Healthy eating: Best way to encourage children to eat green vegetables | Food | Life & Style

The study found the best way to get children to eat food they do not like was simply to give them repeated exposure to it. In tests, children repeatedly offered vegetables were more likely to eventually eat them as those given rewards for eating their greens. Psychologists from Ghent University in Belgium studied 98 pre-school children on ten vegetables which were either steamed or boiled – fennel, chicory, beetroot, courgettes, mushrooms, peas, leek, Brussels sprouts, spinach and cauliflower. The taste tests revealed that chicory was the least liked vegetable. The…

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5 Extra-Fast Family Dinners | HuffPost

A Blue-Ribbon Meal in Record Time Most throwback dishes ― think tuna noodle casserole, meatloaf ― can take at least an hour to make, but not chicken cordon bleu. The 25-minute ham-and-cheese-stuffed chicken dish is surprisingly uncomplicated, with an indulgent taste that belies its fast cooking time. This recipe, from Addie Gundry’s new Everyday Dinner Ideas, breaks it into three steps. First, you top chicken cutlets with a slice each of deli ham and provolone cheese, fold them in half and secure with toothpicks. Next, you dredge the chicken cutlets…

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Chinese New Year 2018: Marks and Spencer £10 Chinese meal deal hits shelves | Food | Life & Style

Chinese New Year 2018 is celebrating the year of the dog and Marks and Spencer know just how to mark the occasion. The M&S Chinese New Year meal deal is a bargain at only £10 for four dishes. Ringing in the New Year Chinese-style will be easy with a dine-in gourmet meal from the high street store. Choose from two mains and two sides for the perfect night in. The sides in the Marks and Spencer Chinese New Year meal deal include Sticky Chilli Chicken, Chicken Chow Mein, Hoisin Duck…

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38 Of The Best Macaroni And Cheese Recipes On Planet Earth

Macaroni and cheese is everything we could want: hot, melted cheese blended in creamy harmony with pasta, one of our all-time favorite comfort foods. Whether your favorite version is classic, jazzed up or lobstered, it’s hard to get enough. But who was responsible for making it popular, anyway? Thomas Jefferson was an American founding father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States. But one could argue his greatest achievement was helping to popularize macaroni and cheese in the U.S.  After encountering macaroni in France…

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Marks Spencer Valentines meal deal 2018: What’s on offer at £20 for 2 | Food | Life & Style

Marks and Spencer have made Valentine’s Day simple with a special version of their Dine in for Two deal. The deal, available for just £20 for two people, includes a starter, main, sides and dessert. You also get wine or prosecco, and a box of heart-shaped occasions to mark the special occasion. So what’s on offer? Starters include a range of meat, fish and vegetarian options. There’s a Thai-style fishcakes dish, made with a spicy soy, honey and ginger glaze. Or, you could go for the rope grown Scottish mussels…

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Pancake Day 2018: What is Shrove Tuesday? Why do we eat pancakes? | Food | Life & Style

For those messy cooks out there, Pancake Day is perhaps the one time where it is acceptbale or even encouraged to throw food around your kitchen. People up and down the country have stocked up on lemons and sugar, chocolate spread and bananas, as they get ready for Pancake Day 2018. This year, Pancake Day 2018 falls on February 13. The celebration always falls 47 days before Easter so the date moves but it will always be between February 3 and March 9. Pancake Day also always takes place the day before…

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Restaurant NO phone zone: Zizzi gives Valentine’s diners option for mobile-free dining | Food | Life & Style

To keep the love alive on the most romantic day of the year, Zizzi is banning bad dating etiquette and offering customers the option of dining in a ‘No Phone Zone’ this Valentine’s Day.  Phones will be handed over to staff for safe keeping upon arrival and only released at the end of the meal.  The move comes in response to research revealing that 3 in 5 Brits cannot stand their date checking their phone during a meal. This Valentine’s Day, Wednesday 14th February, Zizzi staff at the Hampton Court…

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Pancake Day 2018: Pancake crepes with Nutella | Food | Life & Style

Pancake Day 2018 falls on Tuesday 13 February this year, a time otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday.  While a traditional lemon and sugar pancake never goes amiss, why not treat yourself with Nutella pancakes this year? A recipe by Nigella Lawson promises the most delicious variation possible, with added hazelnuts for an extra crunch. It even allows shop bought crepes, if cooking pancakes from scratch doesn’t appeal to you.  So what’s in the Nutella pancake recipe? Nigella’s Nutella pancake recipe Eight crepes (shop bought is fine) 1 x 400 grams…

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Molten Chocolate Lava Cake Recipes That’ll Win Hearts And Minds

Molten lava cake is an individually portioned chocolate cake that breaks open to reveal a soft, fudge-like center (which is really just perfectly under-baked batter). Though it looks ordinary from the outside, once broken it reveals a deliciously tender core. It’s a lot like your heart. The original version of the molten lava cake was created by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, whose chefs bake more than 1,000 of these legendary desserts every day at his restaurant, Jean-Georges. Ever since the dish’s creation, chefs, recipe developers and food bloggers have come up with myriad versions of this…

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Pancake day 2018: Recipe for a thick and fluffy American-style mix | Food | Life & Style

Pancake day is on Tuesday 13 February and with not long to go it’s time to start thinking about what recipe you’ll be using this year to create the most delicious treat.  Michelle’s recipe is for American-inspired pancakes that promise indulgence – but the blogger also issues a warning.  She said: “This is not like heathy pancakes. This is not a lose weight situation. These are just made from scratch, homemade pancakes that I’ve been making for 11 years now.” In a video on her Youtube channel the mother-of-three lists…

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