A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine.
Eating healthier doesn’t mean eating only salads. In fact, leaning on produce is a way to bring vibrant color and pop to your plate. Break out of the healthy-food-is-boring blues with nurturing dishes that don’t skimp on taste but do abide by an 80/20 idea of eating good food with healthier hacks. Learn some weeknight-easy meals and planning tips for healthier meals so you can eat well and feel good.
Turkey Meatballs with Baked Feta and Salsa Verde
Zucchini Noodles with Toasted Pistachio Pesto
Pea Soup with Smoked Onion Crème Fraiche
Mini Cherry Almond Pavlovas
Annelies Zijderveld was born in Texas and has called the Bay area home for many years. She is the author of Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea, a book for tea lovers about how to cook with tea. As a cooking teacher who teaches at 18 Reasons and Draeger’s in San Mateo, she believes cooking should be fun and flavorful, (and still can’t quite get over the amazing abundance of fresh produce and ingredients available to us in the Bay area). She also volunteers as a chef with Cooking Matters and delights in being a part of the wonderful work of #NoKidHungry in her local community. With a master’s in intercultural studies and a Mexican-Bolivian-Dutch heritage, she’s keen on finding the points of intersection around the table. Her food writing has appeared in Edible East Bay, allRecipes Magazine, The Kitchn, Paste Magazine, and Brit + Co. among other publications. She is the creator of the literary food blog, the food poet and you can follow her food antics on Instagram @anneliesz.
Photo courtesy of Annelies Zijderveld