Cooking & Recipes

It's hard getting good quality fresh food when you're relying on carers. Most of whom lack cooking skills if you're using an agency etc.

All these can be done by a reasonably efficient and willing carer within a 45 minute call, many of them within 30 minutes from start to plate, though obviously they'll only have time to do the standard daily minimium other tasks in the same call.

RECIPES - FOR CARERS TO DO

???. Prawn stir-fry with egg and noodles (Wagamama's Amai Udon) - coming soon - except it isn't cos I've still not managed to fit this into the right time slot. I'm working on it every few months or so. I will NOT give up!

11. Creamy Cauliflower Kashmir Curry HERE Time (30mins) skill level (easy) eating level (easy) Main ingredients (cauliflowers, coconut milk, creme fraiche, pineapple, banana).

10. Carrot & Corn Bake HERE Time (45mins) skill level (medium) eating level (medium) Main ingredients (carrot, corn, celery egg).

9. Kale salad with soy sauce & sesame oil HERE Time (20mins) Skill level (easy) Eating Level (medium). Main ingredients (kale, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar). Good for leftovers.

8. Quesadillas (fried filled flatbread sandwich) HERE Time (20mins) Skill level (easy) Eating Level (medium). Main ingredients (flatbread, meat or protein, vegetables. Good for leftovers)

7. Pot roast chicken with vegetables (slow cooked) HERE Time (15-20 mins prep, 2 hours cooking) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy to medium) Main ingredients (chicken, onion, potato, carrots)

6. Cauliflower in Satay (Tomato & Peanut) Sauce HERE Time (30mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main ingredients (cauliflower, peanut butter, tomatoes, onion)

5. Ghanian Fish and Okra soup HERE  Time (30-40mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main Ingredients (white fish, okra, tomatoes, green bananas or plantain)

4.  Sausages braised with green lentils HERE Time (30 mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main Ingredients (sausage, lentils, carrot & onions)

3. Baked Fresh Fish HERE Time (30-40mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main ingredients (fish, and marinate/ extras of your choice)

2. Sweetcorn Chowder HERE Time (30-40mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy or very easy) Main ingredients (sweetcorn, onion, potato, optional creme fraiche and milk)

1. Baked Cheese Savoury HERE Time (30-40mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main Ingredients (eggs, cheese, milk)

RECIPES - QUICK COOK 
If you can stand up for one or two minutes, own a microwave and hold & carry one plate or bowl of food, you should be able to do these yourself, on the basis that I can....  If you don't own a microwave, you'll have to be able to stand up/ reach the countertop/ stove top for a bit longer. Just don't knacker yourself out or burn yourself!  Obviously carers can also do these, especially if time is tight or they're not very confident cooking, might be good ones to start them off with....


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3. Coconut & Vanilla Yoghurt HERE Time (5 mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main Ingredients (yoghurt, dessicated coconut, vanilla essence)


2. Sweetcorn and Kidney Bean Stew (Tanzanian Makande) HERE Time (5mins to prep, 15-20mins to cook) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy or very easy) Main Ingredients (sweetcorn, kidney beans, onion, coconut milk or cream)

1.  Spinach with mustard HERE Time (5 mins) Skill Level (easy) Eating Level (easy) Main ingredients (frozen chopped spinach, whole grain mustard or mustard condiment, creme fraiche)
 

2 comments:

  1. This is a fab resource, Lois - thank you! I've linked to it from the 'Coping Strategies' page on my blog - I hope that's ok :-) www.cheeringfromsidelines.blogspot.co.uk

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