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 180c. Grease and line a 20cm oven safe frypan or similar with parchment paper (have overlap up the sides- so you can easily lift out of pan to serve) Place a large shallow saucepan on the stove over medium heat, add the olive oil, sliced onions and a good pinch of salt, cook without colour stirring regularly, until soft (10 minutes). Add the butter and finely chopped garlic, continue to cook for 2-3 minutes without colour. Deglaze the pan with the apple cider vinegar. Increase the heat to high and add the finely chopped stalks and leaves of the chard/silverbeet, toss to wilt and evaporate off water. Take the mix and spread evenly over the base of the prepared fry pan. Meanwhile –trim the stalks off the asparagus, cut into inch pieces and place in a microwave safe container with a splash of water....
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