Live Online Cookery Class - Vegan Cooking for Healthy Ageing with Dr Sunni

Vegan Cooking for Healthy Ageing with Dr Sunni

Date and Time

Thursday 30th November 2023

6:00pm - 8:00pm


Ticket £25 inclusive of VAT. When you buy a Made In Hackney cookery class you enjoy an enriching culinary experience and help us fight hunger in our community.


The class will be held on Zoom. Zoom details will be provided before the class, together with your recipe card. If you have not received the reminder email by 4pm the day before the class please contact us at or send a message on WhatsApp message +44 07833685894.

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The Event

Join Lifestyle Medicine Coach and Plant-based chef Dr Sunni Patel to learn how to cook simple recipes that can help to optimise and sustain healthy living and ageing. This online class will discuss the science around ageing, myths and fads as well as the role that food can play. You will cook 2 health inspired dishes and there will also be an opportunity to have an informal discussion throughout on all things health!

The class journey:

  • Discover the profound connection between diet, nutrition, and quality of life as we age
  • Learn how to make the most of plant-based foods, their health benefits and the role they play in the body and ageing
  • Make a delicious Moroccan Lentil Pilaf and Salad, and a Apple Crumble with Healthy Ageing Twist while learning everything about the ingredients/building blocks to sustain healthy living and ageing
  • Opportunity to ask questions and understand healthy ageing and the role that food can play
  • General knife and cooking techniques alongside kitchen safety
  • Easy-to-follow recipe sheets provided to recreate the dishes again and again at home

About Dr Sunni Patel

Dr Sunni Patel is the founder of Dish Dash Deets – a company and platform focussed on health coaching, education, and food with a mission to support as many people as possible on easy and practical holistic wellbeing. He has been featured on the BBC, ITV and is called for comment regularly on BBC radio shows with regular slots on BBC Stoke and BBC Wales as well as leading press outlets. He is available for speaker sessions, recipe development and consultancy, workshops and coaching programs and can be contacted directly here


These recipes play on some key fundamental principles and basics around healthy ageing and what we know are the building blocks of health from nutritional science and research. Maximising the power of plants with the correct balance of wholegrains, healthy fats and lean proteins, these dishes are a great introduction to healthy ageing.


Have your ingredients ready, weighed out and chopped where necessary before the class starts to help you keep pace with the session and feel more relaxed. We also recommend printing out your handout or having it available to view on a separate device if possible.


  • Baking dish for the apple crumble
  • Large bowl for mixing the apple crumble ingredients
  • Small bowl for preparing the dressing
  • Salad bowl for the chickpea salad
  • Mixing spoon or spatula
  • Large pot for the lentil pilaf
  • Knife for chopping vegetables
  • Chopping board
  • Whisk for mixing the salad dressing


Store Cupboard Ingredients 

  • Chickpeas (canned): 1 can
  • Coconut sugar (or alternative sweetener): ¼ cup
  • Rolled oats: ½ cup
  • Almond flour or any other flour of your choice: ¼ cup
  • Chopped nuts (such as walnuts or almonds): ¼ cup
  • Mixed seeds (such as chia seeds, flax seeds, or pumpkin seeds – optional): 2 tablespoons
  • Maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener: 3 tablespoons
  • Nut butter (optional): 2 tablespoons
  • Lentils (brown or green): 1 can
  • Long-grain brown rice: 1 cup
  • Olive oil: 7 tablespoons
  • Ground cumin: 3 teaspoons
  • Ground coriander: 2 teaspoons
  • Ground turmeric: ½ teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon: 2½ teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper (optional): ¼ teaspoon
  • Vegetable stock cube: 1
  • Salt and pepper: to taste

Fresh Ingredients

  • Apples: 3
  • Pears: 2
  • Mixed berries (optional): 1 cup
  • Lemon juice: 2 tablespoons
  • Red onion: 1
  • White onion: 1
  • Garlic cloves: 3
  • Carrot: 1
  • Bell pepper: 2
  • Cucumber: 1
  • Cherry tomatoes: 1 cup
  • Fresh parsley or coriander: ½ cup for garnish


Note: This is a fundraising class and the proceeds help us fight hunger in our community. We run free community classes for people on low incomes, with health challenges or have other support needs. If you'd like to join this group email us

For information: / WhatsApp message +44 07833685894