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Nutritional Cooking on Zoom


Note for Cooking Classes: An ingredient and equipment list as well as any pre-class prep instructions will be sent to participants well in advance of the class. There is also the option for participants to sit back (with their favorite beverage) and watch how this main dish / dessert is prepared.


Healthy Taste of Italy: Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Are gnocchi a dish that you order at a restaurant, but never think about making at home from scratch? Come learn how to make sweet potato gnocchi, a nutritional, fall twist on potato gnocchi, as well as an accompany sauce that pairs well with these tender and pillowy bites of comfort. Once you taste them, you will be transported to the hills of Northern Italy. Special Equipment: You will need a Ricer OR Box Grater AND a Blender OR Food Processor. Instructor Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high school level. She has been cooking healthy meals from scratch and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years.

1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 25)
Tuesday, 10/26 from 6:45-8:45 p.m.; Zoom


Not Your Ordinary “Bird”
Boneless, skinless chicken breast are a healthy, lean source of protein, but when prepared can be quite bland. Come explore the many ways one can transform a chicken dish from ordinary to extraordinary by incorporating herbs, spices, wine and vegetables. Participants will create a delicious Greek chicken dish with a white wine sauce alongside Laura that will impress family and friends alike. It is sure to become part of your “go-to” recipe collection. No special equipment needed. Instructor Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high school level. She has been cooking healthy meals from scratch and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years.

1 Session $ 29 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 23)
Thursday, 11/18 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Zoom


Sweet Taste of Italy: Holiday Biscotti
Satisfy your “sweet tooth” without feeling guilty by learning how to create a classic Italian cookie that is delicious and nutritious. Join Laura in preparing biscotti- delectably crispy,“twice-baked” cookies that are low in sugar and fat. Serve with a cup of frothy cappuccino or alongside a glass of Italian dessert wine for an elegant and delicious holiday dessert. Beautifully packaged, they also make great gifts for family and friends. Special Equipment: Electric Mixer. Instructor Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high school level. She has been cooking healthy meals from scratch and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years.

1 Session $ 31 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 25)
Wednesday, 12/1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Zoom