Healing Foods

Cooking Basics for Abundant Health

Learn the how’s and why’s of making your own delicious healing foods – hands on.

We will explore and create a variety of simple, nourishing, and family friendly foods.

These basic cooking skills will

  • save you time
  • save you money
  • and could save your family’s health! 

Learn more about why these traditional foods are so essential to our health and how to get your families to enjoy them.  Hands on preparation and tasting make this class not only practical but fun and delicious!

All topics and recipes fit or adapt to the GAPS™ Healing Protocol

“Your classes helped me so much to have a better understanding on how to follow key aspects of the GAPS diet. All information you and Edie gave us was so interesting, and so new. Having you to prepare the recipes in class and bringing some treats for us to taste made the difference because we could see that it wasn’t as difficult as it seemed in writing.  For beginners the GAPS diet can be overwhelming, but you and Edie made feel it feel doable by anybody.”  – Maribel R

 Classes Available:

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Soup-er Stocks and Stews: Savor the taste and simplicity of this One Simple Change for Overall Health

Fast Ferments: Demystifying the process of making your own delicious, nutritious fermented foods1361041903480

Dairy: Yogurt, Kefir, Butter, Whey and more: Experience the many flavorful varieties created from this one food

Cultured BeveragesLearn to make probiotic sodas, “live” fruit drinks, kvass and more to benefit your health

 Against the GrainGluten free and Grain free lifestyles are filled with delicious alternatives to pastas, breads, and moreleafy greens

 Leafy Green Preparation:  Do you get overwhelmed with the season’s abundance of greens? Learn how to create tasty dishes your family will love with nature’s bounty

Classes require a minimum of 5 attendees

Cost: $35 each with RSVP; $45 at the door for drop in

Want a class near you?  Contact us with your details.  We offer in home classes for your group.    

Renee Renz is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, and  a Certified GAPS™ Practitioner. Renee firmly believes in the phrase “You are what you eat,” adding “and also what you eat eats”. She is a staunch advocate for local farmers and natural food co-ops, an active Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter leader and KYF Chicago Board member. Renee is co-founder of GAPS™ Connections support and education group, and provides individualized consultations to anyone seeking to restore their health and vitality through natural, nutritional healing. 

Edie Brennan is a Master Certified Healing Foods Specialist and Certified GAPS Practitioner and co-founder of GAPSTM Connections.  She is passionate about helping individuals and families achieve abundant health and wellness.   Edie is also available for individual consultations, workshops, and cooking classes to anyone interested in improved health through food and lifestyle changes. As a busy mom of three little lacto-fermented pickle-eating cuties, she has learned to take a no frills, practical approach to making delicious and nourishing foods that families will love.