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Food for Mind + Gut with Mettle + Grace



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Learn what foods will make your brain brighter and better! In this workshop Melanie will share ingredient knowledge of foods good for your gut mind connection. Discover foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog. Mel’s food for Mind + Gut focus on using whole and unprocessed foods to create wholesome meals and snacks with a minimum of fuss. These recipes are rich in healthy natural fats and oils from plant foods. They focus on using seasonal fruits and vegetables like blueberries, broccoli, leafy greens and avocado to their best potential and utilise fresh herbs and a selection of spices to add flavour and colour without any processed sauces, condiments and sweeteners. 

Mel will show you how to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet. Also, sharing her daily regime to helping her IBS troubles. These meals and desserts are packed with nutritionally dense vegetables, ensuring that we load our bellies with as many varieties as possible. All the recipes are gluten and dairy free. These recipes are not about following a particular trend or diet, they are about supporting beneficial homemade food. This kind of cooking removes the worry of counting preservatives, additives, emulsifiers, thickeners and flavouring enhancers.

You will leave feeling empowered and prepared to to make your own impact on your wellbeing.

Menu for 15th September 2018 includes:

High prebiotic Chocolate Banana Granola
Probiotic loaded Beetroot, Carrot + Sauerkraut Salad with Seedy Crackers and Vegan Cream Cheese
Seaweed + Spelt Berry Salad with Miso Dressing
Mushroom + Leek Hash

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

 *Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

Trainer Bio:

Melanie Leeson the Director of Mettle +Grace: A passionate chef and campaigner for food as medicine is focused on cooking with wholefoods, intolerances, allergies and diagnosed diets. Mel combines her experience in the industry working as Head Chef at Monk Bodhi Dharma, My Goodness Organics and Pressed Juices with her own
health dilemmas to bring you an informative and fun workshop on food for the gut and mind.


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What you will learn
  • Learn about foods which make your brain brighter
  • How to incorporate brain powering foods easily into your daily diet.
  • Discover foods that can build and protect your gut microbiome and clear brain fog
What you will get
  • Lunch
  • Recipes

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen
  • Apron
What to wear

Closed toe footwear and long hair tied back

Appropriate for

Those interested in a healthy gut



Vendor since 2013

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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10 March 2018 • Food for Mind + Gut with Mettle + Grace

Great workshop!


10 March 2018 • Food for Mind + Gut with Mettle + Grace

I had a very enjoyable day cooking at Ceres. Mel is a fun teacher who is passionate about providing recipes that improve health. It was great value. We cooked 4 dishes, shared a meal and had lots of leftovers to take home!


07 March 2018 • Food for Mind + Gut with Mettle + Grace

Facilitator was friendly and knowledgeable in good gut health and also a realistic view that not everyone will go strict, so i did not feel judged for areas i was not ready to change. The grouo was friendly and got to go home with plenty of yummy left overs.