6 WEEK SERIES
MONDAY NIGHTS STARTING AT 6PM
WITH HEALTHY LIGHT SNACKS AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED,
LOCATED AT DENVER PRESS CLUB
1:ENJOY HEALTHY FOOD THAT TASTE GREAT
LEARN ABOUT THE FOOD SPECTRUM, SMALL CHANGES YOU CAN MAKE TO CHOOSE HELATHIER FATS, LESS SALT AND ADDED SUGARS; HOW TO MODIFY YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES AND TIPS FOR REGULAR EXERCISE
2:QUICK, HEALTHY MEALS AND SNACKS
TIPS FOR PREPARING QUICK AND HEALTHY MEALS; MY SHOPPING LIST; TIPS FOR EATING OUT; HOW TO BUILD A HEALTHY MEAL WITHOUT CALORIE COUNTING; SLOW COOKER DEMO
3:EATING HEALTHY ON A BUDGET
CREATE A WEEKLY MEAL PLANNER, DIETARY GUIDELINES AND WHAT THAT EVEN MEANS; COST-CUTTING MEALS AND TECHNIQUES; INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
4:TIPS FOR LOSING WEIGHT AND KEEPING IT OFF
FRUIT & VEGGIE TASTING; DISCOVERING YOUR HEALTHY WEIGHT; 5 MINUTE ANYWHERE WORKOUT; KEEPING IT OFF; RETHINKING YOUR DRINKS
5:MAKING HEALTHY YOUR LIFESTYLE
CONCEPTS OF HEALTHY LIFESTYLE; THE WHEEL OF LIFE ACTIVITY; WHOEL GRAIN TASTING; BALANCING WITH MORE NOT LESS; NUTRITION FACTS AND LABELS
6:LETS GET PHYSICAL
BE ACTIVE YOUR WAY; MUSCLE STRENGTHENING; BARRIERS AND GOALS
Please email Chef Maggie to let her know you're coming:) www.mezclamaggie.com
We are announcing our partnership with Denver Party Ride for the 2018 season--- have you heard of them?
Denver's fleet of buses and limousine rentals...perfect for getting to and from your events safely and of course in style! Their drivers are all insured and trained to get your where you need to be safely. Safety is always our(and their) biggest concern for our guests at the end of a great party, wedding, etc.
We highly recommend checking out their fleet here: http://denverpartyride.com/fleet/ And this year, you will receive 10% off their services, just because you are our client!
Looking forward to planning some special Colorado farm tours and more using these guys...rid'n in style:)
P.S. They featured us here on their blog.. check it out:
Article taken directly from ezcater.com blog:
"Welcome to the wild west, because anything goes within Denver’s energetic dining scene. Convivial food halls are popping up everywhere in the Mile High City. And they’re attracting homegrown cooks along with celebrity chefs. The groundbreaking craft brewing scene has been long recognized nationwide. But the rest of the country is finally noticing that Denver has great food, too. That’s why Zagat recently named it one of the hottest food cities in the country. This distinction extends to Denver’s catering, of course. Here’s a list of the best catering in Denver, along with some stand-out dishes.
Mezcla Maggie Catering (Glenarm Pl, Denver)View their catering menu
For something out of the ordinary, you have to try Mezcla Maggie Catering. They whip up singular dishes like Ricotta Lasagna Roulade — lasagna rolls stuffed with ricotta and topped with marinara sauce — like no one else. Try the Espresso-rubbed Pork Loin with the Strawberry Delight Salad for a fantastic mix of flavors. For breakfast, their Cruffins are a combination of croissants and muffins and they melt in your mouth. The Donut Hole Kabobs and Cinnamon and Sugar Churros are just as intriguing for dessert. You’re guaranteed to see why this is some of the best catering in Denver.
Transformation Challenge 2018
January 25th- February 25th
Now and continuing over the next few years, fitness, nutrition and society will change dramatically.
This challenge will set you up to dive deep into structuring your mind and body to battle the changing stimulus and information around you. You will develop a better understanding of yourself through this self-paced, 5-week course, really focusing on expanding your attention and awareness in daily challenges and reflection.
