Find­ing healthy twists for clas­sic CWA recipes

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WOMEN in the Balonne shire have been hon­ing their skills over the last few months with the QCWA host­ing a se­ries of healthy “Coun­try Kitchen” cook­ing work­shops.

Dubbed “just like MasterChef” by St Ge­orge work­shop par­tic­i­pants, the classes run in St Ge­orge, Bol­lon, Thal­lon and Dir­ran­bandi were aimed at putting a healthy twist on CWA favourites.

Coun­try Kitchen pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Fiona McKen­zie said the aim of the classes was to give con­fi­dence to al­ready great cooks.

“The work­shops them­selves are a lot of fun, we have a food pantry and the ladies look to find healthy in­gre­di­ents to swap or add into the ex­ist­ing recipes,” she said.

“The aim of the work­shops is to give the ladies con­fi­dence be­cause they are fan­tas­tic cooks, but it is about equip­ping them, and the lo­cal branches, with the skills to share their knowl­edge with the com­mu­nity.”

St Ge­orge QCWA mem­ber Iris Eas­ton said she en­joyed the work­shops.

“It is great that they have come out to show us how to mod­ify the recipes to add healthy in­gre­di­ents into our cook­ing,” she said.

“Be­cause it is so easy to get take away but th­ese classes are teach­ing us it is easy to cook healthy foods.”

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