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Batch Cooking/Batch Freezing & Food Management on the AIP

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4125 NW 18th Dr

4125 Northwest 18th Drive

Gainesville, FL 32605

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What You Will Learn


  • Batch-Cooked: Pork, Purple Sweet Potato, and Broccoli Hash
  • Batch-freezing: Onions, Orange Sweet Potatoes, Turkey Sausage (both ground and breakfast patties)
  • Food Management: Discussion of ServSafe guidelines for time-temperature sensitive foods; demonstration of flash freezing and freezer “Food Files”

Class Description

Learn to maximize your time and eliminate food waste while making your family happily healthy with delicious real food.

By applying some basic organizational and food management principles you will learn how to:

  1. Use batch freezing to free yourself from kitchen duty and maximize the nutritional value of your food
  2. Determine which foods you can safely buy non-organic on a limited budget
  3. Make your family’s schedule the centerpiece of your meal planning
  4. Choose small appliances that work the hardest for your money and counter space
  5. Easily accommodate family food preferences in the same meal through portion sizing
  6. Think differently about food and its value as your best form of health insurance
  7. Prepare and manage food according to Serv/Safe practices

What To Expect: Great cooking is about more than just recipes—it’s about techniques. In this class you’ll work to alongside other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by personal cooking coach.

  • Classes are 2 hours
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 4 students
  • You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back
  • You will enjoy a generous taste of every dish
  • You will receive digital copies of all dishes made in class

Cooking for Your Lifestyle recipes are developed using only ingredients listed only on the autoimmune protocol (AIP). All ingredients used organic and/or locally sourced, unless otherwise stated. If you have food restrictions that go beyond what is allowable on the AIP, please contact maryann@cookingforyourlifestyle.com to request accommodations before the class scheduled date.

Instructor Information

I’m Mary Ann Hastings, and I am excited to be your instructor for this class. I have been cooking on the autoimmune protocol (AIP) for the past seven years. Although the AIP is effective diet to address autoimmune conditions such as hashimoto’s thyroiditis (which started me on this ‘healthy cooking/eating” journey), it can be difficult to implement and stick to. If you don’t know how to cook or you don’t like to cook (or both), it can be even more challenging…But… that’s where I can help you.

I do not pretend to be a nutritionist, dietitian, or any other healthcare professional. It is not my intention for anything that is posted on my website or any other Cooking For Your Lifestyle – published material to be taken as medical advice. Rather, my goal is to teach you how to:

  1. Safely prepare and manage foods according to ServSafe guidelines and procedures.
  2. Implement the diet your doctor or healthcare professional has recommended
  3. Manage your time and relationships to maximize compliance with the AIP and minimize disruption to your life.

You may have noticed that the location for this class is actually my home. Why? Because a home setting such as mine most approximates the set-ting in which you will be cooking to implement this diet. As a certified ServSafe Food Protection Manager, I will be teaching you all of the same principles of safe food handling and management as I would if the class were being held in a restaurant or certified kitchen. The difference is the setting. My personal preference is to learn a new skill in an environment that is most familiar to me and with tools and equipment that I have. Seem like a good idea? Then pick a date and sign up.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

You must be 16+ to attend the class and must be accompanied by an adult (18 years+). Each Participant must register for the class separately.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is street parking on NW. 41st St. and NW. 18th Dr. Please do not park on the grass on either street.

What can I bring into the event?

You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Any questions can be directed to: MaryAnn@CookingForYourLifestyle.com

What's the refund policy?

Since fresh food supplies are purchased specifically for the numbers of registrants in each class on any given day, we have a "No Refund" Policy. There are several different dates and times on which each of the classes meet. If you need to adjust your schedule, please contact: MaryAnn@CookingForYourLifestyle.com to figure out a change in class date.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Go green and just bring the email confirmation of payment on your phone to the event.

Can I update my registration information?

We do not have the cability on our site to allow updating registration information.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Please Contact the instructor for the class to provide the name and email address of the person who will be attending at: MaryAnn@CookingForYourLifestyle.com

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

We hope that people will feel free to purchase tickets as gifts for family members or friends who may benefit from the cooking classes. So, yes, it is okay if the registration doesn't match the name of the person who attends. An email to indicate who will be attending can be sent to: MaryAnn@CookingForYourLifestyle.com

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4125 NW 18th Dr

4125 Northwest 18th Drive

Gainesville, FL 32605

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Refund Policy

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