Cooking Classes: Descriptions 2

Midcoast Maine Holistic Health Event Center - 2018

Event Venue:
Belfast Breeze Inn, 192 Northport Ave., Belfast, ME 04915    
Call: 207-505-5231
www.belfastbreezeinn.com
Practitioners and service providers scheduled are professionals certified/trained/experienced in their respective fields. A biography for each provider is included on our Facebook and Brown Paper Tickets event descriptions.


2018 Cooking Classes - Descriptions

April

4/27 6-9p
Chinese Home-style Cooking

Jane Liedtke
Enjoy cooking at home the Chinese dishes common to families living in China – including cold dishes (appetizers), main dishes, and soup. These are not dishes you will find on most restaurant menus – including Chairman Mao’s favorite dish, Hunan Lao Rou. Hand-on class with dinner included.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

May

5/3 6-9p
Vegan Cooking and Lifestyle
Amy Barnard 
Despite good intentions and an abundance of Pinterest recipes, cooking for yourself can feel like an insurmountable task. If you're clueless in the kitchen, the convenience of Papa John's online ordering and McDonalds on the corner will always win. That's why Amy Barnard (vegan chef) will change your life. Each course features a specific menu — all vegan, gluten-free, and organic — often with a seasonal or holiday twist. She will demonstrate the entire process and school students on the various benefits of garden-grown, whole foods. The evening culminates with a vegan feast (so no one has to stop at Taco Bell on the way home). 
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


5/4 4-7p

Kids Cook! (& parent/grandparent)
Amy Barnard 
Join Amy for hands-on healthy kids cooking (a parent or grandparent teams up with their child). Inspire the budding cook, encourage the reluctant chef, support your foodie child, and come have a great meal with your child/grandchild.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


5/16 11a-2p

Kook up Kombucha! 
Amy Barnard 
What is a SCOBY and what is the Kombucha craze all about?  In this class, learn how to make your own and keep your starter going for as long as you can drink this health tonic made from fermented tea.  We will go over some fermentation basics as well as discuss the health benefits of drinking Kombucha and other fermented foods and beverages.  Depending on your level of trips to the grocery store for this high value treat, this class could be worth every drop.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


5/16 6-8p
Gourmet Lamb Cooking Class Dinner
Cookbook Author: Kate Gooding
Kate will be cooking from her Simple Gourmet Lamb Cookbook, appetizer & dinner with wine-pairing. Class includes signed copy of Simple Gourmet Lamb, demonstration cooking, dinner, wine, and great stories about cooking healthy and wild meats.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


5/17 6-9p

Gluten Free Cooking and Lifestyle 
Amy Barnard 
Here is a great meal that is so bursting with flavor that no one will ever expect it to be entirely gluten-free. Amy shares all the inside tips on how to create meals that satisfy, regardless of your gluten-status.  Why gluten free?  Whether you are simply curious, interested in eating healthier or are eliminating gluten for medical reasons, come learn how gluten free should really be flavor-full!  Using grain substitutions and grain free recipes that will delight the senses without stretching your budget, this workshop will be hands on with a gluten free feast at the close.

Book your seat at:
https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

5/24 11a-2p
30-minute Vegan Cooking 
Amy Barnard 
Join Amy for wholesome yet quick vegan meals that will be both creative and satisfying in taste and nutrition.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

June
 

6/7 10a-1p
Wild Foods, Wild Medicine 
Amy Barnard
When you take a look around you will find there is a bounty of plants and fungi that support our health if we only listen to our bodies.  We will discover ways to cook and eat the things we can forage right at home and feel better doing so in the process. You might not look at dandelions as a pesky weed afterward!  
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

6/8 6-8p
Herbal Syrups for Shake n Stir Cocktails 
Amy Barnard
Discover ways to preserve your bounty of herbs that will have your happy hours at home seem like you were transported to a fancy cocktail party.  Spice up your routine while adding healthful benefits of herbs preserved until the last drop.  Use the syrups to glaze roasts and chicken or imagine a splash of basil syrup to your marinara sauce to bring out the sweetness of those summer tomatoes.  The possibilities are endless! 
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

6/13 6-9p
Cheese Making at Home 
Amy Barnard 
Another form of fermentation; cheese making!  We will walk through whipping up both a soft and hard cheese to bring home and even a vegan “cheese” which we will sample with some seasonal vegetables and homemade sourdough bread.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/ 


6/15 6-9p

Keto Cooking and Lifestyle 

Jane Liedtke 
There is a lot of talk these days about the Keto Diet and Ketosis (not to be confused with Ketoacidosis). The Keto Diet was developed in the 1920s to help people with Epilepsy. A very low to low carbohydrate diet is excellent for reduction of fat while not degrading muscle. Worthwhile for many Type 2 diabetics yet not suitable for those with Type 1 diabetes. If you want to learn more about the Keto process, foods to eat and not eat, how to rapidly lose weight and keep it off (even without exercise), this may be for you. Note: Those participating should seek a physician’s approval prior to starting the diet to be sure medications adjustments are not required. The class will make some Keto-friendly foods and enjoy those for dinner.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

