veganooking classes success stories

“The best veggie burger I have had and especially the best I have made!! It is not dry!!!!”

Catherine

“I have been a vegetarian for two years but still learned new things and techniques each week, even when I thought I was familiar with ingredients. Everything was broken down and easy to follow. I had prepped some of the food so I finished last night after the class up to the point of baking and we will have them tonight for dinner! My husband and I tried them and they are delicious!!! The best veggie burger I have had and especially the best I have made!! It is not dry!!!! I can’t wait for tonight’s dinner nor till Thursday’s and all of our upcoming classes. And I must say the ice cream was soooo delicious!!!!! Even better than the chemical laden store bought stuff. Even my husband liked it and he is an ice cream fanatic! Thank you so much!”

“I felt like an artist picking his paints as I looked at the various vegetables in the store that could top my pizza creation :)”

– Dan, Del Rio TX

“Thank you so much for offering the classes! I was sad to see them end because I’ve enjoyed them so much! It was a real treat to be taught a “mindset”. I wanted to share a success story with you- One day, I decided to make the black bean burgers we made in class, but when I went to my grocery store, I discovered that they didn’t sell any canned beans without salt (and I couldn’t find some other stuff I needed), and I didn’t have enough time left in the day to make my own from dried beans…I almost despaired, but then remembered the pizza night we’d had the previous week, and after quickly thinking through what I had in my pantry at home, I decided, on the spot, to instead make a mexican-style pizza that would be based on ingredients I already had on hand…I felt like an artist picking his paints as I looked at the various vegetables in the store that could top my pizza creation 🙂 it not only ended up being absolutely delicious, but was satisfying on a whole new level because I was eating something that I created using your methods, as opposed to being enslaved to a recipe. It was empowering and I don’t view cooking the same way any more. Creating in the kitchen makes me happier than following recipes :)”

“Hearing you explaining the process made me want to get straight into the kitchen to start experimenting.”

Martin, Burlington, ON

“I’ve just finished my first tasting of the first recipe – Black Bean Lime Salad – and I’m very pleasantly surprised. I freely admit to being someone who avoids salads wherever possible, possibly because I find them extremely unimaginative and boring, so I almost never make them myself. This has already started altering my opinion of them, so thanks very much for that. Thank you also for the video idea. I consider myself to be reasonably good at following recipes written in a book, but do not necessarily comprehend why I’m doing everything since it’s always a very basic step 1, step 2, step 3, and so on. Hearing you explaining the process of combining ingredients along with the extra nutritional information gave me a really good understanding and made me want to get straight into the kitchen to start experimenting. I still have another day, or two of the beans to eat with whatever veggies I decide to chop up, so that should give me the time to prepare for the next lesson later this week.”

“My kids even enjoyed watching [the videos] with me quite often.”

Cindy, Alabama

“The videos were fun, as well as full of valuable information and great energy. I think the class gave so much more info than just making bean dips. I love how you give lots of information about the individual ingredients as well. My kids even enjoyed watching them with me quite often. The recipes are good and the class outlines are a fantastic resource!!! And I really enjoyed the ability to ask questions and get great responses.”

“It was my first time using parsley as the main green ingredient and was so excited of how yummy it was.”

– Agnes, Pearl City HI

“Hi Heather, Thank you for your email. The class is going great so far. I’m just going at my own pace. I made the parsley salad and it was so delicious. It was my first time using parsley as the main green ingredient and was so excited of how yummy it was. I’m hoping to try at least one new recipe a week.”

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“I am getting so many good ideas from you.”

Ayn, North Carolina

“I appreciate your attention to details and especially to your instincts for being able to anticipate questions people might have before they have them! Thanks for doing the section on sprouting. It was nice to see a sprouting container that works so well, so I will order one when I can get the seeds. Thanks so much for all your hard work putting together the videos, recipes, and classes. I am getting so many good ideas from you. Thanks much!”

“I like how you gear your site towards complete health and you know a lot about what different types of foods can do for you.”

