County Armagh Community Development (CACD), working with Safefood have been asked to deliver the Community Food Initiative in ABC and NM&DD Council Areas over the next two years. This will involve support on developing skills and knowledge that positively influence the eating habits and basic food skills among families/individuals in low income areas. Unfortunately we are unable to move forward with this project due to the Covid-19 pandemic but in the coming weeks we will provide some useful links to online articles which may be useful to those isolating at the moment.
21.05.2020 Simple recipe for comforting Italian food Feel like some comforting Italian food but don’t want the run of the mill Lasagna or spaghetti Bolognese? This simple recipe might be just up your street!
Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults
280g / 10 oz. of risotto rice
1 medium onion
1 clove of garlic
1 green or red pepper
1 x 198g / 7 oz. tin of sweetcorn
4 chicken fillets
1 teaspoon of oil
1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 425ml / ¾ pint of hot water
Salt & pepper, to taste
Boil rice for around 5 minutes and drain
Chop onion, pepper and mushrooms
Cut chicken fillets into cubes
Crush the garlic or chop into fine pieces
Fry chicken pieces in vegetable oil
Add garlic, onions, peppers and mushrooms. Fry gently
Add rice to pan
Stir in stock, add sweet corn
Bring to boil and cook gently for 30 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed
Season to taste
Serving Suggestions - Serve with a crispy side salad
20.05.2020 Burgers can be a great way of getting the kids to eat meat and doesn't always have to mean digging out the BBQ. Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults
450g /1lb lean minced beef
110g / 4 oz. brown breadcrumbs, around 4 slices
Pinch mixed herbs
1 small onion, finely chopped
¼ of an egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of plain flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Method 1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl 2. Bind with the beaten egg 3. Shape mixture into 4 round shapes with a little flour 4. Fry or grill gently on both sides over a low heat until well cooked Serving Suggestions Serve in wholegrain bread buns or with grilled potato wedges and salad
07.05.2020 To support the fight against COVID-19, we have been advised to stay at home. With our usual social activities on hold for the moment, it’s very important that we look after our mental and emotional wellbeing. As we begin this journey together we ask you to listen to the public health guidance and stay safe, look out for each other and look after your mental health. This is temporary and there are brighter days ahead! For more information www.mindingyourhead.info/
Healthy recipes and Healthy Choices
07.05.2020 The reason many of us don’t eat as well as we could is the thought of having to cook from scratch. Even if you don’t mind dabbling in the kitchen, you may feel too tired to face it at the end of a working day. There are some easy and tasty recipes out there that can have you eating healthier in no time. www.choosetolivebetter.com/content/healthy-recipe
101 Square Meals
The food we eat affects our health and well-being and budget plays an important role in what food we buy and prepare. This recipe book is designed to take this into consideration and provides easy-to-prepare, low-budget, tasty, yet highly nutritious meals. You will find sections containing useful tips on shopping, home freezing and food safety; helpful information on healthy eating and various tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. The 101 recipes offer variety for every age and circumstance, resulting in healthier, more balanced diets for individuals and families within a realistic budget. The coloured tabs allow for easy navigation and recipes can be individually printed out to allow for easy use at home. We hope you enjoy using this resource. Happy cooking!
Looking for something interesting and healthy to try at home during lockdown? Why not try growing your own vegetables? It’s easy, fun and you will have some healthy vegetables you can eat all summer long. Don’t have a garden? Why not try windowsill gardening? The whole family can take part, it gives everyone something fun to do together and children are more likely to eat the greens they have grown themselves. It’s not too late to start growing your own vegetables from home. You can buy seeds in supermarkets, order online or even use things like dried peas or potatoes which you already have in your cupboards. There are plenty of online videos showing simple ways you can grow veg. Like reusing containers such as trays, yoghurt pots or pringle containers for growing carrots in. Check out the links below for ‘Lockdown Gardening from Home’ and ‘Window Sill Gardening’. Lockdown Gardening from home: tinyurl.com/ydaok9nt Windowsill Gardening Hints and Tips: tinyurl.com/yag8fmwp
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County Armagh Grand Orange Lodge Community Development Committee Limited is a registered charity in Northern Ireland NIC 104165. A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in Northern Ireland NI 057064 Registered address: 27a Main Street, Markethill, Co Armagh BT60 1PH.