Vegan Cooking Class: Overview / by Helen Grant

Writer: Helen Grant
 

For those just learning of this new cooking series at Resonator, or for those who haven't made it to a class yet, here are some examples of the lessons and types of dishes prepared during Andrea Duran's first two classes. Andrea currently teaches this series on Monday nights. You can view the event, sign up for a class ($10), and get her contact information through this link.

 Recipe used during the first class.

Recipe used during the first class.

 Are you just learning the basics? Not sure what you can purchase locally? Here is a list of some other items discussed in these classes.

Are you just learning the basics? Not sure what you can purchase locally? Here is a list of some other items discussed in these classes.

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The next set of photos documents a rare collaborative opportunity students had. Resonator's visiting artist from India, B. Ajay Sharma, teamed up with Andrea to present a distinctly Indian take on vegan meals.

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Below is a sample of these spices put into action!

 Ajay makes spinach pakoras after making the class a warm beverage of ginger, honey, and lemon .  

Ajay makes spinach pakoras after making the class a warm beverage of ginger, honey, and lemon .  

 Here we see the makings of a vegetable couscous salad.  

Here we see the makings of a vegetable couscous salad.  

 Jenna Bryan samples a spinach pakora, later Ajay would treat those students who stayed after class to an eggplant version as well.  

Jenna Bryan samples a spinach pakora, later Ajay would treat those students who stayed after class to an eggplant version as well.  

 Spinach pakora with served with a mint-cilantro chutney. 

Spinach pakora with served with a mint-cilantro chutney. 

 Students don't just sit and learn at these classes. They are welcome to help in the preparation of various dishes, get a sample something freshly made, or get close for a better view of the process.  

Students don't just sit and learn at these classes. They are welcome to help in the preparation of various dishes, get a sample something freshly made, or get close for a better view of the process.