Connecting to your Roots

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Roots CSA continued our series of healthy cooking workshops, “Connecting with your Roots,” this teaches community members not only about health and nutrition but also how to cook simple, healthy, and delicious meals. We at Roots feel that this is necessary within the communities we serve because they are used to enjoying their traditional dishes and in the process of preparing some of these dishes; ingredients are usually never measured out but rather added until favors and taste come together. In the process of cooking, no nutritional facts are available so these cooking workshops take traditional dishes community members love and show folks how to make healthier version(less fat, sugar, and salt) of these dishes without compromising the taste and flavors.PicMonkey Collage

On June 20th in partnership with Filipino Migrant Center and American Heart Association, APIOPA was a part of the Check. Change. Control celebration at Hudson Park in Long Beach. This event funded by Dignity Health/ St. Mary Medical Center. We were able to host a healthy cooking workshop lead by Chef Tolosa and her son, Julian. Participants learned how to make a healthier version of Lomi a traditional noodle soup with a mustard leaf salad. Thank you to all the volunteers and organizations for making this possible!

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