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Good Food. Good Mood.

Hello Everyone!


This is the first blog to be posted for CAPITAL Project Trust; hopefully one of many to come in the future!


Our latest social media campaign is based around the concept of "Good Food. Good Mood." which takes inspiration from a recipe booklet entitled "Good Mood Cook Book" which was exclusively created by CAPITAL members in collaboration with Abi-Denyer-Bewick from a couple of years ago.

We have decided to feature this unique project with our current, past and future members. We have many hard copies of the booklet available at our head office at Safe Haven, 32 Sudley Road in Bognor Regis. So, why not the next take you come to the Coffee Mornings every Monday 10am-12pm (6th; 13th; 20th; 27th June 2022) or the Art Groups 2pm-3pm (6th; 13th; 20th; 27th June 2022) at Safe Haven collect and take away your own copy to explore and try the recipes?


To see the full list of events for June 2022 click here: www.capitalproject.org/june-events


There has been substantial research between the links of mental wellbeing and cooking, as it has been discovered to help boost endorphins and creativity whilst simultaneously helping to decrease levels of anxiety and stress. It also gives people a sense of achievement, accomplishment and care for food and their diet.





Cucumber Raita

Eating raw garlic in dip and dressings is an excellent way to strengthen the immune system. Garlic has many beneficial compounds, mostly active when eaten raw, and is a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Manganese. Lovely accompaniment to curry. (Extracted from the CAPITAL Project Trust "Good Mood Cook Book")


This is a quick and easy dip or dressing to create in the kitchen with left over ingredients. But livens any vegetable platter, salad bowl or charcuterie board instantly! Bring the coolness of the Aegean Sea during the heat of the British Summer or to reduce the heat from a spicy Madras curry.


Cucumber raita is an incredibly versatile side dish and can suit many personal tastes.



Recipe

Preparation Time: 5 Minutes


Ingredients:

  • 150ml (5fl oz) of plain or Greek Yoghurt

  • 4 leaves of fresh mint finely chopped

  • 1/2 a cucumber

  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

  • 1/4 tsp (7g) of salt

Method:

  • Cut the cucumber portion in half and then in quarters length ways, then deseed and dice the cucumber strips.

  • Add the yoghurt, chopped garlic, salt, chopped mint and diced cucumber into a bowl and mix until well incorporated. Then the dish can either be served immediately or covered and placed within the fridge.

If you do happen to make this dish then please send it to our socials or post it using the hashtag #CAPITALProjectDish we would love to see it!


 

*Diet is a personal and it should be tailored to individuals. Diet must work for you and only you. CAPITAL Project Trust is not a specialist charity who has resources to support people who may be suffering with food anxiety or eating disorders.


If you are struggling with such issues then please contact BEAT Helpline which is open 365 Days at: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk BEAT is the UK's Charity which specialises in support to people who are suffering from food anxiety and eating disorders and can actively advocate on their behalf.


For further information on diet, healthy and balanced lifestyles, follow some of the links below:

1. NHS Eat Well www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-eat-a-balanced-diet/

2. British Nutrition Foundation www.nutrition.org.uk/…/healthy-and…/a-healthy-balanced-diet/

3. World Health Foundation www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/healthy-diet

Food Anxiety, Eating Disorder and Related Symptoms Support:

BEAT - Helpline Open 365 Days https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk *

 


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