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Gut Health + Mixed Pulse Salad Recipe

‘Gut health’ is the word on everyone’s lips – and with good reason! UK’s top gut expert, Tim Spector, was at Cookery School and loved our Mixed Pulse Salad. It’s great to boost prebiotics and utterly delicious.

 

The key for this salad is that we brown lots of leeks lightly in loads of extra virgin olive oil and use that as the oil to dress the salad alongside lemon juice,

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CORPORATE COOKERY EVENTS

Many people who come to Cookery School don’t realise that alongside our cookery classes and courses we also run awesome corporate events. From team-building and client entertainment to leadership and development events where the kitchen becomes a microcosm of the workplace, a corporate event with us will both challenge and teach attendees, whilst giving them real skills and delicious recipes that they can use at home, again and again.

To give you a flavour of a corporate cookery event here at Cookery School,

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: Pumpkin & Chestnut Soup

Halloween isn’t just about ghouls and ghosts, it can also be about delicious, warming dinners. Like this one. Not only is the colour of the soup brilliant, the taste is simply the epitome of Autumn. This is no trick.

PUMPKIN AND CHESTNUT SOUP
3lbs pumpkin cut into 1″ pieces
2 large onions coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 oz butter
½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
8 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
8 ozs peeled chestnuts –

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WIN 2x CLASS SPACES, £500 CASH + A YEAR’S WORTH OF NATURE’S PATH PRODUCTS

We’re proud to be working with Nature’s Path; a passionate, family-run, 100% organic breakfast cereal company, with a long history of organic food and farming and a culture of sustainability to rival our own!

Simply create your own recipe using any of Nature’s Path’s tasty cereals as an ingredient, take a photo of it and email it in to Nature’s Path by 27th October.

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To Ve(gan) Or Not To Ve(gan)

Veganism is one of Britain’s fastest growing lifestyle movements according to The Telegraph. November is officially ‘World Vegan Month’ so here’s a quick introduction to why people choose to be animal-free, according to The Vegan Society.

Animals – Vegans don’t eat any meat products and defend the lives of animals. This extends further than just food and includes cosmetics, clothing and even medicines.

Health – A lot of vegans believe that the health benefits of an animal-free diet include increased energy and younger looking skin!

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Sustainability Glossary

There are so many words that get thrown around with regards to sustainability that it can get a bit confusing at times and occasionally misleading. We thought we’d list the main ones here to help you live a little greener.

 

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product. A carbon footprint is measured in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e).

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10 Tips for Saving Water at Home

Reducing how much water you use and saving on water doesn’t have to affect your daily routine. These simple changes can make a huge difference.

It may feel like we have too much rain in Britain but the UK actually has less drinking water available per person than most other European countries. As the population increases, it means water resources will become even more stretched. Reducing water waste saves energy needed for treating and pumping water for use in our homes as well as protecting wildlife.

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Sustainable Cleaning

Sustainability has always been a key part of our ethos and we have always focused on minimising the impact on the environment by recycling waste, using renewable energy and sourcing local and seasonal produce where possible.

In an effort to become even more sustainable, we realised we needed to adopt a more eco-friendly way of cleaning so we made the switch to Delphis Eco, the leading manufacturer of ecological cleaning products in the UK.

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The BIG launch: The Cookery School Handbook

To celebrate The Cookery School Handbook launch we invited our nearest and dearest to come along and enjoy an evening of chopping, stirring, cooking and of course – eating! Our cherished suppliers and much loved supporters gathered in our kitchen on Little Portland Street where we collectively created dishes from the Handbook.

It was full on as we had people making choux pastry, others making aioli, potato fritters and then cupcakes and apple pie for dessert.

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