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Choose from a variety of subjects: seasonal meals, foods that promote good health and gluten-free menus. You never know what could show up here!
Eating a Mediterranean-style diet that includes a variety of vegetables, fruit, fish, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils shuts down inflammation and can prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Michelle is a dietitian and author of “Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Easy.” She’s ready to teach you how an anti-inflammatory diet can help ease joint pain, improve digestion, address skin issues and much more. Sample delicious dishes like Mediterranean White Bean Soup; Warm Winter Salad with Beets and Sweets; and Hazelnut-encrusted White Fish. With seafood; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
Many of us think of summer as herb season, but heartier winter herbs have their time for the limelight, too! From comforting to sophisticated, learn new ways to appreciate oregano, rosemary, thyme, marjoram and sage. You’ll enjoy Spicy Roasted Chicken with Marjoram and Tomatoes; Creamy Sunchoke Soup with Rosemary and Smoked Salt; Grapefruit and Fennel Salad with Thyme; Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Oregano and Lemon; and Broiled Apples with Sage and Gruyère. With poultry and dairy; no eggs or gluten.
Need to up the “Wow!” factor for your winter veggies? A judicious sprinkling of spices will turn your produce staples into luxurious dishes that everyone will crave. Use all your senses to get to know some spices better as you help prepare Lesa’s Creamy Carrot-Sweet Potato Cardamom Soup with Sumac; Spicy Sicilian Broccoli Salad with Saffron and Currants; and Savory Leek and Green Apple Sauté with Juniper and Caraway. You’ll also sample and receive a bonus recipe for Chocolate and Beet Babycakes with Cinnamon. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Tanmeet is an Integrative Family Physician with a passion for using food as medicine. We’ll get the perfect pairing as Becky combines her amazing cooking skills with Tanmeet’s knowledge of food’s medicinal qualities for overall health and chronic conditions. Learn in depth about ingredients as Becky does her handiwork to transform them into Creamy Cashew, Cardamom and Parsnip Soup with Homemade Apple Butter; Mushroom Tikka Masala with Homemade Mango Pickle; and Toasty Saffron-scented Rice Pilaf with Turmeric and Cinnamon. You’ll feel empowered to make positive food choices and truly enjoy dishes that can contribute to wellness. Vegetarian with dairy; no eggs. (NOTE: Edmonds date has changed to 2/11 from 1/28 date printed in catalog.)
Rediscover the joys of baking — without the gluten! Maria has received much praise for her decadent gluten-free treats. She’s dipped into her recipe box to find some sweet favorites that are naturally gluten-free or adapt well to flour substitutions. She’ll show you different approaches for successful gluten-free baking, including using nut flours, custard-based desserts, and substituting alternative flour blends. You’ll love her Apple Tart; naturally gluten-free Hazelnut Cake; Portuguese Milk Tarts (Mini Custard Pies); and Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs; no gluten.
February is officially “Heart Health Month” and a great time to focus on recipes that are beneficial to cardiovascular health and general well-being. The old ticker is hard at work 24 hours a day year-round, so let’s give it some love! Nutritionist Ami will talk about the heart-healthy advantages of ingredients as she demonstrate some delicious recipes for you to enjoy, including Amazing Ancient Amaranth Salad; Greek Fassoulatha White Bean Stew; True Blue Buttermilk Corn Muffins; and Pomegranate Power Snack. Get tips on how to please your taste buds and help you on your way to a happy, healthy heart. Vegetarian with dairy and eggs.
Cultured and fermented foods have been used around the world for centuries. These enzyme-rich, probiotic super-foods support the digestion process, boost immunity, curb cravings and much more. Culturing brings out more flavor and a richer nutritional profile and is a natural time-tested way of preserving food. Join Birgitte to make a variety of yogurts from homemade nut milk and coconut milk. You will also learn how to ferment nuts, seeds and legumes and transform them into tasty spreads and flatbreads for savory and sweet treats. Vegetarian; no dairy, gluten 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.
Nourish your body and move toward new goals in the post-holiday season with rejuvenating plant-based dishes. Whether you’re a fan of “Meatless Monday” or have been vegetarian for years, this class is an excellent resource for how to maintain a nutritionally balanced plant-based diet. Shauna will discuss meal planning, answer questions about vegan nutrition and demonstrate simple, delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. She’ll prepare some foundation recipes for a complete day, including Spiced Coconut-Apple Quinoa Breakfast Cereal; Fresh Vegetables with Zesty Ranch Dressing; Kale and Portobello Tostados with Chipotle Cashew Cream; Roasted Cauliflower with Chickpeas and Lemon Tahini Dressing; and a Creamy Banana Peanut Butter Shake. Vegetarian; no dairy or eggs.
Birgitte has a gift for transforming a few simple ingredients into vibrant, flavorful vegetable-based dishes. She’ll show you how to create some new dishes with seasonal produce and give you suggestions for a variety of combinations. You’ll head straight over to the produce aisle after you sample Fennel and Watercress Salad with Orange and Lime Ginger Dressing; Yam Ginger Miso Sauce over Sautéed Vegetables; Beets and Greens with Creamy Horseradish Dressing; Root Vegetable Hash with Green Sunflower Seed Sauce; and Coconut Quinoa Stir-Fry. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.
Pair your love of cheese with deeper knowledge to expand your appreciation for the world of cheese. PCC Cheese Specialist Diana will share her expertise and show you techniques and tips for putting together an impressive, well-balanced cheese plate. You’ll taste and experiment with a variety of cow, goat and sheep cheeses and learn how to better recognize their flavors and nuances. Diana will also supply ideas and samples for complementary foods to pair with different cheeses (we heard rumor of Bacon Jam!). After this informative class, you’ll be ready for your next gathering with an irresistible cheese plate and your new title of “Turophile.” With dairy and optional meat; no eggs.
Truly enticing seasonal soups and salads are Danielle’s specialty. In this class you will participate in the making of warm Savory Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad with Mustard Greens and Tahini Dressing; Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Sesame Dressing; Nettle-infused Creamy Mushroom Soup with Garlic Pumpkin Seed Pesto Garnish; and Spiced Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Collard Greens and Honey Cornbread. Vegetarian; no dairy, eggs or gluten.