Cook the Cookbook!
Jul
20
8:30 pm20:30

Cook the Cookbook!

  • Clark College Cooking and Wine School

Do you L O V E flipping through cookbooks, but rarely make anything out of them?  After a talk on this cookbook’s style, all get a real “taste” for the book as we prepare four recipes. Our focus will be The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Healthy Eating Every Day by the editors at America's Test Kitchen. Read More...

Cooking With Fresh Herbs
Jul
30
11:00 am11:00

Cooking With Fresh Herbs

  • Clark College Cooking and Wine School

Cooking with fresh herbs is at the heart of flavor-full and health-filled cuisine. Spicy, sultry, and fragrant, nothing evokes summer like fresh-picked spices and herbs. Learn how to season simple dishes in surprising ways, and ways in which you can make an entirely new dish simply by using different herbs and spices.


S E E D Spring Cleanse
May
1
May 22

S E E D Spring Cleanse

Virtual Large Group Cleanse, Kicking - Off May 1st!  

Making diet and lifestyle changes as part of a community is a more potent and long-lasting approach to creating change! Many people form lasting connections during this cleansing process, and are lifted up by the support and love from their peers. 

Virtual Session offered through ZOOM Conference, where we will get to see each others bright shining faces!

Build a Baby Ready Body
Apr
29
10:00 am10:00

Build a Baby Ready Body

  • 2942 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Portland, OR, 97212 United States

All are welcome! This workshop is for single parents by choice or couples starting their journey towards parenthood.

Brave Birth Doula Care is excited to host a support centered event on fertility. Doulas serve families in many ways including holding space while you navigate what having a family means to you. 

Join us for brunch in a supportive space as we explore a variety of approaches to nurturing your whole self, no matter where you are in your fertility journey. 

Spring Stir - Fry and a Macrobiotic Pressed Salad
Apr
24
6:00 pm18:00

Spring Stir - Fry and a Macrobiotic Pressed Salad

  • Chuck's Produce

Wondering how to get more fresh springtime veg into your diet? Well wonder no more! 

I am going to be demonstrating two incredibly simple and delicious ways to prepare some of springtime's most scrumptious offerings.

Expect to learn how to make a beautiful and robust stir-fry, one you can whip up in under an  hour and turn to again and again! PLUS we will learn the super simple technique for making a pressed salad!

Smoothie Spectacular!
Mar
22
Mar 23

Smoothie Spectacular!

  • Chuck's Produce

Spring is a great time to start your smoothie habit!  Smoothies are a delicious, nutritious, and fast way to get more fruit and vegetables into you diet.

In this class we will  make a tasty green smoothie, a smoothie bowl --good for quick breakfasts or desserts, and a mocha frappe that will rock your socks (without added sugars!) Fun and healthy for the whole family!

Hearty Winter Salads
Dec
20
6:00 pm18:00

Hearty Winter Salads

  • Chuck's Produce

This tasty winter salad is hearty enough to satiate, even in the cold winter months! The blend of roasted veg, cooked grains, and dried fruits make this salad a go-to this time of year!

Photo cred: feasting at home

Immunity Boost Soup - Cooking Demo
Nov
28
6:00 pm18:00

Immunity Boost Soup - Cooking Demo

  • Chuck's Produce

This spice-tastic soup is a go-to favorite for this time of year! Super fast, warming, loaded with good, healthy, spices and my favorite - MISO!

In this class I will be demonstrating how to make this tasty soup and how you can use this same principles of this recipe to make your own healthy soups using some of my favorite super star ingredients. 

MULLIGATAWNY SOUP - Cooking Demo
Oct
24
6:00 pm18:00

MULLIGATAWNY SOUP - Cooking Demo

  • Chuck's Produce

This is the  P E R F E C T soup for this time of year! Warming, loaded with good, healthy, spices, legumes and apples!!! Yes, apples in soup add an incredible flavor!

In this class I will be demonstrating how to make this tasty soup and how you can use this same principles of this recipe to make all kinds of healthy soups. 

Participants will receive a copy of the recipe demonstrated, as well a hearty taste!

This event is  F R E E and really fun, so come on down!

S E E D Late Summer Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo
Oct
10
Oct 19

S E E D Late Summer Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo

Sweethome and I are thrilled to be teaming up to offer you 10 days of body balancing bliss -- designed to get you feeling G O O D as we ease our way into Autumn!

