It’s time to re-register or sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards to benefit Local Matters! This is an easy and FREE way to support our work!! Please take a minute to read the information below and pass it on to all your family and friends who might support our efforts to transform the food system to be more secure, just, prosperous and delicious!!
I can hardly believe it’s almost the time of year to start planning and preparing for the garden. We are so excited here at Local Matters to get back outside and help people discover ways to connect to truly delicious, healthful food!
Local Matters recently began a new, quarterly recognition program for Cooking Matters volunteers! We will be selecting a recipient at the beginning of each quarter and recognizing them for their outstanding commitment to Local Matters’ Cooking Matters program.
Get to know our first recipient: Laura Finley RD, LD from Marion, OH.
This recipe came to us from Share Our Strength, a national hunger-relief organization that we partner with to deliver our Cooking Matters program. Cooking Matters works to decrease hunger and prevent obesity among parents and their children by providing knowledge and skills for healthy eating.
With Wellness Matters, our newest program, we are excited to be working on different ways to customize the program to fit the needs of each organization it serves. Taking our kitchen to Digital Data Technologies Inc we focused on providing a fun and interactive experience that would leave a lasting impression.
1 1/2 cups quinoa, pre-rinsed [Note: If quinoa has not been pre-rinsed, see instructions below.] 3 cups water 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 1/2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar salt & pepper to taste 1 1/2 cups cooked corn 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes (if in season) or substitute halved cherry or grape tomatoes 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced small 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
On October 23, 2013, David Freudberg, host and producer of NPR radio program Humankind, visited and recorded our "Culinary Boot Camp": cooking classes for students at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Learn more about our program and the value in medical students learning how to cook healthful food here.