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1 Day cookery school, with Cashew catering!

July 9, 2010

cookery classes…

Whether you would like to learn the basics of vegetarian whole foods cookery, uncover the skills of vegan cake making, absorb raw food feasting or take a ‘master class’ in the art of the raw/vegan chocolatier, then Cashew Catering can help.

Cookery classes run in various formats in various locations – so watch this space for details .

Cookery School

…presents a day of…

Decadence & Nutrition

@ Tilton House, Firle, East Sussex BN8 6LL

Saturday 14th August 2010 10.00am – 6.00pm

Welcome to the first of many cookery classes hosted at the beautiful Tilton House, nestled in the heart of the Sussex Downs. The day offers the opportunity to learn over a dozen different vegan dishes, eat a decadent & nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner, take home some of the dishes you prepare, visit the kitchen gardens as they spring into life for the summer ahead and also just relax and enjoy the wonderful surroundings of this gorgeous Georgian Country House.

On the day you will learn a wide range of fantastic plant based dishes, various different kitchen techniques & knife skills, get stuck in with hands on making, share in ideas on menu planning and building different dishes using some of the same ingredients and cooking methods. Not to mention enjoy some wonderful botanical based foods, that are not only bursting with flavour but also loaded with health benefits.

On the day…

First start the day by learning how to make raw nut milk and then enjoy some homemade granola. Then learn how to make the granola and also make your own granola bars to take home.

Raw Pear “Cheesecake”We will then show you how to make a decadent raw and dairy free pear ‘cheesecake’, which we will share for dinner.

Next some Tomato, red lentil and basil soup with lemon cream. Served with an olive and rosemary flatbread that you will make yourself, choosing from a wide variety of flours – to demonstrate how different flours give differing results.

Lunch will be served as soon as we have made some velvety smooth cashew based ice cream to have for dessert.

After lunch you will have a chance to visit the kitchen gardens, that will be brimming with food – some of which we will utilise.

Next we will prepare a red lentil and mushroom lasagne using the base mixture from the soup we already made for lunch, demonstrating how to make very different dishes from exactly the same base ingredients. We will also make a cashew ‘cheese’ sauce – that is an excellent substitute for the typical dairy version.

Everyone will then prepare a stunning canapé I like to call The med-Jewel, using dates, avocado and some other nice things.

Some quick easy salads to serve with dinner and then onto the really fun part – truffles. After a demonstration of truffle making, you will get the opportunity to make your very own vegan chocolate truffles experimenting with different flavours and ingredients as you like – these will then be saved for you take home, assuming they make it that far!!!!!

After all that, dinner will be served with nothing left to do except enjoy the food you helped create and share in the days creativity.

You will also go home with full recipes for everything made, the treats you made yourself and perhaps other goodies?

The day is priced at £100 but as an introductory offer, if booked before August 1st we would like to offer it for only £90. Places are limited but don’t worry if you miss out this time there will be more opportunities to follow, for future dates please contact us.

For more information about people behind the day please contact John Bayley at or call 07786 226220.


Discover yumminess….Cashew catering offers just that!

July 9, 2010

Cashew : Vegan catering, vegetarian catering and raw food plus raw food classes, vegan and vegetarian cookery courses to London, Sussex, Brighton, Kent and the South East of England.

Cashew Catering offers an experienced and professional approach to quality sustainable plant based healthy foods. Passion for nutrition, creative expression and love for life all combine to result in vibrant and refreshing vegan, vegetarian and raw food eating at its best.

Vegan Catering

Specializing in all forms of vegan catering, we can offer some of the most diverse and creative botanical menus and pure vegan recipes available.

Vegetarian Catering

We also offer a comprehensive vegetarian catering service utilizing some of the finest ingredients available including locally sourced and organic cheeses and local bio-dynamic free range eggs.

Raw Food

If you prefer to follow a raw food diet then our experienced chefs can create some inspiring raw foods including sensational raw chocolate delights to make your mouth water.

Vegetarian Cookery Courses

If you would like to take it a step further and learn some of our creative vegetarian culinary skills then join us on our vegetarian cookery classes, vegan cookery classes and raw food courses. To find out more follow the link above……

About Cashew Catering

Operating in Lewes, near Brighton the heart of East Sussex and serving the surrounding areas, food can easily be delivered within the Sussex area, Kent, the South East of England and further a field upon request.

Every effort is made to source local, seasonal and organic produce that in itself represents the finest flavours, textures, colours and health. We then process these ingredients to a minimum, to retain integrity and nutritional value, the result – inspirational whole foods.

With over 8 years professional experience within the vegetarian, vegan and raw foods catering industry, cashew can offer a diverse variety of menus and food as well as industry related services.

Vitality Networking, Powerfood & Special Guest Speaker Tony Wright

June 18, 2010

Join Kyle Hayden Vialli on the 3rd of July at the beautiful and highly unique Transformational centre The Orassy Kendron for our first ever Vitality Networking Evening, with revolutionary guest speaker Tony Wright- author of the highly acclaimed book Left in the Dark.

