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Manchester Carers Network - Plant-based cooking and recycling

25 Sep 2019 - 18:00 by helen.walker

On Wednesday 25 September, members of the Manchester Carers Network attended a cookery and nutrition workshop, delivered by Bounceback Food. The five people attending had the opportunity to make their own tabbouleh, hummus and delicious (and low-sugar) Eton Mess. This was the 3rd workshop in the Live Well programme, which is designed to help people learn how to cook healthy recipes, improve their budgeting skills and get support with nutrition.

The sessions provide attendees with not only a break from their usual caring duties, but also the chance to develop their cooking skills, meet new people and gain confidence. Duncan, founder of Bounceback Food, says “The workshops are also an opportunity to celebrate the diversity of cuisine in Greater Manchester”.

This programme helps the climate as they didn’t use any meat in their session today and usually teach people plant-based recipes. They also recycle all the tins they use, print their recipes on recycled paper and the session today was focused on batch cooking which is a way to reduce food waste.

It’s a four week programme and it’s designed so that people don’t have to go to every one. They can get the recipes afterwards or access them via the online cooking and nutrition portal on the Bounceback Food website.

Manchester Carers Network receives funding from Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to develop learning and development programmes for carers. More information about the Manchester Carers Network can be found at https://www.manchestercarersnetwork.org.uk/ and more information about Bouncebank Food can be found here - www.bouncebackfood.co.uk

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