Some Food for Thought …

Who doesn’t have a thought or two about food? Some are good, some are bad, and others get very, very ugly. Diets, restrictions, the latest fad and obsessions can wreak complete havoc on a perfectly fine plate of food. What’s the trend of the day? Is it non-fat, low calorie or full fat and lots of protein? Is white bread healthy because the label says “all natural?” Should I avoid all carbs? What the heck is quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) and how do I fit it into a meal?

Chef and Certified Nutrition Counselor Sherri Watters-Siena can help make sense of it all. She really believes in a thoughtfully prepared dish that is delicious and made with wholesome ingredients. And we’ve got her at the YWCA! Right now she has whipped up four varieties of prepared cookie dough to help make your holidays a little less stressful. There’s the Chewy Double Chocolate, made with cocoa and both white and milk chocolate chips; the Snickerdoodle with a taste and smell of cinnamon sugar; the Anti-Stress Chocolate Chip, filled with good-for-you oat bran, coconut oil, wheat germ and a blend of ground almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, flax and sunflower seeds; and lastly the Gluten-Free Nut Butter, made with a creamy blend of nuts and sea salt.

Did we mention that these cookies are all DELICIOUS and made with WHOLESOME ingredients?! Bake some for yourself and see that thoughtful food doesn’t have to be bland. It can be a treat. $5 for 16-oz and $10 for 32-oz. Order at (585) 343-5808.

Sherri will be offering cooking classes starting next month! From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m the second Thursday of each month, she will be offering hands-on lessons. Dec. 11 will feature holiday treats; Jan. 8 is a look at a wholesome New Year; and Feb. 12 gets heartful for Valentine’s Day.