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Welcome To Tina’s Joyful Kitchen

No time to cook?  If you find that you are busier now working from home, you are not alone.  Now that schedules are more chaotic, healthy eating is more important than ever.  Tina will broadcast live from her kitchen with quick and nutritious recipes to energize you throughout the day.  Participants can cook right along with Tina or just relax and watch the magic. Tina prepares foods based on what Mother Nature taught us to eat: fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, wild caught fish, healthy fats and more.  She teaches you to make foods that are not only healthy, but also delicious – the entire family will enjoy them. Choose recipes from the menu options below each class description.  If you prefer, take a look at some of her recipe eBooks and make your selections there. Class offerings are based on the National Health Month’s calendar as well as many others.

Feel free to choose from any of the class offerings any time of the year.

JANUARY — National Weight Loss Awareness Month

A simple way of eating to get you energized, help you sleep like royalty, and lighten you up all day. The new year is when most of us are just done with eating off schedule, eating different foods and simply eating too much.  January is a time to clean house, release the toxins from your body, and nourish the body with wholesome and nutritious foods.  The end results is a healthy, vibrant new you full of energy, confidence and vigor. Join Tina in her kitchen as she prepares wholesome meals that are full of energy and taste to start off a bright new year.

In-Person Menu:

  • Instant Pot Lemon Herb Chicken

  • Zoodle Primavera

  • Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Virtual Menu:

  • Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice Creation

  • Green Smoothie Variety

  • Paleo Energy Bites Crafting

Vegetarian Virtual Menu:

  • Sweet Potato Noodles with Pesto Exploration

  • Mediterranean Salad Adventure

  • Coconut Chia Seed Pudding Creation

Menu #1:
  • Veggie Crunch Salad with Creamy Tahini Dressing
  • Air Fryer Chicken
  • Green Goddess Smoothie
Menu #2:
  • Italian Skillet Frittata
  • Almond & Blueberry Muffins
  • Immune Booster Orange Smoothie
Vegetarian Menu:
  • Green Eggs & Veggies Breakfast Muffins
  • Warm Winter Salad with Pomegranate Dressing
  • Heavenly Whipped Porridge Bowl
Menu #1:
  • Green Goddess Smoothie
  • Green Eggs & Veggies
  • Detox Spinach Soup
Menu #2:
  • Salads in a Jar
  • Detox Veggie Crunch
  • Soups in a Jar
Menu #3:
  • Warm Winter Salad
  • Chicken Cauliflower Coconut Curry
  • Chicken Veggie Winter Soup (Instant Pot)

FEBRUARY — Heart Health Month

February is American Heart Month!  A whole month dedicated to celebrating the muscle that is your heart and bringing awareness to the importance of cardiovascular health.  And for good reason, because your heart is truly an amazing part of your body, and it deserves the best care possible. Let’s celebrate your amazing heart all month long and join Chef Tina as she creates these delicious, heart healthy meals so you can find joy in the kitchen and keep your heart healthy and strong.

In-Person Menu:

  • Salmon Cakes with Dill Yogurt Drizzle

  • Cauliflower Steak with Walnut Pesto

  • Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse Delight

Virtual Valentine Menu:

  • Heartfelt Citrus-Infused Salmon Filet

  • Love Beet Quinoa Salad

  • Berry Elegance Parfait

Vegetarian Menu:

