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Culinary Classes at the River Garden: Food as Medicine

Culinary Classes at the River Garden: Food as Medicine

Food As Medicine

A three-part series with Amy Comerchero, owner of Amy’s Bakery Arts Cafe in Brattleboro

At The River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT

Jan. 16 – 5:30 – 7:00 | The Basics of the Anti-Inflammatory Diet –  COMPLETED

Jan. 30 – 5:30 – 7:00 | Load the Oven, and Eat Like Royalty for a Week … STILL OPENINGS! 

Feb. 13 – 5:30 – 7:00 | Treats, Desserts and Cravings … STILL OPENINGS!  

Scroll down for complete class descriptions

Diet greatly affects our health and well-being;  this series will help you organize and implement healthy habits that are simple and manageable.

We will explore “food as medicine” and how to feast/eat with enjoyment while respecting your body.

These three classes will provide how-to methods for understanding and implementing an anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle for those experiencing or suffering from:

  • Chronic pain
  • Lyme disease
  • Inflammatory gut conditions (Crohn’s, colitis, etc.)
  • Arthritic/gout conditions
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Diabetes, MS, Parkinson’s, Lupus, etc…other inflammatory conditions

…and anyone interested in eating for good health

1 Class – $35
2 Classes – $65

Class 1 – Wed. January 16  – COMPLETED – see Classes 2 and 3 below still room to register! 

The Basics of the Anti-inflammatory Diet…what’s good, what’s bad…how to make it delicious/easy/fun/do-able

We will discuss how gut health and correct diet/lifestyle choices can heal a multitude of problems and affect the way we feel and function.  We will prepare, sample and discuss:

  • Bone Broth and Soups
  • Probiotics: fermented and cultured foods
  • Fats and Oils
  • Carbohydrates
  • Recipes and Cooking techniques

Class 2 – Wed. January 30

Load the Oven, and eat like royalty for a week

We will fill the oven with (and dine on!) poultry, fish and vegetable dishes, and share recipes and cooking techniques for anti-inflammatory entrees.   

  • Poultry (Kentucky Fried style, Curried, Pomegranate barbecue and more)
  • Fish (Miso Marinade)
  • Vegetables and Side dishes
  • Recipes and Menu planning

Class 3 – Wed. February 13

Treats, Desserts and Cravings

Want to treat yourself and be kind to your body at the same time? Want to curb your cravings for foods that don’t serve you and enjoy occasional desserts?

We will prepare and taste recipes for grain-free baked goods and desserts, and discuss sweetening options.

  • Puddings, jellos
  • Grain-free cake and bread
  • How to deal with cravings and get back in balance
  • Sweeteners 
  • Recipes

Amy Comerchero of Amy’s Bakery Arts Cafe, has made a lifelong study of nutrition, natural healing, and food as medicine.  When her 21-yr. old daughter was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, they chose a natural path to wellness, employing an anti-inflammatory diet, natural supplements, and alternative healing treatments.  They are happy to report great results…with no negative side effects!