Events

Fall – Winter 2017 Events

  • The Farm at South Mountain
  • Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace
  • United Way of Phoenix
  • Local First Arizona
  • Private Cooking Experiences
  • Humana
  • Food Day Phoenix
  • Downtown Phoenix Public Market
  • Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth

Intuitive Cooking Classes at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ

This Fall seasonn at The Farm at South Mountain,  join us at Fall & Winter Harvest, Gourmet Raw Culinary, and fun kids cooking experiences. Many of the techniques and reicpes are from Melanie Albert’s cookbook,  A New View of  Healthy Eating.  Dishes are prepared with local Arizona organic farmers’ market fresh produce. Enjoy hands-on cooking class and enjoy tasting your creations with the beauty of The Farm. Take a look at some our photos in our adult and kids classes and hope to see you this Fall 2017!

  • September 15, 2017, Wednesday 5:00-7:30pm. Raw Gourmet Culinary Class.
    Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and local Phoenix Cookbook Author, in our first Raw Gourmet Culinary Class. Learn how to create a beautiful Deconstructed Lasagna with local Arizona farmers’ veggies, raw marinara, cashew cream, and herbal pesto. Create gourmet Raw Salad with fresh greens, dehydrated pumpkin seeds, and cashew herbal dressing. Learn how to expertly plate your salad and lasagna to create a beautiful culinary presentation. Enjoy your raw meal with your friends at the beauty of The Farm. Fun hands-on class for date night or girl’s night out. $45 per person, plus tax.  Purchase ticket here.
  • September 24, 2017, Sunday, 11:00am-1:30pm
    Fall Harvest Farm-to-Table Hands-on Cooking Class: Cold Tomato Soup, Veggie Stir-fry and Roasted Veggies
    Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and local Phoenix Cookbook Author, in a unique harvest-to-table local organic culinary experience. Tour the organic style farm and harvest organic veggies at the Learning Garden at The Farm. Create veggie dishes with local, seasonal, organic produce. Learn how to prepare the Fall veggies with simple culinary techniques in Melanie’s book, “A New View of Healthy Eating” using “what’s in season veggies” including cold tomato soup, Fall veggie stir-fry, and perfect roasted veggies. Mindfully enjoy your culinary creations with community in the beauty of The Farm at South Mountain. $45 per person plus tax. Click here to purchase ticket.
  • October 8, 2017, Sunday, 11:00am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking Class at The Farm at South Mountain Celebrate National Children’s Day at fun hands-on Kids Cooking Class at The Farm at South Mountain, with local Phoenix cookbook author, Melanie A. Albert. Kids will harvest at the Learning Garden and create their own refreshing unique salad with veggies and fruit. Kids will have fun making a citrus and herb salad dressing, massaging kale, and creating their own refreshing salad with fruit, berries, seeds, and ground spices. They will also learn how to prepare refreshing herbal hummus. And, will have eating their salad with friends. $25 per child, plus tax. Click here to purchase.
  • October 14, 2017, Saturday, 11am-1:30pm, Raw Vegan Culinary with Hatha Yoga Tibetan Singing Bowl
    Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience. Beautiful raw culinary class, combined with hatha yoga practice at The Farm at South Mountain, led by Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert, and long-time yogi. (Yogis all levels welcome.)

The class will begin with centering yoga, slow hatha yoga practice, and the music of the Tibetan singing bowl. We will then mindfully and intuitively prepare fresh, alive, beautiful, organic raw dishes with local produce and enjoy our culinary creations. We will close the class with gratitude and the singing bowl.

Our raw culinary creations include: Raw Veggie Tartare, Lettuce Layer Salad & Cashew Basil Dressing, and Raw Chocolate Dessert. We will mindfully prepare and beautifully plate our culinary creations.

