Chairman of CAFOD launches Parish Live Simply Book of Recipes and Tips
Bishop John Arnold, Bishop of Salford and Chair of CAFOD, visited the Parish last week to launch the new book of recipes and tips, collected by parishioners and published as another Live Simply initiative.
The Parish has been working towards the CAFOD Live Simply Award for the past 18 months in response to Pope Francis’s call to us all in Laudato Si to take greater responsibility in caring for our planet and for our neighbours, especially those living in poverty. This latest initiative was driven by Pope Francis’s plea for us to be more careful with food waste: “Never throw away leftover food. This is a suggestion and also an examination of conscience: what do you do at home with food that is left over?”
The Parish is renowned for its multi-cultural lunches when parishioners, who come from every continent on Planet Earth, bring food to share. Fr Mervyn encouraged everyone to send in their own recipes, particularly encouraging the use of leftovers and non-meat dishes. The result is an 82-page book packed with wonderful recipes: soups and breads, a wide range of vegetarian savoury meals, some fish and meat dishes, and a collection of desserts and cakes. The pages are scattered with useful tips and there is a chapter on storing leftovers, freezing and defrosting.
The final volume, beautifully and professionally published, is now on sale to the delight of the parish. Having just bought a copy, Karen Black emailed to say, “Such a great book! It is both a brilliant and delightful read; so many great recipes and tips. Thank you!”
Maya Francis, who has contributed three innovative recipes for beetroot, said, “The recipes are all so well compiled!! I feel honoured to be a part of this.”
Bishop John said, “I hope all parishioners will enjoy cooking my leftover Rice and Veg on page 8 but they may prefer Fr Mervyn’s Spaghetti con salsa di pomodoro on page 7! Thank you for all you do to respond to the Cry of the Poor and the Cry of the Earth as we care for Our Common Home.”
The Live Simply Book of Recipes and Tips – price £5 (+£1.60. P&P)
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