Volunteer Spotlight: Soraya Urech

June 28, 2013 at 12:18 pm Leave a comment

Soraya

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have been married for 30 years and have 3 children. I was born in a small country in South America called Suriname but am from Lebanese descent and have been living in the States for 30 years. I work for a Food Brokerage Company called Key Impact Sales and Systems as their Registered Dietitian in Sales. I love the outdoors and enjoy trying different foods and working in the food industry.

How did you first become interested in nutrition?

As a teen I struggled with my weight so became interested in eating healthier which led me to look into dietetics.

What led you to Cooking Matters? 

Key Impact Sales & Systems values giving back to its communities hence it provides their employees two days of paid time off per year to volunteer at Feeding America Agencies. When I looked on the website I learned about Cooking Matters and the opportunity to R.D.’s  to volunteer their expertise so I thought that was a perfect fit.

Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes?

Too many, I love to garden, go hiking with my dog, practice yoga and to read.

What is the best part about volunteering in Cooking Matters classes?

I enjoy being able to help people to live more healthy lives, and the interaction with the participants.

Do you have a favorite recipe that you would like to share?

This is a recipe that I came across on the website of one of the manufacturers we represent which has a nice ethnic flare to it, and is healthy as well:

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You can also view this recipe card on the Campbell’s website.

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