Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing "Stairway to Heaven" on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master meal-melding with today's Groupon: for $99, you get an Organic Detox Support and Green Smoothie workshop at The Food Evolution in Bardonia, New York (a $200 value). The 3.5-hour classes are limited to 15 participants; check the calendar for upcoming sessions.
The Food Evolution battles epicurean ambivalence one healthy meal at a time, teaching students to shop for, prepare, and enjoy whole-food feasts in classes, workshops, and lectures. During the workshop's Organic Detox Support portion, founder Diane Hoch demonstrates how to combine beans, millet, swiss chard, and spices with a healthy diet, aiming to help trainees gently cleanse from the inside out, increase vitality, and more easily hide behind telephone poles. The nourishing noshes, such as the previously featured velvety carrot-and-ginger soup and millet-and-aduki-bean salad, tickle taste buds while bolstering bodies. Learn to swirl green superfoods into a nutritious tornado during the Green Smoothie segment; recent demonstrations have included Green Mango Love, Banana Kale Madness, and Peachy Cucumber Delight. Three smoothies travel home with each new beverage chef, ready to be consumed on the cleanse-quest or frozen into the silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock.
Stools surround large, open counters, ranges, and cutting boards in The Food Evolution's spacious teaching kitchen, and the numerous drawers and cupboards fill the void left by unseasonal advent calendars and a lack of magical wardrobes. Health coaches, organic farmers, and experts in Thai cooking, among others, populate the diverse staff, which also features Andrea Beaman of Bravo's Top Chef.
The Food Evolution
At The Food Evolution, which Diane Hoch founded in 2010, students aged 16 and older learn from professional instructors how to create healthful, tasty, preservative-free meals. In private nutritional-counseling sessions, Diane, a certified nutritional-health counselor, tailors advice and programs to help individuals reach their health and wellness goals.
295 Rte. 304
Bardonia, New York 10954Get Directions