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  • Second Annual Wine & Cheese Party

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    We are delighted to announce our second annual wine and cheese gathering at Elizabeth's cozy home. We will create an assortment of additional plant based appetizers for your grazing pleasure. For those not partaking in wine we will offer a nice selection of n/a beverages. The evening will begin with meet and mingle 6:30-7:00. Then a self serve section of fruit wine and gourmet cheeses with crackers. Once the cheeses introduced feel free to settle in the cozy space and semi-enclosed patio, relax int he candle lit living room. The hostesses will be passing around trays of home made Hors D'oeuvres to please your palette. Don't miss on this once a year opportunity to try the ultimate Plant base wince and cheese experience. Since it is a cozy home, we are only able to accommodate 15 guests. We are requesting the full payment of $35 in advance per person when you RSVP to guarantee your spot. As your host, you can call me or text me anytime for questions at[masked] payment accepted via my PayPal account by selecting "money to a friend" type in [masked] Your Hostess chef Elizabeth & chef Anna Maria

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  • French Brunch

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    Join Coach Elizabeth and Chef Anna Maria for our 3rd Lunch & Learn Series . The Theme is " French Brunch." April 29th at 12pm- 3pm At Elizabeth cozy home in Serra Mesa. The theme is inspired by the French cuisine and some of their famous breakfast (brunch) dishes, but, with great yummy flavor by making it Plant base! You bet yeah!! We will begin with welcoming you by making an energy juice to give you the quick pick me up! This will be hand on demo or if you prefer to sit relax and let us show you how. 1) Organic and fresh Granny smith apples, cucumber, ginger, lemon and carrots 2) A savory Crepe with Spinach, Artichoke and Cheese This is a french delicacy are favorable for Brunches. 3) Quiche is another French word that we associate with eggs, but this one NO eggs needed. So yummy you wouldn't believe it is not the original quiche. Crusted quinoa, filled with the king of veggies, asparagus, red and yellow peeper, fennel, nutritional yeast, basil, blend of tofu turmeric, garlic, onion baked to perfection. Oui, Mercy!! This will be served with French endive pairing perfectly with quiche 3) What a Brunch without a Sweet delight? Raw Chocolate moose Ala-mode with raspberries and toasted coconut paired with fizzy Perrier Space is limited to 10 guests including us. Price is $35 payable in advance via PayPal and RSVP will be remain open till 8 deposits are received. We will close RSVP 3 days before the event. *Please log in to your PayPal account, click send money to a friend ( not business, as we are a social group) My address is [masked] Bon Appetite!

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  • Mediterranean Gluten Free, Northern Italian vegan Cuisine

    • What we'll do Mediterranean, gluten free, Northern Italian cuisine ~ The healthiest diet many doctor's recommendation, but wait, it is even healthier when its plant base and gluten free. Your body will thank you! Details: Come join us in learning the secret on how to make the perfect polenta from scratch, a base for a variety of different toppings. Second) Raw spaghetti: how it is made hands on, topped with yummy home made plant-based pesto a unique northern Italian favorite all made from scratch! Third) A unique veggie: how to use a versatile fennel bulb, a super antioxidant to make an amazing refreshing salad. 4) What about heart healthy wine as part of mediterranean diet? Oh, we have not forgotten that, glass of Chianti or if your prefer non alcoholic beverage, a sparkling grape juice as a complement to the Mediterranean diet. 5) A drum roll for a dessert please!!! dessert made in heaven, Panna cotta!!! oh yes hand made (cold custard ) dessert to top it off!! Don't miss on this fabulous hands on by Anna Maria who knows best when it comes to Italian cuisine!! she is born and raised in Italy, babe!! *Space is limited to 10 people including us. Price is $35 dollars payable in advance via PayPal and RSVP will remain open till 8 deposits are received. Please log in to your PayPal account, clicking send money to a friend ( not business, as we are a social group) my address is [masked] to avoid paying them percentage and passing the saving on to you Lets have a true plant base healthy Italian cuisine from the pro! Salute, ~Elizabeth N Anna Maria • What to bring • Important to know Gluten Free Class

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  • Lunch & Learn: Wonderland of Sushi

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    Dear Lunch and Learn members, I am humbled to my core to announce my new Co-organizer and Chef of 6 years at the Gerson Institute in San Diego. Come meet the fabulous Anna Maria Aliano. She has been a Nutrition chef at the Gerson Institute for the past 6 years cooking and juicing a plant base and vegetarian organic menu for 20 staff and guests. Anna Maria also teaches cooking and juicing classes on a weekly basis. She works with clients all over the west coast that are battling cancer and other degenerative diseases by preparing healthy organic meals and juices. She is creative, smart and friendly. To celebrare, each guest will receive a rose in honor of February heart month We are both passionate about health and teaching cocking classes. What we will be cooking: You will learn and enjoy the following delicious and healthy food items. Sushi Rolls Wonder no more, learn how to make specialty yummy sushi the right way by using healthy ingredients like cucumber, avocado, carrots, red bell pepper, brown rice and nori. Served with liquid aminos, a vegan friendly soy sauce alternative. Impress your family friends by learning how to use a bamboo sushi matt. Miso sesame veggies soup A few tips on what ingredients to choose for making this delicate hearty soup Edamame with shaved orange zest and garlic A super food that can be a great source of protein for those who follow a plant based diet Specialty whole leaf Japanese brewed pot of green tea, we will explore the good and bad about green teas. This tea will give you that boost of wellbeing Matcha Green Tea Pudding with Goji Berries and walnuts a sweet delight for any occasion Price is $32 paid in advance with PayPal by using www.paypal.me/ElizabethMansurSD make sure you choose, "send to friends and family" with no fee. No PayPal? it's easy, take a few seconds to set an account and it is free. To reserve your seat at the table, in advance payment must be paid in full. You will receive a recipe to take home with you on the top of the visual effect and hands on at the class! *Fortune cookies to a good luck year. Lets welcome Anna Maria on the 25th:-) From our heart to yours Coach, Elizabeth and Chef Anna Maria

