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 Tortellini Soup, 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


Stay tuned for future sessions!


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. 

Class will be limited to 8 participants.