Monday, October 15, 2012

Whole Foods Cooking Class

I have been more than a little distracted this week as witnessed in my memory lapse on Saturday's post. Oops! Well, my air-headedness benefits one lucky reader as I must in all fairness re-draw for a second winner for the Saturday giveaway of The Quick and Easy, Low-Cal Vegan Comfort Food Cookbook. The benefactor of my scattered little mind is commenter #10! Aunt Di! Well how 'bout that!

So the cause of my distraction is a legit vegan event. On Sunday, I was thrilled to be the guest chef for a vegan cooking class at Whole Foods in Scottsdale. My lovely step daughter came to my rescue and was just the perfect partner for the class. I just love being in the kitchen with her. She is a dynamo in the kitchen and is one of the most incredible cooks (and women) I know. It was such a great experience. The folks in the audience asked great questions and offered some great information and knowledge as well. I met some really interesting and fantastic people.

What does this have to do with cookbook mania? Well, two of the recipes I made for the class are going to be part of the cookbook I am working on. So there, theme included in today's post! Can you tell I'm still a little tired? Yep, so excited after the class, sleep was a little challenging. :)

Here is what we served:

Quinoa Crusted Sweet Potato Croquettes w/Tomatillo-Avocado Sauce
Kale and Napa Cabbage Slaw
Sloppy Joses

Here's what it looked like:


This week there will be more cookbook giveaways, including one of the hottest vegan cookbooks out there: Artisan Vegan Cheese by Miyoko Schinner (which can be shipped internationally...yay!!)


  1. Those croquettes looks so good! Almost good enough to make me try my hand at croquettes again! (every other time I've attempted any sort of croquette, it has been a consummate failure!)

    1. I also attended the Whole Foods vegan cooking class that Sunday. That night I made the lentil sloppy joes and the kale slaw, both were wonderful. Since health, meaning moderate in fat, is important to me I'm going to try the croquettes and make them pan sauteed rather than deep fried. They were luscious.