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Chocolate Orange Easter Cake

Ingredients for Chocolate Orange Easter Cake for the chocolate orange cake 360g self raising flour 100g cocoa (sifted) 300g unsalted butter 360g golden caster sugar 4 medium eggs (preferably room temperature) 2 tsp orange extract (optional*) 240ml whole milk 2 large oranges (zest and 80ml of the juice) * I…

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The Beauty & The Taste • Wine Pairing

A Mini Guide to Choosing the Right Bottle of  Wine. We all experienced at least once that feeling of indecisiveness ranging from mild hesitation to severe cluelessness when it comes to choosing wine. The outcome might be as sweet as grapes nectar or as sour as vinegar. Those days are…

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Superfoods for Healthy Skin

Our diet has a big impact on the appearance of our skin and overall body health. Incorporating superfoods into our meals can be valuable for maintaining healthy looking skin from the inside out, and creating a healthy lifestyle long term. Superfoods are foods packed full of healthy vitamins and nutrients….

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5 Tips for Healthy Eating

How many of you here have a longtime love-hate relationship with food? *slowly raises hand* If you’ve been struggling to shed off those extra pounds the previous month (or the entire year), there must be something wrong in your daily eating regimen (duh). Healthy eating doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll eat…

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Chocolate and Coconut Muffins – Gluten and Dairy Free

I have an unhealthy obsession with all things “coconut”. So until this love affair ends, of which I hope it never does, I’m afraid you will be bombarded with statements such as, ‘scatter some desiccated coconut on top’, ‘if you have any coconut milk, use that instead’ OR ‘there’s never…

Eating and Cooking While Outdoors

There are 3 approaches to eating and food on a camping trip, whether you are hiking or hanging out at one location.  You can mix and match these approaches, or stick with one – whatever strikes your fancy or whatever suits your usual (at- home) eating style.   Eat all…

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Tonia Buxton’s Bugger off Cold Virus Soup

With the festive period and mayhem over for another year. Some of you may be experiencing symptoms of a cold. Well, we have the perfect elixir to nip it in the bud! Tonia Buxton’s Bugger off Cold Virus soup. You can use up the vegetables in your fridge. It’s the…

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Your Essential Christmas Cocktails – Manchester Gin Edition

Toast to the holiday with the UK’s most awarded Gin. Manchester Gin! As the Christmas countdown continues, our friends at Manchester Gin have created three vibrant gin-based cocktails to help celebrate this festive season in style. When Manchester Gin was born, it was in the dining room of a house…

A Healthier Christmas Dinner

The average Brit consumes over 6000 calories on Christmas day, but there are ways to lighten the load and still enjoy the festivities. It is not the roast that is at fault, but the way we cook it! Limited the unhealthy saturated fats and keep things simple. Turkey is a…

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How to Create a Beautiful Plate of Food

We are officially in the throws of holiday season, and with it comes celebrations and hosting duties galore. One of the most fun, out-of-the-ordinary ways to impress guests is to master the craft of plating food. Plating is a carefully thought-out artform, and executive chefs from all walks of cooking…

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Tonia Buxton’s Cupboard Cookies!

Fancy a sweet treat but not too sweet but don’t really want to go shopping for ingredients? Well, do we have the perfect remedy for that, These cookies! Our regular contributor and culinary goddess chef Tonia Buxton shares her recipe for “cupboard cookies”. They are perfect with an afternoon cuppa…

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Cold Buster Smoothie

Cold Buster Smoothie ….with Pear, Lemon, Ginger, Spinach and Flaxseeds It’s that time of year when the ‘change of season’ colds start to take hold. With that, we are looking for healthy tasty ways to get over it …There are a number of factors that spread it, but once you’ve…

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Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe

“Pumpkin pie spice? What’s that?” this London Chicks said as I flicked through recipes seeing it crop up again and again. Is this some new fandangled spice? NO. No it is not. It is basically several of our favourite autumnal spices that someone has cleverly re marketed as pumpkin pie…

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BakingBright – Halloween Style

By BakingBright Healthy Halloween Baking – Pumpkin & Maple Syrup Loaf (no butter, no refined sugar, wholemeal) Time for some healthy Halloween baking but also something that is still scrummy. This is a waste not, want not sort of bake. So many of us buy a pumpkin, carve a spooky…

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Corkers Crisps – a taste of the Mediterranean

It took about a second to say ‘Yes’ to reviewing Cambridgeshire’s family business Corker’s new range olive oil lighter crisp range. Made with Muleolivia, which significantly has been heralded the world’s best olive oil for four years, the idea is to give consumers a taste of the Mediterranean. But do…