  • Vegetarian Lentil Soup

  • Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  • Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Menu #1:
  • Flounder Stuffed with Shrimp and Crab
  • Sweet and Savory Crepes
  • Espresso Fudge Brownies
Menu #2:
  • Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
  • Salad Wraps (Basil Avocado Shrimp, Chicken Salad, or Tuna Salad)
  • Blueberry & Cream Cheese Hand Pies
Lunch (Choose 3):
  • Easy Paleo Chili
  • Chicken Fajita Cauliflower Rice Bowl
  • Sweet Potato Chili
  • Garlicky Greek Chicken
Vegetarian Menu:
  • Heart-healthy Banana Pancakes
  • Butternut Squash & Herb Infused Risotto
  • Chocolate Banana Mousse
Menu #1
  • Fabulous Flounder Stuffed with Shrimp and Veggies
  • Zucchini Noodles al Aglio Oglio
  • Chocolate Berry Pudding
Menu #2
  • Roasted Salmon with Asparagus
  • Beet Hummus with Crunch Lettuce Boats and Almonds
  • Paleo Beet Brownies
Menu #3
  • Shrimp Scampi with Zoodles
  • Roasted Beets & Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts
  • Raw Chocolate Raspberry Kisses

MARCH — National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month and is celebrated each year to encourage people to make informed food choices and establish physical activity habits all year long. This year’s theme is Personalize Your Plate.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. We are all unique with different bodies, goals, backgrounds and especially tastes!  

In-Person Menu – The Nutrient-Packed Green Feast:

  • Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad with Cilantro-Lime Dressing

  • Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

  • Matcha Chia Seed Pudding with Berries

Virtual Menu – A Taste of Ireland (Lighter Version):

  • Irish Herb and Lemon Chicken Stew

  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad

  • Green Citrus Bliss Smoothie

Vegetarian Virtual Menu – Green Goodness Galore:

  • Broccoli and Spinach Quiche Cups

  • Avocado, Cucumber, and Walnut Salad

  • Kale and Pineapple Power Smoothie

St. Patrick’s Day Special – Wholesome Irish Delights:

  • Lucky Greens Salad with Pecans and Honey Mustard Dressing

  • Vegetarian Irish Boxty

  • Mint Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Menu #1: The Green Menu
  • Green Eggs & Ham Muffins
  • Green Chicken Salad with Avocado & Tomatillo
  • Green Pancakes with Macerated Blueberries
Menu #2: The Irish Menu
  • Slow Simmered Pork & Root Veggie Stew (Coddle)
  • Smashed Potatoes & Greens (Colcannon)
  • Irish Cream Mocha Pudding
Vegetarian Menu:
  • Irish Tempeh Stew
  • Zucchini Ribbon & Avocado Salad
  • Drink Your Greens Smoothie

Classic Menu

Menu #1
  • Arugula, Strawberry Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts
  • No Bake, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Healthy Cookies
Menu #2
  • Italian Avocado Tuna Salad
  • Simple Tossed Salad with Tina’s Special Italian Dressing
  • Raspberry Mango Breakfast Cobbler 
Menu #3
  • Quick Rotisserie Chicken Soup Recipe
  • Paleo Biscuits
  • Yogurt and Fruit Parfait
Menu #4 – The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Menu
  • Arugula Salad with Almonds and Orange Slices
  • Paleo Irish Stew 
  • Shamrock Shake

APRIL — Stress Awareness Month

Stress is a normal part of our lives. Chronic stress, however, can take a serious toll on our physical and emotional health, increasing the risk of conditions like heart disease and depression. There are a variety of lifestyle changes you can make to help manage your stress & anxiety like exercising and eating nutritious foods. Interestingly, certain foods may have stress-relieving qualities due to their brain-boosting properties.  Eating a diet high in vegetables, fruit, healthy fats and lean protein can be very helpful.  Join Tina to cook a few stress-relieving entrees that can help calm your nerves.

