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Cooking Class - Italian Amore

Thursday February 6, 2020

I was fortunate enough to spend a couple of weeks in Italy and had one of the best meals ever in Florence sitting in a piazza. It was my pre-health conscious days and I had gnocchi with a glorious creamy cheese sauce. I would eat it again if I had the chance - cheese and all. Shh...don't tell anyone! Almost everyone loves Italian food, and for good reason.  Delicious tomato sauces, cheeses and herbs.  Join us as we make some less known Italian dishes that are bursting with flavor and re-imagined to be healthier, but still oh, so tasty!

Update 10/15/19 - My friend Sherry Robinson will be making a creamy chocolate mousse based on aquafaba.  You don't want to miss this!  

Dinner will follow the demonstrations so you can try all of the dishes you just learned about.   The class is for practical application in daily life, it is not a gourmet cooking class.  All classes are plant-based and whole-food oriented.

Class size is limited to 35. Please register early - Registration ends Monday, February 10.

Style: Demonstration          Cost: $5             Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls, ID

Hydrotherapy for Colds & Flu

Two-part class:  Sunday February 16, and Monday February 17, 6:30-8:30pm

Sinus infections, cough/cold, fever…. “tis the season”. If you’ve suffered any of these symptoms or something similar, you know the misery and pain it can bring. Medications are great but can often leave you groggy and unable to function not to mention dealing with the side effects.

My name is Susie McClellan. I am a massage therapist/instructor and mom of four. Growing up among people who were famous for their “alternative medicine” as well as taking and teaching multiple classes on hydrotherapy, I am passionate about these easy to use at home treatments for common ailments such as cold viruses, sinus infections and the flu for children and adults. These treatments have a history that goes way back into old world Europe (a part of the world known for its alternative and wholistic medical practices) and I use them as a regular part of my at home medicinal arsenal. There is minimal equipment needed to perform these treatments and best of all there are NO SIDE EFFECTS!

This class takes place over two evenings from 6:30pm-8:30pm. You will learn 2 basic hydrotherapy techniques that are useful for a multitude of ailments. There is a brief lecture period and demonstration then we get right to practicing. Class attendees will pair up (bring a partner with you if you can) and practice these techniques on each other while I guide you through the process. The first night we will perform alternating compress treatments for the sinuses. On evening 2 we will practice a fever treatment.

Costs for attending both classes is $5 per person. You will take home a printed handout of the treatments you learn and how to apply them.

Location: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls

Dates: February 16 & 17, 6:30-8:30pm (please try to come to both as they build on each other)

Cost: $5 includes both classes per person

Registration: Class is limited to 14 people. Please register by Monday, February 10.

Cooking Class - Indian Delights

Thursday March 5, 2020

I spent a month working in India - in little tiny towns doing surveillance for polio disease. Each day I would travel with a local physician and our driver. Each day they would share the humble food their wives had prepared for them that day.  I fell in love with the cabbage, lentils and flat breads they graciously shared with me.  Sometimes we stopped at roadside eateries. I once ate a delicious snack of deep fried fritters of chilis, onions, cilantro and some kind of ground up bean in a bowl made of a banana leaf... somewhere in the middle of India (literally!). For this class we will recreate some of my favorite foods and I hope you will learn to love them as much as I do. 

10/21/19 - Update!  I'm sooo excited!! My friend, and the amazing Chef Jamie Aquino will be cooking for this class!

 

Dinner will follow the demonstrations so you can try all of the dishes you just learned about.   The class is for practical application in daily life, it is not a gourmet cooking class.  All classes are plant-based and whole-food oriented.

Class size is limited to 35. Please register early - Registration ends Monday, March 2.

Style: Demonstration          Cost: $5             Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls, ID

Cooking Class - Mediterranean

Thursday April 2, 2020

I LOVE Mediterranean foods. There are so many variations on similar dishes from Greece, Turkey, the Middle East,...All cooking classes are hard to narrow down what to make, but Mediterranean is REALLY hard for me. I first tried Syrian food as a child and I thought it was some of the best food I had ever had. We lived in Africa and had been invited to the Syrian Ambassador's house. The flavors were so different and fresh. I had several other pleasant run-ins with Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods over the years and then was sent to work for a few weeks in East Jerusalem and the West Bank and my love affair was sealed.  So many wonderful flavors. I hope you can join us as we explore some simple but elegant dishes that I'm sure will become family favorites.

Dinner will follow the demonstrations so you can try all of the dishes you just learned about.   The class is for practical application in daily life, it is not a gourmet cooking class.  All classes are plant-based and whole-food oriented.

Class size is limited to 35. Please register early - Registration ends Monday, March 30.

Style: Demonstration          Cost: $5             Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls, ID

Cooking Class - Terrific Thai

Thursday May 7, 2020

I fell in love with Thai food while studying for my Master's in Southern California.  Where had it been all my life!?  I had to learn to make it after I moved away from my favorite restaurant.  Join us as we explore the delicious world of garlic, ginger, coconut and so many delectable seasonings that are found in Thai food. Along with some main dishes, we will be making a fish-less 'fish sauce' which is a key ingredient to many Thai dishes.

Dinner will follow the demonstrations so you can try all of the dishes you just learned about.   The class is for practical application in daily life, it is not a gourmet cooking class.  All classes are plant-based and whole-food oriented.

Class size is limited to 35. Please register early - Registration ends Monday, May 4.

Style: Demonstration          Cost: $5             Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls, ID

Cooking Class - Savory Spain

Thursday June 4, 2020

Confession. I have never been to Spain.  But I fell in love with a vegetarian paella that a chef was happy to whip up for me at an authentic Spanish restaurant in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is like it's own world of food...just sayin'.  I have played around with additional recipes from Spain and some of them are just too good not to share. So we will be making a paella and a couple of other dishes that I'm sure you will enjoy.

Dinner will follow the demonstrations so you can try all of the dishes you just learned about.   The class is for practical application in daily life, it is not a gourmet cooking class.  All classes are plant-based and whole-food oriented.

Class size is limited to 35. Please register early - Registration ends Monday, June 1.

Style: Demonstration          Cost: $5             Time: 6:00-8:30pm

Location: 3297 E. Poleline Ave, Post Falls, ID

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