Cooking Classes/Class Overview 28/9/2010

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Cooking Class, 28/9/2010

Types of food prepared:

Lemony garbanzo beans, Thai coconut peanut soup, 3 types of jicima, cold Czech cheesecake

Frantisek's Cold Czech Cheesecake Recipe (Vegetarian)


strained yogurt (Strauss organic whole yogurt, strain 3 hours) 2 cups yamamomo/myrica rubra fruit (soft and slightly fermented) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup honey (liquid) 2 cups of kombucha 1/2 cup coconut milk honey graham crackers

Cookware needed:

Blender Casserole pan Cooling unit


Strain yogurt with a muslin strainer for 3 hours Blend yamamo fruit with all the wet ingredients Taste to see if you've created something delicious Pour thin layer of yogurt mixture into pan Layer 1 sheet of graham crackers across first yogurt layer Alternate layers of yogurt mixture and graham crackers (at least 4 layers) Finish top layer with graham crackers Chill in refrigerator Eat! Yum.

Meena's Thai Coconut Peanut Soup (Vegetarian)


2 tbsp butter 1 onion (yellow) 1/2 tsp garlic 2 tbsp flour 2 tbsp curry 1/4 tsp red pepper 2 cans chicken broth (14.5oz) 1 can coconut milk (14oz) 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Cookware needed:

One pot for soup to be made in Stirring utensil Adjustable source of heat Knife for chopping if peanuts aren't pre-chopped


Melt butter in soup pot Add onion - cook 5 minutes Add garlic - cook 2 minutes Add flour, curry, and red pepper - cook 1 min Add chicken broth, bring to a boil Simmer on low for 20 minutes Add coconut milk and peanut butter, blend well Garnish with chopped peanuts

Meena's Lemony Garbanzo Beans (Vegan)


3-4 cloves garlic 1 large can garbanzo beans 1 small yellow onion 1-2tbsp olive oil extra olive oil, lemon juice, salt to taste

Cookware needed:

Knife for chopping Bowl for mixing Pan for cooking Stirring instrument


Mince garlic and onion Put 1-2b of olive oil in pan over medium-high heat Add chopped garlic, sautee ~30 seconds Add chopped yellow onion, sautee until lightly browned Add garbanzo beans with juice Bring to a boil Season with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt to taste Simmer until desired consistency achieved

Doug's Jicima Trifecta


whole jicima, chopped into matchstick-sized pieces

Raw sweet recipe: cinnamon, heavy sugar to taste Sauteed savory recipe: salt, pepper, cinnamon, heavy sugar to taste, olive oil, chopped white onion Raw salad recipe: salt, pepper, olive oil, light sugar, chili flakes

Cookware required:

Bowls Knife for chopping Pan if you want to make sauteed savory recipe


For raw recipes, mix ingredients to taste For sauteed recipe, sautee jicima on medium heat with seasoning for 10 minutes

Food by Frantisek, Meena, Doug; transcription by Alison

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