Special Event: Do You Have the GUTS to by HEALTHY?
February 9, 3-5pm at Natural Grocers, 3188 N. Highway 97, Bend
Learn Self-Care to keep your gut healthy. $35 per person. Space limited to 40 guests
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Bend Park and Rec Class Offering Winter 2019 with Suzanne Landry
at or call 541.388.1133

Easy Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love

January 10, 2019, Thursdays, 5-7:30, Location: Bend Senior Center

Create great easy-to-prepare meatless dishes from simple ingredients. Hearty meals to satisfy the whole family. Learn about protein combinations for a vegan diet and the best source for some of the nutrients not easy to find.  High in protein and great tasting for the vegetarians as well as the meat lovers.

• Hot Tamale Pie
• Tofu Parmesan
• Italian Pasta Salad with Fresh Basil and Sundried Tomatoes
• Thai Chickpeas with Cilantro and Basil

Winter Warming Winter Favorite Sidedishes – Hands-On

Feb. 21 st, 2019, Thursday, 5-8:00 pm, Location: Bend Senior Center

We’ll prepare some hearty, warming winter vegetable dishes using nature’s best- from hearty greens and winter squash dishes to root vegetables. These are satisfying and warming and beckon to be added to soups, stews and long braises.  Experience the satisfying flavors and texture of these winter staples.  You will be creating new and delicious dishes and everyone will be wanting more.

Herbed Roasted Vegetables in Philo; Beet and Tangerine Salad with Feta; Brussels Sprouts and Spuds Casserole; Cheesy Kale Chips; Three Sisters Squash Stew and more!

Kitchen Shortcuts & Knife Skills – Hands-On 

March 21, 2019, Thursdays, 5-8:00 p.m., Location: Bend Senior Center

Learn easy knife skills, care and sharpening of knives while enjoying tasty recipes. What are the four knives you must have and learn how to sharpen them. Want to save time in the kitchen? Learn how to cut like a chef, fast and efficient. We’ll cover knife skills; kitchen shortcuts (ex: how to cut an onion without crying); the best cutting boards. We will practice cutting techniques and prepare some deliciously simple vegetable dishes.

We’ll make Vegetable Stir Fry; Herb Roasted Winter Vegetables; Honeyed Heirloom Matchstick Carrots. Bring your best vegetable knife and a cutting board. 

Easy One Pot Cooking 

April 18, 2019, Thursdays, 5-7:30 p.m., Location: Bend Senior Center

We all love the convenience of some pre-made product but often sacrifice flavor. Graduate from the pre-cooked pre-packaged foods and see how easy and delicious “from-scratch-cooking” can taste.  Using simple sauces and seasonings you can create a delicious and nutritious meal with just one pot to clean up!

Putting Flavor in Your Food 

May 16,2019, Thursdays, 5-7:30 p.m., Location: Bend Senior Center

Add delicious subtle herb and mildly spicy flavors to entrees, soups, salads and veggie dishes.  This is a 101 Primer in everything you need to know about herbs and spices. Lecture will cover the difference between herbs vs spices; substituting fresh herbs for dried; how to store; flavor families of spices for different cuisines; stocking pantry with basic spice list.

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December 20, 2021

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Suzanne and Aaron

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