September Workshops

Spring time brings new life and colour to our gardens and our plates.  And as the weather warms, we start to think more about salads, BBQs and eating outdoors.  And there is no better way to brighten up a salad than with a colourful crunchy kraut or fermented pickle.  And if you’d love to learn how to make your own, we can teach you all the basics.

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Our ‘Introduction to Fermentation’ workshop will take you through the basics of safe and delicious wild fermentation.  We’ll make a kraut, we’ll sample some different flavours and we’ll also teach you how to make kombucha.  And of course – there’ll be some lovely batches of our kombucha for you to try.  you will receive recipes and a scoby to take home.

Our numbers are always small, so get in quick.

11.30am – Saturday 15th September

Our ‘Everything kefir’ workshop takes fermentation to the next level.  Tania from The Fermentier will teach you how to ferment with kefir grains, how to care for and love your grains.  And, she’ll give your taste buds a treat as you taste her flavoured water kefir, milk kefir, cultured butter and creme fraiche.

Individual workshops are $45 or come to both for $75

Email Lydia at to book your spot


Winter workshops

Introduction to fermentation

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Learn the basics of wild fermentation.  We’ll teach you everything you need to know to start fermenting at home.  During the class you will

  • Taste some delicious fermented foods & drinks
  • Learn about probiotics and health
  • Take home easy and delicious recipes
  • Kombucha and a kraut will be made on the day

When:  Saturday 2nd June 11am AND Saturday 7th July 11am

All about kefir

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This class will set you up with skills and creative ideas to make your own kefir products at home.

During the class you will

  • Learn how to make and care for milk and water kefir
  • Discover the health benefits of fermented milk products
  • Taste milk kefir yoghurt, labneh and cultured butter
  • Take home recipes

When: Saturday 2nd June 1pm AND Saturday 7th July 1pm

All workshops are held at the Sunshine Coast Gut Clinic – 101A Bulcock St, Caloundra

Workshops are $45 each or come to both for $75.

We keep the numbers small so that you can ask questions, touch, smell and taste everything.

Bookings essential – call Lydia on 0409 371 012 OR email


Christmas Gifts

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The Sunshine Coast Gut Clinic can send or email gift certificates on your behalf.  Its as easy as selecting an amount and we’ll take it from there.

Gift certificates can be used:

– Towards the cost of a consultation with a SCGC dietitian

– Fermentation workshops


– Fermenting kits to get your loved ones started. A $30 gift voucher will cover the cost of a 1 litre Ball Mason wide mouth glass jar with lid, a Mason Tops pickle pipe and wide mouth glass pickle pebble.  We’ll include our favourite recipes too.  Postage costs are additional.

Just drop us an email and we’ll organise the gift certificate or fermentation set for you.

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Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 10am for:

Healthy Eating for Happiness seminar – how food choices can affect your mental health.

Naomi will guide you through the latest nutrition findings on diet and depression, plus discuss easy strategies to try at home.  If you’ve already heard about the brain – gut axis, this will be explained in greater depth.  Spots are limited so bookings are essential.  Cost is $20 and the seminar will be held in the clinic.

You can call Naomi on 0414 591 948 or email

Or, fill out the contact form on the ‘contact us’ page of this blog