Vegan Cooking 101: Free Cooking Classes at our Public Libraries


Plant-Based Foods Education
Free Community Classes


Vegan Cooking 101
First Wednesday of each Month
Point Loma Hervey Branch Library
6:00 – 7:30 PM, all ages welcome. Next class is Wednesday, August 3rd, Summer Stay Cool Recipes: Raw wraps and coconut milk ice cream. Link to Registration

Vegan Cooking 101
Second Sunday of each Month
Pacific Beach Taylor Branch Library
1:oo – 2:30 PM, all ages welcome.  Next class, Sunday, August 11th, Vegan Seafood Hawaiian Poke Bowl with Coconut Jasmine Rice and Vegan Crab Cakes.  Link to Register

Vegan Adventures
Allied Gardens Library
Second Tuesday of each Month
6:00 – 7:30 PM, all ages welcome. Next class is Tuesday September 9th.  All About Apples: Enjoy an apple tasting session then recipes for an Apple Cheddar Kale Salad and a Apple Crisp a la Mode. Link to Register


Big thanks to participating sponsors:

Jensen’s Foods, Barons Market, Grocery Outlet, Northgate Market, Sprouts,
Mission Square Market


Access the Recipes & Photos from Earlier Classes


Pacific Beach Library, Veggie Wraps:  Garden Spinach Veggie Wraps, Mock Tuna Salad and aquafaba-based meringue cookies. A culinary lab with recipe development for Jensen’s Foods.  Veggie Wraps, Mock Tuna Salad, Meringue Cookies



Allied Gardens Library, The Art of Enchiladas: Make red enchiladas filled with chopped veggies, tricolor quinoa, black beans, corn, and vegan pepper jack cheese. Smothered with red enchilada sauce and served on a bed of sliced lettuce with a drizzle of  white sauce, chopped fresh cilantro, sliced green onions and black olives. Red Enchiladas



Point Loma Library, Celebrating the Fourth of July: Veggie Burgers, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, and Stars and Stripes Meringue with Whipped Cream and Berries 4th of July Menu



Pacific Beach Library, The Art of Arborio Rice: Learn how to use arborio rice to make a spring risotto and vegan paella.   Paella, Risotto, Lemon Bars



Point Loma Library, Vegan Grilling: Learn how to make vegan sausage from scratch along with quick and easy seasoned veggie kebobs and coconut rice. Italian Vegan Sausage, Tofu Kebobs & Coconut Rice



Allied Gardens Library, Pasta Workshop: Learn to make pasta from scratch along with a variety of sauce recipes. Link to recipes & photos: Vegan Adventures – Eggless Pasta, Tofu Ricotta, Vegan Pasta Sauces, Mac n Cheeze



Point Loma Library, The Best of Baja’s Vegan Street Tacos:  Experience vegan carne asada tacos, no-fish tacos, and veggie quinoa tacos. Top it off with Mexican pastries and warm almond milk-based chocolate Abuelita. Link to recipes & photos:  Tacos



Pacific Beach Library, The Incredible Edible Vegan Egg:  Explore a variety of nature’s perfect substitutes for eggs from aquafaba used in French meringue cookies to a Sunday Brunch Tofu Benedict.  We’ll make the recipes and preview what products work best, then discuss how to veganize traditional egg-based recipes.  Bring your favorite recipes to class and we’ll veganize them. Link to recipes & photos: Tofu Benedict & Aquafaba Fresh Fruit Pavlova


Pacific Beach Library, Mother’s Day Fresh Fruit Buffet with Canning & Preserving:  Celebrate Mother Earth on mom’s day with an abundant menu of beautiful fresh seasonal fruits and recipes for a variety of fruit salads.  We’ll also learn home canning and preserving techniques with a demonstration on using fresh fruit to make homemade jams and preserves. Fruit Salad with Tips on Canning & Preserving


Culinary skills building, consumer education, and lots of great food thanks to our public libraries and supporting local grocers


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