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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,…

Weddings Food Idea • A Bruschetta Bar Guide

We are fast approaching Spring Wedding Season and what food you choose is just another thing to think about! Why not have a Bruschetta Bar? It’s a fun and simple alternative to the classic cheese plate, making it a great appetiser for any party you host! Everyone loves a great…

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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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Tonia Buxton’s Sugar Free Banana Breakfast Muffins • Recipe

  Breakfast time tends to be the one meal of the day where we become ‘creatures of habit’. Well, have we got a treat for you, something a little different. The recipe is courtesy of our brilliant regular food contributor Tonia Buxton. Why not try this yummy sugar free…yes I…

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Sweet Potato and Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Ingredients for Sweet Potato & Cottage Cheese Pancakes 250g cooked sweet potato (about 2 medium ones) 60g cottage cheese 1 medium egg 2 egg whites 40g (gluten free) oats 15ml milk (any milk of your choice) oil/coconut oil spray optional for topping maple syrup bacon yogurt seasonal fruits makes about…

Start Eating Healthy in 2018: Awesome Food Trends and Innovations

New Year is a period when we all suddenly start making life changes. Since more and more people are becoming aware of how food affects their well-being, a healthy diet could be found on many New Year resolutions lists. In order to give everybody an opportunity to eat healthier, food…

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Cleansing Smoothie

Cleansing Smoothie We’ve made it through the Christmas/New Year festivities and entered January with a fresh outlook on healthy eating and for some… ‘dry’ January! Fantastic! We are now in into 2018. It is at this point I thought I’d add a detox smoothie to the catalogue of delicious Smoothie…

Banana and oat protein pancakes

Banana and oat protein pancakes Ingredients for Banana and Oat Protein Pancakes 2 medium bananas (sliced) 3 egg whites 1 medium egg 2 tsp ground cinnamon 60g banana flavoured protein (I used Fortified) 100g oats (gluten free if desired) 35ml milk (soy/almond/dairy) coconut oil spray (or an oil spray of your…

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Tonia Buxton’s Warm Tequila Toddy

Christmas is a time of year when we tend to entertain the most. ‘Tis the season to be merry! Our regular contributor Tonia Buxton shares her delicious recipe for a warm Tequila Cocktail! This cocktail recipe is perfect for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Any excuse for a cocktail…

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Tonia Buxton’s Mini Fig & Feta Tarts

Watch a fantastic tutorial for Tonia Buxton’s delicious Mini Fig and Feta Tarts! A perfect recipe for entertaining over the Christmas period. Quick and easy to make! Follow Tonia on Twitter Instagram Or visit her website: toniabuxton.co.uk Subscribe to her YouTube Channel: HERE