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 160c. Rinse the beetroots, sprinkle generously with sea salt flakes and wrap in foil, place on a tray in the oven for 1-1.5 hours or until tender when skewered (time will vary due to size of beetroots). Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Remove the foil and rub the skins from the beetroots, discard. Roughly chop the flesh (you need 800g) and place into a food processor. Place a small pan over medium heat and toast the caraway seeds until aromatic, add to the food processor bowl with remaining ingredients- blend to combine to the desired consistency. (we left a small amount of texture) Check seasoning and serve with desired crackers.
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