February cooking classes in Makati

For Alabang classes, check out this post!

Hello hello! People have been clamouring for Makati-based cooking classes and it’s finally happening! Starting February, I hope to teach regularly (about 4 or so classes / month) in Craft MNL, a crafting workspace in Pasay Road, Makati. Craft MNL is a community of artisans, crafters, designers and creative entrepreneurs who learn, create, share and celebrate the work of our hands.  They try to give encouragement and support to crafters from all over the metro by providing a virtual space for folks to be able to see the other crafters/craft studios/craft events in their respective neighborhoods.  By doing so, they want to see just how extensive the passion for the handmade is in various cities. Check out their Facebook page and website for more info.

Craft MNL hosts regular crafting classes and my cooking classes will be included in their roster! Quite exciting times – I love the people behind Craft MNL and I love their passion.

Anyway, on to the schedules. Hope to see you guys there!

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FEBRUARY

7, Sat – Fantastic salads 1.0 (10am to 1pm)

8, Sun – Quinoa cookery (2pm to 6pm)

14, Sat – A taste of the Mediterranean (10am to 2pm)

28, Sat – Vegan Cookies (9:30 to 1pm)

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Salads are nutrient-dense, immunity-boosting, and cooling to the body. There are terrible salads out there (I’m talking about limp leaves with a side of vinegar some restaurants like to sell for P400) but the salad of your dreams – the kind that you’ll look forward to eating – is easy and doable. In FANTASTIC SALADS 1.0 class, learn how to make 4 beautiful salads that will knock your socks and tastebuds off. You’ll get familiar with different vegetables, fruit, grains, beans, herbs, spices, and seeds that you can use to compose the salads of your dreams.

On the menu:

Mexican black bean chopped salad

Turkish-spiced chickpea and quinoa salad

Mediterranean green bean salad with caramelized onions

Seaweed salad with wasabi dressing and tofu

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by February 5 Thursday, P2150 after February 5 Thursday  (prepaying details here).

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Quinoa is a wholegrain that’s high in protein and fiber, low on starch, and uber-versatile. It’s an easy substitute for rice but if you want to learn more creative ways with this wonder grain, then check out QUINOA COOKERY class!

On the menu:

Rainbow vegetable quinoa salad

Black bean and quinoa croquettes with avocado sauce (when avocados are out of season, we sub with garlic cashew aioli)

Moroccan-spiced stuffed peppers

Mushroom and quinoa risotto

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by February 5 Thursday, P2150 after February 5 Thursday  (prepaying details here).

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The Mediterranean diet has long been touted to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. With an emphasis on whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruit, herbs, and spices, who are we to contradict this claim? In A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN class, get familiar with ingredients widely used in Mediterranean cuisine and create classic dishes with even healthier twists.

On the menu:

Greek salad with soy feta

Quinoa tabbouleh

Baked falafels with tahini sauce

Olive tapenade and melitzanosalata (smoky eggplant dip)

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by November 24 Monday, P2150 after November 24 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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Learn how to bake dairy-free and egg-free versions of popular cookies in VEGAN COOKIES class! Get familiar with using healthier alternatives to white flour and white sugar as well as plant-based alternatives to butter and eggs.

Are vegan cookies any good? I’ve been vegan for more than 6 years and feeding dairy-eaters my cookies – yes, yes my vegan cookies bring all the boys to the yard. You won’t know the difference and they’re cholesterol-free, too.

On the menu:

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Peanut butter crisscross cookies

Chocolate chip cookies

Double chocolate chip cookies

Crinkles

Please note: this class is not gluten free.

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by July 17 Thursday, P2150 after July 17 Thursday  (prepaying details here).

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VENUE: Craft MNL Workshop

Unit 302, Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Ave / Pasay Rd, Makati (check google maps here)

To sign up and get more class details, text 0917-894-5086 or email info@kitchenrevolution.ph.

General info / FAQ’s on classes

How to pay for a class

Cancellation policy

Check here and here for photos of past classes! (Facebook)

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February cooking classes in Alabang

 

 

 

Some fantastic classes are coming up this month! If you’re interested in weekend classes in Makati, sit tight and wait for the next post.

