Essential Cuisine supports National School Meals Week with recipes

Stocks and sauces supplier Essential Cuisine has unveiled 15 recipes to help school chefs to prepare for National School Meals Week (NSMW), which is due to take place from 8-12 November 2021.

Over the last 30 years NSMW has been raising awareness about the importance of nutritious school meals. NSMW believes ‘it is more important than ever’ that children return to eating hot balanced meals at lunchtime.

NSMW had added importance last year with children continuing to be away from the school environment due to isolation periods and many months away from education.

Each of the Essential Cuisine recipes contain an ingredients list, a method and an image to help school chefs replicate the dish. The recipes include:

Monday- Mix it Up Monday: vegan mole taco, chole masala and barbeque lentil stuffed tomatoes (pictured)

Tuesday- Food for Fuel: Shepard’s pie with cheddar cheese mash, spaghetti vegannese and chermola spiced wrap

Wednesday- Roast Dinner Day: The Essential roast dinner, Yorkshire pudding wrap and beetroot & squash Wellington

Thursday- Plant-based Power Lunch: bulgar wheat & herb salad, Sri Lankan curry with sticky rice and vegan sausage casserole

Friday- School Food Challenge: fish pie with smoke cheese potato crust, South Indian crab cakes and vegan, mushroom, chestnut & cranberry tart