Workshops at People’s Co-op

BASICS OF FERMENTATION

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20 2-5PM

Experts agree that some of the most important foods to include in a healthy diet are fermented, or cultured, vegetables. Fermenting vegetables increases the bioavailability of nutrients, while providing the beneficial bacteria and probiotics needed for healthy digestion, which is so fundamental to overall well-being. In this workshop we’ll discuss a variety of ways to make your own sauerkraut, kim chi, and cultured vegetables at home. In the hands-on portion of the workshop we’ll make a traditional cabbage sauerkraut, a mix of cultured seasonal vegetables, and a fermented beet kvass beverage. We’ll also touch upon the types of diets which emphasize these foods, and the benefits derived thereof.

Suggested donation $15 payable to the instructor at the event.

Please call the co-op to register: 503.232.9051.

JUST RAW DESSERTS

SUNDAY NOVEMER 17, 2-5PM

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In this workshop we’ll explore the basic principles of raw dessert-making, and learn different ways to get creative with raw desserts at home. We’ll make a raw vegan “cheesecake” with a probiotic cashew and macadamia cream, a raw fruit tart, and even a raw chocolate mousse! You’ll learn to make luscious, healthful, decadent sweets free of grains and refined sweeteners. Participants will take home the skills to make successful and beautifully presented desserts that are sure to be a hit at any holiday party!

Suggested donation $15 payable to the instructor at the event.

Please call the co-op to register: 503.232.9051.

RAW CHOCOLATE ALCHEMY

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15 2-5PM

 

Raw chocolate is all the rage these days, and with good reason! Raw cacao is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods in the world, and one of the most delicious. In this workskop we’ll discuss the nutritional benefits of cacao, as well as its fascinating history. Participants will learn hands-on the secrets to making the perfect raw chocolate bar and other luscious treats.  We’ll talk about innovative ways to flavor your chocolate creations, and how to choose healthy sweeteners. And of course we will eat raw chocolate!

Suggested donation $15 payable to the instructor at the event.

Please call the co-op to register: 503.232.9051.