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[1] (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:


Casserole pan

Cooling unit


Strain yogurt with a muslin strainer for 3 hours

Blend yamamomo 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 [2], 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:


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 and painstaking formatting WHY WILL THIS NOT WORK CORRECTLY by Alison