——-Tickets cost £29 per person & can be booked here——–
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—–For any other questions please call Kyle on 07883270560—–

(Please book asap, as places are limited, and will sell quickly).

Who will be there?

Come and meet and mingle with fellow vitality agents, wellness professionals and conscious musketeers from around the capital. Whether your predominant interest is business masterminding or social heart-storming you will find plenty of time to network tonight, and your first drink is included in entry.

What is there to eat?

Included in your entry price will be a selection of tantalising buffet canapes crafted by Inga Konradsdottir. It doesn’t matter if you can’t translate the name, she is one of Icelands top Chefs, and a raw chef specialist who has recently become head chef at the vibrant raw foodery, Aloka, in Brighton.
After your free juice or smoothie, we will have a a high quality vitality bar available that includes some of the most enlivening unpasteurised and living alcoholic beverages in the UK.

So Who’s Speaking?

I am really excited to have Tony Wright as guest speaker at our first event. Tony is author of the pioneering Left in the Dark (check it out on Amazon), a highly rewarding read that shows how the shift and decline of our diets has produced profound effects upon are conscious and existential states, impoverishing both the quality of our wellness and behaviour. His highly acclaimed anthropological and neurophysiological findings excel in showing how our shifting nutritional intake has diminished the activity of the right, creative and intuitive brain, whilst concomitantly exacerbating the neural operations of the left, logical and linear hemisphere.

Tony’s work helps us to consider, in a direct way, how many thousands of years ago we fell from grace, from paradise, and how we may return there once again, on a planet whose central axioms and logarithms generate vitality for every man. woman. and child.

His website is :
where you will find a lot more information.

Kick yourself into shape!

June 18, 2010

Detox Your World are ecstatic to be sponsoring the All Stars Gym in the Summer Eruption  kickboxing  event, which is being held on Saturday 10th July at the Arena complex in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Tickets are available in advance or on the door, for more details please call Steve on 07768 063248.

Were featured in Janey Lee Graces new book!

May 28, 2010

We are ecstatic to hear that “Detox Your World” has been highly recommended in the new book by Janey Lee Grace, co presenter of BBC Radio 2’s ‘Steve Wright in the Afternoon’ Queen of natural recommendations, and author of the Amazon No 1 best seller  ‘Imperfectly Natural Woman’  Janey is listed in the official 2010 Natural Beauty Yearbook as one of the top 10 most influential people in the business , and her recommendations are highly regarded by the Natural Health industry and the public.

The new book is called ‘LOOK GREAT NATURALLY…without ditching the lipstick’  (Hay House) and is released on 1st June.  And even more good news — the first 100 people to buy a copy  on Amazon will win a prize consisting of a bunch of natural goodies, also everyone who buys it that week wins exclusive downloads (including Podcasts and an exclusive track from Janey’s new album !)

All you have to do is forward a copy of your Amazon receipts to   More info on the prizes at  We would like to wish Janey lots of success with her new book and thank her for the recommendations

Raw food workshops in Norwich

May 14, 2010

Jo Balfe will be running two more workshops this month! One on a Tuesday evening at The Bicycle shop in Norwich, from 6-8.30pm, and one on a Sunday at The Window coffee room, 10.30-1. These workshops will be an introduction to live foods, they will create 6 delicious dishes, that are easy to make at home, with minimal equipment and easy ingredients. You will go away with a full belly, a detailed recipe booklet with all the recipes from the day, and lots of inspiration to start making your own live food creations at home.

The Window Coffee room, is Jo’s lovely friend Hayleys creation, and is the Worlds smallest cafe!! It’s an amazing space, where people get to know each other, become friends and enjoy Hayleys many different styles of coffee and coffee knowledge. The room is delightful, with handmade benches, local art work, brilliant books to browse and always a smiling face to sit and have coffee, tea or a raw chocolate with!
To  join Jo at one of her workshops please either email her:, or telephone her on: 07913758088
Check out Jo’s blog at:

North East Vegan Gathering 2010

March 22, 2010

If you fancy a relaxing week away in a beautiful part of Northumberland this Easter, then the North East Vegan Gathering could be perfect for you! Taking place between 2nd and 9th April, there are still a few spaces left.

Accommdation at the NE Vegan Gathering

The NE Vegan Gathering 2010 is being held in 70 acres of woodland at Micklewood Park, Longhurst and will feature workshops, talks and events such as a BBQ, chocolate workshop, Easter egg hunt, yoga workshop, meditation and local tours. The aim of the NE Vegan Gathering is to bring people together for a green, peaceful, fun week and to enhance and promote veganism in the North East. Accommodation will be in purpose-built holiday homes, all self-catering and able to house between 4 and 10 people.  Also on site is an outdoor play area, games room, walking trails, gym and kids club.

For more information and to book your place, please visit

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

March 16, 2010

15th to 21st March 2010 is Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week. The Down’s Syndrome Association has produced an action pack to help ensure pregnant mothers and new parents of babies with Down’s syndrome receive balanced and accurate information prior to screening and when a diagnosis of the condition is made. For more information on Awareness Week and the action pack, click here.