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QC cooking classes in April

Hello hello! The KR crew is heading to the far north to teach 2 cooking classes in Quezon City! Super exciting stuff – people have been clamouring for them and I aim to please.  Classes will happen on April 16 and 17 at Back of the House, a culinary event space in Loyola Heights.

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April 16, Saturday, 9am to 1pm
In BODACIOUS VEGGIE BURGERS class, learn how to make 4 flavourful burger patties using all-​vegetarian ingredients. We’ll also make condiments and toppings from scratch!

ON THE MENU:
Bean burgers, tofu burgers, mushroom burgers, TVP burgers
Supernatural ketchup, smoky barbecue sauce, egg-free mayo, cashew cream cheese, housemade hot sauce
Mushroom bacon, caramelised onion, garden fresh veggies
*Gluten-free options available upon request, please specify upon registration

RATE: early bird rate of P1​9​50 if paid by Thursday April 1​4​, P2​2​50 after ​April 14​  (check our How To Pay page for details)

 
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April 17, Sunday, 9am to 1pm

In CHOCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS pastry class, learn how to make more healthful, dairy-free, egg-free, and cholesterol-free variations of well-loved chocolatey desserts. We will be using wholegrain flours and alternative sweeteners in the recipes.

ON THE MENU:
Chocolate chip cookies
Frozen chocolate cream pie
Chocolate peanut / almond butter cups
Chocolate cake / cupcakes with 2 frostings

​*Gluten-free options available – please indicate upon registration

RATE: early bird rate of P19​50 if paid by Thursday April 14, P22​50 after ​April 14 (check our How To Pay page for details)

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VENUE:

Back of the House

FCL Center, 15 Xavierville Ave,  Loyola Heights, QC

*check Google Maps here*

TO SIGN UP / REGISTER FOR A CLASS:

Email: info@kitchenrevolution.ph

Text / iMessage / Viber / Whatsapp: +63917.894.5086

**mention which class you’d like to sign up for, how many slots, and if you have any food intolerances / allergies such as gluten, soy, nuts**

TO PAY FOR A CLASS:

Pay the early bird rate by depositing to BPI CA # 1760-010231 under the name Kitchen Revolution

Pay the regular rate by cash or check on the day of class

MORE DETAILS:

General info / FAQ’s on classes

How to pay for a class

Cancellation policy

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Makati kids’ summer cooking classes

We’re bringing our popular healthy kids’ cooking classes from the Alabang suburbs to Makati! If you want your kids to learn how to chop, prepare and cook vegetables, and eat nutrient-dense meals, then these are the classes for them.

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There are 4 weeks of classes – Tuesdays cover cooking (savoury food) and Thursdays cover baking (desserts). We will be covering the following themes: Filipino, Japanese, pasta, pizza, cookies, chocolate desserts, cupcakes, and saucy desserts. Classes start on May 10 and end on June 2. Sign up for 1 or sign up for all!

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VENUE: Craft MNL, unit 302, Pamana Languages Building, 926 Arnaiz Ave, Makati

TO SIGN UP:

Text / iMessage / viber 0917-894-5086
Email info@kitchenrevolution.ph

2015-05-17 11.49.37**Check out last year’s cooking classes classes here (Facebook)

Download the brochure here.
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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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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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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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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 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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