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Easy Summer Lemon Potato Salad Recipe #Keepitlocal

The East of England Co-op is running its annual Sourced Locally Fortnight, between May 30, 2016 and June 12, 2016. The Sourced Locally range is all about championing the great food and products that come from our region. Reasons to keep it local...
by The Syders on May 31, 2016

Baking With Kids - Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Ingredients:110g/4oz butter or margarine110g/4oz caster sugar2 free-range eggs1 tsp vanilla extract110g/4oz self-raising flour1-2 tbsp milkMethod:Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with pap...
by The Syders on Feb 13, 2016

How To Make A Two Tier KitKat Cake

What You Need:Ready made birthday cake serving 12 - 15Ready made cake serving 6Ready made fondant icing3 x packets of 16 two finger kitkats16 x Ferrero Rocher (or any other sweet or chocolates of your choice)3 x bags of Galaxy eggs  (or any...
by The Syders on Feb 3, 2016

Pumpkin and Pearl Barley Risotto Recipe Plus Win Tickets For The BBC Good Food Show!

Over the weekend we picked our giant pumpkin that we have been growing since spring. It was such an exciting moment and our Granddaughter was thrilled with how huge it had grown. We will be carving it up for Halloween to make a lantern and we will us...
by The Syders on Oct 20, 2015

Campaign To End Loneliness

I'm delighted to be working with Sunrise Senior Living on a campaign to raise awareness about loneliness in old age by hosting a meal and a game of cards with someone who could do with a bit of company. Research from the group Campaign...
by The Syders on Aug 25, 2015

6 Tips for Staying on Track with Meal Planning During the Summer

Many people stop meal planning during the summer when they have a lot of activities going on. Here are 6 tips to help you stick to your meal planning.
by Hunter Happenings on Jul 23, 2015

Juicing - Ginger And Apple Shots

I am a huge fan of juicing since buying my juicer in 2014. I super-juiced myself by going on a 14 day juice fast last year and I felt incredible. It was a tough fortnight but there were some great benefits to doing it, like I lost two stone, my blood...
by The Syders on Jul 1, 2015

… Cooking on a Budget:Meal Prep for the Month…

When it comes to eating healthy you do NOT have to break your budget. I have managed to budget my grocery bill to make sure that I have enough food to keep me on track with my health and fitness goals. Each month I will try to vary my menu so I am no...
by Infinite Life Fitness on Mar 17, 2015

Vazhakkai Kalan (Raw Banana and Yoghurt Curry)

Yams are considered to have ‘lower glycemic index’ than potatoes, thus providing a more well balanced form of energy, protecting against obesity. This recipe forms part of our Onam Recipes Book. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websit...
by chackos kitchen on Feb 20, 2015

Cooking On A Budget - Eggs

Eggs are wonderfully nutritious. Not only are they packed full of protein, vitamins and minerals but they only contain 70 calories each and are super cheap to buy, making them an excellent choice for cooking on a budget. British Lion eggs have the th...
by The Syders on Dec 19, 2014

Cooking On A Budget - Meatless Burrito Recipe

Ever since I started my juicing journey I have strived to give up meat, with fantastic health results. I've lost weight and my blood pressure was so low that my doctor nearly fell of her chair during my last check up. Anyway I'm aiming to reduce the...
by The Syders on Nov 9, 2014

Cooking On A Budget - Easy Batch Cooking For The Week

I love batch cooking, not just because it saves me money but also because it saves me time. I find that having a healthy meal already prepared in the freezer puts a stop to any temptation to eat quick convenience foods. Firstly I make up a batch of 2...
by The Syders on Nov 4, 2014

Cooking On A Budget - Chickpea & Lentil Coconut Dahl

Ever since I started juicing I have given up eating meat. I still cook meat for the family but I'd like to introduce more vegetarian recipes into their diet, so I've been busy looking for tasty meals that they will enjoy, that are on a budget. I love...
by The Syders on Aug 29, 2014

Camp Bestival On A Budget

We arrived home on Monday after experiencing one of the most thrilling weekends of our lives. So thrilling that I'm even kicking myself that we hadn't been to a festival with the kids before now. Seriously, if you are reading this in two minds about...
by The Syders on Aug 7, 2014

Make S'mores With Certainly Wood Flamers

 We do love a spot of campfire cooking, here at The Syders. Usually we cook on our homemade campfire tripod in the garden, but as we are working on a bit of a change around out back, the tripod has been packed away until we have finished, so one...
by The Syders on Jun 20, 2014

#MorrisonsMum Bank Holiday Shop

Last week I was utterly delighted to discover that I was one of the many lovely BritMums to have been selected to be a #MorrisonsMum for the Bank Holiday weekend. I heard my postie rattle my post box, so I dashed out to see if I was one of the lucky...
by The Syders on May 8, 2014

Fettuccine Bolognese Recipe #Respectthepasta

This recipe is from 'The Ask Italian Coobook', Available from Ask Italian Restaurants & bookshops priced at £15. Part of the proceeds from the sale of the books go to Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity. This book is my new best frien...
by The Syders on May 2, 2014

Penne With Italian Sausage, Porcini Mushrooms And Tomato Recipe #Respectthepasta

Last week I blogged about my experience of eating at the Ask Italian restaurant as I enjoyed a girlie pasta lunch. The food was so tasty that I was super excited to try a recipe from the Ask Italian cook book. My eight year old Granddaughter was my a...
by The Syders on Apr 18, 2014

11 Must Have Tools and Gadgets for Cooking on a Budget

Cooking on a budget can be a challenge sometimes.  especially when you kitchen isn’t stocked with the tools you need to cook from scratch. Here are my top picks to tools I use regularly in my kitchen that help me to cook on a budget.  Each of...
by The Sassy Saver on Mar 24, 2014

Cooking On A Budget - Freezer Beef And Rice Burritos

Looking for an easy recipe that is great for bulk cooking and freezing? Then this is exactly what you need. These beef wraps are delicious and can be cooked from frozen in the microwave for 4 - 5 mins or you can leave in the foil wraps and cook in a...
by The Syders on Jan 31, 2014


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