Spring 2014 Cooking Demonstrations
Cooking nutritious meals is an important skill for lifelong health and wellness. A healthy diet fuels your body and improves mental function and emotional well-being. Our cooking demonstrations provide you with culinary skills, recipes, and tips for healthy eating. Each program lasts for approximately one hour and provides samples to taste. Pre-registration is required and the cost for each class is $10. Sign-up online, by visiting the Member Services desk, or calling 765.494.3110.
New to cooking? Do you spend your entire paycheck on takeout and fast food? Our Student Cooking Instructors will teach you how to make healthy and delicious meals on your own and provide recipes that are quick, easy and affordable!
- 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 Sun dried Tomato Calzones.
- Monday, March 10, 7–8pm
- Gluten is a protein found in a variety of foods and following a gluten-free diet can be challenging. This class will provide information about foods that you already eat that are gluten-free and help you find substitutes for gluten-containing foods that you can enjoy. Recipes will include Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa, Chicken Parmesan, and Chocolate Lava Cakes.
- Wednesday, April 23, 7–8pm
Learn nutrition and cooking tips from the expert! PUSH Registered Dietitian, Michelle Singleton, will provide in-depth nutrition information and show you how to cook healthy recipes that still taste delicious.
Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right
- Celebrate National Nutrition Month by learning how to combine taste and nutrition to create delicious, healthy meals that follow the Dietary Guidelines recommendations! This demo will focus on ways to incorporate and iron-rich foods into your diet!
- Thursday, March 27, 7–8pm
- Warmer weather is finally here! Learn how to cook delicious, satisfying food-perfect for the barbecue or beach.
- Thursday, April 17, 7–8pm
Learn about the health and global benefits of a plant-based diet. Purdue student, Katie Reines, will demonstrate fun and easy ways to incorporate fresh plant foods into recipes and your daily routine.
Smoothies and Shakes
- Shakes and Smoothies are a great way to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet! This class will show you how to make a variety of these delicious beverages that are perfect for your busy lifestyle.
- Wednesday, April 2, 7–8pm
Learn about cuisines around the world! This cultural experience will teach you about ingredients used in various regions of the world and the role of food and cooking in different countries. You will also sample authentic international dishes and learn recipes to use in your own home!
Feast From the Middle East
- Allow your taste buds travel the world with unique and delicious foods from this diverse region. Explore the fresh flavors of the Mediterranean diet and learn useful cooking tips and techniques to create healthy and budget-friendly Mediterranean food at home.
- Monday, April 14, 7–8pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
- Celebrate the blending of Mexican and American cultures through food. Delight in budget friendly and fun recipes through our take on rice, corn and beans!
- Thursday, May 1, 7–8pm
Take your culinary skills to the next level! These classes will help you explore new culinary territory and share a passion for food and cooking. Each class will focus on how to make a variety of dishes with one key ingredient.
- Learn how to properly pair herbs with ethnic and seasonal dishes. This class will also teach you how to best handle and store herbs to ensure best quality.
- Tuesday, April 1, 7–8pm
Summer Lovin’ (500) Days of Summer
- Enjoy this off-beat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe in love and the guy who falls for her. This program will also teach you how to navigate a break-up and how to make Fall-in-Love Fruit Cobbler.
- Thursday, April 10, 7–9pm