Teens are invited to attend a free vegan cooking class at the Central Library to learn how to make delicious plant-based meals.
On Tuesday, October 8 from 6-8pm, Cecelia Baum will demonstrate how to make vegan “sushi” rolls and spring rolls, with attendees tasting their creation at the end of class!
Cecelia, who grew up cooking with produce from her grandparent’s garden, even lived in India to learn how to cook using fresh flavors and ingredients.
“I love finding traditional recipes and figuring out how to make them work with plant-based ingredients, staying as close to unaltered ingredients as possible,” Cecelia said.
“I think a lot of people assume that vegans and vegetarians only eat lettuce-based salads, which is pretty far from reality! Vegan food can be spicy curries, fresh tacos, or sweet desserts,” Cecelia said.
In addition to being delicious, Cecelia said there are some great health advantages to eating plant-based meals.
“Plant-based diets have been shown to improve or reverse some of our most common diseases, like heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure,” she said.
The Vegan Cooking for Teens class is open for ages 13-18 and registration is required at www.jmrl.org.
Check out the class
NBC29 attended the Vegan Cooking Class for Teens. You can watch their video segment online.