Wednesday, February 8, 2012

novice chef at the loading zone

Blouse- Old Navy (Swapped); Pants- H&M; Heels- Andrew Gellar (Thrifted); Ring- Aldo; Necklaces- Smart Set; Nail Polish-Midnight Sky by Sally Hansen

I'm not someone who enjoys cooking, in fact I've expressed my frustration for the activity in previous posts.  That is until I took a vegetarian cooking class at Credible Edibles, an Ottawa business just steps away from my condo building! I've been there for lunch before (yum!) but finally took the plunge and signed my man and I up for a Green Cuisine cooking class as another anniversary gift. I am so glad I did because what a hoot! There were 8 of us (including Judi, the phenomenal teacher/owner) and after watching a brief film about the health benefits of eating a local and plant based diet we divided and conquered the 5 recipes for the evening.  Roasted beet and toasted walnut salad, stuffed Portobello mushrooms, roasted vegetable soup (which the man and I helped make), garlic toast triangles and maple walnut cake with homemade peach preserves! (I wish I'd brought my camera because even the presentation was stunning!)


I've never had so much fun cooking, the company was great and the food was local, fresh and delicious.  I've always been a foodie and love eating out and supporting local restaurants but for the first time, I'm now excited to cook, to buy locally and to try out new recipes.  If you're in the Ottawa area, I highly recommend cooking classes at Credible Edibles, even if you're a meatetarian like my man, you won't be disappointed ! 


{Full disclosure: I have not been sponsored or compensated in any way for this post, I just love supporting local businesses!}


{I'm linking up this outfit to Silverstyle's Trending Through the Decades: Stripes edition and because the delicious recipes from my cooking class really 'caught my eye' (and taste buds!) I'm linking up to Shayla's Eye Candy of the week post!}

27 comments:

  1. I love the massive necklace! ♥

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  2. Cooking classes can be delightful!!! Yours sounds super sweet. Love your pants and shoes. They are so cute!

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  3. that sounds like a lot of fun - i think more people would love to cook if they just took the time to learn how!

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  4. That class sounds really fun...I would love to do something like that as I also have no real passion for cooking and really set stuck in a rut.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. I love cooking! i just wish I had more time to do that. Love your necklaces!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  6. I love vegetarian food (and own lots of vegetarian cookbooks)! Sounds like it was a great class :) cute red pants btw!

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  7. Well, I live in Florida so I can't really try it out, but it sounds fabulous! Even more so because I AM a vegetarian and I despise cooking. I need to learn to enjoy it.

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  8. Your striped top is super beyond cute! I love the colored pants, too.

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  9. Those shoes are super cute! The whole look is!

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  10. Those pink pants are adorable!! The Hubs & I love cooking, so I bet we'd really enjoy taking a class like that together!

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  11. your post made me totally hungry! thank god you didn't take photos because that would have been a real torture, haha :D
    you look great btw! I like striped shirts :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  12. fun
    i would love to take a cooking class with husband
    it would be a hoot
    recipes sound amazing
    brett

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  13. Ugh, I do not enjoy cooking. Maybe I should take a class like this... Lately I've just been trying to convince the boy that HE should learn to cook ;)
    I love this necklace you are wearing. And the red pants, as always look awesome.

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  14. Love the bright pants...I wore a very similar pair yesterday! Eek...are your feet in snow? BRRR!

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  15. That's awesome that you found a cooking class and have a newfound desire to want to cook. The recipes sound great (even for a meatatarian like myself, lol). Love that fabulous necklace too! Heather

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  16. That's so cool your find a cooking class. Aren't your feet cold in the snow?

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  17. That sounds like so much fun! I love to cook, and doing a cooking class with my husband is something that I've always wanted to try but haven't yet. I need to do that! Oh, and I love those red pants! :)

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  18. I've started cooking because I needed to take control of my diet. Nothing is as healthy as your self-made food. You're in good company otherwise - before this year the most successful thing I've made in the kitchen is a mess and several small fires.

    I do like your salmon pants with the striped shirt. The combination never occurred to me before but I'm loving it!

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  19. What a cute outfit! And you cooked in it too? You 'da girl!
    thanks for stopping by and linking up! Weekend is almost here!!!!!

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  20. Cooking class is sexy and romantic! Love the color of your pants paired with your striped shirt. Great necklace, I have one in turquoise, I won it from a blog giveaway. I have yet to wear it. Maybe I will try it with a blouse...thanks for the idea. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  21. striped shirt and red jeans look great together. I like the fringe necklace for some pizzaz. Oh...you're actually wearing two necklaces at the same time..cute. Your cooking session sounds like fun. I have never been to one before. I guess the right company makes the difference.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  22. Oh cool! That sounds like such a fun trip. I keep trying to talk my in-laws into buying more locally sourced meats. They're up on buying semi-local fruits and veggies (it's a bit of a drive, but it's still a half day trip). I wish I could get into the CSA boxes. I'm definitely going to start pestering about ordering a locally sourced cow (my family are meatatarians). I'd love to learn more about vegetarian cooking though. I know it can be very delicious and healthy to boot.

    You look super cute in that striped top and colorful jeans. Hope your feet didn't freeze though, that snow looks cold!

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  23. love the outfit and necklace!! you are as pretty as ever... its nice that you've enrolled yourself in that class at least you would be learning a lot and you will become a health conscious person... great post!!! kisses!!!

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  24. LOVE YOUR PANTS!!

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  25. dig the accessories! the cooking sounds tasty, & total vegetarian goodness.

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