Australian cooking and media personality, Lyndey Milan’s ‘Comfort Food for Grief’ – is an occassional series with wholesome ideas for special foods to comfort you or those you love, during difficult emotional times.
When we met it was immediately clear there was a strong connection between our missions. Lyndey is passionate about food – and the way it brings people together – for the better. Margaret is passionate about providing comfort for those who are grieving.
How wonderful to be able to bring these two ideas together, wrapping grief in the practical support that food brings to this very human experience, which we all have to go through.
Caring for the carers
In 2011 Lyndey’s son Blair died very shortly after being diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Only a few months before mother and son had travelled through Greece making a hugely popular Australian cooking television program, Lyndey and Blair’s Taste of Greece.
Then in 2021, Lyndey’s beloved partner, banker John Caldon, died of lung cancer – having never smoked. Such events can be crushing and they have had a big impact on Lyndey.
So she knows grief and the struggle to overcome it.
“It can be confronting for someone who has been bereaved to shop, cook – and also even to eat,” said Lyndey.
“Yet it’s a time when good nutrition is really important. The more so if they have been caring for someone and putting themselves last.
“What a boon it can be if we might deliver a complete meal on a tray?
“Just cook this fabulously flavoured Coriander Chicken Tray Bake, blanch and refresh the choy sum and deliver it all on one tray for a quick heat up in the oven (or microwave).
Lyndey Milan’s Coriander Chicken Tray Bake.
To see Lyndey’s recipe for Coriander Chicken Tray Bake, go to: http://www.lyndeymilan.com/avada_portfolio/coriander-chicken-traybake
Here are more recipes from Lyndey Milan’s Comfort Food for Grief:
To see Lyndey’s interview in Woman’s Day on June 22, go to: