Chef Diane Addison offers cooking classes as well as her personal chef services. “I love to teach people how to prepare nourishing and delicious dishes their whole family and friends will even love. I usually do not follow recipes so I like to teach freedom cooking which is really artful cooking whereas you have an endless array food palate with all the jeweled colored vegetables to work or play with such as red bell peppers, carrots or kabocha squash, yellow squash or yellow bell peppers, broccoli or collards, blueberries, purple cauliflower or cabbage.
You can create a masterpiece of a meal based on whole grains such as brown rice, millet, oats, quinoa, in the whole form or make into noodles or pasta. Then add vegetable protein such as beans, lentils, tempeh, tofu or grain meat all while using all the nutritious, colorful and antioxidant-rich vegetables and fruits to balance out the meal. Nuts and seeds add extra protein, calcium, and fiber and offer unique textures as well.”
Her cooking classes are very informative and you get to enjoy all the food made in the class. You will learn safety tips while cooking, knife skills, learning basic cutting techniques such as dice cuts, julienned cuts, minced and chopped.
Cooking methods taught would be a variety of sautéing, blanching, steaming, stir-fry, braising and baking depending on the season. Even raw probiotic rich dishes will be taught such as quick pickles and or pressed salad with Napa cabbage, cucumber and red radish for example.
You can benefit from Chef Diane’s classes by learning how to make some new dishes but more importantly how to put well-balanced meals together creatively that tastes amazing. Just right!
Cooking with Love & Good Energy
Held in Southern California
Chef Diane offers private and group healthy cooking classes in your home or in other Southern California locations. Sign-up to be notified of class schedules.
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Testimonials for Chef Diane Addison
“THANK YOU for the wonderful cooking class. I do believe that was THE BEST meal that I have ever eaten. Every morsel was DELICIOUS!!! You have inspired me to try your recipes and for me, that is HUGE as cooking is something that is foreign to me.
Looking forward to your next class!!!” Betsy S.
Everything is Hand Selected
Chef Diane carefully selects the freshest local organic ingredients from local farmers at the farmers market and other quality health food stores.
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