In-Person Menu – April Culinary Harmony:

  • Lemon Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Skewers

  • Sautéed Garlic Sesame Broccoli

  • Mixed Berry Parfait

Virtual Menu – April Delightful Fusion:

  • Citrus Marinated Shrimp Lettuce Wraps

  • Coconut Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

  • Minty Berry Yogurt Parfait

April Vegetarian Bliss:

  • Mediterranean Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Sesame-Ginger Zucchini Noodles

  • Chia Seed Pudding with Mixed Berries

Menu #1: Bento Box Bonanza (choose 3)
  • Zucchini Noodle Caprese & Baked Chicken
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich & Melon Salad
  • Greek Salad & Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Charcuterie Bistro Box
Menu #2: Sheet Pan Dinners (choose 3)
  • Roasted Salmon with Asparagus
  • Almond Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables
  • Tempeh & Eggplant with Harissa
  • Italian Sausage & Peppers
  • Pork Loin with Brussel Sprouts & Apples
  • Fruit Crisp
Vegetarian Menu: Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinners (choose 3)
  • Irish Tempeh Stew
  • Italian Roasted Veggies & Kale
  • Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan
  • Tempeh & Eggplant with Harissa
  • Sheet Pan Ratatouille
  • Very Lemon Blueberry Cake
Menu #1 Meal choices: (choose 2 main courses and an optional dessert)
  • Spring Chicken Salad
  • Sweet Potato Egg Boat
  • Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette 
  • Almond Joy Bars
Menu #2
  • Mediterranean Egg Bites (Instant pot)
  • Simple Roast Turkey Breast
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs
Menu #3 – Earth Day
  • Hardy & Healthy Minestrone
  • Green Veggie Bowls
  • Chocolate Mint Pudding (looks like little potted plants)

MAY – Mental Health Awareness Month

Nurturing your brain through nutrition is fundamental to healthy living through your golden years, and key to remembering your phone number! The foods that we eat have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains.  Highly processed foods can damage the brain so avoiding them is crucial.  Eating brain-boosting foods can support brain function both short and long-term.   Brains consume 20 percent of our calories as it is an energy-intensive organ.  The brain needs optimum fuel to maintain focus and concentration. Certain nutrients, such as Omega-3 fatty acids, help build and repair brain cells: Antioxidants (from fresh vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, good fats) reduce cellular stress and inflammation which are linked to neurodegenerative disorders. In this dynamic cooking class Tina will prepare for you three dishes that are optimal to boost your brilliant brain health.

In-Person Menu:

  • Grilled Lemon Herb Salmon Skewers

  • Brain-Nourishing Stir-Fried Quinoa Bowl

  • Berry Medley Parfait with Nutty Granola

Virtual Menu:

  • Sushi Rolling for Brain Health

  • Turmeric Chickpea Buddha Bowl

  • Antioxidant Berry Smoothie Bowl

Vegetarian Menu:

  • Mango Avocado Brain Fuel Salad

  • Coconut Curry Tofu Stir-Fry with Brain-Boosting Veggies

  • Chia Seed Pudding with Omega-3 Rich Flaxseeds

Celebrating Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month:

  • Miso Salmon Poke Bowl

  • Chicken Adobo Lettuce Wraps

  • Mango Coconut Sticky Rice Parfait

Menu #1: Cinco de Mayo
  • Fish Taco Bowl with Mango Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Coconut-Lime Cauliflower Rice
  • Red Cabbage Slaw
  • Strawberry Margarita
Menu #2: Asian & Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Crockpot Kalua Pulled Pork from Hawaii
  • Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles
  • Chinese Scallion Pancakes
Vegetarian Menu:
  • Sweet Potato Noodle Pad Thai
  • Red Thai Vegetable Curry
  • Nutty Maple Chai Blondies
Menu #1
  • Crispy Salmon Filet 
  • Zoodles in a Lemon Balsamic Dressing
  • Outrageously Delicious Chocolate Pudding
Menu #2
  • Lemon Dijon Tuna Burgers with Olive Tapenade 
  • Tempting Kale and Arugula Salad with Paleo Buns
  • Crunch Berry Parfait
Menu #3
  • Sizzling Salmon with Sautéed Greens
  • Roasted Broccoli and Pumpkin Seeds
  • Dark Chocolate Orange Slices

JUNE — Professional Wellness Month

Let’s celebrate Professional Wellness Month, a month to focus on healthy work-life balance and lifestyle with making marvelous meals in minutes.  Eating big meals in the middle of the day can make you feel like a slug.  Did someone say 3 PM naptime?   In this dynamic cooking class discover how to make colorful and nutritious meals that take minutes to prepare especially once you nail down the meal prep part.   Meals include a mix of fresh produce, yummy fats and lean protein to satisfy your belly and fuel your afternoon.