6/23 10a-noon
Pickling, Preserving, and Fermenting for Healthy Eating 
Kate McCarty – Maine Extension Service
This class includes the essentials for safe home preserving fruits for jams/jellies, pickling and fermenting vegetables such as pickles and sauerkraut….. includes a discussion of jars/lids, useful tools, processing baths/times, use of pectin or other gel agents, and counter-top fermenting of vegetables.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


July

7/13 6-9p
Healthy Seafood Entertaining 
Jane Liedtke
We'll be making San Francisco seafood stew, Thai fresh wraps with lobster tails, smoked salmon-wrapped asparagus, sautéed pineapple and shrimp skewers, mussels with garlic and wine sauce, and crab dip (and baked wontons).
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/ 


7/18 10-2p

Cannabis Cooking for your Health* 
Amy Barnard
Come spend the night with us and discover what the “buzz” is about using cannabis to aide in sleep, anxiety, weight loss, depression and pain relief.  With different levels of cannabis potency that are calculated and tested by certified labs and sourced organically in Maine, Amy will demonstrate how you can safely cook delicious and medically enhanced snacks, meals and deserts with cannabis.  She will focus on education and training on the decarboxylation process and a cannabis extract 101 to sort out the myriad of products on the market today. This workshop is perfect for anyone from simply curious to seasoned user who wants to incorporate alternatives to smoking cannabis in their heath regimen. 
*Should the State of Maine or local authorities change/create new laws/regulations relative to use of cannabis in cooking, we will cancel the class with full refund. 
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


7/19 6-9p

Vegan Entrees and Desserts 
Amy Barnard 
Each course features a specific menu — all vegan, gluten-free, and organic — often with a seasonal or holiday twist. She will demonstrate the entire process and discuss the various benefits of garden-grown, whole foods. The evening culminates with a vegan tasting.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


7/20 11a-2p
Kids Cook! (& parent/grandparent)
Amy Barnard 
Join Amy for hands-on healthy kids cooking (a parent or grandparent teams up with their child). Inspire the budding cook, encourage the reluctant chef, support your foodie child, and come have a great meal with your child/grandchild.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/ 


7/26 10a-1p
Putting up a Healthful Harvest 

Amy Barnard 
As any gardener knows, the warmer months in Maine come with an abundance of farmers markets and stands, full of beautiful produce.  Whether you have your own garden or value the option for fresh, supporting local business or having a smaller carbon footprint; after the last harvest is over sometimes, so are those options.  Make a seasonal sauce or relish, soups that will satisfy and freeze well for those cold winters’ nights, and other savory snacks made by dehydration to continue the harvest well into the later months.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

 
7/27 9a-noon 
Friday Farmers Market 101 - Getting the Best Value while Shopping Fresh Foods 
Amy Barnard 
As any resident or visitor to the Mid-coast knows, the warmer months in Maine come with an abundance of farmers markets and stands, full of beautiful produce.  Make a seasonal sauce or relish, soups that will satisfy and freeze well for those cold winters’ nights, and other savory snacks made by dehydration to continue the harvest well into the later months. (Note: first 1/2 at Inn, second 1/2 at Belfast Farmers Market)
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

August


8/2 10a-1p
Seasonal Farmer's Market Recipes 
Amy Barnard
A selection of recipes that you will want to make over and over again in the height of the summer harvest from salads to entrees to desserts all from fresh off the farm foods.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


8/3 9a-1p

Blueberry Picking and Jam Making 
Amy Barnard
Imagine opening a jar of blueberry jam to put on your toast or bake thumbprint cookies with in the winter months and you can still smell the aroma of the field they came from when you pop the top. An experience you won’t forget and will inspire you to never buy another jar of sugar filled product again.  Low sugar, no sugar and freezer jam recipes will all be covered in this hands on workshop.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

8/10 1-4p
Gluten Free Baking/Desserts 
Amy Barnard
Selecting recipes and ingredients for tasty gluten free desserts. Discussion about replacement options, gluten free brands, timing.

Book your seat at:
https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


8/15 11a-2p
Making Cannabis Infused Medicinals* 
Amy Barnard
Tinctures, salves, fusions, and more for your healthful and safe medicinal use of cannabis.
*Should the State of Maine or local authorities change/create new laws/regulations relative to use of cannabis in cooking, we will cancel the class with full refund
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

8/16 6-9p
Freezing and Drying Vegetables and Fruits 
Amy Barnard
As any gardener knows, the warmer months in Maine come with an abundance of farmers markets and stands, full of beautiful produce.  Whether you have your own garden or value the option for fresh, supporting local business or having a smaller carbon footprint; after the last harvest is over sometimes, so are those options.  Make a seasonal soups that will satisfy and freeze well for those cold winters’ nights, discover how to freeze green beans that aren’t soggy and stringy, and create other savory snacks made by dehydration to continue the harvest well into the later months.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

 
8/17 6-9p
Healthy Seafood Entertaining 
Jane Liedtke
We'll be making San Francisco seafood stew, Thai fresh wraps with lobster tails, smoked salmon-wrapped asparagus, sautéed pineapple and shrimp skewers, mussels with garlic and wine sauce, and crab dip (and baked wontons).
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

