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LAUNCH OF ONE HEALTHY MO+FO TRANSFORMS FOOD MOVEMENT MIX
NEW YORK, NY: On April 13th, 2013, a movement instructor and a natural foods chef will launch One Healthy Mo+Fo, a dynamic workshop that brings a new awareness to exercise and eating. Participants will learn how to create a movement and food program that is sensory-based, revitalizing and fun.
The workshops, held monthly, will teach participants how to pair healing, energizing exercise with nutrient-rich, plant-based dishes. The movement class will include one hour of barefoot, whole-body movement followed by 15 minutes of meditation and relaxation.The cooking class will begin with a superfood snack and move into an inventive three-course cooking class, including all recipes. Participants taste each dish as it is prepared, and eat lunch together in community.
“We want to change the paradigm of rushing through exercise just to get it done, and then grabbing something, anything, often quasi-healthy at best just to squash hunger,” says Ella Nemcova, healthy chef and founder of Regal Vegan, Inc. “The mission of One Healthy Mo+Fo is to truly nourish ourselves through the way we move and eat. This begins by slowing down and tuning into our bodies.”
One Healthy Mo+Fo, founded by Kristin DeGroat and Ella Nemcova, will be held on April 13th from 11am-2pm at Freshmade NYC, 636 Broadway, Suite 516, New York, NY, 10012. Registration and payment are required before April 12th through www.bookwhen.com/mofo. For more details, email email@example.com. Cost is $55.
Kristin DeGroat is a certified Nia, Pilates and Yoga instructor who healed her body and her life through whole body, conscious movement. For over 10 years, Kristin’s classes have taken students on a soul journey that results in more than a workout. She guides students to move according to their unique design and structure, providing an authentic movement experience that is both joyful and transformational.
Ella Nemcova is a board-certified Holistic Health Counselor and the founder of plant-strong catering and fine foods company, Regal Vegan, Inc., known for their signature products Faux Gras™ and their newest sensation Basilicotta™. Ella is whiz at finding the magic balance between decadent food and holistic nutrition. Through both her product line and her cooking classes, Ella creates incredible food that delights, heals, and inspires people to live more uncompromisingly healthy lives.
Cook to Cleanse: A four-class series for delicious detox starting January 16th, 6:30pm.
The season for celebrating is here and with it comes the excesses that jingle all the way into the New Year. Luckily, January tends to rouse our desire to feel lean, clean and healthy again. The Ellavation cleanse is the perfect way to get there and this four-class cooking series will teach you all you need to know about eating to feel great. You’ll learn the fundamentals of cleansing, what to avoid and what to eat to get the energy, radiance and body you want all while eating dishes like Mushroom Cassoulet, Tuscan Veggie Layer Cake, and Moroccan Lentil Soup.
Here’s what you get with your Ellavation classes:
- A fun atmosphere designed to motivate cooks of all levels
- Generous tastings of everything we make in class
- A recipe booklet of original recipes created by Ella Nemcova, of Regal Vegan
- Your Ellavation Cleanse Fridge Guide
- Loads of cooking tips, tricks and techniques to spend less time cooking, more time enjoying
- Gather great nutritional information on the ingredients we use and their unique healing secrets
- Learning how to balance your meals to feel sated all day long
- Information about supportive cleansing aids
Our class series is broken into 4 sections which highlight the different foods of our cleanse
Class 1: Your daily greens: a glut of recipes that will have you jonesing for your next bite of kale.
Class 2: Plant Strong Proteins. Here we’ll focus on delicious ways to get proteins you can not only eat but enjoy, like an Italian Scarola Fagioli Soup, and a Mushroom Cassoulet.
Class 3: Glorious Grains. This class highlights Gluten-free grains which don’t just satisfy, they delight: Chickpea Spinach Panelle, Millet Cakes, and a Tabbouleh to die for.
Class 4: Snacks. Bonus! An entire class focusing on snacks, smoothies and even the gentle sweets you can enjoy during this detox….and beyond.
Ellavation Cleanse recipes are based on the principles of the elimination diet. You’ll be cleansing from toxins in food and environment, passing heavy metals, amping up your natural energy reserves, improving your overall health and feeling lighter. Whether you’ve done cleanses before or not at all, Ellavation is easy to do; no starvation, no fasting and no gimmicks. The recipes we’ll be making feature only real food, and best of all, these recipes are delicious, so you’ll want to incorporate these body-changing secrets into your lifestyle for good.
Sign up today and let’s get lean & clean together. Class size limited to 25.
