I was nervous and excited to teach my class last week at Ger-Nis in Brooklyn, hosted by Kitchensurfing. I felt both under-prepared and over-prepared at the same time, and was just praying my timing turned out OK (as in, we weren’t sitting down to eat at 11pm). But my worry was, as usual, unjustified, because the most fantastic group of people showed up ready to have fun. It didn’t hurt that Mark was making delicious drinks!

Melissa, my lovely assistant, took some photos throughout the night. We made some vinaigrettes, some mostly no-cook salads (watermelon, feta and mint salad; corn & jalapeño salsa with cilantro-lime vinaigrette; tofu, avocado and tomato salad with citrus-soy dressing; and a quinoa salad with roasted cauliflower and cumin-paprika dressing), talked about cooking and vegetarian food and whatnot, and at the end we all sat down to eat. What a fun evening! I really hope I’m able to teach another class soon. I’m already devising the topic: vegetarian via Italy — frittatas, pastas, and bitter drinks!

Anyhoo, enjoy the pics after the jump, and follow me on Skillshare for next time!