December 2018

Meatless Monday Through Sunday

When it comes to healthy eating practices, no one can argue the importance of including whole food, plant-based ingredients on your plate. We’ve taken the “Meatless Monday” campaign and applied it to any day of the week. Learn how to incorporate more vegetables, whole grains, and beans into your diet with ease. These recipes with take you beyond Monday with robust yet simple-to-prepare vegan dishes. We’ll also discuss the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, the best sources for protein, and how to obtain important vitamins and minerals.…

Alexandra Borgia

Sunday, December 16

10:30am — 1:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Power Bowls That Heal: Mind, Body, and Soul

Do you want to increase your mindfulness? Try eating your meals from a bowl. Trends may come and go but the power of having a nutritious meal from one bowl is an age-old concept that is making its way back to mainstream. Join us in the kitchen to learn just what to put in your bowl, that will offer you a healthier more mindful way to enjoy a meal. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the…

Richard LaMarita

Monday, December 17

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On, Lecture

Gluten-Free Quick Breads

Fresh warm bread is always a great way to start the day, add to a meal or have as a quick snack. Suitable for breakfast, snacking, topping, or a side dish, quick breads deliver a lot of flavor and light, airy texture. What if you have an intolerance to gluten? Learn how to create wheat free flour blends to make satisfying, fluffy and yes, gluten-free savory and sweet quick breads that deliver everything we love about their conventional, wheat-based counterparts. Once you try these…

Cheryl Perry

Wednesday, December 19

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

January 2019

Souping is the New Juicing

Soup has made its way to the forefront in this informative class. You will learn the abc’s of building a health supportive base, then build strong flavor all while creating a meal that will support your immune system and fill you with warmth. In this class, our NGI chef will show you the difference between types of thickening agents that are not only healthy for you but easy substitutes for classic ingredients that may not be a healthy choice. You…

Ann Nunziata

Monday, January 7

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

Veganize it! Comfort Food Classics Made Vegan

Veganize classic comfort foods! In this class our NGI chef will reveal how to turn your favorite foods such as pizza, creamy soups and pie into vegan versions while still keeping bold flavors. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be able to taste all completed dishes at the end of the class. All students will leave with…

Olivia Roszkowski

Tuesday, January 8

10:30am — 1:30pm

Hands-On

Eat the Rainbow: Color Nutrition on a Plate

Feast your eyes on the rainbow of plant-based cuisine! Naturally-bright colors are nature’s way of telling us that our food is nutritionally-dense and high in antioxidants and vitamins. We’ll discuss which cooking techniques to use to enhance each color (no more drab green vegetables!), as well as how we can apply color psychology to our meal planning to improve our mood. Learn how each color pigment (phytochemical) in food are important nutrients in your diet, and the different health benefits…

Ann Nunziata

Wednesday, January 9

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On, Lecture

Noodles, Gnocchi, and Sauce

Nothing says comfort quite like a steamy bowl of fresh pasta. And when it’s handmade with love, dinner at home becomes a heavenly feast! Learn how to use a pasta machine to make fresh pasta with some familiar as well as unexpected ingredients, the NGI way. You’ll also be making ricotta from scratch, melt-in-your-mouth gnocchi, and the perfect accompanying sauces. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself booking a flight to Naples in the near future. *Each class is built…

Richard LaMarita

Friday, January 11

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Gluten-Free and Vegan Breakfast

For mornings when a simple breakfast just doesn’t get you groovin’, treat yourself to this hearty, wholesome feast . Join our expert NGI chef in learning how to brighten up all of your breakfast favorites, using health-supportive vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Celebrate the new day with fresh nut milk, zesty tofu scramble, and savory “sausage”. This 5-star menu is so versatile, it can take you beyond breakfast … why not sleep in and make pancakes for dinner?​​ *Each class is…

Olivia Roszkowski

Saturday, January 12

10:30am — 1:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Meatless Monday Through Sunday

When it comes to healthy eating practices, no one can argue the importance of including whole food, plant-based ingredients on your plate. We’ve taken the “Meatless Monday” campaign and applied it to any day of the week. Learn how to incorporate more vegetables, whole grains, and beans into your diet with ease. These recipes with take you beyond Monday with robust yet simple-to-prepare vegan dishes. We’ll also discuss the health benefits of a vegetarian diet, the best sources for protein, and how to obtain important vitamins and minerals.…

Ann Nunziata

Monday, January 14

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

The Vegan Mezze Platter

If you’ve ever wondered how to build the perfect platter for parties, events or an alternative to the everyday weeknight supper, Mezze is what you are looking for. Traditionally, it is a selection of small dishes served before a meal. We’ve kept with its traditional roots and vamped up the style to show you how to create your own tasty Mezze platter for any occasion. This class will give you a healthful modern approach to the classic Mezze plate. Serve…

Olivia Roszkowski

Tuesday, January 15

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

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