Food As Medicine
Through many years of experience cooking for people, I have witnessed the profound affect diet can have on an individual. It can be used for health and healing or lead to further imbalance and dis-ease. Ayurveda is an eastern medicine system that teaches how to use food as medicine and how to use the qualities in the food to balance the qualities in an individual, who may have very different needs than another. Through cooking and eating “Ayurvedically” we seek balance and health for our bodies and minds.
What we eat forms the tissues of our bodies and affects our mental state, mind and emotions. What we eat also speaks to our soul, our pleasure center, our enjoyment of life. I love to cook food that nourishes body and mind and feeds the soul’s need for richness and pleasure in life. I practice no set dogma with diet (not even Ayurveda) but believe in wholesome, real food, fresh food as local as possible, food with nourishment and integrity that is beautifully and lovingly prepared, made to digest and assimilate well and nourish the body.
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I plan the menu and prepare the food around the needs of the group or the retreat. My specialty is balancing the meals Ayurvedically to benefit all individual constitutions, and giving a presentation to the participants of the highlighted health benefits of their meal. I specialize in Ayurvedic cooking but do not have to remain within the confines of Ayurveda, I am passionate about all wholesome, beautiful, delicious food.
Feel free to contact me if you have a retreat or group you would like to provide food for, I would love to be the kitchen magic. Cost will depend on size of group and menu selections which can be customized to fit the needs of your group.
See Below for Sample Menus and Pricing
Cooking classes are a wonderful way for people to anchor in the experience of cooking as well as the health principles of Ayurveda. I offer Ayurvedic Cooking classes for groups and individuals. Classes are usually 3 hours plus time to sit and enjoy the meal created.
The individual classes cooking classes can be 1-5 people and are designed around the needs and interest of the individual or group.
For the group classes, I focus on a topic of Ayurveda or health that varies according to the season, or requests of the group. Example topics and menus can be found below. Classes are part lecture on our health topic and very interactive with questions, discussions and hands on cooking and eating.
See Below for Topic Menus and Pricing
Diet can be such a vital part of a healing program and it can be intimidating to undergo a diet change especially when preparing your own food. I have seen first hand what a supportive role the food serves in healing and I prepare and deliver food to meet the individual’s needs and preferences.
Each person responds to diet differently based upon their body chemistry, their digestive power, their culture, their personality and I like to help guide people using Ayurvedic principles and based in their own experience of their bodies, to eat food that increases their vitality and love of life.
See Below for Sample Menus and Pricing
Retreat Cooking Menus and Pricing
Below are just some Sample Menus. There are many more to choose from and create! Contact us for more menu options, to discuss the needs for your group and receive a pricing quote for your retreat!
Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Golden Quinoa Pilaf
Avocado Boats stuffed with herbed cottage cheese
Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Thai Coconut Curried Vegetables
Green Salad with Sunflower Sauce
Hibiscus Mint Tea
Nori Rolls with Ginger Lime Dipping Sauce
Green Salad with Wakame and Miso Ginger Dressing
Cooling Flower Tea
Quinoa Pagodas with Amazingly Convincing Tomato-less Marinara
Fresh Paneer Cheese - Ricotta style
Sauteed Zucchini and Chard
Romaine Salad with Vegan Ceasar Dressing
$40 per person per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) (6 person Minimum, for less than 6 people, see Private Event Pricing below)
Breakfast: $10 per head Lunch: $15 per head Dinner: $15 per head
*Includes cost of food, service and short presentation of meal with educational description of health benefits.
Contact Us to discuss the kitchen magic for your upcoming retreat...
Cooking Class Sample Menus and Pricing
Cooking Class Sample Topics
Cooling Summer Heat
Avocado cucumber Gazpacho
Cilantro Coconut Rice
Flaxed Cottage Cheese with Dipping Vegetables
Hibiscus Mint Punch
Spring Cleansing Cooking Class
Baked millet Croquettes
With Almond Bechamel
Curried Mung bean Sprouts
Liver Rejuvenating Salad
Flower Tea or Grapefruit Soda
Valentine's Day Cooking Class: Cooking with Aphrodisiacs for Fertility
Coconut Asparagus Soup
Quinoa Pilaf with Avocado and Fresh Goat Cheese
Saffron Cardamom Cream Cheese Stuffed Dates
Aphrodisiac Herbal Hot Cocoa with Fresh Almond Date Milk
Cooking Class Pricing
Private Cooking Class (1-4 people): $120 minimum (single person) and $25 dollars for each additional person.
Group Cooking Class (5 or more people): $45 per person (includes the cost of the meal)
*Price includes demo and tasting of 4 Ayurvedic Menu Items with printed recipes and thorough explanation of health benefits
Hire Mira to Cook for Your Private Dinner or Event!
$20-$24 per head for private group dinner, $125 minimum. Range in price per head will depend on menu selection.
Includes cost of ingredients, in home service and educational description of menu and its health benefits.
See above - Retreat Cooking Section - for example menus.
Private Cooking Class
1-4 people: $120 minimum (for one person) $25 for each additional person
Includes cost of ingredients and demo and tasting of 4 Ayurvedic Menu Items, with education on the health benefits - based upon theme or items of your choice.
Contact Us to schedule a private cooking class or private cooking services...