Cooking for Wellness Beginner Class


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This four part series is offered by UMD Employee Health & Wellness Dietitian, Amanda Joyce.

The series is geared toward giving beginner cooks the skills they need to confidently prepare whole foods at home.  Classes including instruction/demonstration as well as hands-on preparation by participants.  Recipes will be shared and we will taste together at the end of the session.

Topics for the Four Sessions:

Session 1 (Vegetables):  Antipasto Salad, Steamed Veggies with Garlic & Oil, Braised Brussel Sprouts, Crunchy Asian Salad, Roasted Vegetables

Session 2 (Soups):  Chicken Soup with Dumplings, Cozy Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves, Cheesy Broccoli Soup, Smoked Sausage & Bean Soup

Session 3 (Whole Grains): Lemon Parmesan Risotto, Southwestern Wheatberry Salad, Waldorf Salad with Steel-cut Oats, Quinoa Curry with Cashews & Chickpeas

Session 4 (Proteins): Chicken with Simple Pan Sauce, Dill Salmon, Quick Gnocchi with Greens & Beans, Tofu Peanut Stir Fry


Session Dates:  Sessions are on Wednesdays from 10:30am-12:30pm on Oct 18th, Oct 25th, Nov 1st, Nov 8th.  If a cancellation occurs, there will be a make up session on Friday, Nov 17th from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Clean-up Policy:  All participants are asked to clean up their own work stations during class.  Each participant is also asked to sign up to serve as a clean-up assistant  for one class and will assist with washing/sanitizing/drying/putting away dishes and utensils for that class.  Clean up time should not take any longer than the two hour class session. 

Registration here for the Fall 2017 sessions.  Class will be limited to 8 participants.