Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to have fun in the kitchen! In each session, you are going to cook with one of our top cooking instructors, preparing your lunch and dinner meals. But wait; you are not only cooking your meal, but you’ll also have the opportunity to engage, one-on-one with our instructors, learning lots of wonderful tips, ideas and suggestions. This will be done in small group settings with 8-12 people. Lunch sessions start at 10:30 AM and end at 1:30 PM and dinner sessions start at 4:30 PM, ending at 7:30 PM. Essentially, you and your group, will rotate between the villas, attending all eight classes. The topics for the classes are as following.
Your Favorite Foods: Pizza Made 3 Different Ways
Pizza is arguably America’s favorite food, but it can also be one of the least healthy foods. In this class, we will look at pizza from a healthy perspective—whole grain and gluten free crusts, alternatives to cholesterol clogging cheeses, fresh vegetable toppings and delicious sauces that make you say YUM!!!
Quick and Easy Meals: Beans and Instant Pots
Beans are the perfect starting point for any meal and better yet, they are incredibly versatile. From savory lentil loafs to tasty tacos to mock tuna spreads to barbecue bean curls, you’ll learn how to prepare these dishes quickly and easily. And yes, you’ll also learn how to make these meals using your instant pot.
A Six Course Ethiopian Meal
In this unique and special dining experience, you’ll learn first hand how to make an authentic injera sourdough flatbread, used as the “spoon”, for six mouthwatering dishes (some spicy and some mild). With a unique blend of spices, you’ll then learn how to make stews or wat as well as a lemony salad of fresh vegetables. You’ll see first hand how healthy never tasted so good.
Sandwiches, Wraps & Spring Rolls: Satisfying and Irresistible
While learning to prepare a wide range of collard wraps, lettuce wraps, thai summer rolls and different sandwich fillings (such as a chickpea avocado spread, a mock tuna spread and a basil pesto spread), you’ll also learn how to make a basic plant-based mayonnaise spread which can then be made into a tasty chipotle sauce.
Let’s Be Creative: Same Ingredients, Three Different Dishes
An onion, like any other vegetable has a wide range of uses and more importantly flavorings -depending on how it’s prepared. In this session, we’ll take a box of vegetables from our local farmers market and use these same vegetables to prepare three different meals, highlighting different cooking techniques, herbs and spices.
Serving Skeptics: Hosting a Dinner Party for our Meat Eating Friends and Family
In this class, you will plan, discuss and then prepare a complete dinner party from appetizer to dessert. You will learn how to host guests with familiar flavors and comfort foods. Each menu item will be selected with your meat eating guests in mind — learning how to take your favorite comfort foods and make them into delicious plant-based meals.
Recipes and tips to bring the world’s most popular comfort food to the family table. Chef Del has been making soups in vegetarian and vegan kitchens for 27 years and he wants to share his soup making secrets with you. Learn how to make soup from start to finish and how to flavor healthy soups without meat, dairy, or added oil.
Asian Fusion: Stir Fries, Curries and Summer Rolls
Learn to prepare a wide array of lightly sauteed vegetable dishes, cooked with savory herbs, curries and delectable spices — preparing dishes that everyone can enjoy.