Understanding Inflammation | Workshop
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding Inflammation | Workshop

Chronic inflammation is said to be the root of all disease and it's something that affects every body in some way, shape or form.  It could be affecting you and your fitness goals by hindering your recovery, keeping your body in a stress state and effecting your range of motion. Whether you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, or even if you just want to learn how to up your nutrition by eating more anti-inflammatory foods join Anna Townsend, The Fitness Room founder, nutrition and fitness expert, and Amy Longard, plant-based chef & nutritionist, for an interactive and informative workshop. 

At the workshop you'll learn about inflammation, what causes it and how to prevent it. Anna and Amy will talk about which foods to focus on and which to avoid, important lifestyle factors, breathing exercises and stretching techniques that can help reduce inflammation in the body. You will leave the workshop with a variety of simple, practical tips that you can implement daily.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants will also be eligible prizes and samples from The Fitness Room, Cha's Orgranics, & Manitoba Harvest Hemp Company.

Please note that there are no refunds but you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Tickets are $35 for general public and $25 for members of The Fitness Room.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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Summer Refresh Retreat @ Yoga Attic
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Refresh Retreat @ Yoga Attic

Join yogi Tina Lamontagne and me for the latest instalment of our seasonal yoga and wellness retreat at Yoga Attic in Greely. We’ll start the day with a detoxifying drink and wellness talk about ways to refresh & rejuvenate your body and mind for the summer season. Tina will then lead you through a 75 minute morning flow yoga practice. For lunch we’ll enjoy a plant-based picnic (prepared by me!) and outdoor time. Then, I’ll be facilitating a kombucha making lesson and you’ll get your own scoby (starter) from Culture Kombucha to take home with you. Finally, the day will close off with a restorative yoga practice on the tree top patio.

Cost: $140 per person

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

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Veggie Grilling | Cooking Class
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Grilling | Cooking Class

Chef and nutritionist Amy Longard is always looking for ways to make it easy and fun to eat more vegetables, and barbecue season is no exception. In this Hands-On class you’ll learn how to make grilled Portobello Mushrooms; tangy Tofu & Veggie Skewers; spicy Grilled Pineapple; and homemade Beet Burgers. These healthy and delicious recipes will take your grilling game to the next level. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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May
30
8:00 AM08:00

GEM Conference

Ottawa area women business owners/entrepreneurs or aspiring business women, this is for you!  If you're in town on May 30th, join me at GEM Conference. The conference includes a full day of interesting and informative panel discussions, fireside chats, and opportunities to learn and network. I'm participating in a panel on wellness rituals and sharing tips on how to infuse healthy habits into your busy schedule. For more information or to grab tickets, visit the GEM Conference website

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Veggie Grilling
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Veggie Grilling

Chef and nutritionist Amy Longard is always looking for ways to make it easy and fun to eat more vegetables, and barbecue season is no exception. In this Hands-On class you’ll learn how to make grilled Portobello Mushrooms; tangy Tofu & Veggie Skewers; spicy Grilled Pineapple; and homemade Beet Burgers. These healthy and delicious recipes will take your grilling game to the next level. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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Veggie Grilling
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Grilling

Chef and nutritionist Amy Longard is always looking for ways to make it easy and fun to eat more vegetables, and barbecue season is no exception. In this Hands-On class you’ll learn how to make grilled Portobello Mushrooms; tangy Tofu & Veggie Skewers; spicy Grilled Pineapple; and homemade Beet Burgers. These healthy and delicious recipes will take your grilling game to the next level. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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Tofu How-To
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Tofu How-To

Join Chef Amy Longard for a fun and informative class on tofu. You’ll learn about tofu’s health benefits and uses, and some tofu tips. Chef Amy will show several ways to make this protein-rich food taste great. In this interactive class you’ll learn how to make Tofu-Based Ranch-Style Sauce; Tofu “Cheesecake”; and you’ll also make and enjoy a quick, easy Tofu Pad Thai. All recipes are egg- free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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Tofu How-To
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Tofu How-To

