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Have you noticed how quick our lives have become? Pretty much everything has to be done in a hurry, we seldom have time to relax and enjoy simple things: a casual walk home, a good book with a cup of tea, or a nice, home-cooked meal. Sometimes this is a good thing, this lifestyle means that we are more active and that we manage to finish more things during the day, but it slowly deprives us of something incredibly important: our health. If you’re always on the go and have a tight schedule, here are a few tips for preparing wonderful,...

Every mom has the safety of her child as a high priority on her mind. And though there are a lot of physical safety concerns, one of the more controllable things to deal with comes in terms of food health. This means having a practical understanding of what your child is eating, and where, and being able to alter it effectively when some nutritional need has a requirement to change. ...

Planning a barbecue makes for a great days entertainment during the summer months. It can be as lavish or as simple as you like and is also a good and fun way to get people to spend time together. Whether you’re a meat eater, a vegetarian, a summer lover or a lover of spicy and grilled foods, barbecues are a great past time that have a history of just bringing people together. However for the ‘head chef’ it can sometimes get quite stressful, particularly if you have to cater for a large number of people, meaning you spend most of...

Those who know me know that there’s 2 things I love: wine & cocktails!   So when I saw this summer wine infographic by Roberson wine; I had to share it as it’s right up my street! The Ruby on the rails and the Kir Royal sound like they’d go down a treat. Look out for my photo blog next week as I attempt to make these! ...

It’s been a hotly-debated topic in recent years. Basic biology tells us that yes, humans are meant to be omnivores, but as our knowledge of nutrition has evolved, we’ve come to understand that it is possible to live a healthy life without consuming meat. ...

If you are looking to get healthy this means changing your way of eating which equates to buying the right kinds of foods. When your kitchen has lots of these delicious but nutritious foods available, you will be less likely to cave and get yourself a takeaway. The following items are great healthy foods for beginners in dieting and ones that you should always have to hand – you can get lots of great health food online to help plan a week’s worth of healthy meals. Refrigerated foods Two of the main types of items that you need to fill...

If catering for extra family who are visit over Christmas is enough of a worry, don’t even begin to think what catering for a children’s party is like, especially if the guest of honour is a coeliac. Often mistaken as a fad, gluten intolerance in coeliacs is extremely seriously, and gluten must be avoided at all costs. This isn’t just a case of breaking out in a mildly annoying rash if gluten is ingested, it’s an autoimmune condition that attacks the intestines causing permanent damage. So, with such a serious illness to consider,...

Microwaves are synonymous with quick, convenient cooking or reheating of pre-cooked meals; yet we seem to overlook the fact that a healthy and nutritious meal can be cooked quickly. To put this to the test, three students from London Metropolitan University were challenged by Barry Vera, chef director from The One Group cook a healthy and nutritious meal using only a bag of ingredients provided and a Panasonic microwave. First up was Jamie, a Philosophy & English Literature student who was challenged to make a vegetable cous cous dish...

I decided to try my hand at making cupcakes this morning in a bid to try and win me a new cooker. Unfortunately, they didn’t turn out as well as I’d liked but I’m still entering; as the saying goes you have to be in it to win it! ...