Superfoods! What are they and how do they benefit you?
Sep
17
12:30pm12:30pm

Superfoods! What are they and how do they benefit you?

We’ve all heard of “Superfoods” but what are they and what makes them so super? Denise will be sharing her passion for superfoods, the “nutrivore” lifestyle, and the concept that food is medicine. Expect to share your favorite superfoods and ask questions about food and lifestyle tips that will leave your feeling stupendous! 

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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Tired, Burnt Out and Addicted to Sugar? How to Take Back Control of Your Diet & Reclaim your Energy
Oct
15
12:00pm12:00pm

Tired, Burnt Out and Addicted to Sugar? How to Take Back Control of Your Diet & Reclaim your Energy

Hello Sweeties!

Do you try to eat healthy, but feel controlled by your cravings for sugar and certain carbs that drain your energy? 

Are you exhausted every morning, even after getting plenty of sleep? 

Do you often feel lethargic, lacking the mental and physical energy to do the things you love?

Are you constantly reaching for sugary foods, carbs, or caffeinated drinks — just to give yourself a temporary energy boost?

If so…sugar might be controlling YOU and your energy levels, instead of YOU controlling how you feel!

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

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Cooking With Fresh Herbs
Jul
30
11:00am11:00am

Cooking With Fresh Herbs

Cooking with fresh herbs is at the heart of flavor-full and health-filled cuisine. Spicy, sultry, and fragrant, nothing evokes summer like fresh-picked spices and herbs. Learn how to season simple dishes in surprising ways, and ways in which you can make an entirely new dish simply by using different herbs and spices.

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Cook the Cookbook!
Jul
20
8:30pm 8:30pm

Cook the Cookbook!

  • Clark College Cooking and Wine School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you L O V E flipping through cookbooks, but rarely make anything out of them?  After a talk on this cookbook’s style, all get a real “taste” for the book as we prepare four recipes. Our focus will be The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Healthy Eating Every Day by the editors at America's Test Kitchen. Read More...

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S E E D Spring Cleanse
May
1
to May 22

S E E D Spring Cleanse

Virtual Large Group Cleanse, Kicking - Off May 1st!  

Making diet and lifestyle changes as part of a community is a more potent and long-lasting approach to creating change! Many people form lasting connections during this cleansing process, and are lifted up by the support and love from their peers. 

Virtual Session offered through ZOOM Conference, where we will get to see each others bright shining faces!

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Build a Baby Ready Body
Apr
29
10:00am10:00am

Build a Baby Ready Body

  • 2942 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97212 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

All are welcome! This workshop is for single parents by choice or couples starting their journey towards parenthood.

Brave Birth Doula Care is excited to host a support centered event on fertility. Doulas serve families in many ways including holding space while you navigate what having a family means to you. 

Join us for brunch in a supportive space as we explore a variety of approaches to nurturing your whole self, no matter where you are in your fertility journey. 

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Spring Stir - Fry and a Macrobiotic Pressed Salad
Apr
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Spring Stir - Fry and a Macrobiotic Pressed Salad

Wondering how to get more fresh springtime veg into your diet? Well wonder no more! 

I am going to be demonstrating two incredibly simple and delicious ways to prepare some of springtime's most scrumptious offerings.

Expect to learn how to make a beautiful and robust stir-fry, one you can whip up in under an  hour and turn to again and again! PLUS we will learn the super simple technique for making a pressed salad!

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Smoothie Spectacular!
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Smoothie Spectacular!

Spring is a great time to start your smoothie habit!  Smoothies are a delicious, nutritious, and fast way to get more fruit and vegetables into you diet.

In this class we will  make a tasty green smoothie, a smoothie bowl --good for quick breakfasts or desserts, and a mocha frappe that will rock your socks (without added sugars!) Fun and healthy for the whole family!

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Immunity Boost Soup - Cooking Demo
Nov
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Immunity Boost Soup - Cooking Demo

This spice-tastic soup is a go-to favorite for this time of year! Super fast, warming, loaded with good, healthy, spices and my favorite - MISO!

In this class I will be demonstrating how to make this tasty soup and how you can use this same principles of this recipe to make your own healthy soups using some of my favorite super star ingredients. 

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MULLIGATAWNY SOUP - Cooking Demo
Oct
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

MULLIGATAWNY SOUP - Cooking Demo

This is the  P E R F E C T soup for this time of year! Warming, loaded with good, healthy, spices, legumes and apples!!! Yes, apples in soup add an incredible flavor!

In this class I will be demonstrating how to make this tasty soup and how you can use this same principles of this recipe to make all kinds of healthy soups. 

Participants will receive a copy of the recipe demonstrated, as well a hearty taste!

This event is  F R E E and really fun, so come on down!

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S E E D Late Summer Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo
Oct
10
to Oct 19

S E E D Late Summer Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo

Sweethome and I are thrilled to be teaming up to offer you 10 days of body balancing bliss -- designed to get you feeling G O O D as we ease our way into Autumn!

