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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August classes in Alabang

Hello hello! We’ve got 4 classes coming up, all held in Alabang (if you’re wondering why there are no Makati classes, read this). Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store this month – read on below to get full details.

Homemade fresh pasta dough is on the horizon, folks!

Homemade fresh pasta dough is on the horizon, folks!

AUGUST

13, Wed – Fantastic salads 4.0, 10am to 2pm

16, Sat – Killer knife skills, 10am to 1pm

20, Wed – Vegan cookies, 10am to 1pm

27, Wed – Pasta participle 2.0, 10am to 2pm

Note: we will have 2 to 3 classes in early September and be on break from mid September to mid October.

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13th, Wednesday – FANTASTIC SALADS 4.0 (gluten-free), 10am to 2pm

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*This class was originally supposed to be held last July 16 but was postponed due to Typhoon Glenda.

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 socks-knocking salads.

On the menu:

Mediterranean chickpea, olive, and quinoa salad

Waldorf salad with sea salt candied walnuts

Black bean chopped salad with ranch dressing

Thai crunch salad with peanut dressing

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by August 11 Monday, P2150 after Monday  (prepaying details here)

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16th, Saturday – KILLER KNIFE SKILLS, 10am to 1pm

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Learn proper slicing techniques (such as batonnet, julienne, dice, brunoise, chiffonade, concasse, and supreme) and you’ll find yourself spending less time prepping and more time savouring your home cooked meal. You’ll also learn how to care for, sharpen, and hone your knives. Class ends with a meal using the vegetables chopped in class.

RATE: P1,500 if prepaid by August 14 Thursday, P1,750 after Thursday (prepaying details here)

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20th, Wednesday – DESSERT MAYHEM: VEGAN COOKIES, 10am to 1pm

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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 bleached 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 almost 7 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.

*A simple healthy snack will be served throughout the class.

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 August 18 Monday, P2150 after Monday  (prepaying details here).

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27, Wednesday – PASTA PARTICIPLE 2.0 (gluten-free friendly)

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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 this class, discover how to make healthified versions of pasta favourites without sacrificing flavour, using vegetables, legumes, nuts, and herbs. We’ll also make fresh pasta dough without eggs – whole wheat AND gluten-free versions!

On the menu:

Spaghetti walnut bolognese

Spaghetti and lentil meatballs

Mushroom carbonara with almond parmesan

Homemade ravioli

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by August 25 Monday, P2150 after 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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Mushroom cookery 2.0 class in Alabang on the 30th

If you’re interested in Makati classes, check the schedule here! If you’re interested in Alabang classes, check the schedule here!

July 30th, Wednesday – MUSHROOM COOKERY 2.0, 10am to 2pm

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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 2.0, 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.

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We will be using mushrooms purveyed by Ministry of Mushrooms, a start-up provider of all things lovely and mushroom related. Check out their website and Facebook page!

 

On the menu:

Cream of mushroom soup

Bruschetta with truffle cashew cheese, mushroom bacon, and caramelized onion

Mushroom salpicao

Tofu mushroom sisig with homemade egg-free mayonnaise

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by June 28 Monday, P2150 after June 28 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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July classes in Makati + sad announcement

Hello folks, more fantastic classes are coming up this month! If you’re interested in classes in Alabang, do check out the schedule here.

But before everything else, I want to inform you all that this will probably be the last month I’ll be holding classes in my Salcedo Village kitchen.

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It’s been a really rockin’ 8 months spreading the veg gospel in the city; I loved connecting with everyone who’s come by and listening to how the classes helped people take care of their and their loved ones’ health truly makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Unfortunately my Makati kitchen space will be heading to greener pastures BUT I will definitely still hold classes in my Alabang kitchen.

The hunt is still on for a northern kitchen space, though! So, stay tuned.

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Au revoir (for now), northerners :(

Moving forward, here’s a glimpse of what’s in store this month. Read on below to get full details + big savings if you sign up for more than 1 class.

JULY

12, Sat – Fantastic salads 2.0, 9:30am-1:30pm

12, Sat – Creamy desserts, 2:30-6pm

13, Sun – Quinoa cookery, 2-6pm

19, Sat – Vegan cookies, 2:30-5:30pm

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12th, Saturday – FANTASTIC SALADS 2.0, 9:30am to 1:30pm (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 July 10 Thursday, P2150 after July 10 Thursday  (prepaying details here).

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12th, Saturday – DESSERT MAYHEM: CREAMY, DREAMY DESSERTS, 2:30pm to 6pm (gluten-free options available)

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Eschewing dairy products from your diet DOES NOT mean you have to give up on creamy, luscious desserts. On the contrary, there are plenty of plant-based ingredients that can give dairy-based butter, milk, cream, and cheese a run for their money!

In this class, you’ll learn how to  create creamy sweet treats without the cow juice. We’ll also be using alternative, low-glycemic sweeteners instead of white sugar poison because I love you and don’t want your blood sugar levels to go haywire.

On the menu:

Mango crepe with homemade vanilla ice cream

Cashew cheesecake

Banana trifle

Panna cotta with berry coulis

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

If you sign up for both Salad and Creamy dessert classes, pay only P3100 if you prepay by July 10 (save P600)!

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13th, Sunday – QUINOA COOKERY, 2pm to 6pm (gluten-free)

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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 this class!

On the menu:

Rainbow vegetable quinoa salad

Moroccan stuffed peppers

Quinoa vegetable lasagna

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

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

If you sign up for both Salad, Creamy dessert, and Quinoa cookery classes, pay only P4550 if you prepay by July 10 (save P1000)!

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19th, Saturday – DESSERT MAYHEM: VEGAN COOKIES, 2:30pm to 5:30pm

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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.

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).

If you sign up for both Salad, Creamy dessert, Quinoa cookery, and Vegan cookie classes, pay only P6200 if you prepay by July 10 (save P1200)!

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VENUE: a private residence in Salcedo Village, Makati. 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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July 5 Saturday hands-on cooking class at Maya Kitchen

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If your Saturday is free and want to learn a few easy, healthy, and delicious plant-based recipes, I’m teaching a hands-on class with The Maya Kitchen!

DATE: this Saturday the 5th, 10am to 2pm
VENUE: Maya Kitchen HQ, Liberty Building, Pasay Rd (corner Paseo de Roxas, across Kink Cakes)

MENU:
Yellow split pea soup
Rainbow salad with lemon-basil vinaigrette
Marinated tofu with roasted vegetables and brown rice
Chocolate cake with 2 sauces: chocolate and warm caramel

RATE: Only P999! Pay for the class here via Groupon
Check out the Maya Kitchen website here.
RSVP IS REQUIRED. Please call 892-1185, 892-5011 loc. 108, or 0947-835-2290.

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July classes in Alabang

Some fantastic classes are coming up this month! If you’re interested in classes in Makati, do check out the schedule here.

 

9th, Wednesday – SAUCY DESSERTS (gluten-free options available), 10am to 2pm

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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

*A simple and healthy vegan lunch will be served at the end of class!

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by July 7 Monday, P2150 after July 7 Monday  (prepaying details here)

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16th, Wednesday – FANTASTIC SALADS 4.0 (gluten-free), 10am to 2pm

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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:

Mediterranean chickpea, olive, and quinoa salad

Waldorf salad with sea salt candied walnuts

Barbecued black bean chopped salad with ranch dressing

Thai crunch salad with peanut dressing

RATE: P1850 if prepaid by July 14 Monday, P2150 after July 14 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

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

RATE: P2150 if prepaid by July 21 Monday, P2450 after July 21 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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