Raw Cheese: an Ecstatic Experience

The poor man’s version of raw cheese is super-easy. And fast to make. And best of all, it’s completely lactose-free.

  • 2 cups ground cashews (do it in your coffee grinder)
  • Juice from 1 1/2 lemons
  • Add a few drops of filtered water for a more melted consistency
  • A dash of celtic sea salt
  • Flavour with tarragon (or whatever spice appeals to you)

Mix in a bowl and chill
Good for 2 days

The “traditional” version of raw cheese is a little more involved. It tastes better, and it’s a powerful probiotic. It contains rejuvalc, which has been use in a cancer treatment very successfully. Also, and this is strange fact, it can turn grey hair back to its natural colour if taken regularly enough.

You can’t buy rejuvelac. You have to make it. Because rejuvalac is a living culture, it tastes more like cheese – in fact, it tastes far better than any so-called “real” cheese you’ve ever experience.

At my cooking class at Panacea, I go into depth on how to make Rejuvalac, and how to use it in other dishes and beverages.

Not only will I show you how to make raw cheese out of Rejuvelac, I’ll demonstrate a recipe for raw bread out the dehydrator. This is just a taste of what’s on offer October 22 at Panacea. Come hungry!

Book online now or RSVP 416-570-71111

Sultry Tex-mex Cooking Class at Panacea
Friday October 22, 7:30 pm
2388 St. Clair Ave. West
(2 blocks east of Runnymede)

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Meet Niki Ainslie

Niki teaches the art of living in the moment. She’s our hot yoga instructor Tuesday nights at Panacea. You won’t be able to get enough of her.

In Thailand, she completed her teacher training in Hatha yoga at Pran Yoga College. Her yoga practice has taken her around the world.

Niki’s classes are physically challenging while offering a place to connect mind and breath for deep relaxation and clarity.

Her distinctive style appeals to both the newcomer and experienced practitioner. She lures you in with a pleasurable stretch before pushing it to another level. And yet another.

Our intimate environment is not only conducive to the serious work of yoga, but fosters a genuinely fun, friendly and non-pretentious atmosphere.

Weight loss, flexibility, core strength, stress relief, anti aging and improved immunity – the benefits of yoga, and especially hot yoga go on and on, and have been well documented for thousands of years. You haven’t experienced yoga until you’ve experienced hot yoga.

You leave lighter.

Book today! – Our next class is Tuesday Septemeber 21st.

Your first class is free!

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Creating the Good Habits

The easiest way to quit something is by replacing it with something better. And if you and your partner get on the same page, it can happen fast. If you haven’t got a significant other, then you have no one to distract you.

It’s easy to see the logic of eliminating some if not all of the meat and dairy from your diet. Who wants the big middle-aged gut, the gas and digestive problems, the swollen prostate and inflamed bowel, or any of the diseases associated with these conditions?

What can you do instead? Why not make stir fries a staple option. It’s just vegetables – with a grain if you so desire, and/or tofu. Whether a high percentage of raw food is your ideal, but you feel a need to be a little less restrictive and stray every once in a while, or you want to step it up from more bloating meals, stir-fries are a viable strategy in the battle of the bulge.

Ingredients: 6 gloves garlic,  2 red peppers, 1 bunch spinach, 12 mushrooms, 1 red onion, turmeric, coconut oil
serves 3-4 people

Chop half the garlic finely, toss in frying pan with spice (ie. tumeric)
Crush the garlic with fork to disperse its taste
Add chopped veggies (in this order: red pepper, zucchini, mushrooms cut in half, almost anything you come across in the refrigerator)
Add red onion, spinach piled up on top (a lot because it reduces to very little)
toss in remaining whole cloves of garlic

Remember cook slowly and don’t overcook, that the most common mistake. It doesn’t take long. This is quick-to-make meal. Drain any excess liquid because you want it relatively dry when you add the sauce at the end. Also, the liquid you drain can be used in a home-made sauce.

Last but not least, the sauce.
Tahini (just add 3 teaspoons, 1 lemon and water and mix it in)
Sweet and Sour (make it yourself or buy it from the health food store)
Curry (ditto)

Anyone have a non-nut-sauce you can put together quickly for a stir-fry? Please share. Join us for the “Sultry Tex-mex” cooking class on October 22.

Book here

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