Barbara has years of experience working as a professional cook but started out as an enthusiastic home cook looking to expand her options. She has been a professional food service worker for 20+ years, working in retail store kitchens and restaurants as a cook. Barbara owned and operated a personal chef service providing families with 2-week’s work of heat-and-eat meals; as well as developing recipes for a diabetes focused website. She remains a passionate home cook as well.
Barbara loves encouraging people to cook for themselves to improve their health while creating delicious meals to share with family and friends. She also loves introducing people to new flavors and cuisines for a wider variety of options.
Barbara hopes to encourage you to be your best self while giving you the tools to succeed on the road to healthier eating. Her hope is to form a community where we can support one another in this journey.
Prepare a winter soup from your pantry. Barbara will introduce a basic formula for creating a winter soup from scratch, using foods and seasonings you are likely to have in your pantry. We’ll use vegetables that are in season for maximum freshness, taste and value for your money. We’ll talk about how to stock your pantry for healthier eating choices. This class will primarily be instructor-demonstrated.
Handout: Building a Healthy Pantry plus copy of recipe.