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Sushi 101
In this class, you will learn the types of sushi rice and how to properly wash, cook, and season. Also, how to select locally grown vegetables, fish and organic eggs to make a variety of Sushi rolls, individual pieces of sushi, cone shape hand rolls and chirashi sushi bowl.  Before sampling sushi, appetizer dishes such as Tuna Carpaccio with wasabi mayo dressing and Seared Salmon Salad with Japanese miso dressing will be presented.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15


Instructor: Lily You was born and raised in Taiwan and grew up exposed to many Chinese regional food cultures. She experienced Japanese cooking with her mother who was born in Japan. Lily owned restaurants in Vancouver and has taught high school culinary arts.

Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8462.301
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Chefs Lisa Scott & T.J. Tramonto

Cooking with Trader Joe's

You’ve found all the unique items at your favorite store. Now, what can you do with them? Our chefs will answer your questions about Trader Joe's new products and help you create interesting, healthful meals using them plus seasonal ingredients. The menu will be determined by the instructor based on what is new and fresh at Trader Joe’s. Due to the popularity of this class, we will offer two sessions. The same recipes will be featured; sign up for only one of these sessions.

Instructors: Lisa Scott and T.J. Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef with a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the Adult School since 2003. T.J. Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer.

Wednesday, Sept 27, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8400.301

OR

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8400.302

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Winter-Spring Menu
Cooking with Trader Joe's Wed, Sept 27
Sushi 101 Wed, Oct 4
Nutrition LIfestyle Choices Tue, Oct 10-24
Meal Planning Wed, Oct 11
Cooking with Trader Joe's Wed, Oct 18
Joy of Canning Wed, Oct 25
Autumn Chicken Entrees Wed, Nov. 1
A Trader Joe's Holiday Wed, Nov 8
Fun with Fermented Foods Wed, Nov 15
A Trader Joe's Holiday Wed, Dec 6
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Fun with
Fermented Foods
This interactive class will teach you how to make sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha and sourdough bread. We will prepare these international delicacies and discuss the health and nutritional benefits of fermented foods. You will learn the science behind fermented foods and understand why and how cultures have been fermenting for centuries.

Instructor: Paul Hudak teaches organic gardening, cooking and nutrition at an area school.

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8445.301
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Meal Planning
for Health & Vitality
If you want to take control of your health, the key is to cook the majority of your meals at home. Learn how to create consistently healthy meals for your family with no-fail planning tools. Recipes and shopping lists will be provided. We’ll prepare an easy dinner, explore how you can cook once and eat twice, and get the whole family involved. This class is naturally gluten free!

Instructor: Molly Duncan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She successfully manages her own autoimmune challenges solely through diet and exercise.

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)

#8452.301
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Joy of Canning
This course is filled with everything you need to know to get started in canning your own foods. You will learn about the tradition of canning and preserving, how to get started, deciding what to can, the various methods used, including water bath, pressure canning and tools of the trade. Topics to be discussed will be food safety and holiday/hostess gift giving ideas.

Instructor Sharon Swearingen is a Master Food Preserver/Master Gardener with the University of California Cooperative Extension. She has taught in countless venues and has been judging the Preserved Foods entries at the Ventura County Fair for the last 29 years.

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8468.301
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Nutritional Lifestyle Choices
When it comes to eating well, information is power. Learn the basics about the important macronutrients - Protein, Fat and Carbohydrates - and how they function within popular eating choices. The class covers the differences between Vegetarian and Vegan, what is included in the Paleo style of eating compared to the Mediterranean style, concerns with eating completely raw food, and gluten free strategies. Resources and recipes for all are included.

Instructor: Risa Potters, D.C., is a Nutritionist and Licensed Chiropractor who has helped hundreds of people lose weight and heal illnesses like diabetes and autoimmune conditions through healthy eating. She is also an organic gardener and real food advocate who supports the slow food movement.

3 Tuesdays
2:30 - 4:30 pm
Oct 10 - 24, 2017
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room B
Cost: $70 plus $5 material fee to instructor
#8458.201
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A Trader Joe's Holiday
Come experience the holidays Trader Joe’s style! Class will feature current and seasonal Trader Joe’s products and recipes for popular appetizers, main dishes and desserts.

Instructors: Lisa Scott and T.J. Tramonto. Lisa Scott is a personal chef with a B.S. in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics. She has been teaching cooking classes at the Adult School since 2003. T.J. Tramonto is a graduate of Westlake Culinary Institute and a professional caterer.

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8418.301

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8418.302
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Autumn Chicken Entrees
 
With the holidays coming, there will be many opportunities to plan dinner parties. Chicken can always be a star entree and Phyllis will show you how to prepare it using different cooking methods and featuring dishes from different parts of the world. Recipes will include Chicken Saltimbocca Roulades with Prosciutto and Sage; Baked Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado and Jalapeno Salsa; pressure cooked Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemon, Olives and Couscous and Chicken with Apples, Mushrooms and Calvados Cream Sauce. There will also be a special dessert.

Instructor: Phyllis Vaccarelli is the former owner and director of Let’s Get Cookin’ and the Westlake Culinary Institute. She now consults, teaches and writes for her new business, Culinary Concierge Connection.

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
6:00 – 8:30 pm
Conejo Valley Adult School
Room 15
Cost: $65
(includes food fee)
#8464.301
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