Transplant Culinary Arts - Zoom Sessions
Transplant Recipient Culinary Arts
To our fellow Connect friends:
We are initiating a unique and fun zoom gathering for recent transplant recipients and longer term recipients (solid organ and stem cell) on Mayo Connect to share healthy and delicious recipes and important food safety tips. Each of us has individual food limitations and nutritional concerns and we plan to address our issues together—up close and personal—zooming of course!
We plan to meet once a month with the presentation of a recipe and discussion of ingredients, tips along the way, and sharing. We hope many of you are willing to share your favorite and best dishes and also co-host one or more of the zoom sessions. You can of course just join us and participate in the discussion or listen! You do not have to join with your video on in order to see the presentation and listen/participate in the discussion. Each program will run 45 minutes to one hour and we will announce our next meeting each time we meet.
You can sign up by contacting either Athena @athenalee or Ellen at @estrada53. Your identification will be kept secure. As you sign up, please also let us know a day/time preference for our gatherings:
Weeknight? Tuesday or Thursday 4 pm or 5 pm (west coast) / 6 pm or 7 pm (central) / 7 pm or 8 pm (east coast)
Saturday? Suggest times
For those who are unfamiliar with how Zoom works, there will be an introduction to the use of the zoom elements at the beginning of our program.
Some ideas for presentation are:
Favorite healthy recipes - Cook along with one of the hosts!
What to avoid with our individual medications
Potential health concerns with food preparation and cooking
Herbal and spice interactions
How our bodies have changed in reaction to foods - taste changes
Other health issues that affect our eating habit
Weight gain or loss
Any others not listed here that are of concern
Disclaimer: We are patients, not medical practitioners. Our recipes fit our dietary needs and tastes, we hope they will fit yours and your tastes, but some may not. Our tips are researched. However, if you are unsure if you should eat certain ingredients or follow our tips, please check with your transplant team prior to trying the recipe.