Our Classes

We offer cooking and nutrition classes where different aspects of a plant-based diet are discussed, and many delicious recipes are prepared, tasted and shared!

Educational, Nutrition and Cooking Classes

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Amanda Strombom, President of Vegetarians of Washington, gives regular cooking classes to support those interested in moving toward a plant-based diet and learning new ways of preparing food avoiding animal products. Each class focuses on a different aspect of going veggie, whether it’s on specific food groups, on a particular health topic, shopping or even holiday cooking.  Plenty of samples to taste are always provided. See upcoming classes below.

During this period of “shelter in place”, we’re offering free online health and cooking classes via zoom.  See below for more details.

In normal times, cooking classes are held at East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, 7pm unless otherwise noted. A nominal charge of $5 per class helps us cover the cost of the ingredients and materials. Shopping tours are free.

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We offer free cooking and nutrition classes to high schools, colleges, churches, businesses and other civic and community groups. Classes can include a presentation on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, concern for the environment and animal welfare along with a cooking demonstration. Contact us to learn more.

Free Cooking with Amanda Classes:

Join Amanda in her kitchen!  Amanda Strombom, president of Vegetarians of Washington, gives plant-based cooking classes, to aid people who want to reduce their consumption of animal foods and increase the amount of wholesome plant-based foods.

In this coronavirus period, we are now able to socialize outside with friends, so in this series, she will be focusing on outdoor eating.  In each class she will introduce new plant-foods and talk about their health benefits and how to prepare them from scratch.

These free classes will be held at 5pm each Friday and will be about one hour long. Register online beforehand and the Zoom link will be sent to you via email.  The class will be suitable for all ages over 12 years, although younger children are welcome to participate too with parental supervision.

The next series is being planned and will be posted here shortly.

Class details, recipes and recordings

Friday July 3rd, 5pm – Recipes: Vegan Barbecue FoodWatch Recording

In Class 1, Amanda will demonstrate how to host a delicious barbecue with plant-based foods.  She’ll show you how to make your own burgers, marinate Portobello mushrooms, prepare and grill vegetables and even make some carrot hot dogs!

Friday July 10th, 5pm – Recipes: Vegan Picnics and SandwichesWatch Recording

In Class 2, Amanda will share ideas for picnics and sandwiches.  She’ll make a vegan mayonnaise and a mock tuna spread that can be used in sandwiches, and discuss lots of other ideas for hosting a delicious picnic outdoors.

Friday July 17th, 5pm – Recipes: Quinoa Salad and Black Bean Salad Watch Recording

In Class 3, Amanda will make two of her favorite salads, a black bean salad and a quinoa salad.

Friday July 24th, 5pm – Recipes: – Vegan and Asian Coleslaws – Watch Recording

In Class 4, Amanda will make two versions of coleslaw, and discuss other salad dressings that can be used on your favorite salads.

Friday July 31st, 5pm – Recipes: Kale Waldorf Salad and Fruit SaladsWatch Recording

In Class 5, Amanda will demonstrate a Kale Waldorf Salad, and talk about other fruit salads to enjoy.

Previous Classes

See recipes and recordings from the Lentils and Beans series held previously.