it was great!!
quite different to what i thought it would be, but i enjoyed it none-the-less
Cyndi O'Meara was great (i know her website looks a little dodgy but she was fabulous, very passionate and made a lot of sense). i could have happily just gone to see her without any cooking!!! i definitely want to get her books when i can.
i didn't get to try much of the food unfortunately (if it was just doing weightwatchers i would have, but because i'm trying to sort out food intolerances etc i didn't want to waste the past week). i was disappointed that there was only one new recipe - the most divine cauliflower and date curry which i can't wait to try when they post the recipe on the blog . all the other recipes were from various cookbooks. they also didn't hand out a copy of the recipes cooked which i thought was pretty slack. anyway, here is what they cooked (i think, i'm a bit vague without a piece of paper to remind me!):
- raspberry icecream
- mango sorbet
- tomato & cashew chunky dip (tried this, yum!)
- coleslaw (cyndi's recipe)
- TM31 bread
- a noodle soup (grace mazur was there and did this)
- gluten free cheese & herb muffins
- the cauliflower and date tagine
- josie's meatloaf with vegies and sauce
- a smoothie type thing
i wish that cyndi had talked more about the specific recipes and how they illustrated her theories - which she did really well for the smoothie thingie - it was almost like the recipes and the talk weren't related half the time! (cyndi talked a lot about "real" food vs "fake / synthetic" food)
i also got to meet another karen from canberra who is on eb and a thermomix addict - hi karen! it was lovely to meet you and have some company!
overall i just enjoyed going along and would happily go along to another class (but i wouldn't pay more unless i was going to be getting a heap of new recipes with handouts)