Saturday, May 30, 2009

New Life Chef Classes

Hi everyone. There's a lot going on as we head into summer, but I hope to see you soon at some of these Life Chef events as you continue making healthy eating a part of your lifestyle. Also check out for new recipes and links to the latest Food News that can impact your well being. Be on the lookout for articles by your Life Chef in Sevananda's CoOptions Newsletter, as well as Real Health and Poz magazines as the summer months progress. New Life Chef videos will be forthcoming this summer as well. And keep up-to-date with my musings, whereabouts, latest food projects (including What's for Dinner?) and more by following me on Twitter @ChefAsata. I hope to see you soon!

Yours in Health and Good Taste,
Asata Reid, Life Chef

New Life Chef Classes

"Natural Foods 102: Food for Connoisseurs"
Wed. June 3, noon - 2p.m. @ Sevananda Natural Foods Market
We will explore some of the more "exotic" ingredients carried at Sevananda and make recipes that bring the world of healthful ingredients into your daily diet. For more information call Sevananda at 404-681-2831

Join Chef Asata for a FREE cooking demo
Sat. June 6, 10 a.m. - noon @ the Green Market @ Piedmont Park
presented by Kaiser Permanente

Art of Healthy Cooking
Thurs. June 11, 7-9 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente Alpharetta Medical Facility
3550 Preston Ridge Dr. Alpharetta, GA 30005
(404) 365-0966

"What's Cooking?" Thrill of the Grill

Sat. Jun 13, 10 a.m. - noon @ Sevananda Natural Foods Market
We’ll celebrate the thrill of the grill with marinades and spice rubs, vegetables that taste great on the barbecue, healthy side dishes to excite any picnic goers and some of the fantastic meatless options that are carried right here in Sevananda.

In-Store Demo
Mon. June 15, noon - 2p.m. @ Sevananda Natural Foods Market
FREE Sample a selection from this month's "What's Cooking?" class and sign up for next month's class.

Kids Can Cook
Wed. June 17 and June 24, 2-3:30 p.m. @ FitNFun Conscious Kids Summer Camp
Find out more about this great summer camp at Panola Mountain
by contacting the Children's Wellness Network

Kids in the Kitchen
10 - 11 a.m., Tues. July 7 @ Atlanta Fulton County Public Library Headquarters
Central Library's Children's Department ages 8-12. FREE w limited seating
One Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303 RSVP @ 404.730.1845

Cooking Demos @ the National Black Arts Festival
July 31- Aug 2
Times and Locations to be announced

Food for Thought

Here's some reading I've been doing. I share a lot of this on Twitter @ChefAsata, but thought I'd do a collective post here for those who aren't on Twitter (which is a LOT of people). This is an interesting world we live in and I'm always open to learning, seeing new points of view and stimulating some critical thinking. Enjoy!

Join @ChefAsata for a FREE cooking demo on June 6 @ the Green Market @PiedmontPark presented by Kaiser Permanente

Who's king now? - King Corn, meet Big Oil -
RT @food_democracy

Food poisoning sux. Play it safe. Now that summer's here, leftover food safety is especially important! RT @savvyveg

Now that's FRESH! Meeting, Then Eating, the Goat RT @nytimesdining

5 Cancer-Fighting Garden Herbs RT @savvyveg via @namaste_vayo

Study points 2 common pesticides & pollutants. Is the Environment Making Us Fat and Sick? RT @OrganicConsumer

Technique talk. Practical guide to sous vide cooking RT @eatwelloften

Stellar! Home made butter. Total 'why didn't I think of that?' moment! RT @JenniferPerillo

10 Tips to Help You Grill Like a Man RT @easy_appetizers

Why a calorie isn’t just a calorie RT @fitdelicious