Charity teaches healthy Indian cooking
PUBLISHED: 08:00 17 April 2015
A COMMUNITY group from the Weston estates joined forces with an Indian restaurant to give lessons on healthy eating.
Our Way Our Say was set up in 2011 after receiving lottery funding and offers activities to people living in South Ward.
Former youth worker Michelle Cleary set up the service and is now the project manager.
After a cash boost from Alliance Homes, Our Way Our Say runs a number of schemes for families on the Bournville, Oldmixon and Coronation estates, including sports clubs, parent and baby groups and gardening projects.
The latest venture the group has been involved in is a healthy eating scheme, with help from local businesses.
Michelle said: “The aim of the project is to teach residents from Oldmixon how to cook healthy Indian food from scratch with herbs and spices.”
Chutneys Takeaway in Monkton Avenue, Oldmixon, provides free training on how to cook fresh Indian food.
The headteacher of Oldmixon Primary School Martin Greenwood allows the group to use the school kitchen free of charge, and joins the group each week to learn to cook Indian food himself.
The group recently also went to Jaan Contemporary in Whitecross Road to taste authentic Indian dishes, joined by councillors Ian Parker and James Clayton.
To find out more or to get involved, email Michelle on firstname.lastname@example.org