UK Cooking

Seven Delicious Ways To Reduce Food Waste

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Food waste costs the average person in the UK £200 every year. We throw away a whopping 19% of food we buy, which adds up to 7 million tonnes per annum according to campaigners Love Food Hate Waste

You've (Probably) Been Cooking Pasta Wrong Your Entire Life

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have revealed the perfect way to cook pasta and it seems we’ve all been making some schoolboy errors. According to researchers from The A...

You've Been Cooking Mashed Potato All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to mashed potato, most people opt to boil their potatoes, drain them, add a little milk and butter, and start mashing. But, according t...

KitchenAid Called 'Sexist' For Advertising Pink Cooking Appliances 'For Women'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kitchen appliance brand KitchenAid has found itself in hot water over an advert on its website featuring pink products. The ad, which featured the pro...

Where To Find Vegetarian Food In Fiji

Selene Nelson | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

While the cuisine generally involves little meat except pork, a large part of the basic diet is fish, mussels, crabs and lobster. Not knowing much else about Fijian food, I was unsure what vegetarian dishes would be easily available and what the quality of them would be

The Best Recipes For Homemade Bread

Patric Morgan | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Patric Morgan

Nothing beats the smell of homemade bread. It is nutritious, incredibly cheap to make and stays fresh for longer than supermarket bought bread. Making bread at home is fun and it teaches the kids about baking.

British Pie Week - Healthy Swaps

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Try this recipe. Fish pie doesn't have to mean heavy mashed potato. Light, crisp filo-pastry topped, this tomato-based fish pie, with halibut, sea bass and prawns, is a delicious alternative. This recipe serves 6.

New 'Bake Off' Host Slams 'Inedible' Food In NHS Hospitals

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

”Inedible” NHS food is preventing patients from recovering from illnesses, television cook Prue Leith has claimed. The 77-year-old, who is expecte...

People Can't Cope With The Two Surprise Ingredients Mary Berry Adds To Her Bolognese Sauce

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

Let’s face it, what Mary Berry doesn’t know about cooking isn’t worth knowing, but after the latest episode of ‘Mary Berry Everyday’ she sta...

Vegan Easter Cookies

Holly Jade | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Jade

With only a few weeks until Spring and a month until Easter, I wanted to make some adorable and Instagram worthy pastel pink easter cookies using some of my favourite ingredients, raspberry, coconut and hazelnut.

If You Keep Your Milk In The Fridge Door, You've Been Doing It ALL Wrong

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you store your milk in the fridge door, we hate to break it to you but you’ve been doing it all wrong. A new guide to storing food correctly has ...

‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’ Set To Take On ‘Bake Off’ As BBC Announces Rival Show

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Entertainment

The (oven) gloves are off after the BBC unveiled ‘The Big Family Cooking Showdown’, a brand new cookery show that is set to take on ‘The Great B...

'Great British Bake Off' Winner Nadiya Hussain Finally Bags Her Own BBC Cooking Show

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Entertainment

Former ‘Great British Bake Off’ champion Nadiya Hussain has bagged her own show, which will see her travelling around the UK. Following the succes...

A Cheese Bar Is About To Open In London To Make Life More Brie-lliant

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you can’t get enough of cheese, we’ve found your new favourite hangout. A new bar, aptly named The Cheese Bar, is set to open in London, servin...

A Turkey Isn't Just For Christmas

JB Gill | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
JB Gill

A superbly lean source of protein, it's better than any prize chicken and can be eaten every day of the week. If we're happy to reserve the best food for our biggest occasions, surely it stands to reason that we should be able to have the best, every week of the year, should we feel inclined to do so.

How To Train Your Toddler's Tastebuds

The Huffington Post | Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Parents

During toddlerhood, your child forms their food likes and dislikes. We look at how you can influence their food preferences from an early age, and how...

This Is What The Drawer Under Your Oven Is Really For

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us use the shallow drawer under our oven to store baking trays, but it turns out some have a far more useful purpose. Some of these drawers ar...

Pret A Manger Launches New Vegan Dishes To Help Customers With ‘Veganuary’

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re ditching products derived from animals for ‘Veganuary’, head down to Pret A Manger. The chain has launched a new menu packed with vega...

Cookery Class With The Sanssouci Collection, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

During our stay in Marrakech, my husband Steve and I were invited to take part in a cookery class with The Sanssouci Collection at Les Cigognes Hotel, which has been the leading Moroccan cookery school for the last 15 years.

Could You Do Christmas Every Week?

Caroline Bourne | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

It's stressful to read all the articles, and even more stressful to follow all the instructions. And if I don't get it all done? If the sprouts are soggy and the potatoes are burnt? If people cry in horror as they unwrap their gifts? Well, the glaring spotlight of failure will be shining on me.

Top Ten Tips For Stress-Free Christmas Cooking

Ronnie Murray | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ronnie Murray

I understand why people get stressed about cooking at Christmas, but there are so many practical ways to ease the pressure and make sure you spend quality time with family and friends - not just the turkey.

Being A Vegan At Christmas... How Veganism Saved My Bacon!

Claire Langdon | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Langdon

Yes, I just used those two words in the same sentence! I know... I'm as surprised as the next person! In fact, I am the last person I ever would have thought would be asked to write a blog about veganism and Christmas; A year ago, neither of these things were important in my life.

My Cook-A-Thon for the Community: How I Challenged Myself to Give Young People a Better Future

Yasmin Evans | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Yasmin Evans

In November I took on my Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Diamond Challenge to commemorate the charity's 60th anniversary, and since then I have spent some time reflecting on what I've learnt and gained from the experience.

16 Things You Should Know Before Cooking Your First Christmas Lunch

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Cooking your first Christmas lunch is not something to be undertaken by the unprepared, so we’re sharing the 16 things everyone should know before o...

Why Is Slow Cooking Good For You?

Victoria Vito | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Using a crockpot, or slow cooker to cook your food helps save on total meal preparation. It's easy and healthier option that can help you and your family to eat delicious, homemade meals.