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      Copious Kick-Ass Carbs: Whole Food Plant-Based Culinary Class in Santa Cruz

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      May 26, 2018

      Saturday   2:30 PM

      Westside Santa Cruz location provided with registration confirmation.
      Santa Cruz, California 95060

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      Copious Kick-Ass Carbs: Whole Food Plant-Based Culinary Class

      Do you love the deeply satisfying feeling you get when you eat foods like whole grains, beans, and starchy vegetables like potatoes? Are you trying to avoid these foods because you have been inundated with doomsday news about "bad carbs?" Has the word "carb," in fact, become a dirty word in your circle of friends and acquaintances? It's time to reclaim the value of carbohydrates as an essential component of a healthy diet! Throughout human history, populations have thrived, stayed slim, maintained sustainable energy, and lived comfortably and well on diets centered on whole carbohydrate foods such as rice, beans, sweet potatoes, corn, and taro. In fact, in many of these cultures with primarily plant-based, carb-centric diets, royalty were the only people who got sick with the chronic diseases that are killing most Americans. Kings, queens, and other wealthy individuals were able to afford large quantities of high fat, high cholesterol, high protein foods like meat, fish, dairy, and eggs, and as a result, their health suffered. Meanwhile, the peasants in places such as Japan, China, Sicily, and Costa Rica lived long and healthy lives free of such sicknesses as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and Alzheimer's. Now that animal foods and junk foods are so prevalent, we are all living in an age of "diseases of nutritional extravagance." We need not be victims of this trend. Buck the trend; reclaim carbs! In this class you will get: • Information about healthy, whole food carbohydrates to include freely in your diet • Exposure to research-backed facts about foods that are truly healthy and those that are not • Tools to help you break away from fear of carbohydrates • A tasting party of vibrant whole, plant-based foods • The opportunity to create a tasty, healthy carb-rich meal in community • Introduction to effective culinary techniques and the opportunity for practice • Tips for picking out the tastiest foods at the farmers market or grocery store • Recipes, as well as techniques and encouragement for creative, spontaneous, off-recipe food preparation adventures • The opportunity to sit down to enjoy a guilt-free vegan carb-fest with others! All ingredients and equipment provided. Children mature enough to participate in structured group activities welcome and encouraged to attend (and those 14 and under are free when accompanied by an adult). Invite your friends!

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