Fort Collins

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

July 17: Dreaming up Heart Healthy Burgers (at the library)

Enjoy learning guilt free, low fat Vegetarian-Vegan Burgers with local chef Sapna Von Reich. These recipes pack a punch of flavor so you won’t miss extra calories! Class will include a cooking demonstration and tasting! Please note that a waiver/consent form is required for your teen. This form will be available at the time of the event. Age Group(s): Adults, Teens Location: Council Tree Library, Fort Collins Note: Register with Poudre River Public Library District at 970-221-6740 Register online by following the link below;                                                                                                                                      https://poudreriver.evanced.info/eventsignup.asp?ID=22625&rts=&disptype=&ret=eventcalendar.asp&pointer=&returnToSearch=&num=0&ad=&dt=mo&mo=7/1/2017&df=calendar&EventType=programs%2C+special+events&Lib=ALL&AgeGroup=ALL&LangType=0&WindowMode=&noheader=&lad=&pub=1&nopub=&page=&pgdisp= 7/17          M          6:30 -8:0o PM             Free to attend           Registration...

Aug. 31: Indian Crepes and Chutneys

Learn how to make these awesome, simple, naturally gluten free creations at home! Pair them with the perfect chutneys and you’ve got a meal that everyone will be talking about. Menu – Quinoa Crepes with Roasted Red Pepper Chutney, Lentil Crepes with Beet Chutney, Rice Crepes with Zucchini chutney Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. Registration starts on May 4 8/31      TH        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity # 307430-01...

Sept. 14: Curry in a Hurry

What do you get when American efficiency meets the authentic Indian curry? Sapna introduces you to making curry in the modern world by teaching three different styles of making Indian curry, each taking less than 20 minutes. All dishes that are hot and spicy are not curries. Menu: Red and Black Bean Curry with Spinach, Butternut Squash Curry and Mixed Vegetable Coconut Curry Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644 9/14      TH        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity #...

Sept. 19: Food for Life: Healthy Basics

Research shows that income level and socio-economic status are linked to health disparities including increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, and that overweight and obesity takes a disproportionate toll on underserved populations. Healthy Basics is designed by Physicians Committee (PCRM), to help class participants understand the value of choosing economical plant-based foods—fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans—that can provide savings from lowered grocery and medical costs. In Healthy Basics classes, attendees will discover the relationship between diet and disease, get tips on planning a weekly or monthly menu, and enjoy cooking demonstrations and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting. Weekly Topics: Power of your Plate, How Foods Fight Diabetes, Foods for a Healthy Weight, How Foods Fight Heart Disease, Guided Grocery Store Tour Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 9/19 – 10/17      TU        6:30 – 7:30 PM      $60         Activity # 407425-01 More details on PCRM’s website;...

Oct. 19: Plant-Based Cheese and Yogurt

Whether you are lactose intolerant, fighting high cholesterol or just looking for some healthy plant- based alternative to cheese and yogurt. Learn how to make homemade plant based milk, cheese and yogurt from scratch. Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644 10/19      TH        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity #...

Oct. 23: Cracking the Crock-pot Code

Let your crock-pot make hearty meals for you on your busy weeknights. Learn easy, delicious, gluten-free, diary-free class. Menu: Creamy Cauliflower soup, Sweet Potato chili, Moroccan Spiced Lentil stew, Rice Pudding with cardamom. Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 10/23      M        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity #...

Oct. 25: Hearty Indian Pockets and Wraps

With ingredients ranging from chutneys and pickles to savory spiced vegetables, the Indian wraps are a welcome alternative to any curry. Samosa is a perennial Indian favorite and is well known around the World as well. Menu: Potato & Green Peas Samosa with Cilantro Chutney, Curried Kidney Bean Wrap with Yogurt Sauce, Mushroom Kebab Wrap with Tamarind Chutney Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 10/25      W        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity #...

Nov. 01: Tacos Non Traditionale

Lets explore some awesome vegetarian versions of a taco. It can have exotic filling like jackfruit, eggplant, sweet potato or even cauliflower paired with spices from around the world! All of it is gluten-free, vegan friendly and creative to boot. Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 11/01      W        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity #...

Nov. 09: Dal 101 – Indian Style Lentils

Dal, a Sanskrit name that refers to all pulses, legumes, and their food derivatives, still forms the mainstay of the amino acid (protein) supply to the largely vegetarian Indian subcontinent. Lentils also contain a copious amount of essential dietary fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Menu: a popular lentil appetizer, Spinach and Mung Bean curry (saag), Red lentil and Vegetable Stew served over basmati rice Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 11/09      TH        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36         Activity...