Much of our current age is based on a linear perception…we have a limited reality, a limited amount of time, a limited concept of how much we can include in our attention span and a limited sense of our capacity as individuals. It takes great energy and pressure to deal with the amount of data we are stimulated by daily and in doing so we often feel inadequate. Trying to perceive things faster and faster has caused us to understand less and less. Combining hundreds of functions into gadgets, has caused us a dependency that is causing our natural human abilities to atrophy. Fragmented attention and perhaps our screen addiction, shows our hunger for intimacy and has begun to replace real relationships. Drugging ourselves with stimulation, is beginning to cause us to focus on things sometimes not even worth paying attention to. It’s not that we should begin to ignore innovations of technology, just that we need to equally develop and explore our own human abilities so we can continue to expand with the evolution taking place around us.
Do you want to return to a more conscious life experience? Develop and maintain closer relationships/friendships? Work on developing healthy boundaries for yourself in regards to exercise and nutrition? Create an inner calm and higher self-esteem? Have better work relationships, develop creativity and practice respect?
These are all within your reach, and maybe now is the time for you to commit to shifting back to a better understanding of yourself. Slow it down, refocus your attention, goals, and delve more into understanding aspects of your life.
Come expand your mind, heal from societal stress and attend to yourself while re-creating your world that allows you to feel more present, positive and inspired!
During this 5 week challenge you will participate in a self-guided fitness, nutrition and mental plan. With your application you will select one of three programs in each aspect, designed to help you focus on what you seek for the five weeks. A Facebook community will keep participants engaged and excited by connecting you with other individuals who are also on a journey to recreate themselves in the New Year.
Each participant will receive their own fitness and nutrition plans, along with a month long guide with daily ggieand reflections. The challenges of the month can be completed on your own time and schedule, but each challenge must be completed at some point during the duration of the challenge itself. At the end of the month, participants who have completed each daily challenge will be awarded a printed completion certification, and $15 VISA gift card. “Biggest Motivator” participant will also receive a $15 gift card.
Send application information to firstname.lastname@example.org
(one that can be accessed daily for challenge communications)
Current Nutrition: (foods/beverages you eat every day or would like to eat every day, things you hate, # of meals you prefer to eat daily/snacks, etc.)
Current Fitness: (do you work out- walking, gym, yoga classes, etc? In what capacity?)
Primary Goal(s) for 5 week challenge:
Heath Conditions/Limitations: (current or past)
Fitness Catergory (Select 1):
Muscle Building - you’re looking to not only tone, but really kick up your routine in order to shape your physique
Transform for Life- you’ve participated in past challenges and are looking to continue or return to a maintenance schedule
Other- please specify and I will do my best to design your fitness program focusing on your primary goal
Nutrition Category (Select 1):
Everything- You have no restrictions as far as ingredients in your meal plan
Vegetarian- No animal proteins, dairy is included
Specialty- please specify and I will do my best to design a nutrition program focusing on your nutritional goals
Please share anything you would like me to take into account when designing your nutrition and fitness plans.
Boy what a fun evening!
They found me with a random google search for Tapas cooking classes in Denver, and I'm sure glad they did! Last night was the reason I host these classes....for excited, beautiful people, to unite, for one purpose: FOOD.
The two co-hosts invited three other couples, some who may or may not have known each other. We all had an interest in creating tapas...drinking sangria and other choice wine and beer...
They had literally never met me, but had faith that I would present an evening that friends and family could be together laughing and enjoying each other's company while centering everything around food and learning.
Seriously. My favorite thing is to bring people together around food.
My favorite thing to prepare are tapas.
My favorite cuisine is Spanish food.
My favorite activity is to cook!t did you learn from us?"
These classes will probably be offered a little more often...what an amazing group. As we finished the night presenting the dishes they made, I asked to also share something they learned with the group. Of course they flipped the question back on me.."What did you learn from us?" My response: I learned how amazing it is to meet a new group of people and be able to have fun and learn together. Seriously, their energy, curiosity, and laughter energized me and I'm already anxiously awaiting our next class together! Thank yoU!