  • $55 per person, plus tax.  Click here to purchase ticket.
  • November 5, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1:30pm, Healthy Desserts & Beautiful Salads for the Holidays
  • Join Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert, local Phoenix cookbook author, in the beauty of The Farm at South Mountain, as you create beautiful, delicious, and healthy desserts along with a refreshing salad from Melanie’s book, “A New View of Healthy Eating.” We will create an amazing natural aroma Apple Berry Crisp, Chocolate Dessert, and Kale Salad with Fruit & Seeds. We will discuss how to shop locally, you’ll learn how to plate your dishes mindfully and beautifully, and will enjoy your culinary creations you’re your community at The Farm. All dishes are plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Perfect class to enjoy with a group of your friends!
  • $45 per person, plus tax. Click here to purchase your ticket.

 

Nov5-2017

  • Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00am-12:30pm,  Kids Cook at The Farm: Yummy Almond Milk, Smoothies, & Chia Seed Pudding
    Kids have fun on Veteran’s Day at hands-on Kids Cooking Class at the Farm at South Mountain, with local Phoenix cookbook author, Melanie A. Albert. Kids will harvest at the Learning Garden and have fun making their own home-made almond milk. They will create their own refreshing red, white, and blue smoothies and chia seed pudding with fruit and cashew cream topping. And, will have fun enjoying their smoothies and desserts with friends. For kids age 5 and older.

$25 per kid + tax (This class is for kids only) Click here to purchase tickets.

  • Sunday, December 3, 2017  11am – 1:30pm, Winter Harvest Farm-to-Table Intuitive Cooking Class at The Farm
  • Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie A. Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and local Phoenix Cookbook Author, in a unique harvest-to-table local organic culinary experience. Tour the organic farm and harvest organic veggies at the Learning Garden at The Farm. Create veggie dishes with local, seasonal, organic produce. Learn how to prepare the Winter veggies with simple culinary techniques in Melanie’s book, “New View of Healthy Eating.” Culinary techniques include bamboo steamer carrots with walnut oil cumin seed finishing dressing; roots and greens stir-fry; and winter root soup. Mindfully enjoy your culinary creations with community in the beauty of The Farm at South Mountain., Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Fun class for group of friends.
  • One lucky participant will receive a copy of book, “A New View of Healthy Eating
  • $45 per person, plus tax, Click here to purchase your ticket.

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  • Hatha Yoga for Self-care with the Music of the Tibetan Bowl, Wednesday’s, 5:30-7:00pm every week, September 3 – October 18, 2017, The Farm at South Mountain
    Join long-time yogi, Melanie A. Albert for hatha yoga with the music of the Tibetan Singing Bowl at The Farm at South Mountain. This hatha yoga class is time for you to take time for your own self-care. Long time yogi, Melanie Albert offers powerful, positive intentions for your life anchored with the music of her signature Tibetan Singing Bowl, along with Pranayama (yogic breathing), hatha yoga asana practice (poses with steady movement), and restorative savasana with the beauty of the singing bowl. You will feel energized, refreshed and restored with this class. The class is open to all levels: new to yoga, beginners and experienced. Please bring your own yoga mat or large beach towel for your practice. Perfect class to reset and restore during the middle of the week!  ***Donation Based Class (Recommended $10.00 donation)

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United Way of Phoenix: Unite: Day of Action, September 16, 2017, Guadalupe, AZ

Honored to offer Healthy Cooking at the United Way Day of Action in Guadalupe. We will have fun preparing Raw Cold Tomato Soup and Raw Kale Salad.

11:00-11:45am, Healthy Way to Enjoy Salad & Beans: Organic Raw Massaged Kale Salad & Hummus

  • Have fun creating a yummy raw kale salad. Enjoy hands-on cooking experience and learn quick, simple cooking methods you can do at home to make your meals healthier: how to have fun tearing and massaging kale with your hands. Make your own home-made 3-ingredient salad dressing with olive oil, lemon, and sea salt. Have fun choosing the fruit (apples, pears) and veggies (beets, radishes) you’d like in your salad. Salad is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and includes sunflower seeds.
  • Quick home-made hummus demo: Healthy Way to Enjoy Beans

Noon-12:35pm, Fun Healthy Way to Enjoy More Veggies: Cold Tomato Soup & Spiral Veggies

  • Have fun creating a refreshing cold tomato soup with cucumbers, colorful peppers, and garlic. Have fun massaging the tomatoes to create the sauce. Choose your salt, citrus (lemon or lime), and fresh herbs (cilantro or parsley).
  • Spiral a few fruit and veggies, drizzle with olive oil, citrus, spices and enjoy.

