About the Quick Meals for Kooris program

Quick Meals for Kooris is a hands-on cooking program to assist Aboriginal people to prepare simple, low-cost family meals using easy-to-access ingredients. The recipes can be made and enjoyed by anyone, whether taking part in the program or not.

Watch this short video to find out more about the Quick Meals for Kooris program and how it can be adopted in your organisation.

“What I love about Quick Meals for Kooris is the recipes are simple and easy to make in your home, the ingredients are available in all shops, and honestly, some of the standard ingredients are in your cupboard today, right now.”

Kerry Groves, volunteer, San Remo Neighbourhood Centre

How the program works

Quick Meals for Kooris is designed to be run by both Aboriginal health workers or used by any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community members.

This versatile program can be adapted to suit participant needs, resources and capacity of leaders.

Program leaders do not need extensive nutrition knowledge or food preparation skills as the Quick Meals for Kooris Trainers Manual provides detailed guidance.

Allowing time to cook, eat and share ideas and knowledge is an important part of this program. Recipes included in the program are in the Quick Meals for Kooris at Home book. It is intended that all group participants are given a copy of this book.

The recipe book is also available as a free download to be used by anyone, whether they attended the program or not.

An Aboriginal grandaughter and grandmother at a kitchen bench with a plate of food in front of them and the Quick Meals for Kooris At Home manual on display.
The front cover of the Quick Meals for Kooris Trainers Manual

Quick Meals for Kooris Trainers Manual

The front cover of the Quick Meals for Kooris At Home Manual

Quick Meals for Kooris At Home

Quick Meals for Kooris recipe videos

You can watch how to prepare four of the quick, easy and low-cost recipes from the Quick Meals for Kooris at Home book.

The videos feature Steve and Mitch Ella, two proud men from the Yuin nation, and Jenni McEwen and Tyra McEwen, two proud Bundjalung women, all of whom live on Darkinjung land.

Watch the videos and download the recipes and methods.

Hawaiian chicken & pasta

Family mince

Vegetable slice

Fruit crumble

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