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Instagram Live Cookalong

Did you watch our Instagram Live cookalong? Don't worry if you missed it - you can still watch it by going to our Instagram page. Learn how to create the mouth-watering lamb and okra curry from our A Taste of Westminster cookbook.


  • 1 and a half onions 
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes 
  • 1 lemon
  • 250g diced lamb
  • 500g okra
  • 150ml water
  • 1tsp salt 
  • 2-3 tbsp spices of your choice
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • rice (optional)

Your free cookbook 

A Taste of Westminster is a free electronic cookbook filled with recipes by residents, organisations and local businesses from across Westminster. The first edition records a range of stories, experiences and recipes that encapsulate the strength and community spirit shown by residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. To try Reham's homemade zalabya, a tasty Egyptian dessert or Ashleigh's healthy butternut squash salad, download the book now. New editions will be released on a quarterly basis. 

Read 'A Taste of Westminster'

About the book

From mouth-watering soups to sumptuous desserts, A Taste of Westminster contains recipes from all over the world that are sure to enrich your palate and satisfy your cravings without breaking the bank. With an understanding that the borough is varied in taste and dietary requirements, A Taste of Westminster contains vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options.

stuffed pepper
Stavrini's stuffed Greek peppers

Mohahed's Bamia (lamb and okra curry)

Reham's homemade zalabya


Our care leavers through Tuesday Group, have played a big part in the creation of our first edition by contributing to our ‘Cooking with Care’ section. Tuesday Group is a project that brings Westminster care leavers together on a weekly basis to explore and share new recipes, learn techniques and cook exciting new dishes made with delicious ingredients from across the globe.

To try Yonas’ Doro Wat or Shaun’s Jerk Chicken and Rice ‘n’ Peas, download the book now.

Want to be part of the next edition? If so email your recipes to:

The 2021 Summer Residential – Tuesday Group

Tuesday group are currently fund raising for an exciting residential trip that will commence in the Summer of 2021. They are aiming to raise over £3000 to cover the cost of an enriching and exciting trip for young people leaving care in Westminster. The residential will include friendship and team building activities, introspective sessions and games. In line with their dedication to prepare care leavers for independence, there will also be lessons on cooking skills, where the young people will make and share some amazing recipes.


One of the reasons I love my job is because it allows me to support young people to achieve their dreams and reach their goals. Tuesday Group is fantastic as it really prepares young people for independence whilst providing that extra layer of insulation that makes them feel free to express themselves and fulfil their ambitions. I am in awe of how much I have learnt from being part of such a talented and special group. With your help we can do so much more, we can provide young people with activities, friendships and experience that will give them memories that will last forever. Please donate to our Summer Residential 2021."

Alexander Whalley, Education and Employment Coordinator for Westminster City Council’s Looked After Children and Leaving Care Service.

Tuesday group are happy to partner with Young Westminster Foundation and if you would like to make a donation to the 2021 Summer residential please visit their donation page.

Westminster Connects 

With over 3000 volunteers signed up to Westminster Connects, we are witnessing a growing cohesion, connection and community spirit in Westminster.  

Find out more about  how you can get help and support from your community with Westminster Connects.

Last updated: 11 September 2020