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.
Soup Preheat the oven to 220C and line 8 oven trays with parchment paper. Peel and roughly chop the pumpkin and sweet potato into inch cubes. Drizzle with EVOO and salt and place in the oven for 40 minutes or until golden. Meanwhile peel and thinly slice the onion, place into a large pot with the olive and coconut oil and a large pinch of salt over medium heat. Cook for 20 minutes until there is no colour or until soft and translucent. Add the ginger, garlic and turmeric, cook for a further 5-10 minutes. Deglaze pan with verjuice and reduce by three quarters, add the stock and bring to the boil. Add in the roasted pumpkin and sweet potato and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the sour cream and simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature, before blending until silky smooth....
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