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Tonia Buxton’s Giant Butter Bean Stew

As the days get colder and the nights come quicker, this is time of year we all appreciate some comfort food. What better than a one pot dish…and healthy too! Take a look at this fantastic step by step video tutorial of Tonia Buxton’s Giant Butter Bean Stew. Delicious and…

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Tonia Buxton Chicken with lemon and olives

Chicken with lemon and olives • Kotopoullo me elise kai lemoni Simply cooked, using the best ingredients…I like to make up a huge tray of this chicken and leave it in the oven whilst I spend time with family, friends…and if the talking goes on for too long this dish…

Pistachio Almond and Lime Muffins

Ingredients for Pistachio, Almond and Lime Muffins 100g pistachios 120g (gluten free) flour 50g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder (gf) 175g unsalted butter (room temperature) 175g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1/2 tsp almond extract 2 limes (juice and zest of both) 25ml almond milk (or whatever milk you…

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Going Out •The Bollywood Brunch

 The Bollywood Brunch A new experience to hit London revolving around Bollywood, brunch, music, entertainment and of course, cocktails! If you like your food spicy and your Desi & Punjabi beats HOT this is the event for you. Each ticket includes a bottomless cocktail hour upon arrival, a 3-course meal provided…

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Il Gusto Wedding Favours

With the wedding season now in swing. It’s an exciting time and the wedding planning process should be as smooth and flawless as possible. We at Those London Chicks have a great idea for Wedding Favours. A wonderful way of saying thank you to your guests; a small token of…

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How to Stop Eating Processed Foods

Іt іs а sаd rеаlіtу: Аmеrіса іs оvеrfеd аnd undеrnоurіshеd.  Wе аrе еаtіng mоrе рrосеssеd fооds thаn еvеr bеfоrе аnd іt іs mаkіng us sісk, rеаllу sісk.  Fооds thаt hаvе bееn рrосеssеd аrе nutrіtіоnаllу dерlеtеd. Тhеу аrе lоаdеd wіth ехtrа саlоrіеs, сhеmісаls аnd dаngеrоus аddіtіvеs. Моst рrосеssеd fооds аlsо соntаіn…

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Elevate your Wedding or Event with a Mimosa Bar

Everyone loves brunch. It is an excuse to get together with your besties for bubbly drinks and yummy food. So, why not incorporate it into your next wedding event? Whether you are hosting your own bridal shower or are looking for a unique way to announce your engagement, try creating…

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Ingredients For Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins for the muffins 100g unsalted butter 220g caster sugar 2 medium eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 220g self raising flour 125ml whole milk 100g fresh strawberries (roughly chopped) for the cream cheese layer 180g full fat cream cheese 1 egg yolk 3 tbsp caster…

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Smoothie • Mango Berry Blast

Mango Berry Smoothie This smoothie is definetly summer smoothie. With Mango and Strawberries  now in season. The Mango for me is also synonymous with the long summer days. This gorgeous Vegan Smoothie sure packs a flavour punch considering it only has a few ingredients. It also doubles up as a…

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Taste of Shakespeare: Theatre and Food • Event

A Taste of Shakespeare • A Balanced Meal By Madeleine Kasson, Producer We haven’t really gone into this project thinking “Girl Power!”. We’re just doing what we love and being who we are: women making Shakespeare as good as it can be. Our showis all about giving the audience a figurative,…

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Pre Workout Smoothie

Pre Workout Smoothie. This delicious smoothie is full of protein, slow release of fuel for your body, making this smoothie perfect for a pre workout snack or for breakfast. With the addition of almonds and low fat cottage cheese (vegan alternative Silken Tofu), this sure packs a protein punch! This…

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Earl Grey Shortbread

Ingredients for Earl Grey Shortbread 6 teabags of Earl Grey Tea 360g plain flour (+ a little extra for dusting) 1/2 tsp salt 250g unsalted butter (room temperature) 125g caster sugar (+ 1tbsp for dusting) makes about 26 Earl Grey ShortBread slices line/grease at least 2 baking sheets 1) Cut…

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Tonia Buxton’s Hummus Recipe

  Many households buy Hummus…why buy it when you can make it! Who better to show us how, then our brilliant regular contributor Chef Tonia Buxton. This recipe is one you WILL keep going back too! Follow Tonia on Twitter Instagram Or visit her website: toniabuxton.co.uk Subscribe to her YouTube…

Travelling and Exploring: Festive Drinks from Around the World

Traveling opens up the mind and the soul, but boy, does it open up your taste palate as well? People travel for a multitude of reasons. Some for business, others for pleasure, and no matter if you are a digital nomad or a free spirit yearning to experience different cultures,…