Nov 13: Homemade Indian Flatbreads

Impress your family and friends with some exotic and fantastic Indian bread. Menu – Spinach and Mint bread, Cauliflower and Spiced Chickpea Flour bread, Potato- Stuffed Bread and Chai Tea Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 11/13      M        6:00 -8:15 PM      $36       Activity # 407431-01...

Windsor

Upcoming classes and workshops

Dec. 08: Vegan Baking 101

Learn to make delicious diary-free sweet treats with chef Sapna Von Reich. She will share all the tips and tricks to make sure your vegan desserts turn out perfect and healthier every time. Menu: Butternut Squash Muffins, Double Chocolate Cake, Banana Bread and Coconut Cake Ages: 14+ Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 12/08    F     6:00 – 8:15 pm        Fee – $35             314976.01           ...

Sept. 22: Plant-Based Cheese and Yogurt

Whether you are lactose intolerant, fighting high cholesterol or just looking for some healthy plant- based alternative to cheese and yogurt. Learn how to make homemade plant based milk, cheese and yogurt from scratch Ages: 14+ Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 Registration starts in April 9/22        F          6.00 -8:15 pm        Fee – $35             314970.01           ...

Oct. 15: Diwali Sweets for the Family

Diwali is the Hindu festival of Lights that celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The day is celebrated with lots of parties, dancing, and of course a wide variety of sweets. These sweets, or mithai, vary greatly in different parts of India. Join Sapna Von Reich to celebrate Diwali by learning how to make different Indian – inspired sweets to make this or any holiday extra special! This class is geared toward families learning together, so each participant age 18 and over can bring a child to learn along with them. Ages: 18+  Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 10/15      Su     2.00 -4:00 pm        Fee – $35              314974.01             ...

Oct. 26: Food to Fight Cancer

Studies have shown that a diet built from plant foods offers the most cancer-fighting protection of any. This Food For Life class is an Introduction to How Foods Prevent and Fight Cancer while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes. Ages: 16+ Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 10/26         TH          6.00 -7:30 pm            Fee – $25             314975.01           ...

Nov. 18: Fun and Festive Sides for Thanksgiving

Give thanks to delicious foods with these awesome recipes! Get creative with good old ingredients like cranberries, pumpkins, sweet potatoes and pomegranates to come up with cool side dishes, which will impress you, your family and friends. This cooking class is exclusively designed for Kids ages 5-12. Ages: 5-12 Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 11/18            Sa           10.00 am – Noon             Fee – $25         314977.01                ...

Food for Life – Kids Nutrition & Cooking Camp

Poor diet and lack of exercise put today’s children at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer later in life. A foundation for healthy eating is needed to lessen the risk for chronic diseases. The curriculum highlights the positives of the four food groups (whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables) in the Power Plate. This is nutrition and cooking camp where kids will learn to cook some healthy recipes in each class. CLASS TOPICS: Bang-Up Breakfasts, In-between Meals and Sweeter Deals, Rainbow Lunches, Digging These Dinners. Ages: 6-12 Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 12/26-12/29      Tu – F     10.00 am – Noon       Fee – $60         314971.01        ...

June 27: Street Food (at the library)

All it takes for the great masters on the streets of this world is a tiny stove, elementary tools and an immersion into the soul and Zen of the food. Come experience some of that world street food with Chef Sapna Von Reich without leaving your beautiful city. All recipes are vegan friendly, and the finger licking comes free!! Age Group(s): Adults Location: Windsor-Severance Library, Windsor Note: Register with Clearview Library District at 970-686-5603. Register online by following the link below;                                                                                                                                      http://clearviewlibrary.org/event/127732 6/27           T           6:00 -7:3o PM             Free to attend           Registration...

June 12: Teen Culinary Adventure

Join food educator Sapna Von Reich for a hands-on cooking experience. We will learn a variety of recipes from Pasta to Burritos, from Salads to Smoothies and to top it all off, some International dishes!! A $60 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class Ages: 12-18 Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 Registration starts in April 6/12-6/16    M – F     10.00 am -12:00 pm        Fee – $32+supply fee      ...

