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The cooking Journal
Too Stressed to Sleep?
In some walks of life talking about how busy we are is almost a badge of honour, an indication of your success, but there is a big difference between being super busy and chronically busy. The latter is just a recipe for disaster when you just feel terribly overwhelmed and constantly under fire. When you can’t escape from stress it can become a physical problem, and may lead to a range of health issues
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Top Tips for Working from Home
Whilst working from home it is important to keep some sort of routine; this will avoid us feeling stressed anxious and perhaps overwhelmed. Here are some simple steps you can incorporate into your daily routine to make sure you can stay focused.
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Hacks for Making your Food Last Longer
We've put together a few handy hacks to help make your food last longer. From how to store your fruits to how to handle your herbs!
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Mother's Day at Home- A Spanish Feast!
If your plan to go out this Mother's Day has been cancelled don't let it get in the way of celebrating together as a family. We've put together some delicious Spanish recipes that are bound to impress!
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Mother's Day at Home- Middle East Feast!
Don't worry if your plan to go out this Mothers Day has been cancelled. We've put together a selection of delicious Middle Eastern recipes that are bound to impress! Whether you try one of them of them or all of them, you can still celebrate at home with a spread of simple but tasty recipes!
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Banana Bread Smoothie
So this is the perfect smoothie for a happy tummy as bananas are also a digestive aid as well as a mood enhancer due to the serotonin they release in the brain.
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Green Goodness Smoothie- Avocado, Spinach, Mint and More!
This smoothie has it all - healthy fats from the avocado and nutritionally dense spinach with its remarkable abilities to restore energy, reduce oxidative stress and improve the quality of the blood. 
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Oats and Raisin Smoothie- with a sprinkle of cinnamon
Oats contain more soluble fibre than any other grain, thus can slow down the digestion process and provide an extended sensation of fullness. This makes the perfect smoothie for people who want to lose weight.
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Eating to Cope with Viral Infections
Wherever we turn there’s no escaping from the global spectre of COVID-19 casting a shadow over our daily lives. Inasmuch as there’s no known cure for the common cold so it is with all viral infections, medication can at best only alleviate symptoms whilst the immune system fights off the virus.
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Green Strawberry Smoothie!
This smoothie is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants, incorporate our strawberry green smoothie into your diet and get fighting fit!
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Clean Green Smoothie!
This smoothie is not only super tasty and refreshing but is also packed full of nutrient dense ingredients. A perfect way to start the day!
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St. Patrick's Day Menu
St. Patrick's Day is the perfect excuse to celebrate Irish food and have a little fun on a weekday evening now that we can’t visit the pub! We've curated a menu of hearty and flavoursome recipes to warm the cockles of your heart, which are sure to leave you pleasantly satisfied and put a smile on your face.
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Cookery Team Building Events at The Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot
Organising a team building event that will suit a diverse range of team members can be a challenge, so cooking is the ideal levelling activity! The Cooking Academy specialises in fast paced, fun and competitive cookery team building events. Our venue in Ascot, The Royal Berkshire Hotel, is ideally placed for companies situated in the Windsor area and can accommodate groups of up to 20 delegates.
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Reading Cookery Team Building Events at The Swan at Streatley
Looking for a team building event that gives all participants an equal opportunity to excel? The Cooking Academy specialise in fast paced, fun and competitive cookery team building events. Our venue, Green Park Conference Centre, is ideally placed for companies situated in the Reading area and can accommodate groups of up to 40 delegates.
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Reading Cookery Team Building Events at Green Park Conference Centre
Looking for a cookery team building event that gives all participants an equal opportunity to excel? The Cooking Academy specialise in fast paced, fun and competitive cookery team building events. Our venue, Green Park Conference Centre, is ideally placed for companies situated in the Reading area and can accommodate groups of up to 40 delegates.
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Cookery Team Building Events In Newbury Berkshire
Looking for a team building event that gives all participants an equal opportunity to excel? The Cooking Academy specialises in fast paced, fun and competitive cookery team building events. Our venue, Newbury College, is ideally placed for companies situated in the Reading area and can accommodate groups of up to 30 delegates.
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Garlic & Chilli Prawn Linguine
Impress your other half this Valentine's day with our recipe for garlic & chilli prawn linguine. This recipe feels special and when you take your time it's not difficult to make; you could even make the pasta from scratch if you really want to knock their socks off!
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Chocolate Bliss Ball Recipe
If you've got a sweet tooth we've got just the recipe you need! Bliss balls (sometimes called protein balls or power balls) are little balls of yumminess, using fruits and nuts to give you the sweet hit your after with none of the refined sugar. With this recipe you can satisfy your cravings with something much better for you than a chocolate bar!
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Coloplast Team Building Event in Cambridge
In late 2019 The Cooking Academy welcomes Coloplast Medical to our Cambridge venue for a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook!’ style event to bring the whole team together with a Mediterranean twist!
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Horlicks is back on the favourites list for tired Millennials – but does it really help you sleep?
On Thursday I was interviewed by Jackie Brambles during her morning show on BBC Radio Scotland, in reaction to a recent article in The Guardian about the rise in popularity of Horlicks after many years of sales decline.If those of you outside of Bonny Scotland who didn’t listen here’s a recap on the salient points and some tips, tricks or hacks on how to get better quality sleep and more of it too.
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