The Morris Farm in Wiscasset will offer a series of four hands-on, interactive cooking classes on Tuesdays this winter. This series is called Now is the Time for Change.
The classes are organized around integrative nutrition concepts, a new approach to using food to support health. The series starts on Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 5:30-7 p.m. and continues for three more weeks.
Content will be useful for everyone, from omnivores to vegans. Julie Mitchell, the cook and presenter of the class, is a certified integrative nutrition health coach and will offer a one-on-one coaching session for anyone who signs up for the class.
The cost is $20 per class, which includes ingredients and yummy things to eat and/or take home.
To sign up, go to morrisfarm.org, click on “Programs and Education,” and click the link for the cooking series. The website has additional information and a registration form.
‘Realistic Goal Setting and Happiness’
This class will focus on setting attainable goals for one month, three months, and six months. Learn how to identify real goals for happiness (not just results) and plan action steps to achieve success right away.
The class will be making foods to eat for energy such as quinoa pilaf, hummus, and coconut curried rice.
‘Strengthen Your Immune System’
Quality sleep and winter self-care will be the focus in this class. Learn how food choices can boost one’s immune system and promote faster healing. The class will be enjoying veggie patties three ways: mushroom-lentil, quinoa-spinach, and rice with black beans.
An In-Depth Look at Primary Food’
Wellness is all about balance, whether it is work, relationships, physical activity, rest, or play. The class will explore the elements of primary food and one will identify areas in one’s life that may need more attention to create harmony.
Simplify making a balanced meal with the art of creating a Buddha bowl. This will be a freestyle cooking class.
‘Food and Mood:
If one has a sweet tooth or struggles with emotional eating, one can learn to listen to what your body is telling you and get to the root of the craving. Leave guilt behind and embrace the wisdom of the body. The class will also discuss strategies for giving up sugar and how to deal with withdrawals.
Savory breakfast foods: a hearty and savory breakfast can get the day off to a great start and snuff out cravings for the rest of the day. Breakfast bowls, savory oatmeal, and veggie scrambles may be on the menu for this class.
The Morris Farm Trust is a member-supported nonprofit educational farm located at 156 Gardiner Road in Wiscasset. The farm hosts a variety of educational programs and community events plus vacation and summer day camps for children ages 4-11. It is open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. For more information about Morris Farm or the cooking series, go to morrisfarm.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 882-4080.