With the current events of the #metoo movement, it was ever so timely to go to this workshop/presentation put on by Women Who Startup. It's like there is so much turmoil from the past being brought to the surface, women and people speaking up...we don't know how to work through it. (That's pretty much where I've been at with the business...so much going on and no tools and experience to process it.)
The events are founded by Lizelle VanVurren, sho started her first group of entrepreneurial women in 2013 and has now grown the group to host monthly speakers, a summit during Denver Startup Week and 6 minute solutions. All of her programs are directed towards giving women sponsorship and opportunity in a world created and sustained by men(not always a bad thing). But encouraging women to become powerful and bold and run with their ideas. (We need both!)
I loved every word that came out of her mouth. Strong, bold, empowering..to say the least. Luckily, in my lifetime, I have yet to feel like I "can't," do something. Maybe from the encouraging words of my parents, that I could do anything and go anywhere I wanted...or maybe its just something you're born with. As Lizelle put it, "we're bulldozers." We have ideas that we don't take no for an answer, or we just don't stop till we find a solution. She's spotlighting women entrepreneurs and breaking down how they got to where they are, and who they really are.
Last night she interviewed the CEO of @kitables Arieanne DeFazio..an ex-scientist, young personality who thought it would be better to give people an experience by building their own projects; give them all the tools and empower people of all ages to build; backwards in a way, instead of an app, give them a hands on-do-it-yourself kit. I love it! Anyways, listening to her speak about not knowing anything about finance and crowdfunding when she started..and the fact that she is three years in (where we are as a catering business), really helped me focus on "taking the legos and building."
I (Mezcla Maggie) am at this odd stage where we need to grow the business, but giving up the reins on the "Do everything yourself," roller coaster...is mentally going to be the hardest thing. Finding the right people, to trust with the "baby." I can't really fathom it until it happens...but it's happening. I can't resist growth. That's what we are here for. To learn, to grow, to innovate...hence being an entrepreneur. "We have a giant sandbox, now let's build a fucking castle."
More reflection to come...
Hopefully, I am not speaking prematurely, but we finished up with our last wedding of the season last night.
A simple menu but one that anyone could enjoy.
BYO Pasta Bar including bowtie pasta and penne pasta with choice of chicken based alfredo sauce or vegetarian base; mix-ins including diced tomato, grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, sauteed crimini mushrooms, and broccoli florets. BYO Slider Bar with beef pucks, cheddar, provolone and swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion along with ketchup and mustard. Appetizers including rainbow fruit kabobs, parmesan and spinach stuffed mushrooms, corn chips, salsa and guacamole along with a no-tomato Brushetta Bar of Basil Aioli, Roasted Red Pepper Feta and Olive Tapenade! Even pulled out the good ole S'mores Bar.
Chelsey and Jonathan were easy to plan with and celebrated their ceremony in Estes Park yesterday and the reception at the Knights of Columbus in Fort Collins.
BYO Bars are great for an affordable wedding, but we spiced it up having our men in black serve! See pictures below with credits to Rich Smith for capturing;)
Putting A Puzzle Together without a Picture.. sounds difficult and intimidating...DO IT ANYWAY!
Today we shared some inspirational messages with each other over baked fall goodies and chatter. We exchanged clothing and packed the rest up to donate to Good Will. It's always wonderful to pass on your favorite possessions when they've outgrown your style or comfort, and even better to know they are going to those in need.
An important question I posed to the group present today was "What can I do for you?"
Often we are so concerned with helping others, we neglect ourselves. Now, I'm not asking that you be conceited or selfish here...but I'm asking you to consider what YOU could use help with. It's OKAY to receive help and it's OKAY to ask for it. Sometimes we outsiders, don't pick up what you could be laying down. In fact, you might not even know...so it's important to check in and ask this of yourself. So...take some time..."What can I do for you?"
Our business highlighted this week was Sasha Daraskevius and her stylist career. She has recently changed locations from styling at Belle * Beau in downtown Denver, to her new home in Rosewood HairStudio. Women cuts are just $35---that's a steal! We were fortunate enough to get her to do a little pop up style shop today for the Genius Sister's to take advantage of! Cut off a little extra baggage before heading into the fall season, feeling a little lighter!:) Thanks Sasha! Get in touch with her 303-920-HAIR or www.rosewoodhairstudio.com
Our next meeting will highlight the dance momma Alli Douglas as she shows us how to be confident and free with our bodies with movement! NOT to be missed. The meetup will be help Sunday, October 22nd, 10am sharp! And our new members have even proposed a cooking class with a few of our professional chefs!!
