Women's group cooking class at Tequilas!

March 26, 2012

On Saturday, March 17, the Puentes de Salud Women’s Group participated in a hands-on cooking class led by executive chef Claudio Soto at Tequilas Restaurant. The class focused on easy and healthy Mexican recipes that the women could make at home for themselves and their families.

Soto showed the women how to prepare several different nutritious meals. For breakfast, the women learned how to improve on the typical cereal and milk by adding in mango, strawberries, coconut flakes, toasted pumpkin seeds, pecans, and agave syrup. For lunch, Soto demonstrated how to prepare an easy Mexican ceviche as well as a child-friendly tuna salad that included corn, peas, potatoes and carrots. Finally the women learned how to prepare fresh fish and a stunning salad for a beautiful and simple dinner.  The recipes highlighted typical Mexican ingredients and flavors and Soto provided information about the best places in South Philadelphia to find the ingredients used in the recipes. For each meal, the women had their notebooks ready, taking notes so that they could replicate each recipe at home. The women had a wonderful time and were excited to participate in the event at Tequilas!

The Puentes de Salud Women’s Group is a regular meeting for Spanish-speaking immigrant women, providing information and resources related to health promotion and education. For more information about the program, please contact Sara Shuman at sshumans@gmail.com.

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