Cooking With Green

Last week was a super fun yet busy week. Not only were we busy enjoying the last week of Summer vacation (my oldest started Kindergarten this week...tear..) but I was able to take a Vegan BBQ cooking class with the famous Green Vegetarian restaurant! It was a great way to see healthy cooking in action :)

This was my first vegetarian cooking class experience in San Antonio, so I wasn't sure how many people would join in on my love of healthy eating and cooking. I was pleasantly surprised at how many people were eager to learn about Vegan BBQ! There was a great amount of information given in such a short amount of time. Chef Mike Behrend presented a delicious menu for class that night: Roasted Corn Salad, Black Bean Burgers with homemade ketchup, Beet Potato Salad, and Vegan Coconut Ambrosia. 

Chef Mike prepping the Roasted Corn Salad

Chef Mike prepping the Roasted Corn Salad

Chef Mike went through the recipes giving tips here and there about tricks he has picked up along the way. 

Christian whipping up the coconut whip 'cream' for the Vegan Coconut Ambrosia

Christian whipping up the coconut whip 'cream' for the Vegan Coconut Ambrosia

Finished dinner! This picture doesn't do it justice, it was delicious! Bean Burger with caramelized onions, Roasted Corn Salad, Beet Potato Salad, and homemade ketchup. 

Finished dinner! This picture doesn't do it justice, it was delicious! Bean Burger with caramelized onions, Roasted Corn Salad, Beet Potato Salad, and homemade ketchup. 

Dinner was delicious! The recipes were spot on. It truly reminded me of eating at a BBQ picnic. The burger had a little kick and the homemade ketchup was fantastic. It is nothing like Heinz, it has a great gourmet taste that was a great compliment to the bean burger. My biggest surprise was the Beet Potato Salad. I am not a huge beet fan, but the mayo recipe and seasonings were a great combination. The earthy flavor of the beet wasn't overpowering, yet you still were able to enjoy the many health benefits of the beet. 

Vegan Coconut Ambrosia. This was unreal. SO. GOOD. 

Vegan Coconut Ambrosia. This was unreal. SO. GOOD. 

The dessert Vegan Coconut Ambrosia was AMAZING. The coconut whipped cream recipe was the perfect sweet and tropical compliment to the fruit and topped with roasted pecans...doesn't get any better than this!

The verdict: FUN and DELICIOUS. I would definitely recommend taking one of their cooking classes if you can. I learned a lot of great techniques and not to mention the meal at the end of class was delish! If you want to visit them, you will love their vegetarian and vegan menu options! If you are in San Antonio, stop by their Pearl or Alon locations. If you are in Houston, visit them on Chimney Rock. For more information on their restaurant or future cooking classes, visit them www.EatAtGreen.com

(I am not affiliated with Green Vegetarian restaurant or anyone who works with or for Green--I just love the restaurant and wanted to share my cooking class experience! :) )

With Health and Happiness,

Nickole