If you've always wanted to learn how to cook healthier meals at home, a local chef is offering cooking classes this fall and winter.

Rachel Zierzow has taught at local cooking schools, including the Natural Epicurean, which closed in April 2017, but now she is now teaching classes on her own. These Cook Love Heal classes are based around plant-based foods and include knife skills.

Here is the schedule for her upcoming classes: 

Nov. 3: Holiday Side Dishes ($65)

Nov. 25: Sauerkraut and Probiotic Pickles Workshop ($65)

Dec. 1 and Dec. 15: Holiday Tamales Workshop  ($65)

Dec. 31, Jan 2 and Jan 4: Kids' International Holiday Cooking Classes ($50)

Jan. 12: Healing Plant-based Soups ($65)

You can sign up, book her to teach private classes or learn more at cookloveheal.com.