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Want to feel happier and healthier in 15 minutes a day? Read this…

Imagine a way of living with no diets, no deprivation, no starvation, no insane exercise regime, no misery, no crazy promises. Just this: when you feel good, you look good. That when you treat your body well, and fuel it properly, you enjoy food and you enjoy life. Think small daily changes and YES, you can have chocolate. And wine. And a life. This is a philosophy – and an approach – which breeds happiness. This is The Feelgood Plan, devised by personal trainer Dalton Wong (the man who hones the bodies of Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried and Game of Thrones Kit Harington) and health writer Kate Faithfull-Williams. Want to get in on the action? Read on for our exclusive extract……

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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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How to…cook for children

One of the best discoveries I made last year was Cooking Them Healthy, a brilliant blog set up by three mothers (sisters Georgie and Minnie Soskin, and nutritionist Jo Saunders) providing inspirational recipes, nutritional advice and ideas on how to encourage your children to eat healthily. One of the things I love most (apart from the recipes which are really delicious) is their A-Z of Health focusing on specific ailments and the foods that can help alleviate them (which is probably just as useful for adults). With delicious recipes and invaluable information, it is my new must-read site when it comes to cooking for my boys……

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How to…throw a Christmas party

Cheers. And welcome to part one of the W&W guide to hosting a (festive) party to remember. If there is one thing we are in favour of at all times, it would be eating, drinking and merry-making. Now, we are not here to tell you how to cook Christmas luncheon. We’re all about the party. The cocktails. The nibbles. The easy-peasy cheatsheet. The easiest way to have yourself a merry little Christmas party is to serve something sparkly, something soft and mulled wine; with a cheeseboard and mince pies (preferably mini mince pies for added chic factor). Add a bit of Michael Buble/Bing Crosby and you have yourself a party.…

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Boost up your body for autumn with leading nutritionist Henrietta Norton

Oh Autumn. Yes, we love the mist, the conkers, the food (clearly we’ve talked about ALL of this already)….But, we really don’t love the coughs, the colds or the flu. It’s not yet the middle of September and already half the people I know have succumbed to some kind of illness. I think it’s the change in seasons (it’s happened a little earlier than last year, but hey, that’s the pay-off for a great summer), it’s definitely Not Much Fun. Which is why, we are taking all the precautions we can and boosting up our bodies in preparation for the months ahead. To do this, we’ve enlisted the help of uber-nutritionist Henrietta Norton, the founder of Wild Nutrition, who we spoke to back in June about healthy summer eating. This time, Henrietta has focused on the essential topic of how to nourish your health this winter….…

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End of summer resolutions

As far as I’m concerned, there is nothing to lament about the end of summer. I even embrace the faint melancholy. (I have been humming Abba’s ‘Our Last Summer’ as I research this post. The other weekend, I went to my dear friend Nina’s hen party (very civilised it was, too) and we watched Mamma Mia (a film I have already ‘fessed up to loving, so less of the sniggering at the back). Since then I have been unable to stop singing Abba tunes. I am the best of Abba – with far, far less vocal ability than Amanda Seyfried or Meryl Streep. Alas, I fear I am more Pierce Brosnan.) I love the last of summer sun, the autumnal nip (with promises of frosty nights, jumpers and cosy nights) in the air on crisp mornings which segue into still-warm days, the glut of seasonal vegetables (well, in my parents’ garden and the farmers’ markets, not in my teeny garden). I just love the turn of the seasons. When I was younger, we lived in California for three years: do you know that there is virtually nothing approaching a proper season there? Just hot and slightly less hot, with a…

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The Perfect Picnic

Ah, picnics. How do I love thee. They combine two of life’s greatest joys: finger food and eating outside in the fresh air. Glorious. These recipes are from dear friend David Herbert‘s (food writer and editor, collector of Bloomsbury pottery – you can visit his pop-up tearoom  in London) wonderful book, Picnics – catering for pretty much any picnicking eventuality.…

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Henrietta Norton on the 5 foods you should be eating this summer

Nutritional expert, author and founder of Wild Nutrition, Henrietta Norton is something of a guru when it comes to women’s and children’s nutrition. If you are feeling run-down, want to maximise your physical and mental wellbeing or have a specific issue you’d like to address, then Henrietta is your woman. As well as running her own clinic in Sussex and practicing at the uber-chic Grace Belgravia health club in Mayfair, Henrietta is also the author of ‘Take Control of Your Endometriosis’ and the mother of two young children. Yup, she’s busy. Luckily, for us, she’s taken time out of her hectic schedule to give us the run-down on the 5 foods we should be eating this summer to stay in tip-top health. And the really good news is that there’s not a mud-tasting herb or dodgy smelling vegetable in sight – they’re all delicious and of course, nutritious……

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Easter: Time for the eggs!

While Natasha is all about decorations, I am all about the eggs. I love chocolate. Not a day goes by without some form of it passing my lips. I’m not a chocolate snob, I actually prefer cheap chocolate (wispas and double deckers are my current favourites), but I’m not averse to really good, expensive, maybe-even good-for-you chocolate (Green and Black’s mint is divine). Although when it comes to hot chocolate, I will only drink one – Paul‘s quite-frankly-ridiculously-good hot choc. Nothing else compares. But, I digress. Back to eggs. And bunnies. And other little chocolate animals. Here’s our pick of this year’s best. Oh, and do try M&S where the hollow chocolate eggs are so good, that in the name of research, I’ve eaten two already today (is it time for an intervention?) This exquisite egg is by Booja Booja. Handpainted by artists in Kashmir, the shell contains a selection of organic hazelnut crunch truffles, £29.99, Selfridges. Filled with chocolate praline farm animals, this Keepsake Egg can also be used as a box once you’ve devoured it’s contents, £6.99, Hope & Greenwood. Almost too good to eat, this dark chocolate bunny by master chocolatier Paul A Young has gold shimmer powder embedded…