The Healthy Vegan Cooking Class



DATE:Saturday 16th November 2019
TIME:10.30 – 16.00
VENUE:Taste Health Kitchen, 58 Cois Culainn, Loughlinstown, Dublin.
(Ph 087 293 0159)
REFUNDS:A full refund minus 10% admin fees will be issued when cancellation of booking is requested up to 2 weeks before start of class.
AVAILABLILITY:Classes will only proceed where sufficient enrolments are received. If not viable, IINH reserves the right to cancel a class. Alternatives and/or refunds will be offered in the case of cancellation.

If you are already vegan, or moving in that direction, you may be looking for trustworthy advice and guidance around sourcing, creating and cooking healthy plant-based meals. Or perhaps you are keen to improve or maintain your health with a balanced animal-free diet? 

You’ll find this Taste Health Healthy Vegan cooking day empowering, fun, full of fresh nutrition and health insights, and – most of all – useful! 

Who is the course for?

  • Vegans, vegetarians and others looking for inspiration and practical ideas for animal-free meals, foods, products, snacks, recipes, meal plans, etc. 
  • Those already eating a vegan diet – or on the way – but have nutrition concerns or health questions. Is my diet diverse enough? How will I get enough protein…… vitamins… minerals….omega-3? Which oils are best to cook with? Are vegan convenience foods and meals OK? Should I take supplements? Why do beans make me bloated? How can I eat vegan and lose (or gain) weight? And so on….
  • Healthcare professionals, including Nutritional Therapists and Nutrition & Health Coaches and students, who want deeper understanding and practical help to support clients moving to a healthy plant-based diet.
  • Anyone wanting practical guidance to make smarter choices of plant foods and ingredients: quality protein foods and powders, fibre and prebiotics, nutrient-dense options, decoding labels, healthy vs harmful fats and oils, healing herbs and spices, safer sources and suppliers, organic priority foods, etc. 

Course Style and Content

  • The Healthy Vegan class is presented in a relaxed, informal style. While Maggie demonstrates and explains a range of recipes, a Nutritional Therapist will discuss and answer questions about nutrition and health issues associated with plant-based eating: How diverse is your diet? Where is your protein coming from? How much refined starch are you eating. What about the problematic vitamins and minerals? How about the Omega-3s? – and so on. 
  • This is a straightforward, practical approach to veganism with simple recipes that can be adapted in lots of ways for many dishes. We break for a light lunch cooked by Maggie, and the day culminates around the dinner table with a plateful of the delicious plant-based foods you have seen prepared.

Information pack on the day includes:

  • ‘Taste Health’ Better Brand List of vegan foods and ingredients, for pantry and fridge.

  • Straightforward vegan recipes that can be adapted in many ways for many dishes including practical tips and advice to help you create simple, healthy and tasty plant-based dishes that your family and friends will enjoy.

  • Tips for implementing a healthier plant-based diet: ‘Taste Health’ – in your daily life tips.

  • Practical tips and advice to help you create simple, healthy and tasty plant-based dishes that your family and friends will enjoy.

  • 8-10 Taste Health vegan recipes. Flavours and dishes from around the world, vibrant in taste, colour, freshness and good energy. 

  • For practitioners – practical knowledge and recipes etc to pass on to clients.

  • Learning from other people’s stories and advice. We work as a team to continually support each other.

  • Expert knowledge, answers and solutions from a Nutritional Therapist.

  • Finally….. At Taste Health we enjoy everything in moderation – including a glass of wine to accompany the delicious dishes demonstrated on the day!

Outline of Class

*10.15 – 10.40am

Welcome, tea and coffee


Maggie introduces the Taste Health kitchen team and Nutritional Therapist


Part 1 of cooking demonstration, including input from NT and discussions

1pm: Lunch Break

Mug of soup and time to chat with others


Part 2 of demonstration, including Q&A and discussion


The Taste Health Kitchen turns into a pop up restaurant! We enjoy all the delicious dishes prepared over a glass of wine.

*Timings are approximate

More on Maggie’s specialist work at IINH:

Maggie has a rare talent for creating practical recipes and tasty dishes for adults and children with special dietary requirements. She offers bespoke one-to-one training and private group sessions for people with diabetes, cancer, coeliac disease, intolerances, inflammatory bowel diseases, among others. Recipes and menu plans can be created to satisfy an individual’s unique blend of dietary requirements, preferences and circumstances.