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Whether you’re into cookery demonstrations, workshops, visiting food festivals or relaxing at rejuvenating residential retreats there’s something for everyone here.
Cook vegan, get healthy, be happy!
“Thank you Lee & Jane for a wonderful time…the demonstrations were really inspiring and of course the food was delicious!! It was lovely to meet fellow vegans too, to swap ideas….you were amazing!!” Irene
“I spent this weekend on a cookery course by chef Lee Watson, author of the brilliant ‘Peace and Parsnips’. Each day we cooked up a huge array of different dishes that were INCREDIBLE!!!!
I’ve done a few cookery courses before but this was in a league of its own! The whole experience was a joy from start to finish. Lee, Jane and their lovely team put a huge amount of thought and effort into ensuring it was relaxed and fun but really informative too.
Honestly, I cannot recommend their courses enough!” Tanya
Vibrant Vegan! Manchester
Healthy Soul Food Cooking Workshop
4th March ’18 10:30 – 14:00
Food Sorcery Cooking and Barista School, Didsbury
Learn how to cook with the BHK! The soul food dishes we all love, made healthy, vegan and delicious!!
We’re VERY excited to announce our latest vegan cooking event in Manchester.
We’re going to make soul food with a twist; satisfying, tasty and loads of fun!! We’ve found an excellent venue for a day of hands on cooking with Lee, followed by lunch, where we’ll taste all the dishes we’ve cooked.
Are you looking for new plant-based cooking inspiration for the new year? Lee invites you to get relaxed and happy in the kitchen, and celebrate the diversity of vegan food whilst learning new skills and techniques. This comprehensive workshop and demonstration is all about cooking in vibrant and creative ways and preparing delicious, colourful food that does us good, is easy to make, and that everyone can enjoy (vegan or not). Big bold flavours, great textures and colours, proper tasty vegan food!
What’s on the menu? Soul food classics:
Umami Burger Bites with Mushroom Bacon & Cosmic Slaw
The Ultimate ‘Mac & Jac’ – Baked Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheeze with BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
Mexican Chocolate Brownies with Dulce de Leche (Coconut Caramel Sauce)
Mango & Ginger N’Ice Cream
Cashew & Chipotle Cheese
All the dishes are designed to be quick and easy to cook at home. You’ll also receive a full recipe booklet so you can make notes and take the recipes away to try out for yourself.
Some techniques and skills you’ll learn on the day:
Making vegan cheese – an easy, rich and creamy set cheese
The Ultimate Umami Bean Burger! – Takes 10 minutes, with only a few ingredients
Vegan Smoky Mushroom Bacon
Making a creamy and vibrant vegan pasta sauce
Decadent gluten-free blender brownies
2 minute tropical N’ice Cream
Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise
Cooking with jackfruit – Genius ingredient, unique texture
Homemade & healthy BBQ sauce
Lee will cover the basics; vegan 101, nutrition, food presentation and some chopping techniques.
This workshop will be high energy, fun and informative. Lee will share his experience and passion for vegan cooking at all times.
We’ll have lunch together at the end, trying all the dishes and get to know each other. Food Sorcery even has a licensed bar if you’d like to buy a drink, with complimentary tea and coffee available on arrival.
These recipes will give your mind, body and tastebuds a boost, getting you vibrant, inspired and healthy for 2018!
PS – Bring a food container, there will be plenty of leftovers to take home!
“The mini retreat day on Saturday was totally inspiring with easy and healthy vegan recipes. Food was truly outstanding and by Lee’s demonstration they certainly seemed achievable by even the most unskilled of cooks!” Elaine
Vibrant Vegan! Healthy Cooking & Yoga Holiday, Cornwall
Friday 13th – Monday 16th July 2018
Boswedden House, St Just (near Lands End), Cape Cornwall
Nourish and rejuvenate mind, body and soul this summer in a stunning location.
Come and join us in a picturesque location on the beautiful coastline of Cornwall, where we will enjoy a peaceful weekend of delicious plant-based food, empowering yoga, cooking workshops, blissful meditation, walks in nature and much more.
The program for Vibrant Vegan! is specially designed for you! In a relaxed atmosphere, you have the freedom to unwind and learn, take in the local nature, fresh sea air and dramatic scenery, go for long walks, practice yoga and enjoy a tantalising plant-based menu.
Special Offer – Book now and receive a 10% discount when booked together with a friend. Offer ends 7/3
Lee Watson (author of ‘Peace and Parsnips’ vegan cookbook and presenter ‘Meat vs Veg’ TV program) will be cooking seasonal, vegan meals throughout the weekend. The menu is designed to show the potential of vegan food; healthy, delicious and varied with loads of treats along the way.
Lee is experienced in running retreats and workshops throughout the UK and Europe and believes that healthy vegan food and living is for everyone!
His workshops aim to transform your home cooking, with a healthy and modern approach to exploring the world of plant-based food. You’re sure to pick up new techniques and skills.
Yoga and Meditation
We are very fortunate to have Will and Malene from Complete Unity Yoga joining us, teaching all of our yoga and meditation classes in a purpose built yoga studio.
Complete Unity Yoga run retreats globally and are experienced in teaching yoga of all levels and capabilities. Will and Malene studied yoga in India and are a wealth of knowledge, wisdom and inspiration, practicing yoga as a path to inner peace and radiating joy, bringing strength and confidence along with softness and flexibility. Classes are calming, restorative and energising.
