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to Oct 1

A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Series

A fun and interactive, educational cooking class series for beginning and experienced cooks focused on foods from the African Diaspora, including the African continent, Central and South Americas, and the South and Southwestern USA. 

All foods prepared in the series are free of animal products and by-products, sugar and alcohol. Only a few recipes include gluten and these are easily avoided. Please notify us if you have any other food concerns.

Each enrollee will receive a workbook with recipes.

2018 DATES

Six Sundays - Sep 23, 30 and Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30pm-3:00pm

Class location: St. Mary's Woods Retirement Community - Enter driveway at tall blue flags on Gaskins, follow road straight back - park in first lot on the left and enter community room (next to the chapel).


  • Interest in indigenous foods and cultures

  • Open to learning and discovery

  • Excited to learn new (plant-based) recipes

  • Desire to improve kitchen/cooking/food skills

  • Prepared each week to learn, laugh, share, cook and eat!

  • Pre-enrollment (no walk-ins)

*Oldways is a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization, founded in 1990, with a mission to guide people to good health through heritage, and the sponsors of this cooking series. All personal information will be kept confidential. For statistical purposes, your measurements (weight/height/body type/inches/age) will be sent anonymously to Oldways (without your name or other identifying data). 

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to Feb 15

Food Prep Series: February


JOIN Certified Integrative Health Coach, Aqiylah Collins this February for the Food Prep Series. We will meet every Sunday from 11AM - 1PM.

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - Grocery Food Tour

Note: We'll be shopping in the west end of Richmond. Details on location and meet point will be sent upon registration.

Whether trying to feed yourself or your family, grocery shopping can be a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be.

If you are confounded in the grocery aisles, can't seem to fit organic into your budget, just don't know what to believe about food anymore, or simply need new ideas and recipes to perk up your meals, then be sure to register for this tour! 

As we navigate the aisles of a local grocery chain, together we'll:

  • uncover shopping secrets
  • dispel myths about eating for weight loss
  • discover new foods and healthy on-the-go options
  • gain understanding of labels and marketing
  • share meal planning tips
  • learn simple tricks to ensure your cart is nutrient-balanced at checkout
  • answer your questions
  • set your course to healthier, affordable eating

You'll come away with new information, a new understanding, new ideas, and new recipes!

Sunday, February 8, 2015 -  Pantry Planning

Sunday, February 15, 2015Special Surprise Outing


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