Category: Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters Maine Provides Programming to a Milestone of 30,000 Mainers
In nine short years, Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Cooking Matters programming reached more than 30,000 Maine-based participants. Cooking Matters Maine provides hands-on cooking and …
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Cooking Matters: When Food Is Medicine
On a Tuesday night in November, the café at Maine Medical Center transformed. A radio, interrupted occasionally by the sound of a blender, played pop-tunes, and the room whirred with activity. Vegetables of purples, greens, and yellows were strewn across the tables. Participants laughed as they learned the art of chopping and sautéing. Physicians donned in white coats frequented the hospital’s café at peak hours, but on this Tuesday night it was a chef’s double breasted white coat commanding authority.
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Audible for Healthier Super Bowl Snacking
The Super Bowl is more than a game between the National Football League's premier franchises. For many American households, the game prompts gatherings of friends and family. As folks gather around television screens, an array of snack foods often linger within arm's reach. These Super Bowls snacks tend to be high in calories, fried, and lack nutritional value.  Not to mention, those snacking likely spend several hours sitting on the couch without realizing how much food they have consumed.
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A Healthy Twist on Holiday Favorites
The holiday season presents the challenge of sustaining a healthy diet, as treats circle the workplace or family gathering. Good Shepherd Food Bank's nutrition and education team compiled a few recipes for treats with fewer calories and added sugar. Enjoy!
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Cooking does matter to seniors in East Waterboro
This particular August morning had a crisp temperature and scent. As the sun climbed over the trees lining Route 5, summer weather slowly reemerged. Little did I know the ladies I was about to meet could easily challenge the sun’s warmth. Eight women at Applewood Apartments in East Waterboro, an Avesta Housing property for low-income seniors who are 62 or older, would soon gather in the community kitchen.
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In honor of National Nutrition Month, tips and recipes to up your fruit and veggie game
By Courtney Kennedy, Nutrition & Education Manager March is National Nutrition Month! The Food Bank is taking this opportunity to share resources with our …
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Cooking Matters to Celebrate Food Day with Store Tours at Hannaford Supermarkets
Senator Angus King to Participate To celebrate Food Day, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Cooking Matters and Hannaford Supermarkets will bring together dieticians and nutrition …
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So Far, SNAP Challenge is an Eye-Opener
This week, my family is attempting to live on a SNAP (food stamps) budget of $4.50 per person per day for food. We’re only …
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Fighting hunger from the field, to the food pantry, to the kitchen
On Monday we were the lucky recipients of a visit from the Teen Ag Crews from Aldermere Farm in Rockport and Wolfe’s Neck Farm …
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Why Cooking Matters in the fight to end hunger
Last year, Good Shepherd Food-Bank launched Cooking Matters for Maine in partnership with Share Our Strength, a national non-profit committed to ending childhood hunger …
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