Loveland

June 28: Hands-on Teen cooking class

Calling all teens that enjoy experimenting with food and learning to make simple everyday meals that are healthy and delicious. All recipes are vegetarian friendly. Menu: Homemade pasta sauce, a pasta dish, wholesome salad, dynamic wrap and a delicious dessert. Please note that a waiver/consent form is required for your youth. This form will be available at the time of the event. Age: 12-18 Location: Chilson Center, Loveland  Note: Register with Chilson Center at 970-962-2458. Registration starts in May W            6/28               1:30 to 3:30       Fee: $25...

Sept. 21: Healthy Ethiopian Dishes

Join us for this enjoyable and hands-on Vegetarian Ethiopian Cuisine class. You will have a chance to learn some basic cooking techniques and explore Ethiopian ingredients such as fresh herbs, grains and spices. Menu: Misir Wot (red lentils), Collard Gomen, Atkilt Wot (cabbage, carrot and potato stew), Duba Wot (butternut squash in berbere sauce) and Teff Flour Crepe. Age: 16+ Location: Chilson Center, Loveland  Note: Register with Chilson Center at 970-962-2458. TH           9/21            6:00-8:15 pm          ...

Oct. 10: Crock-pot Curried Soups

Let your slow cooker make a warm and hearty curried soup for your dinner tonight. Join Sapna for this easy, delicious, gluten-free, diary-free and vegetarian class. Menu: Curried black bean soup, Red lentils (dal) Soup and Carrot (Coconut) Curry Soup Age: 16+ Location: Chilson Center, Loveland  Note: Register with Chilson Center at 970-962-2458. TU           10/10           6:00-8:15 pm          ...

Nov. 02: Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Impress your family and friends with these easy, delicious and healthy sides for your holiday gathering. All recipes are gluten-free, diary-free and vegan friendly. Menu: Guilt-free Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Parsnip Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Cranberry Sauce and very Festive Wild Rice Salad. Age: 16+ Location: Chilson Center, Loveland  Note: Register with Chilson Center at 970-962-2458. Registration starts in May TH            11/02           6:00-8:15 pm          ...

Dec. 07: Christmas Curries

Indulge in your colorful curry fantasies this Christmas season. We will make three Indian Curries – one red, one green and one white, which will get you in the festive mood. The class teaches you to make curry pastes for each of those, and then build on top of that by adding different ingredients to complete the curries. All recipes are vegan and gluten free friendly. Age: 16+ Location: Chilson Center, Loveland  Note: Register with Chilson Center at 970-962-2458. Registration starts in May W           12/07            6:00-8:15 pm          ...

Food For Life

Classes and workshops

Oct. 26: Food to Fight Cancer

Studies have shown that a diet built from plant foods offers the most cancer-fighting protection of any. This Food For Life class is an Introduction to How Foods Prevent and Fight Cancer while enjoying a cooking demonstration and tasting delicious, healthful dishes. Ages: 16+ Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 10/26         TH          6.00 -7:30 pm            Fee – $25             314975.01           ...

Food for Life – Kids Nutrition & Cooking Camp

Poor diet and lack of exercise put today’s children at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer later in life. A foundation for healthy eating is needed to lessen the risk for chronic diseases. The curriculum highlights the positives of the four food groups (whole grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables) in the Power Plate. This is nutrition and cooking camp where kids will learn to cook some healthy recipes in each class. CLASS TOPICS: Bang-Up Breakfasts, In-between Meals and Sweeter Deals, Rainbow Lunches, Digging These Dinners. Ages: 6-12 Location: Windsor Community Center, Windsor Note: Register with Windsor Community Center at 970-674-3500 12/26-12/29      Tu – F     10.00 am – Noon       Fee – $60         314971.01        ...

Sept. 19: Food for Life: Healthy Basics

Research shows that income level and socio-economic status are linked to health disparities including increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease, and that overweight and obesity takes a disproportionate toll on underserved populations. Healthy Basics is designed by Physicians Committee (PCRM), to help class participants understand the value of choosing economical plant-based foods—fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans—that can provide savings from lowered grocery and medical costs. In Healthy Basics classes, attendees will discover the relationship between diet and disease, get tips on planning a weekly or monthly menu, and enjoy cooking demonstrations and tasting delicious, healthful dishes in a supportive group setting. Weekly Topics: Power of your Plate, How Foods Fight Diabetes, Foods for a Healthy Weight, How Foods Fight Heart Disease, Guided Grocery Store Tour Age: 18+  Location: Senior Center, Fort Collins  Note: Register with Senior Center at 970-221-6644. 9/19 – 10/17      TU        6:30 – 7:30 PM      $60         Activity # 407425-01 More details on PCRM’s website;...

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