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Eggy Bread

Eggy Bread and Roasted Grapes from Borough Market

It’s easy to forget that grapes are seasonal, such is their ubiquity throughout the year. But autumn is the time of the European grape harvest, and it’s worth taking home a bunch or two of premium French or Italian grapes (such as the black muscat variety) if you come across them in September and October. […]

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Six things I’ve learned about maternity wear

Before I was pregnant, my idea of maternity wear fell in to two camps: The first: big billowy Laura Ashley dresses – awash with chintzy floral and worn with pride in the 80s and 90s by my Mother when she was pregnant with me and my sisters. The second: the more modern take on antenatal […]

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Banana and Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches

Banana and Chocolate Ice-Cream Sandwiches

Banana and Chocolate Ice-Cream Sandwiches This fun pudding is lip-smackingly good and great for all ages. It is also easy to assemble. I especially love making it with kids although every adult I know likes to behave like a child now and again too. The ‘ice cream’ is just banana mixed with cocoa powder and […]

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What I’ve learnt from a year without alcohol

This time last year I stopped drinking alcohol. There was no dramatic trigger and I didn’t have a booze problem. It’s just that several things happened around the same time which made me want to give it a go. I was working on a memoir called The Sober Diaries which is a funny, honest account […]

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Chicken Donburi

Chicken Donburi

Donburi is quintessential Japanese comfort food. The base layer is a basic sushi rice bowl but then what sits on top can consist of any variety of meat and vegetables. This chicken donburi recipe is a very well-balanced combination that might not be a typical way of presenting food, but I think it is good […]

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Pomegranate and Feta Salad

Warm Barley Salad with Pomegranate and Feta

Barley has a unique flavour with a moreish chewy texture. The combination of ingredients here make this a sensational looking Instagram-worthy salad and the pomegranate jewels add a gourmet crunch. SERVES 2 100g pearl barley 600ml vegetable stock or water 60g pomegranate seeds 3 spring onions, thinly sliced 40g watercress 40g baby leaves, to include […]

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Yoga Retreat

A Yoga Retreat For All Seasons

This Christmas I decided to do something different. The sort of different that, if you knew me, would inspire not only raised eyebrows, but concern for the state of my mental health. I decided to go on a yoga retreat in the south of Spain which is about as close to my comfort zone as […]

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Bang talent

Bang Talent Founder : A Day In The Life

Jessica Bendien is the founder of Bang Talent, an agency that books talent for the UK’s most loved TV shows, talk shows, commercials, fashion, beauty and media brands, celebrity castings, awards shows, red carpet and charity events and more. With 15 years experience in the TV industry, Jessica has worked with the likes of Russell Brand, […]

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Outer Badass

19 Reasons To Love Yourself

Jen Sincero is a bestselling author and success coach. A few years ago, Jen said goodbye to her home in California in order to travel the world indefinitely, encouraging as many people as possible to live lives of unbridled awesomeness. Here she gives you 19 reasons to love yourself: 1. LOVE YOURSELF Because it’s the […]

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The Sweet Life

It’s great to be here. It’s great to be anywhere. —Keith Richards; Rock God, connoisseur of life I’ve got a cat who’s twenty-two years old. I’ve also got a dad who’s eighty-seven. The cat and my dad share the same superhero power: They both have the ability to make me pay lots of attention to […]

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