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01. Who is this course for?
This course is delivered by Leicestershire Adult Learning Service with input from LCC Waste Management and their Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) initiative. You will learn how to cook healthy meals from scratch and the ability to bulk out meals using vegetables and pulses as well as how to make the most of your leftovers thereby creating zero waste. There will be a discussion topic each week where you will have the opportunity to ask questions

02. What will I learn?
The course will be learning basic cooking techniques, how to save money by planning meals, preparing a shopping list and reusing food. Cooking tips on batch cooking/freezing. This is a relaxed, fun course where the emphasis is on having an enjoyable time as well as learning about healthier eating options and creating zero waste. You will learn: Basic cookery skills and culinary vocabulary; demonstrate an awareness to budgeting and to minimise waste at home; adapting recipes using a variety of foods; become more confident in your own ability; having a better understanding of planning and organising meals; gaining awareness of the importance of fridge organisation and temperatures.

03. How will I learn?
Your progress and achievements will be recognised and recorded throughout the course using a variety of methods such as observation and feedback from the tutor; discussions; self-assessment using your personal learning review, taking photos of your dish and with the knowledge and understanding can cook them again at home.

04. What will I need to bring?
Note pad and pen to take notes if you wish, apron, dish cloth, scouring pad and 2 tea towels. You will also need containers to take your food home in. Recipes will be sent to you prior to the course.

05. What skills or experience do I need?
None required, just enthusiasm and willing to have a go.

08. How will I be supported in my learning?
Once you start, if you have further queries and/or support needs, please talk to the tutor. We also offer support to help people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability, learning difficulty, health problem or mental health difficulty that may affect your learning or participation, please contact us for further advice.

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