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How to Grocery Shop with Kids Without Losing Your Mind

By Katie Workman There was a great television ad for soup a while back that I think pretty much every parent could relate to.
The ad showed a mother walking down the aisle of the supermarket, pushing a cart with a toddler, and another little one racing around near the cart. The voice coming over the supermarket loudspeaker warned about an impending storm, with road closings, and school cancellations.
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Tomato Ricotta Tart

By Aaron Hutcherson Summer is in full effect—the sun is shining long into the evening, weekends are spent lounging at the beach, and air conditioning is on full blast, 24/7.
Foodwise, the summer brings a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables—one of my favorite is tomatoes. At their peak, tomatoes are great in a simple salad, atop a piece of toast, or sliced and eaten with just a sprinkle of salt.
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BOOK REVIEW – The Kitchen Science Cookbook, Dr. Michelle Dickinson

By Caroline Field As a child, I very quickly came to the conclusion that I was not cut out for anything vaguely scientific. Experiments, instead of being a bit of light-hearted fun, invariably turned into something incendiary, but never intentionally.
So it was with great excitement that we agreed to review this book because the author specialises in roadshows in her native New Zealand demonstrating how much fun can be had by parents, children or whole families doing simple experiments together.
Even the most unscientific of readers, like myself cannot fail to be charmed by this brilliant and engaging scientist, who makes it her …read more

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BBQ Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms

By Jacqueline Meldrum Don’t they look gorgeous? These little beauties are grilled, stuffed mushrooms. You’re going to love them. They’re juicy and full of flavour, a little bit of heaven for mushroom-lovers.Each mushroom is fully pizza stuffed and cooked on the BBQ (or in the oven) until succulent, a little smoky and ready to be eaten while warm and melty with groans of pleasure.I don’t exaggerate! They are totally lush.M&S Inspire MeI created these stuffed mushrooms for the M&S Style & Living page which they call Inspire Me. I’m proud to have been asked for a second time to contribute to their lifestyle …read more

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6 Piece Addis Lunchbox Giveaway

By Jacqueline Meldrum Children in Scotland head back to school this week and their friends down in England head back in a few weeks too, so it’s time to think about packed lunches and what to put in your lunch box. It’s time to plan!Of course packed lunches aren’t just for children and adults too need some inspiration too…………………………………………………………………………………………………Related – Back to School Vegan & Vegetarian Lunchbox Ideas………………………………………………………………………………………………….Meal planningI did a poll in Instagram stories (follow me on instagram for a peek into my daily life) today and 50% of people who took part said they don’t meal plan for the week.I have …read more

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Sesame Sunflower Crunch | Cooking Component

By Erin Alderson When it comes to textures, I’m all about the crunch. This is why I gravitate towards chips, crackers, and granola. This sunflower crunch is a mix between toasted nuts and granola. It’s simple on ingredients but the end result is a multi-use mix that adds the perfect crunch to soups, salads, and yogurt bowls.
One of the things I love about this mixture: it doesn’t compete with grains. It can help add a boost to your morning oatmeal or lunch grain bowl without competing with the grains (like a traditional granola would). Be sure to check out the variations. There are …read more

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Black bean tacos cooked on the BBQ

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche Is everyone else having a long, hot summer like we are in the UK? It did finally rain the other day for the first time in about 2 months, but it’s back to blue skies again today. I’m not complaining – we Brits are used to our BBQs being interrupted by drizzle (and continuing anyway, of course), but it’s nice to actually be able to complete a BBQ in the sunshine for once!
There’s a tendency to always make the same thing on a BBQ – burgers, hot dogs, maybe the odd kebab skewer. But it’s always fun to mix things …read more

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Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts + Tutorial {Low-Carb, Keto, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo}

By Bintu This Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts recipe is healthy, quick, easy and so amazingly tasty. Plus, you can make it with fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts. Be prepared to fall in foodie love!
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Sweet Corn Polenta with Fried Egg and Sun-Dried Tomato Relish

By Erin Alderson There are a few summer staples that happen every year. Roasted tomato salsa, grilled zucchini, and this fresh polenta. Traditionally, polenta is made from dried/stone-ground corn. This version relies on using fresh summer sweet corn. The texture is different but the flavor of the polenta is all summer warmth.
I usually make the polenta base the same and it’s rare that I add cheese (but that is an option). The toppings, however, are anything goes. I like to pile high the summer vegetables and flavors. This sweet corn polenta version features one of my favorite toppings: fried eggs.
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Pan Bagnat (French Tuna Sandwich)

By Sally Vargas Welcome to le pique-nique! (That’s French for picnic: insert happy face here.)
This French picnic sandwich, pan bagnat, is your new best friend for any outdoor excursion. You can—and should—make it ahead. It’s supposed to be a little soft and squishy on the inside from the tuna fish and olive oil soaking into the bread. It is, well, magnifique!
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Meal Plan for August Week 2

