Meredith McCarty to Teach Cooking Class Series in Menlo Park

Meredith McCarty at French Meadows Summer Camp (Photo by Gerard Lum)


Noted cookbook author and nutritional and macrobiotic counselor Meredith McCarty will teach a series of demonstration-style cooking classes in Menlo Park beginning this Saturday, March 13th, 2-4 p.m. Meredith is a long-time friend of our community and a highly regarded teacher. She teaches regularly in Marin County, but seldom in the Palo Alto area, so this is an unusual opportunity. Menus for the four classes and registration information after the jump.  

Saturday, March 13, 2-4 p.m.: Greens, Glorious Greens!

Warm Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Miso-Tahini Dressing & Fresh Dill

Dandelion Greens with Tempeh Bacon in Hot Garlic Vinaigrette

Kale with Fat-Free 1-, 2- and 3-Taste Dressings

Mustard Greens with Shallots & Shiitake Mushrooms

Balsamic Braised Greens

Bok Choy with Gingered Mushroom Sauce

Broccoli with Creamy Tofu Ranch Dressing

Sesame Spinach


Saturday, April 24, 2-4 p.m.: Tempeh Temptations: The Soy Superfood

Basic Braised Tempeh with Variations

Tempeh Marbella

Brown Jasmine Rice with Spring Greens

TLT Tempeh Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich

Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie


Saturday, May 15, 2-4 p.m.: Low-Acid Eating: The Best of Vegan, Macro and Raw

Creamy Greens Soup

Millet with Leeks and Spring Garlic

The Most Mineral-Rich Flax and Sesame Salt

Fresh Kale Salad with Oranges and Hazelnuts

Light and Luscious Low-Fat Spring and Summer Salads

Kraut and Sprout Salad


Saturday, June 12th, 2-4 p.m.: Light and Luscious Summer Desserts

Meyer Lemon Cake with Summer Berry Sauce and Fresh Mint

Strawberry and Blackberry-Beaujolais Sorbets

Macedonia Italian Fresh Fruit Compote with Orange Syrup

Fresh Fruit Tarts

Peach Crisp

Location and Registration:

Menlo Park near the Stanford Shopping Center. (Address provided upon confirmation of registration.) To register, please send a check made out to Healing Cuisine to Patty Evans, 1161 Bonita Ave., Apt. 4, Mountain View, CA 94040. For more information, email or call Patty at or 650-988-9342. $60 per class or $55 with registration for two or more classes.

Also in Marin: Tuesday, March 16, 6:30-8:30 PM

Redwood High Room 120/Staff Lounge, 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, CA. To register, visit and click on Self/Home & Garden, or call 415-945-3730.

Recipes only, $10. To pay online, visit Include a note telling Meredith for which class you wish recipes. Or send a check to Healing Cuisine, P.O. Box 2605, Mill Valley, CA 94942.


Meredith McCarty, Nutrition Educator, is the author of three cookbooks including the award-wining Sweet and Natural. She is a former associate editor of East West/Natural Health magazine and co-director of the East West Center for Natural Health Education for almost 20 years. Meredith studied macrobiotics with Michio and Aveline Kushi and with Herman and Cornellia Aihara in the 1970s. She has a Senior Certificate in the Art of Cooking from the Kushi Foundation. She is an associate of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and has worked in educational programs with Drs. Benjamin Spock, Dean Ornish, John McDougall and Neal Barnard. Visit her website


2 responses

  1. I highly recommend this cooking class!! If I was local I would be there. I have learned so much from Meredith and collect all of her books. She even made it easy for me to learn how to make sourdough bread. Eating for a long life can taste really great! Thanks Meredith!!

  2. Hi, Meredith –

    Your Menlo Park class just popped up on a Facebook message from Phiya Kushi.

    Been a long, long time. Looks like thins are working out well. I hope so anyway.

    So many vegerables and so little time.

    Peace and all good,
    Bruce Gardiner

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