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Aloha Cooking Class

Aloha Cooking Class

Sep 2, 2011

While planning a trip to Hawaii, my husband and I decided that it would be fun to take a cooking class.  Well, maybe I decided that it would be fun and my husband decided to be a great sport and stepped out of his comfort zone into a new adventure!  It is time to cook “clean”, my husband stated.  To him, clean cooking is fresh ingredients and few ingredients!

I put on my concierge hat and began to search for a Hawaiian cooking class.  We have never before taken a cooking class and this would be a new empty nest adventure!  I found one in Maui where we were going on our trip.  It was called Maui Fresh Chef.  This sounded “clean” I thought.  I proceeded to check all the reviews and they were excellent.  This is, by the way, a very good thing to do before you step into any class.

We had a blast cooking with Anne Marie Burtell of Maui Fresh Chef.  After about 3 ½  hours we had whipped up 3 different hummas, goat cheese cakes (which my trooper of a husband is working on very diligently in right photo) on top of fresh Maui greens with homemade papaya seed dressing, fresh Mahi Mahi tacos topped with a fresh fruit salsa, coconut rice and mango ice cream.  Does that not sound amazing?

Anne Marie was so much fun and gave us wonderful cooking tips to take home along with all the recipes.  We have already cooked up several dishes for family and friends and were given rave reiviews.  The best part is that it’s healthy cooking which is one of our goals and it’s practical dishes we would make here at home.   You don’t have to travel to Hawaii to take a cooking class.  Check out one in your area!  Write about your own class experience in the reply box below and let’s share ideas.  


Tips and Take-a-longs:
(Share any tips you might have in the reply box below)

  1. Always check reviews when searching for a class online
  2. www.MauiFreshChef.com if you are headed to Maui

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