Recipes

Quick healthy dinners

Quick healthy dinners

Even those who love to cook can sometimes find it a bind to rustle up a healthy meal for the family. To avoid falling into the fast-food and ready-meal trap it’s vital to have an approach to mealtimes that makes shopping simple and preparation and cooking a breeze. A decent stock of varied, enticing recipes

Read More
Savvy ways to slash your food bill

Savvy ways to slash your food bill

Food shopping can take a huge chunk out of your income, particularly if you have a large family or a fussy eater. But along with that other salary sucker, shelter, it is one of life’s essentials. You don’t have to turn into Tom and Barbara from The Good Life to slash the cost of the

Read More
Avoid the power struggle at mealtimes

Avoid the power struggle at mealtimes

Mealtimes with young kids can feel as tense as climate change negotiations at the UN. Children have so many aspects of their lives controlled by grown-ups, it’s no surprise that the relative freedom of feeding time brings with it a degree of rebellion. If your child would happily live on a diet of pasta and

Read More
Paul Hollywood's very own baking tips

Paul Hollywood’s very own baking tips

I love a bit of Paul, if you know what I mean! I also love getting busy in the kitchen but baking bread has proved to be something of a nemesis for me. No matter how much I knead, twist, squash and smack my dough around, I can never seem to arrive at a consistency

Read More
tips for using a slow cooker

Tips for using a slow cooker

Dark winter evenings call for hearty stews, and slow cookers are the perfect way to create healthy comfort food without spending ages slaving over the cooker. As well as being a healthy way to cook, slow cookers also take a lot of effort out of making meals, are economical, inexpensive and easy to use. Here

Read More
kids and food

Kids and food

We all want our kids to grow up healthy and offering them the right foods and a balanced diet helps that happen. But getting information on healthy foods can be a bit of a minefield. There are loads of sources out there presenting advice on what the best (and worst) foods are but unfortunately many

Read More