Are you thinking of adding more vegan dishes to your cooking repertoire but are not sure where to start? You are not alone. I meet many people who feel daunted by vegan food, unsure if it will be any good. When I first became flexitarian, my knowledge of vegan recipes was literally limited to salads. Looking for […]
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Making your own pizza is fun, easy and so much healthier than ordering a takeaway. It is an ideal dish to prepare when you want to get the kids involved or if you are having a few friends around for a casual dinner. While a basic pizza dough will generally form the base, you can […]
Three times a year, my parents visit a small independent mill in the South of France to stock up on olive oil. The production quantity is tiny, the oil is delicious. I have been known to bring back a couple of jerricans at a time in my luggage. If you are lucky to have enough olive trees in your garden, the miller […]
I was shocked when I saw the new guidelines on sugar last Summer. We had just stopped for a snack at a motorway service station. I glanced at the headlines then checked the “healthy juice” my 8-year old was gulping down. “No more sugar until tomorrow” I said, “you are already over your limit for today!”. It was 9am and […]
“New traditions need to start somewhere . . ” this is how Yotam Ottolenghi introduced his vegetarian Christmas recipes a couple of weeks ago on Twitter. New traditions… I like this especially as I see this as something we could be embracing as a family. Most people will not think about eating turkey the rest […]
Sixteen years on since the publication of his first cookbook, “The Naked Chef”, Jamie Oliver has had, in my opinion, one of the most interesting journeys of all celebrity chefs. While staying true to his simple and down to earth cooking style, he has campaigned tirelessly (from school dinners to his latest sugar tax initiative) for […]
From his school dinner initiatives to the brilliant Food Revolution, Jamie Oliver has always been a fervent advocate of food education and children’s health. He has now taken the unprecedented step of imposing his own sugar tax. The levy aims to raise public awareness about the danger of too much sugar as well as the global rise in diet-related disease, such […]
My mum is from a generation where home economics was taught at school. To this day, she maintains that learning how to cook and balance her diet has been amongst the most useful skills she has used throughout her life. In the UK, sometime in the 80s school policy changed and out went home economics. […]
New potatoes are one of the first crop of Spring. Young and tender, they have a smooth and creamy taste. They are not in season for very long (April – July), so don’t delay feasting on them! In the UK, we are very lucky as we can also enjoy the unique flavour of Jersey Royal New Potatoes. New potatoes are particularly well […]
In a bid to combat childhood obesity, Jamie Oliver has launched a global petition on Change.org to introduce compulsory food education in schools. The abolition of Home Economics has had disastrous effects on diets. For many children around the world, this generation is now the third one that won’t know how to cook, relying instead on processed […]
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