Nourish: Nutrition Foundations

Unlock the power of food as a pathway toward optimum health and wellness while learning to make delicious, vibrant meals that you can recreate at home. The Nutrition Foundations class is the first class in a five-week culinary nutrition cooking class series called “Nourish,” led by Holistic Nutrition Coach, Holly Marban, MS, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen. In honor of National Nutrition Month (March), you’ll explore ways to nourish the body through healthy, delicious whole foods. Each class in this series will combine the science of nutrition with hands-on cooking for a fun, well-rounded experience.  All recipes are plant-based and vegetarian, free from gluten and refined sugars, and can easily be made dairy-free.

Class Title: Nutrition Foundations 

  • In this class you’ll learn the basics of nutrition and how to nourish your body through whole foods. We’ll explore healthy, delicious options for protein, carbohydrates, and fats for overall health, as well as simple guides for food proportions, meal frequency, and a discussion about intuitive eating. We’ll cook black bean and vegetable tacos with homemade roasted tomato salsa, Mexican quinoa, and a flavorful guacamole from scratch.

Date and Time: 6:00-8:00pm on Monday, March 6

Location: Sitka Kitch, located in the First Presbyterian Church at 505 Sawmill Creek Road

About the instructor:

Holly Marban holds a Master’s degree in the Science of Nutrition and certification as a Holistic Health Coach. She runs a small nutrition and wellness business, Holly Marban Wellness, where she combines her knowledge of nutrition with skills in counseling and coaching to support individuals in nourishing themselves and reaching their personal health and wellness goals. A strong believer in the healing abilities of food, she is most at home in the kitchen and enjoys sharing that space with others. Her philosophy is rooted in the belief that food can be medicinal, therapeutic, and immensely enjoyable all at once.

Registration details:

This class takes place from 6-8 pm on Monday, March 6. The class will be held at the Sitka Kitch, located in the First Presbyterian Church at 505 Sawmill Creek Rd.

The cost of each class is $27.50, plus a fee for ingredients and supplies.

Your spot is not secured until you pay. You can pay online using your debit/credit card or a PayPal account. If you would like to pay via check, please call Chandler or Clarice at the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 to arrange a payment time. Registration for this class closes at 3:00pm on Friday, March 3. This class requires a minimum of eight students.

If you need to cancel, please contact sitkakitch@sitkawild.org at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a partial refund.

 

credit for photo of tacos: photo by Ashley C., spoonfulofflavor.com

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Cooking Around The World: Turkish Cooking with Suat Tuzlak

“Together, we will create and enjoy “A Turkish Supper” — all vegan and gluten free, without using sophisticated ingredients. Learn to make red lentil soup, green beans with olive oil, festive rice pilaf with currants and pine nuts, and a fusion dessert, chia-coconut pudding. ”

Join Suat Tuzlak, former owner of the acclaimed Alpine Bakery in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, for this Cooking Around The World class, which takes place from 5-7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 17, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen located in the First Presbyterian Church on Sawmill Creek Road.

Cost is $27.50 for the class, plus a food/supply fee that will be based on the number of participants. Your spot is not secured until you pay. You can pay online with a debit or credit card or PayPal through this site. If you would like to pay by check or cash, call Chandler or Clarice of the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 to arrange a payment time. Registration closes at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, and the class requires eight students for it “to go”.

If you need to cancel, please contact sitkakitch@sitkawild.org at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a partial refund.

Cooking Around The World: Thai Cooking With Nancy Knapp

Learn the basics of Thai cooking with Nancy Knapp in the Cooking Around The World class series at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen (located at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Sawmill Creek Road). This class takes place from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the Sitka Kitch.

Nancy is a longtime Sitka health program manager and health educator who also spent several years working in Laos and Thailand. Nancy hasn’t decided which dishes she’ll teach, but last year she taught a Thai food class at the Sitka Kitch that sold out and had a long waiting list.

The cost is $27.50 for the class, plus a food/supply fee based on the number of participants. Your spot is not secured until you pay. You can pay online with a debit or credit card or PayPal through this site. If you would like to pay by check or cash, call Chandler or Clarice of the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 to arrange a payment time. Registration closes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, and the class requires eight students for it “to go”.

If you need to cancel, please contact sitkakitch@sitkawild.org at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a partial refund.

Cooking Around The World: Austrian Strudel with Suat Tuzlak

Suat Tuzlak, former owner of the acclaimed Alpine Bakery in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, will teach this Cooking Around The World class on basic strudel preparation from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen located in the First Presbyterian Church on Sawmill Creek Road.

“Strudel is an Eastern European pastry which can have savory or sweet fillings. In the class, you’ll make savory strudel with two different fillings, plus an apple strudel to be served with ice cream.”

Cost is $27.50 for the class, plus a food/supply fee that will be based on the number of participants. Your spot is not secured until you pay. You can pay online with a debit or credit card or PayPal through this site. If you would like to pay by check or cash, call Chandler or Clarice of the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 to arrange a payment time. Registration closes at noon on Sunday, April 9, and the class requires eight students for it “to go”.

