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INTERACTIVE COOKING PARTIES

Everyone participates 'hands-on' to prepare and enjoy nutritionist-approved, themed, healthy recipes together! With the guidance of your dietitian/nutritionist, not only will you prepare and enjoy your creations, but probably pick up a tip or fun fact about the recipes and ingredients used along the way. You don't have to know how to cook to join us! If you do know how to cook, I invite you to come and share your experience and knowledge and maybe even pick up a new recipe or two to bust the routine of 'the same old thing for dinner'.

All classes use whole foods, focusing on the importance of cooking with seasonal, local ingredients that are sustainable and organic, whenever possible. Making healthy food taste delicious all while showing you how easy it is to prepare.

Come join us, alone or with a friend, for an evening of fun, a chance to meet new people and sample good food prepared by you! Limited to 10 spots per offering, so hurry and reserve your spot today! Open to anyone with any level of cooking experience. Private parties available for your group of 10 friends, family members, co-workers…

LOCATION

All parties held at Maria’s Orchard Park, NY office inside SportsFocus Physical Therapy, 3940 California Rd, Orchard Park

Upcoming Parties:

TUESDAY October 15, 2019   6:00 - 7:30pm

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Get together with a girlfriend, Mom, daughter or sister to have some fun and let’s cook up the most delicious celebration of ‘Girls Getting Together’! We will all pitch in to make a party's-worth of delicious appetizers, chocolate dishes and more. Bring your own wine if you like. The perfect night of fun, friends, food and of course wine! COST: $25

MONDAY October 28, 2019   6:00 - 7:30pm

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Want to shake things up this holiday season? Break from tradition or embellish it a bit with a few tasty twists on the traditional along with a few ideas that break the mold and will have your guests asking for the recipes! COST: $25

FRIDAY November 22, 2019 6:00 - 7:30pm

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What is flexitarian? Come find out what it means, the health benefits, how you can ease your way into a flexitarian lifestyle. We'll make a few dishes to get started while not having to completely give up meat and still get the health benefits of a plant-based diet. COST: $20

*This party is both meatless and meat containing, AKA flexitarian!

THURSDAY December 5, 2019 6:00 - 7:30pm

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Get together with a girlfriend, Mom, daughter or sister to have some fun and let’s cook up the most delicious celebration of ‘Girls Getting Together’! We will all pitch in to make a party's-worth of delicious appetizers, chocolate dishes and more. Bring your own wine if you like. The perfect night of fun, friends, food and of course wine! COST: $25

Past Parties:

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With all the seasonal produce available, let's get together and cook! More than a demo, it’s hands-on fun preparing dishes in a small group, using various cooking techniques, learning tricks and tidbits of nutrition fun facts along the way! Open to anyone with any level of cooking experience.
*This party is meatless but not vegan.

Plan & prep is half the battle, Right?! I'll share an awesome tool to meal plan in a snap plus we'll make and eat a few quick & healthy dinners in an InstaPot, crockpot, and using healthy convenience ingredients to save time. Make eating healthier for yourself and/or your whole family easy and delicious!

Plan & prep is half the battle, Right?! I'll share an awesome tool to meal plan in a snap plus we'll make and eat a few quick & healthy dinners in an InstaPot, crockpot, and using healthy convenience ingredients to save time. Make eating healthier for yourself and/or your whole family easy and delicious!

With all the seasonal produce available, let's get together and cook! More than a demo, it’s hands-on fun preparing dishes in a small group, using various cooking techniques, learning tricks and tidbits of nutrition fun facts along the way! Open to anyone with any level of cooking experience.  *This party is meatless not vegan.

With all the seasonal produce available, let's get together and cook! More than a demo, it’s hands-on fun preparing dishes in a small group, using various cooking techniques, learning tricks and tidbits of nutrition fun facts along the way! Open to anyone with any level of cooking experience.

*This party is meatless not vegan.

Get together with a girlfriend, Mom, daughter or sister to have some fun and let’s cook up the most delicious celebration of ‘Girls Getting Together’! We will all pitch in to make a party's-worth of delicious appetizers, chocolate dishes and more. Bring your own wine if you like but there will be a bottle or two on hand to pair and enjoy with the dishes we make. The perfect night of fun, friends, food and of course wine!

Get together with a girlfriend, Mom, daughter or sister to have some fun and let’s cook up the most delicious celebration of ‘Girls Getting Together’! We will all pitch in to make a party's-worth of delicious appetizers, chocolate dishes and more. Bring your own wine if you like but there will be a bottle or two on hand to pair and enjoy with the dishes we make. The perfect night of fun, friends, food and of course wine!

Other Past Parties…

Grains, Greens & Broth Bowls

Learn the ins and outs of preparing and enjoying bowls as a quick, healthy and easy way to get a balanced meal! You’ll enjoy the ease in preparing balanced, delicious, and versatile meals quickly using bowls for breakfast, snacks, lunch and/or dinner. The experience will make you a believer!

Mediterranean Made Easy

The Mediterranean Diet is not really a diet but a way of eating healthy! It's inspired by the conventional diet of countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea and has been shown to lower the risk of heart disease. The guidelines include plenty of vegetables, some fruit, legumes and whole grains, healthy fats, but especially fish. Oh yes...and wine! We’ll make and enjoy a few quick, easy and healthy dishes - including a few fish dishes - in the Mediterranean way!

Meal Plan & Prep 101

Plan & Prep is half the battle to eating healthy. Eliminate the stress and time involved in cooking every day by meal planning and prepping for a week in advance!  It saves you time in the kitchen and helps keep you on track to eating healthy!  You can plan and prep for just dinners, lunch and dinner, or even all three meals of the day and snacks too! In this class, you will roll up your sleeves and see how easy it is to prep a weeks worth of food, learn tips and use apps to make planning and shopping a snap, and take home a few meals and/or snacks to see if you like them!

Cooking with Herbs & Spices: The Meal Prep Game-Changer!

Eating healthy doesn't have to be boring and tasteless. We just need to 'spice’ up those meals with a variety of flavors. All it takes is a new way of thinking about meal prep, an easy system, and a little practice. I’ll explain the concept, show you the system, then we’ll experiment with and sample a variety of flavor profiles using the same lean animal or vegetarian protein, a healthy carb, and loads of veggies. You’ll be amazed at how different herbs, spices and a variety of simple ingredients can turn a basic meal into a delicious variety of restaurant quality meals!

Real Food Protein Power

Find out how much protein YOU actually need. You'll find out healthy ways to boost your protein intake with real food that you may not have considered! We'll make and enjoy protein snacks, smoothies and mini-meals that are easy, healthy and REAL.

Whole Life Challenge - It's a Lifestyle!

Introduction to the Whole Life Challenge nutrition plan. We'll cover the concept, the nutrition component - including compliant and non-compliant foods. We'll make healthy delicious and compliant dishes we prepare and sample together for meals and snacks. Who needs a diet, learn how to eat 'compliant' for the rest of your life and love it!