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Eating on a budget

  • Planning a summer picnic

    Planning a summer picnic

    Eating outdoors has to be one of the most enticing of summer pleasures. The thought of finding a peaceful, grassy spot, flopping down onto a blanket and breaking out a delicious picnic is enough to make your mouth water. But al fresco eating doesn’t always go to plan: most of us will have experienced our

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    Whip up a store cupboard meal without going to the shops

    Whip up a store cupboard meal without going to the shops

    Some week’s life gets a little mad and for one reason or another the weekly shopping trip doesn’t happen. When this occurs it’s easy to imagine the cupboards are bare, leaving you reaching for your phone to order a takeaway. But if your budget won’t stretch that far, or the food crisis enters a more

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    5 ways to use olive in your cooking

    5 ways to use olive oil in your cooking

    The delightful nutty flavour of olive has helped make it a store cupboard staple in many kitchens across the UK. Traditionally used to bring a touch of the Mediterranean to our meals, this versatile oil can be added to all kinds of foods to bring a richness that makes the mouth water. Give the following

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    Eating well when you are skint

    Eating well when you are skint

    For many of us the household budget can become quite stretched and feeding our families is an expensive business. Often as we wait for payday to arrive, we can find the cupboards becoming bare and the idea of a delicious meal seems to be impossible. There are ways though that we can still eat well

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    Why drinking enough water is so important

    Why drinking enough water is so important

    It is said that Indian doctors report the majority of westerners who they treat whilst travelling are suffering from dehydration, remedying this symptom alone will make a huge difference in terms of how someone feels and are able to function. Closer to home we are still not drinking enough H2O, people commonly experience and put

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    Smart snacking for kids

    Smart snacking for kids

    Honestly, the number of times each day I have to fight off demands for snacks from my kids! You’d think they were malnourished (they’re far from it). Even on three square, balanced, healthy and hearty meals a day our growing kids always seem to be hungry. Now, provided it’s not knocking their appetites at mealtimes,

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