In lieu of SAMESH’s face to face cooking classes for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk, Paul has been developing and trying new recipes again to share with you.
Chicken Pasta Alfredo
This week’s savoury course features chicken (or your favourite vegetarian chicken alternative), as well as pasta – creamy comfort food for the cold days and nights that keep on coming. Paul says you may as well go the whole way and serve it with garlic bread!
For dessert, Paul has come up with a hummingbird cake with a twist! Something you might be proud to serve if you start to have a few (socially distanced) visitors – why not dig out the tablecloth and have an afternoon tea with a friend or two!
SAMESH still can’t hold their monthly cooking class for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk in person, so here are some more recipes for you this week.
Our inaugural cooking class guest chef, the illustrious GK, made this chicken dish for the special Feast Festival cooking class – you may have even been there. A tasty meal which is ideal for warming you up on these cold nights, with chicken and noodles! You could also swap out the vegies for what you have on hand.
This week’s vegetarian option is comes from Paul’s kitchen: delicious spinach and fetta parcels, for a meal or snack. These use only four ingredients, from the panty or freezer. Or you can use fresh home-grown spinach. An economical dish, they can be frozen for later if you don’t eat them all!
In lieu of SAMESH’s face to face cooking classes for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk, Paul has been developing and trying our recipes again this week.
This week Paul’s savoury course has a retro twist – perhaps you can serve it in ramekins! You can use any kind of mince you have on hand, including your favourite vegetarian alternative. It is an easy dish that you can make for one or more people.
Be creative, add what ever vegies you enjoy or ghave on hand. In this recipe you can use gravy mix, spice mix you have bought, or your own handmade blend. It
can be made ahead of time and re-heated or frozen for future use.
This is a simple yet delicious recipe that is tried and tested, from the Tasmanian Esk Valley. You can make two and spread loads of jam and cream between the 2! You can also add shaved chocolate to the frosting for even more chocolatey goodness. It can even be made and frozen. Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake (as long as you can come by some flour, which seems to have appeared back in the shops again!).
During this time when SAMESH can’t hold their monthly cooking class for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk in person, Paul has been busy creating recipes for everyone to try,. This week he made an old favourite – stuffed capsicums, and also tried (and approved) a new dessert – strawberry shortcake.
The capsicums can be easily adapted to vegetarian using lentils or your favourite meat alternative, and the dessert can be made using frozen strawberries as well as fresh.
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The website contains interim recommendations on:
adults living with HIV
adults living with chronic hepatitis B.
adults living with hepatitis C, or the complications of previous hepatitis C infection
people who are incarcerated in criminal justice settings during the COVID-19 pandemic including those who are living with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
Paul has once again been busy whipping up more simple and inexpensive recipes, now that SAMESH can’t hold their monthly cooking class for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk in person. This week he brings you a few yummy pastry comfort foods, which use some ingredients people may have on hand at home: two versions of a quiche, and a dessert.