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It’s Getting Hot in Here!

Here comes the sun and its getting hot in here!    (How many of the 16 summer song titles can you spot in our blog?) The temperatures are rising and whilst the sun is shining in the UK. Too much sun exposure is dangerous, and the heat can be very uncomfortable for us all. Here are a few ways to keep cool this summer in our heatwave. STAY HYDRATED Staying hydrated is essential not just in the summer time but all year round. Being dehydrated can affect our energy levels…

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Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps aren’t just for Christmas, thin, crunchy and full of spice, they are easy to make and ideal for your biscuit treat. July the 1st is National Gingersnap day so it’s only right that this week’s recipe is dedicated to Gingersnaps! The main difference between gingersnaps and gingerbread is that gingersnaps are baked for longer, which is where the crisp “snap” come from. Gingersnaps are also cut into circles rather than all different shapes. Ingredients:  350g plain flour 175g soft brown sugar 100g butter 1 large free range egg 1…

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Blueberry & Honey Overnight Oats

Blueberry and Honey overnight oats is easy to make (less than 10 minutes in fact!) and a tasty way to start your day. Keeping your tummy fuller for longer they are high in fibre. With added ingredients such a fruit, honey, seeds and milk your breakfast is full of vitamins and minerals too. This recipe serves 1. Ingredients 40g blueberries 60g oats 2 tablespoons honey 60g milk 30g Greek yoghurt or Protein powder 1 tablespoon chia seeds This recipe can all be mixed in one bowl, then poured into your…

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National Frozen Food Day

Thanks to frozen food we never have to cook, food can be kept in the freezer for 3 months or longer. March the 6th is this year’s frozen food day. Why not celebrate with a cooked frozen meal in front of the telly? Frozen food may have been around for decades, but it wasn’t until after the creation of the microwave in the 1940’s that heating frozen foods became much easier. Today you will see aisles of frozen foods in grocery stores from different brands with many dietary habits and…

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Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

Overnight oats are a perfect go-to, make-ahead breakfast ideal for busy mornings.  They are healthy and full of natural filling power. Making oats the night before is like cooking them, by soaking the oats you are breaking down the starch and reducing the natural phytic acid, helping your body utilize the oat’s nutrients more efficiently. Carrot cake overnight oats is easy to make and full of flavour. The preparation time is only 10 minutes and there is no cooking involved. This recipe serves 1 but can easily be altered for…

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Garlic Mushrooms in Butter

Garlic mushrooms in butter are full of flavours and make a great side dish, especially with meat or served with bread. If you are a garlic lover the combination of garlic and butter never gets old, making this dish perfect for you. You can make this delicious dish in as little as 15 minutes and serves 2 people. Making minimal mess this dish requires just one pan. For best results serve straight away. Ingredients 1 pound of mushrooms 4 tablespoons butter 1 sprig of thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme…

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Chicken and Mushroom Pie

Chicken and mushroom pie is a British traditional dish, popular throughout the whole year, especially during the winter months, acting as comfort food keeping you warm. Chicken and mushroom pie tends to be rich and creamy with lots of flavour, made from puff pastry. Best eaten on the day of baking, although leftovers can be store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, reheating in a microwave. Ingredients 350g Cooked Chicken 25g Butter 1 Large Onion Chopped 150g Mushroom Sliced 25g Flour 150ml Chicken Stock…

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Easy to make Mince Pies

The sign of mince pies in the shops means the festive season has begun. They are still a favourite family tradition during this time or year and have been around since the 18th Century. Whether you are enjoying biting into one with a glass of mulled wine in the comforts of your home or at a Christmas party they are crispy and full of flavour. Mince Pies now come in many varieties and are widely available. This mince pie recipe is easy to make and will make around 12 pies.…

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Gingerbread Cookies

November the 21st is national gingerbread cookie day. What better excuse is there to fill your kitchen and homes with the smell of fresh ginger spices! Gingerbread cookies are often a popular choice for all the family during the festive season. Crispy on the outside and soft in the centre is the perfection combination. This recipe is easy to make, taking less than 1 hour. It can make up to 15 cookies, the preparation time is 30 minutes and cooking time 15. Ingredients 1 ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon 5 ½ Teaspoon…

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Easy Pumpkin Soup

With Halloween approaching pumpkins are are popular as ever, many in fields go to waste, why not make the most out of pumpkins by making a creamy pumpkin soup. Pumpkin soup in the winter never gets old, it is healthy and easy to make. This recipe serves 4 people, with 10 minutes prep time and 50 minutes cooking time. Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Large Onion – finely chopped 4 Garlic Cloves – finely chopped 1 Pumpkin (8KG) 1 Chicken / Vegetable Stock Ground Black Pepper 120 ml Double Cream –…

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