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Gregory’s Fresh Market

Honored to work alongside Diana Gregory for 6 years bringing simple whole foods cooking to the seniors in the Valley of the Sun. On-going classes.

  • August 28, 2017: Grandfamilies Place
  • September 5, 2017: Tanner Gardens
  • September 7, 2017: Manitee Manor
  • October 4, 2017: Maryvale

Private Cooking Classes

  • Small group hands-on cooking experience in private residence. Custom class with culinary skills and recipes from Melanie Albert’s cookbook “A New View of Healthy Eating,” with local Arizona farmers produce.August 5, 2017; August 19, 2017; September 23, 2017. 

Humana Community Center Mesa, AZ. Honored to collaborate with Humana, to bring simple culinary skills and intuitive cooking to their members at the Community Center in Mesa. (5943 E McKellips Road, Suite 106, Mesa, AZ; 480.325.4707)

November 9 & 10, noon-1pm, Healthy Tailgating Demo  Learn how to create simple, healthy tailgating snacks to enjoy while watching football games. Menu: Raw Kale Salad, Tomato Gazpacho, Simple Hummus.

Monthly: Healthy Cooking Demo  On-going healthy cooking demo, the last Wednesday of the month, beginning November 29, 2017 through October 31, 2018. 12:30pm-1:30pm

  • November 29, 2017: Healthy Cooking for Healthy Bones. Menu: Veggie Stir-fry with Green Veggies
  • December 26, 2017: Healthy Cooking with “Good Fats”

 

FOOD DAY PHOENIX 2017, Saturday, October 21, 2017,  9am-2p,  15th Street and Jefferson Street, at Eastlake Park and Pilgrim Rest Church

  • The City of Phoenix, Maricopa County Food System Coalition (MarCo), and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church invite you to celebrate Phoenix Food Day 2017, a movement toward healthier, affordable and sustainable food.  The theme for this 6th annual event is “Get Growing, Get Healthy, Get Real!”
  • I am honored to be leading a Cooking Demo at 10am with “real whole foods” from our local Phoenix farmers at 10am. Stop by for a fun class and tasty samples. Class inside the Church.

Downtown Phoenix Open-Air Market , 721 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ (Central & Pierce)

Saturday, November 4 and 25, 2017, 10:30am. Excited to participate in the Downtown Phoenix Market “Taste of the Market” Series. I’ll be shopping at the market with our local Arizona farmers, and then intuitively creating some tasty veggie dishes. Plus, book signing: “A New View of Healthy Eating.” Hope you can stop by!

Virgina G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth

October 24, 2017, Tuesday, 5:30-8:00pm, Annual Ladies Event for Cancer Risk and Prevention.

Honored to particiapte in this important women’s health  evening with simple healthy mini-cooking demos and tasting. Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, First Floor, 10460 N.92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ.

2017 Events (January – July)

  • The Farm at South Mountain
  • Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth
  • Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market
  • Downtown Phoenix Open Air Farmers Market
  • Southwest College of Healing Arts (SWIHA)
  • Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)
  • Children’s Museum of Phoenix
  • Maricopa County Libraries (Summer Reading)
  • University of Phoenix Stadium

Intuitive Cooking Experiences at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 South 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ

Hands-on cooking experience with simple recipes and culinary techniques from new cookbook, A New View of  Healthy Eating. All dishes prepared with local Arizona organic farmers’ market fresh produce. Enjoy hands-on cooking class and enjoy tasting your creations with the beauty of The Farm. Take a look at some our photos in our adult and kids classes and hope to see you this season.

