Winter Cooking Camp

We are happy to announce that Food Jules will be offering a Winter Cooking Camp!

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Our summer camp is always so much fun and such a great experience for the kids, we thought we’d offer a winter session as well. Below is some information on our camp:

With this cold weather outside, wouldn’t you rather be inside the kitchen with Miss Liz, where we’ll cook and bake warm, healthy and comforting meals and sweet treats. We’ll make hearty soups and stews, lasagna, muffins, cookies and more!

Each week, this hands-on class will teach students the skills necessary to make these wholesome, savory meals. They will learn about nutrition, healthy eating habits and how to work in a team! Students will receive their own cookbook with all of these delicious recipes at the end of the session.

Reserve your spot ASAP as classes fill up very quickly. Our max for each session will be 15 students, ages 7+.

Dates/Time: there will be TWO sessions: Friday evenings (3/16, 3/23, 3/30 and 4/6) 6-8pm OR Saturday afternoons (3/17, 3/24, 3/31 and 4/7) 3-5pm

Cost: $175 per child (sibling discount, $175 for first child, $150 for each additional child)

Location: United Methodist Church, 515 Cutlers Farm Rd, Monroe CT 0646

If you are interested in signing up your child, email me ASAP liz@foodjules.com. Classes fill up very quickly. All registrations due by Feb 15th.

Looking forward to another fun camp!

 

 

 

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Food Jules on Good Morning Connecticut!

It was a very EXCITING morning! I was on LIVE TV, featured on WTNH’s Good Morning Connecticut at 9am. I prepared one of our favorite meals, Huevos Rancheros, as part of an 8 minute cooking segment.

So much fun!!! I am so thankful for such a great opportunity. If you want to see the clip, click here.

You should definitely make this recipe, it is perfect for breakfast or dinner!

Brie and Jam Phyllo Bites, a super simple appetizer

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving Holiday with their families. It’s a time to remember and appreciate all of our blessings.

My family celebrated our time together with a delicious meal, fun family games, conversations and some cuddling time on the sofa. Of course, there was also some football watching for the men, while the ladies just chatted.

We didn’t host but prepared some treats to share with the family. I made these simple, delicious Brie & Jam Phyllo Bites as an appetizer, along with Butternut Squash Lasagna, Gluten Free Stuffing and Mini Pecan Tarts. Plus, all the food that my family made, it was a table full of goodies.

The Brie & Jam Phyllo Bites were so easy to make and perfect for the holiday season. Just three simple ingredients and into the oven. I used these Fillo Shells from my local supermarket.

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A little bit of salty from the cheese and the sweet from the jam in a flaky, buttery phyllo shell. Perfection! You’ll want to add this simple appetizer to your next event!

I am thankful to all of my followers on this blog, to all of my students that make teaching so much fun and to all the parents for giving me the opportunity to show your children how easy and fun it is to cook nutritious and delicious meals together!

Summer is here!

In just a few short days…. our 2nd summer cooking camp will commence!

The kids will be cooking with fresh summer ingredients and making delicious, nutritious foods that all will enjoy! We will bake sweet French crepes and serve them with mascarpone whipped cream and fresh berries….

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cook creamy Summer Asparagus Soup….

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chop and assemble fresh ingredients from the farmers market for our Summer Panzanella Salad….

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Our Food Jules cooking classes teach kids how to enjoy such a large variety of fresh, nutrient dense foods… teaching them the ease of cooking and baking delicious recipes… all while fostering relationships with new friends and healthy food.

 

 

Food Jules featured in GlutenFreeConnecticut!

We have some very exciting news to share… Food Jules was recently featured in Gluten Free Connecticut.

What a great website! Filled with information on Gluten Free friendly Restaurants, Bakeries, Facilities, articles on workshops and classes for those with Celiac or Gluten Sensitivities. It’s a dynamite resource for finding all the information you need when on a Gluten Free diet. It’s also a great place to learn about other food allergies.

We are thrilled to be included on this amazing website. Check it out here. Here is a quick snapshot of what you’ll find…

“If you have a child with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or any food allergy, you know how hard birthday parties can be. But Liz Cerrato, owner of Food Jules in Monroe, CT,  is making it easier. She provides healthy, allergy-friendly cooking classes for kids of all ages, via birthday parties, private lessons, girl and boy scout workshops, after school enrichment classes, and even summer camp! 

Liz aims to teach children about nutrition and healthy eating habits while fostering a love and passion for wholesome food and cooking.  Her passion for both cooking and teaching ensures that no child is excluded from the food preparation or the party!  Menu choices range from gluten free, nut free and dairy free, to any dietary restriction you want or need.food jules liz

Liz started Food Jules shortly after her son Julian passed away as an infant. Helping to enrich the lives of other children through healthy foods is her way of honoring his memory.  If you have a celiac or a child with a food allergy, and you’re lucky enough to live in or near Monroe, definitely give Liz a call. Her dedication to helping our kids learn and enjoy wholesome foods is really special, and we are thrilled to have her in the Gluten-Free Connecticut family!

To learn more about Food Jules, visit www.foodjules.com, email  liz@foodjules.com or call (203) 414-6346. A portion of Food Jules proceeds are donated to SMA foundations in memory of Julian.”