Spring Veggies Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen May 11
Join us for a delicious class at the hippest new brooklyn foodie haven: The Brooklyn Kitchen. We will be exploring the fabulous and short wild spring bounty of Fava Beans, Fiddlehead Ferns and Pea Tendrils. Enjoy a full dinner with wine pairings and go home with a full belly, all the recipes and some wicked new knowledge. GO SPRING!
“Ella Nemcova of the Regal Vegan will guide the class through this menu full of spring delicacies that will satisfy even the hungry omnivores! So bring your meat eating friends and make a vegan night of it!
The menu will include:
Truffled Fiddlehead fern pasta primavera
Quinoa-crusted artichokes with Meyer lemon dip
Wild greens with marinated eggplant
Fava and roasted pepper saute
This class will be semi hands on and includes a full dinner with wine pairing.
Duration: approximately 2 hours.” Sign up today!
Join us for Opening Weekend at the NY Botanical Gardens, Sat May 7
The Azaleas are in full bloom and so are we! We’re setting up shop in the gorgeous new Azalea Gardens in the most beautiful place in sprawling NY. Pack your picnic basket and get ready for loads of activities, vendors, kites, tours and Faux Gras. We can’t wait to see you there. Frankly, I can’t wait to be in the GARDEN!!!
Veg Fest Coming soon!
And yes, we’ll be there! Save the date, April 3rd 10a-6pm, The Altman Building
135 West 18th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues) Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians,and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, this is the festival for you!
2 Cooking Classes coming up! Feb 12, and Mar 9.
This February, for Valentine’s Day, Ella Nemcova, Regal Vegan founder and Executive Chef is offering a free cooking class at Williams Sonoma in Columbus Circle from 2-4pm called “Making Food that Loves Those You Love.” Sign up by calling the store: (212) 823-9750
Come March, Ella will be teaching a workshop with Urban Girl Squad called “Beyond Salads: A connoisseur’s class in preparing incredible vegetables.” On the menu are 8 recipes, 4 techniques and lots of tasting. Sign up information coming soon!
Hester Holiday Market Dec 17-23 11a-8pm!!!
Get Your dance on Saturday Dec 18th with Faux Gras and live drumming. WHAT?
Gracious Gourmand menu 11/19.
Our Hen House does an interview with Ella of The Regal Vegan and reviews Faux Gras in their podcast.
Thanks to Our Hen House for all of your righteous activism.
Ella is the Guest Chef at Gluten Free Tuesdays at Whole Foods.
Sign up for FREE: June 22, 2010 at 5pm
Faux Gras Arrives in the Nick of Time for the Holidays!
Deliciously Decadent Vegan Interpretation of Fat-Laden Classic is the Ultimate Guilt-Free Addition to Your Holiday Spread
BROOKLYN, NY, December 19, 2009 – Discerning epicureans looking for an alternative to the unhealthy, cruelly-manufactured, yet guiltily satisfying foie gras need look no further. This week, The Regal Vegan unveils a delicious, cruelty-free version of the popular dish called Faux Gras™ at select Brooklyn fine food purveyors, including Park Slope’s Blue Apron Foods, D’Vine Taste and Back to the Land. The Regal Vegan founder and chef, Ella Nemcova will also offer limited free samples at The Greenpoint Food Market today from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m, and Sunday in the above mentioned Park Slope stores.
“I first explored vegan cuisine as a way to eat healthier and lose weight,” said Ella Nemcova, founder and chef for The Regal Vegan. “Once I experienced the amazing effect it had on my body and overall well-being, it finally dawned on me. Why would I eat any other way if I could make vegan food ridiculously delicious? I have since set about creating alternatives to the most unhealthy and controversial foods. Why should eating decadently be reserved for the sinfully unhealthy? I am always so delighted when I hear ecstatic praise from vegetarians and especially non-vegetarians.”
Faux Gras is as perfect for breakfast on a slice of warm toast as it is for the holiday table or in a lunchtime sandwich with cucumbers and avocados. It works with crackers or crudité and makes a killer stuffed mushroom. Packed with all the ﬂavor and smooth, spreadable texture of its traditional namesake, the goose and duck win out this year to “good-for-you” ingredients like lentils, walnuts and carmelized onions. In addition, Faux Gras is:
• 100% Vegan and Gluten-free
• Packed with Omega 3’s
• A great source of dietary ﬁber
• Low in cholesterol
“Delicious, nutritious and cruelty-free, Faux Gras had the power to change the world one bite at a time.”
