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Veggies in Desserts

Veggies in Desserts

Learn how to make delicious, healthy and nutrient-dense desserts featuring vegetables.

Veggie Dessert

Trainer Melanie Leeson is passionate about cooking food beneficial for you. Her cooking aims to recreate family favourite meals and dishes to incorporate dietary restrictions and improved health outcomes. In this class ‘Veggies in Dessert’ you will learn how to create healthier versions of your old favourites. The desserts are dairy-free and gluten-free using a variety of ingredients; nuts, seeds, vegetables, whole grains, fats, spices, legumes and unrefined sugars. Please note that eggs are used in some recipes.

The menu includes crowd pleasers like Chocolate Kidney Bean Slice and Spiced Pumpkin Donuts. We will also whip up:

  • Rich Chocolate Beetroot Truffles
  • Lime and Spinach Cake
  • Strawberry and Cauliflower Cheesecake
  • Sweet Veggie Mousse


Meet your trainer

Melanie Leeson is the director of Mettle +Grace. A passionate chef and campaigner for food as medicine, Mel is focused on cooking with wholefoods; catering for 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.

Workshop Specifics

What will I 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 will I get?

  • Delicious healthy desserts
  • Recipes to take home

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing material
  • A small jar
  • Plenty of containers
  • An apron

What should I wear?

  • Enclosed footwear and long hair tied back.

Anything else i should know?

  • The workshop is suitable for those with gluten-free and dairy-free requirements. Nuts and eggs are used in some recipes

Terms and conditions

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June 15 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

5 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Veggies in Desserts June Full Fare
$ 150.00
12 available
Veggies in Desserts June Concession
$ 135.00
12 available
Veggies in Desserts June CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 135.00
12 available

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