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Stir it up magazine SEPTEMBER 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017 37 The start of the new academic year is a great time for school cooks to take a fresh look at menus and discover new ways of getting good quality nutr ition into children. There are lots of new and exciting products coming on to the market all the time, so it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse and see which of them can help with your menu planning. The Country Range Ready to Use Sauces are a perfect example. They’re brilliantly versatile so, with a bit of imagination, you can create a whole host of enticing dishes. Try using the Country Range Chilli Con Carne Sauce to baste chicken or a portion of fish and wrap with some rice in Country Paul Dickson is Country Range’s development chef. He has over 28 years’ experience in foodservice, has cooked for royalty, film and pop stars, and also works as a food consultant and stylist. He runs Lancashire’s only boutique cookery school. Range Soft Flour Tortillas topped with Country Range Salsa and grated cheese for delicious enchiladas. They’re easy to make and very ‘street foody’. Country Range Pulses are a tasty and cost-effective way of getting protein into children and keep their blood sugars stable in the afternoon – which means they’ll have better concentration in class! Use them in soups and stews – the Country Range website (www.countryrange.co.uk) has lots of recipe inspiration. Be mindful of the changing seasons too. Slower braised dishes are great for budgets as well as being brilliant winter warmers. Try braising pork or lamb shoulders: the pulled meat can be used in a variety of ways – in paninis, jacket potatoes or with rice – served with Country Range Barbecue Sauce and homemade slaw. For school desserts think fruit and fun. Make fresh fruit compotes to accompany rice pudding – kids love swirling it all together! Fruit cups with layers of Greek yoghurt, maple syrup and crunchy toppings also go down a treat. Happy cooking! Paul Dickson  A stand out range in 3 varieties   All Giants come in a shelf ready case to maximise sales Great with tea or coffee GIANT IMPACT GIANT SALES GIANT MARGIN Email: amessagetoyou@paterson-arran.com Contact: SWhitehouse@paterson-arran.com Tel: 01506 431 031 www: paterson-arran.com DICKSON’S DIARY


Stir it up magazine SEPTEMBER 2017
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