Free From - Cookery Classes, Cashel, Cahir

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Hi, my name is Eileen O Donnell, in my Free From cookery classes in Cashel and Cahir. 

I teach adults and kids how to cook using the following ingredient types:

  • Allergy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Grain Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Refined sugar free

I teach how to cook with a focus on healthy eating, but most importantly on cooking interesting food without using ingredients that are generally harmful or may be causing allergic reactions or unease. 

My classes also include Using Coconut flour - Healthy Cooking for Students - Healthy Eating on a Budget

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Does your morning snack trigger an energy crash?  Does lunch leave you feeling bloated and sluggish? Your symptoms might be caused by food allergies or intolerance.

Author Julie Daniluk R.H.N - Slimming Meals that Heal

Key culprits that damage the gastrointestinal lining

Undetected gluten intolerance, celiac disease or low-grade allergies to  foods like dairy, eggs, corn, ,soya and nuts

Author; What Doctors don’t tell you January 2014

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Ann

Hi Eileen
Where and when are your classes for kids? How much per class?

Kind regards
Ann

Kate hyland

hi where in cahir do you teach

Eileen O Donnell

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Eileen O Donnell

Quote - you are not eating just for yourself, you are eating for the 100 trillion bacteria that are part of who you are. Which beasties you choose to feed has a major effect on your physical and even mental health

Eileen O Donnell

Coconut is ideal for individuals with food allergies. Coconut is regarded as hypoallergenic because few people are allergic to it. It is recommended for those who are allergic to nuts, wheat, soy, milk, and other common allergies

Author; Bruce Fife, ND Cooking with Coconut flour

Eileen O Donnell

Nuts and seeds are highly nourishing. They are very rich source of some vital minerals, amino acids and fats, magnesium, selenium, zinc, omega 6 and omega 3 oils. Epidemiological studies show that people who regularly consume nuts and seeds have lower rates of heart disease, cancer and many other degenerative diseases

Author Dr Natasha Campbell –Mc Bride MD - MMEDSci (neurology) MMedSci (nutrition)

Eileen O Donnell

Key culprits that damage the gastrointestinal lining

Undetected gluten intolerance, celiac disease or low-grade allergies to foods like dairy, eggs, corn, ,soya and nuts

Author; What Doctors don’t tell you January 2014

Eileen O Donnell

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Does your morning snack trigger an energy crash? Does lunch leave you feeling bloated and sluggish? Your symptoms might be caused by food allergies or intolerance.

Author Julie Daniluk R.H.N - Slimming Meals that Heal

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My Story

Most of my life I have suffered with allergies, resulting in my body reacting to wheat, sugar, and dairy.  It was not until I started eliminating these foods from my diet that I started getting relief from bloating sinus problems and sugar blues.

I also found I was having more energy and started to loose weight without counting calories

Despite known I was allergic to these foods it took me years to completely eliminate them from my diet and replace them with alternative ingredients to make the food I love taste delicious.

I now can enjoy my chocolate cake, yogurt, scones and even brown bread.  

During my search for optimal health I took several cookery classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York as well as my own research for alternative recipes and ingredients.

Our bodies have profound healing energies and given the right food the body can correct any imbalance and restore us back to good health.

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The Secret Sugar in your Food

Processed foods including juice and other  healthy foods, release more sugar than the average person’s metabolism can cope with

The recommended amount is just 5 to six teaspoons for an average woman of normal weight and nine teaspoons for an average man of normal weight

  • Can coke, sprite, fanta - 10 tsp sugar
  • ¾ cup crunch cereal - 3 tsp sugar
  • Donuts - 13 tsp sugar
  • Banana berry smoothie (small) - 15 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup - 1tsp sugar
  • Fruit flavoured yogurt - 6 tsp sugar
  • Healthy carrot cake with walnuts - 15 ½ tsp sugar

Author Dr Joan Borysenko Ph D WDDRY Sept 2014  The secret sugar in food 

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Free From - Courses

Cooking for Allergies

Ireland has the highest incident in the world of celiacs - a celiac requires a gluten free diet. Other common allergies triggers are eggs, milk, grains, sugar and yeast. In many cases the allergies have not been diagnosed.

Here at Free From my approach to cooking teaches people how to cook food that tastes delicious without using many of the allergy triggers as ingredients.

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Healthy Cooking for Kids

I will run Healthy Cooking Camps during the summer months. These camps will teach kids the fun of cooling and will have a focus on how to use less sugar, include more fruit and use gluten and dairy free ingredients. The typical student will be aged from 8 to 16

In addition to cooking skills, the students will learn safety in the kitchen  (oven, stove, guards on oven ring etc) and they will also be helped to identify what food agrees with them and what to avoid.

For safety and efficiency, classes will have a max of 6 students. I have a philosophy that goes far beyond teaching standard cooking skills - obesity in both children and adults has become a real problem in Ireland and I truly believe that education at this level is the most important starting point to address the problem.

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Healthy Eating on a Budget

Another market that Eileen will target is university students. A typical university student will be living away from home for the first time, will not have an income and as a result often eat poorly at a time when their memory and concentration should be at its peak. 

An example of the change in behaviour the course targets would be to make full use of a thermos for transporting food that is far more substantial than a sandwich, this could be a bowl of soup for lunch or even a stew. 

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Healthy Eating on a Budget Courses cover the following topics:

  • food shopping on a budget
  • buying inexpensive cooking equipment
  • making healthy lunches
  • using a slow cooker
  • making healthy bread once a week
  • organising inexpensive food shopping

Save money, be healthy, study more efficiently, create a functional brain with improved alertness and concentration

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Nuts and seeds are highly nourishing. They are very rich source of some vital minerals, amino acids and fats, magnesium, selenium, zinc, omega 6 and omega 3 oils. Epidemiological studies show that people who regularly consume nuts and seeds have lower rates of heart disease, cancer and many other degenerative diseases

Author Dr Natasha Campbell –Mc Bride MD - MMEDSci (neurology) MMedSci (nutrition)

Gut and Psychology Syndrome

Coconut is ideal for individuals with food allergies. Coconut is regarded as hypoallergenic because few people are allergic to it. It is recommended for those who are allergic to nuts, wheat, soy, milk, and other common allergies

Author; Bruce Fife, ND Cooking with Coconut flour

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