Transition Year Week Long Cooking & Healthy Eating Programme | Mon 27 to Fri 31 Jan | 10.30 to 13.00

The TY Week Long Programme designed to give students the confidence to cook for themselves, their friends & family, equipping them with the right nutritional knowledge as well as an appreciation for good ingredients. It's a fun week, in what is a real life skill, worth learning. 
 
We are limiting class sizes to 8 students per week to give each participant the right attention and personal tutoring to put them in good stead as they enter adulthood. On Day 5, the students will prepare a complete meal using the knowledge they have gathered over the week.  They will cost each dish and present the nutritional content.
Here is a breakdown of what each day will cover, subject to minor changes:
Monday
Bread: how to produce a loaf of bread - ciabatta, brown omega loaf. savory scones and flatbreads along with humous, pestos and dips to enjoy alongside.
Tuesday
Lunch: using protein and carbohydrates - chickpea & pepper salad, broccoli rice salad, super quinoa salad with roast vegetables, quick pasta salad 
Wednesday 
One-Pot Wonders: black bean chilli, Thai curry, cashew cream carbonara, spaghetti bolognese, Mediterranean soup
Thursday 
Sweet Treats: how to prepare quality desserts, granola bar, fruit purees for frozen yogurt,  raw cheesecake, jaffa & toffee chocolate drops, mango mousse
Friday 
The class will be divided into groups and produce a three-course meal using what they have learned in the days above.  They will produce a menu with the name of the dish, the nutrition content and the cost of producing the meal. 
The class is fully hands-on, students prepare, cook and clean up.    
About your host
Denise Cavanagh is a Nutritionist and Natural Chef who is passionate about getting people cooking. Ballymaloe trained, she went on to open a number of successful cafés and a craft bakery in South Dublin. After a life changing experience she turned her focus to nutrition, returning to college to study nutritional therapy. Denise has developed a  'How to Eat A Healthy Life'  course which focuses on teaching nutritional education alongside demonstrations on how to cook the food. While running a busy 'Cooking and Nutrition Clinic', she is the Course Director for the Natural Chef Diploma course run by the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin.


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