By Katie Workman Please welcome Katie Workman for this month’s meal plans! Katie is a mother of two hungry boys and a meal planning wizard, so much so that it led to the creation of her blog The Mom 100 and a cookbook by the same name.
There are few things more appealing to me than daylight that stretches long into the evening, well past our usual dinner hour. If you are able to eat outside, seize that opportunity.
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Spicy Pork & Vegetable Tofu – Probably Not Mapo Tofu

By foodwishes@yahoo.com (Chef John) This might look like I was trying to make a version of a famous Chinese dish called mapo tofu, but that’s not the case, and in fact, I’m pretty sure I was making this before I knew what mapo tofu was. And now that I’ve addressed the people that were going to complain this isn’t authentic, we can continue. I’m assuming that whatever I did get this idea from was most likely a version of mapo, but that’s as far as it goes. Which reminds me, this is a great recipe to adapt to your own tastes, not only with …read more

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Quick Sweet Pickled Cucumbers

By Karen Burns-Booth Quick Pickled Cucumbers: An easy and very quick pickled cucumber recipe, which is ready in 24 to 48 hours. Perfect for that summer glut of small cucumbers. Serve these pickled cucumbers with cheese, charcuterie, sandwiches, smoked fish, hot dogs or burgers.

Using your Summer Glut of Cucumbers

I can almost sense and smell autumn in the air, and much though autumn if my favourite season, I’m not quite ready to relinquish summer just yet. There’s a definite cold nip in the early morning and evening air, and the swallows have left us already in North Wales, leaving a perfectly formed empty …read more

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Blueberry Chia Jam with Yogurt and Sunflower Crunch

By Erin Alderson One of my favorite coffee shops in town serves two hot food items: waffles and yogurt bowls. If I had my way, I’d eat both, everyday. The waffles are perfect and they make a homemade jam for topping which they also use on their yogurt bowls. Since it’s not cost-effective for me to eat there every morning, I decided to come up with a quick breakfast that incorporated the same idea of jam + yogurt.
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Grilled Tandoori Tofu Skewers

By Jacqueline Meldrum These rainbow tandoori tofu skewers can be grilled or cooked on a BBQ and isn’t it fabulous we’ve had such good weather for eating outdoors this year?Summer in Scotland can actually be quite a wet affair, with the occasional sunny day, but this year we’ve had nearly four months of sunshine with lots of heat too. We’re all completely shocked. None of us can believe it. We’ve not had a summer like this in decades.Sunny Scotland = BBQ v v v v v giveaway below v v v v vGrilled tofuI wanted to marinade and grill tofu for …read more

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Homemade Tandoori Paste Recipe

By Jacqueline Meldrum Tandoori paste is a really popular Indian marinade. It is mostly commonly used in a chicken dish, but of course it’s the perfect marinade for veggie dishes too.Vegetarians could coat halloumi in it before crisping it on the BBQ and vegans can use it to marinade tofu before grilling it. You could also use it to marinade onions wedges and cook those on the BBQ.TANDOORThe word tandoori comes from the word tandoor, which is the oven a tandoori is cooked in.The tandoor is a clay oven (nowadays these can be metal) that is traditionally used in Pakistan and India to …read more

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Seafood Paella on the Grill

By Sally Vargas Are you ready for a party? Mix up a pitcher of sangria and call your friends and neighbors!
A festive occasion calls for a big statement, and this paella is just that: a colorful rice dish bursting with clams, mussels and shrimp along with smoky chorizo and saffron for tons of flavor. You don’t need much else to serve alongside it, but you could make a green salad if you feel inspired.
Set the whole pan of paella on your picnic table, and bring out some crusty bread and wine glasses. Summer is just too short not to celebrate it with friends.
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Light My Fire – Cooking With Certainly Wood

By Caroline Field We were delighted when Certainly Wood contacted us, challenging us to get cooking with wood. We couldn’t resist and waited with excitement until the package arrived. The package arrived containing, kiln dried wood, kindling, fire starters, BBQ tools, an apron and a booklet on how to cook with wood – Fabulous! We’ve learned so much since being in Devon about cooking on different outdoor equipment, using different fuels, but there is something almost romantic about cooking with wood, back to nature, outdoor survival, the call of the wild and boy did it bring back memories of Guide Camp, boiling water …read more

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Veggie enchilada stack

By Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche Two cheesy bakes in a row, sorry! I must get more organised – though if you’re anything like me, you won’t be complaining. In case the mound of cheesy, saucy goodness in the photo above hasn’t yet convinced you that you need to make this veggie enchilada stack, let me describe it for you.

What’s in this veggie enchilada stack?
This enchilada stack is super simple – no crazy ingredients, just classic flavours that go beautifully together. Just my kind of recipe. Inside that mound of cheesy goodness, you’ve got:
– a simple, spicy homemade enchilada sauce
– stacks of soft flour tortillas
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