How to cope with different taste preferences or allergies without cooking separate meals

May 28, 2013

little while back I got a great question from Kelsey, a Stonesoup reader. Kelsey writes… Okay, so I live with my boyfriend, and I really enjoy eating healthy (spinach, avocados, beets and goat cheese, etc.) but my boyfriend is really just interested in the meat and carbs in any meal! He won’t eat it if […]

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Are you making this meal planning mistake?

May 21, 2013

henever I talk to people about their frustrations with cooking, meal planning is always one of the most common responses. How about you? Is meal planning something you’re happy with? If your answer is ‘YES’ then skip down to the recipe below and I’ll see you next week. If on the other hand your answer […]

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Meal planning in 2 minutes per week?

May 14, 2013

ave you ever wanted to get more organized with your meal planning? Have you taken the time to sit down, decide what you’re going to eat, then written your detailed list? Then gone shopping with the list and got everything you need? How did that work out for you? I’m guessing if you’re anything like […]

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9 Lessons from the 4-Hour Chef
+ How I came to be in Tim Ferriss’ Latest Book

May 7, 2013

ot last October but the one before, I happened to be in Melbourne at the same time as Tim Ferriss. I’d ‘email-met’ Tim online via a mutual friend and had written a guest post for his blog. So I was delighted when he agreed to meet for a drink. I’ve been a massive Tim Ferriss […]

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How Are YOU Celebrating this Mother’s Day?

May 1, 2013

his year marks the 6th Mother’s Day since my mother died. It’s always a bit of a funny time for me. I tend to try and focus on all the memories. What she was like. How she LOVED asparagus. How she loved lashings of cream on her desserts, especially if they involved passion fruit. How […]

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Could YOU create a meal without using a recipe?

April 23, 2013

little while back I got a question from an anonymous Stonesoup reader… “How can I attain the ultimate goal…creating a meal without a recipe, anywhere anytime.” These days I hardly ever use recipes. I have too many ideas of my own that I’m keen to try out each time I step into the kitchen. But […]

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3 Steps to Simplify Your Meal Planning

April 17, 2013

s meal planning something you wish you didn’t have to spend time worrying about? What if I told you there is a better way? That meal planning, as you currently know it, could become a thing of your past? I know it might seem a little ‘too good to be true’ but bear with me… […]

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Some Shameless Self-Promotion

April 12, 2013

t’s been almost a month since the first official launch date for 5 Ingredients 10 Minutes. So today I wanted to share with you some of the lovely things that have been said about the book in the press and on the interweb. So first… Some Shameless Self-Promotion “This nimble little book fulfils the promise […]

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The Best Vinegar to Use in Cooking?

April 8, 2013

‘m publishing a little earlier than normal this week because I’m off to Melbourne for a few days. Super excited to be visiting one of my dearest friends, Missy Helgs and her adorable 4 week old daughter Fleur. Really looking forward to both of them giving me a crash course in how to look after […]

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3 reasons I (mostly) eat paleo

April 3, 2013

recently had an email from a Stonesoup reader asking me whether I was planning on writing an ebook focusing on eating ‘Paleo’. As much as I’d love to, the short answer is ‘no’. Being 7 months pregnant, I’ve promised myself not to take on any new projects. But it got me thinking. It’s been quite […]

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A Duo of Easter Treats…

March 26, 2013

‘ve always been a fan of Easter. Especially since developing a serious ‘appreciation’ for chocolate back when I was designing chocolate biscuits (cookies) for a living. But this Easter I’m more excited than usual. We have some friends coming to stay for the weekend and they’re bringing their 3 year old. So you know what […]

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The Pregnant Cook: 5 Tips for Safe, Healthy Lunches for Pregnant Ladies (and everyone else)

March 20, 2013

o there’s something I’ve been meaning to share with you for quite some time now. Some really exciting personal news that has nothing to do with book launches. Or cooking for that matter. As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, my Irishman and I have been working on a big project called […]

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5 Ingredients 10 Minutes Blog Tour!

March 15, 2013

NEXT STOP: 15th March: www.bigspud.co.uk 16th March: www.theenglishkitchen.blogspot.com 17th March: www.englishmum.com 18th March: www.mostlyeating.com 19th March: www.tinnedtomatoes.com 20th March: www.youtube.com/penguinbooks Share

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How NOT to Make Massaman Curry in 10 Minutes

March 12, 2013

s I mentioned recently, my Irishman has started cooking dinner on a more regular basis. Which has been such a special treat. As much as I love cooking, there’s something so magical about sitting down to a home cooked dinner that you haven’t been tasting and tweaking for the last few minutes. Apart from enjoying […]

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A ‘Peek’ at My Plate

March 5, 2013

s someone who writes recipes for a living, I often get asked about what I eat in a typical day. While I’m pretty sure I spend more time than the average person thinking and talking about my next meal, I definitely don’t spend more time actually cooking. Well except for days when I’m testing and […]

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Announcing… ‘5 Ingredients 10 Minutes’

March 1, 2013

‘m super excited about the print version of ‘5 Ingredients 10 Minutes’. It’s come a long way. Over the last few years ALL my best quick and easy recipes have been saved for this book. All the details are on the brand NEW ‘5 Ingredients 10 Minutes’ website over here: www.5ingredients10minutes.com/ Thanks for your support! […]

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Do you need hours to marinate food?

February 27, 2013

his year my Irishman has started cooking dinner once a week. That’s above and beyond his usual fire lighting and BBQing duties. Anyway, recently he was making his current favourite, Kung Pao Chicken and was a little worried. His recipe (not one of mine… can you believe it?) said to ‘marinate the chicken overnight’. We […]

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5 Ingredients 10 Minutes… the book trailer!

February 22, 2013

5 Ingredients 10 Minutes is now available to PRE-ORDER from amazon.co.uk and bookdepository.co.uk (my favourite book supplier because they have FREE shipping anywhere in the world!). It will be available for sale in the UK on the 14th March and in Australia on the 20th March. At this stage there aren’t any plans to launch […]

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4 ways to find the time and energy to cook after a long busy day…

February 19, 2013

o you struggle to find the time and energy to cook after a long busy day? Well you’re certainly not alone! A few years ago I did a survey of Stonesoup readers for the biggest problems when it comes to cooking. And the overwhelming majority of you said that being tired at the end of […]

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The Best Implement for Shaved or Shredded Veg Salads?

February 12, 2013

ack in December I got a lovely email from a Stonesoup reader, Ciska. Like me, Ciska is a big fan of shaved or shredded vegetable salads and had an excellent question… “Hi Jules, I have been looking for some info for a while and am hoping you might be able to help. I love all […]

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