Susan Powers|Kaia Yue: Hearty Plant-Based Cooking at 1440 Multiversity

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Hearty Plant-Based Cooking

Practical and Creative Essentials 

February 8 - 10, 2019

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

$385 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

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Program Description

As we settle into winter, we often yearn to be nourished and sustained in a more substantial and comforting way while also needing a boost of energy and vitality to get through to springtime. Food is life, emotion, and medicine. But it doesn’t have to be a drag. Eating seasonally delicious meals does not require special culinary skills or hours in the kitchen.  Join Susan Powers, the revolutionary creative force behind Rawmazing, and holistic nutritionist Kaia Yue to learn the creative and practical skills to eat and live well all year.

In this experiential course, infused with flavor, color, and beauty, you will learn to:

  • Plan balanced meals with a variety of healthy recipes
  • Adapt whole-food, plant-based needs and satisfy even picky eaters
  • Prepare luscious soups, stews, quick breads, casseroles, and enticing desserts
  • Apply simple techniques to save time and make cooking fun and easy
  • Create your own recipes and make leftovers into new dishes.

Through lecture and demonstration, with some hands-on practice, you will learn how to cook easy, balanced, and varied meals in a joyful and responsive learning environment.

Don’t let winter be a rut of boring, repeat dishes. Return home with everything you need to nourish those you love, every day, with delicious, nutrient-dense recipes.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Susan Powers

    Whole food nutrition expert, food photographer

    Susan Powers is author of five cookbooks, a professional food photographer, and the creative force behind She has been revolutionizing the world of raw food with her inventive and delicious recipes and beautiful food styling and photography.

    Certified in plant-based nutrition and in professional and plant-based cooking, Susan brings traditional food preparation methods into both the raw and cooked plant-based food world, balancing flavor, color, texture, and mouth feel.

    She started the Rawmazing blog seven years ago after finding a way of eating that helped her heal past digressions with food. After years of constantly searching to be “filled,” she found grace and true joy in life through raw, plant-based, and whole foods.

    Through her recipes, she shares the knowledge she has acquired in her food journey and her passion about food and how it affects our bodies and health. She aims to inspire people and help them bring health, joy, peace, and beauty into their lives.

    A top graduate from the Rouxbe Professional Plant-Based Cooking Certification, Susan trained in T. Collin Campbell’s Plant-Based Nutrition course through Cornell University’s eCornell Certificate Program, where she also learned to balance raw foods with the health benefits of properly prepared cooked foods.

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    Kaia Yue

    Rouxbe Culinary RX-trained holistic nutritionist and consultant

    Kaia Yue’s passion is educating and supporting all people to create the healthy lifestyle and wellness practices that are uniquely tailored to their goals and desires.

    After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she completed Rouxbe’s Culinary RX training and discovered a deep affinity for holistic nutrition and whole-body health. Kaia is currently studying to become a holistic nutrition consultant at Bauman College in Berkeley, California.

    Kaia combines her love of nutrition with her passion for movement practice and is a 200-hour certified yoga teacher and certified restorative yoga teacher. She recently completed her Lagree Fitness Method training and teaches in the East Bay Area.

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  • Why Attend
    • Discover a new and flavorful way of preparing healthy, plant-based food that isn't hard, boring, time-consuming, or overwhelming.

    • Receive personalized answers to your ideas and needs, so that you feel empowered to feed anyone with confidence and creativity, from family and friends to coworkers.

    • Expand the plant-based foods you serve for your family's health, in a way that is easy, delicious, and joyful.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

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    None required.

    Experience Level 

    None required.

    Things to Bring

    A chef’s knife and an apron, if desired

    Special Details 

    You will receive a spiral-bound book of charts, pantry lists, substitution tables, and recipes.

    What to Wear

    Close toe shoes

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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