretch our body by wood burning stove.

We will meet at 5:45 pm in the Gatineau Park, snowshoe for an hour to a cabin (3.5 km each way).  I'll prepare a healthy vegan gluten free dinner and desert and give a wellness workshop on optimizing your health. Andrea will lead the group into some feel good yoga poses using the props in the cabin with candlelit meditation and we will end the night in a silent meditation walk under the stars.

What a way to close the week, enjoy the great outdoors, and kick off your weekend. Once you register, an email will be sent out to all a few days before event with finer details of where to meet and what to bring.

Cost: $75 per person (price includes trail pass to Gatineau Park). Space is limited. 

To register, CLICK HERE (you'll be redirected to Andrea's webpage). 

There will be no refunds or credits given to this event but you may transfer your spot to a friend.

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Plant-Based Breakthrough Bookclub
Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

Plant-Based Breakthrough Bookclub

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Are you looking to learn more about plant-based health and wellness? Or curious about how to add more healthy foods to your diet? Join the inaugural Plant-Based Breakthrough Bookclub for a discussion about New York Times best selling book "How Not To Die" by Dr. Michael Greger.  

How Not To Die explores the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease and those linked to optimal wellness. This fascinating and light hearted read is direct to the point and provides actionable steps to help you become your healthiest self. Well-researched and well-organized, it explains some of the more common chronic diseases in the world including the natural remedies and changes in the diet that can remedy them.  

Starting at 10:30 a.m. join plant-based chef & nutritionist Amy Longard, along with other health & wellness enthusiasts, for coffee or tea and a guided discussion on the book, its take-aways, and lessons learned. Following the discussion you're invited to stick around for a healthy plant-based lunch. Our hosts, The Table, have kindly offered a 10% discount to bookclub attendees for their lunch buffet. 

This event is free and open to everyone, however we ask that you confirm your attendance on the Eventbrite page as space is limited. Register soon to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to grab your ticket. 

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Simply Delicious Soups and Stews
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Simply Delicious Soups and Stews

Warm up this winter with simple, but delicious soups and stews. In this hands-on lesson, Chef Amy Longard will help you prepare some of her favourite go-to healthy recipes, including rich, creamy Split Pea Soup; a comforting Curried Sweet Potato Stew; hearty Leek, Lentil & Leafy Greens Soup; and a flavour-packed Hot & Sour Vegetable & Tofu Soup. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Winter Wellness Retreat @ Yoga Attic
Feb
17
9:00 AM09:00

Winter Wellness Retreat @ Yoga Attic

On February 17th, escape with me and yogi Tina Lamontagne to Yoga Attic in Greely, Ontario  for a 1-day Winter Wellness Retreat. 

Cuddle up around the fireplace and start-off the day with a creamy and detoxifying matcha latte during Wellness Talk full of insights on how to keep your immune system strong this Winter.

Follow with an energizing 75 minute yoga practice with Tina as I prepare a plant-based meal filled with nutrients to optimize your health.  

Don’t forget a to bring a knife and cutting board! I will guide you into creating your own fire cider to take home, a sweet & spicy tonic drink known for it’s antibacterial, anti-fungal, decongestant, immune boosting and antioxidizing benefits. Close off the day with a warm restorative yoga practice and a cool ending in nature.  

Join us, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for a nourishing social escape that is sure to revive the mind, body and soul.  

Cost: $120 per person. 

To register, CLICK HERE (you'll be redirected to the Yoga Attic webpage).

