Learn 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.
Hands-On Cooking for Cardiovascular Health
October 28, 2017| 12:00pm-3:30pm | $85 + $15 Materials Fee
Build better heart health every day by learning about, cooking and loving the whole foods that provide fuel for your heart and circulatory system. We will start with a short presentation on key foods, herbs and habits to sustain cardio health, then dive into the benefits of the featured foods on the menu. Next we will cook (and eat!) these powerful healing foods, learning more about the healthy fats, antioxidants, herbs & spices, and vitamin and mineral-rich vegetables that come together in a delicious and heart-sustaining meal. Good news: Chocolate is on the menu!