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Food For Thought 04/19/11

We're proud to welcome Gita Loosz. She has a wealth of experience and we look forward to sharing her recipes!


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One of our latest recipe contributors is Gita Loosz, Founder of Food For Thought. Based in Port Elizabeth, she has been teaching vegetarian cooking for the past 10 years! We’re proud to have her on board.

Welcome to our newest contributor!

Gita Loosz has been cooking and baking since she was 5 years old. From her early teens, to the dismay of her family, she started questioning the moral aspects of eating flesh foods and dabbled with vegetarianism until her mid-20’s when she finally took the plunge and became a Satvic vegetarian.

A Satvic diet excludes all flesh foods, including eggs, as well as onions and garlic. A qualified Montessori teacher, Gita has been teaching vegetarian cooking for the past 10 years. Gita’s cakes are legendary and people marvel at how one can make such a creation without eggs.

Gita is an experienced meditator as well as cook and is interested not just in the nutritional aspects of food, but also the vibrational aspects, and how this influences the taste of meals.

There’s no denying it, a loving and peaceful cook makes great tasting food that nourishes both body and soul.

Food for Thought cooking classes
Gita’s cookery classes are designed in such a way that the demonstrations constitute an entire meal that participants are empowered to go home and experiment for themselves.

The recipes are provided as well as a step-by-step account of how to make the dishes. Suggestions are also given as to what the separate dishes can be used for in other meals, emphasising their versatility.

There is a balance between vegetarian meals from different cultures as well as converting old meat favorites to a vegetarian theme. The classes are small and limited to no more than 15 participants, so that a lot of interaction can be experienced amongst the participants and knowledge shared. Information is also given as to where to purchase the ingredients, and the approximate cost of each meal.

The nutritional aspects of vegetarianism, and other dietary tips and hints are also given so that a clear idea is received as to what a balanced meal is and how to prevent any deficiencies that may arise due to unbalanced meals.

Gita currently offers workshops in Port Elizabeth. You can contact her on 082 7100 175 or veggiecookery.foodforthought@gmail.com to find out more!

Check out her first recipe – Stirfried Tofu with Mushrooms, Peas and Rosa Tomatoes.

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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Pieter Van Niekerk March 6, 2012 Reply

Where can I buy Tofu. Live in Port Alfred but visits PE sometimes. Pieter

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Editor: Laura March 6, 2012 Reply

I’ll see if I can find out!

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Editor: Laura March 6, 2012 Reply

Hi there. Apparently you can try Vegetarian Centre in 3rd Ave, Newton Park and Valley Harvest in Walmer. Hope that helps!

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