Cooking With Confidence
OhioHealth Cardiologist, David Sabgir, MD, who began Walk with a Doc, has partnered with Healthy New Albany to hold Cooking with Confidence classes. The series of classes will join Healthy New Albany's Nourish Community Cooking program.
“I really want to provide as many options as possible for our patients to improve their health," Dr. Sabgir continues to say, “I've known all their classes to be truly great and wanted to collaborate, this class not only provides helpful cooking tips that expand on Walk with a Doc, but additionally provides social connections that are critical to good health.”
Healthy New Albany Instructor Eileen Pewitt will host the classes monthly, with visits from Dr. Sabgir.
“We want our classmates to, first, have as much fun as we do,” Dr. Sabgir goes on to say, “Another great thing about these classes is while the chef(s) are helping you every step of the way, you realize you can carry this forward to do at home.”
Cooking with Confidence is one of Healthy New Albany's newest educational opportunities that highlights the simplicity of cooking with “healthy whole foods and plant-based foods.”
"I believe that getting away from strictly recipe-based classes will allow us to teach some concepts that may be new and refreshing to home cooks and even the most experienced “foodie," Pewitt says, “We hope to satisfy the desire that many people have to cook without a recipe."
Each class will have room for a maximum of 10 community members. The hope is to create a more intimate style class, where questions can be answered, and dialogue can flow more easily. The classes for those attending offer culinary information, demonstration and hands-on opportunities in their kitchen. The food is provided, along with beverages.
“Collaboration with OhioHealth will help us begin our walk with Dr. Sabgir, and his organization, allowing us to share our goal of promoting healthy and joyful living to our neighbors and community,” Pewitt said.
We asked Dr. Sabgir why cooking with whole foods and focusing on nutritional cooking is important. Below are a variety of reasons he listed:
- Reduces heart disease risk
- It helps maintain a healthy weight
- Lowers risk for diabetes
- Reduces inflammation
- Protects our brain health
- Reduces cellular aging
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers cholesterol
We also asked Dr. Sabgir if people need to make an immediate change and throw out all the foods they have in their home if it's not a whole food or plant-based food.
“Absolutely not, it's been a very gradual journey for many, self-included, and over time, you come to realize how great the lifestyle is,” Dr. Sabgir says, “We can't build Rome in a day."
Winter/ Spring Schedule:
- Thursday, February 9 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Topic: Seasoning: A Fun and Useful Core Skill
- Thursday, March 9 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Topic: Saucery: Another Useful Core Skill
- Thursday, April 13 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Topic: Muscle Memory Cookery 101
To sign up, please click here.