ABOUT JUST VEGAN

Just Vegan is dedicated team happy to assist with vegan mentorship through vegan advocacy, community work,  cooking their way to your hearts, and delivering freshly prepared vegan food, outreach through cooking classes, and sharing vegan recipe development.

Just Vegan loves all life, ecosystems, earth,  is firmly dedicated in assisting as much as possible in advancing communities to healthful living.

Just Vegan is home-based concept based in Jukskei Park, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa, headed by Vegan Chef On The Run with Šárka Hedström, recipe inspirations on their Facebook Page, nestled within appropriate albums, are posted regularly for all to enjoy, and are free.

Basic core values include recognition of treating all living beings on earth with respect and dignity, and as humanly possible, causing no harm, acknowledging that all life has the right to live and enjoy their freedoms. The right to healthy food security, clean water, clean air, clean environments, security, shelter, and in the case of humans – education. When we accomplish these fundamentals, inclusive of exercise, rest, meditation, laughter,  mindful living – spiritual, mental, and physical health is achieved.

We have ONE Blue Planet, the time to respect her is now –

Awards and education: 

• Experience (over 30 years in all departments) F&B/BOH/FOH/Management & Cheffing – 1986 to date.
• Food Critic 2014 to date
• Cape Wine Academy – Diploma Wine Course 1996
• Quality Brand Workshop – 22/06//16
• Course on Nutrition – 18/07/16
• Diploma In Nutrition – 26/07/16
• Vegan Workshop – 06-07/11/16
• Diving Certificate – Open 20 – 08/02/2017
• Diploma In Sports Nutrition & Exercise – 08/02/17
• Just Vegan – 11/12/17 to date
• Cannon photography course – 17/03/2018

A little more info –

About Just Vegan: Affordability, Convenience, Health, Saving lives & ecosystems.

How Just Vegan began:  Upon request Just Vegan quickly realised there is a demand for well balanced home cooked vegan meals that are delivered fresh, and for personalised cooking courses that show with comfort the ease of healthy cooking! Just Vegan was born 2017 December 11th upon  formal sincere request at a charity function! Just Vegans first guest at chefs dinner table led to many curious enthusiasts & before Just Vegan could blink an eye, The Little Red Vehicle was delivering successfully all over Joburg!

Just Vegan to assist further:  Cooking classes launched 2018 Jan 6th growing from strength to strength today, rolling out four classes per week! First three items entering retail 2018 December 11 by agreement!

Just Vegan Serves: Nutrition from whole plant based vegan sources freshly prepared with love, well balanced, colourful, from rainbow colours and food group varieties, delivery Monday, Wednesday & Friday, variety of 5 meals in total.

The Why: Short concise articles attract & hold attention, & so Just Vegan explains briefly about benefits of being vegan, it’s healthy & you’re welcome to google the rest:

🌍 Saving sentient lives:
Over 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans. These shocking figures do not even include fish and other sea creatures whose deaths are so great they are only measured in tonnes.

🌍 Ethics:
Ethics of killing, where the moral status of the individual killed is uncertain. Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, there are a host of practical issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

🌍 Eco systems:
🌿Decrease water footprint
🌿Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
🌿Cause less deforestation
🌿Less land use
🌿Keep water on land
🌿Encourage nutrient-rich soil
🌿Less air pollution
🌿Less water pollution
🌿Healthy aquatic eco-systems
🌿Protect wildlife
🌿Encourage biodiversity

🌍 Climate change:
🌿New analysis shows sustainability of ‘livestock’ as crude, as they consume much more protein, water and calories than they produce. ‘Meat’ and ‘dairy’ industries use up 83% of farmland, produce 60% of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions, contribute 57% of water & 56% of air pollution, and produce only 18% of food calories and 37% of protein.

🌍 Food security:
🌿800 million people do not have enough food. Food (and land) security is of major issues. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates that one in nine people are chronically undernourished. With the world’s growing population expected to increase from 7 to 11 billion by 2050, not enough land is available to feed populations to animal based diet.

🌍 Health:
Consuming colourful combo fruit and veg whole plants based vegan meals with balance from food groups inclusive of nuts, seeds, legumes, beans, grains, edible herbs, flowers and roots, is healthy way forward for individuals who ensure they are meeting all of macro-nutrient and micro-nutrient needs. That, together with adequate exercise, sunshine D, additional B12 & vegan D, sleep, meditation & laughter will stand in good stead for improved health.

Contact us on:  info@justvegan.co.za

COOKING CLASSES

All four classes repeated monthly.  Book any one of  below dates/choice of prefered 5 hour class,  at R500.00 per person,  in home environment for classes less than seven. Based in Randburg, Jukskei Park

Vegan Cooking Lessons with focus on faux meats: Just Vegan has opened up two Saturdays per month for this class due to demand (1st & 2nd Saturday respectively). Please note time changes between the two. 

