In July, one-month after opening the doors to my practice, I decided it was time to start the cooking classes, and HWH Cooking School was born. The concept: Students create a yummy 5-course meal using wholesome ingredients, enjoy a little wine and a lot of conversation with friends and strangers alike, and then gather around the table to feast on their creations. In the end, it's my hope that people are empowered and enlightened by the experience of learning how to create simple, delicious meals full of flavor and nutrients. Then, the idea is that participants will take the recipes home and make them again and again, sharing wholesome dishes with friends and family, therefore, also improving their health. I like to think of it as a gift that keeps on giving, so to speak.
This month's menu — my favorite so far (but I say that every time...):
With November being all about giving thanks and showing gratitude, a portion of the proceeds from this month's class were contributed to Pilots for Patients (PFP). This Louisiana-based non-profit serves patients across the state who are in need of treatments unavailable to them locally. Utilizing volunteer pilots, PFP flies these patients to their hospital treatments, reducing travel time, lifting a burden — financially, emotionally, and physically — and allowing them to focus on what's most important: healing and getting well again. Amazing work this non-profit does. With this month's class, we were honored to invest in the health and lives of these patients, ensuring families with sick loved ones spend as little time traveling to hospital treatments, and as much time at home this holiday season.