I haven't posted since last week, as I had been out-of-town at the most amazing vegetarian cooking class, the Conscious Gourmet Culinary Retreat. I learned so much! I will share bits and pieces of my experiences from my class. This is one of the meals we prepared and enjoyed. It was Cream of Asparagus Soup, Smokey Black Beans with Croquettes and Cilantro Sauce, and Arugula Red-Onion and Orange Salad. For dessert, we had Spiced Pears with Caramel Sauce and Almond Praline. It was outstanding. Everything we ate was delicious. Anyway, I'm very excited about what I learned, and I'll be sharing more photos in upcoming posts.