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Cooking is all about self care! Eat well!

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Cooking

Session Brief

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! 

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PASTIES

SOUPS

BREAD

BISCUITS

HOTPOTS

CAKES

QUICHE

SAVOURY

SWEET

Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together.

- Gut Fieri

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Session Details

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.

Emotional Benefits

  • Lowers stress

  • Reduces anxiety

  • Reduces depression

  • Improves confidence

  • Helps regulate mood

  • Reduces feelings of loneliness

  • Increases self esteem

  • Improves motivation

  • Develops self expression

Emotional

Physical Benefits

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Improves sleep

  • Improves co-ordination and dexterity

  • Improves balance and movement

  • Improves appetite
    Increases energy levels


     

Physical

Mental Benefits

  • Improves overall brain health

  • Calms the mind

  • Strengthens concentration & focus

  • Increases memory

  • Boosts mental alertness

  • Improves thinking

  • Develops communication abilities

Mental

Spiritual Benefits

  • Promotes positivity

  • Creates feelings of belonging

  • Provides a sense of purpose

  • Generates a sense of achievement

  • Creates feelings of happiness and contentment

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Spiritual

How Does

It Work?

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.

What do

I Need?

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.

What Do

I Do?

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.