My daughter Caileigh and I had a wonderful time teaching a nutrition and cooking workshop at her old high school, The Key School, as part of their annual Wellness Day Event. It felt great to be back on campus and to be surrounded by the upbeat energy of the students.
We started by leading students through a mindful eating exercise and then we taught them the basics of knife skills and got chopping. With Cinco de Mayo coming up this week we decided to show them how to easily put together a plant-based feast to share with their friends and families.
On the menu was:
The students were so attentive and eager to learn and they were amazed at how easy it is to pull together nutritious and delicious food. We talked about the different ingredients and encouraged them to create recipes of their own with flavors they liked rather that stick to an exact recipe.
Once we had prepared all the dishes everyone enjoyed making themselves a colorful and delicious plate of nachos – corn tortilla chips topped with Black Beans, Mango Salsa, guacamole and Cashew Cheese. We also had the students cut up cucumbers and multi-colored carrots (purple carrots were a favorite) to dip into the delicious Hummus they had made. The two ingredient Chocolate Ice-cream was a big hit for a guilt free dessert.
Learning how to cook just a few simple healthy dishes is so important and empowering for everyone. Food is a wonderful way to be creative and bring people together.
Next Up - Caileigh and I will be presenting a Gourmet Raw Foods Workshop at Whole Foods in Annapolis on Wednesday June 7th at 6:30 pm. Join us to learn about the benefits of a raw food diet. Watch us demonstrate how to prepare vibrant healthy living foods full of flavor and color. Learn how to use a dehydrator and how to make delicious sauces in the blender. On the menu will be Raw Pizza, Collard Wraps, Zoodles Alfredo, Cashew Cheese, Fruit Tart, Truffles and more. We look forward to seeing you there.
Demonstration, samples and refreshments.
Cost: $15. Click here to register online.