In-Person Menu:

  • Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Lettuce Wraps

  • Instant Pot Zoodle Primavera with Shrimp

  • Berries & Cream Parfait

Virtual Menu – Savor the Summer Flavors:

  • Grilled Lemon Herb Chicken Skewers

  • Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing

  • Shrimp and Mango Avocado Salad

  • Berry-Lime Frozen Yogurt Parfait

Vegetarian Virtual Menu – Easy Weeklong Casserole:

  • Mediterranean Quinoa Casserole

  • Chickpea and Spinach Coconut Curry

  • Caprese Zucchini Noodles

  • Lemon Blueberry Chia Pudding

Gay Pride Month Rainbow Celebration Menu:

  • Rainbow-Inspired Quinoa Salad with Grilled Chicken

  • Sesame Ginger Rainbow Slaw

  • Rainbow Fruit Pizza

Menu #1: Scrumptious Salads Galore (choose 3)
  • Steak & Cucumber Salad
  • Pad Thai Salad with Chicken
  • Chicken Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Antipasto Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing
  • Virgin Watermelon Mint Margarita
Menu #2: Pride Month Menu
  • Rainbow Chicken Dinner
  • One-Pot Rainbow Zoodle Pasta Salad
  • Cake Batter Pie with Rainbow Sprinkles
Vegetarian Menu: Super Salads & Pasta (choose 3)
  • Broccoli Apple Walnut Salad
  • Strawberry Apple Avocado Salad
  • Breakfast Salad
  • Vegan Pad Thai Salad
  • Zucchini & Mushroom Veggie Pasta
  • Honeydew Cucumber & Mint Soda
Menu #1
  • Salads in a Jar
  • Soups in a Jar
  • Powerhouse Parfait (yes, in a jar)
Menu #2
  • Italian Vegetable Frittata
  • Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad
  • Pineapple Protein Chia Pudding
Menu #3
  • Chicken & Fruit Salad
  • Egg Salad Plate
  • Freezer Chocolate Bites

JULY — Independence Day

What is life’s most essential liquid?  Well, it’s water of course!  We all know that we have to drink it and that it is essential to every cell in our bodies giving us life.  Why is it that most of us don’t drink enough of it?  Did you know that by the time you feel thirsty, you’re already dehydrated? What better way to hydrate during the summer months than with smoothies, fresh fruit drinks and summer soups?  

In-Person Picnic Friendly Menu:

  • Citrus-infused Herb Delight Chicken

  • Cauliflower Picnic Salad

  • Luscious Lemon Bliss Bars

Virtual Menu – Summer Picnic Vibes:

  • Mango Tango Chicken Skewers

  • Crispy Cauliflower Popcorn Bites

  • Pineapple Coconut Cooler

  • Coconut Lime Energy Bites

Vegetarian Virtual Menu – Summer Picnic Bliss:

  • Caprese Skewers with Balsamic Glaze

  • Quinoa-Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Watermelon Mint Spritzer

