When life gives you lemons – share

May 12 2016

Did you know that 1.3 billion tons of food produced is lost or wasted every year worldwide?  That amounts to a whopping third of all food for human consumption. The average UK household throws away £470 worth of food a year whole 4 million live in food poverty.

When I first saw these figures they really shocked me but I was more shocked when I realised that I was partly to blame. The unopened yoghurt tossed away before I went on holiday, the strange alien like vegetable that arrived in my organic box that I had no idea what to do with, those chocolates that were given to me as a gift when I was cutting out sugar, the food left over when I over catered for a party. Most of us regularly toss away edible food without a second thought.

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During National Sandwich Week London Mums’ fave recipe is HAM, SWISS CHEESE AND ARRABBIATA SAUCE PANINI

May 08 2016
recipe Panini national sandwich week

There is real art in making truly delicious lunches, no longer are we a generation of simply ham, cheddar and branston pickle, instead we choose a more indulgent fromage and add trendy favourites such as avocado or rocket or decide to whip up a frittata or Quesadilla. During National Sandwich Week (8-14 May 2016), London Mums reveal their favourite recipe:  HAM, SWISS CHEESE AND ARRABBIATA SAUCE PANINI.

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Recipe: Malted chocolate cake by Mary Berry

Mar 25 2016
Mary Berry - malted chocolate cake Photography by Georgia Glynn Smith

This recipe for malted chocolate cake has been extracted from Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites by Mary Berry (BBC Books, hardback £25) and kindly donated to London Mums by BBC Books. This cake is the perfect family treat, and a real crowd-pleaser. The malt extract gives a lovely creaminess to the sponge, while the malted chocolate flavour is echoed in the cake’s topping. 

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