My Favorite Recipes (so far)

By: Leah Charles, Just Food AmeriCorps Member We are in our third round of Just Cook cooking classes in 2014, which we have been offering every Tuesday and Thursday since January. And I can’t tell you how much… Read More

A bit about Just Cook

Here’s a series of videos taken at one of our cooking classes. Volunteer Chef, Linda Bush is teaching on Tuesdays nights. You’ll see her (blurry, sorry!) interview at the end of this video. She does a fantastic job,… Read More

Seasoned Vet

By: Jahmal Clemons, Volunteer Chef for Just Cook program If you are a seasoned Checkers customer you know that if you come in on the right day, you can find great deals on bulk clearance produce that is… Read More

A volunteer chef’s experience

By: Jahmal Clemons, Volunteer Chef for Just Cook program Now that my college friends have abandoned me for the coasts and their post-grad lives, I find myself eating alone a lot more. Though I love to cook, who… Read More

“I took a different approach…”

By: Linda Rippetoe, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department 11/26/13 (Copied from the Health Department’s Website) I took a different approach than some of my co-workers. I tried to estimate the cost of the majority of the food items I… Read More

“Eating well on SNAP resources was not easy”

By: Chris Tilden, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department 11/26/13 (Copied from the Health Department’s Website) This year’s “Food Stamp Challenge” is behind us, and looking back I have a hard time knowing how valuable the exercise was for those… Read More

“I even had Ramen Noodles”

By: Vince Romero, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department 11/26/13 (Copied from the Health Department’s Website) My “Food Stamp Challenge” experience lasted four days. I often enjoy snacking throughout the day so the Challenge created quite a change for me…. Read More

The three days I participated in the Food Stamp challenge…

By: Jenn Preston, Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department (Copied from the Health Department’s Website The three days I participated in the Food Stamp challenge proved to be both insightful and disappointing. As a social worker who has worked with… Read More

A better appreciation of the daily struggles and the stress…

By: Judy Farmer Menu for 5 days: Breakfast: oatmeal and boiled eggs, every day Lunch: Day1: brown rice, black beans and rotel, raw carrots & celery, 1/2 oz. dark chocolate. Day2: brown rice, chicken breast, steamed fresh cauliflower… Read More