Calendar of Events

Creepy Cooking Halloween Treats — OOOOOOHHHH!

10/22/2019 Tuesday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hungry for Halloween? We’ll have you screaming for more!

Join us in for a spooky good time as we create dangerously delicious food.

Dirty Bones…Eyeballs…Ghosts…Bugs…Vampires…Bats and Creepy Crawlies. Yes, it is Halloween.

Join us in preparing spooky treats for kids and adults alike to snack on during this fun and ghostly tradition.

We will make Dirty Bones out of pretzels and marshmallows, Mozzarella Eyeballs, Bug Brittle and Cinnamon Bats with a fluffed up pumpkin pie dip.  Sounds good riiiiiiight?

Sign up here as the seats will surely be to die for. Let’s scare up some fun! Pick your poison this Halloween…if you dare!

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Soups, Stocks & Bone Broth

11/2/19, Saturday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

If you put the chicken carcass from last night’s dinner into a pot of water and add vegetables and herbs is it a stock? Or, is it broth?

If you buy beef bones, add them to a pot of water, and add vegetables with herbs is it a stock? Or, is it broth?

In this class we will list out the differences and similarities of stock and broth. Then, we’ll make stock and broth. You’ll also learn how to use stock and broth in cooking. Storage tips. And, the best part, drink them!

We will learn about Vegetable StockChicken StockBeef/Pork/Veal/Wild Game StockSeafood Stock and Bone Broth.

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Tamale Making Party!

11/5/2019 Tuesday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

One tamale, two tamales, three tamales, four! Join us for our signature tamale making party or La Tamalada!

In this class, we will make a masa dough recipe and discuss the difference between a banana and a corn husk, which is the wrapping for these little gifts.

We will learn how to assemble them, wrap them and sauce them to perfection! You will learn how to make 2 fillings and 2 sauces as well as frijoles borrachos (drunken beans) salsa and guacamole. Don’t forget dessert! Because, YES we will make tamales de chocolate with berry filling and sauce.

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Thanksgiving Sides

11/16/2019 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Learn how to make the classic Thanksgiving sides in this hands-on cooking class.


Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts with Pecans, Cherries, Feta, and Balsamic Glaze

Cornbread Stuffing with Caramelized Onions, Pancetta and Wild Rice

Fall… for Hasselback Potatoes

Creamy Sweet Potato and Herb Macaroni and Cheese

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Pizza Party!

12/5/2019 Thursday 5:30-8:30

Making a pizza dough from scratch is easy and fun. Learn how to make pizza in your own kitchen in this hands-on cooking class. In this class we’ll be showing you how to use yeast to make a scratch pizza dough.

We’ll make several types of pizza crust – thin crust, flatbread, and deep dish. We’ll show you how to make a delicious scratch pizza sauce.

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Mexican Street Food

12/10/2019 Tuesday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Food on the go, from a stall, bicycle or small truck, let’s find out what Mexico has to offer.


Elote en vaso – Corn in a Cup with cotija cheese, mayonnaise, lime/cilantro butter and chili powder.

Tacos de Canasta – Basket Tacos are corn or flour tortillas we will steam with onion, potato and spices.

Tacos al Pastor – Soft corn tortillas filled with stewed meat that has been marinating in spices all day.

All the while we will be sipping on a mouth-watering and refreshing Horchata, a Mexican rice drink. Will end the class with one of Jessica’s favorite sweet street foods, Camotes or sweet potatoes, roasted and

drizzled with dulce de leche and a side of fresh berries.

