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A taste of Spring

A taste of SPring It’s so lovely to start to feel Spring in the air, and as it warms up it’s nice to move away a little bit from the hearty stews and casserole-y comfort food, and enjoy some lighter and fresher meals, using some lovely seasonal Spring produce. What’s in season in March? Every month I write a summary …

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Quick family friendly meals

Quick and easy family friendly meals Nothing’s going to make cooking more of a drag than having to make multiple separate meals for different members of the family, so it’s always great to have some meals ideas up your sleeve that are healthy, family friendly options. What do family friendly meals look like to me? Everyone’s family situation is different, …

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What’s in season – March

As we enter March in the UK and begin to see those little signs of Spring, we can start to see lovely early crops of tasty green veg such as asparagus and purple sprouting broccoli. We also see the humble cauliflower come to the fore, which is a wonderful ingredient for curries, and delicious roasted. VEGETABLES Cauliflower, carrots, kale, leeks, …

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The Slimming Foodie cookbook

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my debut cookbook will be out on 29th April 2021! You can pre-order the book from Amazon, Waterstones,  Bookshop and at WH Smith! In the book you’ll find over 100 recipes, all coming in at under 600 calories per portion, but also delicious and hassle-free.  I am so excited to share this, I …

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One-pot cooking

The joys of one-pot cooking! I’m a huge advocate of the one-pot meal, because it can make life easier in so many ways, but you can still produce a great-tasting meal this way! What are the benefits of one-pot cooking? Less washing up: Sometimes the amount of washing up from just one meal can feel really overwhelming, and when you are …

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What’s in season – January

Stepping into January many of us focus on healthy meals and soups, and using seasonal vegetables can make this both easier and more cost-effective! Soups such as leek and potato are tasty and filling, and you’d be surprised at the variety of meals you can make with humble brussels sprouts! Earthy root vegetables are also in their prime at this …

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Vegetarian meals

Vegetarian meal ideas As our thoughts often turn to healthy eating in January, and many of us are trying to include more vegetables in our diets, I thought it would be useful to share some of my favourite vegetarian meals. What are the benefits of eating more vegetables? Fruit and vegetables are a great source of vitamins and minerals essential …

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Top 10 tips for a healthy start to 2021

After the indulgence of Christmas, January is often a time that we turn our thoughts to being healthy- whether it be food, exercise or mental health. It’s great if you can approach this in a positive way, rather than seeing it as a punishment or a chore. When it comes to food, in particular, I think it’s so important to …

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Best beef recipes

Beef is a wonderful, versatile ingredient and is the base of  many delicious meals. I’ve pulled together my top 4 beef recipes- perfect for this time of year! Why should I buy British beef? In Britain, we have some of the highest welfare standards in the world to regulate the way that our beef is produced, which means that by …