Food is a direct pathway to the soul that reaches us in a very primal place.
Explore the Power of Food
The link among food, medicine, and health goes as far back as 460 BC. In ancient Greece, Asclepios, the God of medicine and healing, promoted ways of staying strong and vibrant through good food and positive thought. Later on, Hippocrates, considered to be the Father of Medicine, revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece with an approach to healing that promoted the role of plants in managing health. In our kitchen, we love to use wholesome ingredients which nature graces us with to create delectable, healthy dishes that nourish the body and the soul!
Your health and success in life are largely dependent on your inner and outer nourishment. Your body but also your soul need to be fed in order for you to thrive as a human being.
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Seasonal, 2.5 hour instructive class accompanied by a sit down family style meal and take home recipe. The Menu is based on veggies and fruit availability for that season. Private classes are possible. This class encourages and promotes good cooking skills that make preparing a meal fun and easy and is delivered in a family gathering atmosphere that is enjoyable by all. These classes are fun and experiential group gatherings and if weather and circumstances allow we will be gathering for a meal out in the garden. Not only will you learn how to cook this meal but you will be infused with the atmosphere of a fun Greek cooking event. Yes, we do spend most of our day in the kitchen, creating and chatting away with family and friends. Your instructors are Mediterranean themselves and bring that very unique flair to each event. This class is great for all and ideal for people who enjoy cooking and are looking to add recipes to their repertoire and learn some secrets of the trade at the same time. A moderately paced class perfect for beginners and intermediate cooks.from 18 to 108 years old.
A combination event that may include a cooking demonstration, group luncheon, presentation and group activities. Some group activities include, cooking class, yoga practice, meditation, attunements, vision board creation, and presentations from local professionals. Each event is unique. This half day workshop will provide instruction and demonstration of a cooking meal in a fun and easy delivery of a family gathering atmosphere that is enjoyable by all. These events are fun and experiential group gatherings and if circumstances allow we will be gathering in the garden for much of the experience. This is a chance for you to be infused with the atmosphere of a fun Greek cooking event as both of the hosts/instructors are of Mediterranean heritage. This is an ideal event for people who enjoy spending fun times with a group and are looking to relax, rejuvenate, laugh and gain new experiences.
Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Although not the most common soup to find in a Mediterranean menu, in Colorado this is a welcomed flavor to the winter months.
Smooth and silky pumpkin or squash soup is a very comforting food especially when it is cold outside. It makes you feels all warm and cozy inside!
2 tbsps. butter or olive oil
1 medium Vidalia onion, finely chopped
1 2 lb., pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cubed
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, minced
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. curry powder
4 cups vegetable or other broth (your preference)
2 cups water
1 tbsp. sea salt
Fresh ground pepper to taste
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup pumpkin seeds for garnish
¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
In a large pot add olive oil and onions and sauté over medium heat, until they are translucent. Add squash or pumpkin, and carrots, and sauté for a few minutes until squash begins to soften, about 7 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, curry powder, salt and pepper, and mix well. Cook and stir for a couple more minutes until the vegetables are well coated.
Pour in broth and water and bring to a boil. Cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on the altitude of your location – higher altitudes need more time). Once your squash/pumpkin is cooked, remove pot from fire and prepare to run it through an immersion blender. Carefully, and in small batches, puree soup until it is smooth and silky. If using, add some heavy cream and blend in. Omit cream for dairy free option.
Slowly return blended soup to pot to keep warm and serve in small soup bowls, topped with a dollop of heavy cream and pumpkin seeds. You can also drizzle some parsley on top if you want.
Serves 6 people (Autumn, Winter)
Pair with: This dish is paired well with a green salad, some fresh baked bread and a full bodied red wine.
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A Mediterranean approach to health and wel-being