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Cooking with Esther Part 2 – Pan-Fried Lamb Steak with Nicoise Salad

Welcome to part 2 in the series – Cooking with Esther.   Esther Perrim (our General Manager) will take us step-by-step through the process of preparing a delicious recipe from My Food Bag and of course our Eldernet ‘taste testing’ team is on hand to help her out at the end. …

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Malnutrition in Older people

A healthy diet is important for everyone. We all know that babies and young children need enough of the right food to grow and be healthy. But did you know that very old, along with the very young, are most vulnerable to the effects of poor diet? As we age …

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Senior Chef – It’s never to late to learn

Cooking can be daunting for some.  While for others it’s not the cooking itself that is the issue, it’s learning how to cook for one again.  I know when I had all the children at home, as they left it was difficult to ‘downsize’ the meals.  I had gotten so …

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Healthy eating as you age – feeding the mind

healthy body healthy mind

Feed your mind as well as your body We all know that eating healthy can help us live longer and stronger, sharpen our minds and generally make us feel a lot better.  Having just completed the article ‘Top rest home chefs battle in Auckland’ and watching all the healthy, as well as …

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Ditching the Coffee Table Dining

When was the last time you sat down at the dining table and enjoyed a meal together with friends or family?  We live in a rushed society, and scoffing down whatever we can find can be commonplace.  It’s so easy to head to the fridge and nibble on whatever looks …

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Tastes of the World

In keeping within the “Tours and Travel” theme for this month, I thought I would share my recent experience with Indonesian food. I recently returned from a very relaxing holiday in Bali, where the people are friendly, the sun pleasantly warm and the food absolutely delicious.  As a matter of …

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