Have you got any New Year’s Resolutions? It’s not too late to start some, here’s ours if you need some inspiration…

Cook 3 new recipes every week – did you get any new cook books for Christmas? I’ll be getting busy with Jamie Oliver’s Super Food Family Classics and Lily Simpson’s Detox Bible. On the naughtier side of things Miranda Gore Brown’s Bake Me a Cake As Fast As You Can is hard to beat when you are looking for a treat.
Involve my boys in the kitchen for 2 meals a week – it’s all too easy to throw meals together quickly and put it in front of them, but over Christmas they’ve been more involved which really does make them more incline to try it! Sam has become a dab-hand at tomato and mozzarella salads!
Make more pasta – it really doesn’t take that long once you’ve got the hang of it and it does taste such a lot better. Never made pasta? Join us for our Pasta Masterclass!
Prepare meals and snacks in advance – I’ve learnt that being in a rush and throwing meals together leads to me choosing the less healthy option. Planning means that we should all enjoy a better diet in 2017!

Whatever your New Year’s Resolutions, I hope you all have a healthy & happy New Year,

Best wishes,

Barbara, Emsworth Cookery School