We've got all the THYME in the world - LETTUCE cook!!!
I had so much fun teaching my healthy virtual cooking classes last year and they were such a success that I am not only continuing them this year but I am now including private cooking classes, as well (more on that soon)! New this year, I am also offering gift cards for my public virtual cooking classes!
Check out my 2020 Virtual Cooking Class post to see what we made last year so you know what type of fun deliciousness you can expect this year!
Every month I select a theme and provide the recipes with the corresponding grocery and equipment list so all you have to do is pick up your groceries and then follow along with our instructions! The class takes place through Zoom and averages about an hour and a half long. I usually start with a cocktail (ages 21+) so we can sip as we cook together. During the class you will be muted with the option to un-mute yourself to ask any questions. It is encouraged to be interactive; we usually cheers after we make our drinks and then take a group picture or two! You can then enjoy your meal on your own afterwards (feel free to post about it and tag @elenamccown on social media)!
All meals can be made gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian. Please let me know if you have any other special considerations and I can cater your recipe to your individual dietary needs. The meals serve 4 but can easily be multiplied or divided based on how many people you will be cooking for/with. The classes are designed to be fun yet helpful with simple healthy cooking tips and tricks. This is a great event for beginners or advanced home cooks! Join us!
Classes are normally held on the last Saturday of each month but are subject to change. They are always announced ahead of time on Instagram, Facebook and this post, at least by the start of each month. Check back for updates!
There are some participants who cook solo, some who use it as a date night and others who make it a family affair - there is a little something for everybody! Join us!
January 30th at 5pm (CT) - Skillet Pizza Pasta with a Winter White Sangria
POP-UP February 13th at 2pm-2:45pm (CT) - Valentine's Day Dessert
February 20th at 5pm (CT) - Quick Beef Pho with a Ginger Champagne Cocktail
March 27th at 5pm (CT) - Falafel Salad with Tzatziki Dressing and Hummus with a Thyme for Rose Cocktail
April 24th at 5pm (CT) - Kentucky Derby Hot Brown Pasta Bake with a Peach Julep
May 22nd at 5pm (CT) - Strawberry Shrimp Spring Rolls with a Basil Lime Smash
June 13th at 2pm (CT) - Zucchini Cake with a Vanilla Orange Coffee Soda
July 24th at 5pm (CT) - Summer BLT Pasta Salad with a Rosemary Salty Dog
August 28th at 1pm (CT) - Southern Tomato Pie with a Strawberry Mimosa Float
*September 22nd at 6pm (CT) - Chicken and Dumplings with a Ginger Apple Cider
*October 23rd at 5pm (CT) - Halloween Sloppy Joe Pie with Pumpkin Juice
*November 17th at 6pm (CT) - Gnocchi Stuffing with a Cranberry Orange Spritz
*December 5th at 5pm (CT) - English Muffin Snowman Pizza and Stollen Christmas Cookies with a 'Bring Us Some Figgy Prosecco' Cocktail
Classes are $25 per household and can be purchased by clicking Add to Cart and selecting your class, below. Purchase a gift card for a family member, friend, co-worker, or someone you don't even know, here.
After you register, the week before class starts, you will receive an e-mail with a list of ingredients so you can buy your groceries and prepare ahead of time, as well as the Zoom meeting information! See you then!
Spots are already filling up fast. Register for each class to secure your spot by clicking Add to Cart. By clicking Add to Cart you agree to the Agreement, Waiver and Release below.
*Dates, times and menus are subject to change.
Hold Harmless Agreement, Waiver and Release
In consideration of being permitted by Elena McCown, LLC to participate in a virtual cooking class, I hereby waive, release and discharge any and all claims for damages or personal injury, death, or property damage which I may have or which may hereafter accrue as a result of my participation in said activity. This release is intended to discharge, in advance, Elena McCown, LLC, its officers, directors, members and managers, and all other members of its virtual cooking school staff whether contracted, employed or related, from and against any and all liability arising out of or connected to in any way with any participation in said activity. I understand that the activity that I am participating in may be of a hazardous nature and/or include physical and/or strenuous activity, that serious accidents occasionally occur during the said activity; and that participants in the said activity can occasionally sustain personal injuries as a consequence thereof. I also recognize that all people react to food differently and I will avoid the foods that I know I am allergic to and will ask for substitutions when necessary. Knowing the risks involved, nevertheless, I have voluntarily applied to participate in said activity, and I hereby agree to assume any and all risks of injury or death and to release and hold harmless Elena McCown, LLC, its officers, directors, members and managers, and all other members of its cooking school staff whether contracted or employed, or related, who might otherwise be liable to me. I further understand and agree that this waiver, release and assumption of risks is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. I hereby grant Elena McCown, LLC all rights and consent to copyright, use, re‐use, publish or re‐publish, copy, exhibit or distribute all photographs I have posted of the food I created to be used for Elena McCown, LLC website, social media, and any educational, training or promotional electronic or printed material without restriction as to frequency or duration of usage and without compensation. By agreeing to this waiver by clicking BuyNow, I acknowledge that I have carefully read this Hold Harmless Agreement, Waiver and Release and fully understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and Elena McCown, LLC and any staff member of cooking class whether contracted or employed, or related.
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I am a food loving, activity seeking health coach who resides in Franklin, TN with my husband and two sweet dogs (Lola & Penny).
I believe everyone should eat balanced and not cut food groups if you don't medically need to. All foods can fit in a healthy diet. Unfortunately, I have to avoid gluten and also limit myself with dairy, so my goal is to provide healthy, gluten-free/dairy-free recipes so EVERYONE can enjoy all foods, even if you do have to cut out certain food groups. My recipes are encouraged for everyone to eat, not just for those with sensitivities/allergies! Most of my recipes can be easily converted by using real dairy and whole-wheat in place of my allergy-free substitutes.
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