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Healthy Living Platform

We bring people together to help them create healthy and sustainable lifestyles and to achieve the changes that matter

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Finding time to cook for yourself and your family will be hard when your baby is so young. If you need help, we’re here for you.

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We are partnering with Lambeth Council to pack and deliver food parcels for shielded and isolating residents, as well as people who are struggling.

We are cooking at our Healthy Living Kitchen at Southwyck Community Centre. We are making deliveries to people who have recently had a baby, people who live locally and need help with accessing food, and young people who normally receive free school meals.

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Family Cookery Leader: Job Opportunity

Are you passionate about working with young children and their parents?   Do you love cooking?    If so,…

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Finance & Operations Administrator

Are you passionate about helping people to access healthy affordable food?Are you interested in community organising and development? Do…

Special cook-along – cook needed!

We are looking for a Food Ambassador or local parent to run a special cook-along as part of the…

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Food Ambassadors

Are you interested in being part of a team of Food Ambassadors, supporting those in your community to access healthy, affordable and tasty food?

Our work in numbers

120

People fed each week

120

Bags of food per week

1000

volunteer hours to date

29

Food Ambassadors

Better together

LEAP into healthy living

Healthy recipes, free fruit & veg, and fun activities like yoga and Zumba for you and your little ones (age 0-3).

Our mission

Health

Promoting healthy lifestyles is at our core. Encouraging, training, informing, supporting. 

Activities

We offer activities which promote the health and wellbeing of everyone in the community.

Sustainability

Our projects are self-sustaining. For the community, by the community.

Community

The neighbourhood is the beating heart of our project. People having control of their own wellness.

We believe

We believe that greening our environment and working towards healthier lifestyles are great ways to bring people together and create real social change. Our team has set up community gardens, started cooking projects and food businesses, and redistributed tonnes of surplus food. We have seen the benefits of creating communities of people who do things together to look after themselves, their families and their neighbours.
As health costs rise and government funding declines, there has never been a greater need for people to do things for themselves, to look after their own wellbeing. Also, the recent surge in awareness of the urgent need to address climate change means there is a massive willingness in our communities to take action. We are passionate about improving our environment and know that we can feel healthier and even have fun as a result.

Recipes

Here are some of our healthy and delicious recipes

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  • breakfast
  • dessert
  • main
  • preserves
  • salad
  • side
  • snack
  • soup
Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble

Looking for an interesting dessert to celebrate the Jubilee?  The combination of strawberry and rhubarb is a brilliant twist on this classic English dessert!  This recipe is from Zoe- our Food Development Programme Manager. She developed it with children she taught in a primary school in East London. Here, the children would go into the ‘edible garden’ to harvest what was growing and take it straight back to the classroom to cook. Ingredients: Fruit filling 200g of rhubarb, cut into 2cm pieces 250g of strawberries left whole 2 tablespoons of date syrup Half a tablespoon of cornflour Half a teaspoon...

Cara’s jerk sauce

In November we braved the cold and two of our members, Cara and Isata put on a fabulous Caribbean Vegan BBQ for the Tulse Hill carnival, which included Jerk veg and tofu kebabs. Here is the recipe for Cara’s jerk sauce which can be used for marinating vegetables to be roasted or on the grill/BBQ or as a sauce.   Ingredients 4-6 Scotch Bonnet peppers, chopped (remove the seeds for a milder sauce) 1 small red onion, chopped 4 spring onions, chopped 1/2 cup orange juice or freshly squeezed orange. 2 tablespoons olive oil Juice from half a lime (about...

Aruni’s Sri Lankan potato curry

Aruni, from Kandi, Sri Lanka, showed parents how to make some delicious Sri Lankan dishes at one of our cultural cookalongs, which included rice, pumpkin curry and this simple potato curry. In Sri Lanka, typically a few different curry dishes are served alongside rice and/or naan. Aruni said ‘In feeding others I have no need to eat I already feel full’.          Serves 4 to 6   Ingredients 4 to 5 medium size potatoes, chopped into 2 cm pieces 1 tomato, chopped Half an onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed or grated 2 cups of coconut...

Goi Cuôn: Salad/summer rolls

One of our members, Linh showed parents how to make these Vietnamese summer rolls (also known as salad)  alongside this  tomato noodle soup at one of our cultural cookalongs at St Stephen’s children’s centre. They are called summer rolls because they are so fresh, and are enjoyed all year round, not just in the summer. In Vietnam the actual translation is summer rolls. This is a such a great dish to get your kids involved with preparing and getting them to eat more veg. Check out more of Linh’s food on her instagram page: @linushkaskitchen         Serves...

Bún Riêu Chay – Vietnamese Tomato Noodle Soup

One of our members, Linh showed parents how to make this Vietnamese noodle soup alongside these summer rolls at one of our cultural cook-alongs at St Stephen’s children’s centre. Vietnamese food is so delicious and good for you, as it contains so many fresh vegetables and herbs. Check out more of Linh’s food on her instagram page: @linushkaskitchen   Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 2 fresh tomatoes 1-2 onions 3 Cloves of Garlic 250g of Tofu 200g of Mushrooms 200g of rice vermicelli noodles 1 litre of water 1-2tbsp of Olive oil Salt & Black Pepper...

Zeenat’s Veg-tastic Diwali Curry

Zeenat- Food Ambassador- made this delicious vegetable curry for the LEAP Diwali festival. She used the surplus vegetables we had, but you can switch it with any veg. We served it with raita, chickpea and pomegranate salad, bread and Khajoor ke laddu (date balls) for dessert. For more of Zeenat’s recipes, check out her website  Zeelol.com Serves 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 5 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated 2 chillies – red or green (or to taste), chopped 1 teaspoon of salt Half a teaspoon of turmeric Half a teaspoon of...

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