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The busy mom
The Pacific Northwest has one of the longest growing seasons in the country and Devra is an expert at making the most of it. This hands-on class showcases the region’s year-round bounty with a menu of easy-to-prepare recipes based on fruits and vegetables that grow locally even during the depth of winter. We’ll prepare Kohlrabi Slaw; Lemon-Garlic Brussels Sprouts; Sesame Collard Rolls; Roasted Vegetable Soup; and Apple Crisp. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Whether you’re setting up a new kitchen or revitalizing your well-loved one, having basic pantry staples on-hand will help you prepare easy, everyday meals and save time and money. We’ll talk about pantry “must haves,” discuss how to prevent costly food waste, and prepare a few indispensable recipes from our pantry staples, including Balsamic Vinaigrette; Winter Greens Pesto; Quick Marinara Sauce; Cheesy Polenta; and Minestrone Soup. Plus, Chef Jackie will send you home with 25 more quick and easy meal ideas! Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs.
As a personal chef, Rachel knows how to prepare delicious dishes that her clients can pull out of the freezer and enjoy any night of the week. You’ll get plenty of tips of the trade as you learn to prepare entrees for later use. We’ll focus on four of Rachel’s go-to chicken dishes: Asian 5-Spice Chicken Lettuce Wraps; New Orleans-inspired Chicken and Sausage Gumbo; Italian Chicken Cacciatore; and the French connection — Coq a Vin. With poultry; no dairy or eggs.
The peak season for the superstars of seafood may have wrapped up in the fall, but there are still plenty of noteworthy ingredients in the seafood chorus. Erin will discuss the best seafood options during the wintertime and demonstrate easy cooking techniques for any night of the week. You’ll sample Sole with Radicchio, Capers and Brown Butter; Rockfish with Smoked Paprika and Lentils; Trout with Bacon and Sage; Mediterranean Shellfish Stew; and Pan-roasted Black Cod with Potato Scales. With meat (bacon), seafood and dairy; no eggs or gluten.
Pressure cookers are valuable kitchen time savers that create incredibly flavorful dishes. With this quick cooking technique, meals that would normally be reserved for more leisurely weekend days can easily be prepared on weeknights. Denise will show you the language of the pressure cooker as she prepares Rich and Easy Chicken stock for Tortellini en Brodo; a one-pot meal Jambalaya; deconstructed Ham and Cheese “Soufflé”; and Triple Chocolate Flourless Cake (yes, in the pressure cooker!). With meat, seafood, dairy and eggs.