Nutrition and Cooking Classes
Cooking with Amanda
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.
Cooking classes are usually 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.
We’ll come to you!
We offer free nutrition and cooking classes to high schools, colleges, churches, businesses and other civic and community groups. Classes usually include a presentation on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, concern for the environment and animal welfare. Cooking classes are also available. Contact us to learn more.
Wednesday July 10th, 7pm, East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue
Thursday July 11th, 5:30pm, Jackson Hall Medical Center, Tacoma
We’ll talk about how a plant-based diet can help protect you against getting certain kinds of cancer, and which nutrients are particularly beneficial for fighting cancer. We’ll make delicious dishes using a rainbow of different vegetables to give as many anti-cancer nutrients as possible.
Cleaning out your arteries
Wednesday Sept 4th, 7pm, East Shore Unitarian Church
Eggs are loaded with cholesterol which clogs up your arteries. We’ll talk about how cholesterol, present in all animal foods, impacts your health, particularly your arteries, and we’ll discuss alternatives you can use to eggs in various recipes. We’ll make some delicious egg-free recipes and even try the amazing Vegan Egg.
Reducing pain with food
Wednesday Oct 2nd, 7pm, East Shore Unitarian Church
Several chronic painful conditions can be helped with a plant-based diet. We’ll discuss how certain foods can help reduce inflammation and reduce pain. Then we’ll make some tasty recipes with anti-inflammatory foods such as chia seeds, mushrooms, turmeric and walnuts.