Five stroke survivors have regained their taste for life after completing a ten week cookery course at Jamie Olivers Ministry of Food Bradford.
The cookery group, all users of the Stroke Association’s Bradford Back to Life service, had different reasons for completing the course.
One user from Bradford, had only used a microwave since her stroke 7 years ago. ”After my stroke, i was physically unable to use the cookerand then i lost my confidence to cook, so using the microwave seemed the only option” she said.
”On the course i discovered new tastes and healthy choices and regained my confidence in the Kitchen”.
Another user had a stroke in 1992, leaving her with mobility problems, which resulted in her gaining weight.
She wanted to learn to cook healthier meals and said ”I have to manage on a budget. The meals were healthy and economical, I now have some tasty, healthy recipes.”
Users learnt from the Ministry of Food and they learnt about the obstacles stroke survivors have to overcome in the kitchen. Disability Equipment Bradford kindly loaned a variety of adapted utensils for them to try, it was a win win situation for all concerned.
Article taken from the Telegraph & Argus