Last night I hosted my first cooking class as a Holistic Health Counselor. Five beautiful people showed up at my apartment to cook and enjoy a love-infused, healthy and delicious Fall meal with me. On the menu was Marinated Tempeh, Easy Fried Rice and Garlic-Steamed Green Beans. I also threw in a yummy dessert of Baked Bananas with Cinnamon and Nutmeg.
I wanted to show this group that cooking can be easy and fun and you don’t have to be Rachel Ray or Bobby Flay to make an impressive, satisfying meal. One year ago, I would have never believed that I would be teaching a cooking class. And three years before that, you would have rarely found me anywhere near a kitchen except to heat leftovers in a microwave.
What a difference a year makes!
What I loved about last night is that the cooking — if I had to guess — was secondary to everyone’s experience. The conversation and questions it generated, to me, were so much more fulfilling. What’s more, the friendships forged reminded me that this is why I do this. Connecting people through food, health and love and creating a positive space where people can bond over shared interests, learn new things and feel free to ask questions are the real rewards. And if two people go on a date as a result? Job done! 🙂
Read Jocelyn’s blog about the event at Peace. Love. Nutrition: https://peacelovenutrition.wordpress.com/