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Book now for a cooking demo and nutrition talk from Cooking Them Healthy

We’ve told you about Cooking Them Healthy before, right? That it’s one of our favourite foodie websites, chock full of fab family-friendly recipes and nutritional advice that is not only super-useful, but – unlike some healthy food websites –  easy to make, inexpensive and totally delicious. Well now, you can be part of the action as on 23rd April, the lovely co-founders Georgie and Jo, a chef and nutritional therapist, are running a brilliant cooking demonstration, in which they’ll share their top tips on nutrition, how to save time when cooking and handy hints on how to use your freezer, as well as showcasing a number of their favourite recipes. The demo is being held at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green in West London between 12-2.30pm and tickets are £45. So if you’re in town on that day, fancy a bit of inspiration from a thoroughly fab duo and a visit to one of London’s coolest pubs, then please book here!…

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Recipes from The Art of Eating Well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley

We all want to eat well, right? The thing is it’s not always as easy as it should be. Short for time and short on inspiration, cooking can turn into a chore, meaning that you can gravitate towards easy old favourites that aren’t always the best (read healthiest) option. But, the good news is that there’s never been a better time to want to eat well. From Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop to Voguette Calgary Avaninso, there are plenty of health gurus out there, but the newest – and certainly among the most relatable – duo are sisters Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley aka Hemsley + Hemsley.…

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Cooking for Easter

If you have children, it won’t have escaped your attention that the Easter Holidays are upon us and you probably have two thoughts –  ‘Help! What on earth do I do with my children for the next few weeks? and ‘How the hell do I stop them mainlining chocolate until they’re bouncing off the walls?’ Well, we have a solution for both those dilemmas. The gorgeous Cooking Them Healthy girls (read more about them here) have come up with some special Easter recipes and advice for us on cooking with small people. If you’re in need of some kitchen inspiration, then look no further……

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Children + vegetables? Done.

Apologies for the delay to today’s post. I have spent the entire morning faffing around with emergency dentist appointments. Impacted wisdom tooth with severe infection. Nice. Anyway. Back in the land of the blogging, albeit with an elephantine jaw, horse-strength antibiotics and instructions to swill my mouth with salt water. It’s like swimming in the sea – only entirely without any of the fun what-so-ever. Teeth. Tricksy devils.  Anyway, enough of my dental woes. Onto today’s preoccupation: children and vegetables……

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How to cook?

  I have to share this wonderful poster, which I discovered this weekend (when I tackled the hideous yet curiously satisfying task of tidying up the cupboard under the stairs). My friend, the cookery writer, food editor and garden obsessive, David Herbert (His Complete Perfect Recipes is the handiest dandiest book to have in your kitchen), gave it to me to give to my husband. Now, my husband is a man of many wonderful parts, but cooking is not one of them. Yet. He does a mean sausages and mash with onion gravy and is the master of eggs in this house, but it’s fair to say his repertoire is not extensive. This wonderful cooking chart poster, by Cressida Bell (buy it here for £10, there’s also a vegetarian version) was designed with students in mind, but would suit anyone who wants to make fresh, delicious, easy meals every day (or even every so often…). Plus it would look fab on your kitchen wall. Image: Cressida Bell…

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Comfort eating x 2

I am not a great fan of rich food. My body doesn’t love it. Sorry to sound a bit Goop, but there it is. Such is life. But there are times (like, oh I don’t know, when it’s April and freezing outside with snow flurries forecast? What is going ON, people?) when comfort food with its attendant richness is the only thing which will do. To which end I give you two easy peasy variations on macaroni cheese. The above Macaroni, Pancetta and Pecorino Cheesy Bake had me at hello. It’s from What Katie Ate …

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This weekend we’ll be…

Feeling: positively giddy because it’s MARCH!! Which in our books means winter is over and spring has sprung (if only the weather would think that too). Check out Petersham Nurseries in full spring bloom.     Wishing: we lived in Leeds so we could go to the Northern Ballet’s new adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, which begins on Saturday at The Grand Theatre. With exquisite sets, beautiful costumes, music by Oscar-nominated composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE and, of course, incredible dancing, it promises to be glorious. Thankfully, the production will then tour the UK taking in cities such as Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London.               Cooking: Jamie Oliver’s ridiculously delicious beef stew. Just add hunks of bread, vats of red wine and you’re good to go.         Reading: Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell We’re not sure what more you need to know beyond the fact that this is written by Maggie O’Farrell. She writes, therefore you must read. What? You need more? Okay, how’s this for a gripping premise: during the heatwave of 1976, Robert Riordan tells his wife he’s popping out for a newspaper. And…