DDoW Menus and Cooking Class details

I’m offering a series of cooking classes at Inver Grove Hts Community Center. They are scheduled on three consecutive Thursdays from mid-Sept, to coincide with the mini- Farmers’ Market held in the center’s parking lot. Here are the topics & dates:

  1. Mobile Meals, Thur, Sept. 22, afternoon and eve sessions
  2. Heart-Healthy Whole Grains, Thu, Oct. 16, afternoon and eve sessions
  3. Power Up with Super Foods, Thu, Sept. 29, afternoon and eve sessions
  4. Gluten-Free Meals, Thu, Oct. 6, afternoon and eve sessions

    For descriptions, fees and how to sign up, see IGH’s Fall Brochure.



1) Channa Chaat (Garbanzo Bean Salad). Vegan & gluten-free. A hearty entree salad with Indian-style seasoning and cukes, tomatoes, kohlrabi and green bell peppers from the farmers’ market, lime juice. Hungarian peppers give a little kick.
2) Kasha Pilaf w/ Walnuts, Cabbage & Celery. Vegan & gluten-free. Flavorful Indian-style pilaf that I’ve improved upon since making it repeatedly for a client with extensive food allergies. You can eat this room-temp or hot. Kasha is the common name for whole grain Buckwheat Groats. Buckwheat – a misnomer — is not related to wheat at all. See blogpost about Buckwheat.

SEP 5 – 11
1) Ensaladilla. Vegan & gluten-free. A repeat from June that I really like, this is an exuberant red potato salad w/ blanched green beans, red bell peppers, carrots, chopped pickles and capers in a mustardy vinaigrette. Basically a variation of Salade Nicoise.

2) Quinoa Gazpacho. Vegan & gluten-free. Gazpacho, a refreshing raw tomato soup, is an answer to the “over” abundance of tomatoes, cukes and peppers. I thought quinoa would be nice, too. It might be a soup or it might be more like salad — I haven’t decided. Please note, gazpacho and any raw tomato dish does not keep as long as my other salads, most likely b/c of the fruit’s high amount of sugars.

SEP 12 – 18 
1) Zucchini, Green Bean & Lima Bean Cassoulet w/ Basil. Vegan & gluten-free. 
2) Cabbage Salad with Roast Beets & Creamy Borscht Dressing. Vegan & gluten-free.

Coming up: Eggplant Casserole, possibly Moussaka which was a big hit last winter.


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