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Vegetarian for Life - Cookery Demonstration

Virtual via Zoom - Tuesday 14th July, 13.00-14.00

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Join Claire Bannerman,  for a live cookery demonstration & learn how to make an amazing vegetarian chilli!

Vegetarian for Life’s Scottish roving Chef Claire Bannerman has a love for food that led to her studying Food Processing at Glasgow College of Food Technology here she began her culinary journey into food manufacturing, development and food safety training.  Hungry for more knowledge on the influence of food on our well being, Claire went on to become a REHIS accredited tutor and a Healthy Living Award assessor. 

Come together to experience a LIVE online cooking demo where Claire will take you through the steps to make a delicious vegetarian chilli with spiced rice, as well as providing hints and tips.  You will also have the opportunity to ask Claire any questions as she cooks live!

Once you have signed up for the event, VOCAL will send you joining details.  If you need support to access Zoom online please contact the Carers Support Team in Edinburgh, 0131 622 6666 or Midlothian o131 633 6869.

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“Good to meet up with other carers and share the experience of visiting Edinburgh Castle. Life is sometimes a monotonous routine where we do the same things over and over again-great to have something totally different and stimulating!
The trip to Edinburgh Castle was great for my social well-being and getting out; I really enjoyed the outing and having time to socialize and found the guided tour very informative.”

Edinburgh Castle

“I look after my mother who has early dementia and was struggling to cope with the changing relationships with my mother and also other siblings.  The break away to Pittenween Cottage in Fife came just at the right time -it was a life saver!

The weather was beautiful, my sister and I went for a walk along the coast; the sun and views were stunning and we also spent an afternoon at the cinema.  The break has really helped to bring my sister and me closer together and I am now trying to make more time for me.”

Pittenween Cottage, Fife

“I care for my son alone who has Asperger’s and depression, I often feel isolated and have had some financial difficulties which makes take a break and enjoying hobbies very difficult.
I had a fantastic time at Pitlochry Cottage and found the area very beautiful, it was so quiet and relaxing and I was able to do some reading and walking in the surrounding area.I didn’t cook at all and enjoyed the local take away!
I am feeling incredibly positive about all that is going on now and feel able to manage things better, the break came at exactly the right time and I was really able to enjoy my time away.”

Pitlochry Cottage

“I care for my daughter with mental health challenges balancing my caring role for her with working full time which I find difficult and a challenge as I don’t often want to leave her alone for long or be too far away in case she needs me.
When the opportunity for a meal and passes to Gala Bingo came up I jumped at the chance, it was something local and not too far away from home. My friend and I had a lovely meal and game of bingo. We didn’t win, although I shouted by mistake, but it was a great night –I haven’t laughed like that for a long time!”

Gala Bingo, Meadowbank


27 available Wee Breaks - Cookery Demonstration LIVE Cookery Demonstration in partnership with Vegetarian for Life, on Tuesday 14th July at 13.00 . The event will run via Zoom as a video call, and you will be send the links and meeting ID to connect the day before.If you prefer, there is a dial in option via telephone which again will be included in the email sent out to you the day before.
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