Heinz beans

After School Super Heroes

DC Comics are taking over some classic Heinz products; Baked Beanz, Tomato Ketchup, Spaghetti Hoops and Tomato Soup (look out for Superman flying onto your shelves very soon) and making them Super Hero worthy; ready to fuel your family’s next adventure. My kids love nothing more than dressing up and heading outside for their latest superhero adventure, but superheroes need fuel to make them strong, agile and ready for anything! We have always been fans of spaghetti hoops on toast tea or some Heinz tomato soup with a nice warm crusty roll but our family classic is a warming Cottage Pie, which …

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Fårikål,

Taking the Fårikål Challenge #TasteofNorway

One of my top travel bucket list destinations to visit is Norway as I long to cruise along the spectacular Norwegian Fjords and see the Northern Lights. In fact my Mum has a cruise booked for November and I may be slightly envious. Inntravel who specialise in slow, self guided holidays which reveal the lesser-taken path of countries in Europe and beyond are currently promoting winter holidays to Norway and challenged me to cook the traditional Norwegian dish Fårikål. Fårikål (pronounced ‘forrycoal’) and translated as ‘sheep in cabbage’, is typically served in early autumn. Originating from Western Norway it is now loved …

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Easter Lamb

Easter Herb Roasted Leg of Lamb with Apricots, Walnuts and Almonds

We love Lamb in our house but don’t have it very often as it’s an expensive treat, so when I was invited to try a brand new recipe I was excited to get going. Armed with a Sainsbury’s voucher I headed out to get a Leg of Lamb, which can be chilled, or thawed from frozen, I chose chilled and then headed off to find the other ingredients. This recipe serves 6: 1 x 2 – 2.5kg leg of NZ Lamb 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced the leaves from 15cm stalk of rosemary, chopped 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves …

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Glebe Farm Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Mix

How to host a gluten free birthday party

Many of us have never heard of coeliac disease as this disease is not as widespread as other health troubles. It has an autoimmune reason: the body is not responding properly to gluten (cereal protein), resulting in damaging intestinal mucosa and other organs and tissues. Even if you have identified this disease, do not despair! Understanding the problem is always better than ignorance. Remember that among all possible health problems coeliac disease and gluten intolerance can be easily treated with properly selected diet. By following some simple advice on nutrition you will realise that your diagnosis in fact is not …

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Frappucino

Homemade Frappucino

I love Spring and Summer. It is not just the lovely warm weather (hopefully), the trips to the beach and the smell of freshly cut grass. It means one thing………. The return of the Frappucino! I have loved iced coffee in its many variations since trying it on holiday in Spain as a child.  My main frustration is that I could never get the same taste from a homemade frappucino as I could from a shop bought one until now! You do need a coffee machine that can make espresso coffee (instant coffee just doesn’t give the same flavour) and …

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