Learning Center Has Vegan Food On Menu

For those with an interest in vegan cooking, the Malama Learning Center offers an informative introduction with its Vegan Cooking Made Easy workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at its Kapolei High campus site.

Led by Hawaii-based vegan chef Ori Ann Li, the session includes health benefits of eating vegan, how to find ingredients and various food-prep techniques. Li also will demonstrate three recipes (and provide samples): Chinese long rice and vegetable salad, pasta with eggplant and tempeh, and herbal tea created from local plants.

Li, who studied culinary arts at Le Cordon Bleu and Natural Gourmet Institute, is the author of Ori Ann Li’s Vegan Paradise: 65 Unforgettable Recipes. She currently is working on her second book, which will focus primarily on European and Middle Eastern flavors.

Fee is $15, or $40 for families of up to three people. Registration is required at malamalearningcenter.org. For more information, email chelsey@malamalearningcenter.org or call 220-4166.