Sunday, December 11, 2011

Vegan Cooking Class: Great Success!

Chef Robin & The Healthy Hoff!
Start with a unique concept, add one dynamic and knowledgeable Chef, mix in a great group of enthusiastic and eager folks, and you get an awesome learning experience for all!

Last night we had a great turn out for The Healthy Hoff's Vegan Cooking Class!  Under the guidance of Chef Robin of Cooking with C.A.R.E. a group of us learned to cook an entire vegan meal, not using an ounce of oil.


We learned a lot, but here are some highlights: 

  • oil really isn't always necessary for cooking after all
  • don't crowd your pan!
  • roll your lime to get the most juice
  • don't stir your rice/quinoa while cooking
  • keep fingers curled while chopping so you don't lose one
  • how to peel a pepper
  • hunt down Kevin of SpiceHound at local farmer's markets for great, quality spices

We spent the evening making black bean burgers, butternut squash soup, quinoa, salsa and caramelized pears as a team.  We each took turns peeling, chopping, mixing, laughing (a lot) and overall, creating from scratch!  At the end we all sat down to enjoy the fantastic feast of our hard work and got to know one another.

The evening was topped off with Organic Raspberry Vegan Truffles from Cinnamon is Good For You, a testament that healthier treats are possible!

I thank you all, who came out, partook and helped me realize my vision for my very first Healthy Hoff event!

Special thanks to Chef Robin for all her efforts and for being such an excellent teacher.

I enjoyed meeting new faces and catching up with friends.  I hope all of you learned something new, enjoyed being a vegan (if only for one night) and overall, had fun!

The Hoff

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