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Texture Modified Vegetables – thinking outside the box!

30 April, 2019

This month I’d like to share with you all some ideas for different flavour profiles to incorporate into texture modified vegetables. By adding simple flavour enhancers, we have the ability to transform textured vegetables from bland….and let’s face it, a bit boring, to something quite special! Perhaps you could try some of the following? Whipped […]

Gardening for Grief by Cath Manuel

30 April, 2019

We all experience grief and loss at some stage in our lives. From the loss of someone we love or a change of life’s circumstances, for example the end of a relationship, loss of employment or moving into aged care and feeling the loss of how life was once lived. Working through grief takes time, […]


30 April, 2019

‘Pulses are edible seeds that grow on a legume. Pulses and legumes are part of the pea, bean and lentil families.’, Hunker.com explains. Including pulses in your recipes is a cost-effective way to increase dietary fibre, protein, carbohydrates (mostly low glycaemic index) as well as phytonutrients, B group vitamins and minerals such as iron, zinc, […]

Autumn is here

30 April, 2019

No doubt you have now witnessed the cooler air and shorter days as we hit the middle of Autumn. It is not too late to have a go at slow cooking some quinces for your residents, family, friends or self! We provide a simple recipe below and urge you to have a go. A small […]

Sustainable Living in Aged Care by Cath Manuel

27 March, 2019

The word sustainability is used quite commonly to generally describe the way we live and exist in the world. A few definitions are: Sustainability: the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed. Environmental Sustainability: the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance. [Ref: […]