  • Blueberry Bliss Bars

Menu #1: Kebabs
  • Grilled Chicken & Veggie Kebabs with Garlic Sauce
  • Steak & Veggie Kebabs
  • Chipotle-Lime Marinated Pork Kebabs
  • Chimichurri Grilled Shrimp Kebabs
  • Watermelon Lemonade Mocktail
Menu #2: To the BBQ (choose 3)
  • Stove Top BBQ Pork
  • Summer BBQ Chicken Salad with Pesto Raspberry Dressing
  • Fish & Veggie Foil Packets
  • Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with BBQ Sauce
  • Peachy Iced Tea
Vegetarian Menu: (choose 3)
  • Grilled Vegetable Kebabs with Mixed Herb Marinade
  • Middle Eastern Tempeh Shish Kebabs
  • Grilled Eggplant Tahini Satay Kebabs
  • Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Cashew Cream
  • Watermelon & Strawberry Slushie
Choose one of the classes below or choose one dish from each class. Summer Hydration Made Fun:
  • Savory Carrot Ginger Granita
  • Coconut Water and Fruit Ice Cubes
  • Watermelon Slushy
  • Sunshine Elixir
  • Hydrate Me Green Juice
  • Chai Tea Latte
Sensational Smoothies Made Fun: Choose 3 to 4 smoothies:
  • Piná Colada
  • Chocolate Decadence
  • Strawberry Sunrise
  • Honolulu Heaven
  • Caribbean Crush
  • Chocolate Frappuccino
Simply Filling Summer Soups:
  • Green Tomato Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp
  • Summer Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot)
  • Zucchini Basil Summer Soup
Summer Salads and Dressings:Salads are simple. Throw a bunch of greens in a bowl, add some lean protein (eggs, chicken, tuna) add crunchy vegetables that you like, and top, top with a delicious homemade dressing. Make up double batches.  They are that good! Choose 3 to 5 dressings.
  • Tina’s Homemade Italian Dressing
  • Fresh Strawberry Dressing
  • Sesame Tamari Vinaigrette
  • Tangy Green Goddess Dressing
  • Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette
  • Sweet Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Magic Green Sauce
  • Grilled Peach or Mango Avocado Salsa

AUGUST — Celebrate the Outdoors Month

August is full of sunshine, picnics, pool parties, and trips to the beach.  Eating healthy can be delicious when you are having fun outdoors.  Why not pack some healthy picnic foods to share with the family?  In this dynamic cooking class, discover how to pack a healthy picnic basket full of easy and delicious snack foods that will make you the talk of the next summer get together.

In-Person Menu – Celebrate the Outdoors Month:

  • Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad Cups

  • Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Bowls

  • Coconut Lime Energy Bites

Virtual Taco Fiesta:

  • Sizzling Shrimp Tacos

  • Spicy Pulled Chicken Tacos

  • Grilled Veggie & Guacamole Tacos

  • Choco-Berry Taco Delight

Vegetarian Menu:

  • Mediterranean Lentil Stuffed Peppers

  • Savory Spinach and Feta Muffins

  • Chilled Mango Coconut Soup

Menu #1:
  • Grilled Fajita Steak Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing
  • Pecan-Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon
  • Coffee Chip Ice Cream
Menu #2: Salmon Bowl
  • Caribbean Baked Salmon Bowl with Coconut Avocado Sauce
  • Plantain Noodles
  • Roasted Cauliflower
  • Coconut Sugar Caramelized Plantains
Vegetarian Menu: (choose 3)
  • Harissa Portobello Mushroom Tacos
  • Cauliflower Rice Tabbouleh
  • Summer Slaw with Tahini Dressing
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Strawberry Lemon Basil Sorbet
Choose one class or combine recipes from each. Cookout Dishes to share:choose 3:
  • 10-Minute Cauliflower Summer Salad
  • Coleslaw with Homemade Mayonnaise
  • Zucchini Coleslaw
  • Zesty Red Cabbage Coleslaw with Mojo Criollo Dressing
  • Crunchy Kale Salad
  • Broccoli Coleslaw
  • Crudité
  • Colorful Fruit Salad
  • Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing
Sunshine Snacks to Fill Your Picnic Basket:  Choose 4 to 5:
  • Sweet Potato Tortillas
  • Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
  • Apple Peanut Butter Sandwiches
  • Creamy Avocado Hummus and Veggie Sticks
  • Chicken Pecan Nuggets
  • Grilled Cauliflower Avocado Sandwiches
  • Cornbread Jerky Muffins
  • Almond Butter Banana Bites
  • Banana Split Kebabs
  • Cinnamon Apple Fries
  • Blueberry Freezer Bites
  • Chicken Herb Bites
  • Bacon-Loaded Cauliflower Bites
  • Buffalo Cauliflower bites
  • “Cheesy” Paleo Tortillas
  • “Cheesy” Kale Chips
  • Easy Carrot (or Sweet Potato) Fries

