Hands-On Healthy Cooking Classes

Photo of healthy cooking classes Bay AreaLearn how to cook whole foods so they are delicious and satisfying. Find out how you can use food and herbs to build your health every day. I love teaching cooking classes, because I know that “one bite is worth a thousand words!” Most people already KNOW they should eat more vegetables, or cook at home more, but some great recipes and hands-on cooking instruction along with planning and shopping strategies are key to making it actually happen.

Classes are available every quarter at Castro Valley Adult & Career Education, where we have three complete mini-kitchens in one room. Working in pairs, every student prepares a dish. The class and recipes are clustered around a theme, such as cardiovascular health, or building immunity, but there are many nutrition principles in common for each class. The room is full of good smells and camaraderie as we cook and share the meal together.

I also teach small group cooking classes in private homes. We design a class around your nutritional preferences and plan a fun and nutritious event for you and your friends.


Upcoming Classes:

Hands-on Cooking for Detoxification

June 2, 2018| 12:00pm-3:30pm | $85

Did you know certain foods are detox powerhouses? Come learn how to cook a variety of foods that target your key detoxification pathways as well as support your liver and kidneys in clearing accumulated pollutants, excess hormones, and nasty chemicals that disrupt your metabolism. Regular detox is an important part of staying vibrant and feeling your best.

Learn how to do it right—there are important principles to know and follow (hint: no “Hollywood”-style purges!). We will learn how to bump up the antioxidant and detox power of meals with foods and herbs; build flourishing populations of beneficial bacteria that help process out the junk, and how to source food that will truly serve your health.

The menu includes…
– Asparagus and Shiitake Mushroom Sauté
– Roasted Beet and Citrus salad with Pesto Dressing
– Invigorating Green Tonic
– Thai Lemongrass Salmon Chowder
– Sesame Burdock/Carrot Sauté
– Quinoa Broccoli-Apple Slaw with honey mustard dressing
– Brazil nut and Pecan butter (from scratch) Stuffed Celery Bites
– Dark chocolate cherry “Yum” balls
– Gelatin Parfait with Fresh Berries…

And drinks!
– Beet Kvass
– Detoxifying herbal teas
– Ultimate Spa Water

Register via the Castro Valley Adult School:
Click here to register online!
By phone at 510-866-1000
In person at 4430 Alma Avenue, Castro Valley, CA