ONLINE FOOD AND COOKING RELATED RESOURCES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Flyer freelance journalist Stephanie’s round up of online food and cooking resources.
Here’s a round up of some online resources available to you and your family, offering ideas and sources of information to help inspire you in the kitchen!
I hope this is useful right now, at a time when we are cooking at home most of the time.
RECIPES, FOOD IDEAS AND FOOD INFORMATION
www.loveessex.org/news-and-ideas/love-your-leftovers-with-this-tasty-recipe – alongside ‘love your leftovers’ recipes there are ideas to reduce food waste, composting and food storage
www.eastherts.gov.uk/community-wellbeing/healthy-eating – includes recipes and healthy eating facts, meals on a budget and eating well when you are over 70
www.livewellcampaign.co.uk/article-categories/healthy-recipes – as well as healthy eating recipes, there is information on food labels, nutrition and health and healthy takeaways
www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes – a huge collection of recipes to suit all tastes and dietary requirements and includes seasonal recipes, budget recipes, no bake cakes and food from around the world. It also has information on techniques such as knife skills, cooking pasta, preparing fish, meat or vegetables
www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives– access to FREE food related ebooks and emagazines as well as cooking and baking online courses with your Herts library card. Magazines include BBC Good Food magazine (there are also many other emagazines and ebooks to read on a wide range of topics)
https://libraries.essex.gov.uk – access to FREE food related ebooks and emagazines as well as cooking and baking online courses with your Essex library card. Magazines include BBC Good Food magazine (there are also many other emagazines and ebooks to read on a wide range of topics)
https://veganonboard.com – you’ll find creative vegan recipes inspired by travels. There is even a recipe for dandelion honey!
www.vegsoc.org/recipes – includes a wide range of recipes, information and facts and figures (including vegetarian food for pets) to inspire and inform vegetarians
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/category/family-kids – family recipes including speedy suppers, vegetarian, children’s baking and freezeable food
www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/category/books/keep-cooking-and-carry-on – working from home lunch ideas, quick and easy snack ideas, family recipes, campaigns, links to Jamie’s videos and more
www.ageukmobility.co.uk/mobility-news/article/7-quick-and-easy-meals-for-older-people – quick and easy meals to cook for older people including smoothies, breakfasts and lunches
https://foodnetwork.co.uk – with recipes, inspiration for food ideas and a food related TV guide
www.tasteeducation.com – a free resource to help children (primary age) have a positive relationship with food through sensory food lessons that can be done at home
www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-04/Hedgehog%20Cookies%20recipe.pdf – here you will find a recipe for hedgehog shaped cookies
Recipe taken from: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/wildathome
150 g butter
125 g sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
300 g flour
1 pinch of salt
1 pack chocolate sprinkles
1 pack chocolate glazing (or a bar of dark chocolate)
Mix together butter, sugar and vanilla extract. Add the egg, then the flour and salt and knead well until the dough is smooth. Roll out the dough around 5mm thick and cut circles with a cookie cutter or a glass. Use your fingers to shape the hedgehog’s pointy snout.
Bake the cookies on 160-180 degree Celsius for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Let them cool while you melt the chocolate glazing.
Once completely cold, add three dots for the eyes and the snout and dip the back of the body into the chocolate. Add the sprinkles as spines.