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Mazopiya Offers Free Informational and Cooking Classes


Prior Lake, MN – To encourage healthy eating, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s natural food market Mazopiya offers free classes open to the general public. Spaces are limited so register early by calling 952-233-9140.

Mazopiya [mah-zoh-pee-ya] focuses on natural as well as locally produced foods. In the Dakota language, Mazopiya means “a store, a place where things are kept.” Mazopiya offers a large inventory of organic items, including free-range grass fed meats; fresh, organic, and local produce; a deli; coffee bar; smoothie and juice bar; a full-line of groceries, paper goods, breads, healthy supplements, and personal care products, and even pet foods. Cafe seating is perfect for enjoying the deli offerings prepared by Mazopiya’s on-site staff, and a Community Room hosts classes each month about healthy living and eating clean, organic foods.

For more information or for a complete list of monthly specials, class schedules, and menus, go to or call 952-233-9140. You can also find Mazopiya on Facebook. Mazopiya is located at 2571 Credit Union Drive, Prior Lake, Minnesota 55372. Mazopiya is owned and operated by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

Thursday November 17, 2011, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cooking to Combat Stress

Work, kids, and the holidays can stress you out. Combat stress with nutrition! In this class Presenter Kate Crosby will demonstrate several tasty (and easy) recipes that can help you manage your stress levels this holiday season.

Monday November 21, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sweet Potato Twist

Are you sick of serving sweet potatoes with marshmallows? In this class Mazopiya’s Matt Stiehm will demonstrate several tasty “twists” on the sweet potato. After tasting these dishes you’ll have a tough time deciding which one to serve for Thanksgiving!

Tuesday November 29, 2011, 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Brain Building Foods

Worried about your memory? Crossword puzzles and Sudoku aren’t the only things you can do to keep your mind sharp. In this class presenter Kate Crosby will teach you how the right nutrition supports good mood, memory, and concentration.

Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:00 a.m. - 12:00.p.m.

The Food-Mood Connection

When days are short with little sunlight, use the power of food to stay cheerful! In this class, Kate Crosby from Nutritional Weight and Wellness explains the connection between food and positive moods. Learn a mood-boosting eating plan that will balance cravings, anxiety, and your mood.

Wednesday December 7, 2011, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gluten Free Holiday Baking

Celebrating the holidays with a loved one who has gluten intolerance? Not to worry! Gluten free treats are easy to make and delicious, if you know the tricks! Hosted by BitterSweet Bakery, you’ll learn how to convert your favorite holiday cookie recipes to gluten free recipes so that all of your family and friends can enjoy some home-baked holiday cheer.

Thursday December 8, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Amp Up Your Immune System

The holidays are a time for sharing joy, and germs. Don’t let your immune system get frazzled by the business of the season, or by family gatherings. In this class, Kate Crosby teaches you how to boost your immune system naturally. Learn which foods and beverages support immunity, and which ones lower your resistance to illness. You’ll also learn lifestyle tips and supplement recommendations for a strong immune system.

Tuesday December 13, 2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Good Mood Food: Cooking Edition

In this class, Kate Crosby will demonstrate several recipes that will help you keep a positive mood. These delicious and easy dishes will help you to naturally keep a smile on your face, your energy up, and your anxiety down.

Thursday December 15, 2011, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Amp Up Your Immune System: Cooking Edition

Prevent colds and the flu by eating smart! In this class Kate Crosby, from Nutritional Weight and Wellness, will demonstrate several recipes that naturally boost your immune system. These tasty and easy dishes will keep you going strong through the winter!


Tuesday January 10, 2012, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

5 Steps to Boost Metabolism: Cooking Edition

Did you indulge in too many treats over the holidays? Wondering how to keep that New Year’s resolution? In this class, learn five powerful steps to get your metabolism back on track using real food. Kate Crosby will demonstrate how easy and tasty it can be to eat foods that boost your metabolism and make you feel and look great!

Thursday January 12, 2012, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Artisan Salad Workshop

Don’t get stuck eating comfort foods all winter long! Freshen up any meal with an artisan salad! Pam Powell, owner of locally produced Salad Girl Dressings, will teach you how to incorporate flavorful ingredients into your salads in this fun and creative artisan salad workshop.

Tuesday January 17, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The New Science of Diabetes

Thirty-nine percent of the population is now diabetic or pre-diabetic. That means that four out of ten people have blood sugar problems. In this class, Tamara Brown from Nutritional Weight and Wellness teaches you how to choose carbohydrates wisely to prevent or improve blood sugar problems. Learn a simple formula to detect the hidden sugar you consume every day that puts you at risk for diabetes. Watch your sugar cravings disappear once you learn to manage your blood sugar!

Thursday January 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Cooking for Kids: Cooking Edition

Are your children picky eaters? Junk food lovers? In this class Anna Derhak from Nutritional Weight and Wellness demonstrates to parents and children how easy and yummy healthy food can be! After tasting some delicious and healthy options, kids and parents alike will be excited to try these foods and recipes at home.

Tuesday January 24, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Better Blood Sugar: Cooking Edition

Diabetics aren’t the only ones affected by blood sugar. Tamara Brown from Nutritional Weight and Wellness teaches how blood sugar affects mood, energy, emotions, and your health. Learn how to prepare a meal that balances your blood sugars to keep you going strong all day!


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