Expect loads of guidance and support PLUS:

  • An introduction to the core concepts of Ayurveda and the best ways to achieve balance in the body after this long hot summer!
  • Suggestions for delicious + nutritious cleanse worthy eats
  • 9 beautiful mornings of yoga practice + meditation at North Portland Yoga (we will take one morning off for extra rest!)
  • Daily inspiration, whimsy and invitations for introspection
  • A variety of cleansing practices that support a radiant mind : body : spirit.

Create a whole new relationship with the season, your body, your food and what it means to feel nourished.

Together we will approach the season with enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and a graceful heart!

More information about the S E E D Cleanse is here.

Cleanse kick-off and intro meeting is on Saturday October 8th.

The cleanse begins on October 10th - October 19th, with morning yoga at 6:30 - 7:30 am.

Cleanse + Yoga Immersion is $240.

Cleanse only is $150. 

Build a Baby Ready Body
Oct
2
9:00 am09:00

Build a Baby Ready Body

  • Brave Birth Doula Care

Thinking, planning, or trying? All are welcome!
This workshop is for single parents by choice or couples starting their journey towards parenthood. 

Brave Birth Doula Care is excited to host a support centered event on fertility, and I am excited to be collaborating with them. 
Join me and Brave Birth Doula Care for brunch in a supportive space as we explore a variety of approaches to nurturing your whole self, no matter where you are in your fertility journey.

 

Cooking with Time: Fermented Vegetables and Sprouts
Oct
1
1:00 pm13:00

Cooking with Time: Fermented Vegetables and Sprouts

  • S E E D Tiny House + Garden

I love, love, love the transformative power of T I M E as a cooking methods with raw veg and seeds. In this mini-workshop we will look at two tasty ways to use time to transform your eats: Fermentation and Sprouting.

In this class...

Building Delicious Vegetarian Lunch Bowls
Sep
28
6:00 pm18:00

Building Delicious Vegetarian Lunch Bowls

  • Chuck's Produce

I love making a big old bowls for lunch, and I especially love the compliments I get from passersby who are in awe of my lunch! Bowl lunches are a great way to create a meal that is balanced, nutritious and beautiful -- and when our food looks good it is certainly more exciting to eat! 

Heirloom Tomato Tasting + Gazpacho Feast
Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

Heirloom Tomato Tasting + Gazpacho Feast

  • S E E D Tiny House + Garden

***Event Postponed! The tomatoes aren't ready for us!***

I am growing 25 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes! Egads!

Come explore all these beauties with me! With scorecards in hand, we will do a tomato tasting, and rate our favorites! I am also going to make a big batch of gazpacho for the group…cause we will need some more tomato action ;) 

This event will be held at my tiny home + garden in Vancouver WA. Suggested donation $15 - $20.

All participants will get to participate in the tomato tasting, enjoy some homemade gazpacho and be invited to take some of their favorite tomatoes home with them. 

*I will have a limited number of produce boxes and organic eggs  available for purchase as well.

Image from RecipeGeek

Summertime Chilled Soups
Aug
29
6:00 pm18:00

Summertime Chilled Soups

  • Chuck's Produce

It's hot hot hot outside, but that doesn't mean that we have to stop enjoying soups!!! 

In fact, chilled soups are fantastic for summer because they showcase the fabulous summer veg that is abundant so nicely -- AND they have added water which will help keep up hydrated.

In this class I will be demonstrating TWO chilled soups AND some delicious croutons, which bring a delightful crunch to the blended soups.

S E E D Potluck Picnic Love Fest
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

S E E D Potluck Picnic Love Fest

  • Farragut Park

S E E D ~ lings … I want to celebrate Y O U and local food and eating well and feeling G O O D and making good things grow!

Come show off some of your favorite S E E D or S E E D inspired recipes, either from the blog or one of the S E E D Seasonal cleanses! OR, just come and hang out and eat! I will likely bring too much food—so you’re covered.

You all are beautiful sparkling souls, and many of you are working in health/wellness/spiritual/magical realms — so ya’ll should meet, greet and cook up goodness with each other.

There will probably be some indigo shibori present, and likely some other cool surprises—so come!

