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The Christina Pirello Wellness Institute - Weekend Two

The Power of Plant Protein: Beans, Tofu, Tempeh and Seitan
How to See Your Health: Diagnosis and Self-Care (part 1)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Building on our introduction to The Five Transformations of Energy theory, we shift our focus from whole grains to beans, tofu and tempeh. Beginning with a combination lecture and demo class, we discuss how plant-based proteins fit into a healthy diet and how they serve our health. We will bust a few myths about protein, while demonstrating how easy and versatile these foods can be.

After a delicious lunch prepared from the recipes demonstrated, we head to the kitchen to begin hands on cooking with tofu, tempeh and seitan. Working with your partner, using ingredients available in the class; with the support of assistants and the instructor, you will create recipes that you will all taste together at the end of the day. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

On Sunday, it’s another hands-on morning class cooking with beans, which will become lunch for the group. Using a variety of beans and cooking styles, we will create soups, stews and salads for us all to taste.

Sunday afternoon will be spent with Patrick Riley, a macrobiotic counselor and shiatsu master who will begin your education on self-diagnosis and self-care with a lecture on how to see what’s going on with your health by looking in the mirror. This ancient practice is as practical and valuable now as it was at its inception in ancient China.