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March 13, 2011

Forget Fruit and Vegetable Portions and Still Be Healthy

Many dieters believe that consuming five servings or portions of fruits and vegetable each day is the best way to achieve a healthy body. Well, this belief is no longer true because recent studies show that achieving a healthy and disease-resistant body is possible if we consume a minimum of eight servings or portions of fruits and vegetables.

I personally … Read the rest

March 5, 2011

Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape: 100 Recipes Inspired by Asia. by

On the second leg of his Great Escapes series, Gordon Ramsay sets out to discover the flavours of Asia, on a remarkable journey that leads him through Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia and Vietnam. 100 new recipes are inspired by the tastes and experiences he encounters along the way.

In this book to accompany the TV series, stunning photography and Gordon’s inspirational … Read the rest

March 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Salad and Chocolate Trifle

Since the middle of Febuary here in Portugal the weather has being brilliant for this time of the year. So I have decided to include a salad in my meals this month. I think this salad will be cheap to make anywhere in the world.

The Bacon Lettuce and Tomato salad is one of my favourites because it is easy … Read the rest

February 25, 2011

Mummy Kitchen – The Perfect Sunday Lunch

If there is one type of food that my husband goes wild for it is a sunday roast. He absolutely adores his meat and as a Brit nothing comes more natural than enjoying a roast dinner around the table with the family.

Though, the biggest arguement is often what kind of meat to enjoy. Personally I love chicken and beef … Read the rest

February 17, 2011

Gordon Ramsay Makes It Easy

Easy, home-style recipes from chef Gordon Ramsay, star of the hit Fox reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen.”

International superstar chef Gordon Ramsay scored a huge hit this past summer with his Fox-TV reality show, “Hell’s Kitchen,” which showcased both his formidable cooking skills and his infamous temper. Now this three-star Michelin chef is showing a different side in Gordon Ramsay Makes Read the rest

February 9, 2011

My Spring Cooking Habits

Do you know that eating foods in season makes you healthier? It is because foods during their peak season taste better, making them more appealing to your taste buds and they nourish your body more. During spring season come also my spring cooking habits that really make me busier in the kitchen.

There is a wide array of fresh and … Read the rest

February 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals:Tomato Soup and Fishcakes

Febuary’s $7 meals already this year is going so quickly. This month i have gone for a rich and tasty Tomato Soup as a starter and some lovely Fishcakes. I love to make my own Tomato Soup because i like it to be so creamy and rich. Some of the tinned varities can be pretty awful.

I like to make … Read the rest

January 26, 2011

Do You Watch Cookery Shows And If So Who Is Your Inspiration?

Cooking is my obsession. I really love searching the whole world to learn the best food for my family and spending my time at the kitchen together with my wife. Kidding aside, if cooking is a woman, then my wife Samantha will definitely get jealous as I am always thinking about it.

Part of my cooking passion is watching cookery … Read the rest

January 25, 2011

Welcome To Mummy Kitchen

Welcome to my mummy kitchen, where I provide you with some amazing recipes for not only feeding your family on for less, but they will also be healthy and to be able to be cooked in a flash.

I am starting this week with a fantastic winter warming one pot recipe. It only takes me about 15 minutes to prepare … Read the rest

January 25, 2011

Happy Anniversary And Introducing My Wife To Simply Food N Drink

Today it is my 11th anniversary with my wife and our 8th wedding anniversary. One of the great passions we share with each other is cookery and love cooking up a storm in the kitchen together.

We often find that two minds is better than one and will be in the kitchen together. Samantha my wife, loves everything from old … Read the rest

January 18, 2011

What Is In Your Herbs And Spices Cupboard

I am a big fan of herbs and spices and have a cupboard full of them. It is often the case that a meal will need dressing up with a nice bit of seasoning past the usual salt and pepper.

It doesn’t cost a fortune to start a herbs and spices cupboard, in fact I started mine off, by buying … Read the rest

January 10, 2011

How To Become Sugar Free Review

Probably like every other mother all over the country I really worry about the food that I give my child. You hear all sorts of horror stories and even though they often frighten the life out of me I sometimes wonder if they are just scare stories designed to make you choose one type of food over another.

All of … Read the rest

January 2, 2011

Secrets Of Eternal Youth Review

To be honest, I don’t know anyone who is not aware of the importance of looking after your body, that can range from what is eaten all the way to exercise and how you think. I am lucky here in Portugal in that there is lots of fresh fruit available on the local markets and the climate here really does … Read the rest

January 1, 2011

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals:Turkey Stir Fry And Victoria Sandwich Cake

Happy New Year to all my blog readers. I thought I would start this year with a Turkey Stir Fry as you attempt to get rid of the rest of your Christmas leftovers. We personally had a turkey stir fry on boxing day and it was wonderful. Plus it felt even better knowing how little it actually cost!!!!

Many don’t … Read the rest

December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

I would just like to wish all my readers and followers a very merry christmas and a happy new year. I have great fun writing posts for my blog and it gives me great enjoyment when new people subscribe to my blog or start following me. Without my subscribers and followers the blog wouldn’t be worth doing. I am just … Read the rest

December 17, 2010

Planning Your Money Saving Christmas Feast

So you have started to plan your Christmas dinner and then you realise how much it is going to cost you for all the things you are going to need and let’s face it there is a lot. And also you do like to impress if all the family are coming around.

 So whilst I have being organising my own … Read the rest

December 9, 2010

My Top 5 Winter Warmers

When the winter weather starts drawing in, especially over here in Portugal when you are used to it being very hot for along period of time, I start to crave some hot filling tasty dishes.

 I’m talking about your stew and dumplings, meat pies, homemade soups. Just good old fashioned homemade food. These foods make you feel lovely and warm … Read the rest

December 1, 2010

Frugal Mom’s Guide To Once A Month Cooking

In today’s fast and furious world, there is hardly time to stop and chill out, and one of the big time-consuming chores of the day is the evening dinner preparation.  We’ve all been there, you’ve been working all day, or maybe running the kids about, trying to organize this and that; and then it comes to meal time and the … Read the rest

December 1, 2010

Dominic’s $7 Family Meals: Broccoli Soup And Shepherds Pie

As we enter December it is the time of year that we start enjoying the wonderful winter food. First on our agenda is always a lovely hearty soup. So for the first course this month I have gone with broccoli soup to warm you up during this cold time of year.

For the main course I have settled with Shepherds … Read the rest

November 23, 2010

Keeping Your Kitchen Area Clean And Avoiding Upset Tummies

It has to be said that modern thinking, with regard to health and safety, has gone way beyond the bounds of common sense and in many cases it is placing restrictions on individuals and public places, that are ridiculous in the extreme.  To some extent this can be levelled at food safety, thinking mainly of the brainwashing labels that are … Read the rest