Expect loads of guidance and support PLUS:

  • An introduction to the core concepts of Ayurveda and the best ways to achieve balance in the body after this long hot summer!
  • Suggestions for delicious + nutritious cleanse worthy eats
  • 9 beautiful mornings of yoga practice + meditation at North Portland Yoga (we will take one morning off for extra rest!)
  • Daily inspiration, whimsy and invitations for introspection
  • A variety of cleansing practices that support a radiant mind : body : spirit.

Create a whole new relationship with the season, your body, your food and what it means to feel nourished.

Together we will approach the season with enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and a graceful heart!

More information about the S E E D Cleanse is here.

Cleanse kick-off and intro meeting is on Saturday October 8th.

The cleanse begins on October 10th - October 19th, with morning yoga at 6:30 - 7:30 am.

Cleanse + Yoga Immersion is $240.

Cleanse only is $150. 

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Build a Baby Ready Body
Oct
2
9:00am 9:00am

Build a Baby Ready Body

Thinking, planning, or trying? All are welcome!
This workshop is for single parents by choice or couples starting their journey towards parenthood. 

Brave Birth Doula Care is excited to host a support centered event on fertility, and I am excited to be collaborating with them. 
Join me and Brave Birth Doula Care for brunch in a supportive space as we explore a variety of approaches to nurturing your whole self, no matter where you are in your fertility journey.

 

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Heirloom Tomato Tasting + Gazpacho Feast
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Heirloom Tomato Tasting + Gazpacho Feast

***Event Postponed! The tomatoes aren't ready for us!***

I am growing 25 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes! Egads!

Come explore all these beauties with me! With scorecards in hand, we will do a tomato tasting, and rate our favorites! I am also going to make a big batch of gazpacho for the group…cause we will need some more tomato action ;) 

This event will be held at my tiny home + garden in Vancouver WA. Suggested donation $15 - $20.

All participants will get to participate in the tomato tasting, enjoy some homemade gazpacho and be invited to take some of their favorite tomatoes home with them. 

*I will have a limited number of produce boxes and organic eggs  available for purchase as well.

Image from RecipeGeek

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Summertime Chilled Soups
Aug
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Summertime Chilled Soups

It's hot hot hot outside, but that doesn't mean that we have to stop enjoying soups!!! 

In fact, chilled soups are fantastic for summer because they showcase the fabulous summer veg that is abundant so nicely -- AND they have added water which will help keep up hydrated.

In this class I will be demonstrating TWO chilled soups AND some delicious croutons, which bring a delightful crunch to the blended soups.

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S E E D Potluck Picnic Love Fest
Aug
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

S E E D Potluck Picnic Love Fest

S E E D ~ lings … I want to celebrate Y O U and local food and eating well and feeling G O O D and making good things grow!

Come show off some of your favorite S E E D or S E E D inspired recipes, either from the blog or one of the S E E D Seasonal cleanses! OR, just come and hang out and eat! I will likely bring too much food—so you’re covered.

You all are beautiful sparkling souls, and many of you are working in health/wellness/spiritual/magical realms — so ya’ll should meet, greet and cook up goodness with each other.

There will probably be some indigo shibori present, and likely some other cool surprises—so come!

More info to come— save the date!

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Healing Calendula Salve
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Healing Calendula Salve

Calendula Salve works wonders on chapped skin, rashes, burns, bug bites, cuts and more. I love to use it as a natural alternative for pretty much any ailment of the skin.

Calendula is a sunny, soothing, anti-inflammatory that is easy to grow and oh so versatile. I love to use the fresh flowers in salads, and their bright buds are a lovely addition to herbal tea blends. 

At this gathering we will make up a batch of salve made with home grown healing herbs: calendula, comfrey, and maybe a bit of plantain. We will learn a bit about these healing plants, and then cook up a batch of salve! I will provide all ingredients for the salve as well as a recipe for you to make your next batch!

This event will be held at my tiny home + garden in Vancouver WA. Suggested donation $15-$20

All participants will participate in making the calendula salve and will go home with a jar of salve!

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Delicious  Zucchini Noodle Dishes
Jul
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Delicious Zucchini Noodle Dishes

Have you been curious about the spiralizer craze? Making vegetable “noodles” is fun and easy to do, and you don’t need loads of fancy equipment to do it. PLUS, making veggies noodles make sit easy to get more vegetables in your diet, and cuts gluten-rich noodles out in the process. Summer time is a great time to try these out, as zucchini is ABUNDANT and also makes a fantastic “noodle”.

I will demonstrate a couple of ways to make zucchini noodles, and we will make a delicious dish in class. I will also discuss other healthy sauces you can use with your zucchini noodles.

This is a F R E E event so come on down!

 

All participants will receive recipes demonstrated in class as well as a hearty taste of dishes created.

