Cooking with Konini School

Earlier this year, The Easy Choice Family Kai cookbook was distributed through West Auckland schools by Healthy Families Waitakere. This cookbook helps feed families of up to six people with budget friendly, nutritious meals. It is also filled with great shopping tips for cooking on a budget and gives families a meal plan for four weeks, complete with grocery lists for each week.

The Trusts are proud to be a part of this initiative through funding the printing of over 5,000 copies of the recipe book and promoting it through four videos on our Facebook page and website. These videos feature Steve Weston, who is Head Chef at Bricklane Restaurant and Bar in New Lynn. In the videos Steve teaches you how to cook fur of the recipes from the cookbook and gives you some top tips on how to cook great meals on a budget. You can find these videos and download the cookbook here.

On Friday 31 July, Konini School held their Matariki celebration. This celebration saw families of students of the school come together for a night of food and culture. Earlier in the day, students of Konini school prepared food for the evening celebration. One of the meals they prepared was a potato and leak soup from the Easy Choice Family Kai cookbook. Steve was there to help and offered some great cooking tips for families. He also taught some of the children how to make potato & leak soup. Check out the video of this on our Facebook page.

If you would like to pick up a copy of the Easy Choice Family Kai cookbook, you can pick one up from the following Trusts outlets:

  • West Liquor New Lynn Central
  • West Liquor New Lynn West
  • West Liquor Westside
  • West Liquor Railside
  • West Liquor Cellar Court
  • West Liquor Westgate
  • West Liquor Redhills
  • West Liquor Lincoln Centre
  • West Liquor Lincoln Green
  • West Liquor Glendene
  • West Liquor Glen Eden
  • West Liquor Kelston