Cooking Matters at the Store Statewide Event!

Cooking Matters at the Store Statewide Event!

Come join Cooking Matters at one of the 6 Hy-Vee stores hosting tours this Saturday, July 12th! See flyer below for times, locations and how to register. For information on tours in Lincoln, Kearney, Grand Island and Norfolk, contact Anna Curry at acurry@thevnacares.org .

Cooking for VNA to benefit Cooking Matters!

Cooking for VNA to benefit Cooking Matters!

May 8, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the MidAmerica Center, Council Bluffs, IA Cooking for VNA is a way for Council Bluffs community members to take action, help children and families, and enjoy a fun evening. Funds raised at the event will go toward the expansion of VNA’s Cooking Matters™ program within the Council Bluffs area. Enjoy a variety of delicious cuisine from the “Culinary Gems” of Council Bluffs. Featured Chefs include: Ameristar Casino Chef Michael Booth, Barley’s Chef Jay Hartong, Cellar 19 Chef Jim Smart, Dixie Quicks Chef Brian Payne, Horseshoe Casino/L Pastries Chef Lorraine Howard and Hy-Vee Foods Chef […]

Annette Drinks the Cooking Matters Kool Aid at Summit

As an AmeriCorps volunteer for Cooking Matters Omaha, I was given the opportunity to attend our national Summit in Raleigh, North Carolina. The November event promised to be one filled with interesting talks on a variety of Cooking Matters-related topics, endless networking, new ideas, and , of course, great food. Something that you must know about me is that I love to travel.  One of my favorite things to do is hop on a plane, travel to a far-off land, take in the sights, sounds, culture, and people of my chosen location, and leave feeling like I learned a bit […]

Meet Kiaya Brown, Cooking Matters AmeriCorps Extraordinaire!

My name is Kiaya Brown and I have just recently started working as a class coordinator for Cooking Matters at the VNA in Omaha, NE. I developed a passion for nutrition while I was in school for my undergraduate degree in athletic training. I was getting my minor in health so I took a few basic public health and nutrition classes and had an amazing experience with this one teacher in particular. It was like having an “ah-ha” moment for the course of the class. She changed my entire outlook on how I viewed nutrition. I grew up in the […]

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Do You Know Hungry?

We here at Cooking Matters Omaha have had quite the busy 2013: holding 80 courses in the community, shifts in personnel, and sustaining what we believe to be an absolutely wonderful program!
Taking the brunt of our busyness has been this website. We haven’t updated it in many months! Yikes!
But we promise you that is about to all change. Bear with us as we revamp our website. What we have in mind for a complete product is sure to rock your world. Just like Mr. Bowie!

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Shopping really does Matter!!

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Great Superbowl Party on a Budget?! Absolutely!!

If you’ve ever hosted a Superbowl party, you know how much hungry football fans can eat and drink. The chefs and nutritionists at Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters have some ideas for feeding a crowd on a budget and lightening up the fare you serve. You may be surprised at how easy Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips are – just two ingredients! Dip chips into Mango Salsa — check the freezer aisle for frozen mangoes which are more affordable than fresh at this time of year. Tomato Salsais another option that won’t break the bank. Just make sure the canned tomatoes you choose have no added […]

Cooking Matters on the Morning Blend

Did you catch Anna on the Morning Blend?! Are you interested in finding out more about Shopping Matters day?! If so, you have come to the right spot! To learn more about Shopping Matters Day, click here. To find out how to register for the event, click here. Weren’t able to catch the Morning Blend show this morning?! You can view our segment by clicking here! Not sure if a Shopping Matters Tour would be helpful for you? Read this article, to find out the benefits of taking a guided grocery store tour!!

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