芒果凍飲 Mango cooler

mango-cooler

份量Serve:  4

材料 INGREDIENTS
2個 芒果 (大) (越熟越好) 2 large mangoes, as ripe as possible
150毫升 低脂牛奶 150 ml semi-skimmed milk
1個 青檸 (搾汁, 刨皮蓉) zest and juice of 1 lime
1把 冰塊 1 handful ice cubes
1把 新鮮薄荷葉,另備幾片作裝飾 1 handful fresh mint leaves, plus extra to serve
紅糖或蜜糖(調味用) brown sugar or honey, to taste

做法 Method
在熟食用砧板上將芒果去皮起肉。然後將芒果肉連同留在砧板上的芒果汁加入攪拌機或食物處理器. 再加入牛奶, 青檸汁, 青檸皮蓉, 冰塊和薄荷葉. 將所有材料打成至細滑. 如果喜歡更甜的口味, 可加入紅糖或蜜糖, 再高速打兩,三秒. 然後放入雪櫃雪凍. 享用前灑上幾片薄荷葉作裝飾。
Remove the skin and cut the juicy flesh off the mangoes. Place the fruit in a blender or food processor, along with any juice left on the chopping board. Add the milk, lime juice and zest, ice and mint leaves and give it all a good whiz until smooth. Taste, and if you’ve got a sweet tooth, add a sprinkling of brown sugar or honey and give it another quick whiz. Chill in the fridge before serving, then garnish with a few mint leaves.

More about this recipe: http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/mango-cooler

Special thanks on translation: Ms Joyce Chow

[轉載 re-post: Secret Ingredient] HOW CAN WE REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY OUR YOUTH LOOKS@FOOD?

Secret Ingredient 響應 為食起革命 Food Revolution Asia, 找來註冊營養師 Sally Poon 大談教授小朋友煮食的重要性。

「授人以魚不如授人以漁。」

就以香港為例,很多家長為了要讓子女爭上好學校,都給小朋友安排各式各樣的興趣班,把日程都排得密密麻麻。很多時為了省卻時間而選擇吃速食食品,然而,止舉背後,他們卻是賠上了健康- 這也是為什麼我們要進行這場革命。

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We’re really excited to be a sponsor of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day in Hong Kong on May 16th.

It has especially made us think “how are kids learning about food quality” in Hong Kong and its relation to our favorite thing… cooking! Here’s what we’ve learned.

I first reached out to our dietitian Sally Poon about local Hong Kong perception towards teaching kids to cook and what I found was very interesting.

“The situation in Hong Kong is that kids are overprotected. They are overprotected because it’s very competitive on the academic side of things,” she said.

Cooking at home

Her logic is this: kids are taught early on to learn afterschool activities like music and language will advance them to a good school. Of course these skills are useful however they stay up so late eating anything ‘instant’ so they can focus on these skills. Because of it, young kids are having so many problems with the sleeping habits, eating habits, etc.

“A documentary was done locally on kids in primary school age. And it was interesting, kids here do not know how to turn on stove or even cook instant noodles! This is pretty bad because its important to learn cooking but some parents don’t think so because it doesn’t get them into a grade-A university,” said Sally.

So how can we get kids more involved in food education and cooking? Here are some ideas I got from our dietitian as well as some moms I chatted with in ‘mom’ communities:

  1. Make it mandatory in school. “Good nutrition can make children more cognitively focused to be able to perform those music or language lessons they need to excel in school,” says our dietitian Sally.
  2. Make it playful. “I bake and cook with my kids four times a week and they love it. They know what a vanilla bean stalk looks like, they know that peanuts turn into peanut butter in the food processor, that the muffins are delicious and they helped bake them,” says mom Daisy.
  3. Make it meaningful. “I’m a pretty awful cook, but my husband is great and as kids naturally want to emulate adults, it’s easy to engage him with cooking as he wants to be ‘Just like Daddy’” says Accidental Tai Tai blogger / mom Kate.
  4. Make it easy. “It’s important to start with something that requires little skill but with great outcome e.g. blueberry muffin (just mix everything and stir). The key here is not to teach them skill but to get the interested and spark interest to pursue it,” says Pastry Chef Joanna.

