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Coming up this September

This term we celebrate the colourful world of vegetables as we explore plant-based cookery. Whether you are going meat-free for ethical, environmental or health reasons, we will be cooking up some flavoursome ‘meals-that-work’ and we promise the carnivores that they won’t miss the meat! This isn’t the case of cooking a roast and asking the vegan just to have the veggies – we put the veggies centre-stage!
Packed full of flavour, fibre and nutrients like antioxidants and vitamins, these vibrant ingredients often get overlooked for their protein-rich counterparts. However, vegans have known for centuries that a plant-based diet can contain as much protein as a meat or lacto-based one. So come on; explore the plant-based culinary world with us…it might change your life!

In Season

Beetroot is in season right now and we place these superfoods top-of-the-bill by turning their rugged earthiness into a sweet and gooey rosti. These beetroot ‘hash-browns’ pair beautifully with grilled cauliflower steaks. Both grapefruit and Navel oranges are in season at the moment so we’ll be preserving this liquid sunshine in a zesty homemade marmalade, and learning the basics of jam making in the process. We’ll also be bringing back a tried and tested favourite with our learners – a 4-hour workshop on handmade tri-coloured pasta. We’ll be preparing and cooking egg-free white, red and green pasta in all shapes and sizes and paring some tagliatelli with a fresh capsicum pesto.
Also from the Italian menu, try filling some fresh risotto balls with pesto, coat them in panko breadcrumbs and fry them and voila, you get Arancini! Perfect as a starter or as part of a main course. We will be serving ours with an Arrabbiata sauce.
Finally, we take a quick trip to southern Asia with a super-fast, easy and healthy meal that’s packed full of flavour – Tarka Dhal served with fresh roti. This garlicky red lentil soup pairs beautifully with this unleavened crisy flatbread.

Happy cooking everyone.


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Covid 19 Advice

All our classes are subject to the Government’s Covid protection framework in accordance with the traffic light system.

Northland is currently at the ORANGE traffic light setting.

  • For classes running at Kamo High School Community Education Whangarei (CEW) the following guidelines are in place:-
    – Proof of vaccination or My Vaccine Pass are NOT currently required​
    – Class sizes will be limited in an effort to maintain social distancing 
    – Masks are required to be worn 
  • For classes that are booked privately in a domestic kitchen:-
    – all parties are to agree on the best practice with the Traffic Light setting in mind
  • For classes booked at other public venues:-
    – the guidelines of the venue take precedence
  • For all booking:-
    – Please stay home if you feel unwell or are a known contact

Covid 19

We are currently operating under New Zealand Covid traffic light system at Orange level. Classes continue but with restrictions depending on the booking and the venue.