  • January 22, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm: Intuitive Cooking Experience in the New Year, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ  Menu: Unique citrus salad and perfect salad dressing; bamboo steamer farmers’ market veggies with citrus and walnut finishing dressing; heirloom tomato lentil soup.$45 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

 

 

 

 

 

  • February 19, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm, Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table Cooking Class, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ  Menu: Unique Asian salad with ginger dressing; seasonal hummus with fresh herbs; veggie stir-fry with lots of greens. $45 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

 

 

 

 

 

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  • February 25, 2017, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking at The Farm, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Hands-on fun cooking class, just for kids. Menu: Massage the Kale Salad, Spiralize the Veggies, Decorate your Plate. $25 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • March 19, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm, Spring Intuitive Cooking Experience, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ  Menu: Heirloom tomato gazpacho; veggie salad with fresh herb dressing; bamboo steamer root veggies. $45 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

 

 

 

 

 

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  • March 25, 2017, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking at The Farm, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Hands-on fun cooking class, just for kids. Menu: Massage the Kale Salad, Spiralize the Veggies, Decorate your Plate. $25 per person+tax  Purchase ticket here

 

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  • April 9, 2017, Sunday, 11:30am-12:30pm, Kids Cooking at The Farm, (9-14 years), The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Hands-on fun, interactive cooking class, for older kids. Menu: Unique Hummus Wrap with fresh spring herbs and spiral veggies. $25 per person+tax Purchase ticket here
  • April 23, 2017, Sunday, 11am-1pm Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table: 3 New Ways to Cook Local Spring Veggies, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Menu: Refreshing cold soup, bamboo steamer veggies, and spring veggie stir-fry. $45 per person+tax Purchase ticket here
  • May 6, 2017, Saturday, 11:30am-12:30pm Kids Summer Cooking at The Farm (6-14 years), The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Menu: Colorful salad with summer farmers’ market veggies and hands-on tasty dessert. $25 per person+tax  Last Kids Cooking class of the season at The Farm  Call to reserve your spot: 602.615.2486.
  • May 21, 2017, Sunday, May 21, 2017, 10am-noon Intuitive Cooking Experience: Farm-to-Table: Refreshing Summer Veggies, The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ Menu: Veggie Quinoa Salad, Raw Cashew Pesto with Spiral Veggies, Olive Tapenade. $45 per person+tax   Last Intuitive Cooking Experience class of the season at The Farm. Call to reserve your spot: 602.615.2486.

Virginia G Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth

  • January 31, 2017, Tuesday, 4-8pm, Jumpstart a Healthy New Year: Lean and Clean in 2017
    • Honored to participate in this free health fair with lots of ways to be fit and healthy in 2017. Enjoy cooking demos, exercise activities, screenings, pampering, and more. You’ll also receive a wellness “toolkit” gift box.
    • Scottsdale Shea Medical Center, Brady Conference Center, 9003 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ
    • RSVP: Call 623.580.5800 or online at: HonorHealth.com/events

 

 

 

  • February 8, 2017, Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm EAT REAL Nutrition Class
    • Intuitive Cooking with Local Seasonal Produce
    • Do you want to create simple, delicious dishes from local seasonal produce?Learn how to intuitively cook with what’s available in our local farmers’ markets and CSA boxes with dietitian Terri Taylor and special guest Melanie A. Albert.  Melanie is an intuitive cooking expert, speake, and author of the cookbook: “A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods.” She will demonstrate recipes from her cookbook and share simple culinary skills.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn from the expert!
    • Classes are free, however, seating is limited.
    • Registration is required. Visit honorhealth.com/events or call 623-580-5800.
    • Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, First Floor Education Conference Room, 10460 N.92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ

 

