Creating an Appetite for Life
The Maggie Beer Foundation was established in 2014 to improve the food experiences for older Australians, particularly those living within aged care homes.
Education & Programs
The vision of the Maggie Beer Foundation is to ensure that all residents in aged care have access to fresh, wholesome, seasonal food, abundant with flavour. To achieve this, we need to engage with and educate cooks and chefs in the aged care sector.
We know there are some amazing examples of great food in aged care, but there are so many others where there is a misconception that aged care food budgets prevent flavoursome, seasonal food being prepared. The MBF education programs have been designed to challenge this thinking and to share best practice.
Preheat a fan forced oven to 200c and lightly grease a 18 x 12cm baking dish Take a small pot and cook lentils Cut the eggplant lengthways into 1cm slices, sprinkle with salt, place on a tray and set aside. Place a medium sized pot on the stove, add oil, chopped onions and a pinch of sea salt flakes, cook gently for 10 minutes without colour. Add the garlic and rosemary, cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Deglaze the pan with the apple cider vinegar, add the juicy ripe chopped tomatoes, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 15-25 minutes until the tomato has completely collapsed and mix thickened. Add the tomato sauce, cooked lentils and basil, check seasoning. Meanwhile pat the excess moisture from the eggplant using a piece of paper towel. Drizzle with olive oil and cook on a BBQ, hot (this is...
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