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Natural Food / 24-25 July 2021 / Plant Based Cuisine from Theory to Practice

Plant Based Cuisine from Theory to Practice. A weekend for those who want to learn the nutritional basis for a healthy and complete plant based diet, complemented by guided cooking classes and yummy recipes.

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Natural Food / 24-25 July 2021 / Plant Based Cuisine from Theory to Practice

Time & Location

24 Jul 2021, 10:00 – 25 Jul 2021, 16:00

Casa Nacura, Luzianes-Gare, Odemira, Portugal

About the Event

\\\ This event will be guided in Portuguese with simultaneous translation to English. ///


Plant Based Cuisine from Theory to Practice 

This event focuses on the use of natural whole foods, with minimum processing, in order to take maximum nutritional benefit from the abundance of foods Mother Earth provides us with - the basis of a plant-based diet. Large population studies on plant-based diets, such as the Mediterranean diet, show that it significantly reduces the risk of heart diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, certain cancers (specifically colon, breast and prostate cancer) and in older adults, risk of frailty, along with better mental and physical function (longevity). Although it may not be the only  solution, a plant-base diet can also translate into more sustainable  practices for our dear Mother Earth, minimizing our impact on Her surface.

A plant-based diet can offer all the necessary proteins, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals for optimal health. However, to guarantee that we need to have some basic knowledge on human nutrition and how we can cater to all our nutritional needs within a plant-based diet. If you want to make the transition into a plant-based diet, discover new tasty veggie recipes and dive deeper into the principles of nutrition for a healthier diet, then this event is for you.

The beautiful landscape of our land, and the complete immersion in nature, sets the tone for this event lead by our resident Italian Chef Davide Formicola. If you want to learn more about him and his life path, make sure to read his bio here.


Saturday (24/7)

9h45: Meeting

10h-10h30: Introduction

10h30-12h: Why a Plant Based Diet? Facts, Myths, Health, Environment and Ethics

12h-13h30: Interactive Show Cooking - Lunch Preparations

13h30-14h30: Lunch

14h30-16h30: Different Food Groups and their Nutritional Content. How to balance a plant based diet and eat all the nutrients the human body needs

16h30-17h: Coffee Break

17h-18h: Group Practice – menu planning

18h-20h30: Free time (Opcional Yoga class at 18h15)

20h30: Dinner

Sunday (25/7)

9h: Breakfast

10h-11h: Presentation of the Group Practice + Discussion

11h-14h: Guided Cooking Practices – Lunch Preparations

14h-15h: Lunch

15h-16h: Questions & Answers + Closing


The prices include accomodation, dinner on Satuday, breakfast on Sunday and a booklet with recipes. There are 3 options for accomodation and the prices vary accordingly:

130€   Camping Area (Comfortable Dry Compost Toilet and Hot Water Shower Cabin)

140€   Dorm

170€   Private Room (Shared Bathroom with Bindu and Davide)

10% Discount for Couples

Friendly prices for residents in the district of Odemira that do not need accomodation

For questions and bookings contact us.

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