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Stomach Issues at Clinic
Nov 15 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Thank you for choosing MNGI. You are scheduled for the following service(s):
Thomas W Woodward
5629 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419-
Procedure: Upper Endoscopy
Date: 11/15/2019
Arrival Time: 08:15 AM
Procedure Time: 09:00 AM
Provider: Toriz MD, Bertha E
Location: Bloomington MNGI Endoscopy Center
5705 W Old Shakopee Rd Ste 150
Bloomington, MN 55437
PREPARATION FOR UPPER ENDOSCOPY – For your safety, STOP consuming all liquids and nothing by mouth 3 hours prior to
your procedure or your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled. Please follow detailed instructions below.
Cancel or reschedule your appointment:
If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call 612-871-1145 as soon as possible.
You must arrange for a responsible person to escort you to your procedure and stay at our facility for the duration of your
procedure. A taxi ride is not an option unless you are accompanied by a responsible person. If you fail to arrange transportation
with a responsible person that can stay for the duration of your procedure, your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled.
The night before your procedure:
 Stop eating solid foods and begin clear liquid diet at 11:45pm. Clear liquids include things you can see through.
 Examples of a clear liquid diet include: water, black tea (no milk or cream), clear broth or bouillon, Gatorade,
Pedialyte or Powerade, carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks (Sprite, 7-Up, Gingerale), strained fruit juices
without pulp (apple, white grape, white cranberry), Jell-O and popsicles.
 The following are not allowed on a clear liquid diet: red liquids, alcoholic beverages, dairy products, protein
shakes, cream broths, juice with pulp and chewing tobacco.
Day of your procedure:
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Morning Medications: You may take all of your morning medications including blood pressure medications, blood thinners (if
you have not been instructed to stop these by our office), methadone, and anti-seizure medications with sips of water 3 hours
prior to your procedure or earlier. If you have diabetes, contact your monitoring provider for further direction on insulin and/or
blood sugar management.
Continue the Clear Liquid Diet up to 3 hours prior to your procedure, then stop drinking. Avoid red liquids, dairy products,
protein shakes, alcoholic beverages, chewing tobacco and illicit drugs. Use of these will result in your procedure being cancelled.
 3 hours prior:
 STOP consuming all liquids.
 Do not take anything by mouth during this time.
Bring the following to your procedure:
 Bring the completed Health History form included in this packet with you the day of your appointment.
 Insurance Card / Photo ID
 List of Current Medications including over-the-counter medications and supplements
 Bring your rescue inhaler if you currently use one to control asthma
 Bring contact lens supplies as you will be asked to remove contact lenses prior to the start of your procedure
 Advance Directives: If you have an Advance Directive, please bring a copy of your Advance Directive with you to your
endoscopy appointment. Advance Directives are not honored at MNGI facilities, and in the event of a life-threatening
situation, life support measures will be instituted in every instance and our patients will be transported to a higher level
of care facility (i.e., hospital). In the unlikely event that you require an emergency transfer to a higher level of care
facility, your Advance Directive should accompany you to that facility.
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What is an upper endoscopy?
An upper endoscopy is a procedure performed to evaluate symptoms of upper abdominal pain, bleeding, nausea, vomiting or
difficulty swallowing. During the procedure, the physician examines the lining of your esophagus, stomach and the first part of
your small intestine through a thin, flexible tube called an endoscope. If growths or other abnormalities are found, the physician
may remove the abnormal tissue for further examination, or biopsy. If you have difficulty swallowing, it may be possible for the
area to be expanded during the procedure.
What happens during an upper endoscopy?
Plan to spend up to 2 hours at the endoscopy center the day of your procedure. The procedure itself takes about 15 minutes to
Before the procedure:
Your medical history will be reviewed with you by your health care team including a nurse, your gastroenterology physician and
an anesthesia provider. An IV line will be placed.
During the procedure:
During your procedure, the anesthesia provider will administer medications and monitor vital signs which is a process known as
Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC). While most patients sleep through the procedure, some remain awake and aware. The
anesthesiologist and/or certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA) will help determine the appropriate type of drug to be
used during the procedure to keep you safe and comfortable.
What happens after the procedure?
The physician will talk with you about the initial results of your procedure and will prepare a full report for the healthcare
provider who referred you for your upper endoscopy. You may have some bloating after the procedure which is normal.
Your throat may feel sore for a short time. Any tissue samples or polyps removed during the procedure will be sent to a lab
for evaluation. It may take 5-7 working days for you to be notified of the results by mail or through the Patient Portal.
You may resume most of your regular activities the day after the procedure. However, medication given during the procedure
will prohibit you from driving for the rest of the day. You may resume your normal diet, but alcohol should be avoided until the
next day after your procedure.

Are there possible complications from an upper endoscopy?
Although serious complications are rare, any medical procedure has the potential for risks. Risks from an upper endoscopy
include perforation, or a tear, of the lining of the stomach or esophagus, bleeding from a biopsy site, reactions to medications,
heart and lung problems, and dental or eye injuries.
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Endoscopy Health History Form
Please fill out this form and bring it with you to your appointment.
Pre-Visit Information
Name: _______ DOB: Reason for Procedure: __
Prep taken: □ Nulytely □ Miralax & Gatorade □ Magnesium Citrate □ Dulcolax
□ Other: __________________________
Prep Results: □ Clear □ Tea Color □ Brown Liquid □ Other: ________________________________
Medical History
□American Indian or Alaska Native □Asian □Black or African America

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