September 2014: Out and about in London
Our team of Eating Positively volunteers and staff have been out and about a great deal this month and we are hearing some fantastic feedback about the Eating Positively cookery and nutrition classes that are being delivered in different places for different people. One series of classes has been specially adapted for a group of young people who use services at Body and Soul – our fast food recipes with a healthy twist are going down well there and they are also learning about a balanced diet, how to eat well on a low budget and how to help prevent or manage chronic illnesses. This group of 18-24 year olds are also sharing what their favourite foods are so that we can put together a booklet of recipes for meals we know they will like, with adjustments to make them as healthy as possible. Hopefully some of these will become recipes that get used for many years to come.
The adults who attend the Mortimer Market clinic also really appreciated the recipes demonstrated at their event by our dietitian Sofia Pantazi as she unexpectedly doffed a chef’s hat for the evening. The menu featured sardine salad with baby potatoes and brazil nut hummus, and as Sofia told the group, we hope they all kept their sense of hummus! (sorry). Volunteer Alison Ford also needs a special mention as she has helped out tremendously at these events. Thank you, Alison.
My own recipe this month is on the hearty side – a very tasty beef stew. I was all set for a cool autumn day and ended up with lovely warm sunshine instead but it still tasted delicious. I also made a big pot full, so there are portions in the freezer for future use. Sorted!