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Cook Well Berkeley Cooking Classes

Each semester, Cook Well Berkeley puts on 3 cooking classes. Demonstrations, recipes, and samples are provided. To see what we're offering this semester, please see our workshops and programs page.

The recipes from each class are below and are organized by class type.

Affordable/Budget Foods

Spring 2021 -- Mushroom Barley Risotto, Lentil Meatballs

Spring 2020 -- Lemony Red Lentil Soup, Simple Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Cooking Basics

Great Grains

Healthier Holiday Treats

  • Recipes

    • Fall 2021 -- Payday Bites, Chicago-Style Giardiniera, Mulling Spices
    • Fall 2020 -- Furikake Snack Mix, Peppermint Patties, Salt & Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds
    • Fall 2019 -- Chocolate Pistachio Apricots, Cranberry Thyme Cheeze Ball
    • Fall 2018 -- Soft Pretzels, Crispy Rice Bars, Beeswax Wraps
    • Fall 2017 -- Wheat Crackers, Cookie Dough Dip, Secret Ingredient Brownies, Holiday Paprika Popcorn
    • Fall 2016 -- Curried Lentil Soup in a Jar, Easy Coconut Macaroons, Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples Nachos, Homemade Sriracha
    • Fall 2015 -- Chocolate Peppermint Almond Cookies, Savory Granola, Dark Chocolate Salted Popcorn, Wasabi Nori Chips

    • Fall 2014 -- Gingerbread Granola, Chickpea Blondies, Rosemary Sesame Pecans, Chai Tea Mix

    • Fall 2014 Extra Gift Ideas

Lunch, Meal Prep, Make-Ahead

Plant-Based Meals

Note: the majority of our recipes are actually plant-based. Check out the green color-coded recipes on the entrees, salads, sides/soups/snacks, and desserts pages.

Seasonal Vegetables


  • Fall 2018 -- Green Bean Casserole (from scratch), Citrus Endive Boats
  • Fall 2017, 7-Minute Veggies -- Avocado Chimichurri, Portabella Steaks, Asian Cole Slaw, Broiled Green Beans
  • Fall 2016 -- Yakisoba Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Potato Mash, Carrot Apple Soup, Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Fall 2015 -- Vegan Kale Caesar Salad, Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Sauce, Carrot Pancakes, Creamy Pesto Spaghetti Squash

  • Fall 2014 -- Cauliflower Pizza Crust; Brussels Sprouts Chips; Roasted Squash with Lemon-Tahini Sauce; Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Apple Hash

  • Fall 2014 Extra Recipes -- No Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, Simple Cauliflower Mash

  • Fall 2013 -- Roasted Beet & Apple Radicchio Slaw, Sauteed Chard, Curried Cauliflower Soup, Arugula Persimmon Pear Salad

  • Fall 2012 -- Sesame Shitake Bok Choy, Mashed Cauliflower with Leeks, Roasted Butternut Squash & Parsnip Soup, Massaged Kale with Cranberries & Pecans

  • Fall 2011 -- Roasted Autumn Harvest Vegetables, Sauteed Rainbow Chard, Cumin Lime Slaw, Grilled Zucchini & Peppers


  • Spring 2021 -- Skillet Lasagna, Arugula Pesto
  • Spring 2019 -- Cream of Asparagus Soup with Gremolata, Sesame Cauliflower Wings
  • 7-Minute Veggies, Spring 2017 -- Soy Garlic Mushrooms, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Ranch Roasted Carrots, German Cucumber Salad
  • Spring 2016 -- Deconstructed Spring Roll Salad, Cucumber Sunomono, Fennel and Orange Salad, Truffle Parsnip Fries with Creamy Garlic Tahini Dip
  • Satisfying Spring Salads, Spring 2015 -- Cucumber Watermelon Salad; Asian Chicken Salad; Rainbow Thai Chopped Salad; Springtime Buckwheat Salad

  • Spring 2014 -- Sauteed Radishes, Spinach Artichoke Hummus, Roasted Carrots & Parsnips, Grilled Asparagus

  • Spring 2013 -- Ratatouille Skewers, Sauteed Spinach with Walnuts & Golden Raisins, Quick Pickled Spring Vegetables, Shaved Asparagus with Parmesan Dressing

  • Spring 2011 -- Sauteed Bok Choy with Mushrooms, Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Melted Leeks, Asian Snap Pea & Turnip Slaw, Kale Chips, Grilled Beets with Asparagus


Don't Toss That! Creative Uses for Food Scraps

Spring 2020 -- Panzanella, Oat Milk, Roasted Potato Peels, Bruised Apple Tea and Applesauce

Eat Well to Energize

Freezer Friendly Meals

  • Spring 2016 -- Sweet Potato, Bean, and Veggie Enchiladas, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Cajun Turkey Meatloaf, Broccoli "Cheeze" Soup

Kitchen Staples

Kitchen Staples Cook-AlongSpring 2020 -- Berry Chia Jam, Easy Flatbread, Chickpea Blondies, Easy Chili, Quick Pickled Onion

One Pot Meals

Fall 2018 -- Creamy Mushroom Pasta, Oven "Fried" Tofu and Roasted Broccoli

Potlucks, Parties, and Picnics

Recipes for Disaster Preparedness

Fall 2020 Recipes -- Mediterreanean Chickpea Salad, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Balls

Rustic Meals for Camping, Cookouts, or Home

Spring 2019 -- Carrot Dogs, 5 Ingredient Chili, Stuffed Bananas, and Foil Packet Meal Template

Savory Meals and Snacks to Reduce Sugar Cravings

  • Spring 2016 -- Tofu Taco Wraps, Breakfast Pizza Puffs, Ranch Roasted Chickpeas, Cauliflower Fried "Rice"

Seasonings and Spices

Spring 2022, Flavors Around the World -- Za’atar Hummus & Pita Chips, Foul Mudammas, Salsa Macha

Fall 2020, Flavors Around the World -- Ethiopian Lentil Stew (Misr Wot), Korean-Inspired Marinated Tofu (or Eggs), Chimichurri

Fall 2019, Spices Around the World -- Shakshuka, Curried Chickpea Salad

Fall 2013 -- Curried Quinoa Pilaf, Smoky Spice Rub (with Salmon), Mixed Herb Pesto (with Seasonal Vegetables), Sauteed Spiced Apples

Spiralize This!

Spring 2017 -- Tahini Cucumber Noodles, Baked Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries, Simple Lemon Garlic Zucchini Pasta, Miso Zucchini Noodle Soup

Strategies for Eating "Carb-Smart"

Veggies in Disguise

Spring 2018 -- 2-Ingredient Sweet Potato Pancakes, Chocolate Pumpkin Pie, and many more ideas