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Cooking and Nutrition Classes

Cooking with Amanda

Amanda cooking feature 1.1Amanda 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 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 nutrition and cooking 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/or animal welfare as well as a cooking demonstration. Contact us to learn more.

Free Upcoming Classes:

Join Amanda in her kitchen!  One of the activities we can do while stuck at home is broaden our cooking skills.  Many people have purchased lentils and cans of beans in case they were unable to get groceries for a while, but now they are struggling to come up with recipes they can make using these protein powerhouses, so this is the perfect time to learn.

During this “Shelter in Place” period, each week Amanda will introduce you to a new recipe for beans or lentils, which she will cook in her own kitchen and you can follow along via Zoom.  The recipes are available below, so if you’d like to gather the ingredients and make it along with her in your own kitchen, you can do that.

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.

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Class schedule with recipe links:

Friday April 3rd, 5pm – Easy Black Bean Chili recipeWatch the recording

Friday April 10th, 5pm – Red Lentil Curry with riceWatch the recording

Friday April 17th, 5pm – Tex-Mex Pinto Bean ChiliWatch the recording

Friday April 24th, 5pm – Lentil Loaf recipeWatch the recording

Friday May 1st, 5pm – Mediterranean chickpea stew with quinoaWatch the recording

Friday May 8th, 5pm – Marinated tofu with kale and peanut sauceWatch the recording

Friday May 15th, 5pm – White Bean Cheesy Quesadillas with cruditiesWatch the recording

Friday May 22nd, 5pm – Breakfast Tofu Scramble and Tempeh BaconWatch the recording

Friday May 29th, 5pm – Lentil Edamame Salad and Vegan Cesar Salad