  • June 22, 2017,  4-7:30pm, Beauty in Bloom
    • Honored to participate in this free event atHonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center in Scottsdale.
    • Learn from Peter Rosas, nationally hair stylist and author of “How To Reach The Top-Success is More Than Cutting Hair”. ear from stylist Diana Lynn who has over two decades of experience with wigs and often can be seen on movie sets as a make-up artist.
    • Beauty from the Inside Out with Melanie Albert, and dietitian, Terri Taylor, 6:45-7:30pm
    • Registration is required. Visit honorhealth.com/events or call 623-580-5800.
    • Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, First Floor, 10460 N.92nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ
  • July 12, 2017, 6:00-7:30pm Eat Real Nutrition Cooking Class: Dress It Up!
    • Forget the bottled dressing! It only takes a few simple ingredients to make a dressing your salads will crave. Learn how to make your own fresh, healthy dressings, massage kale and accent your salad greens with intuitive cook and author Melanie Albert and dietitian Terri Taylor.
    • Class will be held in first floor Education Conference Room at the HonorHealth Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. Classes are free, however seating is limited.
    • Registration is required. Please call 623-580-5800 or visit website HonorHealth.com/events to register.
    • 10460 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ

Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market

The 2017 taste-ED Series: Build the Basics for your Kitchen & Garden Pantry

  • Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am, Liverys Carriage House,  3806 N. Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Cook the Series: Seasonal & Simple Intuitive Cooking
    • February 18, 2017
    • March 18, 2017
    • April 22, 2017
  • Complimentary classes for the public. Space is limited.

 

 

 

 

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Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace

  • Grandfamilies Place, Phoenix
    • January 23, 2017, 11am-noon; February 15, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm; March 27, 2017, 11am-noon; April 24, 4:30-5:30 pm;  May 23, 4:30-5:30pm; June 26, 4:30-5:30pm.
    • Private health and nutrition events with veggies and fruit from Gregory’s Fresh Marketplace.
    • Cooking demo with real whole foods and yoga by Melanie Albert

 

 

 

Downtown Phoenix Open Air Market

  • Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8am-noon, Book Signing, A New View of Healthy Eating: Simple Intuitive Cooking with Real Whole Foods

 

 

 

  • Saturday, April 15, May 20, June 10, 2017, 9-10am, Shop with the Chef Series.
    • Join this exciting experience, when you get to shop the Market with your favorite local Chef. Meet the farmers themselves and talk with them about what’s growing. Learn what’s in season and how to pick the right produce. Watch as the Chef prepares her market finds into the freshest dish and enjoy tasting a true farm to table meal. Go home with more than just the recipe, shop the market and use your new knowledge to create your own seasonal dishes!
  • 721 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ (Central & Pierce)

Southwest College of Healing Arts

  • Friday, April 7, 2017, 6pm. Gifts & Graces: Nourish Your Soul; celebrating Mother Earth Day.
  • Honored to lead cooking demo: Whole Food SOUL (Seasonal. Organic. Unprocessed. Local.)
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Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM)

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6-8pm, Anti-Inflammatory Cooking: A Quick Roots & Greens Stir-fry.
  • In this plant- based stir-fry, we’ll cook with good “fat”, heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory extra virgin olive oil and garlic, plus beta-carotene-rich root veggies (like carrots and sweet potatoes), and antioxidant-rich greens. You’ll learn the top foods to stock in your pantry to be ready to prepare simple, healthy meals every day.
  • 2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ
  • $45.99 per person, Call to register 480.222.9620.
  • Saturday, May 13, 11am-2pm, Treat Inflammation Naturally:  Cooking & Yoga Fundamentals Workshop. Participate in a cooking class with special recipes and practice yoga techniques designed to treat inflammation. You will learn yoga techniques to relieve pain and inflammation and how to prepare a beautiful delicious, super healthy massaged raw kale salad with the 3-ingredient salad dressing from Melanie’s new book, “A New View of Healthy Eating.” We will prepare the salad with “good fat” heart-healthy anti-inflammatory extra virgin olive oil, nuts and seeds, phyto-nutrient-rich kale, and antioxidant-rich fruit and berries. You’ll learn tips to shop for a high-quality olive oil.
  • 2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ
  • $59.99 per person, Call to register 480.222.9620
  • Wednesday, June 7, 6-8pm, Learn 2 Quick & Healthy Ways to Cook Organic Veggies. Fun, interactive, hands-on cooking experience. You’ll learn how to cook with the bamboo steamer which allows the veggies to retain most of their nutrients. We’ll steam carrots and finish them with “good fat” walnut oil, toasted cumin seeds, and fresh lemon and parsley. We’ll roast roots including carrots, sweet potatoes, and radishes. You’ll learn tips to shop for local, seasonal, organic food.
  • 2140 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ
  • $45.99 per person, Call to register 480.222.9620.

