Easy Recipes

The Biggest Myths About Homemade Lunches

Jules Clancy | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

We all know that a homemade lunch tends to be more nutritious, less expensive and better tasting than grabbing lunch from the work canteen or local cafe. However, there seems to be a few myths lurking that may be holding us back from having a really enjoyable lunch experience.

Lemon, Blueberry and White Chocolate Cupcakes

Holly Bell | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These cupcakes are something I made for the school fayre. They sold out pretty fast, I'm sure due to their white chocolate dribbleness. The other cakes I made did not sell out fast. It was very stressful watching them sit, lonely and ignored. I won't be making anything other than these for the school fayre, ever again.

Five Common Mistakes to Avoid When Making Dinner

Jules Clancy | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jules Clancy

I often ask people what their top roadblocks are to eating a healthy meal each night. The answers I hear the most include finding the time, motivation and energy to prepare dinner. Especially after a long day of work, when you're tired and hungry, this is when dinners go to the wayside.

Easy Cornish Ginger Fairings Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

My grandmother loved food but hated cooking, and saw it as unnecessary drudgery. Imagine my surprise after she died to find a well-worn recipe book in her house with this handwritten into it. Not once did she make these for me and yet they are wonderful! Here's the recipe translated into metric.

Easy Rocky Road Florentines Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

These florentines are delicious and really very easy. The crunch and all important brushing of chocolate make them a big hit amongst the smaller people in our family. Add to this already heady combination some marshmallows and sultanas and this could well be treat heaven.

Easy Rye, Spelt and White Blend Loaf

Holly Bell | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

We're back from our summer hols. We went to Suffolk. Southwold to be precise. We always holiday in Suffolk; it's my attempt at creating childhood memories the boys can bore their own kids with. I regularly irritate them with rose tinted tales of crabbing in Cornwall. It's only right I allow them the same pleasurable adult pastime.

Back of the Net!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

Easy Lemon Button Biscuits Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

My Nanna was a bespoke tailoress. She has tried to teach me to sew and knit over the years but I seem to have haberdasher's dyslexia. I miss stitches, misunderstand patterns, forget crucial knots and stages... These days, this is as close to sewing as I get and my are they things of beauty. Dainty button-shaped biscuits, zesty, pretty, rich and beautiful.

Easy Roasted Cauliflower, Cumin and Bulgar Wheat Salad

Holly Bell | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

The key to a good barbecue side dish? Make it ahead. Don't stress out on the day trying to be superwoman or man in the kitchen. Have it all pre-prepped and then you can don a hat, an apron, brandish those tongs and stay by the fire. Beer in hand.

Easy Cherry and Banana No Churn Ice-Cream Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I'm not a Mum who treats sugar as the devil. I have a very sensible (well I think so) theory that by saying something's off limits you create all kinds of both negative and exciting connotations. Dieting, giving up smoking, stopping dating unsuitable men... by saying it's off limits all of a sudden we all want it more. So this recipe is a welcome surprise.

Easy Orange Meringue Pie Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I am reaching the terrified stage. I've done the hypno birthing course. I've re read all my birthing books. I'm trying to keep my feet up. But there's no getting away from the fact I'm basically scared. I don't especially like giving birth. For me, it hurts that bit too much. Admittedly my second son's birth was a positive experience overall. But it still bloody hurt.

Coco Pop Mini Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

The cronut craze of last year has been and gone. Did you try making them? I didn't. It was probably the thought of both croissant dough and deep frying that put me off. So what's next? Momofuku Milk Bar have their infamous cereal milk ice cream. What about these?

Easy Gluten-Free Brazilian Cheese Bread Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

They're less a bread and more a savoury choux bun with a chewy centre. Easily revived in the oven if baked the day before. Cassava flour can be bought from the International aisle of many supermarkets or online and is gluten free...

Easy Broccoli, Cauliflower and Pasta Cheese Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's a pasta dish that is a real favourite in our house. I am not sure it will help me lose baby weight (well not in the portions I serve it) but for me it really is the taste of comfort and home.

Simply Vegetarian Florentine Quiche Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Is quiche not the perfect, universal crowd pleaser? It seems whenever I make it for a gathering it's Hoovered up way before everything else. I think it satisfies the angel and devil in all of us. Egg rich protein guaranteed to fill us up until the next available meal slot, combined with decadent cheese and cream.

A Masterclass in Japanese Cooking With Jun Tanaka

Emma Sleight | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Sleight

The average home cook is frightened of Japanese food. Eating it, yes. Pulling up a stool in front of a slow moving whirlpool of conveyor belt sushi or perching next to the open inferno of a Teppanyaki joint while the chef expertly flicks rice towards the ceiling and makes a squid ring volcano explode, yes, of course. But actually cooking the stuff?

Easy Dinner Recipe Ideas: Goat's Cheese, Linguine and Panacotta

The Huffington Post UK | Russell Norman/Polpo | Posted 27.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Even if you haven't yet visited Polpo, that gorgeous 'bacaro' style restaurant in London's Soho, you can still recreate its Venetian-style tapas dishe...

'La Dolce Vita': You are what you eat

Gino D'Acampo | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Gino D'Acampo

Yesterday I saw the news on the fact that the Mediterranean diet can help you live a longer life. I must tell you my friends this is not news to me. I know the secret to looking and feeling great comes down to what you are eating! Here are a few Mediterranean ideas to help boost your life expectancy.