Cooking Classes

Cocoa Nirvana

Indulge your Valentine sweet tooth sugar free!  Julianne will whip up fast, easy and divinely delicious chocolate desserts all sweetened with stevia.  Enjoy Chocolate Mousse, Dark Chocolate Candy Bars and Chocolate Cupcakes, all sugar free, gluten free and dairy free. Also gain some insight into the health benefits of chocolate minus the blood sugar swings and excess sugar calories.

Dinner with Tiazza: The Art of the Moroccan Pastilla

Pastillas have a rich and colorful culinary tradition dating back to the 15 century. Join in the process of making this festive sweet/savory dish with layers of stuffing wrapped in a very thin, crispy pastry crust laced with honey and spices.  The Pastillas prepared in class will be vegetarian and paired with optional wine.  Don’t miss this chance to share in a Moroccan feast day food and of course hear more about Tiazza’s life in the Berber villages.

Unique Sauce Variations from the Italian Mother!

Once you know how to build the basic Mother sauce, you can easily create some of Italy’s most flavorful dishes.  Taste the freshness of a  Pomodoro served with Farfalle Pasta, the spiciness of a Penne Arrabbiata (angry) Sauce, the multiple layers of a Cappellini (angel hair) Rustica, and finally the excitement of a Putanesca (in the style of the whore) with capers, black olives and herbs. Now that’s amore!

Beer Magic in the Kitchen

This event has been cancelled.

Pairing beer with food is fun, but cooking with it opens up whole new worlds of flavor!  Ginger has shopped the bulk aisle for some of her favorite economy ingredients. Then drawing on her extensive knowledge of beer nuances, she’ll create some memorable recipes: Grown Up Pork & Beans, Savory Hummus and Chocolate Stout Cake.  

This event has been cancelled.

Skinny Taste: The Lighter Side of Delicious

Join Tiazza for some “slimmed down” from scratch cooking inspiration that tastes completely indulgent.  Starters include: Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs, Zero Calorie Cocktail Mixes plus Green Smoothies and Juices. Move on to some tasty pasta ideas using vegetable noodles followed by pizzas with vegetable crust, Stuffed Winter Squash and Savory Oatmeal.  For dessert options, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Truffles and Fruity Chia Pudding.

Christmas Party in Morocco

Tiazza has taken the delightful and exotic flavors of Morocco to create a memorable holiday menu!  Start the evening with Harissa Hummus and Butternut Squash Bruschetta paired with an Orange Blossom Champagne Cocktail.  Next enjoy a rich, silky Winter Roots and Couscous Soup with Cranberry Rose Sangria.  The main course is Marrakesh Aromatic Chicken Tagine with Prunes and a Spiced Coconut Nog Cocktail.  For dessert Honey and Almond Cigars paired with a Chocolate Peppermint Martini.  Note:  all cocktails are available without alcohol.  Gluten free and vegan options are available.

Entertain Gluten-Free

Joanie has years of experience with both savory and sweet gluten free cooking so join her to cook, bake and taste traditional holiday recipes she has perfected.  All menu items will be gluten and dairy free and good enough to share with All your guests! What’s on the menu is a surprise, but you will leave with recipes and fresh inspiration for your holiday menus!  If you have a favorite recipe that you need help modifying, bring it along.

Holiday Breads Made Easy!

It could be time to change up the usual holiday cookie baking routine with the kids!  See how easy it is to make these four different European Holiday Breads from Italy, Greece, Germany and Denmark.  Go through all of the steps to make each of them with Henry’s guidance.  Take home the recipes, the experience and the loaf you bake off in class. Bring your favorite apron!

Blissful Belly from Ayurvedic Tradition

Ayurveda has a long history of creating delicious meals that are used as medicine to heal the digestive system.  Sample a gourmet meal designed to rehabilitate digestion: Gogi Quinoa Pilaf, Veda Kraut, Fennel Roasted Winter Squash, Curried Chard and Cauliflower plus Turmeric Tonic. For dessert Fermented Chocolate Cake with Ginger Chutney. Leave class feeling happily satiated!