March 2018 Wellness Update

Cooking Matters @ Alliance: Session 1 Graduation & Potluck

The winter Cooking Matters @ Alliance class has concluded, with six patients graduating from the six-week course. This was an exciting session of Cooking Matters for Alliance, as we taught the class entirely in Spanish. We were able to dive deeper into nutritional topics, and stay culturally relevant with recipes and discussions around food.  

At the Cooking Matters potluck dinner, 11 patients (including the most recent graduates and Cooking Matters alumni) joined together, bringing their favorite healthy meals.  We love watching this cooking community grow!

 

Seed to Supper Garden Education

Although the early March snow pushed us back a week, we're off to a great start with this Spring's Seed to Supper class, offered to Alliance patients and community members alike in partnership with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.  Each week, students address different topics, meeting first for a group discussion indoors, and then heading outside for garden work.

Week 1: Where will you put your garden?  How do you prepare the soil?  What is the nutrient make-up of your soil?

Week 2: Let's plan your garden!  Together, we will map out the students' at-home gardens or the boxes they will adopt in the Alliance Community Garden.

We're also adding in more of the "Supper" this year and are thrilled to have North Carolina State University Nutrition student Hailey Bramley providing a cooking demonstration and nutrition lesson each week.  Click below for the recipes!

  Veggie Pinwheels

Veggie Pinwheels

  Black-Eyed Pea & Corn Salad

Black-Eyed Pea & Corn Salad