Sugar has become a real problem in our modern diet. The average person consumes around 140 teaspoons a week of the sweet stuff. And it isn't just about how much we spoon into our tea, so much of our sugar consumption is hidden in the foods we buy from cereals to ready meals. Here are some top tips to help you easily curb your sugar intake without too much hassle.
While the committed cook in you might yearn for a brand new kitchen with every new appliance under the sun, installing one that has been professionally supplied is an expensive undertaking, not to mention time consuming and quite disruptive to the household. Instead, why not stick to your budget and get creative about ways to refresh rather than replace what you already have. Here are a few ideas to help you do just that.
It is safe to say this is one of our go to recipes at home. It never disappoints and is really versatile making a great breakfast, lunch or dinner dish.
Kedgeree is traditionally a breakfast dish made with rice, eggs and smoked haddock. We substitute the rice for bulgur wheat which is more nutritionally fence than rice and lower in carbs. You can also use quinoa or a 50/50 mix of bulgur wheat and quinoa. As haddock is off the sustainable fish list we are currently using smokes cod instead - but any smoked white fish will do the job.
Taking kids to eat at decent restaurants strikes fear into the hearts most parents and we are no exception. On a good day we may survive the three courses unscathed but to minimise the risk of social and gastronomic carnage we tend to stick to family friendly restaurants where the food is rather uninspiring (garlic bread and spag bol for two please waiter) but you can almost guarantee the kids will eat it without making a fuss. Plus there will always be another child acting worse that your own.
Giggling Squid in the heart of Reigate town centre is the kind of restaurant we would usually avoid with the kids. It's elegant, minimalist decor and wonderful Thai menu make it perfect for a child free date but, let's be honest, we get about two of those a year so the thought of sampling their culinary delights with the kids in tow was appealing. The launch of their new kids menu sealed the deal. We visited on a Sunday late lunchtime which was surprisingly quiet.
Pretty chuffed with my first effort using our new paella pan. Recipe to follow.
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Little I has a cake sale at pre-school today and I fancied baking some cookies this time round to switch it up a bit. This easy recipe makes epic double chocolate cookies which are crisp on the outside and gooey in middle - perfection!
Preparing healthy and nutritious meals is simple with the new Salter Electric Spiralizer and one lucky reader can win one to create family meals bursting with freshness and flavour.
Giles & Posner is giving one lucky reader the chance to make homemade sweets in minutes with this fantastic Jelly Sweet Maker.
There is nothing better than a lovely cup of tea but with so many myths surrounding tea it is hard to know if our beloved cuppa is actually good for us or not? I joined forces with the lovely people at the Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) and the expert tea blenders at Ahmad Tea to bust those black tea myths once and for all (Plus you can win some lovely tea!)
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.