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Class Schedule & Registration

To register for classes please use the link provided below for each individual class. The links will be different depending on where the class is held. Class space is limited so please register early to reserve your spot. Be sure to include the name of each participant, a phone number, email address, and the date and title of the class you will be attending when registering for classes on Paypal. 48-hour cancellation noticed is required for any refund.

Sauces
Simple Sauces and Dressings
Thursday, 9/22/11, 7 PM - Kara's House
Sauces and dressings can seem daunting to the inexperienced cook but a few uncomplicated and easy to prepare recipes can liven up your culinary repertoire and set the stage for more creativity in your cooking. Kara will give you the basic fundamentals of a few popular sauces and dressings and explain how you can modify or add to them to fit your tastes or nutritional needs. 
Menu (All classes are gluten-free):
  • Vinaigrettes
  • Caesar Salad Dressing
  • Peppery Lemon Honey Goat Cheese Dressing
  • Lemon Caper Piccata Sauce Over Pan Seared Chicken
  • Minty Green Tomatillo Sauce Enchiladas
  • Sun-dried Tomato Sauce with Zucchini Pasta
  • Brown Pan Gravy with Venison Medallions
Class time 7 PM- 9:30 PM
South Austin Location - address given upon registration
$50
Organized Freezer
Make-Ahead Healthy Meals
Saturday, 10/08/11, 10 AM - Central Market
If you are a busy individual who wants to eat healthy gourmet food but do not have the time to be a chef every day, this is the class for you! Nutritionist and Culinarian Kara Kroeger will show you the ins and outs of how to prepare, cook, and store low-glycemic meals that can be frozen and quickly defrosted for quick breakfasts, on-the-go lunches and delicious dinners.
Menu (All classes are gluten-free):
  • Turkey Breakfast Sausage and Egg Meatballs
  • Mint, Pea, & Yogurt Mini Frittatas 
  • Broccoli Soup with Lemon-Dill Yogurt 
  • Grass-fed Beef & Black Bean Chili
  • Nut Loaf with Rich Tomato Sauce
  • Spinach Saag 
  • Green Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Class time 10 AM - 12:30 PM
4001 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78756
$45 

 

Fall Pumpkins
Giving Thanks with the Local Fall Bounty
Thursday, 11/10/11, 7 PM - Central Market
The holiday conundrum of eating healthy or eating tasty is solved. In this class some incredible dishes will be prepared that will surely nourish and knock the socks off of your holiday guest. Local Central Texas produce and meats will be used to make healthy dishes that embrace tradition without tasting like something is missing. What better way to give thanks than to support your most important local resource - your food!
Menu (All classes are gluten-free):
  • Ham & Shallot Deviled Eggs
  • Braised Rabbit and Fall Vegetables
  • Cauliflower "Mashed Potatoes"
  • Swiss Chard Souffle
  • Fennel and Apple Salad
  • Sweet Potato Pie with Flour-less Pecan Crust 
Class time 6:30 PM - 9 PM
4001 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78756
$45
Registration opens for this class on October 1st. Please visit the link below then to register.


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Her Bonafides

Kara Kroeger, Certified Nutritionist and Herbalist, is a graduate of the American Health Sciences University and the Rocky Mountain Center of Botanical Studies, both in Colorado. For eight years she has passionately focused on improving the health of her clients using her extensive knowledge in nutrition and natural medicine. She wields a strong grasp of human anatomy and physiology and intertwines all of these disciplines in a comprehensive approach to health.

Her Philosophy and Style

She believes nutrition is the foundation on which health is built and is deeply inspired to share her knowledge to help others. Creating health is a personal process for each of her clients and Kara is excited and grateful to be a part of that process and witness how improved health creates vitality in all areas of life!

Kara has a true love of delicious food and unique, easy cooking techniques. She loves teaching her clients how to shop for and cook nutritious and inspiring meals while keeping a keen eye on costs.

Her approach is professional, simple, straightforward, fun, and optimistic. She looks beyond the surface, has a genuine love for people and their well-being and listens intently to each clients’ needs. Because she understands the influence of emotions on health, she helps clients become aware of their emotional patterns and make connections between the emotions, mind and body that greatly enhance their healing processes and personal growth. The new habits Kara’s clients learn will empower them through their lives to create ongoing physical and emotional health.

Her Results

Working as a team with each client, she designs plans to fit health and nourishment into busy schedules, achieve weight loss goals, decrease symptoms, prevent disease and enhance athletic performance. Many of her clients have seen great improvement with such ailments as food sensitivities/allergies, blood sugar balance, adrenal exhaustion, brain chemistry imbalances, and other metabolic syndrome issues like elevated blood pressure and lipids.

Her Experience

I am not sure it’s possible to convey just how much working with Kara over this past year has meant to me. Not only as a triathlete attempting to take on my first Ironman distance event, but as a person struggling to make nutritional changes. In the process Kara has helped me achieve something that I will continue throughout the rest of my life - if it weren’t for your support and guidance I would forever be known as the “Pop-Tart” girl. Kara’s nutritional philosophies are pretty straight forward - eat a large variety of minimally processed foods consisting of lean protein, fruits, vegetables and nuts. As I struggled to incorporate these changes into my life, Kara were there to help me discover the possible reasons for these difficulties and made sure I sought out the necessary resources to help overcome the obstacles. I am forever grateful!

Her Life

On a personal note Kara enjoys her friends, Austin’s live music scene, gardening, going to the farmer’s market, reading, discovering new recipes to cook, traveling, listening to NPR, sleeping, yoga, nature, learning and working to keep life balanced.