– Samantha

“I am really enjoying the classes. I’ve navigated all around and you have everything so nicely organized. I like how informed you are and how you share that information with us. It’s not just “you should eat this because it’s good for you and what they do to animals is bad.” That’s all true but I like how you gear your site towards complete health and you know a lot about what different types of foods can do for you. It definitely helps when talking to family and close friends who are skeptical about a vegan diet. Your site is sweet and honest. Thanks Heather! “

“Once a week I put out on the curbside the recycling box. This week I looked in the box and there was one can.”

– Ian

“Let me tell you I am learning so much from these classes. I listen and make notes and usually the next day I make the meal. They have all turned out very delicious and will become a part of our weekly meal plan. So far I am sticking to your recipes before I experiment with ingredients. Well the first set of cooking classes are over and I thought they were just great. I learnt a lot and realised where I was making some mistakes. Also I want to share a recent observation. Once a week I put out on the curbside the recycling box. This week I looked in the box and there was one can. Yes after a week only one can. It was an empty can of the chick peas I had bought to make hummus. I am fortunate to have a garden and make my own compost so even the vegetable trimmings get used. So this is quite a revelation, the benefits of cooking healthy food goes far beyond the meals. Can’t beat that. Looking forward to the next series.”

“FUN! I feel like I’m in a friend’s kitchen while she cooks & chats about a bunch of stuff she’s learned.”

Linda, Carson City NV

“What I like & noticed at first glance was the clarity and ease of use. The site is clean without a lot of decorative background. This makes it very easy to quickly find what I’m looking for. I especially appreciate the Photo Lessons section. Besides the photos being amazing, it is great to actually see the things you are writing about, rather than just a printed list of items. Last, but not least, the actual video classes themselves. FUN! I feel like I’m in a friend’s kitchen while she cooks & chats about a bunch of stuff she’s learned. I can almost see myself sitting at the counter with a glass of iced tea…or maybe some wine.”

“The burgers came out fantastic! Even my husband ate one and he is nowhere near wanting to be vegetarian.”

– Mary

“One lady friend and I watched the video and made the burgers as we watched. The burgers came out fantastic! Even my husband ate one after giving him a small bite of mine and he is nowhere near wanting to be vegetarian. We made them flat and they came out so crunchy like croquettes. It was good to have the text script. Thanks for your time. “

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“I really enjoyed learning right from my own kitchen. I feel like if I find a recipe I like, I could convert it to healthier and vegan.”

– Colleen, New York

“The classes were wonderful. I really enjoyed learning right from my own kitchen. I usually watched and took notes then sometime that week (usually the next day) I made it for my family. I really enjoyed the classes and the recipes look great. I am glad I asked about the beet burger recipe I have because your description of the replacements really helped and clicked for me. I thought, Wow that makes sense. I feel like if I find a recipe I like, I could convert it to healthier and vegan. Of course my husband said I am not allowed to mess with the beet burger. He really likes them as is. I think I can make them even better and healthier and he will like them. (not even know the difference) I am so glad you are enjoying doing the classes. It looks like you are having so much fun and I hope to join you again soon.”

“First I thought I would never be able to watch a one-hour video about hummus, but now I have to say: it was fun, it was packed with info and ideas and you are probably the only person who could have done that!”

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“I really did learn a lot from you, and I liked that you weren’t “all chefy” and didn’t intimidate us.”

– Katherine, Colorado

“I really did learn a lot from you, and I liked that you weren’t “all chefy” and didn’t intimidate us. I have to say that I really enjoyed seeing your humor come out, and your playful side. The fact that I have a culinary school trained husband had no impact on your class, meaning I had no thoughts what so ever that you were inferior. I was happy to see you pull out a bigger knife though….haaa! Only for your safety though. My knife skills freak my husband out! Your site has become my go-to site when I’m looking for ideas, so I’ll be around! Thanks again, Heather!”

“I’ve passed on a lot of the advice and tips to family members and co workers.”

– Julie, New York

“I loved the cooking class and learned so much! I’ve passed on a lot of the advice and tips to family members and co workers. The class had inspired me to get a good food processor and so far I have enjoyed using it. Thank you so much for doing the class!”

“I love how you combine the how to prepare with why because it makes me want to eat them.”

Mari, Savannah GA

“I love how you combine the how to prepare with why eat the foods that are in your recipes because it makes me want to eat them thinking through that I am eating hummus because it provides me energy (carbs)… etc. and your recipes are sooo yummy.”

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