Indoor Grilling: Tips and Recipes

Grilling is an easy, healthy, and delicious way to prepare your food. The good news is that you don’t need an outdoor grill. You can use a compact indoor grill to help you prepare your meals at home. Here are some tips you can use to grilling at home easy.  Types of Indoor Grills Let’s start by talking about the two types of indoor grills that you can use. First, you have a contact grill. This comes with a lid. This can present some benefits. By shutting the lid, you will be able to keep the smoke contained. The most …

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Shane the Chef Cookbook

Giveaway: Shane the Chef: Let’s Get Cooking recipe book for kids

Sizzling saucepans! Fans of smash hit animated series Shane the Chef can get busy in the kitchen with his first ever cookbook,  Shane the Chef: Let’s Get Cooking, from Candy Jar Books. Twenty of Shane’s simple, nutritious and most of all delicious recipes are featured in the book, from quick and easy basics to tasty meals and desserts. All of the healthy recipes featured are approved by the British Dietetic Association and there are also suggested ingredient swaps for fussy eaters. Shane the Chef encourages children to learn about food and where it comes from, make healthier choices and develop an …

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Easter Roast Lamb

Lamb is one of my favourite meats but I have to admit that we don’t eat it as often as we would like as the younger kids are not fans and it is quite expensive, so we have it as a treat every now and again. The team at New Zealand Lamb invited us to try a new Easter recipe over the weekend and it was amazing. Ingredients A half shoulder or half leg of New Zealand lamb (thawed from frozen or chilled) 450g potatoes, roughly chopped 250g chantenay carrots 350g squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into chunks 2 red onions, peeled and …

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Our Christmas Food Tradition – Gingerbread Shapes

There are hundreds of different foodie Christmas traditions all around the world.  For example, here in Britain, we enjoy Christmas pudding, mince pies and turkey on Christmas Day. However other countries have quite different traditions, for example, in Denmark rice pudding is the traditional Christmas dessert! As well as traditions by nationality traditions often differ by family too and like most families we have our own too. Christmas for us means baking and the kids favourite thing to make is Gingerbread Men, although our Christmas twist is to make stars and Christmas trees and here is how we do it. …

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Pork and Apple Casserole

The Bramley is rightly recognised by professional chefs and home cooks alike as the best apple for cooking. Grown only in Britain, the Bramley’s unique qualities make it a versatile and much-loved ingredient. Bramley apples contain a higher acid content and lower sugar levels to produce a stronger, tangier tasting apple that retains its flavour when cooked. Texture is also important and Bramleys are again unique in producing a ‘melt in the mouth’ moist texture when cooked, while dessert apples can produce a chewy, dissatisfying texture because they contain up to 20% more dry matter than the Bramley. I was challenged to come up with …

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