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Sunday, February 10, 2013 - Flavor is on the Menu!

   
Methodist Medical Center’s Executive Chef Brian Moore presents a healthy quinoa salad during a demonstration for Cardiac Rehab class participants.
Methodist Medical Center’s Executive Chef Brian Moore presents a healthy quinoa salad during a demonstration for Cardiac Rehab class participants.
Healthy food is a key ingredient for maintaining a healthy heart. But many people don’t know where to begin when it comes to cooking at home, or perhaps the thought of “heart-healthy” foods brings to mind bland vegetables and plain meat. That’s not the case, and Methodist Medical Center’s Janet Powell, DTR, teaches four flavor-packed heart-healthy cooking classes to prove it!

Join Powell on Monday, March 11 as she shares “The Pleasure of Pasta.” The class will include recipes for Greek Pasta Salad, Pasta Primavera, Herb Pasta Alfredo, and Tomato-Basil Pasta with Beef. Additional classes will take place in May, July, and September and will feature seasonal recipes. Visit mmcoakridge.com/healthycooking for class details.

All classes meet from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Cardiac Rehab Kitchen, located in Suite 360, Westmall Medical Park, 200 New York Ave., Oak Ridge.   The Heart-Healthy Cooking Class is sponsored by Methodist Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab department. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Classes are open to the public, but pre-registration is required. Call (865) 835-5235.

In addition to the public cooking classes, Methodist’s nutrition professionals also give special nutrition demonstrations to participants in its Cardiac Rehab program. Most recently, Methodist’s Executive Chef Brian Moore shared the health benefits of the grain quinoa and demonstrated how to make Quinoa Salad. Download Moore’s recipes online at mmcoakridge.com/QuinoaRecipe.
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