Food—buying it, cooking it, relishing it—is central to The Life Long Weigh. Karen Hill, M.D., and her team of registered dieticians anchor their weight-loss and detoxification programs in diets of whole foods. During tours of grocery stores, they holler about the benefits of certain grains, vegetables, and other natural ingredients. Cooking classes teach students how to pack vegan meals with protein and prepare satisfying desserts without loads of sugar. Dr. Hill's weight-loss programs also include group meetings and behavioral therapy to motivate clients to follow through on their new diets.
From a front-row seat on the kitchen stairs, a young Tia Robinson watched her mother cook delicious meals and decadent sweets for the family. As she took in the sights and smells, Tia envisioned herself one day doing the same. In college, the self-proclaimed foodie honed her cooking skills, but she only truly got hooked on baking after she made a batch of cupcakes for coworkers. Today, Tia's passion for cupcakes and cakes of all sorts can be seen in every one of the desserts crafted by her business, Tastee Tee's. She creates nearly 20 cupcake flavors, from simple and elegant chocolate cakes with chocolate frosting to more innovative creations such as caramel delight, alongside custom-created cakes and bite-size cake pops. Best of all, Tia customizes her creations for just about any event, be it a wedding, birthday party, or anniversary, and shares her talents during cake-pop baking, decorating, and digesting classes.
Cooking, along with driving British automobiles and carving Super Bowl MVPs out of bars of soap, is one of the most challenging skills to learn without hands-on instruction. Today’s Groupon offers you confidence in your culinary abilities with $40 for any class valued up to $65 with Well Done Cooking Classes. Learning how to assemble delicious dishes means you'll save the extra calories, high cost, and embarrassing moments involving tuna fish that are commonly associated with eating at restaurants. As the years go by, your hearty and nutritious dishes fuel your alien keepers’ victories against the galaxy-conquering Reptailians. However, your cries to be returned to your home planet fall on deaf ears. As victory draws closer, thanks to your cooking, you give an emotional speech that teaches the aliens the meaning of the human word family, which finally convinces the aliens to bring you back to Earth. Of course, you cook them one final meal before you go, ensuring your friends’ victory. The second-worst thing about learning how to cook is dealing with the cleanup.
For more than 40 years, Gonzales School of Languages has unraveled an array of tongues with group and private language lessons for all ages, taught by native speakers. The staff of instructors gets novice linguists started on their paths to becoming master polyglots during interactive classes, sharing their own anecdotes and experiences while instilling knowledge of the target language's culture. Small-group classes allow for a variety of basic communications among students and their instructors, and the one-on-one nature of private courses provides a tailored experience for advanced students who are tired of practicing by shouting into caves.
At xoco-latte, two local bakers create mouthwatering chocolate treats, pies, cupcakes, and rustic loaves of bread, all handmade and free of gluten. In the bakery, chefs whip up crusty baguettes, rich bonbons and truffles, and sweet cookies with gluten-free ingredients in a facility designed to prevent cross-contamination. The result is a bounty of sweet and savory treats ideal for anyone, whatever their dietary needs. Curious clients can expand their culinary skills with xoco-latte's classes, from lessons in making your own bonbons, to classes on how to interpret nuanced tastes.
The diverse, talented staff at Angel Salon and Day Spa primps clients with an assortment of relaxing cosmetic services. Stylists shape coiffures with haircuts, highlights, and extensions, and aestheticians revitalize nails and skin with everything from Shellac manicures to facials. Bodycare experts extract unsightly fuzz using warm wax, taking a cue from the rainforest’s famous hairless honeybees.