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Simply Delicious Soups and Stews
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Simply Delicious Soups and Stews

Warm up this winter with simple, but delicious soups and stews. In this hands-on lesson, Chef Amy Longard will help you prepare some of her favourite go-to healthy recipes, including rich, creamy Split Pea Soup; a comforting Curried Sweet Potato Stew; hearty Leek, Lentil & Leafy Greens Soup; and a flavour-packed Hot & Sour Vegetable & Tofu Soup. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Simply Delicious Soups and Stews
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Simply Delicious Soups and Stews

Warm up this winter with simple, but delicious soups and stews. In this hands-on lesson, Chef Amy Longard will help you prepare some of her favourite go-to healthy recipes, including rich, creamy Split Pea Soup; a comforting Curried Sweet Potato Stew; hearty Leek, Lentil & Leafy Greens Soup; and a flavour-packed Hot & Sour Vegetable & Tofu Soup. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Simply Delicious Soups and Stews
Jan
9
6:30 PM18:30

Simply Delicious Soups and Stews

Warm up this winter with simple, but delicious soups and stews. In this hands-on lesson, Chef Amy Longard will help you prepare some of her favourite go-to healthy recipes, including rich, creamy Split Pea Soup; a comforting Curried Sweet Potato Stew; hearty Leek, Lentil & Leafy Greens Soup; and a flavour-packed Hot & Sour Vegetable & Tofu Soup. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Delicious & Dairy-Free
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

Delicious & Dairy-Free

Whether you’re lactose intolerant, allergic to dairy, or just looking to reduce your dairy consumption, let Chef & Nutritionist, Amy Longard, show you how to make simple culinary swaps and tips and tricks on how to make your favourite dairy-based dishes without the dairy. Your mouth-watering menu includes Tofu Feta Greek-Style Salad; Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo on Brown Rice Pasta; and Chocolate Peanut Butter "Nice"-cream (banana ice-cream) with Whipped “Cream” for dessert!  All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $30

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Fall Yoga Retreat
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Fall Yoga Retreat

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The fall retreat with yoga instructor, Jackie Beaudoin, is the perfect opportunity to get away, relax and reset!  If a weekend away from the city for yoga, outdoors, and adventure sound like your thing, sign up quickly as space is limited!

We'll be staying at Jackie's beautiful cottage on Lac Pemichangan, which is only one hour and fifteen minutes from Ottawa(10 mins from Mont Ste. Marie).  I will be cooking vegan gluten free meals and will host a hands on cooking course where you'll learn how to prepare a wonderful, healthy meal.  There are also endless activities offered to suit everyone and all activities are optional! You can climb a mountain or take a long hike in the woods, practice yoga or meditate in nature, canoe/kayak to a island or just relax in a hammock and take a nap. 

For more information on accommodations, pricing, and/or logistics, please click HERE or contact Jackie directly at jackiebeaudoin77@gmail.com. 

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Sauerkraut & Kimchi Lesson
Oct
23
6:30 PM18:30

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Lesson

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn all about lacto-fermentation. Working together, participants will make their own sauerkraut and kimchi and will also have the opportunity to try a few varieties as well. I will speak to the health benefits of fermented foods and share tips on how to include these foods in day to day life. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding how to ferment, the health benefits of fermentation, and 4 jars of lacto-fermented cabbage (classic sauerkraut, German style sauerkraut, red ‘kraut, and kimchi).

Please bring a cutting board and sharp knife, we'll supply the rest!

Cost: $47

Registration opens Tuesday, September 5. CLICK HERE to register (you'll be redirected to Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East website).   

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Cooking with Seaweed
Oct
4
4:30 PM16:30

Cooking with Seaweed

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I'm so pleased to offer my first workshop in Halifax with Taylor Widrig of Mermaid Fare.  At this interesting and informative workshop, you'll get an opportunity to taste a variety of seaweed-based dishes and take home the recipes too. The food prepared will be vegan and gluten free.

For more information or to register CLICK HERE

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Super Salads
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Super Salads

We all know salads are nutritious, but they can be pretty darn tasty too! In this hands-on workshop, Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard will help you prepare several deliciously different salads, including Buddha Bowls (medley of vegetables, grains, beans) in Tahini-Based Dressing; protein & fibre-rich Pasta Salad; classic Leafy Green Salad with Seasonal Veggies in Apple Cider Vinaigrette; and Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Seaweed Workshop
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Seaweed Workshop

Seaweed is a veritable super food. More nutrient dense than any vegetation found on land, seaweed is an excellent food to incorporate into your diet.  To learn about the health benefits and how to cook with seaweed, please join me for an interesting and informative workshop. You'll get an opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and take home the recipes too.  The food prepared will be vegan and gluten free.

