Hands-On Dinner Nights start up next week!

Hands-On Dinner Nights start up next week! The Hands-On Food team will be preparing delicious and nourishing plant-based meals from 2 & 3 May again.

Every Wednesday and Thursday during the school term, young people from local schools in Palmerston North enthusiastically join us in making vegan meals in the registered kitchen @ Wholegrain Organics. Dinner service starts at 6pm. If you would like to pop in and check it out, just choose Wednesday or Thursday evening and enjoy a carefully prepared meal at a vegan family table. Come to Wholegrain Organics, 134 The Square, Palmerston North (next to Number 1 Shoes).


Hands-On Food Senior Group

The first term of the school year is over and what a great time we had. We have been reflecting on our Hands-On Food Senior (school year 12+) cooking workshops. We learnt some yummy plant-based dishes, like butternut pumpkin curry, eggplant & zucchini lasagne, potato gratin, snow peas & pumpkin dinner salad, and tomato & basil soup. The highlight of each evening was sitting down and sharing a family meal together.

We will continue with seniors’ classes this coming term too – an exciting opportunity for students to learn about plant-based cooking, wholesale production, running a restaurant night for the public, or catering for local business events. If you are interested in joining the Tuesday team, email us:, call 06-328 5917 or pop in and see us (134 The Square, Palmerston North next to Number 1 shoes).

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Today each one of our MCHS students baked their own muffins, containing freshly milled wholegrain spelt flour, ground almonds, cashew butter, unrefined sugar (rapadura), agave syrup, soy milk, our own homemade baking powder, pure vanilla powder, lemon zest, lemon juice, organic apples and organic raspberries. They all looked beautiful, topped with a nice carob-chocolate or raspberry-glaze and decorated with some freeze-dried raspberry splinters.

We had a very instructive morning, lots of learning happening!  :-)
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