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Batch cooking 101: A beginner’s guide to quick, easy meals

Batch cooking has grown in popularity in recent years, particularly among busy people who want to eat healthily but are short on time. In fact, according to a survey by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) 63% of adults are regular batch-cookers. The survey respondents stated that it enables them to make savings of around £60 per month on food costs. So, batch cooking helps to save both time and money! And, what’s more, it can help to kickstart a healthier way of living. Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits behind batch cooking and how to get started.

Published: May 7, 2024
Author: Liz Parry
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Seasonal eating for spring: a guide

Seasonal eating is beneficial for our health as well as the health of the planet. Fresh produce that has recently been harvested, and hasn’t had to travel for thousands of miles, is typically fresher, tastier and much more nutritionally dense.

Although fruits do not begin to ripen until the summer in the UK, spring brings with it an abundance of fresh vegetables. By integrating these fresh veggies into daily meals, we are embracing the natural rhythm of the seasons whilst supporting local agriculture and nourishing our bodies.

Published: March 27, 2024
Author: Liz Parry
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Free-from Easter recipes for a stress-free celebration

Easter is a joyous time of year which coincides with Spring, heralding a time of new life and new beginnings. This Christian holiday is celebrated in many ways around the world, and traditional foods are very much part of the proceedings. Easter eggs, hot cross buns and Simnel cake are just some of the goodies that are enjoyed by all. The good news for anyone following a free-from diet is that traditional Easter recipes can easily be adapted to cater for various dietary restrictions. Whether it’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free or nut-free, you can prepare a delectable Easter feast without compromising on flavour or tradition.

Published: March 7, 2024
Author: Liz Parry
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What is the best vegetarian diet for you?

Are you vegetarian, vegan, reducetarian, flexitarian, or planetarian? Because of all the hype around new diets that are better for the planet and our health, the team at Real Foods decided that it was time to give the lowdown, so you can determine the best vegetarian diet for you.

Published: June 14, 2019
Author: Pip Phillips
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Real Foods Competition -win a Christmas Baking Bundle

In the run up to Stir-Up-Sunday, we’re giving you the chance win a baking bundle. It contains all of the ingredients needed to make our delicious gluten-free and wheat-free Christmas Pudding recipe) plus more goodies. See below for the full prize list and for details on how to enter. Closes midnight on 17/11/19.

Published: November 4, 2018
Author: Real Foods
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