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Cooking with Children

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Everyone seems to be cooking more at the moment as we all have a bit more time. This is a really good opportunity to get children involved with the preparation of food and to teach them how to cook from scratch. Here are a few recipes to try with them. 

Interview with Alison Peyton – Readifood

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True Food has a donation point for Readifood and donates the money raised by Ella’s Kitchen recycling to the charity. True Food member Karen Barrass had a chat with Alison Peyton, the food bank’s Manager to hear a bit more about the organisation and how our donations are used.

Ella’s Kitchen recycling

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Since March 2017, True Food has been collecting Ella’s Kitchen food pouches for recycling. True Food member Karen Barrass spoke to Ella’s Kitchen Sustainability Executive Charlotte Jost about the scheme with Terracycle.

Top tips for reducing food waste

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According to Olio, over $1 trillion worth of food is wasted globally every year, weighing a total of 1.3 billion tons. Member Karen Barrass is making more effort to reduce her food waste. Here are some of her ideas if you want to reduce your food waste too.

The Alliums (Immunity part 3)

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Leeks, onions, garlic and chives are from the allium family. They contain allicin – and this is the compound which is so helpful to us. Here are some recipes to include them in your diet.

Meet our suppliers – PrimroseLady

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If you’ve been in the True Food shop recently, you may have noticed a new range of handmade body butters and soaps from PrimroseLady. We talked to owner Kumari Samarasinghe, a long time True Food volunteer and former committee member to find out more.

A momentous year

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Francis Jakeman, Chair of True Food, reflects on the past year and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

How Plants Can Support Our Immunity (Immunity Part 2)

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Before we had medicines as we know them, plants were used for their effects on our health. I am not going to suggest that we treat ourselves with some of the potentially dangerous herbs, but most edible plants contain chemicals that can be beneficial to our health – and some can even be restorative.

Cultured Food and its Role in the Immune System (Immunity part 1)

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With autumn on the horizon, it is the right time to boost your immune system for the winter. Viruses thrive in the cooler conditions but there are many anti-viral foods at our disposal – so best we use them. AND – it is ORGANIC September so shopping for these foods at True Food is the right choice!