Spring Vegan Cooking

A vegan diet has been proven to provide many health benefits including: weight loss, lower risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer. In this course, you will learn to use specific foods as medicine. You will also learn how to implement a vegan regimen by utilizing fresh vegetables and herbs and spices to create aromatic vegan dishes from around the world for you and your family.

If you are a beginner vegan or would like to prepare vegan dishes for friends or family, this class is for you! This series of 5 classes is being presented by a food safety and nutrition educator , Monica Grezzi-Mulea, M.Ed. Nutrition. Classes meet for 2 hours once per week for 5 weeks.

Session 1 – Meet and Greet (classroom session)

We will cover the basics of a vegan diet and a vegan kitchen. You will learn: definition, phytochemicals, health benefits, mindfulness, how to substitute meat in our diet, and an overview of the culinary arts sessions. Please inform the instructor if you have any food allergies. Payment of class materials is due at this session.

Session 2 – Mexican Cuisine (culinary session)

Session 3 – Greek Cuisine (culinary session)

Session 4 – Breakfast (culinary session)

Session 5 – Desserts (culinary session)

All students are required to bring an apron, and a hair restraint (anything that will prevent hair from falling into food). Students may also bring a container for leftovers.

Time: Tuesdays, beginning March 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School
Cost: $125 (plus $45 for materials payable to instructor)

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