American cooking lesson with Renée
Festive Vegetarian California Cuisine / 具だくさん野菜のカリフォルニア料理
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American cooking lesson with Renée
Min: 1 Max: 5
Pomegranate vinegar chia spritzer
Super healthy and refreshing way to start our cooking session. Pomegranate vinegar adds a little sweetness to the sparkling water, and chia is the perfect full protein to give you energy for cooking!! A little lemon adds the final touch.
Spinach parmesan balls
This has been my favorite appetizer since I was a little girl. We mix chopped steamed spinach with eggs, parmesan cheese, brewers yeast. Fun to make balls, breaded and bake. Pop in your mouth hot - yummy!
Steamed cauliflower, broccoli and onions baked with a healthy cream sauce and cheese. Hot and delicious!!
Whole wheat veggie bread
This bread is full of nutrition: Whole wheat, ground flax, hemp and chia, and protein powder. I add grated carrots and tri-colored bell peppers for a festive look and added flavor.
Soft like little cakes, these unique cookies will surprise your Japanese friends and family. We use pureed ripe persimmon (kabocha or sweet potatoes are good too), nuts and spices. A great winter treat!
Rose hip tea
Rich, red, and full of vitamin C. The perfect winter tea.
Hi! I’m Renée. I live in a large house in Gunma, near Takasaki. You can easily drive or take the train to my home, and also stay after our meal to enjoy a hot spring mineral bath or sand bath spa in Isobe. Just let me know, and we can make arrangements. I’m originally from California, near San Francisco. My parents insisted my family eat fresh, healthy foods. My father is from Louisiana, so my mom cooks a lot of southern foods like spicy greens and beans, rice, corn bread and gumbo. My mom is half Italian, half Irish, so she also cooks a lot of European foods. California cuisine is different from the typical image of American hamburgers, steak and pizza. We eat a lot of fresh vegetables and fruit. Actually, my mom is vegetarian, so I was raised on mainly healthy smoothies, soups, homemade whole grain breads, frittata and pastas. My mother and grandmother went to the market early every Sunday morning and cooked a huge meal at my house for around 25 family members. I helped cut vegetables, prepared hors d’oeuvres, picked flowers in the garden for table arrangements, and set the table. I loved our family Sunday meals. Sunday Brunch is still my favorite.
I have a husband and two children, in elementary and junior high school, so I add "power food" ingredients to my favorite childhood dishes to make them super-nutritious.
I miss having a lot of people over for extended family meals. I would love to spend time with you and share my love for cooking and and eating together. I speak English, French, Japanese, and the universal language of laughter. My mom always sings and laughs while cooking – her secret ingredients. Let’s continue this tradition!
Max. guests: 5
Min. guests: 1
Items to bring: apron, small towel, note pad, (tupperware, freezer bags)
About leftovers: after eating, please make sure you check with the host what can be taken home. Food taken home remains your own responsibility, so please be careful about food poisoning etc.
Payment should be made before the lesson. We accept credit card or bank transfers.
On the booking page you’ll be able to select your booking method and see payment instructions.
Cancellations are possible after making a booking. Refunds are as shown below:
・If cancellation is made more than 10 days before the lesson (AM0:00): 100％ refund
・If cancellation is made between 5 and 10 days before the lesson (AM0:00): 50％ refund
・If cancellation is made less than 5 days before the lesson (AM0:00): no refund
Target：「Over 12 years old (allow junior high school students)」