Its almost been more than a week since I completed my most awaited Hands On Cooking Class at Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods, Bowery in NY!
Its been so busy with Christmas and New Years coming up and everyday goes by so quickly with both my girls that it does make me feel I have been busy doing nothing(why am I beat by the end of the day!!!!) I could go to bed at 6 .00pm:)))) IF and there s this big IF I COULD!!!!As much as it is fun being with family, its a mother talking here:) just doing everyday chores for my family and kids is exhausting!!!
Anyways, enough with my rant:) I de stress while I cook and Cooking works like therapy for me! So on the day of my cooking class in NY, my husband dropped me and decided to take the girls to the museum close by. I enter this so warm and nicely organized kitchen at Whole Foods, Bowery and Min, the main cooking lead greets me in.
She is a super woman – I must tell you. She takes care of all the cooking demos as well as is a food writer, and organizes every single class. I was blown away by how organized she was. She had all the tables and chairs set up. We had discussed a menu plan for the class.
On the Menu: Lentil Soup with Cilantro; Crostini with Corn and Pesto; Quinoa with Indian-Style Tomato Sauce, Topped with Cucumbers and Cilantro; Baked Cauliflower with Pecans in a Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce; Caramelized Banana Slices with Basil and Coconut.(http://wholefoodsmarket.com/store/event/easy-vegetarian-cooking-indian-twist)
She had every single ingredient measured out for every person who participated and everything was neatly arranged in trays that were labeled!
Min mentioned to me that my cooking class was a full house within the first 2 weeks they had published on their website. So we had 12 people who registered for my class and Min had divided them into 4 groups.
We decided to make Crostini with corn and Pesto first since we figured that way they have something to eat along while they are cooking:)It was such a fun group as always and I am going to be sharing the pictures I clicked with all of you.
The way it worked was I would show them how to put together every dish and they would watch and go to their respective stations and make it. I would always be around them for guidance or if they had any questions checking in and chatting!
At the end of our cooking class, they enjoyed every single dish they made and I once again felt this rush of joy and like the luckiest person ever alive since I can bet in a million years nothing gives me so much happiness than cooking for such fun group of people and to see the wonderful smiles in their faces enjoying every single bite of my currylicious dishes!
A huge Thanks to Min Liao and every single person who came to my cooking class:)Looking forward to many more……….
Much Love and Hugs…….