Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New from Life Chef

Check out these upcoming classes and events!

NF102: Food as Medicine Class Sat. Oct. 4

The Natural Foods Series continues at Sevananda Natural Foods Co-Op on Saturday Oct. 4 with Natural Foods 102: Food as Medicine. Join me, your Life Chef Asata Reid, and learn more about the healthful properties of food as we discuss some of the latest findings in science and medicine that support a natural foods diet. Taste for yourself how good "medicine" can be!

For this class we'll be focusing on "Good Fats" that are derived from plants. What are "good fats"? What vegetables and oils are high in good fats? What YUMMY preparations can we enjoy in moderation that feature these good fats? Come taste for yourself!

This class is from 10 a.m. to noon, at Sevananda Natural Foods Co-Op. As a service to the community service, this staff training class has opened to the public for $10. Please pay at customer service and proceed downstairs to the classroom. For more information call (404) 681-2831.

Women's Wellness Workshop Sat. Oct. 11

Womens' Wellness Workshop
Saturday October 11, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This cooking demonstration and wellness workshop discusses various illnesses affecting women at all stages of life. Learn how certain foods, herbs and spices can positively affect your mood and fight illness and the side affects of disease. In addition to taste-testing different foods, you will walk away with screening information and resources to assist you with identifying and managing disease and illness. The presenters for this workshop are Staycee Benjamin-Stone, a preventive care specialist; and Asata Reid
from Life Chef.

Please register online at or call 678-749-7777 by Friday Oct. 3.

AYM Fitness and Dance Studios is located at 4051 Stone Mountain Hwy, Suite G101B in Lilburn, GA 30047 in the Publix Shopping Plaza at the intersection of Hwy 78 & Killian Hill Road. For more info call 770.921.5424.

Healthy-ween at Saint Philip AME Sat. Oct. 18

Do the sugary sweets of Trick or Treating scare you? Take the fear out of Fall Festivals with the nutritious and delicious treats that kids will love to make AND eat. Children and parents will enjoy making these spooky snacks with wholesome ingredients:
* Spaghetti and Meat-Eye-Balls
* Buggy Cider
* PB&Jack-o-lantern
* Fruity Mummy Eyes
* Cheese Fingers
* Ghost Toast

The Healthy-ween class will take place Oct. 18, form 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Life Chef Asata Reid at 404-513-6468


Healthy Holidays at the Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation Thurs. Oct. 16

Join Life Chef and the Post-Polio Support Group as they open their doors to one and all on the beautiful campus of the Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation on Thursday Oct. 16 for a delicious Healthy Holidays class.

This wonderful class will be filled with the nostalgic aromas of holidays of the past. We'll enjoy healthfully recreated traditional dishes with less fat, salt and refined ingredients. The Post-Polio Support Group has generously invited the community and folks managing long-term or chronic conditions to benefit from this wellness knowledge for a healthy and happy holiday season.

This Healthy Holidays class will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the old hospital, 3rd floor on the campus of the Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation, in Warm Springs Georgia. For more information, call Life Chef Asata Reid at 404-513-6468.


Corporate Calendar

Do you work here (or know someone who does)? If so, be sure to check out a Life Chef Demonstration coming your way soon!
10-6 Pepsico-Quaker Oats (S. Atl.)
10-8 Ikon (Macon)
10-15 Verizon (Alpharetta)
10-17 Verizon (Alpharetta)
10-23 Henry Co. Govt (McDonough)
11-4 Heidelburg USA (Kennesaw)
11-5 Coca Cola (Atl.)
11-20 Verizon (Alpharetta)

Class Review

Our Shop & Cook class with Saint Philip AME at the East Lake Publix on Sept. 27 was a great success. While this class didn't focus on cooking as much as shopping we still shopped and planned for three healthy meals, as well as the rest of our shopping list, and found new territory inside of the grocery store complete with great time-saving ingredients and healthy alternatives. We then prepared two complete meals (one to eat and one to refrigerate or freeze) in 25 minutes! A great class, all in all.
Testimonials include:
"I learned a lot. This will save a lot of time."
"I'll definitely be using this list to organize my shopping."
"I saw ingredients I've never seen before. I've just been walking right by them!"

Thanks to the Publix for letting us peruse their shelves, thanks to The Champion newspaper for coming out to cover this community event, and thanks to everyone who attended the class for making it such a great success.