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Updated 12/12/14

Spring 2015 Cooking Demonstrations

All of our scheduled cooking demonstrations cost $10 and take place in the Demonstration Kitchen. Sign up at the Member Services desk, or by calling 765.494.3110. Please register at least 24 hours in advance of your desired program.

Sports Nutrition

Learn about foods to fuel your body to help boost performance, recovery, and hydration.  This demo will discuss sports nutrition basics including protein, carbohydrates, fats, and meal/snack planning.   Recipes will include Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Breast, Homemade Energy Bars, and a Banana Berry Smoothie.

Monday, January 26, 7-8pm

Clean Eating

Clean eating is about fueling your body with natural food sources and reducing the amount of processed food in your diet. This class will teach you how to easily make some of your favorite processed foods.

Thursday, January 29, 7-8pm

Knife Skills Level 1

Master the most important tool in the kitchen, knives! Learn essential knife skills, including the low and high cuts, julienne, and dice. Discover how to cut garlic and onions, and try your hand at the low cut on celery and carrots.

Tuesday, February 3, 7-8pm

Romantic Recipes for Two

Learn how to make a romantic dinner for your Valentine!  This class will show you how to make easy and indulgent dishes, including Marinated Flank Steak with Creamy Bleu Cheese Sauce, Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes and Chocolate Lava Cakes for Two.

Monday, February 9, 7-8pm

Healthy Mexican Meals

Looking for a healthy Mexican dish?  Want to find a way to lighten your favorite taco recipe?  Learn how to cook cozy, satisfying, and healthy meals with a Mexican twist!  Recipes will include Lightened-Up Guacamole, Spicy Fish Tacos, and Mexican Chocolate Tofu Pudding. 

Tuesday, February 17, 7-8pm

Raw Desserts

Learn how to make some of your favorite desserts solely from plant sources!  This class will show you how to make Black Forest Cherry Brownies, Banana Mango Ice Cream, Coconut Macaroons, and Chocolate Mousse.  

Thursday, February 19, 7-8pm

Super Foods

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that are considered to be particularly good for your health and well-being. This demonstration will show you how to make quick, easy and delicious recipes using a variety of superfoods.  You will also learn about how food is essential health and well-being.

Monday, February 23, 7-8pm

Microwave Meals

Feel like you never have enough time to make a healthy meal?  Sick of preparing frozen dinners night after night?  Put that microwave to good use!  Learn about ways to cook quick and easy meals and snacks- all in your microwave.  Recipes will include a Strawberry Whole Grain Breakfast Bowl, Five Minute Homemade Mac and Cheese, Sweet Potato and Parsnip Chips, and Salted Caramel Rice Squares.

Tuesday, March 3, 7-8pm

Knife Skills Level 2

Discover how to apply your knife skills to peppers, pineapple, and herbs. We will show you how to break down a chicken into pieces and keep your knives sharp. Participation in Knife Skills Level One is suggested but not required.

Wednesday, March 4, 7-8pm

Vegetarian Cooking

This class will discuss the health benefits of incorporating vegetarian meals into your diet, ideas for non-meat protein sources, and recipes for appealing vegetarian meals.  Recipes will include Vegetable Quiche, White Bean Dip, and Spinach and Sundried Tomato Calzones.

Thursday, March 5, 7-8pm