8/23 11a-2p
Weird and Wacky Vegetables 
Amy Barnard
As any gardener or farmers market shopper knows, the fall in Maine comes with any produce, some that you might struggle to find a use for. Packed with flavor and convenience, join us making a kohlrabi Korean soup that will satisfy and freeze well for those cold winters nights, callaloo slaw, and other savory snacks like made by dehydration or pickling to continue the harvest well into the later months.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


September

9/5 11a-2p
Healthy Pet Food and Cannabis for Pet Health 
Amy Barnard
Just like humans, pets can find medical uses for cannabis if used safely and with some basics on how to administer.  We will make a low dose salve and dog treats to see if your pet can find relief in this cutting edge while at the same time ancient healing herb.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

9/6 10a-1p
Vegan Cooking and Lifestyle 

Amy Barnard
Despite good intentions and an abundance of Pinterest recipes, cooking for yourself can feel like an insurmountable task. If you're clueless in the kitchen, the convenience of Papa John's online ordering and McDonalds on the corner will always win. That's why Amy Barnard (vegan chef) will change your life. Each course features a specific menu — all vegan, gluten-free, and organic — often with a seasonal or holiday twist. She will demonstrate the entire process and school students on the various benefits of garden-grown, whole foods. The evening culminates with a vegan feast (so no one has to stop at Taco Bell on the way home). 
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

9/12 10a-1p
Gluten Free Cooking and Lifestyle 
Amy Barnard
Here is a great meal that is so bursting with flavor that no one will ever expect it to be entirely gluten-free. Amy shares all the inside tips on how to create meals that satisfy, regardless of your gluten-status.  Why gluten free?  Whether you are simply curious, interested in eating healthier or are eliminating gluten for medical reasons, come learn how gluten free should really be flavor-full!  Using grain substitutions and grain free recipes that will delight the senses without stretching your budget, this workshop will be hands on with a gluten free feast at the close.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

9/19 11a-2p
Thai & Vietnamese Cooking 
Jane Liedtke
From summer rolls, bahn mi, and pho to shrimp cakes and curry.... join us for some hands-on fun and zesty lunch from Asia! 
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

9/20 10a-1p
Cheese Making at Home 
Amy Barnard
Another form of fermentation; cheese making!  We will walk through whipping up both a soft and hard cheese to bring home and even a vegan “cheese” which we will sample with some seasonal vegetables and homemade sourdough bread.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/
  

9/26 6-9p
Cooking Veggies for your Family (and how to hide them!) 
Amy Barnard
Brownies made from black beans?  The moistest chocolate cake you’ve ever eaten full of zucchini?  Mac and “cheese” with squash or pumpkin?  In this class we will discover ways to get creative and sneaky with vegetables to get your family going back for seconds before they realize it’s healthy for them.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/

9/27 4-7p
Kids Cook! (& parent/grandparent)
Amy Barnard 
Join Amy for hands-on healthy kids cooking (a parent or grandparent teams up with their child). Inspire the budding cook, encourage the reluctant chef, support your foodie child, and come have a great meal with your child/grandchild.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/
 

October

10/17 6-8p
Herbal Syrups for Shake and Stir Cocktails 
Amy Barnard
Discover ways to preserve your bounty of herbs that will have your happy hours at home seem like you were transported to a fancy cocktail party.  Spice up your routine while adding healthful benefits of herbs preserved until the last drop.  Use the syrups to glaze roasts and chicken or imagine a splash of basil syrup to your marinara sauce to bring out the sweetness of those summer tomatoes.  The possibilities are endless!
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/ 

10/18 1-4p
Cranberry Sauce and Chutneys for the Holidays 
Amy Barnard

In this seasonally appropriate workshop, we will use some different ways to spice up the traditional accompaniments to holiday dishes, that of which Thanksgiving would not be the same without and some you can’t believe you’ve lived without for this long!  Canning these delights will be demonstrated so that you can use your take home items as side dishes, or holiday gifts.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


10/18 6-9p
Perfect Pies for the Holidays 
Amy Barnard

Making a pie crust from scratch will never again be a daunting task after you complete this workshop.  Using fresh and frozen Maine ingredients, we will make mini pies to taste and take home that will delight the senses and inspire your holiday feasts.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/  

10/19 9a-noon
Fall Farmers Market & Savory Vegetables 
Amy Barnard

As any gardener or farmers market shopper knows, the fall in Maine comes with an overabundance of tomatoes, squash, gourds and the like.  Make a smoked paprika and tomato jam, soups that will satisfy and freeze well for those cold winters’ nights, and other savory snacks made by dehydration to continue the harvest well into the later months.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


10/19 4-7p
Kids Cook! 
(& parent/grandparent)
Amy Barnard 
Join Amy for hands-on healthy kids cooking (a parent or grandparent teams up with their child). Inspire the budding cook, encourage the reluctant chef, support your foodie child, and come have a great meal with your child/grandchild.
Book your seat at: https://healthycooking.bpt.me/


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