Michael Parrish DuDell, Editor-in-Chief – VEGdaily.com
“Ella’s “faux gras” — like all of her food — rocks. Delicious, healthy and nutritious, and a bargain to boot. We’ve been been eating it for months now and it has changed our lives for the better.”
V. Zonana, Global Health Strategies
Pricing and Availability
Faux Gras is now available for an average retail price of $7.00/8 oz tub at Back to the Land at 142 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY and Blue Apron Foods at 814 Union Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. If you don’t see it at your local store, request it. The Regal Vegan also offers home delivery of Vegan Fine Foods. Orders can be placed by calling (917) 273-6888 during regular business hours. The Regal Vegan will offer limited free samples today from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Greenpoint Holiday Food Market; Church of the Messiah from 12-5pm, 129 Russell btw Nassau & Driggs.
Ella to teach class at the Park Slope Food Coop
“How to eat well, when the economy isn’t” May 31st 12 Noon
Who says eating healthy has to a chore? Find out what you can do to get healthier, which of the ten healthiest foods cost less than a dollar per serving, which foods you should still buy organic, and other great tips for feel better for good. Join Holistic Health Counselor and Vegan Chef Ella Nemcova for an energetic lecture filled with tips, tricks and recipes for good nutrition in tough times.
Q&A session will follow presentation
Find the Regal Vegan Daily Dish and Regal Vegan Fine Foods at Organic Heights!
I am delighted to announce that you will now be able to find me at a great little place in North Park Slope. This Vegan eatery features a sandwich bar, vegan bakery and a medicine man who can homeopathically cure all that ails you. But most importantly, they will now be featuring The Regal Vegan daily and fine foods. Come down and say hi soon!
Organic Heights is located at 460 Bergen Street, btw 5th and Flatbush, open daily from 11am to 8pm.
Join me for Open House at my Nutrition School!
As you know, I am a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I received my training as a health counselor.
Each weekend we learned from inspiring leaders in the fields of nutrition and wellness like Andrew Weil, MD and Deepak Chopra.
We learned about how to make food and lifestyle choices to nourish our bodies and minds. And I got valuable tools to help launch my business–including marketing training, business cards and a website.
The program really changed my life and opened up incredible opportunities in my career. I think you would find great value in it as well.
The school is hosting its first ever Open House weekend and I’d like to invite you to attend and explore what the school has to offer.
At the Open House you’ll have the chance to:
* sample a live class at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center
* listen to inspiring guest speakers including a choice of Barry Sears PhD,
David Katz MD, Mark Hyman MD and business coach Robert Notter
* meet grads and ask questions in person
Space is limited so click here to register for a session the weekend of April 18-19.
I know you’ll have a great time if you decide to go. Email me if you have any questions about the program!
Ella to teach class at the Park Slope Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library
“How to eat well, when the economy isn’t” February 7th 2pm
Join The Regal Vegan Founder for an exclusive sneak peak at her timely cooking class, Eating Well when the Economy isn’t. Learn about healthy foods, money-saving tips and great recipes on how to put it all together. Bring your friends, try some snacks and get ready to eat well for good.
tricks and recipes for good nutrition in tough times.
Q&A session will follow presentation
February 7th, 2pm – 3pm
431 6th Ave Brooklyn, NY
Ladies Lotto interview and food coma
“I was introduced to Ella Nemcova of The Regal Vegan by a mutual friend and have been fascinated by her company ever since. Below are her answers to a few questions I had. Happy post-coma day everyone!
Tell us a little about yourself, what do you want the ladies to know?
I’d love the ladies to know that indulgence needn’t be bad for you. This is not junk food vegan – this is the kind of food nutritionists recommend to their clients. And I sincerely believe this kind food helps people live happier, healthier lives and is preventative medicine for much of what burdens our healthcare system.”
Keeping Kids Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season
“The holidays are tough,” says chef and nutrition expert Ella Nemcova, who owns and operates The Regal Vegan, a gourmet dinner delivery service in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. “This is the time of year when every dish is super fatty with heavy cream and butter.”
Farm Sanctuary Gala: December 4th, 2008
We are proudly representing The Regal Vegan at this year’s Farm Sanctuary Gala event on December 4th, in the company of such amazing Vegan restaurants as Blossom, Candle 79 and Babycakes. This celebrity chaired event is a great opportunity to celebrate compassion for all beings and give animals the gift of life while mingling with like-minded people in a gorgeous holiday setting. Come down and meet The Regal Vegan crew and taste some very special holiday food.
The Regal Vegan in the News!
“Nemcova’s creative menus are as gorgeously explained as they are prepared. The meals are composed from fresh, seasonal and organic ingredients and the menus vary weekly.”
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