Below we outline the five in-person sessions and what’s included. Keep in mind that the alternative weeks are our virtual Q & A sessions on zoom. The recipes included are what we’ll be cooking at our sessions. However you will be provided with over 20 additional recipes in your workbook and we’ll have an opportunity to discuss the extra recipes in class.
COOKING CLASS – The Basics
Week 2, Online Nutrition Workshop
Plant Based Eating 101
$1,200 per person
I’m Kiah, I’m an online dietitian and founder of The PNW Clinic, a virtual nutrition clinic. I work in the areas of disordered eating and eating disorders, gut health, and plant based, vegan and vegetarian nutrition.
I believe that eating should be easy and enjoyable – not the cause of guilt, stress and anxiety!
Like many women, I used to be obsessed with the latest fad diets, food rules and trying to get the number lower on the scales. I felt like I was in a constant war with food and my own body. I was counting calories, caught up in the binge-restrict cycle and feeling anxious and guilty about everything I was eating.
Eventually I was fed up with living with thoughts about every food I had eaten and calorie I had consumed constantly on my mind. I knew it wasn’t sustainable, enjoyable and it was starting to have a big impact on my life and relationships.
At the same time, I decided to go plant-based to reduce my impact on the earth. It was through my own recovery journey and learning about the power of plant-based nutrition I am now the strongest, healthiest and happiest I have ever been!
My struggles have inspired me to help others as Accredited Practising Dietitian and in 2017 I founded PNW Clinic.
As a dietitian, my aim is to educate, support and inspire my clients to heal their relationship with food and their body, and become the healthiest versions of themselves (whatever that might look like to them!)
I also take a plant-focused approach to nutrition and believe in the power of “eating more plants.”
When I’m not helping clients optimise their plant-based diet or transform their relationship with food you can find me writing new articles for our blog, uploading posts on instagram (@nutritionbykiah) or spending time with my family and new baby Skyla.
Hi, I’m Fi, a home cook since my teens, I grew up in the hospitality industry, spending most weekends at our family restaurant. My mum was the head chef and I was surrounded by incredible cooks.
My intention is to inspire you to fall in love with vegetables and learn how to transform plants into mouth-watering, unbelievable meals your friends and family will keep coming back for.
It was in 2007 when my philosophy around food and health took a sharp turn. The sudden passing of my father from a heart attack, prompted me to question everything about health. I couldn’t understand why my healthy, 60-year old father was taken from us so early. Six months after his passing, I was at Unleash the Power, a Tony Robbins event, and the last day of the seminar was all about health and vitality. People talk about those life changing moments; those light bulb moments, where something major shifts inside them. That’s the best way I can describe that day.
I left that seminar with a whole new outlook on health and well being and dove deep into vegetarianism and a plant-based lifestyle. I slowly moved towards a wholefoods diet, removing meat, seafood, dairy, refined sugars and flours. I learned the healing power of plants and the importance of eating food as close to its whole form.
Over the past 13 years I have continued to educate myself around plant-based eating. I’ve re-created so many traditional recipes my mum taught me to suit my eating preferences. I’ve created new flavours and experimented with ingredients that were once foreign to me. Today, my diet is predominately plant-based. I occasionally have dairy. I do indulge in refined pasta and flours from time to time, and still love my sweet treats.
Together with my husband, we are raising our two children (now 8 and 10) 95% plant-based, with the inclusion of some dairy and eggs. Our family thrives as a predominantly plant-based tribe.<