Re-think Your Waste - The Hills Kitchen Rocks
Hills Kitchen Rocks is an exciting new way to re-think your 'Waist' and your 'Waste'. This seminar is designed to engage, entertain and educate you on ways to feed the family a healthy meal while keeping costs low and waste lower.
Next Event: To Be Announced
- Learn how to make fun and healthy food for the whole family to enjoy.
- Find out cool ways to reduce, re-use & recycle.
- FREE Compost Bin or Worm Farm to all registered residents.
Come along and discover our fantastic menu ideas and great new ways to use your leftovers so they won’t go to waste while reducing your waist line.
(Hills Shire Council residents only. Proof of residence required)
RSVP: Andrea Rodriguez on +61 2 9843 0310 or email email@example.com
Hills Kitchen Rocks Spaghetti Bolognaise Recipe and Shepherds Pie Recipe (56.24kB)
Hills Kitchen Rocks Mediterranean Chicken Recipe (37.63kB)
Chunky Potato and Bacon Soup (link to Best Recipes.com.au)
Easy Chilli Con Carne (link to Kidspot.com.au)
Father's Day Recipe links
KID FRIENDLY MENU IDEAS
1. Low fat sausages or chicken salad in wraps
2. Soft tacos with low fat mince
3. Chicken skewers, rice, corn cobs and beans
Kids Meal Number 1 - Finger Food
Kids Favourite Dinner 2 - Chicken or Turkey Schnitzel
Kids Favourite Dinner 3 - Zesty Chicken Burgers
- Soft Tacos
- Lean mince 500 grams
- 3/4 cup water
- Taco spice seasoning mix reduced salt
- Soft Tacos (a bag of 10)
- 1 Red onion
- 1 Avocado
- Grated cheese
- Green Salad
- 1 Carrot
- Cherry tomatoes
- Corn on cob
Follow direction on seasoning mix to prepare the meat.
Assemble meat and all the filling ingredients at the time of eating.
- String beans
- Mash potatoes
- Julian carrots with honey
- Corn on cob
- 500 grams lean chicken mince
- 1 egg
- Dried sage
- 1 lemon
- olive oil
- Green onions
- plain flour
- crusty bred rolls
- whole egg mayo
- sliced cheese
1. Combine mince,egg,sage, and zest. Mix well
2. Shape into patties cover and chill for 20 minutes
3. Heat oil and sauté onions
3 Dust patties in flour shake off excess
Flatten and cook until golden brown
Drain on paper towel before serving
4. Squeeze lemon over patties to taste
5. Spread rolls with mayo and dress with salad cheese and avocado
Low-fat chicken and beef sausages
Lean chicken thighs
Cook meat on the barbie, to your liking
Brush with honey/soy marinade at the very end of cooking, to taste.
| Salad (serves 8)
1 bag of mixed salad greens
1/2 dry-baked pumpkin, cut in small squares
2 dry-baked beetroots, cut in small squares
1 small bag pine nuts, dry roasted in a frypan
Add low-fat dressing of your choice
375 g zucchini
1 lge onion
3 rashers bacon
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup SR flour
½ cup oil
Salt & pepper
1. Grate unpeeled zucchini coarsely.
2. Finely chop onion and bacon.
3. Combine zucchini, onion, bacon, cheese, sifted flour, oil lightly beaten eggs.
4. Season with salt & pepper.
5. Pour into well greased lamington tin or casserole dish.
6. Bake in mod oven (180 degrees) until browned.
Serves 4 - 6
PASTRY FREE QUICHE
Lovely with Salad and crusty bread In Summer. No Hassle of having to make a pastry base. Very Easy and extremely tasty. 15 minute prep time - 40 min cooking time.
40 grams butter
1/2 cup plain flour
2 cups milk
3 rashers shortcrust bacon
2 tablespoons parsley
1/2 red capsicum
1/2 cup grated cheese
1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. Grease a 24cm Quiche Pan with butter or oil.
3. Combine eggs, butter, flour and milk. Pour into the greased pan and top with chopped bacon, onion, parsley, capsicum and cheese.
4. Cook for 35-40 mins or until set.
5. Serve with salad and crusty bread.
Check the list of waste reduction tips below for consideration:
- Buy items that can be used more than once and avoid disposable items
- Plan you meals
- Remember to use your freezer for left overs
- Write a shopping list - Shop smarter, eat healthier
- Buy items with recyclable packaging, recycled content and reduced packaging
- Buy fresh food and fruits loose to minimize packaging
- Take your own bags shopping - avoid plastic bags
- Say no to unwanted junk mail
- Try composting or worm farming or growing your own vegetables and fruit
- Sign up to Planet Ark's Green Resolutions.
- Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle & Compost
Find out other ways to 'Save Heaps'.
Plastic Bags Are Our Biggest Problem
An average of half a million shopping bags are collected every year on Clean Up Australia Day. Plastic shopping bags also appeared in the Top Ten Rubbish Items in the 2006 Clean Up Australia Rubbish Report.
Saying 'No' to plastic bags is easy. When shopping, take reusable alternatives like "green bags", calico bags, string bags, baskets or boxes with you. Find a local supermarket that offers plastic bag recycling the next time you go shopping.
Australians currently spend $5 billion a year on food that we buy, but don't eat. As a result we send three million tonnes of food waste to landfill every year.
If you want to save heaps go to foodwise.com.au to learn how or check out www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au
To find out all about how you can live in a more sustainable way, by using less energy and water, creating less waste and using smarter transport visit www.livinggreener.gov.au. This site will give you step-by-step guides and tips for ways to use less energy and water, reduce waste and travel smarter as well as information on rebates, grants and loans which are available to help with the initial cost of practical solutions.