Join Vegan Chef On The Run with Šárka Hedström  for a great new start for change.

Want to try vegan, but not quite sure how to incorporate plant based meats into your meal plan –  come and have a fun day with us, as we show you how!

Just Vegan Cooking Classes: for everyone who wants to help stop animal exploitation, improve environment, eat healthy, help curb worldwide hunger, learn something new, have fun, & make new friends – an exciting, enjoyable experience, join Šárka Hedström at Vegan Chef On The Run for Just Vegan!

Wonderful day of cooking, first Saturday of each month! Loads of fun and excellent value for money! The focus is on faux meats. Cost for the day – R500.00 P/P.

Please contact Šárka via: info@veganchef.co.za for banking details, to mail through POP to confirm, and to book.

  • Lesson commences at AM: 11:00, and completes at 16:00 (5 hours).
  • Price incl of tea, breakfast/brunch, beverage, and late lunch cook offs, petit fours, and coffee.
  • All ingredients and materials needed for lessons are provided.
  • One on one, and or group cook lessons.
  • Learn how to bake rolls, and create faux meats (‘ham, bacon, beef, mince, chicken, fish, and scrambl’), using a variety of textures and flavours.
  • You will also have a better understanding of pantry essentials and kitchen equipment to enhance vegan cooking.
  • Recipe material and recommended suppliers will be mailed to you as you complete.
  • You will take home samples of each recipe that you have prepped, developed, and cooked during your day together.

Itinerary:

11:00 – 13:00; Prepping dough for rolls. Prepping ‘ham, bacon, beef, mince, chicken, fish’ – working with tofu, textured vegetable protein, curd skins, seitan, and learning how to manipulate flavours.

14:00 – 14:00; Bake rolls. scramble tofu ‘eggs’, blitz up a juice, and sit down to breakfast/brunch.

14:00 – 15:00; Reflect, discuss pantry essentials, design late lunch menu.

15:00 – 16:00; Cook lunch and enjoy, then finish with petit four & coffee.

 

Release dates for cooking classes focusing on faux meats, 1st Saturday of every month for 2018 are as follows & take place directly after vegan advocacy :

• May 05th
• June 2nd
• July 7th
• August 4th
• September 1st
• October 6th
• November 3rd
• December 1st

Book soonest to secure for fun filled day!

Contact us on: info@justvegan.co.za

info@veganchef.co.za 

or directly via whatsapp on 084076000

 

Vegan Cooking Lessons with focus on faux meats: (2nd Saturday of each month)

Join Vegan Chef On The Run with Šárka Hedström  for a great new start for change

Want to try vegan, but not quite sure how to incorporate plant based meats into your meal plan – come and have a fun day with us, as we show you how!

Just Vegan Cooking Classes: for everyone who wants to help stop animal exploitation, improve environment, eat healthy, help curb worldwide hunger, learn something new, have fun, & make new friends – an exciting, enjoyable experience, join Šárka Hedström at Vegan Chef On The Run for Just Vegan!

Wonderful day of cooking, second Saturday of each month 09h00 to 14h00! Loads of fun and excellent value for money! The focus is on faux meats. Cost for the day – R500.00 P/P.

Please contact Šárka via: info@veganchef.co.za for banking details, to mail through POP to confirm, and to book.

  • Lesson commences at AM: 9:00, and completes at 14:00 (5 hours).
  • Price incl of tea, breakfast/brunch, beverage, and late lunch cook offs, petit fours, and coffee.
  • All ingredients and materials needed for lessons are provided.
  • One on one, and or group cook lessons.
  • Learn how to bake rolls, and create faux meats (‘ham, bacon, beef, mince, chicken, fish, and scramble’), using a variety of textures and flavours.
  • You will also have a better understanding of pantry essentials and kitchen equipment to enhance vegan cooking.
  • Recipe material and recommended suppliers will be mailed to you as you complete.
  • You will take home samples of each recipe that you have prepped, developed, and cooked during your day together.

Itinerary:

9:00 – 11:00; Prepping dough for rolls. Prepping ‘ham, bacon, beef, mince, chicken, fish’ – working with tofu, textured vegetable protein, curd skins, seitan, and learning how to manipulate flavours.

11.00 – 12:00; Bake rolls. scramble tofu ‘eggs’, blitz up a juice, and sit down to breakfast/brunch.

12:00 – 13:00; Reflect, discuss pantry essentials, design late lunch menu.

13:00 – 14:00; Cook lunch and enjoy, then finish with petit four & coffee.

 

Release dates for cooking classes focusing on faux meats, 2nd Saturday of every month for 2018 are as follows:

• January 13th
• February 10th
• March 10th
• April 14th
• May 12th
• June 9th
• July 14th
• August 11th
• September 8th
• October 13th
• November 10th
• December 8th

Book soonest to secure for fun filled day!

