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Food for FODMAP friends with Mettle + Grace



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Are you struggling with the restrictions of the FODMAP diet? In this workshop you will learn in depth knowledge of FODMAP friendly foods - what to eat and what not to eat. Mel will share with you ingredient knowledge, exploring techniques on how to create your old favourites in the new FODMAP friendly way.

Mel’s food for FODMAP Friends focuses on using whole and unprocessed foods to create wholesome meals and snacks with minimum of fuss. These recipes highlight the use of seasonal fruits and vegetables like zucchini, eggplant and spring/summer fruits. The recipes utilise fresh herbs and a selection of spices to add flavour and colour, proving you can have delicious stews, casseroles, tagines, sauces and stir-frys without onion and garlic. 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.

Mel will share her own personal tips and tricks with changing to a FODMAP diet. Something that began as major restrictions for her health troubles, has now turned into a long term lifestyle change.

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 enhances. This class highlights that sacrificing all the ‘normal’ foods you once loved, is really a step towards foods that make you feel ‘normal’ again, in one delicious bite at a time!

Menu for August 2019 class:

- Spiced Pumpkin Bread 

- Italian Meatballs with Passata

- Thai Curry 

- Mesquite Crackers 

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 FODMAP friends.


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What you will learn
  • Learn in depth knowledge of FODMAP friendly foods - what to eat and what not to eat.
  • Explore techniques on how to create your old favourites in the new FODMAP friendly way.
  • Create wholesome meals and snacks with minimum of fuss
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 on a FODMAP diet or have family on a FODMAP diet



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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27 October 2018 • Food for FODMAP friends with Mettle + Grace

I am just starting my FODMAP journey and this was a great hands on experience. I could ask questions and make changes to the recipe to suit my allergies and preferences. I learnt more in the 4 hour course about good and bad choices than I have in my weeks of internet searching. oud give it 6 stars if I could.


22 October 2018 • Food for FODMAP friends with Mettle + Grace

Mel was great. The dishes were easy & yum & Mel passed on some good tips. It was a great group too. I really enjoyed it & recommend it.