Cooking, it matters

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Chef Karlos Baca watches as tribal elder, Linda Eagle grinds handfuls of blue corn, so the Cooking Matters class could make fresh pressed tortillas for quesadillas and salsa.
Jeff Jefferson, watches as chef Karlos Baca demonstrates how to cut vegetables safely.
Shining Mountain Health and Wellness Diabetes Patient Coordinator, Shaw Marie Tso peels and dices up squash.
Shining Mountain Health and Wellness staff, Lisa Smith and Morgann Box help Cooking Matters class participants understand and follow the quesadilla recipe.
Chef Karlos Baca teaches Shining Mountain Health and Wellness program manager, Morgann Box how to press fresh blue corn tortillas.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
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The seasonal Cooking Matters class was held on Wednesday, March 4 in the Southern Ute Education Department Kitchen. These classes help the community learn about proper food handling techniques and ensure healthy food options for families. Chef Karlos Baca led the latest class with the help of Shining Mountain Health and Wellness staff members. Together the class made blue corn quesadillas with a mango habanero salsa.

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