Children’s Museum of Phoenix

  • Culinary Camp: June 19-23 and July 17-21, 2017. Click to learn more.
  • So honored to encourage young kids this summer with fun, healthy food at Culinary Camp! Yes, we will be spiralizing veggies, making dressing, and grinding spices.

Maricopa County Libraries

Hatha Yoga for Self-Care with Music of the Tibetan Bowl

  • June 6, 2017, 1pm, Perry Branch Library, Gilbert, AZ
  • June 24, 2017, 2pm, Avondale Civic Center Library
  • June 29, 2017, 6pm, Dobson Branch Library, Mesa, AZ
  • July 22, 2017, 2pm, Saguaro Branch Library, Phoenix, AZ

Hatha Yoga for Teens with Music of the Tibetan Bowl

  • June 13, 2017, 10:30am, Morristown Volunteer Library

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition & Cooking for Teens:  Summertime Cold Tomato Soup & Home-made Hummus

  • June 17, 2017, 3pm, Mesquite Branch, Phoenix, AZ

 

Nutrition & Cooking: Summertime Tomato Soup & Home-made Hummus (Adults)

  • June 3, 2017, 2pm, Acacia  Branch, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 4, 2017, 1:30pm, South Mountain Community Branch, Phoenix, AZ
  • June 8, 2017, 11am, Palomino Library, Scottsdale, AZ
  • June 10, 2017, 2pm, Cholla Branch, Phoenix, AZ
  • July 29, 2017, 1pm, Velma Teague Branch, Glendale, AZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nutrition & Cooking: Veggie Pasta with Creamy Basil Cashew Pesto (Adults)

  • July 18, 2017, 2pm, Appaloosa Library Branch, Scottsdale, AZ

University of Phoenix Stadium

  • June 24, 2107, 10am-2pm,  West Valley Gives

A fundraising rally and treasure walk to benefit Treasure House, a West Valley non-profit organization. University of Phoenix Stadium, Visit Glendale, and Westmarc partnered together to create an inspiring community outreach event. This year’s financial recipient is Treasure House, Co-founded by Kurt & Brenda Warner. The Warners believe all people regardless of ability, have a call for their lives, and the ability to participate in meaningful and challenging activities.

Treasure House will be a supportive living community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), to open by March 2018. The 30-unit residence will be built with donations from generous individuals, corporations and foundations, as it is not a recipient of government funding.

Come out to the stadium and have fun with the walk, sports mascots including Big Red, the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders, games, face painting, and see Kurt & Brenda Warner. Plus, we’ll be having fun making kale salad with the kids!

Register and save with Promotion Code: Friends17 at www.westvalleygivesaz.com

2016 Events

Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

December 11,  2016, Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients for the holiday? Do you receive your produce from your CSA or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Learn how to cook with local, seasonal veggies with the skill of intuitive cooking lead by Melanie Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and author of A New View of Healthy Eating.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, in-season, organic ingredients from The Farm.

During the experience you will learn culinary skills such as making unique salad with what’s in season, a perfect herbal salad dressing, veggie stir-fry, and a delicious healthy dessert for the holidays. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful holiday creations with community in the beauty of The Farm.

Click here to purchase your ticket.

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Green Living Magazine Simple Solutions Summit

December 10, Saturday, noon-3pm, Marriott Tempe at the Buttes, 2000 W. Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ

Simple solutions on six pillars of sustainability: air, energy, education, food, water, and waste. Intuitive cooking expert, Melanie Albert will showcase an intuitive cooking demo with local Arizona produce, and book signing, A New View of Healthy Eating.