Lifestyle coaching sessions and private yoga classes are available, subject to pre-booking.
Our venue, Boswedden House is a warm, family run, retreat space, situated overlooking the wild coastline of the Land’s End peninsula, close to St Ives, an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
It is a tranquil area, with incredible vistas and the largest concentration of ancient sites in the UK. It is also within walking distance of the ocean, cliffs, wildflower meadows and local beaches.
Leisure facilities include a swimming pool and sauna and all rooms are comfortable and en-suite, with views overlooking the surrounding countryside. You will have access to the on site swimming pool in the mornings and evenings and Boswedden gardens are the perfect place to enjoy the summer sun with a book and cup of tea.
You may also like to book a soothing massage or reflexology, with local therapists.
Designed for you!
This holiday is designed to get you away from your everyday life and de-stress, a chance to learn new, healthy life habits and skills as well as giving yourself the time to find peace and enjoy the company of like minded people.
Lee and his team of cooks will create a summer menu to suit all tastes, whether you’re vegan or not, and he believes in colourful, nutritious and flavourful food. Dishes will be light and energising, as well as super tasty.
The day will start with a healthy smoothie and breakfast, with a buffet lunch and dinner, not forgetting afternoon cake. Lee focuses on seasonal, local produce and gives them a global twists, many recipes you will taste, will have been picked up by Lee on his regular travels around the world.
Lee’s partner Jane is a menstruality educator at Woman’s Wheel and is offering an Introduction to Menstrual Cycle Awareness Workshop, with the possibility of one to one menstruality coaching, to work more sensitively, find greater harmony and gain a deeper understanding of your cycle.
This will be an unforgettable holiday, let us take good care of you. All activities are optional, we leave you free to create your own space and harmony within the weekend.
Vibrant Vegan! will be a time to feel fresh and renewed, a chance to radiate and enjoy the heart of summer!
Prices include –
3 nights accommodation in a stunning location
All nutritious, healthy, plant-based meals
Morning yoga and meditation classes
Bespoke recipe booklet
Cooking demonstration – Healthy tricks and tips, a modern approach to plant-based cooking
Tea, coffee and refreshments with meals
Evening Candlelit Meditation
Vegan nutrition and diet workshop – Q+A with Lee
Leisure facilities – Use of the pool/ sauna in the mornings and evenings
Evening storytelling and fire (weather permitting!)
A guided walk to Land’s End
Massage or Reflexology Sessions with experienced local therapists
Lifestyle Coaching Sessions and Private Yoga Classes with Complete Unity Yoga
Introduction to Menstrual Cycle Awareness workshop and
One to One Menstruality Consultations with Jane from Woman’s Wheel
These sessions require pre-booking, details available on request.
Here is our range of comfortable and contemporary accommodation options, available to suit all budgets:
Large Double/ Twin £449
Small Double £419
Triple Room £399
Family Room (4 beds) £389
All prices are per person
Camping (may be available on request)
*Single occupancy rooms are limited
All bookings and enquiries:
Spaces are limited, and are already being booked, we recommend reserving early!
Find the Vibrant Vegan! Cornwall Facebook Event page here.
“The content exceeded my expectations! Loved the ethnic feast concept behind the demos/ menus…..It was like having 4 days of birthdays! Special meals, special people. I will recommend Trigonos/ the vegan retreat to anyone.” Sheila
Food for the Soul – Yoga & Plant-based Cookery
Sunday March 18th 2018 10am – 5pm
With Lee Watson and Claire Mace
Mynydd Llandegai (Memorial Hall), North Wales
*Early Bird Offer*
Come and join us for a revitalising and relaxing day retreat amid the mountains in beautiful Mynydd Llandegai. Learn to cook satisfying, healthy vegan food and relax deeply with yoga and meditation. We’ve planned a peaceful day to help you recharge, nourish yourself and get lots of healthy inspiration.
The day will start with nutritious herbal teas and then experienced local yoga teacher Claire will lead you through an extended yoga class designed to help you use breath and movement to feel more grounded and revitalised. Beginners and improvers are welcome.
(£85 after that)
“Great weekend of kitchen magic, I look forward to trying out the recipes at home.”
Yoga & Vegan Cooking Holiday
A Taste Of Bliss Spain
5th-12th May 2018
Join us for an early summer treat in a brand new eco-designed villa right on the beach in the beautiful sunny south of Spain, with Malene and Will from Complete Unity Yoga.
We’ve ensured a program that will leave you recharged, fresh and radiating.
This will be an unforgettable getaway, with regular relaxing yoga and meditation sessions and workshops, plant-based Mediterranean feasting, fresh juices, and smoothies, sunset drinks, Spanish traditional tapas, cakes, desserts BBQ and a three-course meal in a local restaurant, as well as walking, exploring the local area and a trip on a classic yacht.
There will also be cookery demonstrations by Lee; menus range from Moroccan to Middle Eastern, all the way through Turkey, Italy, Greece and of course, Spain. You’ll learn a range of creative kitchen skills for a healthier, delicious approach to cooking at home and you’ll be able to take home a bespoke recipe booklet so that you’re confident to give the recipes a try.
This holiday promises to be a taste of bliss!
From £719-£1249 per person
**Only a couple of rooms left – Book Soon:)**
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