Inspired Cooking for Healthy Lives

In this exciting three-night cooking demonstration course, led by Spoonriver Chef Brenda Langton and nutritionist Carolyn Denton, you will learn why food choices are important for your wellbeing, how to create innovative and healthy menus, and make inspired decisions in the grocery store and in your kitchen.

This innovative series features more than 20 recipes including:

  • Creative breakfast options
  • Healthy snacks
  • Fruit and vegetable dishes
  • Easy lunch and dinner options using plant-based proteins or fish
  • Grass-fed meat
  • Fermented food items 
  • Delicious desserts prepared without refined sugar

You'll have the opportunity to try each dish as Chef Brenda prepares it, while Carolyn Denton, MA, LN, will discuss the importance of healthy eating, and how your food choices impact your health and wellbeing.

Inspired Cooking will be offered again at a future date. To add your name to the mailing list for early notification, contact us at

About the Instructors

Brenda Langton is a senior fellow at the Center for Spirituality & Healing, an award-winning chef and owner of the restaurant Spoonriver and founder of the Mill City Farmers Market, which specializes in organic produce. For the last 4 years, Brenda has instructed Healthy Eating, Healthy Living, and is committed to locally-grown foods and healthy dining. 

Carolyn Denton is a licensed nutritionist who focuses on nutrition for general health, disease prevention, and as an integrative therapy for existing chronic and degenerative diseases. In addition to nutritional counseling at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, she teaches a functional nutrition course at the Center for Spirituality & Healing.

Upcoming Center for Spirituality & Healing Events

Learn more about the many upcoming events at the Center by visiting our Event Calendar.