With several major holidays approaching in November and December, citizens may be interested in a pair of healthy cooking classes.
The Utah State University Extension Office will hold two classes starting next week, said Darlene Christensen of the extension office.
On Nov. 2, Christensen will teach healthy ways to cook with pumpkin. A month later on Dec. 7, attendees will learn healthy ways to cook with pomegranates.
Each class costs $6 per person or family and space is limited. Anyone interested in taking one or both classes can register in the USU extension office, located in the Tooele County Health Department building at 151 N. Main Street in Tooele.
Attendees will receive samples and a copy of the suggested recipes.
Some people have already signed up for the classes, but there is room for more, Christensen said.
Christensen decided to organize the classes after a series of cooking and nutrition classes proved successful in August.
“We had a really successful cooking series in the summer, so I thought we could offer something similar to that,” she said. “We’re hoping it will introduce some new recipes.”
For example, common pumpkin recipes include pie and bread, but Christensen knows of additional ways to cook with pumpkin.
For more information, contact Christensen at 435-840-4404.