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Cook More Often, Eat Better…

I taught a cooking class yesterday as part of unclasses.com.  The theme of the class was learn how to keep your kitchen/pantry stocked so that you can cook stuff without making extra trips to the store.  The class was a lot more work (mainly in preparation) than I thought it would be, but it was fun and I think I’ll do it again.

unclasses is a really cool concept, I hope it catches on.

Peggy Curry from the Growing Great organization let me use her fantastic designer kitchen and coached me through the syllabus as well as helped me during the class. She is a superstar green entrepreneur, I’m looking forward to working with her again.  If you live in LA plan to make it to her Living Healthy Festival on Sunday May 17.  Thanks Peggy!

Thanks to Stephen Henault for taking some great photos.

Here is what we made and ate:

1.    Hot garlicky olives
2.    lemon vinaigrette
3.    classic pesto
4.    Braising – Coq au Vin
5.    Roast Vegetables and Roast Chicken wraps
6.    Stock and simple red sauce
7.    Pressure cooker risotto
8.    Pasta – Perciatelli with Artichokes
9.    Lemon bars

My syllabi:


Cook More Often, Eat Better Part 1Free Legal Forms


Cook More Often Eat Better Part 2Free Legal Forms

  • http://growinggreat.org peggy Curry

    Steve, YOU ROCK! You were an awesome teacher and cooked delicious food! I learned so much! We ate the leftovers for dinner that night and the next. My family truly enjoyed every morsel. I cant wait to work together again. You were a star! the photos are great!

    Abundant blessings for pursuing your dreams! Peggy

  • http://rahmin.com rahmin

    wow, this sounds like a killer class. wish I could have been in the LA area to attend but I'm getting a ton of value out of the class materials alone. Thanks Steve!

  • http://growinggreat.org peggy Curry

    Steve, YOU ROCK! You were an awesome teacher and cooked delicious food! I learned so much! We ate the leftovers for dinner that night and the next. My family truly enjoyed every morsel. I cant wait to work together again. You were a star! the photos are great!

    Abundant blessings for pursuing your dreams! Peggy

  • http://rahmin.com rahmin

    wow, this looks like it was a killer class. wish I could have been in the LA area to attend but I'm getting a ton of value from of the class materials alone. Thanks Steve :D