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Ancient Grains

Schedule and Location

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Cudahy Room, Administration Building

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember

Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum. 

Course Description

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Get the scoop on ancient grains and their role in our diets with this hands-on program. Taste healthful recipes using ingredients such as teff, farro, and more, and prepare two recipes to take home with you.

Ancient grains are a group of grains and cereals that have resisted modernization, unlike the more popular and widespread wheat, rice, and corn. From amaranth to quinoa, ancient grains offer valuable nutritional benefits and add great flavor, texture, and variety to our diets.

Join registered dietitian and chef Lynn Dugan in an exploration of these intriguing grains. You’ll enjoy the taste, nutrition, and ease of preparation of three featured grains: teff, farro, and chia.  On the menu:  Teff Rosemary Crackers with Assorted Fruit and Cheese, Summer Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Herbs, and Sweet Orange Chia Pudding. 

Lynn Dugan, MyPlate2Yours, LLC, empowers active people with nutrition and health information. Lynn conducts cooking sessions to help make healthy eating a reality and hosts a blog at www.myplate2yours.com. Lynn is the proud mom of 4 active kids.

Instructor: Lynn Dugan, MS, RDN
Note: Held indoors. Limit 35
Supplies: A few items are needed for class: please (carefully) bring a sharp knife, a set of measuring spoons, a medium bowl and cutting board from home. 

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