Salad Fest for the Seniors with Gregory’s Fresh Market

December 13, 2016, 1pm, Fellowship Towers, Private Event

Holiday festivities, featuring 3 unique salad and dressings: Kale salad with fresh berries, Mixed greens with balsamic dressing, and fresh fruit salad.

A New View of Healthy Eating Cooking Class with Melanie A. Albert, Cocoa Beach Public Library, Cocoa Beach, FL

December 17, 2017, 10am

Intuitive cooking expert, author, and speaker, Melanie A.Albert will host this cooking class based on recipes from her new cookbook, A New View of Healthy Eating.

Have fun learning how to create your own delicious, gourmet healthy desserts for the holiday season. Learn how to create an incredible chocolate dessert and an aromatic apple crisp with freshly ground spices. All desserts are gluten-free and dairy-free, and use natural sweeteners. Enjoy the interactive cooking experience, learn simple culinary techniques, and mindfully enjoy eating the creations with your community. Melanie will be available for Q&A and book signing.

Cost is $15.

Call 321.868.1104, the Cocoa Beach Public Library to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

November 20,  2016, Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients for Thanksgiving and the Holidays? Do you receive your produce from your CSA or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Learn how to cook with local, seasonal veggies with the skill of intuitive cooking lead by Melanie Albert, Intuitive Cooking Expert and author of A New View of Healthy Eating.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, in-season, organic ingredients from The Farm.

During the experience you will learn culinary skills such as making simple Squash Soup, Sweet Potato Salad, and Bamboo Steamer Carrots. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful fall menu with community in the beauty of The Farm.

 

 

 

 

 

A New Look at Shopping & Cooking at the Phoenix Public Market, Fall 2016

Enjoy hands-on interactive cooking demonstrations  with farmers’ market fresh produce. Learn what to look for while shopping at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market. Learn simple culinary skills, the intuitive cooking method, and enjoy dining on the food you prepared with friends and community.

THIRD SATURDAY THIS FALL. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of materials for each of these classes.

August 20, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am  CLICK TO REGISTER

September 17, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am CLICK TO REGISTER

October 15, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am  CLICK TO REGISTER

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Intuitive Cooking Experience at The Farm at South Mountain

October 9,  2016, Sunday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Want to learn how to cook with different farmer-fresh organic ingredients? Do you receive your produce from your CSA or the farmers’ market and are puzzled on how to cook with them?

Learn how to cook with any kind of local, seasonal veggies with the skill of intuitive cooking lead by Intuitive Cooking Expert and Author Melanie Albert.

Join The Farm at South Mountain and Melanie Albert of Experience Nutrition for a unique hands-on cooking opportunity to create delicious dishes with simple culinary skills and fresh, in-season, organic ingredients from The Farm.

During the experience you will learn culinary skills such as making simple lentil veggie soup, unique salad with what’s in season, a perfect herbal salad dressing, and a quick hummus to enjoy with farm fresh organic veggies. Once you intuitively create your dishes, you’ll enjoy mindfully eating your beautiful creations with community in the beauty of The Farm.

After your intuitive cooking experience, head to Maya’s Farm Stand to buy your own organic produce to create your own meals.

Registration will close on Wednesday, October 5 so that adequate supply counts can be made for the class. For any questions please email info (at) thefarmatsouthmountain.com.

