Vietnamese Pho Class

You will learn how to create a traditional Chicken Pho as well as spring rolls and dipping sauce. These authentic recipes come to us from a famous chef in Hanoi. The evening will finish off with a light and refreshing dessert.

 

Vietnamese Pho Class

Hawaiian Cooking Class

That’s right folks, we are leaving this cold, rainy island and heading for the fresh, tropical food delights of the Hawaiian Islands!  In this cooking class we will take a delicious foodie trip and prepare amazing Hawaiian recipes carefully paired with tropically-inspired beverages.

Hawaiian Cooking Class

Foodie Gifts for 2017

Cookbooks

I know I never tire of getting new cookbooks.  Some of my favourites – Oh She Glows, Thug Kitchen, Flavor Bible, anything by Ottolenghi

Cooking Class

Experiential services are a great way to go when you are giving to someone who has everything.  STIR offers gift certificates for upcoming cooking classes or private cooking classes.

Ice Cream/Cookie Scoops

We use these all the time for energy ball production.  Makes measuring evenly simple.  Fits nicely into a stocking.

Weber iGrill

This handy thermometer is perfect for the grilling enthusiast on your list.  This is used regularly in my house.  Weber iGrill

Flavoured Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Small jars of these infused oils and vinegars are perfect for a stocking and then the pantry.  Great to have these on hand for instant flavour.

Olive Branch Nanaimo

Local Food Products

Support local this holiday season by buying gifts from Vancouver Island Food Producers

http://nanaimo.thrivinglocally.com/

Chipotle Corn Chowder

This Chipotle Corn Chowder is warming for autumn as the nights descends earlier and the days grow colder.

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Ingredients

  • 2Tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, small dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle puree
  • 2 yukon gold potatoes, peeled, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 ears sweet corn or 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
recipe by STIR Cooking School

Instructions

In a large soup pot, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Add celery, carrot, red pepper, chipotle, potatoes.

Add broth and cook until vegetables are tender, approximately 10 minutes.

In a medium bowl whisk together flour and milk. Pour into soup pot.

Add the corn kernels, thyme, salt and pepper.

Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with cheddar cheese if desired. Serve with warm bread or cornbread and crisp salad or slaw.

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Healing Power of Turmeric

In this interactive workshop learn how to incorporate fresh and dried turmeric into your everyday meals and snacks. Discover how this golden rhizome can help with many health conditions as well as improve your general well-being. STIR will demonstrate recipes from sweet to savory, and provide samples and recipes.

Go home with your own jar of turmeric chai tea mix.

This class is gluten-free and vegetarian. 10% off store-wide.

Healing Power of Turmeric

 

Vietnamese Pho Class

You will learn 2 broth methods; a Vegan and a Chicken version of Vietnam’s famous dish as well as how to make spring rolls and dipping sauce. These authentic recipes come to us from a famous chef in Hanoi.

 

Vietnamese Pho Class

Vietnamese PHO …say FUH!

Pronouncing Pho correctly ,especially when in Vietnam, will reward you with a delicious, aromatic bowl of comfort food.

If you haven’t tried this tasty national dish from Vietnam you are in for a treat.

PHO starts with an amazing complex flavoured broth and ends up in your bowl filled with noodles, protein ,and crunchy, spicy ,tangy condiments.

PHO is held as a reflection of the daily life of the peasants tracing back to the Hanoi area in the 19th century.It is believed to be a culinary merge with the French stew Pot au Feu the Vietnamese pronounced as Pho. Prior to the French Colonization ,the Vietnamese did not slaughter their cattle.The French added the cow as a protein source and by the 1920’s beef  or water buffalo in Pho was the norm and chicken was added soon after.

When I was in Vietnam last year I was able to obtain an authentic Pho recipe at a very well respected restaurant in Hanoi.I am excited to share it with you!

Join us on Tuesday, November 28th and learn how to make your own Chiken and Vegan Pho .

We will also make Vietnamese rice paper rolls and dipping sauce.

Kimchi Queso Dip

This is a great use of kimchi, especially your older kimchi that you want to use up when it’s time to make a new batch.  Serve with tortilla chips or other dippers for a quick, easy and delicious snack.

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Ingredients

  • • 1 cup cashews, soaked 2 hours, drained
  • • 1 cup almond milk, or similar
  • • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • • 1 cup kimchi
  • • 1 ½ Tbsp potato starch
  • • salt and pepper to taste
  • • green onions and cilantro to garnish
recipe by STIR Cooking School

Instructions

Blend cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, kimchi and potato starch in a blender until smooth.

Pour into a pot on low heat. Heat just until warmed and begins to thicken.

Adjust seasoning. Place in bowl to serve. Top with green onions and cilantro.

Serve with tortilla chips or another favourite dipper.

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Kimchi Workshop

October 19 at Pomme Natural Market.

Learn how to make your own batch of this fermented Korean side dish.

Join us for this demonstration of the complete kimchi process. We will talk about the health benefits of fermented foods as well as giving you some culinary inspiration on how to use kimchi in your kitchen. Recipes and samples provided. This class is gluten-free and vegan. 10% off storewide.

Ticket includes a 2 litre mason jar in which to ferment as well as Korean chili flakes for your first batch.

Kimchi Workshop at Pomme