Studies show a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables can lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of obesity, glycemic disorders, cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Produce company D’Arrigo California is partnering with Candice Walker, foodie influencer of Proportional Plate, to host a virtual and interactive cooking class featuring Andy Boy produce.
“D’Arrigo California is thrilled to get into the kitchen with Candice Walker to ‘Cook for a Cure’ benefiting the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), a 22-year long partner of our company,” says Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, corporate communications for D’Arrigo California. “We know maintaining a well-balanced diet high in fruits, vegetables and plant-based protein sources can help lower the risk of breast cancer and even improve outcomes after a diagnosis. Our goal is to educate consumers on how to make easy, delicious and nutritious recipes using our produce.”
Left to right: Candice Walker, Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos, Dr. Dorraya El-Ashry.
On Wednesday, October 27 from 4pm-5:30pm PST, roll up your sleeves to cook along with Candice Walker. She will walk you through a step-by-step process of how to make Turkey Lettuce Wraps with Thai Chili Ginger Sauce, Roasted Sweet Baby Broccoli with Piquillo Pepper Romesco and a Blender Green Juice.
Register here for the virtual cooking class which is $15 and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, 100 percent of the ticket price will go directly to BCRF. Once a donation is made, BCRF will email a donation receipt for tax purposes. Each registered participant will receive the cooking class link, a printable grocery list and recipe cards one week before the class. The class will also be available on demand until Friday, November 26 with paid registration.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and to show support for all those affected by breast cancer. We’re excited to have consumers and customers join us in the ‘Cooking for a Cure’ class with Andy Boy produce, especially since all proceeds will benefit BCRF,” said Walker.
“BCRF-funded research has shown there are steps you can take to reduce risk for breast cancer,” said BCRF chief scientific officer Dr. Dorraya El-Ashry. “We know proper nutrition and plant-based diets—or diets high in leafy greens, cruciferous vegetables and legumes—play a key role in breast cancer prevention.”