Chick Here to Purchase your Ticket    Price: $45 per person

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  • MARICOPA LIBRARY SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2016 Classes
    • Avocado Salsa Hands-on Cooking Classes
    • Hatha Yoga with the Tibetan Singing Bowl
    • June 6, 2016, 2-3:30pm, Fountain Hills Library, Avocado Salsa with the Youth
    • June 7, 2016, 2-3:30pm, Mesa Red Mountain Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Teens
    • June 11, 2016, 11am-12:30pm, Sun Lakes Ed Robson Library, Avocado Salsa with Teens
    • June 14, 2016, 1-2:30pm, Sun City Fairway Library, Avocado Salsa with Adults
    • June 18, 2016, 2-3pm, Cesar Chavez Laveen Library, Hatha Yoga with Signing Bowl for Adults
    • June 28, 2016, 2-3:30pm, Scottsdale Palomino Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
    • July 9,2016, 10-11am, Acacia Phoenix Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
    • July 12, 2016, 11am-12:30pm, Sun Lakes Ed Robson Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
    • July 20, 2016, 6-7pm, Chandler Basha Library, Avocado Salsa for Adults
    • July 28, 2016, 3-4:30pm, Fountain Hills Library, Hatha Yoga with Singing Bowl for Adults
  • SOUTHWEST INSTITUTE OF HEALING ARTS, Tempe, AZ
    • July 11, 2016, 12:30-2:00pm, Team Building Raw Kale Salad Hands-on Cooking
  • MANKIND PROJECT
    • June 25, 2016, noon, Whole Food Catering for Weekend Retreat
  • FUTURE FOR KIDS
    • June 24, 2016, 10:15am-12:15pm, 5th Year: Massage Kale Salad & Fun with Spiral Veggies
  • THE FARM AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN, Phoenix
    • May 22, 1016, 10am-noon, Intuitive Cooking Experience with Farmers Market Fresh Produce
  • PRIVATE CELEBRITY CHEF
    • April 27 – May 6, 2016, Full private whole food chef with local, in-season for international motivational speaker and author
  • GREGORY’S FRESH MARKET
    • April 16, 2016, 10am-noon, Avondale Farmers Market, Raw Kale Salad Demo
    • January 30, 2016, 10am-noon, Avondale Farmers Market, Raw Kale Salad & Smoothie Demo
  • MAYA’S FARM, Phoenix
    • April 3, 2016, Artisan Day at the Farm, Raw Kale Salad Demo with Just Harvested Veggies
  • THE FIRST TEE OF PHOENIX
    • March 12, 2016. 8am-noon, Fun food experience at the Legacy Golf Resort, Phoenix
  • Winter 2016 Thrive Community Education Program: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM), Tempe, AZ
    • February 27, 2016, 10am-noon, 3 Unique Ways to Create Healthy Organic Raw Salads & Cold Soup

 

 

 

 

 

  • February 27, 2016, Saturday, 10:00am-noon: 3 Unique Ways to Create Healthy Organic Raw Salads & Cold Soup
    • SCNM: Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine
    • THRIVE Community Education, Community Commons Building, 2152 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ 85282. NW corner of Broadway Road and the 101 freeway in Tempe.
    • OPEN TO PUBLIC
    • Intuitively create your own beautiful gourmet-quality salads and cold gazpacho tomato soup with local Arizona in-season ingredients. Enjoy hands-on interactive cooking experience and learn simple natural culinary techniques: how to make a perfect salad dressing every time, how to massage a kale salad, and how to make your own hummus with home-cooked garbanzo beans. Get tips to eat local and with the season and enjoy your creations with community.
    • Menu includes: Raw Kale Salad with fruit, nuts and seeds; Rainbow Asian Salad; Cold Tomato Gazpacho; and EXPERIENCE NUTRITION Signature Hummus.
    • PRICE: $45 per person
  • January 9, 2016: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Open House, Tempe, AZ
    • Intuitive cooking and creating raw kale salads

 

 

 

 

 

  • January 23, 2016, Saturday, 9:00-11:00am: Cooking with Your Fall Garden with City of Peoria Sustainable U
  • Peoria High School, City of Peoria, AZ, 11200 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85345
  • Sponsored by Valley Permaculture Alliance, Phoenix, AZ (www.vpaaz.org)
  • Learn how to prepare simple, beautiful, healthy dishes with local, in-season Arizona produce. Learn how easy it is to use fresh local produce from your garden, a community garden or local Arizona farmers to create beautiful, delicious, healthy food. We will prepare a few simple veggie dishes with what’s in season.
  •  You will learn:
    • Nutrition basics with whole foods and an anti-inflammatory way of eating
    • How to cook intuitively with what’s in your kitchen and garden
    • Simple cooking techniques to easily integrate into life