Recorded Online Cookery Class - Vegan Caribbean Cuisine

Vegan Caribbean Cuisine

Date and Time

18/07/2021 5:30pm - 08/08/2021 7:30pm


Fee*: £15 Standard / £7.50  Concessions**/ £3 Unwaged. All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times.  


Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

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The Event

Join holistic chef, Sharon Gardner, to learn how to make a tasty brunch packed with authentic flavours from the Caribbean. 'Out of One, Many People’ is a Jamaican motto, as the island and its cuisine is a melting pot of many cultures. Once you master the spices and flavours, you can infuse any dish you like with a true taste of the Caribbean! ..

This recording of a live class will include:

  • Make next-level jerk oyster mushrooms with incredible meaty texture in a rich BBQ sauce
  • Learn to make easy savoury gluten-free pancakes
  • Whip up a spicy tomato salsa with wonderful depth of flavour
  • Make a tasty 'pear' (avocado) salad with fresh herbs
  • How to make a healthier version of a classic side; baked plantain
  • Learn about the nutrition and history behind the ingredients and dishes 
  • Recipe handout

For ingredients and equipment needed see below

About Sharon

Sharon has a background in Health Sciences and is a practicing Naturopath and Pilates teacher who specialises in plant-based nutrition. She is a passionate advocate of holistic health and positive ageing. She believes that everyone should practice ‘self-care’ to help support their own health and wellbeing. One of her favourite things to do is create plant-based versions of traditional dishes and share them with her family and friends.

Beautiful image by Amy Hiller


BBQ Oyster Mushrooms: 

  • BBQ Sauce
  • 1 cup/200grams of passatta
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of date syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of tamari sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Mushrooms
  • 8 large oyster mushrooms, wiped clean (Turkish or Middle Eastern shops sell the best ones)
  • Coconut oil or similar for frying

Savoury Pancake:

  • 1 cup/100grams Chickpea flour/besan flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup/200 millilitres of water (may need more or less)

Spicy Tomato Salsa:

  • 1/2 a large or 1 small onion - chopped
  • 1 - 2 tomatoes - chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic - minced or chopped small
  • 1/4 red sweet pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of tamari or soya sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sweetener
  • 1 fresh chilli, descended to reduce heat, or 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Optional - dried or fresh herbs of choice

Simple Pear(Avocado) Salad:

  • 1 medium or 2 small ripe avocados
  • 1 lime
  • Fresh coriander or parsley
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Baked Plantain:

  • 1 yellow firm Plantain (not too brown as will be soft and too sweet for baking)
  • Olive oil or coconut oil


  • Medium sized pot (make BBQ sauce)
  • Small bowl (mix savoury pancakes)
  • Medium frying pan (cook mushrooms then savoury pancakes)
  • Small/medium frying pan (salsa)
  • Baking tray (plantain)
  • Oven dish (BBQ mushrooms)
  • Measuring cups or weighing scale
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring jug - optional if you haven't got a measuring scale or cups
  • Cooking spoons - (spatula, wooden etc.)
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Small bowl (avocado salad)

Fee*: £15 Standard / £7.50  Concessions**/ £3 Unwaged 

*All funds raised go towards our community meal service providing free nutritious, tasty meals to households who need them during these challenging times. 

´╗┐**´╗┐Concessionary rate available for students, pensioners and low waged

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Refunds: we require a minimum of 24 hours' notice for any cancellations or transfers once you have booked onto a class.

For information: / 020 8442 4266

    Location: Zoom, details to be provided via email (usually the day before the class). Check your junk mail if need be!

    Allergen Alert
    Made In Hackney uses cereals containing gluten namely: wheat (spelt and khorasan wheat), rye, barley, oats; peanuts; all other nuts; sesame; all other seeds; soybeans; celery and celeriac; mustard; sulphur dioxide/sulphites; lupin; tomatoes and other allergens in it's classes. Our food is freshly prepared in our busy cookery school kitchen that handles allergens, so we cannot guarantee that our food and drinks are allergen-free. Even in classes where these ingredients are not being used, they will be on site in our store rooms and our equipment will have previously come into contact with them. Participants attend at their own risk.