Free Cooking Class Monday December 11th

Dayton, Nevada– The public is warmly invited to join dietitian Kim Mason and chef Cynthia Kroon for a healthy cooking demonstration, followed by dinner, on Monday December 11, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. The class is completely free, no need to register, and everyone is welcome.

This month, participants will learn how to make pita bread, chickpea burgers, Cauliflower Pilaf, and Chocolate Beet Cake.

chickpea burgers on pita

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts a free cooking demo and dinner once a month featuring healthy menu possibilities that incorporate varying foods that USDA Commodities offers. For instance, this month’s recipes include USDA Commodities’ brown rice and canned garbonzo beans.

Part of A Regional Healthy Food Hub: The cooking classes are one of many “spokes” in a regional Healthy Food Hub, an effort to increase access to and demand for affordable, locally and sustainably grown food. Healthy Communities promotes a number of initiatives and programs such as school and community gardens and hoop houses; gardening classes and clubs; a summer farmers market at Community Roots; school salad bars and cooking classes using local produce; volunteer-powered food pantries in Silver Springs, Yerington, and Dayton, Community Roots and Shoots nonprofit floral and gift shop; and community cooking classes that emphasize affordable, healthy menus.

Questions? Call Healthy Communities at 246-7550 or see

beet cake two

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