upcoming public classes
All classes are at the Boston Center for Adult Education at 122 Arlington Street, Boston, unless otherwise noted.
Links are added when signups become available.
Do you have a group of friends, family, or coworkers, or belong to an organization that is interested in nutrition?
I am able to teach workshops on a variety of nutrition and lifestyle topics, including how to cook for certain health conditions, and am an official certified instructor of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Classes are available for one-on-one private instruction personalized to your dietary concerns and preferences, or for groups. Sample group class options are listed below.
Learn how to prepare health-supportive meals along with the tips, tricks, and tools you’ll need to master them. I will prepare handouts for participants and allow time for a question and answer session as well. Please contact me if you’d like to book a private workshop or to discuss a customized class for your group.
Original Good Witch Kitchen Classes
You can have your nachos, burgers and other favorites and have a healthy, plant-based diet at the same time! Come join Kristen Ciccolini, as she gets you hands-on learning her amazing tips and tricks in producing all your favorite, go-to party fare.
Baking super-tasty treats can actually be good for you! Come get hands-on learning to create unbelievable baked treats. None of your friends will know the difference.
If everyone went vegan even just one day a week, it would drastically help the environment. In this class, you'll get ideas for plant-rich breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The USDA tells us we require dairy to maintain a healthy life, but there’s loads of reasons to ditch the stuff and easily get your nutrients from other, easier-to-digest sources. Nuts can be your key to a smooth transition, and we’ll explore the health benefits of various nut milks and cheese with a demo on how to make each. Participants will go home with recipes + a nut milk bag to begin preparing their own dairy alternatives.
Learn and practice basic knife skills to use in your own kitchen. Bring your own chef’s knife (or your favorite knife) and we’ll make a nutritious Mexican-inspired meal together.
Official Academy of Culinary Nutrition Classes
Inflammatory conditions are epidemic and people are waking up to the fact that most inflammatory conditions can be alleviated, if not completely resolved through dietary and lifestyle choices. For some of us, the discomfort is fleeting while for others, the pain is constant and chronic. Aches and pains, obesity, allergies, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, skin diseases, respiratory issues and more all involve inflammation.
This class will inspire you to take immediate action in taking control of your health and alleviating discomfort!
Food allergies are on the rise and their prevalence affects us all. For many, discovering they have an allergy, or needing to learn how to manage a family member can be overwhelming and stressful. This class addresses some of the most common allergens, offering simple and delicious alternatives that will inspire you and relieve some of the fear around living with allergies.
The old adage is true: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It replenishes us with nutrients after a long night of fasting, and offers us the energy and focus we need to tackle the day.
This class will inspire you to make breakfast count!
Great digestion is the root of our health. When our digestion is impaired, for any number of reasons, a cascade of other symptoms results. Too often, people chase those other symptoms without getting to the root cause.
You will leave not only feeling nourished but inspired to work on your own digestive health!
*Note: This is not a vegan workshop as it does contain bone broth.
That 3pm energy crash is all too common. People get hungry, ravenous, and reach for the nearest cup of coffee and a pastry to get through the day. People are having trouble getting up in the morning, ride the sugar and cravings roller coaster all day, and end up wired at night and can’t get to sleep. And of course, those 4am wake-ups with the mind spinning.
Most people don’t even realize they are in this cycle, and once in it, they often turn to the exact problematic habits that keep it going.
This workshop will open your mind and taste buds to get you feeling fueled throughout the day.
Many families struggle with finding the time to spend with one another in a fulfilling and meaningful way, especially as kids get older. But everyone’s got to eat, right? Eating as a family is a wonderful way to spend quality time together, and getting kids involved in the process helps make mealtimes much more enjoyable.
It’s dinner time and everyone’s hungry: but when you open the fridge there is nothing but a hodgepodge of vegetables that you don’t know what to do with, and you’re too tired to chop and prep anyway. Happens to the best of us.
Learn how to avoid this situation with these simple tricks to planning for healthy eating!
Smoothies and elixirs are a powerful way to tuck a payload of nutritious foods into a delectable, easy-to-digest package. Inventive, nutrient-packed smoothies can be life changers for people transitioning to healthier ways of living and eating. For those already well versed in smoothies, it can be easy to fall into a rut of having the same thing every day.
This class has something for everyone – long time smoothie and elixir drinkers and newbies alike.
This class is only offered as a demonstration style workshop.
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, send me a message! I may be able to create a custom class suited to your interests.