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Below are my current class offerings at Cook Love Heal, my home kitchen in SW Austin. I also teach at Con’ Olio Olive Oils & Vinegars (Bee Cave) and Cook Like An Italian (East Austin) and have listed those courses HERE.
If you’d like to book a private lesson or group class for your own group, please contact me by clicking the button below.
Healing Winter Soups with Michael Becherer – Feb 22, 2:30-5 PM
Saturday, February 22 @ 2:30 – 5:00 PM
What is more comforting than a bowl of homemade soup?
Soup is the most nourishing meal we can eat, as it keeps you hydrated, balances blood sugar, and is chock full of minerals! If there is only one thing you learn to make well from scratch, it should be soup, as the health benefits are unparalleled!
In this class macrobiotic teachers Michael Becherer and Rachel Zierzow will demonstrate the techniques for making two different kinds of soup, Mexican Black Bean Soup (with homemade beans) and Creamy Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Rosemary.
- The health benefits of each soup and their ingredients
- Tips for slicing and dicing vegetables, tips for making delicious and digestible beans from scratch
- How to achieve the right texture for your soups (not to thin, not too thick)
- How to layer ingredients for optimal flavor
- How to season your soups
- How to vary each soup type with different ingredients to make a whole new recipe!
Then we will sit down to try our soups with time for Q&A.
Everyone will go home with recipes to make throughout the year at home.
$60 for class, tastings, and recipes.
Address for class will be given upon registration (close to Escarpment/William Cannon in SW Austin).
Cooking for Yogis! Feb 28, 2-5 PM
Friday, Feb. 28 @ 2:00-5:00 PM
Treat yourself to an afternoon of wonderfully homemade food that will nourish your body, mind, and spirit!
Guided by Ayurvedic health counselor Charlotte Jernigan and Natural Foods Chef Rachel Zierzow, learn which foods are most beneficial to your body type and how to prepare a healing meal that is easy to digest and absolutely delicious!
Class begins with a fun quiz and discussion led by Charlottte about your individual body type (vata, pitta, kapha). You’ll discover how to choose ingredients and cooking methods that will create balance and health and minimize symptoms.
Chef Rachel will demo the main dishes, and you’ll get to participate in making fresh chutneys, learning how to adjust for the different tastes, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, astringent and pungent.
Fortified Basmati Rice
Spiced Moong Dal
Seasonal Vegetable Subji,
Cilantro-Mint and Ginger-Date Chutneys
$75 for 3 hour class and meal.
Space is limited! Reserve your space online or Venmo $75 to Rachel Zierzow (@Rachel-Zierzow) with “Cooking for Yogis” in the comments. SPECIAL OFFER: Bring a friend and each get $10 off (online or Venmo $130 to @Rachel-Zierzow).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Specific address for class will be given upon registration, but generally it is near Escarpment/William Cannon in SW Austin.