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  • Lunch & Learn: Resolutions with Solutions

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    Welcome to 2018 where you will experience the sensations of lightness and renewal to kickstart the new year. Join us in learning the techniques to combat the cold and flu season by boosting your immune system to work for you. Rest your overworked digestive system and give your skin the glowing look of health from inside out. Details: For Starters we will offer you a tall glass of powerful chilled matcha tea with almond milk and Stevia. Our detox juices will include the following: 1) Green Energy: Think Spinach and Asian pear...etc. 2) Liver Detox: Think beets and pineapple...etc. 3) Homemade V-8 Juice Waaaayyy healthier than buying it bottled or canned. 4) Golden milk: Think turmeric paste and how to make it last for weeks. 5) For Munching: A garbanzo-kale salad with homemade dressing. There will be opportunity to have hands on experience or sit back and enjoy one another’s company. Recipes for each juice will be printed for take home so you can give yourselves a health reboot whenever you need it. The cost is $35. A $10 deposit will confirm your seat at the table. Then $25 is due at the door. RSVPs will remain open until all 8 deposits are received. You can use Paypal by logging into your account and clicking send money to a friend (not a business, as we are a social group) I'm at [masked] And can also receive via Google Wallet. (619)[masked] Let's all meet the challenges of the new year with healthy bodies and happy minds. Cheers, ~Elizabeth and Rochelle

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  • Wine & Cheese Party

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    We are delighted to announce an evening of wine and vegan cheese sampling chez Elizabeth. We will also create a gourmet assorment of additional plant-based appetizers for your grazing pleasure. For those not partaking in wine we will offer a nice selection of n/a beverages. The evening will begin with a mix & mingle from 6:30 - 7:00. Then we will begin presenting a nice variety of cheeses accompanied by thoughtfully selected breads and crackers. Once the cheeses are introduced feel free to settle into the comfy seating on the semi-enclosed patio, relax in the candle lit living room or stay reassuringly close to the kitchen table laden with additional tasty treats. If you haven't had a chance to come to one of our Lunch & Learn classes this will be a nice opportunity to meet some of your fellow members and food lovers in a less structured setting. (and with a lot of great food!) We are able to accomodate up to 15 guests and are weloming anyone to extend an invitation to their significant other. We are requesting a $10 deposit to hold your reservation for this event and $25 cash when you arrive. (Total $35) Deposits can be made using Google Wallet or your Paypal account by selecting 'send money to a friend' and typing in [masked] As in your co-host, Rochelle. Any questions can be texted to (619)[masked] We look forward to unveiling the mystery of vegan cheeses. Elizabeth and Rochelle

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  • Lunch & Learn: Soups

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    It's that time of year to fall in love with soups all over again. If you are a newcomer click on the About us.... section to the left (if you are on a laptop) and return guests, well you know how much fun we've been having these last 6 months! The table will again be set for eight, so brings your appetites and get ready to plunge into the following four steaming bowls of nutritious vegan tastiness. Coconut Yellow Curry Soup ~ with mushrooms, barley and cauliflower. Asian Noodle Bowl ~ Slurp up the noodles with your chopsticks and lift your bowl to your lips to drink in every last drop of the rich veggie broth. Pomegranite soup ~ Yellow split Peas, lentil and pomegranate delight. Fall root vegetables ~ Roasted Celery root, Potatoes, Purple carrots, squash, onion, garlic and Kohlrabi blended to a smooth hearty soup. Your hosts Elizabeth and Rochelle will be displaying a 'Mis en Place' for each soup. That's a tray featuring all of the ingredients and discussing the role each play in building a well balanced pot. You may have heard that soup gets better overnight so that is just how we plan to serve it to you. Gently aged...one day:-) If you are a 1st timer, your payment of $25 (not just your RSVP) holds your seat at the table. Please coordinate with Rochelle via text at (619)[masked] to arrange payment via Paypal or with cash. We look forward to warming your bellies. See you soon!

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  • Lunch & Learn: Appetizers

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of vegan appetizers. Flex those fingers and get ready to indulge in Elizabeth & Rochelle's soon-to-be-famous internationally inspired finger foods. Menu as Follows: A vegan take on the classic English tea-sandwich. Crust cut off and filled with a nut based creamy spread, cucumbers and dill. Veggie lettuce wraps two ways. The 1st is a Thai style crunchy veggie medley in a peanut sauce served in crisp iceberg lettuce. The 2nd is an American style mock chicken salad served in romaine lettuce boats. As a nod to our southern neighbor, roasted cauliflower tacos drizzled with a creamy miso-tahini sauce in a soft tortilla. Whole roasted artichoke meant to be savored slowly and socially. Infused with fresh garlic and avocado oil. Bon Appetit. We will be serving flavored sparkling mineral water but if you are so inclined to sip a glass wine we welcome you to bring a bottle to share. For first timers your pre-payment of $25 reserves your seat at the table. Please introduce yourself to Rochelle @ (619)[masked] via text to coordinate a PayPal or cash transaction. If we do not hear from you after a couple of days, your seat may be taken by anyone on the waitlist willing to pay 1st as we limit our classes to just 8 guests.

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  • Lunch & Learn: Brunch

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