Tasty tips for Salisbury residents

15 June 2018

Supported housing residents in Salisbury have been getting hands on in the kitchen with a healthy cooking course organised by The Trussell Trust.

John Baker House and Denis House residents preparing cookies

Sanctuary Supported Living’s (SSL) John Baker House, which provides supported accommodation for single homeless people, hosted a three-week course designed to provide people on low incomes with basic cooking skills.

They were joined by residents from SSL’s nearby Denis House, a similar service for people who are ready to move on to more independent accommodation.

Lucy Duffy, manager of the Salisbury Foodbank, started each session with discussions and fun quizzes about reducing food wastage, appropriate portion sizes and how to buy fresh ingredients on within the limits of their budget.

Residents prepared and cooked a range of foods and treats including homemade pizza, soup and chocolate chip cookies under the supervision of Lucy and Trussell Trust volunteers.

Resident Justin Ling said: “I enjoyed the sessions very much; staff were friendly and easy to get on with, the recipes were easy and very tasty.

Resident Dawn Goldstraw added: "I just loved it; it was very inspirational and the recipes were so easy to make. The cookies were yummy with much less sugar in them than those bought in shops. I was so inspired with the sweet potato and carrot soup that I have now bought a blender for £5 and I’m already planning my next batch."

I just loved it; it was very inspirational and the recipes were so easy to make. The cookies were yummy with much less sugar in them than those bought in shops. I was so inspired with the sweet potato and carrot soup that I have now bought a blender for £5 and I’m already planning my next batch.

Dawn Goldstraw, Resident

SSL local service manager Matthew Lacey commented: “All of our residents are on very limited incomes and that can make things challenging for people at the best of times to find and prepare food affordably.

“The Trust’s sessions have been instrumental in helping our residents develop their independence and understanding the key issues around food such as portion sizes.”

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