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Cooking @ Eco Nest Natural Building Workshop
Jun
27
to Jul 15

Cooking @ Eco Nest Natural Building Workshop

I will be out in Banks, OR participating in a natural building workshop with EcoNest AND cooking up a vegetarian storm for the crew!  We will be building a holistically designed and hand-crafted natural home out there. I will be posting the eats I come up with on instagram. Follow me and get some edible inspiration! I will be using a very primitive kitchen — so you may find some good camping/backpacking/adventuring eats! Come take a peek ;)

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S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo
May
9
to May 18

S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo

Sweethome and I are thrilled to be teaming up to offer you 10 days of body balancing bliss -- designed to get you feeling G O O D this Spring!

Expect loads of guidance and support PLUS:

  • An introduction to the core concepts of Ayurveda and the best ways to achieve balance in Spring
  • Suggestions for delicious + nutritious eats
  • 10 beautiful mornings of yoga practice + meditation at North Portland Yoga
  • Daily inspiration, whimsy and invitation for introspection
  • A variety of cleansing practices that support a radiant mind : body : spirit.

Create a whole new relationship with the season, with your food, and all that truly nourishes you. 

Together we will approach the season with enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and a graceful heart.

The cleanse begins on May 9th - May 18th

Cleanse + Yoga Immersion is $250 before May 5th. ($270 after that)

Cleanse only is $150 before May 5th. ($170 after that)

For more details contact Denise.

Cleanse Kick-Off is MAY 7TH from 2 pm - 4 pm
Cleanse runs MAY 9TH - MAY 18TH with daily morning yoga from 6:30 - 7:30 am at North Portland Yoga.

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S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome - Kick-Off
May
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome - Kick-Off

Registered cleansers! Let's meet, greet, chant, learn about the foundations of Ayurveda, and go through each and every detail of this big beautiful cleanse -- together!

You will receive your cleanse goodie packs at this meeting. If you cannot make it, please let me know!

We will be sitting on the floor in the yoga studio, so wear whatever will allow you to be most comfortable.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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It's Taco Time - A Cooking Demonstration
Apr
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

It's Taco Time - A Cooking Demonstration

Tacos are a quick and easy way to come up with a fun feast in a matter of minutes!

This class will be focused on vegetarian tacos. We will learn about some quick veggie options that are healthy and satisfying. Plus, I will demonstrate a couple of delicious toppings and sauces that turn your tacos from good to G R E A T! Having a few simple toppings at the ready makes delcious taco dinners a snap.

Come on down!

This is a F R E E event, so come on down! Your waist band (and your taste buds) will thank you!

All participants will receive recipes demonstrated in class as well as a hearty taste of dishes created.

Taco photo from www.delish.com

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S E E D Spring Cleanse Hosted by Enlightened Brilliance Studios
Apr
25
to May 4

S E E D Spring Cleanse Hosted by Enlightened Brilliance Studios

  • Enlightened Brilliance Studios (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Holistic Health Coach + Ayurveda Aficionado,
Denise Pasquinelli,  for 10 days of clean eating,  thoughtful introspection and  gentle cleansing of the mind : body : spirit.

Create a whole new relationship with the season, with your  food, and all that nourishes you. 

Together we will approach the season with enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and a graceful heart.

Cleanse is $150 before April 21st

For more details and to register visit: www.enlightenedbrilliance.com

Cleanse Kick-Off is APRIL 22ND from 6 pm - 8 pm
Cleanse runs APRIL 25TH - MAY 4TH

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S E E D Spring Cleanse Kick - Off at Enlightened Brilliance Studios
Apr
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

S E E D Spring Cleanse Kick - Off at Enlightened Brilliance Studios

Registered cleansers! Let's meet, greet, learn about the foundations of Ayurveda, and go through each and every detail of this big beautiful cleanse -- together!

You will receive your cleanse goodie packs at this meeting, if you cannot make it, please let me know!

We will be sitting on the floor in the yoga studio, so wear whatever will allow you to be most comfortable.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Full Moon Feast: Egg Moon (Pink Moon)
Apr
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Full Moon Feast: Egg Moon (Pink Moon)

This month's celebration will center on April's Egg Moon (Pink Moon) and the moon in Libra. The Egg Moon (Or the Pink Moon) represents the years earliest signs of abundance and new life. Libra energy brings inspiration, an appreciation of beauty and the sparkle of heart-felt gathering. This is sure to be an effervescent gathering!

Expect to:

  • Build a seasonal altar that invokes the spirit of the season
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian sampling of foods that hold the energy of the full moon
  • Learn about the significance  and the folklore of the Full Moon Names 
  • Participate in an element-specific ritual to keep us feeling, positive, clear and connected.
  • Chant and meditate to the moon!

*Please bring a small item with you to add to the altar!

 

Image by Dan McCarthy

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