Tracy Miller’s cooks every Sunday on TV8’s “Good Morning Vail” where she encourages using fruits and vegetables in every meal, a style she calls Colorful Cooking. She inspires and teaches people how to cook and eat healthy.
“Tracy’s classes are fun and interactive, and the recipes are unique. She always adds great cooking and food tips so I learn something every time,” said Sarah Bean, CMC student.
Join Miller at HP’s Provisions in Eagle for an appetizer class Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
“This unique setting will be a lot of fun with interactive, hands-on preparation and a social dining environment,” Miller said.
The class includes wine pairing and party planning tips, as well as great food. The menu includes roasted asparagus salad with goat cheese cream and crispy prosciutto, Mexican eggrolls, coconut shrimp with spicy apple jelly and cranberry spinach dip with salami. The class is $45 person. To register, call HP’s Provisions at 970-328-5280.
For a more formal culinary environment, join Miller at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. The innovative learning kitchen at Battle Mountain High School is where CMC hosts its cooking classes and students don aprons and are encouraged to participate. The CMC schedule this semester is jam packed with regional classes for all abilities and foodies. CMC classes are $55 per person; to register, call 970-569-2900 or visit www.coloradomtn.edu/edwards.
Many styles of cooking
Here is a list of upcoming classes where menu items include, but are not limited to fruits and vegetables. Japanese Cooking is Monday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
“Japanese cooking infuses fresh vegetables with quick cooking methods to preserve their nutrients, I am very excited for this class because the food is healthy and light,” said c Miller. “We’ll create a soy honey glaze that can accompany any veggie or fish and many other delicious dishes.”
If Italian is more your style, Southern Style Italian is at CMC on January 18 from 4 to 7 p.m. This class focuses on fish and seafood and rich Italian sauces.
Does stuffed French toast or the perfectly cooked egg make your taste buds dance? Breakfast For Dinner will expand beyond your basic bacon and eggs and help you create simple meals that are nutritious, inexpensive and easy to make on a weeknight. That class is slated for Jan. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at CMC.
In February, right when motivation to keep cooking healthy can wane, Miller offers up the classes titled Curries, Down South on the Skinny and Glamorous Veggies. The Curries class is Feb. 1 and will take a trip to India and Thailand with spicy homemade curries and exotic ingredients. Ever want to have your shrimp and grits a little lighter? Down South on the Skinny is Feb. 13 and Glamorous Veggies is Feb. 24.
To learn more about upcoming classes and check out healthy recipes, visit www.colorfulcooking.com.