Im so glad I experimented with this coleslaw and made it a local one, coleslaw is so great for almost any meal.
note: for the dressing add amounts depending on amount of veg and taste as you go.
Simple, healthy, light summer dish, that using minimal ingredients, the only thing thats extra is too make the courgette noodles you need a spiralizer, I got mine for 11 pounds, not too bad and can really make dishes interesting.
note: there are lots of different ways to make a good pesto, this was one I threw together.
Truly my go to local dinner, can be changed up so many different ways, quick and simple.
*Plant based *
With more recipes to come I feel this is a great place to start the food journey!
So, you may be wondering, where can I go out for a meal, and stay on a local food diet?
Well fear not, theres a range of food outlets that are making a local dish for the week of the challenge and many, have local food on the menu any way!
Deliciously healthy NudeFood introducing a all local salad and smoothie! and going to aply discount for the local foodies, for the week of the challenge. lots of the veg they use is jersey grown too!
there are two town locations.
Nude 'town' - 5 new street, St Helier, JE2 3RA
Nude 'body' - Pirouet house, union street, St Helier, JE2 3RF
website - www.nudefood.je/
Instagram - @nudefoodcafe
Facebook - www.facebook.com/nuudefood/
Stylish Samphire are creating a Lobster thermidor with minted Royals for the challenge week, With lots of local produce already served like fresh seafood and veg.
location - 11 Don street, St. Helier JE2 4Wa
Website - www.samphire.je/
Instagram - @samphire.je
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Samphire.je/
Portelet Bay Cafe
Sunny side, Portelet bay cafe are going to be offering a local dish too! excited to have some west side munch available on the week!
Location - La Rue du voisin, Portelet bay, JE3 8AP
website - www.porteletbaycafe.com/
Instagram - @porteletbaycafe
facebook - www.facebook.com/jerseywoodpizza/
Got to be my very favourite food outlet on wheels! Wild health are making some Local deliciousness for the week, with plenty of local, and wild forage food in the dishes though out the year! Super health conscious too which I love!
Many locations, events, etc.
Often in town on a Thursday, opposite by the toad on the poll, or next to jack wills.
For more info go to:
Instagram - @wildhealthjsy
Facebook - www.facebook.com/WildHealthJsy/
La Bastille Bar & Basserie
With lots of historic charm and an abundance of local produce, Bastilles contribution to the local week, is one to look out for!
Location - Queen St, St Helier, JE2 4WD
website - www.labastille.bar/
Instagram - @labastillejersey
Facebook - www.facebook.com/LaBastilleJersey/
With already a wide variety of local organic food being served at moo, They are a great place to get some local munch!
With a town location and a beachside location (although not sure if the beach cafe does local)
Location - Liberty wharf, liberation square
- white hut, Le port, St Ouens
website - ilovemoo.com/
Insta - @ilovemoojersey
facebook - www.facebook.com/ilovemooo/
JB's Brewhouse & smokehouse
With all the beef genuine Jersey and serving an all local dish for the challenge week, JB's promises to not disappoint local BBQ lovers!
Location - 4 Wharf street, St Helier, JE2 3RN
Website - www.jbs.je/
Instagram - @jbsbrewhouse
Facebook - www.facebook.com/jbsbrewhouse/
Here are my top 7 reasons to take on the Local food challenge, if your not tempted already, you will be after reading this.
Health and wellbeing
Local economy and environment.
Food taste and freshness
I was delighted to have the support of Genuine Jersey for my upcoming Eat Local Food Challenge which is running for a week on 13th – 19th August. Eating and drinking only local produce for one week isn’t as hard as you may think thanks to an abundance of skilled local producers. I’ve explored how Genuine Jersey produce could make this challenge a breeze for you all, and how it may change your mind towards buying more local.
So you may be thinking, how can I see if it's local? Easy, look for the Genuine Jersey mark, or get your glasses out and read the packet! We already have a well-run local product association called Genuine Jersey, that consists of members that produce, sell, make, bake all local produce, so finding out what’s local for the week challenge ahead, isn't going to be a problem. Many parish farm shops, and supermarkets like Co-op, have a wide range of local produce, and most have the genuine Jersey stamp, so are easily identifiable.
One of the local ingredients you perhaps wouldn't think you can get here is sea salt. Salt being of course a key component to most recipes, and a great asset to our health, even more so now its local! The sea that surrounds us is extremely fertile with so much life and nutrients, but most people only go so far as a dip in St. Brelade when the suns out or eating some fish from the harbour. There’s so much more nutrition and exciting goodness we can work with from our seas, which is just what Jersey Sea Salt have done, utilising our local resources of health and sustainability for all of us.
When I did the Local food challenge back in march, I found some of the farm shops to be favourite places to shop, I was asking them what was from here and what wasn't, and what made that process easier was knowing if it has the Red stamp, I knew it was genuine, It almost turns into a treasure hunt trying to find, what you can eat and how it can be all put together to make something delicious, it's exciting when you see a whole range of chutneys and sauces you know is all locally made.
Another one of my favourite Genuine Jersey members is The Chilli Kitchen, founded by Lesley Garton, using Local seasonal ingredients to make everything from mild wild blackberry, apple jams to hot hot spicy sauces, there's a huge range to complement all meals. I love the lemon and chilli pickle which is a happy medium for me, although I know many who would love to try the very hot relishes.
Theres over 100 genuine jersey members, and the great majority of them are producing, making, growing, rearing, and catching Jersey food, all for the benefit of the Island and the humans on it.
I love how theres already a caring community on island that are working hard to lower Co2 emissions and each person is on there own mission, working for a sustainable living.
Heres a short list of my go-to shops for Genuine jersey produce:
I'm sure I've missed a few so please comment if theres anymore shops you can think of, that are great for genuine Jersey products.