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  • Common foods that can trigger allergies

    Common foods that can trigger allergies

    Allergic reactions to food are more common that you may imagine, causing around 5000 people each year to seek hospital treatment in the UK, and an average of 10 poor souls to die from a severe reaction to foodstuffs. Most of us are, thankfully, immune to most allergic reactions caused by food, but you never

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    Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

    Ways to get your kids to eat more veg

    Some kids love veg. They happily hoover up their greens with gusto. I’m sure these amazing youngsters exist, but I don’t know any personally. Most kids I know of are at best ambivalent about their veg, at worst positively opposed to the very idea. My own two have their favourites – quite inexplicably both will

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    Mary Berry's cake tips

    Mary Berry’s cake tips

    Cooking programmes like “The Great British Bake Off” make cake-baking look easy, but really it’s a scientific process. As I’m sure many bakers know, it’s extremely easy for a cake to go wrong but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t all have a go! Mary Berry’s cake tips will help with the most tricky cake fails so

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    Creamy tomato soup

    Creamy tomato soup

    The old favourite Tomato soup, this creamy version is ideal as a main for the kids or as a starter for the adults. Serve with crispy warm rolls or warm baguette. Ingredients 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 celery sticks, chopped 300g carrots, chopped 500g potatoes, diced 4 bay leaves 5 tbsp tomato

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    sweet potato salad

    Sweet potato salad

    We are always looking for quick and tasty meals that take little time to prepare. Sweet potatos are a great alternative to the basic spud we all know and love. Try this recipe for sweet potato salad, it’s easy to prepare. Ingredients 1.2kg sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into biggish chunks 1 tbsp olive oil

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    Carrot and corriander soup

    There’s nothing more warming and hearty than a bowl of soup. This Carrot and Corriander soup takes little time to prepare and tastes delicious, perfect for a family meal with a warm crusty roll. Ingredients 700g carrots 1 onion Oil 1 chopped Maris Piper potato 2 tsp ground coriander 1 cube Vegetable stock Fresh chopped

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