We are fortunate that our local community college has a culinary program because they offer classes to the public. Tonight Graham and I attended a demonstration of vegan recipes. We are not vegan; not even vegetarian, but we attended this as well as other classes to better understand how to prepare some delicious dishes will enhance the meals we can prepare for our friends.
The menu tonight did not include a protein and in our evaluation we dinged them on that. We had hoped to learn a quinoa or tofu dish. What we learned were very easy to prepare dishes from vegetables but I also learned how to substitute vegan alternatives, like soy or almond milk, for the milk I might add into mashed potatoes.
As she prepared the dishes I was thinking there was a lot of use of pepper, but the seasoning was warm, not overwhelming, and the dishes were full of flavor. Watching her remove the seeds will help me in the future.
To facilitate the preparation of the dishes, all mis en place had been set up before the class began. This was the tray holding the ingredients for the dressing for the slaw. It was great and we will use it!