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Luv Feast - Nutrition cookery masterclass, 5 January 2023

Due to snow conditions, the ‘LUV XMas’ plant-based nutrition cookery masterclass for scrumptious, climate-friendly, festive banquets, has been postponed to the 5th of January 2023 (pre Epiphany).

Now it is called LUV FEAST.

Participants are happy about the new date... We still have space. Do let me know if you'd like to join us, or if you want to gift the masterclass to anyone as a Xmas present.

”Luv Feast” Plant-based Nutrition Loving Living Food Masterclass at the beautiful Clubroom at Altyre Estate, Moray.

Festive time will be completing with the Epiphany weekend and I'd love to show you how amazing a very "Vegan 4 course meal can be" can be. Learn how to create delicious festive plant-based recipes that are bound to impress for your next occasions... like Burns Night or Valentine's Day.

This masterclass will give you confidence in the kitchen to create a decadent veggie/vegan festive meal for yourself or friends and family members joining you for the feast.

We will create a 4 course meal with a centrepiece for the big feast accompanied by finger licking gravy. We will also make decadent seasonal pudding, a dish that can be used as canapes or starters, and all the usual suspects as sides.

We will make at least a main dish, a gravy, potentially 2 sides and a pudding. depending on ingredients availability. We will sure pick from this list of 25 dishes below:

1. Butternut Squash Hummus // 2. Baked Rosemary Beet Chips // 3. The Best Damn Vegan Biscuits // 4. Crispy Garlic Brussels Sprouts with Sriracha Aioli // 5. Warm Roasted Butternut Squash Salad // 6. Butternut Sweet Potato Casserole // 7. Vegan Green Bean Casserole // 8. Winter Citrus Kale Salad // 9. Dill-Roasted Sweet Potato Salad // 10. Vegan Zucchini Gratin // 11. Smoky Harissa Eggplant Dip // 12. Creamy Kale & Spinach Dip // 13. The Best Damn Vegan Mashed Potatoes // 14. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy // 15. Seven-Ingredient Stuffed Mushrooms // 16. Pumpkin Sage Vegan Biscuits // 17. Simple Pumpkin Soup // 18. White Bean Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing // 19. Garlicky Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas // 20. Kumquat Kale Salad with Tahini Dressing // 21. Simple Fall Slaw // 22. King oyster mushroom scallops with shallot puree and walnut cremolata // 23. Squash, chestnut and sage strudel // 24. Rich vegetable gravy // 25. Spiced orange cheesecake with gingersnap crust and cranberry coulis.

Sat 17 December @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm - Altyre Estate Forres.

£135.00 (It would be extremely appreciated if you could consider increasing your donation for supporting people with financial difficulties. I'm working with a gift economy approach and I don't want anybody to find barriers to their self-care, due to their current economic situation.)

Tickets are limited. Deadline for booking is the 15th of December. All the tickets will be refunded in case of cancellation.

Sat 17 December


10:00 am - 3:30 pm



My Nutrition Classes are a combination of hands-on and demonstration, with plenty of added tips and knife skills. You will work by yourself unless you are coming with someone in our teaching kitchen, creating the recipes and tasting along the way. We'll enjoy a shared meal at the end of the class, so please bring a container in case of leftovers... You will be provided with an apron to use for the day and recipe packs to take home.

All classes are suitable for vegans and most for those who are gluten-free. Please add any dietary requirements or allergy information during the booking process.

Why not treat someone?

Vouchers are a great gift for any occasion. They can be sent via email or we can put a printed voucher in the post.

To book any of our services please write me at info@lovinglivingfood or use the contact form.

Climate benefits:

According to research from 2018, a turkey Christmas dinner in the United Kingdom has double the greenhouse gas emissions of a vegan nut roast. The research was conducted by the Humane Society International UK and a Harvard University research fellow.

The traditional Christmas dinner of a turkey roast, meat stuffing, meat gravy, roast potatoes in goose fat and pigs in blankets emits 23.5kg of carbon dioxide. This is the same amount as driving 78.5 miles in a standard UK car. Alternatively, the same vegan Christmas dinner, including a nut roast, roast potatoes in vegetable oil, vegan pigs in blankets, vegetarian stuffing and gravy emits 9.5kg of equivalent carbon dioxide. This is about 31 miles of driving.

85% of the United Kingdom choosing a plant-based Christmas meal would save 131 million kg of carbon dioxide emissions. Dr. Helen Harwatt, the contributing fellow to the study, urgedconsumers to reduce their consumption of meat in order to hit proposed emissions reductions goals. The harmful effects of conventional animal agriculture on the environment are well documented. The beef industry contributes to water pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation.

Learn How to Cook Plant-Based Meals at Home

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health,and more! Unfortunately, dairy consumption also has been linked to many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer, and has many side effects.

For those interested in eating more plant-based, we highly recommend purchasing one of our many plant-based cookbooksor downloading the Food Monster App which has thousands of delicious recipes making it the largest vegan recipe resource to help reduce your environmental footprint, save animals and get healthy! And, while you are at it, we encourage you to also learn about the environmental and health benefits of a plant-based diet.


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