Cooking is all about self care! Eat well!
At Bee Tree we love good food! Did you know that home cooked meals are not only healthier but also cost less? Cooking with Sue is well known at Bee Tree for the tasty treats as well as the absolute hilarity that can ensue when Sue is trying to manage us all over zoom! She really does support each and every member brilliantly from start to finish over Zoom! So balance your laptop on your bread bin, angle your phone holder just right, roll your sleeves up and get your rolling pin out!
Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together.
- Gut Fieri
We all know that to stay
physically healthy we need our
5 A Day minimum of 400g
of fruit and vegetables.
At The Bee Tree Community
we also believe in 4 A Day;
to maintain our overall wellbeing
we need to pay attention to
not only our physical health,
but our emotional, mental
and spiritual health too:
The Bee Tree Community:
Part of your 4 A Day!
All our sessions at The Bee Tree Community are colour coded, so that you can see how each activity contributes to your 4 A Day and helps you to maintain your overall wellbeing.
Hover over the '4 A Day' cards to discover how Cooking can positively influence you.
Helps regulate mood
Reduces feelings of loneliness
Increases self esteem
Develops self expression
Boosts the immune system
Lowers blood pressure
Improves co-ordination and dexterity
Improves balance and movement
Increases energy levels
Improves overall brain health
Calms the mind
Strengthens concentration & focus
Boosts mental alertness
Develops communication abilities
Creates feelings of belonging
Provides a sense of purpose
Generates a sense of achievement
Creates feelings of happiness and contentment
The group cooks a meal which Sue sends out in advance so that you can get all your ingredients, pots and pans, knives, greaseproof paper etc. in good time. Each week Sue will explain and guide members through the process, from salads to soups, from pies to pasta. There are always vegetarian and vegan alternatives. She will always demonstrate and explain, and give you chance to ask questions throughout.
You will need your laptop or mobile device in your kitchen, your session zoom link, your ingredients and utensils and a pad and pen to make notes. Remember - your shopping/ingredients lists for upcoming weeks are listed here further down this page.
Sue begins by recapping where everyone is up to and checking everyone is ok. She will then guide you through the session by demonstrating and explaining and encouraging you to follow her instruction and ask questions. Sue is on hand thorughout if you need help, sharing tips, ideas and information as we go along.