Kids Summer Cooking Classes For the first time offered in Edmonton, family friendly kids cooking classes! Kids ages 6-12 will get a chance to learn a few new tricks in the kitchen while exploring new foods and some great ways to play with a recipe. This class is great for the budding little chef, picky eaters or mother’s little helper. In each class will offer: food and kitchen safety how to understand a recipe nutrition and flavour boosters hands on experience delicious snacks made by participants snacks for later (if there are any leftovers!!) drinks for kids and parents family friendly-enjoy some coffee and visit All Classes are held at the Alberta Avenue Community League, located at 9210 118 Ave. Edmonton, AB Tuesday July 22, 1-4 pm Market Fresh $25 per participant Summer is here, which means an abundance of fresh produce available at Farmers markets all over the Edmonton and surrounding area. Get your kids excited about the possibilities with this tasty and nutritious cooking class. Together we will make some bright fruit salsa, veggie ribbon salad, cucumber cups and a decadent twist on fruit kabobs.Tuesday August 12, 1-4 pm Healthy Baking $25 per participant All kids (and most adults) love cookies and dessert, and although they are delicious they aren’t always the best food choices for us to be making. A great solution is to learn how to make these tasty treats just as yummy, just not quite as sinful. This Healthy Baking class teaches kids how to make banana bread a…
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School Based Events: Nourish Me Educational Workshops are a great opportunity to combine science, nutrition and cooking all in one session. With the help of the kids, I will teach them how food science works, why it is important to eat healthy food, and how to prepare it on their own (with some parental help). Sessions can be customized for specific age groups and duration, and are an affordable way of keeping learning creative and interesting. Workshops include working with food to prepare a dish that can then be enjoyed by the students. All ingredients are nut free. Sessions are typically an hour and are a charge of $100. I travel to: St. Albert, Edmonton, Stoney Plain, Sherwood Park, Morrinville and Fort Saskatchewan. Classroom ideas: The Science behind the food we eat: How does yeast make bread? Why is yoghurt so good for us? Why does ice cream have to be churned? Learn some food chemistry, then make some delicious snacks! Mom, I'm hungry! A great way to add variety to a child's diet, while having fun.We will be exploring taste and nutrition at the same time. My turn to cook: Lets kids explore some great ways for them to contribute to supper at home. We will look at safe ways to prepare tasty dishes so kids have no more reason to complain. For more information, please call (780)604-7357.
Winter Home Party Special-Money Saving Mom! See a great class idea and have a bunch of friends who are also interested? Have a specific dietary need to work around? Need to have a bit of fun and pampering? I would love to come to your home and teach you what I know. Stay in your pajamas, have a glass of wine and learn to cook delicious dishes. I am able to work with almost any menu. The best part-I am not trying to sell you anything and I take all the dirty dishes with me! Home Party Ideas: Stock up the Freezer: With September here and time of the essence once again, stocking up the freezer for busy nights is a must. What better way than with a bunch of friends? Choose from a wide selection: lasagna with homemade pasta, chilli and cornbread, chicken pot pie, chicken Divan, pizza crust and a large variety of soups and stews. These will keep your body nuorished and leave some time to nourish your soul as well. Meal Planning 101. Week days are so busy, most families barely have time to eat let alone prepare a healthy meal. Why not prepare all your weekday meals in one evening? Take the guess work out of dinner and have everything ready to go for every night of the week.Save money, eat healthy, spend less time in the kitchen, and enjoy supper time again. Crock Pot Party. Most homes have a crock pot that sits at the back of the cupboard collecting dust. This is a great appliance for busy families and should be used! I have some great ideas to get you started, stock up your freezer and save you tons of time. What better way to come home from a long day at work…
Mornings are a hectic time, with breakfast often missed in the rush to get out the door. But what our mothers told us is true-breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are many baked goods that can be made for the week, that when taken with an apple or banana as you run out the door, offers you a complete meal that will tie you over until lunch. In this class, we will be making freezable breakfast sandwiches done two ways, summer porridge, and two varieties of baked goods. These recipes are not diary and gluten free, but I can show you how easy it is to do a switch if you let me know it is needed!
With the challenge every weekday morning of what to pack in their lunch, finding new ways to incorporate healthy snacks may be difficult. I will help you create yummy treats that will keep kids going all day long-they keep mom and dad going all day long too! Included in this class are fruity jigglers, meringue cookies, two types of granola, pumpkin pie pumpkin seeds and cheesy animal crackers. Please note that these recipes are nut, dairy and gluten free (the exception being the cheesy animal crackers)-but you wouldn’t know it if I hadn’t told you!
Fall is my favourite time of year. I love the crisp air, bright colours (I am from Ontario!) and most of all, the fresh produce you can find. As well as discussing how to prepare a delicious turkey, we will be preparing a tasty and very easy roasted veggie curry bisque, butternut squash mash up the kids can help with and an old family favourite-my mom’s apple crisp with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. These dishes are all gluten free, and can easily be modifies for those with dairy allergies. Please let me know if this is a concern.