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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On a break + schedule for October classes

Sooo this post is 2 weeks late. If you’ve tried to reach me by text, call, or email, apologies for my tardiness in replying as I’m on vacation busy getting lost in marketplaces and centuries-old towns…

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But clearly, am not busy enough to update my cooking class schedule for October.

By the way, MAKATI CLASSES ON WEEKENDS! Yes. Stay tuned, they are in the works, and I am as excited as you are.

We’ve got 3 classes in Alabang lined up for October! Here’s a quick summary:

15th, Wednesday – Vegan cookies 2.0 (new class!)

22nd, Wednesday – Perfection achieved by way of pizza

29th, Wednesday – Sell your soul for vegan sausages

Scroll down to the bottom of this post for details on signing up.

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15th, Wednesday – DESSERT MAYHEM: 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 October 13 Monday, P2150 after October 13 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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23rd, Wednesday – PERFECTION ACHIEVED BY WAY OF PIZZA (gluten-free options available), 10am to 2:30pm

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Who doesn’t love pizza? Yes, herbivores don’t just drink green juice and eat salad all day. We like to let our hair down and occasionally nosh on one of Italy’s food legacies. For those who forsake dairy, ordering a cheeseless pizza may seem more of a chore than a treat.

Why pay someone to make you a tolerable vegetable pizza when you can make one (or 8) yourself that you will actually want to devour?

Come to this class and I promise, you won’t find better pizzas around. To the herbivores out there, you don’t want to miss this. And if you’re a meat eater? It’ll be an enlightening experience for you, too.

Learn how to knead whole wheat and gluten-free pizza doughs from scratch as well as:

3 sauces – marinara, smoky barbecue, and dairy-free garlic cream

2 dairy-free cheeses – soy and nut

(if you’re allergic to nuts, we’ve got a solution for that! Mention you’re nut-free when you register)

At the end of class we will make 8 awesome pizza flavours:

margherita, bianca, truffle potato, truffle mushroom,

garden barbecue, roman eggplant, pizza con zucca, sky’s the limit

This is a pretty popular class and in the end of class, you will leave completely stuffed!!!

RATE: P2150 if prepaid by October 20 Monday, P2450 after October 20 Monday  (prepaying details here)

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29th, Wednesday – SELL YOUR SOUL FOR VEGAN SAUSAGES, 10am to 2pm

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Learn how to make all-natural vegetarian sausages from scratch. No preservatives, no fakey fakes, no cholesterol – just real, plant-based ingredients and big on flavor. Low fat, too, I might add. You’ll learn how to pair herbs and spices together to create flavours like chorizo, pepperoni, and Italian sausage (among others), and then turn these sausages into scrumptious savoury dishes.

On the menu:

Sausage master recipe

Sausage and mushroom stuffed peppers

Sausage and vegetable pot pies

Spaghetti with sausage and tomato cream sauce

Please note: this class is not gluten free.

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by October 27 Monday, P2150 after October 27 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 register and get more class details, email info@kitchenrevolution.ph or fill up this form. Indicate food allergies / sensitivities if you have any.

Kindly note we (i.e. Marie) is on vacation somewhere across the world. Our business cell number (0917-894-5086) now works BUT texts and calls are expensive! Registering through email is the best route – second best are Viber / Whatsapp / iMessage but replies will come late :)

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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R.I.P. cellphone :(

NB: our cellphone and landline are back in business!

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Hello folks,

It’s been a sad past couple of days in the KR HQ… Our cellphone and landline are both temporarily out of order. The cellphone decided it was fun to take a dip in a waterfall over the weekend.

In the meantime, for any inquiries about classes and such, please send us an email at info@kitchenrevolution.ph OR fill up this contact page. If you can send iMessages, we still have our iPad which can receive ‘em.

Our temporary cell no is 0917-632-6215 while we have our regular cellphone fixed :)

Our last class for the month is Pinoy Meets Vegan on Wednesday in Alabang! More info in this post.

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September classes in Alabang

Two socks-knocking classes are up in September! Come and get ‘em while they’re still hot.

3rd, Wednesday – Fantastic Salads 2.0

10th, Wednesday – Pinoy meets Vegan

We’ll be on a much deserved break for the rest of the month and back for regular programming mid-October.

Come to class and be as jolly as this lot!

Come to class and be as jolly as this lot!

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3rd, Wednesday – FANTASTIC SALADS 2.0, 10am to 2pm (gluten-free options available)

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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 future dreamy salads.

On the menu:

Vegan Caesar salad with garlic croutons and almond parmesan

Dill potato salad with homemade egg-free mayonnaise

Roasted vegetable and quinoa salad

Soba noodle salad with baked tofu and miso-sesame dressing

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by September 1 Monday, P2150 after September 1 Monday  (prepaying details here).

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10th, Wednesday – PINOY MEETS VEGAN (gluten-free friendly), 10am to 2pm

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Discover how to make healthier, meat-free versions of well-loved Pinoy dishes!

On the menu:

Ensaladang mangga with homemade vegetarian bagoong

Kikiam with sweet and sour sauce

Arroz ala Cubana with roasted saba

Chickpea kaldareta

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by September 8 Monday, P2150 after September 8 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)

See you in mid October!

After Pinoy class, see you in mid October!

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Being the vegan elephant in the room: My journey to veganism

Check out the schedule of August classes here!

Becoming vegan was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself and I wrote about my journey and thought process for Muni. Muni is a community of Cultural Creatives passionate about mindful living, a life wherein people are more critical about how they shop, eat, travel, work, and play each and every day.

It started three weeks ago when I contacted Jen Horn, the founder of Muni who also runs Tala Luna, a company specializing in lifestyle products that incorporate Philippine handwoven textiles and craftsmanship. I commended her for choosing vegan leather over animal leather for Tala Luna’s products. We had a good discussion about the sustainability and ethics behind animal leather on Facebook and she ended up writing about it here. We met up for coffee so I can buy a pair of Tala Luna boots and talked more about the philosophy behind veganism. I must’ve been quite eloquent because she asked me to share my thoughts on Muni!

Do take the time to read this article and let me know what you think.

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BEING THE VEGAN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

(originally posted on Muni here)

#MUNIonThis:

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. – Elie Weisel, Nobel laureate

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As with majority of humans on this planet, I was born and raised a meat-eater. With my mother’s side being Ilocano, living in a meat-obsessed country (The Philippines), and my penchant for eating and cooking, I enjoyed my fair share of longganisalechon, and lamb.

In 2007, I was experimenting with different diets and exercise in the hopes of  becoming healthier. I was curious about food’s journey from farm to plate and wanted to be a more conscientious consumer. Reading The Omnivore’s Dilemma and Diet for a New America, listening to the Food for Thought podcast, and watching videos such as Meet your Meat and From Farm to Fridge nagged my conscience. I discovered that eating meat, seafood, dairy, and eggs was ecologically wasteful,nutritionally unnecessary, and appallingly cruel (watch the linked videos above). I was paying someone to waste water and abuse animals, and I damn well enjoyed it.

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