Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Week 5, Tuesday - Marmite Scrolls, Tomato Sauce, Salad and Frozen Pineapple

Today there were new people helping me in the kitchen.  We had such a lot of food from the FareShare London delivery, my mind was having trouble trying to think what to make! There were 4 pineapples, so we chopped them up, inserted toothpicks, put them in a baking tray which we then placed in the freezer for an easy frozen snack just before going home time.

We also got a huge box of carrots... Hmmm what could we do with so many?!  I brought in my food processor again and we used the grating attachment.  The kids had fun peeling and grating, peeling and grating.  We had a lot of grated carrot and were donated several cucumbers too, so chopped up 3 of them.  I took the tomatoes from last week out the fridge and we chopped those ones up, which have now been replaced by this week's delivery.  It all went into a bowl and the girls made an oil and vingar dressing with tahini.

Our House Dressing
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons tahini
a dash of garlic granules
salt to taste

We tossed the salad with the dressing.

This bowl was full of salad at the beginning and gone by the end!

The scrolls were fun to make too.  We rolled out the puff pastry - Jus Rol brand which is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.  The blocks of pastry are much cheaper that the already-rolled-out kind.

We covered it in dairy-free cream cheese.  I bought Tesco brand dairy-free cream cheese with herbs spread.

Then we spread Marmite all over it and my camera battery stopped working!  We rolled it up and cut it into pieces.  We put them in the oven to bake at 180 degrees Celsius for around 25 minutes.    We did this 4 times to make enough for 50 people.

We also made a dipping sauce for the scrolls using fresh tomatoes and basil from the garden.  First, we fried some red onion in a big pot.

Then we added a few cloves of garlic and stirred them for a few minutes.  We washed and roughly cut the basil and then poured in 2 tins of tomatoes and two punnets of fresh tomatoes.  We added a tablespoon of vegetable stock and salt to taste.  Then we whizzed it up in the blender and it was perfect!  We put the sauce in two bowls with spoons so the kids could help themselves if they wanted.

Some kids wanted a second scroll and there was enough salad for everyone.  One boy said after eating his scroll, "What's Marmite?  And how can I use it?  Can I see the package?" I showed him the package and told him I usually have Marmite on toast for breakfast.  So.. at least one more Marmite convert from Lollard Street Adventure Playground!

Marmite is good for you in small doses - each serving has a high amounts of daily recommended amounts of B vitamins including B12, folic acid and iron.

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