Tag Archives: "Cooking"

Simply Cook Recipe Box: Product Review

When strapped for time and you want a delicious nutritious meal, recipe boxes can be a lifesaver. I’ve been using Simply Cook recipe boxes for years. Put them to the test yourself with their £3 offer on a first box! What is Simply Cook? Simply Cook is …

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Bread and Butter Pudding

This blog is all about comfort food. I love a bit of stodge, obviously as part of a healthy diet!  I needed to use up half a loaf of bread quickly which was an awesome excuse to make bread and butter pudding. It’s so easy to do, just butter the bread ( …

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Green Lentil and Chorizo Soup

If you like warming soups then this will be right up your street, it’s like spicy pea and ham soup. It is not pretty, especially if you use green lentils but it is delicious! Allergen info: free from cow’s milk, soya, gluten, egg or nuts depending on t …

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Fairtrade Mango Chicken Curry

Fairtrade Fortnight this year is Monday 27 February to Sunday 12 March. The Fairtrade Foundation define Fairtrade as being about “better prices, decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers”. I was inspired to make a dish t …

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Vegetable, Barley and Bean Stew with Dumplings

This is a very nutritious, tasty and filling recipe that only costs about £4.30, that’s 72p per serving. It is full of fibre and is low Glycemic Index and will therefore not cause any spikes in your blood glucose. There are at least 4 portions of veget …

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Slow Cooker Vegan Butternut Squash Stew

Here’s the recipe for the stew that I posted a video of recently: Ingredients 1 cup chopped onions (I used frozen) 1 cup chopped celery a pack of butternut squash (frozen) cup of lentils tin of chick peas 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes 1 tin of wate …

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Dairy Free Creamy Tuna Pasta Bake

One of the real problems of a dairy free diet is having food that tastes creamy. It is very difficult to recreate with cow’s milk free foods and often things can be very sweet. I developed this recipe to be free of cow’s milk and soya, savoury, creamy …

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Homemade Chinese Dumplings *guest post*

Happy Chinese New Year to you all! I wanted a really authentic post so asked my friend Sylvia Chen who is originally from Taipei in Taiwan. She lived and worked in Singapore before moving to Sheffield 9 years ago. She currently works as a freelance tra …

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Should you avoid burnt toast and roast potatoes?

You may have seen or heard some news headlines this morning about a chemical called Acrylamide. I’ve had a look at the original research quoted, the Food Standard’s Agency website, the European Food Standards Agency as well as a blog by David Spiegelha …

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Close the #CookingGap with SORTEDfood

Cooking at home over the past 30 years is a fraction of what it used to be. A quarter of millennials (people in their 20s and 30s) not only don’t know how to cook, they aren’t interested in cooking either. These are just a couple of the shocking truths …

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