Events

Featured Event:

Location: Center for Plant-based Living
If you are wanting all things plant-based all the time - you've got it!! We have just opened the Center for Plant-based Living, it's the nation's first plant-based nutrition and culinary education center located in downtown Kirkwood. Join us and let's get cooking!

March 17, 2022, at 05:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
Good health is not for the lucky - you create your own good health! Let’s celebrate this St. Patrick’s with a nutritious twist on traditional foods! Menu Sauteed Cabbage with Potatoes and Carrots finished with Dill and Yogurt Irish Sausage Links Irish Soda Bread

February 10, 2022, at 05:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
If you’re planning on gathering with friends to watch the Super Bowl (commercials), of course you need to be noshing on all things buffalo! Menu Seitan Buffalo Nuggets with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing + Buffalo Sauce Thick and Creamy Buffalo Chick’n Dip Buffalo Black Bean and Quinoa Bites

February 8, 2022, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
If you’re planning on gathering with friends to watch the Super Bowl (commercials), of course you need to be noshing on all things buffalo! Menu Seitan Buffalo Nuggets with Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing + Buffalo Sauce Thick and Creamy Buffalo Chick’n Dip Buffalo Black Bean and Quinoa Bites

January 24, 2022, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
These are some favorite meals from around the globe! We’re keeping the flavor, but pulling out the added calories and excess fat. No need to talk calories counts here, rather, you will learn about calorie density vs. nutrient density so that next time you cook, you’ll have a better understanding of how to re-create meals in your own kitchen that are full of flavor, nutrient dense to support optimum health and not packed with excess calories. This class is also gluten-free! Menu Hearty Miso Soup Jackfruit CurrY Over Riced Cauliflower Chef AJ’s Mediterranean Kale

January 21, 2022, at 05:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living

December 13, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
You might have to pry your guests away from the buffet table if you plan on including these at your holiday gatherings! Check out this menu*! Caramelized Onion Dip Tempeh Meatballs in Marinara Dark Chocolate and Peanut Butter Glitter Truffles New World Wassail Cocktail *This is a gluten-free class *Mocktail version will also be offered

November 15, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
We are celebrating the foods that were once on the first Thanksgiving Table. Squash, corn and beans were in abundance as they are in our class. Menu Fruit and Nut Corn Muffins Three Sisters Stew Succotash with Roasted Potatoes

August 7, 2021, at 10:00 AM
Location: Kirkwood Farmers' Market

June 12, 2021, at 10:00 AM
Location: Kirkwood Farmers' Market
Let’s grab the best of the season and start slinging plants!

February 4, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
Want to lose few lbs, but don’t want to eat like a rabbit? Who does?! We are cooking food where the servings are under 500 calories and one is in the 300 calorie range! Eat up / slim down. Your menu: Mushroom Bourguignon over Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot Chicken-less and Vegetable Soup Mexican Minestrone with Baby Kale and Avocado Salad

January 23, 2021, at 03:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
Want to lose few lbs, but don’t want to eat like a rabbit? Who does?! We are cooking food where the servings are under 500 calories and one is in the 300 calorie range! Eat up / slim down. Your menu: Mushroom Bourguignon over Mashed Potatoes Instant Pot Chicken-less and Vegetable Soup Mexican Minestrone with Baby Kale and Avocado Salad _

January 12, 2021, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
From making a simple vegetable broth (without all the junk in it!), to creating robust flavors in an oil-free, dry saute, you’ll learn all the culinary basics you need to jump start or even enhance your plant-based journey. Some other valuable take-a-ways: How to make almond milk How to make a rich and creamy cheesy sauce that EVERYONE will love! What 5 parts every salad dressing should have How to make a Parmesan cheese And much more! You’ll also receive with a full color 20-page PDF.

November 14, 2020, at 03:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
Let’s put that cute cruciferous on your Thanksgiving table (and beyond!) in new and interesting ways this year. Hey, it’s 2020 - apparently anything goes, so we’re even making nachos with “bacon”! Your menu: Whole Roasted Cauliflower Stew Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup over Brown Rice with Dill Roasted Herb Cauliflower, Bacon and Olive Nachos with Tahini

August 28, 2020, at 06:00 PM
Location: virtual
Grab your other half, open a bottle of Chianti and let’s get cooking! We’ll be in the kitchen with BOTH Caryn and Tim Dugan for this couples class. Your menu: Tim’s spicy red marinara over pasta with vegetables Homemade sausage links, cooked and seared (to add to pasta) Italian chopped salad with an oil-free Italian dressing

August 18, 2020, at 06:00 PM
Location: Center for Plant-based Living
We’re making it good to eat bad! Street food that is GOOD FOR YOU! Dr. Loomis is the house and he and Caryn are cooking up a street-worthy feast for you! Your Menu Mexican Corn Poutine Chicago Hot Dogs