1 November 2013

GUEST BLOG: Monster mash - and tasty tagine

By guest blogger TRACEY

The free community cooking session we ran with Love Food Hate Waste and Recycle For Greater Manchester at Collier Hill Community Centre in Oldham on Tuesday evening was full and action packed. The food went down really well, as did the messages about reducing food waste and the tips for making a small budget go far. The participants were split into groups for a discussion about what to do with food leftovers and the stuff at the back of the fridge! They came up with some great and rather tasty ideas! 

We were making a tagine and mash, which Cracking Cook Kim talked us through, and the participants worked really well together, peeling, slicing and frying onions before adding chopped parsnips, red onions, potatoes, peppers and dried apricots. Cumin, paprika, cinnamon and mild chilli powder were heated in a frying pan with honey, and a lovely aroma filled the room as the spices cooked, then we added tinned tomatoes and water, and left the contents to simmer, while we boiled potatoes for the mash. Everything came together perfectly and as everyone was pretty hungry after the group work, we all tucked in to this wonderful autumnal meal enthusiastically.

See our website for details of upcoming classes FREE with Love Food Hate Waste and Recycle For Greater Manchester.

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