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Get great results every time with these seven simple baking tips

7 Simple Baking Tips   1. USE PLAIN FLOUR Self-raising flour goes off much more quickly than plain. Always buy plain flour and add baking power when you need to. The general rule of thumb is 1 teaspoon of baking powder to every 100g/4oz of flour if a recipe calls for self-raising flour. 2. Always [...]

Eat pasta like an Italian!
7 golden rules to make a deliciously healthy pasta meal and no sugar required.

7 Rules for a Healthy Pasta Meal # 1. Always choose pasta made from 100% semolina from Durum wheat Durum is an ancient type of grain that is a hybrid of wild grasses with a high protein content. Pasta that’s made from Durum wheat has a remarkably low glycemic index (GI) making it a healthy [...]

Five healthy ideas for your lunchbox

Ditch shop-bought sandwiches, ‘healthy’ salads and sugary cereal bars and perk up your lunch with our delicious lunchbox ideas. Feta, beetroot and winter leaves A scrumptious sweet and tangy salad combo rich in fibre and antioxidant nutrients.  Beetroot is also great for supporting digestion.  To add variety to your lunches  substitute the feta with [...]


Fresh herbs not only add fantastic flavour to food, reducing the need for salt, but are also renowned for their medicinal benefits. Herbs are the leaves and sometimes the stems of edible plants which generally don’t have woody stalks. Spices are different - they are usually the bark or seed of the plant.   WHY [...]


Try something different with these simple, yet special side ideas for your festive table. Six different vegetables to pair with anything from the traditional turkey roast, to pork or beef. When it comes to festive food, there is always a nod to both English and Italian traditions in my kitchen and veggies are no exception. [...]


I hate to waste food and time, so I am always looking for ways to save both.  This way of preparing chicken has been a feature of my weekend cooking for as long as I can remember.  It takes very little prep time and it gives you a main meal on the day you prepare [...]


It’s probably surprising to no one that as an Italian and a huge fan of the Mediterranean diet, I love pasta dishes. Having grown up with them, experimented with recipes for them, and enjoyed them for decades I know firsthand how delicious and healthy they can be. But over the past few years, I’ve increasingly [...]