Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Cooking Class

{My mom & I}

I had the best time assisting my mom with the cooking class on Saturday. I would say co-leading, but my mom had it on lock down. I've learned pretty much all I know from her, so it was really fun to see her pass along her passion for good food and cooking to others. 

For the class, we wanted to focus recipes that were healthy, simple, and affordable, since it can be challenging to find go-to recipes that encompass all three. With almost 20 of us, it was quite the feast. This was the six course menu:
  • Crostini with White Bean & Prosciutto Puree
  • Arugula Salad with Tomatoes, Red Onion & Pepperonici
  • Roasted Carrots
  • Black Bean Soup
  • Penne Pasta with Homemade Tomato Sauce
  • Honey Vanilla Poundcake with Berries & Chantilly Cream

Everything was incredible, but the crowd favorite was the roasted carrots. Roasting brings out the sugars so they were naturally and surprisingly sweet. I already blogged about the black bean recipe here and I'll continue sharing these recipes in upcoming posts. In the meantime, here are some pics from my iPhone & Lauranne's iPhone (the more stunning photos are Lauranne's).

{Directing the troops}

{Roasted carrots & preparing herbs}

{Assembling the crostini} 
{Arugula salad prep}

{White bean & prosciutto crostini}

{Assembled salad}



  1. I can't wait for the recipes!!!

  2. (the crostinis and dessert look amazing)

  3. All of this sounds so amazing!! And pretty incredible those are all iphone pics haha.

  4. where was your mom when we were roadies JEALS~-jennw

  5. Jenn - I know right? Maybe we could do an alumni cooking class!

  6. Love the pic of you and your mom! So cute. All this looks delish! Recipes please!!