Learn to prepare mouth-watering meals, snacks and desserts that fill you up and make you feel good 

Conscious Cooking & Community Classes

Simple and Fun

You are here because you know you need to eat more plants. Plants are really tasty! Let's move beyond salads and create inspired meals that you will make again and again.

Cooking plant-based meal to improve your health shouldn't be complicated, and learning shouldn't be intimidating. These live online classes are designed as simple and engaging experiences to learn new recipes and techniques while elevating your favorite meals into healthy food that everyone can enjoy!

Conscious Cooking & Community 

Raise your vibration and health by learning to cook a delectable mouthgasmic vegan meal in live classes with Vanita K Gupta. Create community to continue to foster these good feelings even after class has ended.

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Conscious Cooking & Community is returning to our roots. Food is prepared by our hands using simple ingredients from the Earth. People work together in a kitchen and share food together. Sure we are all going to be in our own personal kitchens and connected online through video but that is the magick we are creating together. The ability to be connected, even from a distance and to ask questions as you create the recipe in your own home so you can easily make this again. And if you have the time, we can enjoy the meal together.


The recipes are vegan meals that will delight your taste buds and your family and friends will ask for more. 

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Gluten-free & no refined sugars

Recipes are gluten-free and will use sweeteners that are better for your body. Eat fun food without guilt!

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You will learn to cook and be comfortable without animal products, but these recipes are adaptable to suit your needs.

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What You Will Gain

  • Create mouth-watering, eye catching plant-based food that will impress yourself and others
  • Make vegan recipes that you can flex and adapt according to your local ingredients or personal needs
  • Love the way you look and feel after delicious decadent food that leaves you feeling full without feeling bad 
  • Create meals, snacks and desserts that will help heal your gut, strengthen your immune system, reduce inflammation, help you cut back on unnecessary calories, reduce sugar, improve nutrition and so much more
  • Personalized attention through a live interactive environment, step by step instruction while I cook with you live sharing stories and engaging with you
  • Access to unique recipes that you will want to create again and again
  • In addition to the live class you will get additional video tutorials and recipe sheets emailed to you prior to class
  • Knowledge of the science and nutrition of the food we are creating
  • Learn what to look out for when grocery shopping so you can stay ahead of deceptive food marketing tactics
  • Kitchen skills and hacks that will help you increase nutrition, reduce food waste, and save time and money
  • Knowledge of substitutions and alternatives, how to make the recipe your own
  • You will also learn about intuitive eating, body consciousness, intention and breathwork 
  • A community of people who are learning along with you 
  • Access to a recording for a limited time 
  • Small class size
  • Access to a private Facebook community so the connections can continue


"Vanita is a highly talented vegetarian chef and extremely well versed in meditation and yoga practices. As a skilled science communicator, Vanita is able to share her knowledge and skills in an accessible way that inspires and encourages others to explore new areas of thought."


Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

  • Supports your immune system
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Improve gut health
  • Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and some mental illness
  • Plants have essential nutrients that you cannot get from other foods

Letter From Class Participant: Alpha

Vanita, I wanted to reach out and say thank you for teaching me how to make loaded sweet potatoes with vegan cheese and mushroom bacon. I had a fun time following along, cooking beside you, virtually.

I loved how you inspired the participants to choose ingredients according to their taste, with guidance on how to use them, and, sometimes according to science, sometimes according to taste, why we would want to use certain ingredients. I think your doctorate in biology adds knowledge to your classes that I wouldn’t normally get.

I also love how we gave thanks for the food and we set our intention before we began. We cleaned our pallet, so to speak, with breathwork and an energy shake off.

I was able to follow your method via the many cameras you had set up. When we needed guidance you happily gave instructions and showed us on your cameras.

At the end of class, we took our first bites together. The food was so yummy! Later on, my husband and toddler enjoyed the meal with me. My husband, who usually won’t touch a mushroom, heard me raving about it, tried it, and decided to add it to his plate. My toddler wanted to eat it off my plate too! The veggie bacon is so flavorful, delicious, and packed with goodness!

Thanks, Vanita for showing me how to make a healthy dish that my family can enjoy together. I can’t wait to attend another one of your classes!


