Is there a special vegan technique you’d like to learn more about, a macrobiotic topic that you’re interested in, or a plant-based chef that you’d love to connect with? Expand your skills with vegan and macrobiotic cooking classes while aboard the Holisitic Holiday at Sea 2015 cruise. Our itinerary is set, and the cooking class schedule is final…the only thing missing is you!
Cooking Classes with Chef AJ
Cooking Class: The Best of Unprocessed – Delicious Oil-Free Recipes
Want to eat healthier but you’re running out of recipes? Afraid that the dishes will be lacking in flavor? Chef AJ will demonstrate wonderful recipes for you from her book Unprocessed. She’ll show you how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet in ways that are easy, delicious, and fun.
Cooking Class: Breakfast – Thinking Outside the Cereal Box
Why settle for cold cereal from a box? Breakfast can be your most important meal of the day, and it’s important to get your day off to a good start. You’ll want foods that not only deliver maximum nutrition but also keep you satisfied as you power through your day. Why not try something fresh as you add some new recipes to your repertoire? You’ll learn to see your breakfast in a whole new light.
Cooking Boot Camp: Hands-on Cooking Instruction the Unprocessed Way – $150/person
Step into the role of chef as you learn to prepare the best Unprocessed dishes. Advance beyond mere theory and observation as you put on your chef’s apron and begin to work the kitchen like a pro. You’ll taste the flavors and smell the aromas as you create unforgettable recipes.
Cooking Classes with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Cooking Class: Satisfying Cravings with Healthful Whole Foods
Colleen argues that people don’t crave animal-based meat and dairy; rather they crave fat, salt, texture, flavor, and familiarity. Join her as she demonstrates two of her most popular recipes that meet all these criteria. The delicious menu for this class is oil-free.
Cooking Class: Comfort Food Classics
Designed to fill you up and provide comfort in any season, these dishes will satisfy anyone and everyone you feed. With these mouthwatering classics, Colleen will show you how easy it is to eat healthfully without compromising taste.
Cooking Bootcamp: Eating by Color – $150/person
The nutrients we need are plant-based – not animal-based, Colleen constantly reminds us. Aside from the vitamins, minerals, and fiber, each plant food we eat is estimated to contain hundreds of phytochemicals (plant nutrients), and we can detect the highest concentration and the highest saturation because of color. In this special class, Colleen shows how to harness the antioxidant power of every natural food in the color spectrum – from ruby red fruits to leafy green vegetables to earthy brown grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds – and how to expertly prepare these foods to achieve optimal health and flavor.
Cooking Classes with Jessica Porter
Cooking Class: Macrobiotic Cooking 101 with the Hip Chick
For anyone wondering “What the heck is macrobiotics?,” this class covers the basic ideas and foods that make up the diet. Jessica Porter, author of The Hip Chick’s Guide to Macrobiotics, teaches with humor and enthusiasm – it’s a great class for those wanting to brush up on their macro skills too!
Cooking Class: Elegant Vegan Dishes
Now that you’ve turned your diet – and your kitchen – upside down … what do you serve your guests? It’s important that, as our health and happiness improve, we nurture our relationships (new and old) with elegant, delicious, and nourishing dishes. In this class, Jessica will discuss ways of using plant-based dishes to inspire, impress, and satisfy.
Cooking Bootcamp: Power Cooking – $150/person
Cooking is about much more than food; it is about your health, happiness, and even inner peace. By choosing to cook with plant-based foods, you have made one of the most intelligent decisions of your life, and it will pay off in myriad ways, on every level. By stepping into the kitchen and really learning how to play with plants, you will develop the ability to strengthen your health every day of the year, no matter where you are, or what you’re doing. You will also be able to really support your friends and family, by feeding them delicious, dynamic, and even medicinal foods.
Cooking Classes with Chef Eric Lechasseur
Cooking Class: Sinful Desserts Part 1: Puddings and Custards
In this sinful dessert class, Chef Eric will share a few of his secret recipes, which have won over the hearts of many of Eric’s celebrity clients in Hollywood. The recipes Eric has selected for this class are also on the menu at Seed Kitchen, his fabulous organic, vegan, macrobiotic restaurant in Venice, California. They are perfect when the weather is warm because no oven is required in order to prepare these delicious and creamy treats. Additionally, these puddings and custards are gluten-free. You will be amazed how simple, fresh ingredients can be used in the preparation of such sweet and satisfying delights that you will surely love.
Cooking Class: Sinful Desserts Part 2: Cookies and Cakes
In this sinful dessert class, Chef Eric will share his love for baking, which originally emanated from his desire to satisfy his wife Sanae’s craving for sugar during her recovery and eventual healing from cancer. All we need is love … just like the song. Learn lovely recipes for preparing unforgettable vegan macrobiotic cookies and cakes using readily available ingredients. By learning how to prepare these delicious recipes, you too can bestow your love upon others with these delectable desserts. Additionally, learn how using nuts and fruits in creative ways always make great treats. This class is appropriate for all levels of baking experience.
Cooking Class: It’s All About the Sauce
Did you know that the secret of amazing food lies within the sauce? In this class, Chef Eric will share some of his classical French sauce-making techniques using the principles of vegan macrobiotics. With a repertoire of sauces, it is possible to transform ordinary food to extraordinary cuisine. These sauces can be used to liven up vegetables, grains, or plant-based proteins. This class will teach how the knowledge of basic sauces can significantly improve one’s style of cooking and provide complexity to the taste of eating healthy plant-based foods.
Cooking Boot Camp: Hollywood Celebrities’ Favorite Menu – $150/person
Many people want to know what celebrities eat – here’s your chance to find out! Chef Eric has cooked for celebrities such as Oprah, Madonna, Tobey Maguire, Jim Carey, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Sting. In this class, he will unveil his step-by-step process for cooking a healthy and flavorful meal Hollywood style, with all the taste that a discriminating celebrity would expect. Using the freshest plant-based ingredients coupled with some easy-to-learn techniques, Chef Eric will reveal the mystery in creating fabulous meals. As always, these recipes will embrace the fundamental elements of plant-based nutrition using beans, greens, and grains. Additionally, he will include some little treats to complete a perfect meal.
Cooking Classes with Sanae Suzuki
Cooking Class: Detox Remedy Drinks for Body and Soul
Sometimes the simplest things we do in caring for ourselves are the most important. The daily consumption of specific remedy drinks to address our overall state of well-being is a powerful tool. In this class, Sanae will teach the principles of remedy drink preparation, which is not complicated. When added to one’s daily routine, this activity creates a connection between mind/body and soul. This is a safe and gentle way to detox, whether the goal is to recover and heal following a serious illness, lose weight, or sustain youth and vitality. Health and beauty benefits, such as achieving beautiful skin, hair, and nails, are also supported by this daily practice. Using remedy drink formulas is an excellent way to detoxify the body following prescription medication (including chemotherapy) and to achieve hormone balance.