texture modified Tag

In the colder months, what could be better than a sweet roasted pumpkin tart with creamy ricotta? Pumpkins are in season now in Australia and it’s one of those staple ‘wintery’ foods that doesn’t need to be overly complicated to be utterly delicious. Here’s our recipe for Pumpkin tart from the #SoupedUpKitchen, which you can jazz up with feta if you’re looking for more of a salty uplift. Why we love pumpkin for aged care? Apart from its comfort factor,…

One of the big differences that has come out of the new IDDSI standards in Australia is the removal of sandwiches from the menu. The previous texture A allowed for sandwiches without crusts or seeds provided they had a soft filling and were approved on a case by case basis. IDDSI has deemed bread to be high risk for all levels, apart from 7 Regular. It begs the question, what has changed? IDDSI’s new conservative approach stems from the mechanical…

Many of the world’s great cuisines, including French, Italian, Indian and Chinese have long exploited the power of spice to enhance the flavour profile of their dishes. Beyond flavour though, spices can also assist with digestion and metabolism. Turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel, mint, black pepper, dried powdered ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne are just some of the spices reputed to cleanse toxins from the body and prevent digestive disorders such as gas and bloating. In their chemical compounds, spices are both hydrophilic and hydrophobic in different parts and ratios,…

Anzac biscuits have long been associated with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) established in World War I. The biscuits were sent by wives and women’s groups to soldiers abroad. With an ingredients list of flour, oats, golden syrup, coconut, sugar, butter, baking soda and no eggs, the biscuits kept beautifully for the long journey by ship overseas. As popular today as they were almost a hundred years ago, Anzac biscuits have found new appeal as a tasty crumble paired…

The International Society for Dietary Restrictions (ISDR) today released a new framework for texture modified diets. The new 50 thickness level framework demonstrates a hitherto unseen level of specificity for the aged care catering industry to ensure that each resident’s needs are addressed safely and carefully. “We found current standards to be lacking as they only represented physical thickness and not the full spectrum that contributes to wellbeing,” said ISDR president Lief Kriek in a press interview last Friday. “We…

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SoupedUp Catering Software supports the catering management of your care facility (care home) to deliver clinically appropriate, nutritious, safe, cost effective, resident focused restaurant-quality food to every resident simultaneously. It mitigates risk while meeting legislative and regulatory compliance.

Utilising the latest web development to ensure your set up costs are minimal, SoupedUp Catering provides the complete dietary and menu management of your residents. SoupedUp Catering allows management to control staff member access to different facilities (care homes), ideal for area or regional managers. The reports minimise administration time, improve efficiency, are iPad/tablet adaptable and ensure kitchens are accreditation and audit ready.

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SoupedUp Catering Software supports the catering management of your care facility (care home) to deliver clinically appropriate, nutritious, safe, cost effective, resident focused restaurant-quality food to every resident simultaneously. It mitigates risk while meeting legislative and regulatory compliance.

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