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Cooking With Plants Cooking Classes
Cooking with Plants – Plant-Based Holiday Brunch Cooking Class
Date: Monday, December 11, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Teaching Kitchen in Union Street Market at Electric Works
Instructors: Brittany Billings and Heather Dahman
Join us for a fun and delicious cooking class at the Teaching Kitchen upstairs at Union Street Market! Learn how to prepare classic brunch favorites with a plant-based twist perfect for the holidays.
In this hands-on class, we’ll guide you through the process of cooking a variety of plant-based brunch dishes. Learn useful tips and tricks, gain valuable knowledge about plant-based ingredients, and leave with a collection of recipes that will make your holiday brunch memorable. Plus, you’ll get to sample everything we make!
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Meet the Instructors
Heather Dahman is the founder of Vegan Fort Wayne and a licensed PCRM Food for Life Instructor and a certified Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator with The Veg Academy. After a mindful switch to veganism almost 15 years ago, she not only discovered alignment with her ethical beliefs but also the surprising health benefits.
This realization spurred Heather to dive deeper into the world of plant-based living. She attended Victoria Moran’s Main Street Vegan Academy, is a licensed Food for Life Instructor through the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, and is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Center and Ayurvedic Nutrition.
She now guides others on living a vegan lifestyle through personalized coaching, meal planning, and cooking classes.
Heather and her huband are also owners of the online vegan apparel and gift store, The Herbivore Next Door. A cookbook is in the works too, full of Heather’s favorite vegan, gluten-free, and grain-free recipes.
“I’ve always been a proponent of kindness and respect for all creatures. I feel privileged to live this principle daily while enjoying the health benefits, and I am excited to share this journey with others.”
Brittany Billings is a Fort Wayne native, food-loving, competitive Powerlifter with PlantBuilt who has been vegan for over 7 years. After years of being vegetarian, she realized her morals didn’t align with her diet so she went vegan and never looked back. Her passion for fitness was ignited while growing up playing soccer and she eventually became a collegiate athlete. Brittany later went on to compete in ultra-marathons, triathlons, obstacle course races, and eventually gained her Pro Card in Women’s Figure and Physique bodybuilding before falling in love with the sport of Powerlifting.
Brittany attributes much of her success in fitness to her vegan diet, which has helped her recover quickly and given her the strength and energy to compete at a high level. Brittany has placed in her last 4 powerlifting meets, including a First Place finish at her most recent meet.
“I’ve always been an animal lover so I am grateful I can live my life with compassion and kindness while still giving my body everything it needs to gain strength and compete.”