My other part time job

Posted by Admin on June 25, 2013

Last September, while doing my shopping in my new home town Brighton , I saw an advertisement in my local health food store for some vegan cooking classes.  When I got home I looked it up online and saw that knife skills and vegan nutrition were part of the curriculum.  I contacted the facilitator to see what she would be teaching exactly, because as I told her, I already knew a lot about vegan nutrition and cooking, but the knife skills were definitely of interest to me.  As it turns out the classes were cancelled due to lack of interest, but that isn’t the end of my story.

A few weeks later I got an email from her asking me if I’d like to cook part time at a local wellness retreat centre.  I indicated that I’d be willing to interview for the position and so a couple of weeks later I visited the retreat centre and met with the owner.   Not long after that I started working for him whenever he had a large group at the centre.

I’ve decided to share my menus here because so many of the retreat guests have asked for recipes and this is honestly the most obvious place to put them.

May 3 – 5th – Cheryl Crosby’s Spring Yoga Meditation Retreat

Friday supper menu

Red Lentil Curry with Butternut Squash Over Rice

Gypsy Soup from the Moosewood Cookbook

Vegan Faery Moosewood Gypsy soup









Green Salad with Herbed Sunflower Dressing

Saturday lunch menu

Vegan Enchiladas with Cilantro Avocado Cream Sauce and Zesty Lime Corn Salad over a bed of greens

Vegan Faery Oh She Glows Vegan Enchiladas









Saturday supper menu

Edamame Hummus

Vegan Faery Oh She Glows Edamame Hummus









Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus

Vegan Faery Spicy Sweet Potato Hummus









Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Vegan Faery Roasted Red Pepper Hummus









Two fabulous vegetable platters, the first by Holly and the second by Jim.

Vegan Faery Holly's veggie platter Vegan Faery Jim's veggie platter









Spiced Red Lentil, Tomato and Kale Soup

Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

Vegan Faery Mushroom and Lentil Shepherd's Pie








Raspberry Bliss Bar
Vegan Faery Raspberry Bliss Bars








Sunday lunch menu

Black Bean and Potato Nachos

Vegan Faery Oh She Glows Potato Nachos









Green salad with herbed sunflower dressing (again)

If you’d like to make any of these meals together or as part of a cooking class in your home, please contact me at

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