#FoodieFilm: Jotain maukasta – From asparagus with love

Did you know that Asparagus is a SUPERFOOD?

It’s filled with health benefits that are often overlooked, which is shame because if we knew more about it then we’d probably eat even more of it!

Here are 6 reasons to eat Asparagus:

  1. It is full of antioxidants which might actually slow down the aging process.
  2. Scientists in South Korea have discovered asparagus can help with hangovers. It has been found to boost levels of key enzymes that can help break down alcohol.
  3. It is a great good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. The fiber also helps to reduce constipation and the folate is great for women at the early stages of their pregnancies.
  4. It is a rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens, so eating asparagus might actually help protect against certain forms of cancer. This has not been 100% proven yet but we all know that healthy eating will lead to healthy living!
  5. It may help our brains fight cognitive decline, and so improves the mental capacity of older adults.
  6. It contains high levels of the amino acid asparagine, which serves as a natural diuretic that rids the body of excess salts, so helps beat high blood pressure.

Watch this fantastic foodie film by Jotain maukasta which is not only beautiful but shows us a new, creative way to heat this super food.


SundayLunch: Home Cooked Meals For Children Orphaned By Ebola

We love this charitable initiative which is saving lives and changing the face of grassroots altruism. After serving close to 40,000 meals to patients and staff at Ebola treatment centres in Western Sierra Leone, London based LunchBoxGift, has now shifted its focus to the plight of young children who have been tragically orphaned by Ebola.

SundayLunch is the latest crisis-based feeding programme by LunchBoxGift specifically targeting Ebola orphans and their caregivers. Working alongside specialist child protection agencies in Sierra Leone who already provide educational and psychosocial support, LunchBoxGift will help to address the nutritional needs of these highly vulnerable children. Their gift of a hearty meal for all the family also frees up income that can then be redirected towards other welfare needs. Packaged with young children in mind, the Sunday Lunchboxes will be light hearted and fun; an uplifting gift to look forward to every Sunday!

To show donors and sponsors exactly how their donations help to make a difference, LunchBoxGift is extremely proud to announce a brand new custom-built enterprise mobile app. The app will provide up-to-the-minute tracking of all deliveries and send donors live photo alerts by email, every time food is delivered to the family they sponsor. This unique, ground breaking solution has been developed by their technology partner, Journey Apps.
Often stigmatised and rejected by their communities for fear of catching this deadly disease, Ebola orphans are unarguably among the worst affected by the crisis. Many of them have lost everything; their parents, siblings, other close family members and even their possessions. Everything around them has changed drastically and without sustained help and support, they face a very uncertain and precarious future.

The SundayLunch initiative will provide regular sustenance and nutritional support not just to orphans, but also to the courageous foster families and caregivers who themselves are often underprivileged and struggling to cope with the devastation that has characterized the Ebola crisis.

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Over the past twelve months, Ebola has ruined the lives of many in West Africa, reaching epidemic proportions. Widely referred to as the worst health crisis of modern times, it has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the WHO. Until very recently, the virus had no known cure, with only a 50% survival rate on average. Over 12,000 children have lost one or both parents to Ebola in Sierra Leone and around 2,000 of them are based in the Western province.
Source: Street Child


For further information please contact us as below:
+44 7754 501654 food@lunchboxgift.com

Native Style Jollof Rice

The Best Jollof Rice UK Competition 2015

We are SO excited to announce that The UK gets its first ever Jollof rice competition this autumn hosted by The Afrikan Family Works.

Jollof Rice

Jollof rice is a much-loved staple dish in many West African and Caribbean homes. Every West African and Caribbean cooks thinks that their community’s version of Jollof rice is the best and the most authentic rice recipe.

The Afrikan Family Works wants to bring people of all backgrounds together in this family friendly, fun competition .

The Winner will win £1,000!

Entry is free and all are welcome to apply.

Application forms from www.theafrikanfamilyworks.net

Closing Date to apply is September 21, 2015.

Competition Finals Sunday September 27. Doors open 3pm – Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, London SW2 1JQ.