Community Cookery

Cooking meals from scratch has sadly faded over recent years with the increase in convenience foods and busier lifestyles causing more and more people to lose touch with this once essential life skill.

The Community Cookery project, organised through NHS Dumfries & Galloway, encourages people to step back into the kitchen and start making mealtimes special so that everyone can learn to enjoy eating healthy, affordable home-cooked food.

Our staff and customers at Loreburn benefit greatly from the information and guidance received through the numerous Let’s Cook sessions that are held across the region. Many perceived barriers to cooking are broken down, and simple, practical advice is given to help build skills and develop confidence.

The sessions are fun, friendly and FREE. (Plus you get to eat what you cook!)

Help and instruction on the following points are discussed:

  • Simple, straightforward recipes
  • Fresh ingredients
  • Food preparation skills
  • Basic nutrition
  • Understanding food labelling
  • Healthy eating advice and tips
  • Affordable meals and budgeting
  • Ideas for snacks and lunch boxes

Depending on what is required, sessions can consist of groups, pairs, or individuals and generally last for approximately 2 hours over a course of 4-6 weeks. They are a great way to meet new people and share ideas and recipes.

For more information please contact you local Health Improvement Team:

Stranraer – 01776 707737           Newton Stewart – 01671 404267
Castle Douglas – 01556 505724   Dumfries – 01387 244401
Annan – 01461 207728

Let's Cook Recipes
File Description File Size
Let's Cook Tomato Basil & Red Pepper Soup PDF icon 86 Kb
Let's Cook Fish Pie PDF icon 27 Kb
Let's Cook Pasta & Bacon in Cream Cheese Sauce PDF icon 75 Kb
Let's Cook Apple Crumble PDF icon 77 Kb
Let's Cook Beef Curry with Rice PDF icon 78 Kb
Let's Cook Cheese Scones PDF icon 77 Kb
Let's Cook Fruit Scones PDF icon 26 Kb
Let's Cook Mince Crumble PDF icon 78 Kb