Available Classes

Scroll down for class descriptions dates and sign up. Classes are limited to 15 people. If a section you wants sells out, send me an email to let me know and if there is enough interest, I will offer it again. You can email [email protected] or click the link below

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Wednesday Feb 3 at 6 PM Pacific Time

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Plant- based Super Bowl Snacks for a super good time. Using sweet potatoes, a homemade nut based cheese, and bacon made out of shiitake mushrooms you can eat your favorite half time snacks without the guilt. And with all the nut-based cheeses and fake bacon in the market today, you can cut down on the to-do list and use a store bought cheese and bacon, but in the meantime you can learn how to make nutritionally dense, gut healing and body loving versions in your own kitchen.

  • sweet potatoes
  • shallots or onions
  • spinach, kale or chard
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • raw cashews
  • raw pine nuts
  • lemon 
  • scallions or chives
  • liquid smoke
  • toasted sesame oil
  • coconut aminos, braggs liquid aminos or soy sauce
  • nutritional yeast
  • tapioca flour
  • garlic clove
  • coconut oil 
  • olive oil
  • cayenne or paprika and spices you have at home
  • salt

Equipment to be used:

  • Blender - preferably high speed or immersion blender or food processor*
  • a small pot
  • a medium pan or another pot
  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoons
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • 1-2 baking trays or pyrex baking dishes

Once registered, you will receive more specific instructions regarding ingredients, equipment and recipe.

Class will be held on Wed Feb 3 at 6 PM Pacific Time.

Class will be held on Zoom and will be recorded if you cannot make it live.

* handheld immersion blenders have come a long way and can substitute for a regular blender for many recipes, but you can get a basic one for $20-30 on Amazon if you are in need of a small space saving blender that comes in handy for a lot.

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Sunday Feb 14 at 3 PM Pacific Time

For the Love of Chocolate

On a day dedicated to love celebrated with chocolate, why not love your body with a vegan gluten-free decadent chocolate cake made from...wait for it...eggplant!  Yep. You would never believe that this cake has no refined sugar, no grain, no eggs, no dairy and its main ingredients are eggplant and nuts. Love is the answer and we will talk about self love and healing.

Ingredients will include:

  • eggplant
  • banana
  • chocolate
  • maple syrup
  • vanilla
  • almond flour
  • cacao powder
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • nut, flax, or oat milk or regular milk
  • coconut oil or an oil for the baking dish

Equipment to be used:

  • Blender - preferably high speed or immersion, though a regular blender or food processor will work well*
  • a small pot
  • larger pot or stainless steel  bowl or a glass bowl that sits on top of the small pot without touching the bottom
  • a loaf pan, small baking dish or cake pan
  • mixing bowls
  • mixing spoons
  • parchment
  • whisk
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • toothpick

Once registered, you will receive more specific instructions regarding ingredients, equipment and recipe.

Class will be held on Sunday Feb 14 at 3 PM Pacific Time.

Class will be held on Zoom and will be recorded if you cannot make it live.

* handheld immersion blenders have come a long way and can substitute for a regular blender for many recipes, but you can get a basic one for $20-30 on Amazon if you are in need of a small space saving blender that comes in handy for a lot.


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Fantastic Fungi 

When I was college I learned that chicken-fried steak was just a fried steak. Well this is a "meaty" vegan chicken-fried mushroom served over squash noodles with a savory, creamy, rich-yet-light tasting mushroom sauce with butternut squash. Mushrooms are finally getting the respect that they deserve and when we eat them, our bodies thank us. This class will use mushrooms in several ways. Feel satiated, satisfied and oh so good with this filling and yet light meal. In this class you will learn about mushrooms and their power to connect us and heal. 



Flavors of India

In this class I will be drawing from my roots to create a healthy plant-based meal without meat loaded with more nutrition than is typically found in typical Indian cuisine without loosing the heart or flavor. We will be making a vegan chicken tikka masala with a cauliflower rice pulao.



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Food Alkhemix by Vanita K Gupta, PhD, MBA, empowers people to step into their optimal health by combining science and magic to deconstruct two of their most intimate relationships in life: Your relationship to food and to yourself. Together, we uncover your core beliefs holding you back and lay a new foundation to unite mind, body and soul so you can better navigate life with less stress and anxiety. You can heal inside out and outside in with food.

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