More info to come— save the date!

Wort Moon Celebration
Aug
18
5:30 pm17:30

Wort Moon Celebration

  • S E E D Tiny House + Garden

Celebrate the Full Wort Moon with us! Oliver and I are pumped to have folks out to our tiny house, and this particular full moon is extra auspicious because we think that the full moon will be rising right over our view of Mt Hood! Come soak it in with us!

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Healing Calendula Salve
Jul
28
6:00 pm18:00

Healing Calendula Salve

  • S E E D Tiny House + Garden

Calendula Salve works wonders on chapped skin, rashes, burns, bug bites, cuts and more. I love to use it as a natural alternative for pretty much any ailment of the skin.

Calendula is a sunny, soothing, anti-inflammatory that is easy to grow and oh so versatile. I love to use the fresh flowers in salads, and their bright buds are a lovely addition to herbal tea blends. 

At this gathering we will make up a batch of salve made with home grown healing herbs: calendula, comfrey, and maybe a bit of plantain. We will learn a bit about these healing plants, and then cook up a batch of salve! I will provide all ingredients for the salve as well as a recipe for you to make your next batch!

This event will be held at my tiny home + garden in Vancouver WA. Suggested donation $15-$20

All participants will participate in making the calendula salve and will go home with a jar of salve!

Delicious  Zucchini Noodle Dishes
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

Delicious Zucchini Noodle Dishes

  • Chuck's Produce

Have you been curious about the spiralizer craze? Making vegetable “noodles” is fun and easy to do, and you don’t need loads of fancy equipment to do it. PLUS, making veggies noodles make sit easy to get more vegetables in your diet, and cuts gluten-rich noodles out in the process. Summer time is a great time to try these out, as zucchini is ABUNDANT and also makes a fantastic “noodle”.

I will demonstrate a couple of ways to make zucchini noodles, and we will make a delicious dish in class. I will also discuss other healthy sauces you can use with your zucchini noodles.

This is a F R E E event so come on down!

 

All participants will receive recipes demonstrated in class as well as a hearty taste of dishes created.

Cooking @ Eco Nest Natural Building Workshop
Jun
27
Jul 15

Cooking @ Eco Nest Natural Building Workshop

I will be out in Banks, OR participating in a natural building workshop with EcoNest AND cooking up a vegetarian storm for the crew!  We will be building a holistically designed and hand-crafted natural home out there. I will be posting the eats I come up with on instagram. Follow me and get some edible inspiration! I will be using a very primitive kitchen — so you may find some good camping/backpacking/adventuring eats! Come take a peek ;)

Vegetarian Salad Rolls + Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Vegetarian Salad Rolls + Easy Peanut Dipping Sauce

  • Chuck's Produce

In this class we’re going to whip up some fast and fresh Vietnamese-style salad rolls. These would make a great light dinner or lunch. These fly together and can work with most fresh vegetables that you have on hand, their versatility will make make them a summertime staple that everyone will love!

S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo
May
9
May 18

S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome at NoPoYo

  • North Portland Yoga

Sweethome and I are thrilled to be teaming up to offer you 10 days of body balancing bliss -- designed to get you feeling G O O D this Spring!

Expect loads of guidance and support PLUS:

  • An introduction to the core concepts of Ayurveda and the best ways to achieve balance in Spring
  • Suggestions for delicious + nutritious eats
  • 10 beautiful mornings of yoga practice + meditation at North Portland Yoga
  • Daily inspiration, whimsy and invitation for introspection
  • A variety of cleansing practices that support a radiant mind : body : spirit.

Create a whole new relationship with the season, with your food, and all that truly nourishes you. 

Together we will approach the season with enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and a graceful heart.

The cleanse begins on May 9th - May 18th

Cleanse + Yoga Immersion is $250 before May 5th. ($270 after that)

Cleanse only is $150 before May 5th. ($170 after that)

For more details contact Denise.

Cleanse Kick-Off is MAY 7TH from 2 pm - 4 pm
Cleanse runs MAY 9TH - MAY 18TH with daily morning yoga from 6:30 - 7:30 am at North Portland Yoga.

S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome - Kick-Off
May
7
2:00 pm14:00

S E E D Spring Cleanse + Yoga Immersion with Sweethome - Kick-Off

  • North Portland Yoga

Registered cleansers! Let's meet, greet, chant, learn about the foundations of Ayurveda, and go through each and every detail of this big beautiful cleanse -- together!