What do we recommend? We recommend you do it all: make it a little playful, make it messy, make it nutritious, make it delicious. That’s why the #FoodRevolutionDay team has sponsored our super popular, super simple, super easy, super messy, absolutely yummy, Steak Quesadillas dish that launches on May 19.

Got kids? Make this dish with them and revolutionize they way they look at food and their own health.

SI’s Steak Quesadillas with Roasted Chilli-Tomato Salsa, Lime-Sour Cream and Carrot-Coriander Slaw

Any other suggestions on ways to revolutionize the way our youth look at food?

– this article is written by: Priya is the Head of Marketing at Secret Ingredient.

香港學童也要為食起革命! Kids in Hong Kong love a Food Revolution!

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Kids in Hong Kong love a Food Revolution!
April 25, 2014

Beatrice Chan is a Food Revolution Day ambassador in Hong Kong.

This is my third year leading the Food Revolution campaign in Hong Kong. I am very grateful that from our very primitive two-man band model, we have been gradually receiving more support from volunteers this year. About 5 volunteers are actively translating recipes from English to Chinese and our recipe collection has gathered up to 200, all of which are free to download. We have another 10 volunteers to assist with events and we look forward to meeting them in May.

We have also lined up some local restaurants with visual displays for promoting FRD, with some of them launching a FRD special menu to provide healthy and sustainable choices for their customers. Our partners also include cooking schools and Universities and we will be organising cooking classes and demos with them, with a local celebrity chef participating too.

This year, we will also launch more workshops to enhance people’s food knowledge. Chocolate and coffee tasting is the latest hit in HK and we will have a workshop about the manufacturing process, origin varieties, cocoa content and quality of chocolate and coffee. The most important thing I believe is to educate people why we have to support fair trade.

Our highlight in May

In May, many events will be organized in town. Our very special whole day promotion will be at a farmer markets on May 4th, where our specialist partners will deliver demo and workshops to pass on skills and inspire more people about cooking. Of course, there will be our very own food education workshop for kids and family.

The other highlight will definitely be our Cooking Marathon. 500 students and parents will be gathered in one school to make the Rainbow Salad Wrap from 10am till 5pm on Food Revolution Day. The students will be doing all the planning, sourcing and preparation on their own with our guidance, which will be the best training for them!

Media is always our good friend. We will be answering media interviews and getting free advertising space to further promote the FRD. We are truly thankful for all their support!

Year Round Food Education Program

Since our food education program, “Think.Cook.Save.” was introduced last September, around 30 lessons and workshops have been delivered to primary, secondary and University students. We have seen that students are more aware of their food choices after participating in our program. This is always the most encouraging part for me!

In order to encourage more students to cook, we organized a few cooking competitions to promote the “Think.Cook.Save.” concept. Students learnt how to decide what to choose, how to cook their own dishes and save the resource while cooking. The participants are all performing to a very high standard and we are all very impressed.

Personally, I am writing a newspaper column about the secret of food. The readership is steadily growing and I have been receiving more invitations to deliver speeches and workshops. I hope my very tiny effort can help make some changes here. My new book on food education will be published in June and the loyalty fee will be donated to support the food education program. I do hope more parents and teachers can use the book to help design their own food education activities for their kids and students.

 

About the Author: Beatrice Chan (@bechanka) is the daughter of chef Chan Tung, who was ranked as one of the top 10 chefs in China and the top 4 in Hong Kong before he passed away. She writes about food and travel and joined the ambassador program in 2012. She launched a food education program aimed to push forward food education, urban farming and anti-food waste campaign in Hong Kong. She is also the mastermind behind an Asia-based community project: www.go.asia.

For Food Revolution activities in Hong Kong visit www.facebook.com/frd.asia or https://frd.asia/

Source: foodrevolutionday.com