Julia's Kitchen

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Cooking Class Series – Embrace Your Inner Chef September 30, 2012

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Essential Information

WHAT? Cooking Series ~ Basics of Healthy, Delicious, Plant-Based Cuisine

For Whom? Anyone interested in learning to prepare healthy yummy foods!

When? Sunday afternoons at 4pm; see dates for specific classes below.  Classes will be taught in series and you are welcome to join in where it suits you!

Where? Julia’s Kitchen 4457 Broadway

How? Purchase your spot at Julia’s Kitchen

How much? Class 1 is $25 in advance, $30 drop in; classes 2 and 3 are each $55 in advance, $60 drop in. Advance purchase will be helpful in determining whether we have adequate enrollment to move ahead with the class; drop ins will be on a space-available basis. You can pre-purchase the whole series for $125.

Basics Class 1 Oct 14th/4pm-5:30: Meeting your ingredients, equipment, and your taste buds We’ll look at different varieties of grains and beans and their general characteristics and uses, seasonal vegetables, health-supportive oils, low-impact sweeteners, and seasonings and the 6 tastes. This class will be discussion only.

Basics Class 2 Oct 21/4pm-6pm: Basic Cooking Techniques
In this class, we’ll build on our understanding of ingredients from the first class and learn about proper preparation of beans, grains, and vegetables. We’ll look at soaking and sprouting beans and grains, 3 of my favorite vegetable preparation techniques, and proper use of seasoning to satisfy the whole palette and increase the health-supportive qualities of foods. In this class, we’ll start with some discussion and then move into the kitchen for demonstration and tasting.

Basics Class 3: Nov 4/4pm-6pm: Simple, Surprisingly Delicious Meals.
In the third class of the basics series, we’ll build on our knowledge of healthy, whole foods and proper food preparation techniques and learn how to create simple, delicious meals in a way that’s sustainable in our lives. We’ll talk about prioritizing food and its preparation, but also setting ourselves up for success in terms of a healthy, joyful food and cooking connection in our reality. We’ll do a slow-c00ked meal, a saute, a soup, and a veggie burger. The goal will be for you to go home with four basic recipes and an understanding of how to use them as a base for countless others. In this class, we’ll start with some discussion and then move into the kitchen for demonstration, tasting, and gaining a better understanding of how to adjust recipes to suit individual tastes.

More Details…

Everyone has an inner chef; I’m sure of it. Some of you haven’t met that chef yet, but I assure you, s/he is there. I’m really excited to begin a series that will hopefully help you connect to the food that nourishes you and your creative, intuitive foodie self.

We will start out with the very basics and move on from class to class in a way that will hopefully expand your palette while creating simplicity and making way for joy in your experience of food preparation. You can jump in and out where you like. The intention of these classes is to provide a foundation and an understanding of delicious and health-supportive food preparation.

While we will be creating plant-based and gluten free dishes, the foundation I hope to create can be applied to any eating style and, in fact, will hopefully set you up to know from deep inside which types of food really nourish and sustain your optimal health (and this will be different for every body).

Julia’s Kitchen is a working kitchen, rather than a cooking kitchen; classes will be mostly demo, but everyone will have the opportunity to see, stir, smell, and taste-test all throughout the process.

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Julia’s Kitchen Specials… September 26, 2012

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Ahhh, rain! Maybe we’ll have a little Fall foliage afterall. What a good day relax and cozy up with a nice bowl of soup…Here’s what we have on our specials board:

Porridge:

  • Thai Black Sticky Rice with Coconut Sauce

Breakfast Special:

  • Sprouted Buckwheat and Millet Waffles with Warm Fruit Compote

Freshly-Made Soups:

  • Red Lentil Coconut Curry
  • Creamy Tomato Soup (dairy free of course – cannellini beans are the secret!)

Burger:

  • White Bean Burger with caramelized onions and balsamic aioli on a sprouted grain sourdough bun

Special Desserts:

  • Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Cinnamon Frosting
  • Apple Berry Pie
 

Dinner tonight! September 24, 2012

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We’ve got dinner all set for you tonight! Stop in for a jar of perfectly Fall sprouted lentil, kale, and sweet potato stew or a warming red lentil coconut curry. Or, if you need some grounding and nurturing, grab a jar of kitchari-all on sale in our grab and go! we’ve got loaves of sourdough bread, veggie pancakes, and hummus to go along with it.

Or, how about an Afternoon snack? Just made this morning~cinnamon swirl Pear muffins, lemon-ginger scones, cinnamon rolls, chocolate Adaba bars…or grab a day young gingerbread blueberry scone or blueberry coffee cake muffin. Enjoy it with our house-brewed, lightly-sweetened herbal chai.

See you soon!

 

Sale Day Mondays at Julia’s Kitchen!

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Monday is Sale Day at Julia’s Kitchen! Soups and baked goods from the weekend cleared out to make way for new…
~Quart of soup $10 (plus jar deposit)
~Quart of Kitchari $9 (plus jar deposit)
~Day young baked treats 1/2 off!
Thinking of bringing back Soup Night for Tuesday night too…

And, ready to announce the beginning of the cooking class series tomorrow.

Happy Fall!

 

Upcoming Specials… September 21, 2012

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Porridge:

  • Thai Black Sticky Rice with Coconut Sauce

Freshly-Made Soups:

  • Sprouted Lentil and Sweet Potato Stew
  • Red Lentil Coconut Curry

Daily-Inspired Veggie Burger:

  • Sprouted Mung Bean and Millet burger with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and balsamic aioli on a sprouted buckwheat and millet bun

Haven’t decided on the scone flavor yet…could be gingerbread-pear, or raspberry almond, or banana nut…the muffin flavor will be a surprise too! We have raspberry fig bars in the dehydrator and plenty of other raw snacks and we are fully stocked on kale chips for the moment!

Hope to see you soon! We are launching a “marketing campaign” which mainly relies on word of mouth:) Please spread the word about Julia’s Kitchen…much appreciated!

Enjoy these beautiful, crisp and clear Fall days and have a lovely weekend!

 

Specials… September 15, 2012

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Raw pizza…

For soups this weekend, we’ll have the Red Lentil Coconut Curry AND Spicy Ethiopian Vegetable with Sprouted Chickpeas; yum!

We’ll bake off more¬†Black Bean Burgers to be served with seasonal tomatillo salsa, then once we tire of those, we’ll move on to Sprouted Chickpea Burgers served with fresh local tomatoes and balsamic aioli.

We have Thai Black Sticky Rice, which we may just have to make a regular part of our menu, it is sooo delicious!

Sprouted Buckwheat and Millet Waffles with Banana Ice Cream and Berry Sauce are back!

Of course, if you’ve been by the cafe lately, you know that the Lemon-Ginger Veggie Saute is now permanent fixture on our menu along with the Veggie Pancake Saute, Hummus Pizza, Raw Pizza (see photo above), Raw Cashew Cream Cheese and of course a whole array of gluten free and vegan baked and raw treats!

Our grab and go fills up a bit more each day. Don’t forget, we’ll be open 8am-6pm on the weeknights starting next Monday, so swing by and grab some dinner to go!

I hope you are enjoying the crisp Fall air! Don’t forget the Saturday Farmers’ Market – there is no better time of year for amazing local produce! Have a beautiful weekend…