Join Chef Amy Longard for a fun and informative class on tofu. You’ll learn about tofu’s health benefits and uses, and some tofu tips. Chef Amy will show several ways to make this protein-rich food taste great. In this interactive class you’ll learn how to make Tofu-Based Ranch-Style Sauce; Tofu “Cheesecake”; and you’ll also make and enjoy a quick, easy Tofu Pad Thai. All recipes are egg- free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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Veggie Grilling
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Grilling

Chef and nutritionist Amy Longard is always looking for ways to make it easy and fun to eat more vegetables, and barbecue season is no exception. In this Hands-On class you’ll learn how to make grilled Portobello Mushrooms; tangy Tofu & Veggie Skewers; spicy Grilled Pineapple; and homemade Beet Burgers. These healthy and delicious recipes will take your grilling game to the next level. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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What's For Dinner?
Apr
25
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 surprise 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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Optimize Outdoors | Snowshoe, Supper & Stretch (SOLD OUT)
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Optimize Outdoors | Snowshoe, Supper & Stretch (SOLD OUT)

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 snowshoeing under the stars. We will meet at 5:30 pm in 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 talk 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: $80 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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Healthy Vegan New Year!
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Vegan New Year!

Start 2019 on a healthful note. Learn how to make nutritious, tasty staples with chef and plant-based nutritionist Amy Longard. You’ll learn how to make creamy, flavourful Fruit & Vegetable Smoothies; hearty Vegetable Soup; and a satisfying Stir-Fry. In this interactive class you’ll also help Amy make her go-to Healthful Muffins that make a great breakfast or grab & go snack. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

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

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What's For Dinner?
Dec
20
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Vanier 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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What's For Dinner?
Dec
18
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

  • Real Canadian Superstore Westboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Westboro 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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Holiday Wellness Retreat @ Yoga Attic
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Wellness Retreat @ Yoga Attic

Join Tina Lamontagne, and me for the latest instalment of our seasonal yoga & wellness retreats at Yoga Attic in Greely. We'll start the day with a warming winter drink and wellness talk. You'll participate in an awakening yoga practice with Tina before indulging in a colorful plant-based meal inspired by the season (prepared by me!). You'll unwind with a walk in nature and/or relaxing with a book or journalling by the fireplace. Then you'll participate in a hands-on healthy holiday cooking lesson featuring snacks and sips (aka healthier appetizers and mocktails). Finally, we'll close the day with a yin yoga practice and a meditation around an outdoor fire!

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

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Healthy Holiday Feast For Veggie Lovers
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Holiday Feast For Veggie Lovers

This class is for the vegans, flexitarian or anybody who’s looking to add more vegetables to their diet! Join chef and nutritionist, Amy Longard, for a fun hand’s on class focussed on healthy fare that’ll be perfect for the upcoming Holidays! You’ll learn how to make “devilish potatoes” (a delicious egg-free alternative to deviled eggs) the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. For the main course together you’ll create a lentil walnut loaf with chickpea shallot gravy and orange cranberry sauce with a side kale salad with candied pecans. To top if all off, for dessert, you’ll enjoy a light and healthy apple pomegranate crumble with coconut whipped cream. All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

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

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Build A Bowl
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Build A Bowl

If you look up #BuddhaBowls on Instagram or search for recipes on food blogs, you’ll come across thousands and thousands of different varieties of colourful bowls featuring whole grains, beans, chickpeas, vegetables and flavourful dressings. Join chef Amy Longard for a fun class focussed on building your own healthy, plant-based bowl that’ll take your health and Instagram profile to the next level. In this hand’s on class you’ll learn how to make a hearty Southwestern bowl with quinoa, black beans, corn, mixed vegetables, and chipotle tahini dressing. You’ll also try your hand at making a sushi bowl with sticky rice, edamame, nori, and orange ginger dressing. Finally, you’ll learn how to make all that you need to create your own macro bowl with smoked tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, mixed greens, cauliflower rice, and turmeric avocado dressing. 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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Veggie Sushi Party
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

