cooking classes

cooking is an important step to healing

Learn to cook healthy nutritious meals for the fall.

Ever wonder what to do with all those winter squash sitting in the bins at the front of the grocery store?

Join me and I will teach you some fun and delicious ways to prepare them so you can take full advantage of their nourishing qualities and distinctive taste!

We will prepare about 5-6 dishes and then sit down to enjoy it together.

Nov 3 & 8 classes have to rescheduled to November 15 in Fairfax at Taste Kitchen & Table) 6-9pm

The Menu

Squash Cakes with Cilantro Avocado Dip
Stuffed Squash with Italian Spices (V)
Fall Farmer’s Market Salad (V)
Spaghetti Squash with Pumpkin Seed Miso Pesto (V)
Roasted Crispy Chicken
Curried Pumpkin Soup with Maple Caramelized Onions (V)

Pumpkin Custards


“I thought the range of recipes and learning was perfect.  Maria knows her stuff.  Very supportive and fun environment!  Will be back for more.  I loved the balance of nutritional facts and info and ‘cooking’.”

Deirdre, San Anselmo, CA

We’ve all said it…”I’m gonna start eating healthy.”

We do great for a week or two and then quickly slip back to our usual routine.

What if instead, you took it a step further and made a resolution to Cook More.  Get on the right foot and get in your kitchen and cook!

Join us for this class where we learn how to make healthy balanced meals with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

All meals are gluten-, dairy- and refined sugar free!  And I promise you won’t miss a thing!


“I would ABSOLUTELY recommend this to a friend!  Loved it!”

Melissa, San Rafael, CA

“So much fun!  The meals were very flavorful.  And healthy.”

Rachel, Fairfax, CA

“I would recommend this to a friend! Loved the class.  Loved the nutritional information and new recipes.”


“ So much fun to cook and eat with people from our community”


“I really enjoyed the Delish Meals class, thank you!  The class was informative, inspiring, and fun.  I liked the focus on simplicity and good nutrition.  I really appreciated learning the onion cutting techniques and have enjoyed using them as well as some of the other good tips you taught us. “


“Before I attended this event, I had a real hard time with menu planning and getting groceries at once. It’s hard b/c I just can’t get everything done, but I feel newly inspired.

And now I am going to trying harder to do meal planning and easier meals (I often try pretty complicated things and after hours of cooking it sucks and I feel deflated)I highly recommend Maria’s class.  It’s a re-connection with cooking and nutrition for busy people.”