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Upcoming New Leaf classes include making sushi

Learn how to make sushi at New Leaf
Photo credit: New Leaf Community Markets

New Leaf Community Markets in Santa Cruz has several upcoming events, including classes on making sushi, learning about Japanese fermented foods, and identifying what foods cause inflammation. Here are some highlights; these are all at the Westside Santa Cruz location at 1101 Fair Ave. (831-426-1306).

 

Preregistration is required—even for free classes—at newleaf.com/events.

 

Mondays, January 22-February 12, 1-2 p.m.

Boosting Behavior Change 4-Part Series

The free, four-part interactive workshop series, led by licensed psychologist and wellness coach Kimberly Smith-Martinez, will support those wishing to modify their eating habits for goals such as improving health, building muscle or losing weight. The approach presented can also be applied to make lasting changes to other behaviors. Participants will learn about the science behind journaling and how this can support behavior change. By the end of the sessions, participants will “track mind, mouth and muscle” and be prepared to pursue their goals. The classes are on Mondays through Feb. 12.

 

Wednesday, January 24, 6-8 p.m.

Intro to Sushi Making: Part 2

In this hands-on class you’ll make maki rolls (from “maku” which means to wrap or roll), using nori on the outside, brown rice as a base, and other fresh ingredients including salmon and tuna. Attendance in Part 1 not necessary. With Sushi Chef Carlos Mayorga. Cost: $35

 

Thursday, January 25, 6-7:30 p.m.

Traditional Japanese Fermented Foods Series, Class # 1: Amazake

Make amazake (means sweet sake)—a traditional Japanese sweet, nutritious, non-alcoholic drink made with cooked rice or cooked oatmeal and rice Koji. Enjoy as a dessert, snack or natural sweetening agent. Taste different amazake recipes. With Masumi Diaz and Eriko Yokoyama. Two other classes will be offered: Feb 8 and Feb 22. Cost: $35

 

Wednesday, January 31, 6-7 p.m.

How to Read Nutrition Facts and Labels

Join Dr. Danette Sutton and learn how to read and understand food labels and start making healthier choices. Since the FDA announced a new label for packaged foods last year to reflect new scientific information, we will discuss the link between diet and chronic diseases.

Cost: $5

 

Wednesdays, Feb 7-Feb 28, 6-8 p.m.

Anti-Inflammatory Integrative Wellness Series, $56 for drop-in (only a couple of these remain) or $225 for all four classes

You may have heard than inflammation is the root cause of all disease, but did you know that what you eat has a profound effect on feeding or fighting the issue? In this 4-week series, Anti-Inflammatory Chef Magali Brecke and Holistic Nutritionist Madia Jamgochian will lead you through the basics of eliminating inflammation through diet and lifestyle. You will learn how to heal Leaky Gut, reverse autoimmune conditions, and get back on track to vibrant health. The four-class series breaks down as follows:

  • February 7: Intro to Inflammation, Leaky Gut, & Autoimmunity. In this two and a half hour class, Magali and Madia will provide a presentation on how inflammation affects the body, including what foods cause the biggest inflammatory response. Cooking demonstration & meal included.
  • February 14: Elimination Diets: There are quite a few anti-inflammatory diets out there these days. This class will go over how to choose the right elimination diet, and what’s in a name. We will cover the Autoimmune Protocol, (AIP) Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Wahls Protocol, Traditional Foods, and the Paleo diet to help you decide which one is the most realistic and beneficial fit for you. Cooking demonstration & meal included.
  • February 21: Meal Planning for Success! To complete a successful elimination diet, preparation is key. Magali & Madia will go over meal planning a week at a time, demonstrating batch cooking techniques that will make throwing together dinner easy! Cooking demonstration & meal included.
  • February 28: Hands on Cooking. In our last class together, classmates participate in creating an anti-inflammatory recipe from scratch. We will discuss techniques, resources, and do a series review plus Q &A on what you have learned from the class. Full meal included.

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Whole Foods Market pies and paleo/vegan pie classes

Pumpkin pie for the holidays

Pumpkin pie for the holidays

Whole Foods Market in Santa Cruz and Capitola each have upcoming pie events: this month, Santa Cruz has a four-part pie class series that includes vegan and paleo options, and Capitola has a small tasting event this Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.

WFM Santa Cruz pie class
Santa Cruz’s Whole Foods (911 Soquel Ave.) invites the community to attend one or all four free classes that will teach you how to make traditional pumpkin pie as well as restricted-diet versions. Classes will be 45 minutes long and will include samples. Participants will receive recipes and shopping lists. Marketing and Community Outreach Team Leader Lily Hussey encourages attendees to use the class time as “an open forum for holiday-related questions.” Call or visit the store’s Customer Service Desk to sign up; the class size is limited.

WHAT: Pumpkin Pie 4 Ways
COST: FREE
WHEN: Paleo Pumpkin Pie
November 11th 6 – 6:45 pm

Gourmet Pumpkin Pie
November 13th 6 – 6:45 pm

Classic Pumpkin Pie
November 18th 6 – 6:45 pm

Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie
November 20th 6 – 6:45 pm
WFM Capitola pie tasting
This Saturday, Nov. 8, from 2 -4 p.m., the store invites you to visit its bakery and sample three pies that are perfect for Thanksgiving. You can try apple, pumpkin, cranberry crumble, or all three. In fact, if you vote for your favorite, you have a chance to win a free pie! There will be at least a couple winners; if you don’t win, you can purchase the 10-inch pies for $19.99.

Unfamiliar with cranberry crumble? It used to be in stock at Whole Foods, but in 2013 it wasn’t available. Many people asked for it last year, so they decided to bring it back. If you haven’t tasted it, Saturday afternoon’s a great time to visit the shop.

Whole Foods Santa Cruz is located at 911 Soquel Ave. Call (831) 426-9901 for more information.

Whole Foods Capitola is located at 1710 41st Ave. Call (831) 464-2900 for more information.

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