You will receive your cleanse goodie packs at this meeting. If you cannot make it, please let me know!

We will be sitting on the floor in the yoga studio, so wear whatever will allow you to be most comfortable.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

It's Taco Time - A Cooking Demonstration
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

It's Taco Time - A Cooking Demonstration

  • Chuck's Produce

Tacos are a quick and easy way to come up with a fun feast in a matter of minutes!

This class will be focused on vegetarian tacos. We will learn about some quick veggie options that are healthy and satisfying. Plus, I will demonstrate a couple of delicious toppings and sauces that turn your tacos from good to G R E A T! Having a few simple toppings at the ready makes delcious taco dinners a snap.

Come on down!

This is a F R E E event, so come on down! Your waist band (and your taste buds) will thank you!

All participants will receive recipes demonstrated in class as well as a hearty taste of dishes created.

Taco photo from www.delish.com

S E E D Spring Cleanse Hosted by Enlightened Brilliance Studios
Apr
25
May 4

S E E D Spring Cleanse Hosted by Enlightened Brilliance Studios

  • Enlightened Brilliance Studios

Join Holistic Health Coach + Ayurveda Aficionado,
Denise Pasquinelli,  for 10 days of clean eating,  thoughtful introspection and  gentle cleansing of the mind : body : spirit.

Create a whole new relationship with the season, with your  food, and all that nourishes you. 

Together we will approach the season with enthusiasm, a sense of wonder and a graceful heart.

Cleanse is $150 before April 21st

For more details and to register visit: www.enlightenedbrilliance.com

Cleanse Kick-Off is APRIL 22ND from 6 pm - 8 pm
Cleanse runs APRIL 25TH - MAY 4TH

S E E D Spring Cleanse Kick - Off at Enlightened Brilliance Studios
Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

S E E D Spring Cleanse Kick - Off at Enlightened Brilliance Studios

  • Enlightened Brilliance Studios

Registered cleansers! Let's meet, greet, learn about the foundations of Ayurveda, and go through each and every detail of this big beautiful cleanse -- together!

You will receive your cleanse goodie packs at this meeting, if you cannot make it, please let me know!

We will be sitting on the floor in the yoga studio, so wear whatever will allow you to be most comfortable.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Full Moon Feast: Egg Moon (Pink Moon)
Apr
21
7:30 pm19:30

Full Moon Feast: Egg Moon (Pink Moon)

  • Enlightened Brilliance Studios

This month's celebration will center on April's Egg Moon (Pink Moon) and the moon in Libra. The Egg Moon (Or the Pink Moon) represents the years earliest signs of abundance and new life. Libra energy brings inspiration, an appreciation of beauty and the sparkle of heart-felt gathering. This is sure to be an effervescent gathering!

Expect to:

  • Build a seasonal altar that invokes the spirit of the season
  • Enjoy a delicious vegetarian sampling of foods that hold the energy of the full moon
  • Learn about the significance  and the folklore of the Full Moon Names 
  • Participate in an element-specific ritual to keep us feeling, positive, clear and connected.
  • Chant and meditate to the moon!

*Please bring a small item with you to add to the altar!

 

Image by Dan McCarthy

Balance the Season with Ayurveda
Apr
10
3:30 pm15:30

Balance the Season with Ayurveda

  • Enlightened Brilliance Studios

Spring has Sprung! And if you’re like many people, you may be feeling heavy, congested, and sluggish. You may notice that your complexion is dull, you're cold all the time, and you struggle to feel motivated.  Hardly feeling ready to burst into the freshness of the season. These are all symptoms of seasonal imbalance, and Ayurveda offers us many tools to address these naturally!

Balance the Season with Ayurveda
Apr
4
6:15 pm18:15

Balance the Season with Ayurveda

  • Enlightened Brilliance Studios

Spring has Sprung! And if you’re like many people, you may be feeling heavy, congested, and sluggish. You may notice that your complexion is dull, you're cold all the time, and you struggle to feel motivated.  Hardly feeling ready to burst into the freshness of the season. These are all symptoms of seasonal imbalance, and Ayurveda offers us many tools to address these naturally!