Vegan Comfort Food
This class highlights the beauty and abundance of produce available seasonally in Northern California while focusing on wellness as a priority in menu design. Chef Neelam will go shopping the morning of the class to find the freshest ingredients possible. (You are welcome to join her!). She will then design a meal that is balanced with healthy plant based vegan protein, vegetables, starches, and good fats. Once you’re in class, you’ll learn to relax with some high power breathing techniques, and then kick into some high energy nutrient dense cooking! Chef Neelam even incorporates vegetables into dessert! Using spices that aid in digestion, ancient breathing techniques that sooth the nervous system, and wonderful conversation over dinner, let your mind and body thank you in the days to come. Leave feeling Blissful, Full, and taken care of by good company and good food. Class takes place in Chef Neelam's garden kitchen studio in Berkeley or for an extra fee, Chef Neelam can travel to your home in SF. Menu #1 Vegan Chili Collard Greens Cornbread Menu #2 Fake Chicken Noodle Soup Vegan Apple Pie
Chef Neelam uses only the best ingredients to deliver a nourishing, caring, delicious meal. She cares not just about nourishing the body, but about the soul too! Her dishes are from the heart. She uses her intuition to season the ingredients just right so the natural taste comes through! Chef Neelam loves to source directly from farmers and wants to bring more and more people into connection with the local land and what it has to offer. Neelam's cooking is light, healthy, delicious and nutritious. Chef Neelam believes that not only the ingredients are important, but the state of mind of the cook affects the food in an energy transfer. Therefore, Chef Neelam meditates to clear out any stresses before she cooks. With all of this love, you'll be feeling the benefits for hours! Prior to starting Bliss Belly Kitchen, Neelam cooked in some of the best vegan restaurants in New York City and was Guest Chef at the International Center for Meditation and Well Being in Boone, NC. Chef Neelam has been studying meditation, Ayurveda, and Vedic living with her teacher, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for the past 14 years. Her philosophy emerges out of her meditation practice, incorporating Ayurvedic principals into everything she creates!
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