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Thanks for coming to the Zermatt class

By Robyn Openshaw, MSW | Dec 15, 2010

I had the distinct privilege to co-teach with Raw Melissa and Gluten-Free Desi at the Zermatt Resort in Midway last Thurs. With a sold-out event and a wait list, five demos, and a lot of material I wanted to cover with my foodie friends, I wasn’t sure how it would go.

First of all, Leslie Smoot is unparalleled at event planning. This is the fourth time I’ve agreed to teach at her events, and the number of details she has to pull together, I’m amazed she has any time to sleep. A shout-out to Leslie: I want to be you when I grow up! If you get a chance to go to one of her cooking classes, count yourself blessed.

Here’s a photo of the event. Giving our recipes to someone else to make is a trick, and the Zermatt chefs make everything gorgeous. That said, puffed rice was substituted for CRISPY brown rice in our chia snowballs. Consequently they were all wrong. If you were there–trust me, that recipe is really delish, and crunchy too! And Melissa’s orange fudge and my Pomegranate Citrus Salad were also ruined with some rancid walnuts. We were sad about that when we discovered it after class. But those recipes are fabulous with your fresh walnuts from the group buy!

I hope you had a good time at the class anyway. Tomorrow I start a series on a topic Melissa and I discussed in class:

women, guilt, food, love, and how we feel about our bodies

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4 thoughts on “Thanks for coming to the Zermatt class”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I made the chia snowballs a few days ago with crispy brown rice and they were SO good! Thanks Robyn, Melissa, and Desiree. The class was fabulous! I have the rest of the recipes on my menu this week and can’t wait to make them all!

  2. Anonymous says:

    I LOVED coming to the class! I came with my mother-in-law and sis-in-law. We thought it was so fun, we are going to do a demo over Christmas for the whole family and make them the delicious recipes! Thanks for everything!

  3. Anonymous says:

    There’s nothing like a fabulous class to make you feel fabulous afterwards. Seriously, I felt so good after this class and I kept trying to analyze what it was that made me feel so good. Was it the chocolate in the fudge? Was it because most of it was raw? Or was it a combination of several raw whole foods together? Probably all of the previous. I was so excited to have all of these fabulous recipes. Now I can glide through the holidays on great tasting, raw, whole food fuel rather than fuel that may taste good, but weighs you down later.

    1. Robyn Openshaw, MSW says:

      Helen, I’m so glad you came–and glad you had a good experience despite the rancid walnuts (UGH!) and puffed rice being substituted for crispy rice in our normally awesome Chia Snowballs. Anyway, it was so fun to reconnect with you last year after so many years! You don’t look a minute older than you did when we were juniors in college! XOXO, Robyn

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