Frequently Asked Questions
Why a hands-on class?
You can watch cooking demos on the Food Channel or on YouTube, but a hands-on class gives you the full learning experience. You get to smell and taste the food. Plus, you’ll get to ask questions and learn from experienced cooks. You’ll leave with confidence that you can cook delicious plant-based meals at home.
Who is the class for?
This class is designed for people who want to eat more seasonal produce, eat healthier, or eat more plant-based meal. Whether you are an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or veg curious, we can call benefit from eating more vegetables and other healthy foods. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook, you’ll have the opportunity to have fun and learn at the same time. No experience is necessary.
What is the class like?
When you arrive, you will choose a cooking station where the recipe, ingredients, and equipment are ready for you. Then you’ll wash your hands, roll up your sleeves, and get cooking. You’ll be cooking in a small group, often with two or three people. About an hour later, when all the food is ready, we sit down and enjoy the food and conversation. Afterwards we discuss preparation tips, where to buy ingredients, and how to maximize nutritional value. We will also demonstrate key techniques and answer your questions. You’ll receive copies of all the recipes.
What if I have food allergies? What if I am on special diet?
We can accommodate most allergies and special diets if you let us know ahead of time.
Our recipes are whole food plant-based (WFPB), high in fiber, and low in sugar, but full of flavor. Most of the recipes are gluten-free. Many of the foods can be made oil-free.
What is a sample menu?
Our October class featured winter squash and apples:
- Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup
- Squash Sauce made with Red Kuri Squash and served over Gluten-Free Pasta
- Roasted Red Onions and Delicata Squash
- Spiralized Butternut Squash Slaw
- Caramel Dip (made from dates) and Apple Wedges
What should I bring?
- Your appetite
- Comfortable shoes
- Pen or pencil for taking notes
- An apron—if you want
- Class fee
Heather Reseck, RDN
· is a registered dietitian nutritionist and wellness coach
· specializes in integrative nutrition with a focus on a whole-foods, plant-based approach
· is passionate about making healthful food taste good and enjoys developing new recipes to try out on family and friends
· is author of The Fix-it-Fast Vegetarian Cookbook
· has been teaching plant-based cooking classes for over 30 years
· lives in a 140-year old farm house near Port Townsend
· is married to Greg Reseck, an elementary school teacher
· is the mother of two young adult children—Krista and Jonathan
· enjoys gardening, hiking, backpacking, cooking, and collecting cookbooks and recipes
Experience the Deliciousness of Plant-Based Cooking