Ayurvedic Cooking Class

What’s Your Dosha? (For that matter, What’s a Dosha??)

A Workshop on Eating in Accordance with Ayurvedic Priniciples

Saturday, April 23, 1:00—4:00 p.m. at EBS

$10 fee for class; scholarships available if requested in advance

Space is limited; please register in advance: Eileen Oldag, neale.oldag@netzero.net

 

Join us for a personalized workshop on Ayurvedic principles and cooking led by Dr. Meenakshi Budhraja and assisted by Tanya Hollyfield. You’ll definitely learn what a dosha is, what your personal dosha is and how Ayurvedic priniciples apply to your diet and your health. Most enjoyably, there will be a cooking demonstration and sampling.

Dr. Budhraja is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist in private practice since 1989. Her special interests include sustainable agriculture, wellness and prevention of illness through a healthy diet and exercise. She is passionate about promoting sustainability and bringing the medical and culinary worlds together for a healthier Arkansas, and she believes that 'teaching kitchens' should be a part of medical school training.

An avid home cook and (almost) vegan, she is certified in Plant Based Nutrition. She teaches the 'Healthy Foods’ class to culinary students at Pulaski Technical College, where she received the Barbara Peters Adjunct Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013. In 2014 she collaborated with the faculty at the culinary school and received a grant from the Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Board to develop recipes and help promote the use of grain sorghum—a gluten free, non-GMO ancient grain. She is in the process of refining the curriculum for nutrition education received by the chefs-in-training at the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

To sum up her beliefs: "What we eat has to be good for us and for the environment.” You can find her on twitter @gastromom.