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Melissa Sherwood is a culinary instructor whose passion is working with children of all ages to teach healthy eating, nutrition and cooking.    Melissa has been teaching classes for the past seven years in, public and private schools, daycare centers, home school groups and as an instructor at Anne Arundel Community College.  Through fun and interactive cooking instruction, fitness lessons and just plain old fashioned fun, Mrs. Sherwood and her Deliciously Nutritious cooking programs continue to grow each year.
Deliciously Nutritious, Inc. was created in 2006 by Melissa and Andre Sherwood, who saw a direct correlation between what children were or were not eating and the alarming increase in the rates of Type II diabetes and obesity in children.  As the parents of two beautiful children we are naturally concerned for our own children as well as children around the world.   We work diligently to put together programs that reach out to families to teach healthy eating, nutrition, fitness, cooking and promote all around healthy lifestyles.
Andre Sherwood is a culinary instructor who was born and raised in Annotto Bay, Jamaica and has a diverse worldwide palate.  He has a deep understanding of how food is sourced, prepared and enjoyed by people around the world.  He is an avid gardener, aficionado on the grill and a master of spices, sauces and marinades.   Andre incorporates his rich Caribbean heritage and wonderful sense of humor into everything he does. 

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Kid's expressing their creativity in the kitchen and are pleasantly surprised how delicious & nutritious food can be when they make it themselves!


STORING LEFTOVER TOMATO PASTE

Most recipes for pasta sauce and chili call for only a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste. If your paste comes in a tube, leftovers aren’t a problem. But if it’s in a can, don’t toss the remainder or let it dry out in the refrigerator. Instead, freeze it in tablespoon-size portions in an ice-cube tray. Once they’re solid, transfer the cubes to a plastic freezer bag. Later add them directly to recipes—no need to thaw. Try this with pesto and other sauces too.

PEEL GINGER WITH A SPOON

Ginger can be tricky to peel with all its bumps and irregularities. Rather than using a paring knife or vegetable peeler, reach for the spoon. Scrape it against the skin and it'll come right off, following every contour and minimizing waste.

USE EGG SHELLS TO REMOVE EGG SHELLS

The empty half of an egg shell is the best tool to extract stubborn bits of cracked shells that have fallen in the bowl.
 
KEEP A SMALL STRAINER FOR CITRUS
 
You so can cut a lemon or lime in half and squeeze through a small handled-strainer.


Deliciously Nutritious, Director Melissa Sherwood was recently featured on WBAL-11 the story was about healthier food choices and putting the power in the hands of kids when it comes to making those choices. 

Deliciously Nutritious has also featured by the Associated Press, NBC Nightly News, Baltimore Magazine and the Capital Gazette, as we focus on nutrition, fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Deliciously Nutritious established in 2006.


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