Side by Side Class Kickoff!

By: Rachel P. Brian

 We held our first OFL class in Orange County last week at McDougal Middle School for Blue Ribbon mentors and the students with whom they work. It was a fabulous class! We had 12 participants and made a delicious "Chinese Veggies and Rice" dish. We added a few herbs to the dish that made for such a great array of flavors -- lemongrass, purple basil, and ginger.Everyone was so enthusiastic about learning how to cook healthy dishes on a budget.

Thanks to Shane Ingram and Elizabeth Woodhouse, two OFL chef volunteers for the class! We are all looking forward to teaching our next class and watching how the mentors and their students bond over cooking and nutrition!