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The benefits of eating more fibre

The benefits of eating more fibre

Fibre is essential for a healthy diet. Also known as ‘roughage’, the benefits of eating more fibre are great, keeping our bodies in tip top condition, so why as a nation do we not eat enough of it? The NHS recommends that adults should aim to eat 18g of fibre each day. At the moment

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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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nigella macaroon

We try Nigella’s Coconut Macaroons

I have to admit to being rather partial to the odd coconut macaroon so I’m always on the look out for the perfect recipe and this is my favourite.  Trust the Domestic Goddess to make the perfect macaroons hey? These marvellous macaroons take no time to make and you can even get the kids involved

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Happy family having picnic

What to pack for a picnic

What to pack for a picnic? It isn’t easy to decide what to pack and when you think of a picnic basket you automatically think of a sandwich, but they can be boring. You could try using different breads, if you’re used to white bread try Rye or wholegrain or better still head for the

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Tomatoes for salad

Picnic ideas: Tomato salad

Turn your salad into a Mediterranean feast with this simple tomato salad, it will take you just minutes to prepare and is a low cost option too. Tomato salad ingredients: 3tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 pint of tomatoes such as the cherry variety, washed and halved Handful of basil, chopped Salt and

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