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FEBRUARY, all on Wednesdays, 10am to 2pm

4 – Fantastic salads 2.0

11 – Pasta participle 1.0

18 – Mushroom cookery 1.0

25 – Saucy desserts

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Salads are nutrient-dense, immunity-boosting, and cooling to the body. There are terrible salads out there (I’m talking about limp leaves with a side of vinegar some restaurants like to sell for P400) but the salad of your dreams – the kind that you’ll look forward to eating – is easy and doable. In FANTASTIC SALADS 2.0 class, learn how to make 4 beautiful salads that will knock your socks and tastebuds off. You’ll get familiar with different vegetables, fruit, grains, beans, herbs, spices, and seeds that you can use to compose the salads of your dreams.

On the menu:

Vegan Caesar salad with garlic croutons and nut parmesan

Dill potato salad with homemade egg-free mayonnaise

Mexican-spiced vegetable, black bean, and quinoa salad

Soba noodle salad with baked tofu and miso-sesame dressing

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by February 2 Monday, P2150 after February 2 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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Pasta is a staple in Italian cuisine because it cooks quickly and fills up your appetite quite nicely. But most pasta noodles are made with refined flour (which can spike blood sugar levels) and their sauces can be quite rich and unhealthy. In PASTA PARTICIPLE 1.0 class, discover how to make healthified versions of pasta favourites without sacrificing flavour, using vegetables, legumes, nuts, and herbs. This class is gluten-free friendly!

On the menu:

Broccoli mac and cheese

Sicilian-style spaghetti with pan roasted cauliflower and almonds

Spinach and cheese cannelloni

Fettucini with roasted eggplant and zucchini

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by February 9 Monday, P2150 after February 9  (prepaying details here)

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Mushrooms are actually a fungi – not a vegetable – and known as the “meat” of the vegetarian world. Not only are they delicious, mushrooms are high in protein, iron, and B vitamins, low in calories, actually help lower cholesterol, and eliminate toxins from the body. They are a rich source of glutamic acid (natural MSG) and so enhance the flavour of any savoury food.

In MUSHROOM COOKERY 1.0, learn how to cook healthy, mushroom-based, vegetarian versions of well-loved dishes. All recipes will be dairy-free and egg-free as well (gluten-free options are available, please inquire upon sign up). The class is hands-on – just bring an apron and containers for leftovers.

On the menu:

Enoki mushroom and soba noodle soup

Mushrooms al ajillo

Savory mushroom crepes with shiitake cream

Mushroom patties with mashed potato and gravy

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by June 28 Monday, P2150 after June 28 Monday (prepaying details here)

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In this hands-on class, learn how to craft desserts and versatile dessert sauces using fruit, whole grains, alternative and low-glycemic sweeteners, and nuts. With these four sauces in your arsenal, you can jazz up any and every dessert you make from now on.

On the menu:

Apple crumble with vanilla creme anglaise

Lemon cream pie with strawberry compote

Coffee ice cream with warm salted caramel sauce

Banana bread pudding with chocolate sauce

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by February 23 Monday, P2150 after February 23 Monday  (prepaying details here)

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VENUE: a private residence in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa. Please inquire to get the exact address.

To sign up and get more class details, text 0917-894-5086 or email info@kitchenrevolution.ph.

General info / FAQ’s on classes

How to pay for a class

Cancellation policy

Check here and here for photos of past classes! (Facebook)

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Juice up, smoothie down workshop on Saturday, Jan 24, in Makati

 

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JUICE UP, SMOOTHIE DOWN workshop is happening this Saturday in Makati! In this informative 2-hour workshop, learn how your current lifestyle and diet can either be toxic or detoxifying to your health, and what you can do to change it. Discover how fruits and vegetables in liquid form can balance acidity, boost your immunity, increase energy, and support healing from lifestyle diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Learn how to incorporate superfoods, too! This is one of my popular classes and one I don’t repeat too often. Come sign up!

