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Simple pleasures — recipes

Simple pleasures — recipes

Recipes from the residents of Loxton Lodge, November 2007

Here is a sample

This cookbook was a joint project between Cultivating Community and Melbourne’s Inner South Community Health Service through its High Rise Support Program and was generously supported by Stonnington City Council.

Cultivating Community is a not-for-profit organisation initially set up to support community garden projects in inner-city public housing estates and now promotes and supports the development of projects like these in the broader community. Access to such a basic resource as soil is limited in the inner city: community gardens are extremely popular, so there are long waiting lists. The only real solution is to create more community gardens — every inner suburb should have one!

The High Rise Support Program aims to improve the health and well-being of tenants at five high-rise public housing estates in Melbourn’s inner south, which includes Loxton Lodge, by offering a rich range of activities to tenants, such as exerciser groups, social activities, community gardens, and educational programs.





  • Sandy’s Lam-shank and veggie soup
  • Pumpkin soup
  • Garden pea and lettuce soup
  • Zucchini soup
  • Creamy carrot and orange soup.

Main dishes

  • Polina’s gefilte fish
  • Kaytya’s vegetable pancakes
  • Eggplant with capsicum and tomatoes
  • Katya’s cabbage rolls
  • Vincent’s chilli beef burgers
  • Pasta with veggie sauce
  • Lyubov c’s mushroom salad
  • Dora’s tuna patties
  • Klara’s potato cakes
  • Vincent’s stir-fried winter vegetables
  • Moussaka.

Sweet treats

  • Katya’s cottage-cheese patties
  • Lidia’s pancakes
  • Marija’s honey cake
  • Poached pears
  • Marija’s white pie.

Sauces & preserves

  • Roasted red capsicum sauce
  • Fresh chilli jam
  • Green tomato chutney
  • Pickled eggplant.

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