Cooking Classes

Come join us for nutritionally-curated classes in our kitchen at The Local Juice through a variety of different workshops. We love sharing our “intuitive cooking”  concepts, you will be introduced to using local and seasonal ingredients to nutritionally-craft new meals in your nutrition practice.  By the time we are done, you will feel inspired by your cooking and confident in more food preparation. 

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS: 

Nicole Cormier, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian, Local Food Enthusiast 

Dianna Carpientieri, MS, RD, LDN – Registered Dietitian, Culinary Expert 

Briget Bride – Fermentation expert & Psychotherapist

Sara Moran –  Art Therapist, Yoga

Elsbeth Hay – Environmentalist + founder of the NPR Local Food Report


UPCOMING WORKSHOP: 

E.A.T. {eating & truth} Series 

A Community Experiential Program for individuals facing eating challenges.

Dates:

August 2
August 9
August 16
August 23

When: Thursdays 5:30-7:30

We focus on locally-sourced food, new experiences and developing self-nurturing processes. This program promotes whole health, food and self-acceptance and building a sustainable community.

REGISTER


WORKSHOPS: 

Curating a Sustainable Pantry: 

Re-design your pantry and stock it with everything you need to make clean eating a daily practice. A nutrient-dense, well-stocked pantry is a must for a healthy lifestyle; it will support you to cook intuitively and choose complete meals. Come transform your pantry into one that will help you develop your own nutrition practice. We will cover grains, vegetables, fruit, protein, spices + appliances.

Designing Nutritionally Crafted Meals: 

Understand the fundamentals of nutrition and how to assemble wholesome ingredients to curate nutritionally-dense meals. We will implement formulas to fulfill your nutritional needs and create balance with in your daily practice. You’ll receive tools to practice a sustainable meal plan that fits your lifestyle and schedule. We will also highlight the benefits of incorporating local food sources, as well as provide a seasonal and local food experience.

Learn to Cook Intuitively: 

Using ingredients in your pantry to create new meals can be exciting, creative and help you achieve your goals without waste. Choose your vegetables, grain and protein. This approach encourages you to practice creating your own simple meals without following recipes.


Eating with Mindfulness: 

Practicing intuitive nutrition is the process of learning to listen to your body by cultivating awareness of its needs, creating a sustainable relationship with food, and making mindful choices that support your optimal health. This approach to improving your eating patterns and health, focuses on practicing versus the all-or-nothing mindset. It will allow you to find the right tools for you through creating new experiences. This workshop will cover specific journaling tools, meal meditation practices that can support your journey.


Food as Medicine: 

Nourish and heal yourself with whole foods. Learn how to incorporate more immune-boosting foods that will support your digestion. We will provide tools for incorporating more nutrient-dense, anti-inflammatory foods into your meals that will nourish and heal your body, as well as maintain a healthy relationship with food.


Eating Emotions: 

An introduction to exploring your relationships with food and emotions. Tap into your relationships to food and learn more about how it distracts you from life and connecting with others. Learn how to focus on feelings instead of mindless food decisions. Connect your own realizations and how to help be kind to yourself as you continue forward.


Zero Waste Grocery Shopping: 

Let us show you ways to expand your nutrition practice by cutting household trash down to almost zero! It will naturally add the benefit of removing unhealthy packaged foods from daily life. There will be many opportunities to save money by following the philosophy of “Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Rot”.


Fermentation 101:  

Fermenting is an ancient way of preserving food of all kinds. This presentation will introduce you to fermenting history, provide a basic understanding of what fermenting means and provide some resources for you to begin including fermented foods as part of a tasty nutrient-dense nutrition practice. You will take home your own fermented product masterpiece.