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How to eat well, spend less, keep healthy: week 1

Eat well, spend less, keep healthy

5 weekday meals and 2 treats from an affordable shopping bag. Use meal planning to help keep you organised and healthy.

The shopping bag needs to contain

1 packet of part baked bread rolls, 2-3 smoked mackerel fillets,     1 pkt ready roll of puff pastry,  150g minced beef,  1 hake or haddock or cod portion,  80g portion fresh cooked prawns,  3 pork sausages,  1 tub creme fraiche,  Pkt noodles

Fresh fruits and vegetables: butternut squash, 3 onions, 3 tomatoes, 2 cox apples, small bunch green grapes, pack walnuts. pecans and 1 lemon.
Check your fridge: 3-4 eggs, margarine or butter, cheddar  Store cupboard: couscous, horseradish sauce, worcestershire sauce and sugar.

 

  

 

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How to eat well, spend less and stay healthy: week 2

Eat well, spend less, stay healthy:  Week 2

5 weekday meals and 2 treats from one shopping bag of ingredients. Careful shopping and meal planning is the key to making your money go further and eating well and staying healthy.

Here is a list for a one stop shop to create several meals and a couple of treats

  • 2 - 3 carrots
  • Small pack chestnut mushrooms
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 garlic
  • Portions of squash and sweet potato
  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 - 3 onions (red and white)
  • 2-3 bananas
  • Frozen peas (or peas and beans)
  • 1 tin cherry tomatoes
  • From the chilled counter: 1 tub creme fraiche
  • 1 carton milk
  • 100g cheddar cheese
  • 2 chicken breasts  (or Quorn fillets) Frozen is fine
  • 150g streaky bacon
  • 1 Pkt Rissoto rice (Arborio)
  • Bread

Store Cupboard: porridge oats, pasta, caster sugar, soy sauce, stock cubes, cooking oil and salad dressing.

Fridge: eggs, margarine (or butter)

 

 

 

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Useful Links: Food Education

Really useful links to other websites: Food Education 

Food Education  Food Education and exams

https://www.ifst.org/lovefoodlovescience/resources

Resources about food science: gelatinisation, coagulation and foam formation

Also brand new resource for Non Examination Assessment: Food Investigation (NEA 1).  5 short videos that help students to know how to plan and work through a GCSE Food Investigation.  Worth watching

http://www.gfw.co.uk/

Guild of Food writers
Competitions for school pupils – Cook it
Competition for writing journalism re food – Write it
 

http://www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

 

About the Eatwell guide:  Sensory Science

All resources for food teachers in one place 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   

 


Yeast for baking
Yeast is a useful ingredient in cookery. Yeast is used as a raising agent to make a dough mixture light with an 'open texture'.  Yeast is a biological raising agent. It is a single cell living organism called 'bakers yeast' or saccharomyces cereviciae.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gelatinisation

Gelatinisation 

The understanding of thickening and cooking of starchy foods.

Gelatinisation is key to learning when making sauces. The application of gelatinisation covers many dishes and cuisines.

 

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Dim Sum Lesson

 

Meet the Head Chef from

The Peninsula Hotel, Hong Kong

 a dim sum lesson.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is a very special time for people in Hong Kong. Food is central to the celebratioin. Meals become the focus of family reunions, Special cakes, desserts and snacks are prepared to bring prosperity and good health.

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How to make marzipan flowers

If you want to decorate a cake quickly and without too much expense try these yellow marzipan rose flowers.

 

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Cooking Terms

Add
A term used when you are assembling ingredients to make a dish or recipe. Usually a mixing bowl or larger container is selected in the first place to allow the collection of ingredients to combine without spilling.


Beat
To mix together ingredients quickly with rapid motion and usually with a wooden spoon or with an electric mixer. It is normally in order to trap some air into a mixture and make the end product light and open in texture

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Eat and move in Hong Kong

Moving around Hong Kong or between Hong Kong Island and other islands nearby can be fun. You can take a tram ride, ferry boat, bus, or subway. You will see many differing forms of transport as you journey to the many restaurants and interesting food outlets.

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Haute Alps Food Market

A visit to the Alps always involves a trip round the local market. In the High Alps market day is a social event and not to be missed.  Join me as I take in the sights and sounds of Veynes market day.

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Food Markets in Munich
Munich was a short trip but packed with wonderful foodie experiences. I had heard of the Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market) that runs every year from end of November until December 24 but not of the Victualienmarkt (Victuals Market).
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Yorkshire Food Gems

Next time you go to Yorkshire take some time to visit these three rather special places.

Holmfirth Vineyard, Betty's Tea room at Harlow Carr   and   The Hand-made Bakery

 

 

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Bury Market

Bury Market . . it just sounds good before you even start! If you are a foodie and can get to Lancashire it is a must visit venue.

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All About Tapas

Tapas are small savoury snacks that accompany drinks.  Tapa is the word for a ‘saucer.’  Saucers were reportedly used to cover drink glasses to keep out flies. Gradually, so the story goes, the saucer began to carry little morsels of food and so the beginnings of the wide variety of tapas grew.                          

 
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Food Markets in Madrid
I must tell you about the food markets in Madrid. I went to three.  One was a tourist hot spot that was in all the ‘Visit Madrid’ books. It was an old iron-framed market place that had been upgraded and re-styled.  It was called Mercado de San Miguel.
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