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: 16th March: 17th March: 18th March: 19th March: 20th March:

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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: 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 and (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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The Secret Rule of Making Better Dinners

February 5, 2013

ave you ever wished there was an easier way to make delicious and healthy meals night after night? Or that those meals you ‘aren’t really happy with’ were a thing of the past? Or at least didn’t happen very often? Well you’re definitely not alone. Most of us have times where we wish we were […]

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4 steps to cure refrigerator ‘blindness’

January 29, 2013

ave you ever found yourself staring into your fridge thinking ‘there’s nothing to eat here’? Even if the shelves aren’t bare? Well my friend, you may be suffering from ‘refrigerator blindness’. But the good news is you’re not alone! Over the years I’ve noticed episodes of ‘refrigerator blindness’ in my friends, my flatmates, a certain […]

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A healthy alternative to sugar?

January 22, 2013

ast week in my interview with Sarah Wilson we chatted about the benefits of quitting sugar. The good news is, there are healthy, natural sugar alternatives out there. So quitting or cutting down your sugar intake need not mean the end of enjoying delicious sweet treats. So what are these healthy sugar alternatives? 1. Stevia. […]

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Could you quit sugar?

January 15, 2013

ast October I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the Problogger Event in Melbourne. As expected I got to meet loads of great people who happen to be bloggers. I also got to hear Chris Guillebeau, one of my favourite blogging inspirations speak. But the surprise highlight for me was the keynote […]

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My dirty little secret…

January 9, 2013

ou know that icky, ‘guilty’ feeling you get when you haven’t been 100% honest in a particular situation? Well, I’ve had it for a while now. So I thought I’d start the new year by coming ‘clean’ because as my Mum taught me, honesty is always the best policy. What’s this dirty little secret? It […]

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10 favourite cookbooks for 2012 + some news!

December 19, 2012

o you think Santa reads blogs? Yeah, I’m not sure he’d have time to either… But just in case one of the elves is trawling the blogosphere, I thought I’d share with you 10 of my favourite cookbooks from this year. And share my Christmas cookbook wishlist too…You never know who’s reading. I also have […]

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An Insanely Delicious [ice cream] Birthday Cake

December 12, 2012

‘ve always been glad that my birthday doesn’t fall around the Christmas and New Year’s period. It must be tough sharing your special day with all the other holiday goings on. So I’m surprised I didn’t plan my blog’s birthday a little better… Back in November 2005, I decided I was going to take the […]

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A Lesson From My New Favourite Cookbook

December 5, 2012

y Irishman is brilliant when it comes to impromptu gifts. Sometimes they don’t have a reason. Sometimes they do. Like a few weeks ago when we were in Sydney, he allowed himself to be kidnapped by the Irish mafia (aka ‘The Lads’). Somehow a copy of ‘Hugh’s 3 Good Things on a Plate’ by Hugh […]

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