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BBC Good Food Magazine

BBC Good Food Magazine May 2017

Good Food is the UK's biggest selling food magazine, packed with triple-tested recipes and practical ideas for every meal occasion. From weekday suppers to relaxed weekend lunches, recipes are seasonal and work first time. In every issue: 100+ triple-tested recipes, everyday cooking,weekend ideas, seasonal ingredients, TV chefs, inspirational photographs and practical advice.

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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
welcome to may

‘Did you really throw away three whole bags of food every week?’ That was my question to Keith Kendrick, BBC Good Food’s new Head of Magazines, who was one of four writers to take our eco challenge this month. With three kids and a commitment to cooking from scratch, his reply proved the adage that, if you want something done, ask a busy person: ‘I spend weekends peeling veg for the kids’ weekday meals, plus they get through lots of fruit, leaving behind piles of skins and cores. But having challenged myself to cut down on what goes in the bin, we’re down to just two bags of unavoidable food waste – result. And after reading this month’s Test Kitchen tips (p136), I’m inspired to try composting – even though…

1 min.
star contributors this issue

Joe Wicks Our fitness guru’s Cajun chicken is quick and easy to make, packs a spicy punch and is loaded with muscle-building protein (p102). Joe is cooking live at the BBC Good Food Show Summer at Birmingham NEC (15-18 June); see p116 for details. John Torode This month, the BBC MasterChef judge works wonders with leftover chicken and rice, adding prawns and chorizo to create a special Friday night treat (p66). Lulu Grimes Our Hub director says: ‘Our Test Kitchen is as green as possible. We recycle, compost and use every scrap we can – all the recipes we test are devoured, and any leftover ingredients are used up by the team.’…

2 min.

EAT WELL FOR LESS Spring in a jar In the new series of Eat Well for Less on BBC One, Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin want to come up with a quick and easy gluten-free lunch option, so they challenged the Allison family to create a healthy noodle dish in a jar. The end result is ideal for taking to work, as all you need to do is add boiling water. It’s packed with fresh, seasonal ingredients – courgettes, carrots, petit pois and spinach – zinged up by the addition of Asian flavourings, such as soy sauce, ginger, chilli and lime. It’s a perfect, healthy solo lunch for when you’re on the go. Homemade noodle pot Ready in just 15 minutes, this no-fuss meal for one will become a solo staple. To vary the flavour, add…

1 min.
fuel for school

Two years ago, Nathan Atkinson, headteacher at Richmond Hill primary school in Leeds, realised that many pupils were having trouble concentrating because they hadn’t eaten breakfast. So he approached The Real Junk Food Project (therealjunkfoodproject.org), which diverts food destined for waste, and persuaded them to supply the school. Fuel for School (fuelforschool.info) was born and now each of his 630 pupils gets a breakfast of toast and a drink every day. Since then, the scheme has been taken up at more than 50 schools. ‘We knew that a vast amount of perfectly edible food was being wasted’, says Nathan. ‘Our project is currently enriching the lives of 12,000 primary school children every week.’ As well as providing breakfasts and food education packs, Fuel for School operates a market stall where parents can ‘pay…

1 min.
compost bins

Skinted OXO Good Grips compost bin, £11.93, amazon.co.uk With a 2.8-litre capacity, this is ideal for smaller households and will fit neatly on a worktop. The removable lid makes emptying easier and the bin itself is dishwasher safe. There’s also a handle for carrying. Minted Joseph Joseph Stack 4 Food Waste Caddy, £30, josephjoseph.com This food waste caddy features an odour filter that allows air to enter and circulate inside, reducing moisture and, in turn, eliminating odours. It’s easy to clean and carry, and with a 4-litre capacity, you won’t need to empty it every day.…

2 min.
planet-friendly raw chocolate

We all know a square or two of dark chocolate is good for us, and now, if you switch to raw chocolate, you can have double the satisfaction. Why it’s on-trend Raw chocolate ticks all the boxes. It is higher in vitamins and antioxidants than normal chocolate, as the cacao beans are left unroasted. It’s made with no artificial sugar, is environmentally friendly (it requires less energy to produce), and is often organic and Fairtrade. And wait, there are more reasons – it’s dark, decadent and delicious! Where to find it? Visit the Raw Chocolate Company (therawchocolatecompany.com) and Ombar (ombar.co.uk) for more flavours than you can shake a stick at. Whole Foods also has a great selection of raw chocolate, as do most health stores. Or why not make your own at home? Sophie…