Cooking Classes

Food as Medicine: Spring Cleanse!

Spring is a natural time to clean out the body of toxins and give your internal body a tune up, boost the immune system, increase energy and shed winter weight. In this class you will enjoy Blended Green Soup, Grilled Romaine with a lemon pine nut dressing, raw Key Lime Pie with coconut cream, Spring cleansing tea, and a warm smoothie to soothe the soul.

Cook Ahead Elegance

Feel confident and relaxed for entertaining with your pre-made appetizers, side dishes and entrees for one or more elegant meals. Recipes include Baked Fruit and Berry Brie, Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates, Wild Mushroom Gravy, Perfect Green Bean Casserole, Baked Lemon and Fresh Thyme Salmon (a favorite!), Stuffed Pork Loin (spicy fruit or spinach and quinoa) and Coq Au Vin.

Please pre-pay $5 for wine service.

The Life of a Seed

Plan your garden for seed saving: understanding isolation requirements, cross pollination and basic reproductive biology. Leave class with detailed handouts and some handpicked favorites from Siskiyou Seeds.

Food as Medicine: Insomnia and the Diet

If you can't fall asleep or stay asleep or wake up too early this class is for you! Come learn the principles of using food as medicine to address our sleep patterns. Victoria will teach you how to prepare foods using methods that create digestibility and increase assimilation of nutrients. Food served in class will be vegan with dairy options.

On the Menu: Mild Indian spiced Dahl with candied spinach, Fenugreek basmati rice, Homemade Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream, Chamomile and Tart Cherry sleep elixir, Warming homemade Almond Milk.

Fermenting Vegetables for Flavor and Gut Health

Boost the nutrition and flavor of vegetables with this simple, safe (and ancient) technique. There’s a lot of information swirling around about the benefits of eating fermented foods. We will help you navigate this food, including the difference between prebiotics and probiotics and how they affect your health. We will demonstrate how to ferment nutritional powerhouse ingredients such as turmeric and other vegetables and herbs to reap maximum benefits and flavor. Take home recipes and a jar to watch the process in action as it ferments on your counter.

Middle Eastern Mezze

Mezze is the Middle Eastern version of Italian Antipasto or Spanish Tapas. These small servings served before the main course can take the simple form of dips, koftas and frittatas!

Mezze dishes are there to tempt the palate before a main course. However, such is the array of dishes to be enjoyed, you can also make a mezze selection the entire meal.

Make it Saucy

Turn everyday meals into impressive and fabulous with these flavor packed sauce recipes.  We will make Cilantro Coconut Lime, Tahini Dill, Miso Lemon Ginger,  and Cashew Chipotle sauces as well as a gravy from bone broth.  Shannon will discuss how to adapt these recipes for special needs diets including GAPS, Candida and general cleansing.