Rate: P1250 if prepaid by Wednesday, P1500 after Wednesday (inquire about prepayment details)

Venue:
Craft MNL Workshop
Unit 302 Pamana-Languages Building, 926 Pasay Road, Makati

To sign up, text 0917-894-5086 or email info@kitchenrevolution.ph

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Vegan noche buena class on the 11th in Alabang

Hello hello! We’ve got 1 last class left before we go on holiday break and restart classes next year (!!!).

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11th, Thursday – Vegan noche buena, 10am to 2pm

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In this hands-on class, learn how to make scrumptious, holiday-appropriate dishes that are nourishing as they are celebratory.

On the menu:

Lentil meat loaf

Tofu roast with chestnut stuffing

Two ultimate gravies

Garlic roasted string beans and cauliflower mash (a healthier alternative to mashed potatoes!)

Mango cream pie

Leche flan

*All dishes are gluten free-friendly! And as always, vegetarian, dairy-free, and egg-free. Desserts will be low-glycemic.

Rate: P1,950 if paid by Monday the 8th, P2,250 if paid after Monday  (prepaying details here).

Venue: a private residence in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa. Please inquire to get the exact address.

To sign up and get more class details: email info@kitchenrevolution.ph, send us a Facebook PM, or fill up the form here.

I (Marie!) am currently out of the country until the 9th so if you text, I might not be able to get back to you right away. Overseas texting is expensive but send us an iMessage / Viber / Whatsapp at +63917-894-5086!

General info / FAQ’s on classes

How to pay for a class

Cancellation policy

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Stuff from the past + stuff on the horizon

Hello veggie freaks! Just wanted to update you on a bunch of stuff.

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November cooking classes – yes! Still in Alabang on Wednesdays. Get the schedule here. We’ve got cookies, salads, chocolate pastries, and Mediterranean cuisine in store. Makati classes are still in the works – I’m just fine-tuning some details.

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Muni Market on November 8 – I’ll be at Muni Market in Capitol Commons, Pasig from 9am to 7pm peddling awesome vegan goods such as dairy-free ice cream, crack cacao nib cookies, gluten-free and vegan salted belgian chocolate cupcakes, and gluten-free bread. I wrote a bit about the market in a post here. If you’re curious about what else to expect, read up here.

Watch this video starring some of the Muni Market Day merchants talking about conscious consumption and mindful living (I’m in the 45th second).
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Yummy magazine column – I’m still alive and kicking out a column on healthy eats in Yummy magazine! Out every month. I was all over broccoli mac and cheese in October (sauce made from kalabasa / squash, yumm). November is a frozen chocolate pie, so pick up an issue, stat!

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The Workplace interview – I guested at The Workplace, a local TV show that airs every Monday at noon at channel 8 on Destiny Cable, channel 213 on Sky Cable, and channel 1 on Southeast Asia. If you missed it, catch it on youtube below.

That’s all, folks! See you in the kitchen!

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Schedule of November classes in Alabang

Some November classes up my vegan sleeve… All in Alabang, Wednesdays, 10am to 2pm.

5th – Vegan cookies 2.0 (new class)

12th – Fantastic salads 1.0

19th – Dessert mayhem: Chocoholics anonymous

26th – A taste of the Mediterranean

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5th, Wednesday – Vegan cookies 2.0, 10am to 2pm

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Learn how to bake dairy-free and egg-free versions of popular cookies in this NEW class! Get familiar with using healthier alternatives to white flour and white sugar as well as plant-based alternatives to butter and eggs.

Are vegan cookies any good? I’ve been vegan for more than 6 years and feeding dairy-eaters my cookies – yes, yes my vegan cookies bring all the boys to the yard. You won’t know the difference and they’re cholesterol-free, too. We end class with a healthy, homemade lunch.

On the menu:

Crunchy peanut butter oatmeal cookies

Classic sugar cookies

Snickerdoodles

Sparkling gingerbread cookies

Please note: this class is not gluten free.

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by November 3 Monday, P2150 after November 3 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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12th, Wednesday – Fantastic salads  1.0, 10am to 2pm (gluten-free)

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Salads are nutrient-dense, immunity-boosting, and cooling to the body. There are terrible salads out there (I’m talking about limp leaves with a side of vinegar some restaurants like to sell for P400) but the salad of your dreams – the kind that you’ll look forward to eating – is easy and doable. In this class, learn how to make 4 beautiful salads that will knock your socks and tastebuds off. You’ll get familiar with different vegetables, fruit, grains, beans, herbs, spices, and seeds that you can use to compose the salads of your dreams.

