Book loving, yoga teaching freelance journalist. I write about all things books, employment, health, parenting and yoga for the Sun, Verve Magazine and others. Also regular debater on the telly where I'm happy to play devil's advocate. Mum to Zak and Lexi
ARE you more of a microwave chef than a MasterChef? Even if you are more likely to whip up fish finger sarnies than fondue, it is easy to cook like a culinary artist – especially with a little expert help to guide and inspire you. MasterChef host John Torode has a new book out, with some of his favourite recipes which you can copy at home. Here, NATASHA HARDING chooses some of the tastiest treats from My Kind of Food for some delicious autumn chomping. METHOD: Heat the oven to 200C/Gas 6.
ACCIO, Bombarda, Cistem Aperio. Any self-respecting fan knows these are spells cast by Harry Potter. And since JK Rowling’s boy wizard burst on to the literary scene in 1997, spawning eight movies, he and his friends have worked their magic on millions of cinemagoers. So when I took my nine-year-old son Zak to the studio where the films were made we were ready to be spellbound.
How Oriental lifestyle could cut childhood obesity hereSWITCHING to a Japanese way of life could help us win the battle against childhood obesity, a new book claims. The authors say that serving meals on smaller plates and encouraging children to eat more fish and less meat could improve our youngsters’ health and slim down their waistlines. Those who live in the East Asian nation also have large amounts of physical activity built into their daily lives, without the need for long gym sessions.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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