Good nutrition, ingredient substitutions, simple additions and convenience are the themes for February cooking classes at Marion-Polk Food Share.
One class focuses on cooking one afternoon and eating for a month, another on healthy kid-friendly snacks, another on making recipe substitutions for healthier eating habits, and one that demonstrates the benefits of adding a Super Food to your diet.
All classes are held in the Community Kitchen at Marion-Polk Food Share, 1660 Salem Industrial Drive NE. To register, contact Kat Daniel, 503-581-3855, ext. 322.
Cook Once, Eat for a Month, Feb. 4, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Instructor Sandi Allen, an expert at both organization and thrifty living, will share tips and tricks for spending one afternoon cooking and 30 nights eating. She will offer a bevy of recipes for entrees, sides, and even dessert for busy people who’d like to come home to a tasty, healthy, and economical meal that can be ready in minutes with a little advance preparation. Cost: $10. Class limited to 12. Prepaid registration by Jan. 28.
Kids in the Kitchen: Happy Hearts!, Feb. 11, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. – Instructor Tonya Johnson from OSU Extension Service will share preparation techniques for Happy Heart Nachos, Ginger Hearts, and Berry Red Valentine Smoothies in this special Valentine’s class for kids ages seven and older and their adult helpers. Cost: $5 (first child); $2 (each additional). Class limited to 10. Prepaid registration by Feb. 6.
Small Recipe Changes for Big Health Benefits, Feb. 27, 6 to 8 p.m. – Tonya Johnson from OSU Extension will recommend substitutions to favorite recipes that will make healthier eating nearly effortless to help keep diet and fitness resolutions on track. Participants will practice altering a recipe and have an opportunity to sample some healthy, tasty foods. Cost: $10. Class limited to 12. Prepaid registration by Feb. 21.
Just Add Kale, Feb. 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. – Laura Hofer, a true believer in the health, flavor and nutrient benefits of kale, will offer simple ways to add this leafy green veggie to foods you enjoy every day. She promises to share more ideas than you can imagine for taking advantage of this Super Food. Cost: $10. Class limited to 12. Prepaid registration by Feb. 21.
Chef’s Table Pro Series – Tamalada with Chef Steve Morton – Reservations are being taken for March classes. Add your name to the reservation list for this fun, popular hands-on tamale making class. Cost: $30.
News Release from Marion-Polk Food Share www.marionpolkfoodshare.org