1. What can I expect from a consultation?
ManisKitchenworks will begin by asking a few questions about your health goals and needs, including any allergies, special diets, or health concerns that you are trying to address. We can recommend new foods to try, suggest recipes, and offer more general help as well, if alternative therapies are needed. If a client is interested in creating a meal plan, we will make recommendations based on family life, work schedule, and access to stores, and can begin creating a meal plan tailored to your needs. We can also help you transition to a new diet/lifestyle, ie: becoming vegetarian, vegan, learning to be gluten-free.
2. How do you design Cooking Lessons?
Cooking Lessons with Manis Kitchenworks are tailored to your individual needs and interests, and can include a range of foods, preparation techniques, and courses. For example, if you are newly gluten-free, we can share recipes for vegetable based meals and alternative grains; if you interested in learning how to prepare vegetables in new and delicious ways, we can teach a handful of dressings, cooking, and serving techniques and encourage you to experiment with your favorite combinations. Or maybe you are throwing a party and need a bunch of new desserts? That’s okay too!
3. What does the term ‘plant-based food’ mean?
Recipes from Manis Kitchenworks sometimes incorporate dairy and eggs, but the meal is centered around the plants, thus the term plant-based. Whether vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, or flexitarian, everyone can benefit from adding more plant foods in their diet, and hopefully we can inspire you to do so!
4.What are the benefits of eating Plant-Based Foods?
Fruits, vegetables, grains, seeds, and nuts offer a wealth of nutrition for our bodies, and these foods are the basis for a healthful, balanced diet. Nourishing your body and your mind with nutrient-dense plant foods can help your body in many ways. By adding more plant foods, you increase the amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and micronutrients, which help you feel lighter, healthier, and more attuned to the individual needs of your body. Increasing the amount of whole-grains, legumes, and vegetables is a great way to improve many aspects of your health: digestion, weight, appearance, and may even help prevent many ‘lifestyle diseases’ such as heart disease, and diabetes.