QNC cooking class

Posted by Admin on June 25, 2013

QNC Vegan FaeryLast night I demoed some really easy plant-based recipes for a group of five hungry ladies at the Quinte Naturopathic Centre in Belleville, ON.  The menu for the evening included a soup, a hot bowl and a light dessert.

We started the evening with a soup that is both simple and satisfying.  The key flavours in this soup are ginger and garlic, both medicinally healing  when you are sick and when you are recovering from illness.  The Healing Quinoa Cabbage Soup “tastes like a Vietnamese soup” announced one participant, basing her opinion on the mild flavours of the carrots and cabbage and the scents of the garlic and ginger.

Jeff Novick, RD Protein power bowl

We followed the soup up with a hot bowl of plant-based goodness.  I love this recipe because it’s so easy anyone can make it.  I call this dish the Jeff Novick, RD’s Protein Power Bowl because it was created by registered dietitian, Jeff Novick.  I met Jeff three years ago at the Crawford Adventist Academy in Toronto where he was lecturing in a series called Living Healthy with Jeff Novick.  I came to follow him on Facebook and found this recipe in his free online collection.  The original recipe calls for the vegetables to be served over quinoa, but because the soup already had quinoa in it, I decided to serve it over roasted sweet potato.  I like this recipe for its ease in preparation and simplicity in taste.  The lemon and dill in the tahini sauce go perfectly with the California blend of vegetables I like to use this time of year.  I also add chickpeas for my own personal touch.


Vegan Faery avocado chocolate puddingWe ended the meal with a small bowl of Avocado Chocolate Pudding. This pudding recipe is really simple to make, just throw all the ingredients into a Vitamix or food processor and in seconds you have a beautiful, creamy chocolate pudding that defies the inclusion of avocado.  It tastes just as smooth and sinful as a pudding made with full fat cow’s milk.

I managed to get a couple of pictures from class participant, Annie Boulanger.  Thank you!

The class on April 18th has been cancelled, but check back soon for information about many more exciting plant-based cooking classes coming in May.

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