If you need to cancel, please contact sitkakitch@sitkawild.org at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a partial refund.

Nourish: Using Food As Medicine For Optimum Health (a five-class series)

Unlock the power of food as a pathway toward optimum health and wellness while learning to make delicious, vibrant meals that you can recreate at home. “Nourish” is a five-week culinary nutrition cooking class series led by Holistic Nutrition Coach Holly Marban, MS, at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen. In honor of National Nutrition Month in March, you’ll explore ways to nourish the body through healthy, delicious whole foods. Each class in this series will combine the science of nutrition with hands-on cooking for a fun, well-rounded experience.  All recipes are plant-based and vegetarian, free from gluten and refined sugars, and can easily be made dairy-free.

  • Class 1: Nutrition Foundations — 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 6
    • In this class you’ll learn the basics of nutrition and how to nourish your body through whole foods. We’ll explore healthy, delicious options for protein, carbohydrates, and fats for overall health, as well as simple guides for food proportions, meal frequency, and a discussion about intuitive eating. We’ll cook black bean and vegetable tacos with homemade roasted tomato salsa, southwestern quinoa, and flavorful guacamole from scratch.
  • Class 2: Balancing Blood Sugar Using Whole Foods — 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 13
    • In this class, take the opportunity to explore the immense impact of blood sugar on overall health. Learn why balancing blood sugar is so important and how to use food to manage this aspect of health. We’ll make a vegetable frittata, simple green salad with homemade dressing, lentil salad with nuts and fresh herbs, and buckwheat granola. This class is sponsored by Sitka Community Hospital.
  • Class 3: Everyday Superfoods — 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 20
    • In this class we’ll take a look at some nutritional superstars of the plant kingdom and explore ways to boost the nutrient content of everyday foods. Sprouting, soaking, and fermentation will be discussed as ways to amp up the nutritional profile of certain foods. We’ll create a colorful meal of quinoa vegetable “sushi” with sprouts, a super greens salad with hemp-ginger dressing, and chia pudding with herbed citrus compote.
  • Class 4: Foods to Fight Inflammation — 6-8 p.m. on Monday, March 27
    • In this class, we’ll explore the concept of inflammation in the body and how it can impact overall health. Learn what inflammation is, which foods more easily cause inflammation, and how to use food to decrease and/or prevent it. We’ll make a version of the recently popular warm beverage called “golden milk,” coconut-ginger braised leafy greens with chickpeas and steamed buckwheat, and a raw blueberry tart.
  • Class 5: Spring Detox — 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 3
    • Learn how to use whole foods to support the natural detoxification processes in your body. With a focus on spring greens and other seasonal produce, we’ll make a simple green smoothie, red beet hummus with cruciferous vegetables, green goddess salad, and creamy cauliflower soup.

About the instructor:

Holly holds a Master’s degree in the Science of Nutrition and certification as a Holistic Health Coach. She runs a small nutrition and wellness business, Holly Marban Wellness, where she combines her knowledge of nutrition with skills in counseling and coaching to support individuals in nourishing themselves and reaching their personal health and wellness goals. A strong believer in the healing abilities of food, she is most at home in the kitchen and enjoys sharing that space with others. Her philosophy is rooted in the belief that food can be medicinal, therapeutic, and immensely enjoyable all at once.

Registration details:

This series consists of five cooking classes from 6-8 p.m. every Monday from March 6 through April 3. The classes will be held at the Sitka Kitch, located in the First Presbyterian Church at 505 Sawmill Creek Road.

The cost of the full five-class series is $117.50 (discounted from $137.50), plus a fee for ingredients and supplies. If you would prefer not to register for the whole series, you can purchase one or more classes individually at $27.50, plus a fee for ingredients and supplies. Registration for individual classes will open two weeks before each class date if space allows.

Your spot is not secured until you pay. You can pay online using your debit/credit card or a PayPal account. If you would like to pay via check, please call Chandler or Clarice at the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 to arrange a payment time. Registration for the full series closes at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, and registration for individual classes at 3 p.m. on the Friday before each class. Each class requires a minimum of eight students.

If you need to cancel, please contact sitkakitch@sitkawild.org at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a partial refund.

Cooking Around The World: Chilean Cooking With Barbara Palacios

Learn the basics of Chilean cooking with Barbara Palacios in the Cooking Around The World class series at the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen (located at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Sawmill Creek Road). This class takes place from 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Sitka Kitch.

Barbara, who is of Chilean descent, is a chef with the Westmark Sitka Hotel and the Dock Shack (Totem Square Inn). She is still deciding which dishes she will teach for this class. Last year she taught a popular class on how to make empanadas, a popular dish in Chile and other Latin America countries.

The cost is $27.50 for the class, plus a food/supply fee based on the number of participants. Your spot is not secured until you pay. You can pay online with a debit or credit card or PayPal through this site. If you would like to pay by check or cash, call Chandler or Clarice of the Sitka Conservation Society at 747-7509 to arrange a payment time. Registration closes at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, and the class requires eight students for it “to go”.

If you need to cancel, please contact sitkakitch@sitkawild.org at least 72 hours prior to the start of the class to receive a partial refund.