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New Year, New You: Free Open House at The Chopping Block

  • The Chopping Block at Merchandise Mart The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107 Chicago, IL 60654 (map)
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If 2018 is the year you are committing to eating more nourishing food and improving your health, join me and my friends at The Chopping Block on January 10, 6-7:30pm!  We are opening the doors at the Merchandise Mart location for a free open house showcasing recipes, techniques, and samples from our healthy eating curriculum to give you the jump start you need. Whole, unprocessed foods are the basis of a healthy diet and cooking them doesn't need to be labor-intensive or boring. Stop by our open house and interact at chef-led demo stations showing you how to make an assortment of healthy whole foods-based recipes.

I'll give you a taste of my popular Clean Eating classes. All of these classes feature a breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe to make healthy weekday eating super actionable, so throughout the evening she'll be showcasing one recipe of each meal:

  • Chocolate Hemp Protein Shake (breakfast)
  • Hearty Greens Salad with Crispy Quinoa and Pomegranate (lunch)
  • Squash and Broccoli Thai Curry (dinner)

Make a quick stop at our bar to sample the evening's signature cocktail: a Ginger Kombucha Sparkle. Made without refined sugar and with probiotic-rich kombucha, this gingery and herbal cocktail is still flavorful and festive. Spend the evening watching cooking demonstrations from our expert chefs and sample delicious--and good-for-you--bites. In addition to my Clean Eating classes, you'll get tasty samples from other instructors at the Chopping Block from the Special Diets curriculum which includes vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free baking. Be sure to visit our Knife Skills station to practice this fundamental technique that will save you countless hours in the kitchen. 

Interested in continuing your clean eating journey? Sign up for a cooking class at this event and get 10% off.  This event is free to attend, and there will be raffle prizes including a veggie-centric tote bag designed by Alia to benefit Purple Asparagus. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase during the event. Let's kick off a healthy new year together!

Earlier Event: December 13
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Later Event: January 17
Clean Eating: Plant-Powered Protein