Raw Food Workshops at People’s Coop, Portland OR

Here’s some information on my upcoming workshops at People’s Coop in Portland. People’s in the best co-op in town! See you there…

People’s Coop

3029 SE 21st Ave  Portland, OR 97202

RAW CHOCOLATE-MAKING WORKSHOP

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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!

Sunday July 21, 2-5pm

$15 suggested donation

SUPERFOOD WORKSHOP

Hands down, the best superfood blissball ever!!!! Recipe coming in Yogi Food Vol 2!

Hands down, the best superfood blissball ever!!!! Recipe coming in Yogi Food Vol 2!

Superfoods are foods that are exceptionally rich in nutrients and are especially beneficial to our health. Some of these foods may seem exotic, but many are commonly found in your nearest health food store. Participants in this workshop will learn about different kinds of superfoods, why we should incorporate them in our daily diets, and a variety of ways in which to include them in delicious and simple dishes.

This hands-on workshop will provide a broad platform of understanding from which to experiment at home. We’ll prepare a complete meal in which every ingredient is a superfood that contributes to great health. Learn to make an herbal elixir that can be drunk alone (as a great substitute for coffee), or used as a base for superfood smoothies. We will also create a sprout and seaweed salad with cultured vegetables and detox vinaigrette. For a healthy sweet, we’ll make potently tasty superfood blissballs.  Eating this way could change your life!

Sunday August 18th 2-5pm

$15 suggested donation

RAW SNACKS

Raw pesto crackers with sprouted pumpkin seeds, amazing, especially when served with cashew cheese...

Raw pesto crackers with sprouted pumpkin seeds, amazing, especially when served with cashew cheese…

Foods that have not been heated about 115*F retain their natural vitamins and enzymes, and can provide a significant boost to health. Learn the fundamentals  of soaking and dehydrating different foods to make your own sweet or savory treats that are packed with phytonutrients.

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics for making delicious raw snacks at home. We’ll learn how to make crispy crackers out of vegetables and nuts, a probiotic cultured seed cheese, a pesto of leafy greens, and even a fantastic carrot cake for dessert!

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Sunday September 15th, 2-5pm

$15 suggested donation

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.

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