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Best Ever Veggie Burgers
with Robert E Cyr
Create homemade plant-based burger mixes, a great alternative to store-bought brands. Use the batter for everything from burgers and meatballs to salad and soup toppings. Not only tasty and gluten-free, but made from healthy, real food ingredients. On the menu: black bean burger, quinoa squash burger and tempeh veggie burger. Enjoy trying different tasty toppings and wraps as well. This is a demo/discussion class so come prepared to taste and enjoy! Tuition includes food.
Robert Cyr, producer & host of the TV show 'Cyriously Fit', author of the self-help health book Zombie Truckers, is a registered & certified Holistic Health Coach, wellness instructor, food safety professional, organic farmer and personal chef. He is passionate about sharing nutrition, cooking and fitness knowledge, while empowering people to create lifestyle habits for living a happier and healthier life.
Blend Your Own Tea
with Marianne E Russo
Learn some high points about various tea ingredients and guidelines for blending. Then go hands on to combine ingredients to make your own custom 2 oz. blend to take home, which will brew 20-24 cups of tea! Taste and experiment your way through the evening. Tuition includes materials.
Marianne Russo is a Certified Tea Specialist and owner of Nellie's Tea Company. She has studied under experts from around the world, including Pearl Dexter, founding owner of Tea, A Magazine, and John Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas. She has traveled to the tea fields and factories of China and Japan, the World Tea Expo as well as numerous tea rooms in the US and abroad.
with Kathleen Pinard, MA
Have you ever really tasted coffee?
This hands-on experience will introduce you to the beauty of specialty coffee. Learn to smell the difference between fragrance and aroma, discern flavor notes and what attributes make for the best cup of coffee. Get a brief history of specialty coffee from its earliest origins in Ethiopia to the current challenges faced by the global coffee community as well as a few brewing methods you can enjoy at home.
Katie Pinard is co-owner of Elements: Books Coffee Beer and Elements Coffee Roasters in Biddeford, ME.
with Deborah Gordon
Discover the ease and pleasure in learning about a vegan diet and lifestyle, eating new foods, where to find healthful alternatives like nut and bean based dairy and meat substitutes, as well as new ways to view how changing what and how we eat, benefits not only our own personal health but that of our struggling planet. In this class, you'll find that rather than feeling as though you're giving up the textures and flavors you thought you couldn't live without, nor ever duplicate, you'll actually be expanding your culinary repertoire with options and opportunities you could never have imagined. Get healthy and simple vegan recipes and resources to continue your journey to a healthy, affordable, meat and dairy-free life. There will be plenty of time for your questions, too! Mystifyingly delicious snacks will be provided. Look for our Vegan Pantry class coming winter 2019! Tuition includes materials.
Deborah Gordon, a lifelong vegetarian turned vegan 10 years ago, has experienced the many facets of transitioning to a healthier diet and lifestyle. She enjoys sharing her style of intuitive cooking and is ready to answer questions surrounding the growing 'Why Vegan Why Now' movement.
Crustless Pork Pie
with Robert E Cyr
Traditional French foods are often loaded with unhealthy saturated fats. Learn to prepare an authentic, healthy gourmet meal with a French twist: crust less pork pie, seasonal squash soup and baked French toast pudding. Get ideas and recipes for holiday dishes you can feel great about serving. This is a demo/discussion class so come prepared to taste and enjoy! Tuition includes food.
Robert Cyr, producer & host of the TV show'Cyriously Fit', author of the self-help health book Zombie Truckers, is a registered & certified Holistic Health Coach, wellness instructor, food safety professional, organic farmer and personal chef. He is passionate about sharing nutrition, cooking and fitness knowledge, while empowering people to create lifestyle habits for living a happier and healthier life.
Culinary Knife Skills
with Moira Rascati
Become faster and more accurate with your knife work to create dishes that cook evenly and look professional. Explore proper hand placement and the four fundamental cuts: dice, mince, julienne & brunoise. Chop herbs without bruising or losing flavor and never again cry when cutting an onion. Discover the four knives every chef needs in their kitchen and finish with a lesson on honing and sharpening.
Bring a sharpened paring knife, French knife and sharpening steel, if you have one. Tuition includes food.
Moira Rascati is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY and has been a sous-chef at Joseph's by the Sea for the past 25 years. Moira has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.
with Moira Rascati
Healthy Eating EssentialsHeart-healthy olive oil, protein-rich legumes, fish, whole grains, and moderate amounts of wine and meat are the cornerstones of Mediterranean cuisine. The flavors are rich and the health benefits abundant. Learn the essentials as we prepare an appetizer, salad and main dish. This is a hands-on class, so come prepared to cook, taste and enjoy! Bring a sharp cutting knife. Tuition includes food.
Moira Rascati is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in NY and has been a sous-chef at Josephäó»s by the Sea for the past 25 years. Moira has also taught the Garde Manger course at SMCC for 10+ years.
Prize Winning Pies
with Holly Noones
You got this!
Make a healthier pie crust with just four ingredients! This easy method offers a prize-winning flavor and a pie that can be made in just two hours! Get instruction on basic crust making, how to blind bake (one shell) and make a lattice top crust. Get tips, techniques, methods and hacks to make pie making successful for bakers of all skill levels. Leave with one pie (baked or unbaked).
Email email@example.com with your choice of homemade apple or chocolate cream pie filling by 10/11/18.
Tuition includes materials for one filled pie. Add your own toppings at home!
Required: One 9 inch glass pie plate, a foil-lined box/tray to transport pie and an apron.
Holly Noones is an award-winning, self-taught pie baker who has been entering contests since 2007. She began baking to give more meaningful and healthier gifts.