Cost: $36

Registration opens Tuesday, September 5. CLICK HERE to register (you'll be redirected to Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East website).   

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Super Salads
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Super Salads

We all know salads are nutritious, but they can be pretty darn tasty too! In this hands-on workshop, Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard will help you prepare several deliciously different salads, including Buddha Bowls (medley of vegetables, grains, beans) in Tahini-Based Dressing; protein & fibre-rich Pasta Salad; classic Leafy Green Salad with Seasonal Veggies in Apple Cider Vinaigrette; and Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons. All are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Super Salads
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Super Salads

We all know salads are nutritious, but they can be pretty darn tasty too! In this hands-on workshop, Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard will help you prepare several deliciously different salads, including Buddha Bowls (medley of vegetables, grains, beans) in Tahini-Based Dressing; protein & fibre-rich Pasta Salad; classic Leafy Green Salad with Seasonal Veggies in Apple Cider Vinaigrette; and Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Rockin’ Raw Food
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Rockin’ Raw Food

Raw recipes are perfect for summer when you’d rather not use the oven. Join Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard for a fun, informative class where you’ll discover that raw foods are much more than salads and crudités. Chef Amy will treat you to Raw Beet Ravioli with Cashew “Cream Cheese”; Raw Walnut “Meat” Tacos; and Rockin’ Raw Brownies with Avocado Frosting for dessert. All are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $30

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Super Salads
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

Super Salads

We all know salads are nutritious, but they can be pretty darn tasty too! In this hands-on workshop, Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard will help you prepare several deliciously different salads, including Buddha Bowls (medley of vegetables, grains, beans) in Tahini-Based Dressing; protein & fibre-rich Pasta Salad; classic Leafy Green Salad with Seasonal Veggies in Apple Cider Vinaigrette; and Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons. All are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Super Salads
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Super Salads

We all know salads are nutritious, but they can be pretty darn tasty too! In this hands-on workshop, Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard will help you prepare several deliciously different salads, including Buddha Bowls (medley of vegetables, grains, beans) in Tahini-Based Dressing; protein & fibre-rich Pasta Salad; classic Leafy Green Salad with Seasonal Veggies in Apple Cider Vinaigrette; and Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons. All are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Super Salads
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Super Salads

We all know salads are nutritious, but they can be pretty darn tasty too! In this hands-on workshop, Chef & Nutritionist Amy Longard will help you prepare several deliciously different salads, including Buddha Bowls (medley of vegetables, grains, beans) in Tahini-Based Dressing; protein & fibre-rich Pasta Salad; classic Leafy Green Salad with Seasonal Veggies in Apple Cider Vinaigrette; and Kale Caesar Salad with Chickpea Croutons. All are vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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SOLD OUT! Kombucha Workshop
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT! Kombucha Workshop

(This event is SOLD OUT!! Please sign up to my newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events: goo.gl/OwGiAj )

Kombucha has become a popular drink for its unique taste and health benefits. Join me for a fun and informative workshop on this effervescent probiotic drink. I will teach you how to make your own kombucha and send you home with a starter (also known as a "mother" or "scoby"). Please bring your own jar (~ 1 L).

We'll also try samples from local kombucha maker, Culture Kombucha, during the class.

Cost: $40 + HST

The last time we hosted this kombucha workshop it sold out within a week! Be sure to sign-up quickly to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to register. 

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Healthier Desserts
May
25
6:30 PM18:30

Healthier Desserts

Join me for an interactive class where you’ll learn how to make desserts that are low in sugar, dairy free, egg free, and gluten free, yet surprisingly delicious and easy to prepare. Together with your classmates, you’ll be making cocoa-nutty bites (a sunflower seed butter & cocoa-based dessert), homemade Turtles, lemony cashew cheesecake with raspberry sauce, raw brownies, and chocolate chip banana bread.  You’ll learn tons of tips and tricks from me on how to modify traditional desserts to make them healthier, without compromising taste! All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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