SEPTEMBER — Healthy Aging Month

We need to take care of our skin in the game of anti-aging and the way to do that is to pack our meals with vibrant foods loaded with collagen, antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water.  When we do, our bodies will show its appreciation through our skin, our largest organ.   Since we wear our skin on the outside it tends to show internal trouble with wrinkles, dry skin, spots and more. Lotions and masks can only do so much. Age-less and play-more from the inside out. And remember to eat your fruits and veggies – the easiest way to glow. Learn 10 of the best foods to nourish your body for a glow that comes from within: Papaya, blueberry, watercress, red bell peppers, broccoli, spinach, nuts, avocado, sweet potatoes and pomegranate seeds.

In-Person Menu – Radiant Wellness Feast:

  • Lemon Herb Chicken with Instant Pot Magic

  • Cauliflower Steak with Walnut Pesto

  • Matcha-infused Berry Parfait

Virtual Menu – Vibrant Vitality Delights:

  • Mango Avocado Salsa Chicken

  • Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Bowls

  • Blueberry-Lemon Cheesecake Jars

Vegetarian Virtual Menu – Latin Fusion Fiesta:

  • Caprese Zoodle Salad with Avocado Salsa

  • Chiles Rellenos Stuffed Bell Peppers

  • Piña Colada Nice Cream

National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month – Vibrant Hispanic Feast:

  • Chimichurri Beef Skewers

  • Jicama and Avocado Salad

  • Spicy Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Menu #1: Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Crispy Mexican Pulled Pork
  • Colombian Cheese Bread
  • Chocolate Flan Cake
Menu #2: Skillet Recipes (choose 3)
  • Creamy Tuscan Chicken Skillet
  • Lemon Dill Salmon Skillet
  • Italian Chicken Cacciatore
  • Pork Chops and Apples Skillet
  • Pork Chops and Apples Skillet
Vegetarian Menu: Skillet Recipes (choose 3)
  • Kale Pesto Pasta
  • Creamy Gingery Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup
  • Banana Chocolate Pie
Menu #1
  • Baby Spinach, Avocado and Walnut Salad with Pomegranate Seeds
  • Sweet Potato Toast
  • Blueberry Flurry
Menu #2
  • Roasted Red Pepper Chicken with Almonds
  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Blueberry Crumble Bars
Menu #3
  • Yellow Squash Soup
  • Ratatouille with Cashew Cream
  • Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Coconut Cream

OCTOBER — Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What you eat can have an impact on the way the body works, including the development of cancers.  Where some foods have cancer-fighting properties, others have cancer-promoting properties. Keep the focus on nutrient-dense foods which may help reduce the risk of developing (or experiencing a recurrence of) estrogen-positive breast cancer.

Research has shown that eating a variety of certain foods may help reduce the risk of breast cancer and improve your overall health.

In this cooking demonstration, discover which foods are powerhouses to fueling a healing and healthy body and which to avoid.

