Free weekly recipes, cooking classes

DID you know that the best way to make meat last longer is to store it uncovered in the fridge on the bottom shelf since covering with plastic creates bacteria?

This is just one tip among hundreds on offer through Campsie’s Prosper Community Kitchen which has moved online during the pandemic, after partnering with Samantha Pate Nutrition, so that all residents can access free, weekly cooking and nutrition workshops/info sessions and a package of downloadable recipe cards to cook healthy meals at home.
Prosper Community Kitchen was one of the successful Canterbury-Bankstown projects voted on by the community to be funded by the NSW Government’s My Community Project initiative.
Describing it as a Godsend, Lisa Billington who has been stuck at home for two months with son Reuben, 8, said coming up with different meals but only shopping fortnightly, had been proving tricky until she discovered Prosper’s online kitchen.
“It’s been fantastic as the site helps you with everything you need including pantry staple advice which I never knew could make such a difference when you can’t get out,” Ms Billington explained.
“If you have good pantry items, it’s easy to put together a delicious meal.
“The advice has helped me so much; one of my favourite workshops is on stocks and creating them out of all of your veggies and meats to create a nutritious broth on which to build more meals.
“This is definitely the handiest site for shopping, food storage and education, recipes which include the nutrition benefits and reducing food waste tips.”
And are there any family favourite dishes yet?
“The site has only been operating a short time I think but already my son loves the bolognese and bean dishes and this week we’re looking forward to making the Asian roasted salmon with sweet potato chips and broccoli.”
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