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

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Build A Bowl
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Build A Bowl

If you look up #BuddhaBowls on Instagram or search for recipes on food blogs, you’ll come across thousands and thousands of different varieties of colourful bowls featuring whole grains, beans, chickpeas, vegetables and flavourful dressings. Join chef Amy Longard for a fun class focussed on building your own healthy, plant-based bowl that’ll take your health and Instagram profile to the next level. In this hand’s on class you’ll learn how to make a hearty Southwestern bowl with quinoa, black beans, corn, mixed vegetables, and chipotle tahini dressing. You’ll also try your hand at making a sushi bowl with sticky rice, edamame, nori, and orange ginger dressing. Finally, you’ll learn how to make all that you need to create your own macro bowl with smoked tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, mixed greens, cauliflower rice, and turmeric avocado dressing. 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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Sauerkraut & Kimchi Lesson
Oct
1
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 of 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: $55

CLICK HERE to register (you'll be redirected to Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East website).   

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Veggie Sushi Party
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40.00

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

 

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What's For Dinner?
Sep
27
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 you'll receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 but includes the $10 PC gift card. 

Please be sure to register and pay HERE (you'll be redirected to the PC Cooking School site). 

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Veggie Sushi Party
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

  • Real Canadian Superstore Kanata (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

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

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Build A Bowl
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Build A Bowl

  • Real Canadian Super Store Westboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you look up #BuddhaBowls on Instagram or search for recipes on food blogs, you’ll come across thousands and thousands of different varieties of colourful bowls featuring whole grains, beans, chickpeas, vegetables and flavourful dressings. Join chef Amy Longard for a fun class focussed on building your own healthy, plant-based bowl that’ll take your health and Instagram profile to the next level. In this hand’s on class you’ll learn how to make a hearty Southwestern bowl with quinoa, black beans, corn, mixed vegetables, and chipotle tahini dressing. You’ll also try your hand at making a sushi bowl with sticky rice, edamame, nori, and orange ginger dressing. Finally, you’ll learn how to make all that you need to create your own macro bowl with smoked tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, mixed greens, cauliflower rice, and turmeric avocado dressing. 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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Veggie Sushi Party
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

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

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Veg Food Fest - Cooking Demo
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Veg Food Fest - Cooking Demo

I'm excited to be a presenter at this year's Veg Food Fest in Toronto. Join me for an interesting and informative cooking demonstration about seaweed. At the demo you'll learn the health benefits, the multitude of culinary uses and how to add seaweed to your diet. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and take home the recipes too. The food prepared will be vegan and gluten free. 

The festival runs from September 7 - 9 and admission is FREE. Visit the Veg Food Fest webpage for details on my cooking demo, plus check out the fantastic line-up of speakers, panels and vendors. 

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Muskoka Veg Fest
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Muskoka Veg Fest

Mark your calendar for the inaugural Muskoka Veg Fest! This plant-based festival showcases great food, entertainment and cruelty-free products from conscious minded individuals and businesses. Bringing a collaborative celebration of animal welfare, health, and environmental education featuring the numerous benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Come sample amazing vegan food, listen to engaging speakers, watch food demos and learn from the many plant-based professionals. 

I'll be doing an informative and tasty cooking demo titled "Breakfast of Champions". The time is TBD.  Stay tuned for updates! 

I hope to see  you in cottage country on August 11. 

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What's For Dinner?
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Westboro 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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Ottawa Veg Fest
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Ottawa Veg Fest

Ottawa Veg Fest is hands down my favourite event of the year! I'll be speaking on both Saturday & Sunday and I'll be sharing a booth with Mermaid Fare. Come visit me and check out the 100+ other vendors, speakers, and cooking demos!  Visit www.vegfest.ca for details.

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