In-Person Menu:

  • Harvest Herb-Roasted Chicken, Pumpkin Delight

  • Crispy Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • Berry Bliss Almond Cupcakes

Virtual Menu – Nourish for Wellness:

  • Hearty Pumpkin Soup

  • Superfood Salad with Berries

  • Pink Velvet Chia Pudding

Vegetarian Menu – The Harvest Feast:

  • Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Acorn Squash

  • Broccoli and Cranberry Crunch Salad

  • Beetroot Hummus with Veggie Dippers

National Italian American Heritage Month 

A Taste of Italy Menu:

  • Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce

  • Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

  • Tiramisu Cups

Menu #1:

  • Tex-Mex Turkey Skillet
  • Zucchini Fritters
  • Almond Butter Cups

Menu #2:

  • Chicken Enchilada Soup
  • Loaded Cauliflower Bake
  • Banana Bread Energy Balls

Vegetarian Menu: The Apple Menu

  • Apple Pancakes
  • Cheese & Apple Grilled Cheese
  • Apple-Feta Green Salad

Menu #1

  • Cancer-Fighting Soup
  • Cruciferous Crunch Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • Warm Golden Milk

Menu #2

  • Sautéed Flounder and Wilted Greens
  • Cauliflower Risotto 
  • Grilled Apricots and Ginger Yogurt

Menu #3

  • Spaghetti Squash Tacos 
  • Broccoli Sunflower Salad
  • Warm Chocolate Fantasy Cake for One

Menu #4    (Fun Halloween Options)

  • Chocolate Covered Apples
  • Pumpkin Delight Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pie Truffles
  • Halloween Mandarin Chocolate Cups

NOVEMBER — World Diabetes Day and National Gratitude Month

More than one in four Americans has either pre-diabetes or the full-blown Type 2 diabetes!  This disease mostly affects older folks, but these days even children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Great news! Type 2 diabetes is preventable and can be reversed if you are willing to make some simple, inexpensive lifestyle adjustments that will restore your life. In this cooking demonstration Tina will show you how it all starts in your kitchen by preparing some simple diabetic friendly meals that your entire family will enjoy.   All of the meals in Tina’s cookbook are diabetic-friendly. Feel free to choose 1 – 3 dishes from the eBook or choose from the menu options below.

In-Person Menu – Discover Delicious Eating with Diabetes:

  • Instant Pot Lemon Herb Chicken and Vegetable Medley

  • Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus with Crispy Bacon

  • Instant Pot Cinnamon Baked Apples

November Virtual Menu: Nourishing Diabetes-Friendly Delights:

  • Mushroom and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Thighs

  • Zesty Citrus Salmon Salad

  • Cinnamon Pecan Baked Apples

November Vegetarian Menu: Diabetes-Friendly Veggie Delights:

  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Salad

  • Cauliflower and Leek Soup

  • Vegetarian Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding

Menu #1: The Turkey Menu
  • Creamy Leftover Turkey Soup Recipe
  • Spicy Chipotle Butternut Squash Turkey Chili
  • Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Menu #2: The Non-Turkey Menu
  • Lemon Chicken Skillet
  • Chicken & Zucchini Noodle Curry
  • Sweet Potato Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Vegetarian Menu:
  • Roasted Squash with Seeds & Greens
  • Potato Leek Soup
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Bread
Menu #1
  • Butternut Squash Stuffing
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Pumpkin Pudding
Menu #2
  • Tantalizing Turkey Soup
  • Oven Roasted Veggies
  • Sweet Potato Pie
Menu #3
  • Turkey and Stuffing Meatloaf
  • Healthy Green Bean Casserole
  • Apple Pie Cups
Menu #4 (Eat This, Not That – Thanksgiving Style)This class is designed to educate about healthy recipes for the holidays.  Tina will make a few of the recipes during the class and have others either already prepared or have the ingredients to chat about why one is healthier than the other.
  • Mashed Cauliflower vs Mashed Potatoes
  • Oven Roasted Veggies vs Canned Veggies
  • Butternut Squash Stuffing vs Bread Stuffing
  • Blueberry Cobbler with Whipped Coconut Cream
  • Healthy Green Bean Casserole vs Green Bean casserole with canned mushroom soup
Menu #5
  • Garlic Steak & Mushroom w/Lemon Zucchini Noodles
  • Fennel & Blood Orange Salad
  • Pear Cranberry Crisp

DECEMBER — Joyful Eating Month

The holidays are such a fun time to make merry and maybe even eat too much. Healthy eating during the holidays is necessary to keep stress levels down and energy levels up. Food is abundant and we lean towards making rich traditional dishes that may not be easy on our bodies, especially when we eat too much of the yummy food!  Why not try the same traditional dishes with a healthy twist?   Join Tina in her kitchen as she shows you how to make healthy and delicious holiday foods for you and your family to enjoy.