Contact us on: info@justvegan.co.za

info@veganchef.co.za 

or directly via whatsapp on 084076000

 

Vegan Cooking Lessons with focus on dairy alternatives: (3rd Saturday of each month) 

Want to switch from dairy to dairy alternatives but don’t know how? Are you finding it difficult or frustrating to find dairy alternatives, or do you find these processed versions still a little on the expensive side? Allow us to show you during another fun filled day, how to make your own plant based milks, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, chocolate, cheesecake, chocolate date balls, condense milk, caramel, chocolate fudge, Madeira cake ! We want to help you consume healthy versions of processed dairy foods, and take charge of your budgets.

Third Saturday repeat of each month, our focus is on dairy alternatives, do join us, as we show you how.

Join Vegan Chef On The Run with Šárka Hedström for a great new start for change.

Just Vegan Cooking Classes: for everyone who wants to help stop animal exploitation, improve environment, eat healthy, help curb worldwide hunger, learn something new, have fun, & make new friends – an exciting, enjoyable experience, join Šárka Hedström at Vegan Chef On The Run for Just Vegan!

A wonderful day of cooking, 3rd Saturday of each month! Loads of fun and excellent value for money! The focus is on dairy alternatives. Cost for the day – R500.00 P/P.

Please contact Šárka via: info@veganchef.co.za for banking details, to mail through POP to confirm, and to book.

 

  • Lesson commences at AM: 9:00, and completes at 14:00 (5 hours).
  • Price incl of tea, brunch/lunch, and coffee.
  • All ingredients and materials needed for lessons are provided.
  • One on one, and or group cook classes.
  • Learn how to make your own  plant based milks, butter, yogurt, ice cream, cheese, chocolate, cheesecake, chocolate date balls, condense milk, caramel, chocolate fudge, Madeira cake & more!
  • You will also have a better understanding of pantry essentials and kitchen equipment to enhance vegan cooking.
  • Recipe material and recommended suppliers will be mailed to you as you complete.

Itinerary:

09h00 – 10h00: Preparation of yogurt, cheesecake, cheese, & butter.

10h00 – 12h00: Preparation of chocolate, milk, butter, ice cream, condense milk, caramel, chocolate fudge, Madeira cake.

12h00 – 14h00: Lunch & reflection, discussion & tasting session.

 

Release dates for cooking classes focusing on dairy alternative, 3rd Saturday of every month for 2018 are as follows:

 

  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 16th
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 15th
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th

Book soonest to secure for fun filled day!

Contact us on: info@justvegan.co.za

info@veganchef.co.za 

or directly via whatsapp on 084076000

Vegan Cooking Lessons with focus on egg replacements: (4th Saturday of each month)

Join Vegan Chef On The Run with Šárka Hedström for a great new start for change! The third cooking class in a series of three.

Want to try vegan, but not quite sure how to incorporate plant based egg inspirations into your meal plan – come and have a fun day with us, as we show you how!

Just Vegan Cooking Classes: for everyone who wants to help stop animal exploitation, improve environment, eat healthy, help curb worldwide hunger, learn something new, have fun, & make new friends – an exciting, enjoyable experience, join Šárka Hedström at Vegan Chef On The Run for Just Vegan!

Wonderful day of cooking, 4th Saturday of each month! Loads of fun and excellent value for money! The focus is on egg replacements. Cost for the day – R500.00 P/P.

Please contact Šárka via: info@veganchef.co.za for banking details, to mail through POP to confirm, and to book.

• Lesson commences at AM: 9:00, and completes at 14:00 (5 hours).
• Price incl of tea, ‘egg’ brunch, beverage, cook offs, and coffee.
• All ingredients and materials needed for lessons are provided.
• One on one, and or group cook lessons.
• Learn about ‘egg’ substitutes, how to make plant based ‘egg scramble, fried egg, boiled egg, devilled egg, ice cream’, meringue, and five plant based milks, using a variety of textures and flavours.
• You will also have a better understanding of pantry essentials and kitchen equipment used to enhance vegan cooking.
• Recipes, ‘egg’ replacer material, and recommended suppliers will be mailed to you as you complete. Welcome to take  home cooked samples!

Itinerary:

9:00 – 11:00; Prepping boiled egg and variety of ice creams, meringues.

11.00 – 12:00; Cooking various methods of plant based eggs.

12:00 – 13:00; Egg brunch. Reflect, discuss Pantry essentials.

13:00 – 14:00; Prepping varieties of plant based milk, ice cream tasting & coffee.

Release dates for cooking classes focusing on egg replacements, 4th Saturday of every month for 2018 are as follows:

• January 27th
• February 24th
• March 24th
• April 28th
• May 26th
• June 23rd
• July 28th
• August 25th
• September 22nd
• October 27th
• November 24th
• December 22nd

Book soonest to secure for fun filled day!

Contact us on: info@justvegan.co.za

info@veganchef.co.za 

or directly via whatsapp on 084076000