Cooking Classes

Due to the pandemic, we’re currently offering virtual cooking classes. Inquire about private in-person cooking classes.

Kitchen Coaching

One week you cook up a storm, the next week is packed with convenience foods. You want to eat healthy but you don’t know how to do it in a sustainable way.  I can help with that!


Join the ZEN Women Warriors Facebook Group and play with us as we do fun things around Central Iowa. We’re here to encourage you to be the best YOU.

We’re still in the midst of a pandemic and the best thing we can do is take care of our bodies. True nourishment happens when we connect with others over a meal. Start your journey to better health by improving your cooking.

Book your Cooking Healthy Session with me and you’ll get one tip specifically for you. 

Finding Joy During Quarantine

When Things Don’t Go As Planned I’ll bet you have big plans for 2020. I do! With one kid graduating from college and another from high school, we plan to […]

Adventures in Puglia

[GALLERY] This surprising adventure to Puglia, Italy reminded me in a powerful way what the best ingredients are for a truly unforgettable trip.

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup

Make tasty Asian Chicken Noodle Soup, even when on vacation, by using good, real-food ingredients. You can make it in 30 minutes!

What guests are saying about The Aloha Table:


Fun Date Night!

The Korean popup dinner was very fun and something unique we wouldn’t have normally gotten to experience for date night. The food was fantastic!

-Lisa B.


Energizing Evening

The Aloha Table dinner was really awesome. The signature cocktail was awesome. The food was phenomenal. Making the SPAM musubi was energizing, picture-worthy, fun, lively, right on!

-Beth M.


Great People

What a lovely gathering! The food was all quite delicious and we even had Paleo dumplings to go along with the traditional ones. And most importantly, holding true to Dani’s vision for the dinners, the people were the best part.

-Chris L.

Dani is a cooking coach, foodie, and adventure lover. She’s passionate about creating community around real food and providing a space to cook food with others. As a 50-something woman, she’s done lots of things and spent over half her life playing with her food. Dani believes cooking with others is not only FUN, but it’s the secret to good health!

Lots of love and aloha-