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

Thoughts from the Food Stamp Challenge

By: Cyndy Harnett 11/23/13 I really learned more about my own eating and shopping habits than anything else. During the challenge, I became more mindful of eating and how fast I eat.  I slowed down and appreciated each meal. I… Read More

SNAP Challenge, Day Five #JFSnapChallenge

By: Kris Adair 11/23/13 (Copied from Kris’s blog: In the Kitchen with Audrey) It is the last day of our challenge. We have not fared well. Day four was near impossible for us to stick to our menu…. Read More