Tuesday December 3 6:30 to 9 pm The farmers market may have ended, but that doesn't mean you have to stop enjoying the gourmet goodies sold. Take a class to learn my secrets to healthy, delicious snacking as well as some new recipes to try at home. Secrets shared: german chocolate bites, maple almond granola, juicy jigglers and chocolate pudding with a surprise ingredient that will shock you (and a few ways to present it all to those picky eaters at home). Leave the sugar at home and prepared to be impressed!
Tuesday November 19 6:30 to 9 pm For those who dread the last minute dinner rush, this class will be a life saver.We will go over pantry staples to keep on hand so a complete meal can be prepared in a short amount of time. Prepared in this class are shrimp scampi, garlic rosemary chicken with roast potatoes, curried chicken over rice and salsa rice and beans (my sons fav!). By eating at home more often, you can save tons of money, your health, and be impressed by your own delicious cooking.
Tuesday November 5 6:30 to 9 pm All health and diet regimens have one thing in common-eat more vegetables. This class shows you the many ways to create mouth watering veggie dishes so it will be easy to get your 5 to 10 a day. Gourmet salads with a variety of (easy) garnishes, red pepper and chickpea soup, curried butternut squash soup (my fav!) and kale pesto bruchetta. As with all my classes, I share the many tips and tricks I have learned over the years.
Tuesday October 22 6:30 to 9 pm Kick the fast food habit by stocking your freezer with your own breakfast, lunch and dinner freezer meals. This class shares recipes for breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, 3 day sandwich, and chicken divine-all great meals that can be frozen and reheated quickly for an instant meal. This class also teaches a wealth of tips and tricks to save money, time and your waistline!
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.