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Mindful Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class!

Posted Dec 11 2010 12:35am


Cooking is fully engaging and sharpens your sensory attention.  For a lot of people, cooking is a wonderful release from the stresses and strains of your daily life.  Its an escape to get into the kitchen, to make food that is delicious and nurturing.  It feeds your soul from the inside out.

You and your friends will be welcomed into this amazing class with tea infused cardamom and a chance to slow down and let cooking and eating truly be something to enjoy!  Upon completion of this 6 week series, you will have learned over 15 delicious new recipes and possess a thorough understanding of Indian vegetarian cooking.  Additionally, you will learn core concepts of mindfulness and how you can apply them in everyday life.  Begin the new year with a healthy start!

This class was cooked up by Carley Hauck, Founder and Senior Wellness Consultant of Intuitive Wellness and Anamika Khanna owner , chef of Kasa Indian Eatery in San Francisco, and talented mother of 2 happy indian eaters.

SESSION 1: Intro to India
Embark on a journey to India, where you will learn the basics of  indian spices and mindfulness.  Learn the basic indian spices and how to apply these to indian vegetarian recipes.  Additionally, you will learn the basics of mindfulness in this class and apply them to eating and cooking.

SESSION 2:  Boosting Your Immunity
Build off the basic spices and learn how the healing aspects of these spices can be incorporated into healthy vegetarian cooking  to enhance your energy and immunity.  You will also learn mindfulness techniques which can be applied throughout your week and day to ward off stress.

SESSION 3:  Dinner for Two
Learn the seduction of spice in creating a dinner for two.  This meal is a perfect way to enhance your relationship or simply celebrate spending time together.  The menu of this class will focus on bold flavors, hearty dishes, and reconnecting to savoring and enjoying your food.  We will work with mindfulness techniques of chasing the flavor between bites and mindfully eating chocolate.

SESSION 4: Healthy Indian Cooking

Do you love the taste of Indian food but are trying to reduce the fat in your diet? By making a few easy changes to recipes, Indian cooking can be healthy and low fat while still being a pleasure to cook and delicious to eat. Learn how to stick with your healthy resolutions in the new year with healthy, quick, and wholesome recipes for everyday living .  Also, in this class learn how to use mindfulness to become more aware of hunger and fullness and how to combat emotional eating.

SESSION 5: The Exotic Indian
In this class, we will meld American dishes with Indian spices and create a fusion of flavors.  Enjoy being playful and creative in this class as we liven up your palate and meal time routine.

SESSION 6: Stirring it all Together
This class is reviewing  all that we have learned in the past six weeks and ending with using chilies for your mild or spicy palate.

A sampling of recipes from the class:

Baingan Bharta

Bhindi Masala

Gobi Aloo

Channa Masala

Tomato Kodi




Instructor Bios:

Carley Hauck

Carley has been cooking and cleaning since she was a little girl in her grandparents jewish kitchen.  After immigrating from Czechoslovakia, her grandparents opened a grocery store and bakery that catered to jewish customers.  Carley has a great appreciation for healthy food and cooking and will be teaching about the health benefits of Indian cooking.  Carley is excited to introduce mindfulness applied to cooking and eating to bring in the new year.

To read more about Carley and her business Intuitive Wellness, go to

Anamika Khanna

Anamika’s been cooking Indian food since she was a little girl growing up in London and India. A graduate of the London School of Economics and a former lawyer in the UK, she can’t wait to finally share her vision of Indian food with a broader audience.

To read more about Kasa and Anamika’s famous dishes, go to


Dates: January 29th- March 5th, 2011 (6 Saturdays)

When: 10am-12:30pm

Where: Kasa Indian Restaurant- Fillmore Location- 3115 Fillmore St. @ Filbert

Cost: $570 for 6 week class; Drop In: $100 a class

To Register: Please email or call 415-971-7556

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