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    Pancake Topping Ideas in Time for Pancake Day

    February 27, 2017Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    In case you haven’t been to a supermarket recently and seen the abundance of discounted frying pans, lemons and ready made pancake mix available, we thought we’d remind you that pancake day is tomorrow! The tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday started in the 18th Century and is still as popular today – well who doesn’t love pancakes? If you’re feeling a little uninspired by how to serve your pancakes tomorrow, check out our toppings …

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    How to keep kids eating healthily with Annabel Karmel

    January 20, 2017Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    It’s January and we’re all trying to eat a little healthier, while it’s easy enough to force yourself to eat your greens, mini picky eaters are a little harder to convince. We spent 10 minutes with Children’s healthy eating guru, Annabel Karmel, to ask her top tips on getting fussy eaters to enjoy healthy meals and stop craving those not-so-healthy treats.

    Q: Why do you think many children eat unhealthily in modern life? 

    A: As parents, we …

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    Love Biscuiteers? Make Your Own!

    April 21, 2016Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    Guessing that some of your little ones are as mad about baking as ours, we’ve teamed up with Biscuiteers to bring you a step-by-step guide to making your own delectable Peter Rabbit iced biscuits. All you need is a creative eye, steady hand, and a suitable rumbling tummy in order to truly appreciate the deliciousness that is these biscuits:

    1. Create your base

    To get started, follow this easy-peasy Biscuiteers vanilla dough recipe, which makes between 24 …

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    Our Favourite Mouth-Watering Pancake Recipes

    February 2, 2016Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    We’re flipping exciting for Pancake Day this year – especially because we get to treat it as a well-deserved hiatus day from our miserable beginning-of-year diets – what could be better? This  February we’ve teamed up with family favourite Annabel Karmel to bring you our favourite pancake recipes for you and the little ones, which thankfully won’t leave you feeling too guilty when you get back on the cross trainer the next day…

    BABY’S 1st PANCAKES

    These make …

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    Thought Your Cravings Were Strange?

    January 19, 2016Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    We’ve all heard of some strange pregnancy cravings, from raw fish skins and potato sandwiches to bagels dipped in ketchup and uncooked onions (delish!) – but although they’ve been observed in expectant mums for decades, the jury is still out on what causes our unusual yearnings. While some have guessed that they are a woman’s body’s way of telling them they need more of a certain nutritional element, others have refuted this by pointing to the …

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    Top Tips for Weaning Babies off Breast Milk

    January 15, 2016Advice, Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorised

    After all the ups and downs we experience when breastfeeding, the time to wean can creep up without warning. The question is, should you be sad, relieved, or just unsure about what to feed them next?

    Both the WHO and the Department of Health recommend waiting to wean until your baby is six months old, though research has shown that nearly half of all UK babies are weaned before they are four months old, and one …

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    Kids Will Love Our Trio Of Homemade Christmas Treats

    December 8, 2015Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorised

    OK, let’s face it – kids are going to be consuming an undesirable amount of sweets and chocolate over the festive period, but there’s always a way to sweeten the deal for us parents. With our trio of friendly recipes, you can both collaborate with little ones on the creation of their Christmas treats, as well as ensure first hand that what goes into their mouths is parent-approved before snack time.

    Marshmallow Snowmen

    To create these …

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    You’ll Love These Homemade Halloween Treats

    October 26, 2015Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Things To Do, Uncategorised

    So, it’s reached that time of year again, when little ones will soon be expecting – nay, demanding – an entire year’s worth of sugar crammed into one night of snacks. Stay strong in the face of little monsters though – we’ve come up with some delightful alternative Halloween treats which you can make with them at home, and which won’t ruin their healthy diets come October 31st. And from plenty of home testing with …

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