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October – Squash and Pumpkins

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With Halloween around the corner, and the leaves on the trees most definitely turning a delicious shade of amber, October has got to be all about squash and pumpkins.

Whether you buy your pumpkin once a year, scoop out the insides, and carve a scary face into it, or you’re a devoted...

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Lunchbox-friendly, nut-free, gluten-free granola bars

Tasty, filling gluten-free granola bars for snacks and lunchboxes

If you are the mother of a boy, you will be used to hearing the phrase ‘I’m hungry’. Seriously, I must hear it at least 100 times a day. I simply cannot get enough food into my six-year old son. My daughter eats...

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Spectacular Salads

I do love a salad. And I don’t mean a hamster’s plate of food. Oh no. You’ll never catch me nibbling on a lettuce leaf the size of a postage stamp and a bit of curly cucumber. Salads for me are about fitting as many different ingredients, colours and nutrients as I can into one...

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Simple Supper – Baked Turkey Meatballs

These delicious little turkey meatballs are so easy to throw together. They spend most of their time in the oven leaving you free to spend some quality time playing with your darling children/folding a load of laundry/emptying the dishwasher/painting your toenails* (*delete as appropriate).

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How to make healthy packed lunches

In a matter of days the kids will be back at school and for some of us that means getting back into a routine of thinking up and preparing healthy packed lunches for them. Sadly, for many children, ‘healthy’ does not come into the equation because recent figures suggest that only...

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Gluten-free Granola

I’ve been making my own gluten-free granola for quite some time now. First of all, most of the shop-bought gluten-free granola options were so sugary that they did not pass the test for a healthy breakfast; and secondly, they are usually very expensive. So I set out to create my own and had...

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Clams

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August: Clams. Ok, so I realise this is a bit of a weird food to have as my Food of the Month, but I have just returned from a week in Portugal where I ate my weight in them, so please indulge me. If you are going on holiday this summer, somewhere near the Mediterranean sea, then you just have to...

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Easy Summer Holiday Supper

With the summer holidays now upon us, you might not have time to do as much food shopping as usual. This easy summer holiday supper is made entirely from frozen vegetables and store-cupboard ingredients!

Keeping your freezer well-stocked with things like vegetables, fish and prawns means you can...

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Totally Tropical Green Smoothie

I’ve been dreaming up this green smoothie all day. As I am now on a one-handed countdown (4 days!) until my holiday, I’m doing a last-minute, slightly panicked pre-bikini detox. Nothing but juices and smoothies all day, and then fish and vegetables in the evening (this really is...

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Why I don’t agree with ‘The Eatwell Plate’

When my 6-year old son came home from school a couple of weeks ago with a little certificate saying he had successfully completed the ‘Eatwell Plate’ challenge by choosing a selection of healthy foods to for his plate, my heart did a little jump. So proud was I that he was...

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