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Cooking Matters Michigan

Empowering families with the skills, confidence and knowledge to prepare healthy and affordable meals

Volunteer Spotlight: Kelly Zielinski

Rebecca Blauw

Kelly Zielinski What is your favorite thing about being involved with Cooking Matters?

I enjoy Cooking Matters because of the opportunities that it provides for people that otherwise would not have them. They are able to learn about nutrition and food budgeting, to better their lives and the lives of their familes.  The fact that so many of the instructors are volunteers blows my mind.  The information that class participants are recieving is professional advice and information.  It doesn't get better than that!

What do you do when you’re not busy helping us out with classes?

When I am not working with Cooking Matters, I am a full time student.  I am pre-med and looking to become an OB with a focus on nutrition.  I work part time as a server.  I also spend time volunteering with a medical weight loss program as well as with Botsford Hospital's ER.

What is your favorite vegetable?

Probably kale or spinach.  I use them both almost daily in either shakes, salads, meals, or snacks!

Why do you think cooking matters?

I believe that it is an amazing program that more people should know about!  In my opinion, nutrition is a topic that is not discussed in depth enough.  I believe it should be involved in schools at a young age.  I think that it is amazing that this program exists!!

Do you have a recipe you would like to share?

I tend to make a salsa pretty regularly.  It isn't my original recipe, however I will share it!

*Black beans

*mango

*avocado

*onion

*cilantro

*garlic

*tomatos

*lime juice!   It's delish   :)