Cookology is teaching a series of hands-on cooking classes on the popular Paleo diet on three separate Monday evenings from 7-9pm on June 11, June 18 and June 25.
Attendees can purchase classes individually or the entire 3-part series held every Monday evening. After each dish is prepared by students, they will sit together to enjoy the final meal.
The goal of the Paleo diet is to eliminate processed foods, grains, and diary and replace grains with nuts, more fruits and vegetables. The Paleo Cooking Class will create simple, satisfying and healthy high protein dishes, and whip up accompanying sauces, relishes, and side dishes that will enhance traditional Paleo meals.
Each class will focus on healthy cooking techniques that are the basis for the Paleo lifestyle minimal oils, no refined sugars, and whole natural ingredients that include organic or locally farm raised meat, and in-season produce.
Our professional chefs will also give nutritional insight on the calorie breakdown of the Paleo diet versus the standard American diet. The Paleo diet requires that no more than 30% calories come from carbohydrates, the average diet consists of about 65%.
The chefs will also discuss how to select the best proteins and vegetables specifically answering questions such as why grass-fed beef is important, the differences between farm raised and fresh fish, and how to eat produce seasonally.
By the end of the series, participants will be armed with knowledge and hands-on cooking practice needed to achieve Paleo success at home.
Session 1: The Seasonal Paleo Diet Cooking with Fresh, Local Foods
Warm Spinach Salad with Toasted Pecans and Strawberry Thyme Vinaigrette
Baked Orange BBQ Shrimp
Peach Cobbler with Raw Honey Nut Crust
Session 2: Mastering Paleo Proteins
Seafood: Chipotle Honey Glazed Salmon with Strawberry Jalapeno Relish
Beef: Pan Roasted Beef with Charred Summer Vegetables
Poultry: Homemade Chicken Apple Sausage Burgers
Session 3: Paleo Meal Planning Grain-Free Side Dishes and Salads
Roasted Cauliflower Rice Pilaf with Caramelized Onions and Fresh Herbs
Red Pepper and Almond Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms over Baby Arugula with Creamy Lemon Dressing
Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Gazpacho with Spiced Sunflower Seeds
Several medical journals including The Mayo Clinic, The American Society for Nutrition, The American Journal of Cardiology, The New England Journal of Medicine and WebMD all conclude that a Paleo lifestyle can lead to significant improvements in health and energy.
Also, they all agree that our current eating habits that include refined and processed foods are linked to modern health ailments.
Specific studies linked a Paleo diet to health improvement related to heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and obesity. Others found significant improvements in weight loss relative to other diet regimens.
On one topic, many journals and doctors agreed: our current modern lifestyle of processed and refined foods is closely linked to modern health ailments. Adopting a Paleo lifestyle is one of the best ways to combat these symptoms and diseases.
Learn to make “caveman” food accessible–and delicious–in this how-to cooking course dedicated to navigating the Paleo Diet!
Join us June 11 from 7-9 for the kick-off of the Paleo Diet Series.
Cookology is a recreational culinary school located on the lower level next to Macy’s in Dulles Town Center Mall in Sterling, Virginia. We believe everyone with a little practice can make delicious, healthy meals. Our professional, patient chef’s teach adults and kids the skills they need to learn the art of cooking. 703.433.1909