Soul Food Cooking Class & Meal Kit

Join us for our next virtual cooking class and meal kit highlighting a vegetarian soul food meal taught by Desiree Draine. This take on a traditional soul food meal is perfect for Sunday dinner and uses Desiree's favorite recipes inspired by her grandmother's cooking. The menu includes:

  • Country Fried Portobello Mushrooms with homemade gravy
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with cinnamon sugar compound butter
  • Southern Kachumbari made with cucumber, sweet onion, tomato, and seasonings
  • Sauteed Green Cabbage with green pepper, onion, and spices.

Register below and preorder your meal kit to pick up on Friday, October 21st from 4-6pm in the Common Ground Flatlander Classroom. The $40 vegetarian meal kit serves 4 people and a vegan option is available. Tune in for the virtual Zoom live cooking class on Sunday, October 23rd from 3-5pm and cook the dishes in your kitchen using the preportioned ingredients. Once you submit the preorder form, you will be directed to PayPal to complete your payment. You will receive email reminders about the upcoming pick up date and a link to the Zoom class.


Class kits are not available for pick up outside of the designated pick-up times. Any orders that are not paid for with your class registration will not be guaranteed. Questions? Email:


About the Instructor: Desiree Draine


"My grandmother taught me that food is about a lot more than eating, it is love and living history. The true magick of soul food is that meals I ate as a child are linked to generations before me and I find that to be a huge form of wellness. My self-care starts in my SoCo Kitchen where I can make almost anything that sounds tasty. When I was a kid, my Grandma always had something good cooked up and I got to help. To me, it was special because these “things” like flour and eggs, turned into pancakes and omelettes with her magick spoon and bowl.

As an adult her recipes constantly have me in the kitchen ready to make my own magick. I have learned so much that cooking has become a sort of meditation and one of my daily rituals. No matter how much time I have, there is always time to eat well."