At Bidfood they share their customers’ passion for great food. In fact, as one of the UK’s leading foodservice providers and experts within the care sector, it’s of paramount importance to the team to ensure that this passion filters through not just to our customers, but to care home residents too. In line with this, Bidfood shared yet another delicious recipe to spark inspiration in your home.

Providing industry knowledge, nutritional advice and guidance on food standards and legislation is all part of our mission to provide service excellence and help to keep our care customers ahead of the curve.

Our dedicated care team come with an array of knowledge and experience within the care sector, providing operators with tools on hydration, dementia and diabetes as well keeping up to date with the date’s trends in care. And with a catalogue of over 500 care specific recipes, we’re sure to have something tasty to give your residents.

Across the UK more and more people are choosing to become vegan and vegetarian, or at the very least reduce their meat consumption. It’s been established that 12% of UK adults now follow a meat-free diet, while a further 25% are planning to reduce their meat consumption.

With more and more of the UK population turning to a meat-free diet it’s likely that care homes will start to see an increased number of residents arriving who require a vegan and vegetarian offering. With this in mind it’s important that care operators not only factor in a suitable option to the menu, but are fully clued up about what vegans and vegetarians do and don’t eat.

It’s also worth remembering that how and where a resident is served their meal can influence how much they enjoy it as well. Dining acts as an important social occasion where they can catch up with friends and enjoy a shared routine together. And as the end of summer approaches, meal times can act as the ideal way for residents to take advantage of the remaining sunshine. Some alfresco dining can allow residents to reminisce about past family picnics, outside dining on holidays and special meals from years gone by.

Our creamy mushroom on sourdough toast recipe is a great meat-free option that works perfectly as a summer brunch that residents can enjoy outside on a sunny morning.

Ingredients:

86162 Sunflower Oil 30ml

75585 Onion 200g

76566 Chestnut Mushrooms 300g

93350 Button Mushrooms 300g

16900 Garlic 20g

75129 Thyme 10g

75453 Lemons 10g

63072 Plant Based Double Cream 200ml

40019 Sourdough Country Loaf 300g

75687 Parlsey 10g

29279 Edamame Soya Beans 400g

 

Method:

  1. Place 20ml of oil in a pan and heat on the stove.
  2. Add the onions and cook until tender. Slice the mushrooms and add to the pan. Continue to cook until it has wilted.
  3. Add the garlic, thyme and fold through. Zest the lemon and add to the pan.
  4. Gently pour in the cream and bring to a simmer, cook until the consistency has thickened and is piping hot.
  5. Toast the sourdough bread. Once toasted place on a plate and ladle your mixture on top. Chop up the parsley and sprinkle it over the dish.
  6. Finally, put the remaining oil in a pan and gently heat. Add the beans to the pan and fry until toasted, then sprinkle the beans over the dish.

Serves: 10

Time to prepare: 10 minutes

Time to cook: 15 minutes