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WEEK AT A GLANCE - April 20-27, 2014

Monday April 21

Basics 1: How to Begin 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm   #1 of 2

Wednesday April 23

Friday April 25

Saturday April 26

Cooking Retreats


NGI Public Classes

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At the Natural Gourmet Institute, You can enjoy the company of like-minded individuals in a friendly and welcoming environment. We offer classes with varying levels of participation in an intimate setting.


People enroll in our classes to learn how to:

  • Eat more healthfully
  • Have more energy
  • Prepare health-supportive foods
  • Add new, exciting recipes to their cooking repertoire
  • Be a healthy vegetarian
  • Be a healthy flexitarian*
  • Use diet to help prevent disease
  • Heal a medical condition through diet
  • Lose weight - often a by-product of a healthier diet

* a mostly vegetarian eater who occasionally eats meat and/or fish

Different levels of participation:

  • Demonstration: students observe as instructor prepares recipes
  • Partial Participation: students assist with some food preparation
  • Hands-on: students cook under the guidance of an instructor

Interested in upcoming classes, viewing our class calendar or a course catalog?

Basics 1: How To Begin


Explore the vast variety of health-supportive foods including whole grains, beans, sea vegetables, condiments, oils and natural sweeteners; why we use them and how we cook them. We’ll discuss the ABC’s of menu planning and how to create nutritious balanced meals that leave you free of cravings. 2 Mondays 4/21 & 4/28, 6:30 - 9:30pm. 

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