In-Person Menu – Quick & Healthy Holiday Delights:

  • Speedy Herb-Roasted Turkey Medallions

  • Cauliflower Gratin with Pecan Crust

  • Cheerful Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cups

Virtual Menu – Festive Flavors for the Holidays:

  • Pomegranate Glazed Air Fryer Chicken

  • Zesty Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash

  • Irresistible Cranberry Orange Cheesecake Bites

Festive Vegetarian Delights:

  • Stuffed Acorn Squash with Wild Rice and Cranberries

  • Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

  • Festive Cranberry Orange Truffles

Hybrid Holiday Stress Webinar and Cooking Class – Sip, Snack & Sparkle: A Virtual Happy Hour to Unwind Holiday Stress!

On The Menu:

  • Merry Berry Mocktail

  • Caprese Skewer Bites

  • Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Chocolate-Dipped Fruit Kabobs

Menu #1:
  • Sloppy Joes
  • BLT Tomato Bites
  • Chocolate Christmas Bark
Menu #2:
  • Crowd Pleasing Breakfast Casserole
  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pie
Vegetarian Menu:
  • Italian Vegetable Lentil Soup
  • Butternut Squash & Brown Rice Casserole
  • Ginger Snap Cookies
Choose 2 – 3 recipes from the Unstuff Your Holidays eBook or from the menu options below: Menu #1
  • Turkey Salad with Cranberries
  • Turkey Butternut Squash Soup
  • Gingersnap Cookies or whoopie pies
Menu #2
  • Roast Turkey Breast
  • Sensational Sweet Potato Casserole or Green Bean Casserole
  • Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies 
Menu #3
  • Twice-Baked Butternut Squash Casserole with Pecan Crunch
  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
  • Cranberry Cheesecake
Menu #4 – Holiday Healthy Happy Hour & Dance Party !
  • Mocktails
  • Appetizers
  • Dancing
  • Games/Contests

Tina’s Joyful Kitchen Series

Tips & Tricks to getting an efficient kitchen: Ready to make 15 minute meals?

Discover Tina’s kitchen essentials: stock pot, cast iron skillet, Instant Pot, mandolin and more. Assess your kitchen tools and eliminate gadgets that are one-purpose tools and make space for the essentials. Tina will also demonstrate the proper handling and care of knives and go over the difference between wood and composite cutting boards.

Join Tina in her kitchen as she shows how to set up your kitchen for success so you can create healthy meals in minutes.

Just like you, your pantry needs a refresh too.  To start a new and healthier way of eating, you need to stock your pantry with the right kinds of foods. Begin to make the kitchen transition by eliminating foods that compromise your health and by adding wholesome foods that nurture your mind, body and soul. In this class you will discover: 
  • Which ingredients to eliminate from your kitchen
  • How and where to store foods
  • How to clean out the refrigerator and pantry
  • How do I know if a food has gone bad? Do expiration dates matter?
  • Which items to stock in your freezer and pantry
No time to cook healthy meals for you and your family?  Join Tina in her kitchen as she demonstrates how to make healthy, tasty, delicious meals in 15 minutes using her favorite appliances.   Recipes Tina will prepare:
  • Succulent Air Fryer Chicken
  • Crowd Pleasing Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
  • Crockpot Pot Roast Beef to Rave About

Discover Joy & Health With Tina McDermott


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