Upcoming Culinary Demonstrations/Tastings

All Cooking Demos are facilitated by Linda Voorhis, Culinary Instructor and Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator.  

All classes are hosted by Ahimsa Wellness, LLC, in a private kitchen at 5230 East Whisper Ridge (in Verde Santa Fe), Cornville, AZ 86325. 

All classes are start at 4:00pm and end at approximately 5:30 PM. 

To ensure that there is an ample amount of food for tasting, no walk-ins can be accepted.

Advance paid registrants only.

Monday, January 8, 2018:  New Year’s Resolution Diet Be Gone!:  Wholesome & Hearty Dishes for a Sustainable & Healthy Lifestyle

Diet, deprivation, and defeat no more! Learn how to prepare meals that will be simple, satisfying, scrumptious, and sensory sensational.

Monday, February 5, 2018:  Retro Redo’s – Updated Versions of 1960’s Classics Sure To Impress

Whether you are looking to strike up some romance this month or entertain family or friends, this class takes a trip back in time. We’ll be updating classic dishes with a modern and more healthy approach…without sacrificing any flavor, I promise!

Monday, March 5, 2018:  Keeping It Under Wraps – A Trip Around the World Through the Eyes of a Wrap

We’ll be delighting in a variety of wraps, sweet and savory, that will remind us of worldly adventures with a few diversions here and there.

Mark Your Calendars and Register For These Dates

Topics Are to Be Determined.

  • Monday, April 9, 2018                                     
  • Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Monday, June 4, 2018
  • July-August – Happy Summer.  We’ll return in September
  • Monday, September 10, 2018
  • Monday, October 8, 2018
  • Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Monday, December 3, 2018


Monday, December 4, 2017: Holiday BookendsSavory Starts and Fragrant Finishes
Appetizers and desserts that are sure to impress your guests. These dished can all be made ahead and parked, ready to serve whenever you are so you can be the host(ess) with the most(est).

Monday, November 6, 2017:   1621 = First Thanksgiving – Fast Forward to 2017
Our Modern Day Thanksgiving Standards Updated with a Twist 
Tired of serving the same-old, same-old every Thanksgiving? This class will shake up the Thanksgiving table paradigm with dishes that will be beautifully served and delectably devoured at your Thanksgiving table, using expected ingredients and some surprises.. Invited to celebrate at someone else’s home and need to bring a dish? No worries, this class will have you covered (as in ‘covered dish’).

Monday, October 2, 2017:  Harvest Moon Celebration
Creative Dishes Highlighting the Bounty of Fall’s Harvest.  Whether your rock to the beat of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” or swing to the tune of Laurel & Hardy’s rendition of “Shine on Harvest Moon”, we’ll be preparing familiar autumnal harvest ingredients in unique and delightful ways. Menu included spiced apple chutney, Autumn Harvest Acorn Squash Sauce over Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Moroccan-Spiced Roasted Root vegetable tart, jambaut tamales, butternut squash coconut curry stew with tempeh, pumpkin pecan chocolate magic bars, and mulled apple cider.

Monday, September 11, 2017: Taking a Trip Across The Pond – Afternoon Tea – 4:00 PM
Perfect Timing to Stop and Enjoy a true British Tea Often mistakenly referred to as “High” tea in other parts of the world, the British Afternoon tea is typified by tea with sandwiches, scones, and cake served on tiered platters. As we delight delicacies, both petite savories and sweet confections, we’ll learn the differences between the British Afternoon Tea and High Tea. Menu includes three teas (Assam Gold Rain, Earl Grey, & Darjeeling); Sandwiches (cucumber, tofu-no egg salad with waterccress, Coronation chicken); Scones (Cranberry Walnut, Chocolate Chip – both regular and gluten-free); Scones toppings (clotted cream, black cherry chia preservces); Sweets (lavendar shortbread, mostly-raw devilishly-dark chocolate-cake truffles

If you are interested in learning about other prior classes, please contact Linda Voorhis.