Workshops

One World Conservation Center & Food Coach Yael Dolev Present “The Joy of Eating Nourishing Food”
There is a clear relationship between preserving the diversity of natural communities that represent life on earth, and creating health-promoting environments for people to live in. By sustaining better eating habits people can contribute to their own wellbeing and to the sustainability of the environment. Nourishing eating is also fun, delicious, and can save money if done wisely, why not start today? We invite you to join us for a series of 4 workshops that will kick-start your journey toward enjoying better food. Workshops include experiencing the creating of nourishing recipes and sample tasting.

Culinary Classes at the CDC Bennington Vermont
Mix food science and healthy eating habits with the fun of eating gourmet Mediterranean
Style. Learn quick and nutritious food recipes from common ingredients, with
fruits, vegetables, olive oil, nuts, and fish.

Culinary Classes at the CDC Manchester Vermont
Discover the Mediterranean Diet, truths and myths , a new style of nutritious “fast food” with spices and herbs, using common ingredients, vegetables, fruits, olive oil, nuts, and fish.

Eating the Mediterranean Way: Funny Myths and Exciting Truths about the Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer mortality, and the occurrences of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. And yet, the Mediterranean dwelling French eat a lot of red meat and high-fat cheeses, the Italians eat plenty of pasta, and the Turks eat a variety of delightful sweets-foods that we associate with an unhealthy diet. So what is so healthy about the Mediterranean way of eating? Discover what science knows about the benefits. Coming from a Mediterranean origin herself, Food Coach Yael Dolev will share her experience on how to enjoy rich, tasty, wholesome, Mediterranean food habits—even while living in Michigan!

Eating the Mediterranean Way:Salads-The Ultimate Fast Food!
In Mediterranean countries, people welcome their guests to an “open table” filled with simply prepared, delicious, fresh dishes. Researchers think that the combination of a variety of vegetables — rich in all kinds of phytochemicals — is a crucial element in the wellness of the Mediterranean diet. Come to taste; explore the concept of improvising a fast salad meal; and take home printed recipes. Discover why eating vegetables are not just vital for your health but also great fun, quick and satisfying!

Every Bite a Pleasure
Do you struggle to get enjoyable nourishing food to eat? Are you overwhelmed with too many facts about what to eat? How often do you say, “At my age, it does not matter?” Food matters at any age, and can be an enjoyable preventative for achieving better wellness. Come to this class and learn some fun and simple techniques for choosing and eating the foods that fit the daily routines of most seniors. We will prove wrong those false perceptions that eating nutritious food is time consuming, expensive, boring, tasteless, and – therefore – not fun. Senior citizens are exposed to specific nutritional challenges: lack of appetite, fading senses, and an overwhelming abundance of new food choices. This class will offer tips to overcome those challenges, and will spice up your life with recipe ideas for good, tasty, easy-to-make dishes.

Eating the Mediterranean Way:
How They Eat Fats But Don’t Get Fatter!

Ask about a “Mediterranean Diet” and you will imagine pouring olive oil. Indeed, it is hard to find a Mediterranean recipe that doesn’t contain it. Coincidentally, researchers think that this is one of the components that keep people in that area in better health. But is olive oil the only source of good oil? Learn to make simple the complex terms of mono, poly, saturated and trans-fats, and how to take pleasure in seafood-Mediterranean style. Coming from a Mediterranean origin and savvy in food science, Food Coach Yael Dolev explains how olives, fish and nuts are used in the Mediterranean kitchen, and contribute to our wellness.

Eating the Mediterranean Way:
Funny Myths and Exciting Truths about the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet is thought to reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer mortality, and the occurrences of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. And yet, the Mediterranean dwelling French eat a lot of red meat and high-fat cheeses, the Italians eat plenty of pasta, and the Turks eat a variety of delightful sweets-foods that we associate with an unhealthy diet. So what is so healthy about the Mediterranean way of eating? Discover what science knows about the benefits. Coming from a Mediterranean origin herself, Food Coach Yael Dolev will share her experience on how to enjoy rich, tasty, wholesome, Mediterranean food habits—even while living in Michigan!

Dairy Free? Don’t Despair! “Creamy & Delicious” can still be in your vocabulary!
Dairy products are more common in foods than you may be aware of. Until you are diagnosed with a milk sensitivity or allergy, or give up dairy for other reasons, you never realize how many milk ingredients, are in our foods. It’s in almost everything! But if you want to rid your refrigerator of dairy products as an adult, don’t despair-there are plenty of tasty options. Food Coach Yael Dolev, will share how to make delicious foods without using dairy products, and how to avoid all the hidden dairy ingredients at the store.

Probiotics: The Friendly Microbes You Want to Have!– The human body holds trillions of microbes that function as the wonderful workforce of our digestive system. Come learn about the mysterious tiny world of microflora that benefit us. Discover and sample tasty dairy and non-dairy probiotic foods and learn how you can incorporate them into your diet. Gain valuable knowledge about the various types of yogurt and kefir available. Coming from a Mediterranean and food science background, Food Coach Yael Dolev is excited to share her love of yogurts and probiotics with you!

Chocolate — the Food of the gods (and Everyday People)- No Wonder the gods Were Healthy!– Dark chocolate — It makes your heart beat a little faster and you feel happy! Does it do more? You bet! But how can you eat it without putting on the pounds? Yael will show you how to incorporate antioxidant rich, healthy unsweetened chocolate into some unexpected dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that go way beyond fattening sugar-ladened desserts. With a background in agronomy, food science, botany and ecology, “chocoholic” Food Coach Yael Dolev will share some interesting facts about chocolate’s origins and how you can harness its healthy qualities while keeping excessive fat and calories “out of the mix”!

 

The Savvy Food Shopper: Don’t Be Fooled by Sneaky Claims-Does “Natural” mean “Organic”? Is “casein” free of milk? Do you want to purchase food stored in bisphenol A (BPA) or food that contains sodium nitrate? A shopper proficient at reading labels can distinguish sneaky advertising from valid claims and be confident about the healthiness of the food at stake. Learn more about food additives you should bypass, and have hands on experience in reading food packages with Food Coach Yael Dolev. Find the “real food” in a world of commercials and marketers!