Everyone gets a hankering for something tasty late at night, especially us busy New Yorkers, so it’s no surprise that late at night seems to be the only time we can really stop and enjoy a moment to ourselves. For a lot of us, this might be allowing ourselves to operate on autopilot while our impulses take control, dialing up something cheap and convenient, so we can turn off from the day. The truth is making a late night snack is supremely easy and wholly satisfying with the right tips up our sleeves on how to prepare a quick, simple and delicious sampling of items to nosh on. This class is taking place at night for all of those NIGHT OWLS we know and love out there to save you from reaching for that phone that can only bring you bloat and loaded, empty calories. When you sign up you’ll learn quick and easy yet healthy and fantastic tasting late night snacks. Because we all enjoy a late night cocktail, we’ve got you covered with providing a nice, stress-relieving beverage that’ll keep your waistline in check and you aglow underneath the summer celestial sky. Because late night snacks cater to all of our desires and our whims, we’ve found a way to answer all of the calls whether they are for something sweet, sour, savory or a little boozy, using seasonal, summery ingredients locally sourced. This is our first ever night class, specially designed for all of you busy, late night New York types seeking a better way to indulge your nocturnal selves. Sign up, for when the clock strikes 10 and dusk has set, we can enjoy our battier sides in a guiltless, flavorful and more sustainable manner for our bodies and our planet!
Recipes:Cucumber-Lime Gin Fizz; Watermelon-Mint Tequila Fizz; Tamari Spiced Almonds; Curried Popcorn Chili Lime Popcorn, Cumin Seed Whole Wheat Nachos; Whole Wheat Peanut Butter Cookies; Frozen Cardamom Chocolate Banana Bites
Class Type: Individual, hands-on cooking class
Class Notes: Learn the difference between sweet and savory dough
Nissa Pierson, Managing Director of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, approaches life
head-on, believing that whatever one does in life one should do at full capacity. Noted marketing expert, accredited recipe writer, and herb farming extraordinaire, Nissa Pierson has led the way for Ger-Nis International LLC for nearly a decade, pioneering a new course for fair-trade & organic fruit and vegetable distribution. This cat proves that an active curiosity actually just makes you better prepared for the many things life throws at you. This curious approach led her to tending giant basil fields in the California landscape which turned into selling herbs on massive scales for others which turned into selling herbs on massive scales for herself and their growers which, in turn, gave birth to the center we know and love today. She craves travel, seeking fresh herb and organic conversation throughout the world. Nissa is a self-taught cook, employing truly tried-and-true techniques not found in so many other places, lending a deliciously, unique quality to every dish she prepares. She is a big fan of riding the waves, horses and maybe roller coasters, too.
Whitney Richardson, Assistant of the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, is led by her curiosities, not an unusual trait it seems here at Ger-Nis. Mere years ago as a college student, she wouldn’t think twice about grabbing for some ready to go meal. Formerly a storm in the kitchen, she was inspired 3 years ago by an Environmental Justice course to take a closer look at what food had really come to mean in the past few decades, what was being offered in her grocery aisles and cafeterias, to evaluate each ingredient and their impact on the world around her as well as herself. Outside of the center, she volunteers weekly for WHY Hunger and whips up lattes and sundaes on Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream trucks around the city. She also works to raise awareness in regards to the use of food stamps to purchase seeds and plants. When she is enjoying a rare moment of free time, you might find her struggling on bikes, practicing bikram yoga, babbling about motorcycles or wielding roller skates in her tote in the park rather than wearing them on her feet
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