On the menu:

Black bean and mango chopped salad (oil-free)

Turkish-spiced chickpea and quinoa salad with roasted vegetables

Mediterranean green bean salad with sweet potatoes and caramelized onions

Seaweed salad with creamy wasabi dressing and tofu

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by November 10 Monday, P2150 after November 10 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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19th, Wednesday – Dessert mayhem: Chocoholics anonymous, 10am to 2pm (gluten-free friendly)

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Learn how to make gluten-free (with regular wheat options), dairy-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free variations of well-loved chocolatey desserts. You’ll get familiar with healthier, plant-based solutions to traditional, unhealthy baking ingredients like butter, eggs, white flour, and white sugar. We end class with a healthy, homemade lunch.

On the menu:

Chocolate chip cookies
Frozen chocolate cream pie
Chocolate peanut butter cups
Chocolate cake and cupcakes

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by November 17 Monday, P2150 after November 17 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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26th, Wednesday – A taste of the Mediterranean, 10am to 2pm (gluten-free)

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The Mediterranean diet has long been touted to be one of the healthiest diets in the world. With an emphasis on whole grains, beans, vegetables, fruit, herbs, and spices, who are we to contradict this claim? In this class, get familiar with ingredients widely used in Mediterranean cuisine and create classic dishes with even healthier twists.

On the menu:

Greek salad with 2 cheeses (soy feta and sunflower seed cheese)

Quinoa tabbouleh

Baked falafels with tahini sauce

Olive tapenade and melitzanosalata (smoky eggplant dip)

Socca and gluten-free flat bread

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by November 24 Monday, P2150 after November 24 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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VENUE: a private residence in Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa. Please inquire to get the exact address.

To sign up and get more class details, text 0917-894-5086, email info@kitchenrevolution.ph, or fill up the form here.

General info / FAQ’s on classes

How to pay for a class

Cancellation policy

Check here and here for photos of past classes! (Facebook)

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Visit our booth at MUNI Market on Saturday Oct 25 / Nov 8 in Capitol Commons, Pasig

Itching to take a cooking class with us? Check out the October class schedule here!

Hello hello! I was gone for a month but I’m back and excited to tell you guys that I’m coming up north on Saturday and selling a bunch of goooood stuff! Check out my booth at MUNI Market this Saturday the 25th (and on November 8, too), from 9am to 5pm, in Capitol Commons.

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The market will be composed of over 40 merchants to cater to conscious consumers who want to live a little more meaningfully everyday, even through their daily decisions. The main objective of the market is to educate consumers and create a platform for healthy discourse between people of various fields so we can all come together to do what we do better. If you recall, two months ago, I wrote a blogpost on “Being the vegan elephant in the room” for the MUNI website.

Stuff on the KR menu:

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The cookies, cupcakes, and ice cream are sweetened with coconut sugar, which is low-glycemic and gentle on your blood sugar. The ice cream is made with a blend of coconut milk and soy milk. The cookies are gluten-free, too! Everything is vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, and cholesterol free, because I love you, animals, and the planet.

Come on an empty stomach! There will be savoury vegan eats by Edgy Veggy and Pipino!

A raffle will be held during the day and you might get to win a free pass to our cooking classes!

MUNI Market will also hold talks, forums and workshops on healthy food, urban farming, upcycling, cause-driven entrepreneurship and other ways to “greenify” your lifestyle. I’ll be a panelist at the Food for Health & Wellness Forum from 10:30-11:30am.

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Forum fee is P100 per forum and P250 for an access pass to all 3 forums for the day. Registration begins 30 minutes before each respective forum. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and slots are limited. To register, leave a reply here.

Hope to see you there! Support independent vegan food companies. Come by my booth and let’s banter about vegetables, camping, traveling, and your favourite ways of eating avocados. Say the secret code phrase “Eating vegetables makes me sexy and vegans make better lovers”  and get 10% off your purchase!

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