Cooking Demo Parties
Plan Your Own Customized Cooking Demo Party
Plan a fun and cozy evening of fabulous food with your friends – or just for you – learning (and eating!) how to be healthier. I provide the entertainment, helpful learning about nutrition and food, delicious dishes, and recipes to try on your own in the future. You may customize a class to be held in my kitchen or yours! This is a great idea for a group of friends or work colleagues, a family celebrating a special milestone (e.g. birthday, anniversary), or a perfect gift to the person in your life who typically does all the cooking. You pick the time and the place and the topic!
Call or email now to organize a lively and entertaining event. A wide variety of fun and helpful topics and food focus areas are possible.
Here’s unsolicted feedback from a recent group of friends who arranged a custom seminar and cooking demo:
I wanted to let you know how much everyone enjoyed the evening. The feedback I have been receiving is amazing. You exceeded everyone’s expectations! I mentioned doing this again with the group and have been told by everyone that they are “IN”. In fact, I had a few people approach me in the office that just heard about our evening. I would love to do it again. Thanks for an informative and enjoyable evening.
- Shannon DiLauro
For your special event, choose from among these popular topics or work with Tracy to create your own customized focus.
Do you wake up in the morning bursting with energy or dragging your feet? Why are Americans chronically tired? Our nutrition and health counselor will show you an all natural, low stress, no gimmick recipe to gain all the energy you will ever need. Exhaustion does not have to be an inevitable sign of “getting older”! The average American diet leads us down that path. However, there are some surprisingly simple solutions that really work – many of which go against what you hear promoted in the media. Come to this fun, interactive session filled with myth-busting education and practical solutions.
Uncovering the Big Fat Lie !?
Are you afraid to eat fat? Do you believe that if you eat fat, you will get fat? Are you constantly checking labels for fat grams and skimping on the oil or butter with a grimace? Join us as we blow the lid off common health myths about fat and share why it’s crucial for good health (yes, even for weight loss!). Did you know that avoiding fat can make you put on fat? Learn which fats are truly dangerous to your health and which ones are absolutely critical to eat to help you avoid chronic illness. We will sample a wide variety of dishes that use natural, sumptuous foods like extra virgin olive oil, avocado, bacon, butter, and nuts. I will teach you how to choose high-quality fats for use in your own kitchen, and you’ll take home all the recipes to help you get started.
Stress Busters – Glorious Greens!
Come have some fun and learn more about one of nature’s healthiest foods: greens! Are you ever tempted at the grocery store to buy one of those bunches of greens in the produce section? Yet you aren’t really sure what to do with it? Do you cook it or eat it raw? How do you cook it? And will it taste good? Join me for an evening of experimenting with greens. We’ll try many different types of greens, prepared in a wide variety of simple and delicious ways. You’ll be sure to find one or two that you and your family can enjoy and easily add to your diet. Plus you get to take the recipes home to get you started!
Healthy – and Delicious – Vegetarian Eating
Do you think every meal needs a piece of meat to be satisfying? This event is perfect for vegetarians, for meat-lovers, or for those who simply want more alternatives and variety in their diet beyond the typical American fare. Vegetarian dishes really can be hearty, delicious, and satisfying. Don’t believe me? Come and see for yourself! Learn how you can build a balanced single meal – or a lifestyle – using food from the earth. Many people who avoid eating meat or other animal products end up being “junkfood-atarians”. To be a healthy vegetarian or vegan, you need to make smart choices to ensure you get all the nutrition your body needs. Let me show you how to do this with easy and delicious dishes.
Easy – and Healthy – Chinese Food at Home!
Is your take-out wreaking havoc on you and your family’s health and behavior? It’s one of America’s favorite foods, yet what you get at a restaurant is almost always loaded with preservatives and artificial ingredients. Join us to learn to “make your own take-out”, sample several popular Chinese dishes, and collect recipes to take home. It’s easier than you think, and these are great dishes for the whole family. We’ll also talk about specific things to beware in restaurant foods to keep your family thriving.
Beat the Sugar Blues
Do you often crave sweets, breads, chips or candy? Did you know that the average American consumes 185 lbs of sugar each year? Call it our national obsession, a daily craving, and for many, an addiction. This valuable workshop will help you learn why we crave/eat so much sugar. You will be surprised at where you unknowingly eat it everyday! What makes a trip to Dunkin Donuts at 10am or the vending machine at 3pm so incredibly irresistible? What will make the cravings go away? How does all this make it impossible to lose weight? And contribute to high cholesterol and heart disease? Come and learn the answers to all these issues and sample how you can satisfy your sweet tooth without derailing your health.
Strong, Healthy Bones – Naturally
Is your daily dose of calcium actually making you weaker? Is bone thinning as we age a given? Is milk helping or hurting us in our quest for strong bones? Learn some surprising strategies for strengthening your bones with everyday foods and activities! We’ll discuss the true causes of osteoporosis and how some typical foods and recommended supplements may actually do more harm than good. This helpful insight is useful for folks of all ages.
Wine and Chocolate: Say Yes! to Decadence that is Good for You
This one doesn’t need much more description, does it? Come and join us to sample, savor, and learn the health benefits of these wonderful indulgences. This makes for a particularly fun evening exploring natural ways to relax. Enjoy a variety of wines, chocolates, and chocolate dishes selected to enhance (not endanger!) your health.