The name sounds intriguing huh?
Well, join the Denver book and wine club created by Mastermind Lacey: @roseandjulietbookclub
Last month's book chosen was "Food Revolution: How your diet can help save your life and our world" by John Robbins. If you haven't picked this one up, even just to peruse the contents, you should. Robbins is the son of Baskin-Robbins co-founder and author of many books advocating nutrition, physical health, and environmentalism. He created the organization EarthSave as a reaction to his first book: Diet for a New America. He promotes healthy environmentally sound food choices, produce from the medical system and raise awareness of "the ecological destruction and cruelty linked to the production of food animals."
In conjunction with reading the ideas and views of Robbins, we decided to host a vegan cooking class as our monthly "experience." Of course, we too enjoyed wine from the subscription Lacey has through Winc, wine club.
Keep your eyes on the horizon as Lacey bridges the two concepts...wine and book club. We're all in for a treat!!
In the meantime, stay full with this recipe that we used in our cooking class for last month's meetup:
7-Ingredient Vegan Cheesecakes
7-ingredient vegan, gluten-free cheesecakes that are creamy, slightly tart, perfectly sweet, and 100% irresistible. Better than real cheesecake and the perfect healthy, simple dessert to feed a crowd (or just you).
Author: Minimalist Baker
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
1. Add dates to a food processor and blend until small bits remain and it forms into a ball. Remove and set aside.
2. Next add nuts and process into a meal. Then add dates back in and blend until a loose dough forms - it should stick together when you squeeze a bit between your fingers. If it's too dry, add a few more dates through the spout while processing. If too wet, add more almond or walnut meal. Optional: add a pinch of salt to taste.
3. Lightly grease a standard, 12 slot muffin tin. To make removing the cheesecakes easier, cut strips of parchment paper and lay them in the slots. This creates little tabs that makes removing them easier to pop out once frozen.
4. Next scoop in heaping 1 Tbsp amounts of crust and press with fingers. To pack it down, use a small glass or the back of a spoon to compact it and really press it down. I found the bottom of a glass works well. If it sticks, separate the crust and the glass with a small piece of parchment. Set in freezer to firm up.
5. Add all filling ingredients to a blender and mix until very smooth. For the coconut milk, I like to scoop the "cream" off the top because it provides a richer texture. But if yours is already all mixed together, just add it in as is.
6. You don't need a Vitamix for this recipe, just a quality blender. I mixed mine for 1 minute, then "liquified" or "pureed" it until silky smooth. If it won't come together, add a touch more lemon juice or agave or a splash more coconut milk liquid as the liquid should help it blend better.
7. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If adding peanut butter, add to the blender and mix until thoroughly combined. If flavoring with blueberry or caramel, wait and swirl on top of plain cheesecakes (optional).
8. Divide filling evenly among the muffin tins. Tap a few times to release any air bubbles, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze until hard - about 4-6 hours.
9. Once set, remove by tugging on the tabs or loosening them with a butter knife. They should pop right out. Our favorite way to devour these was with a little more caramel and a touch of coconut whipped cream. But they're perfect as is! Keep in the freezer for up to 1-2 weeks.
10. Optional: You can set them out for 10 minutes before serving to soften, but I liked them frozen as well.
Officially, my first catering event was May of 2014. Legally, our first catering event was December of 2014. So, somewhere in between, I decided October was the best time to celebrate our birthday. It is the perfect time, weather is changing, we're finishing up wedding season and heading into the holiday season.
Come celebrate with us this year, October 15th at the Denver Press Club. We are keeping with the theme of Oktoberfest(although I have yet to explore Germany..) There will be games, lots of food, beer pairings and more! You don't want to miss out, and its all FREE.
We want to make sure everyone connected to Mezcla Maggie knows how much we love and appreciate your support, clients, friends, family, suppliers--we want you all!!:)
Email us for more details or to RSVP email@example.com