Healthy eating for New Year

Now Christmas and New Year festivities have ended, most people are thinking about how to eat healthy after indulging in scrumptious food throughout the season. While it may be time to start meal planning and eating healthily, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on delicious food!

Enjoy healthy eating with these yummy recipes for your New Year.

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What Ovens are Best for Home Bakers?

For many families, time spent together often involves a spot of baking.  Cupcakes, muffins, cookies and cakes are all popular and a great family activity.  Plus, there is the advantage that home cooked baked items are generally lower in additives and sugar than store bought alternatives.  The key to successful home baking is the oven but when the time comes to buy a new one, how do you know what ovens are best for home bakers?

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What Type of Flooring is the Most Heat Efficient?

For most households, one of the biggest expenses after things like their mortgage and the food bill are their utility bills.  Electricity is usually top, followed by gas and as much as we hate bills, our homes don’t function without them.  Therefore, there is a big drive towards making homes more heat efficient and saving some money on those utility bills.  In terms of the kitchen, the flooring is often one way to change the heat efficiency of the space but what type of flooring does the best job?

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Natural Ways to Clean Your Kitchen without Chemicals

While there is nothing wrong with using shop bought chemicals and cleaning products to clean your kitchen, more and more people are finding themselves intolerant to them.  It can be anything from an irritated nose to a full allergic reaction.  Other simple prefer to use natural solutions for their cleaning jobs.  So here are some of the best natural ways to clean your kitchen.

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Retaining Heat in Your Kitchen in Winter

With all the cooking that goes on the kitchen, it can often be the warmest room in the house.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider ways to retain heat in the room during the cold months – after all, using the cooker for heating is a very expensive way to go!  Here are a few clever tips to help retain the heat in the kitchen even when you aren’t cooking.

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Christmas decorations for the kitchen

There’s always room for a bit of festive cheer, and since a good chunk of Christmas day is spent preparing dinner, decorating your kitchen might be the perfect way to keep your spirits high. It doesn’t have to be time consuming, and even small touches can transform a room into a winter wonderland. So have a very merry Christmas with our list of tips on how to inject a little merriment into your kitchen this year.

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Festive kitchen gifts

If there’s one thing that everyone can agree on, it’s that food is just, well, it’s just great. We all have our own preferences, of course, but from the prep to the finished piece, what’s not to love about some top-quality, home-cooked grub? So, give someone the gift of inspiration this Christmas with our freshly prepared list of kitchen gifts and gadgets, perfect for bulking out those stockings.

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