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Originally published: 2013-01-16 11:10:03
Last modified: 2013-01-16 11:10:03

Extension offers healthy cooking classes

by Anna Oakes

Learn cooking skills that boost flavor and the nutritional power of food at upcoming cooking classes sponsored by the Watauga County Cooperative Extension center.


On Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., class participants will make vegetarian patties from scratch, cook french fries without the fat and learn yummy ways to prepare cancer-preventing greens. Many of the recipes are vegan and gluten-free.


On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., participants will learn ways to prepare lean proteins: fish, tempeh and tofu. The class will also cook a couple of vegetable recipes and then prepare the grain quinoa.


Offered by two mothers with their teenage daughters, the classes are open to adults and children 12 and older. The charge is $10 per person for each class, which includes lunch. Classes will be held at the Agricultural Conference Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Road in Boone.


Space is limited, so register in advance by calling (828) 264-3061 and paying at the Cooperative Extension office at 971 West King St. in Boone.


For more information, email margie_mansure@ncsu.edu.