Food Wisdom Rx™ Intensives & Specialized Cooking Classes
Join Food Wisdom Rx™ for private or group cooking classes, series & intensives and learn how to:
- Create healthier food combinations
- Work with unfamiliar, restorative ingredients
- Make flavorful substitutions for wheat gluten, milk & dairy, sugar and more
- Saute and sear foods to create flavor and texture
- Retain nutritional value of vegetables thereby magnifying their beauty, flavor and texture
- Choose proper cooking equipment
- Cook to safe temperatures and set up your kitchen
- Utilize simple sanitation practices
Our most popular classes include:
Gluten-free GrainsLearn the best methods for cooking high-protein, gluten-free grains like organic short grain brown rice, millet, and quinoa, a.k.a. "smart carbs" and "low-cal carbs."
What is Burdock?
Burdock root is the main ingredient in most high-end, organic moisturizers and is a well-known folk remedy for flu, colds, and respiratory ailments. You'll learn about this edible root vegetable as well as other veggies we use for healing, weight loss and detoxification.
Did you know that combining soy and seaweed reduces the incidence of breast cancer? Learn how to transform organic soy products like tofu and tempeh into delicious, beautiful entrees that even carnivores will love.
Did you know that seaweed contains highly effective anti-carcinogenic components that are lacking in land plants and are anticarcinogenic in cell culture and animal studies? This is our most popular class! Come learn how to cook seaweed and taste the results; you'll be surprised how many ways you can use seaweed without a briny flavor — even in desserts like vegan chocolate mousse.
Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan Desserts
Become skilled at making desserts with the best low glycemic sweeteners: blue agave nectar and stevia. Learn how to whip up vegan, sugar-free treats like New York style cheesecake and chocolate or peanut butter mousse — and enjoy them too.
Learn the macrobiotic magic that can usher you through detoxing, losing weight, & fighting disease into a new lifestyle of radiant wellness. You may find yourself making friends with natural ingredients like daikon (a natural antihistamine and diuretic), pickled umeboshi plums (amazing for nausea, gastrointestinal disorders & abdominal pain), kukicha tea (the roasted twigs of Japanese green bancha tea plants, excellent for pulling out toxins), or lotus root (a natural fighter of congestion and constipation).
Learn low-guilt holiday recipes with a huge flavor payoff, thanks to classic culinary methods and clever macrobiotic substitutions for gluten, sugar, dairy, and animal products. The usual suspects include millet mashed "potatoes"; an incredible gluten-free, vegetarian stuffing; shiitake mushroom gravy; or vegan pumpkin pie with almond cream. Omnivores don't despair: we'll teach you how to "healthy up" traditional dishes as well, such as organic, free range, oven-roasted turkey and French-style turkey giblet gravy.
Food Wisdom Rx can customize classes, workshops, or seminars for individuals or groups of any size.
Founder Roxanne Koteles-Smith — acclaimed chef, cookbook author & macrobiotic consultant — is also available for presentations, demonstrations, private chef bookings and speaking engagements.
- Wellness weekends
- Cooking instruction, classes & series
- Holiday cooking classes
- Weight loss intensives
- Workshops & seminars
- Seasonal programs
- Private cooking demonstrations
- Baby and bridal showers
- Bachelor & bachelorette parties
- Birthday & anniversary parties
- Book signings
- Grand openings
- Private chef/caterer engagements
- Guest speaker bookings for organizations, businesses and conferences