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Walk off those extra Easter calories with Walkactive

Over the Easter break, it’s all too easy to over-indulge in lots of yummy chocolate and traditional roast dinners. But instead of feeling guilty, why not get into the great outdoors and work up a calorie-busting sweat by trying Joanna Hall’s unique walking technique, Walkactive?   You may already spend a fair amount of time […]

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Let Our Kids Be Bored!

‘I’m bored, Mum’ Few words seem designed to strike at the heart of parental guilt with quite such precision as these. Parents today seem to regard stimulating their offspring as being on a par with feeding them their five-a-day – something without which their precious growing minds will simply be unable to fully flourish. If […]

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Seven ways to be more influential

 Everyone wants to know how to be more influential, but most of us think the kind of charisma we associate with people like Bill Clinton or Oprah Winfrey is just a character trait some lucky people are born with.   Happily, charisma isn’t something you need to be born with – it’s something you can […]

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Our picks for World Book Day

Thursday, March 3 is World Book Day and we’re publishing some great practical and inspiring books to coincide with this special day.   The Spiralizer Cookbook The trend for low-carb and ‘clean’ eating has made spiralizers incredibly popular. Everyone, it seems, wants to enjoy the benefits of turning fruit and vegetables into delicious, nutritious alternatives […]

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Delicious meals to cook this weekend

Looking for two delicious meals to cook this weekend? Well look no further. To spice up your Saturday or Sunday, try these two recipes taken from the Real Meal Revolution, a low-carbohydrate, high-fat and no-sugar diet book.   Black mushrooms baked in walnut butter with clotted cream Serves 2   Ingredients 4 large flat mushrooms 1 cup walnuts, […]

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Warming winter meals to enjoy with the family this weekend

Naomi Moriyama shares two delicious Japanese-inspired dishes that are perfect as a warming winter meal at the weekend. One-pot Beef, Potato and Onion Casserole This is a lovely meat and potato dish that is especially appealing in the winter. Serve the casserole at the table with some rice and another vegetable side dish or two. […]

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A savoury pancake recipe that is both gluten-free and suitable for diabetics!

Don’t let your diabetes, or gluten-free diet, stop you joining in the fun this pancake day: try this Socca gluten free pancake recipe, taken from Mediterranean Cooking for Diabetics by the original Poldark, Robin Ellis. Made with chickpea flour, this delicious street food is still sold in parts of southern France and can be the […]

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Mindfulness for Women – How to declutter your mind, simplify your life and find time to ‘be’

Multiple demands, too little time, the juggling act to do it all – and be it all – means that women are under unprecedented pressure. The authors of Mindfulness for Women, Vidyamala Burch and Claire Irvin, know from experience that adopting the simple practices at the heart of mindfulness can help busy women from all […]

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9 Top Tips for Surviving the Holiday Season with your Teenager

Author and parenting expert Gill Hines shares her top tips to guarantee a stress free holiday season, even if you’re spending it with teenagers.

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12 Top Tips for Spiralizers: how to spiralize anything, from courgetti to aubergines

Spiralizers tend to come with very few instructions about how to spiralize, how to do it and how to use your ‘spirals’, whether courgetti or anything else, once you’ve made them. In developing and refining the 100 recipes in The Spiralizer Cookbook, I would say these are the top twelve tricks that I’ve learned to help you get the most out of your spiralizing.

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Say no to diabetes

14 November is World Diabetes Day – so what can you do to reduce your risk? Here, Patrick Holford briefly explains why a poor diet is one of the major causes of this increasingly common disease and offers his advice.   World Diabetes Day was created by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization […]

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A hearty, healthy soup recipe for all the family to enjoy

Naomi Moriyama shares her delicious Japanese-inspired soup – a healthy meal that children and adults will love. Japanese Sweet Potato, Pumpkin, Bean and Tomato Soup This hearty stew–soup can be served as a stand-alone meal. It is naturally sweet, thanks to all the sweet vegetables in it. Since the vegetables are chopped small, children will […]

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