The 'Live Life Cook' cookbook has set new standards in the kitchen so retirees can enjoy meals that not only taste great, but meet their changing needs as they age.
The 'Live Life Cook' cookbook has set new standards in the kitchen so retirees can enjoy meals that not only taste great, but meet their changing needs as they age. Aveo

Find a better way to live life and cook with Aveo

YOU may have heard that food in retirement and aged care communities is not very good.

So had leading retirement and aged care community operator Aveo who are determined to change the industry standards for all senior Australians.

Aveo has been working with Nutrition Professionals Australia to set new standards in the kitchen so their residents enjoy meals that not only taste great, but meet their changing needs as they age.

"We understand that food plays an important part in helping to maintain independence and bringing friends and family together," a spokesperson said.

Freekah Pomegranate Kale Salad from the Aveo Cookbook
Freekah Pomegranate Kale Salad from the Aveo Cookbook Contributed

"That's why, at Aveo, residents come together over good food in our dining rooms, surrounded by a feeling of wellbeing.

"We want older Australians to feel empowered by good food and be inspired to cook simple and healthy meals at home."

Aveo has taken its mission one step further by asking their Executive Chef John Casey and Nutritional Professionals Australia to work together and create the 'Live Life Cook' cookbook to meet the idea that eating well should be easy and that with the right preparation it can be.

Live Life Cook features more than 50 easy and simple recipes, beautiful photos of finished dishes and easy-to-find ingredients.

It draws on the 30 years of experience of John Casey who began his professional career as as chef at one of Melbourne's iconic five-star hotels and has since gone on to represent Australia at the Culinary Olympics in Germany, where he was awarded a gold medal. He has worked with chefs such as Stephanie Alexander and elite athletes such as Cathy Freeman and nurtured a passion for innovation in food quality and nutrition.

Porridge Baked Maple Pears and Walnuts from the Aveo Cookbook.
Porridge Baked Maple Pears and Walnuts from the Aveo Cookbook. Contributed

Full of cooking tips and tricks, delicious and nutritious recipes, Live Life Cook will empower the country's active seniors to keep cooking well into the future. The perfect gift for family members and friends is available now for $29.95. To buy, click here.


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