Asking the experts – our children’s food judging panel

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Won’t eat their greens? Can’t eat gluten? Obsessed with ham sandwiches? Children have all sorts of needs and demands when it comes to food.

In our latest survey, parents said their children were more likely to eat food they’d chosen themselves. The trick is making sure it forms part of a healthy, balanced diet.

That’s where you – well, your little one – can help. We’re looking for junior food critics to taste our food and tell us what they like. Continue reading

Daily Brunch with Ocado – from veggie to venison

Today’s recipes give two great options for feeding your friends this autumn. In the veggie corner we have party-friendly Refried Bean Quesadillas, and in the meat corner a rich and warming Venison Chilli.

Send out the invitations and get cooking.

Refried Bean Quesadillas

Image of Refried Bean QuesadillasThese meat-free quesadillas are a casual snack that meat eaters will love too. Continue reading

Your guide to the perfect duvet

Cold, blustery nights are setting in – now’s the time to ditch your light summer bedding and opt for something that will keep you cosy. But what to choose?

Filled bedding products come with a number of different fillings which all have their own specific properties and can affect the quality of your sleep. Here’s a guide to some of the different types available.

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A delicious day of cake and cola ribs on Daily Brunch with Ocado

Phwoar! Loved Simon’s recipes today – I’m feeling very inspired to do some proper slow cooking this weekend. Here are the recipes.

Blackberry Streusel Cake

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Streusel is a European crumble often used to top cakes or muffins. Here Simon is using it to add texture and crunch to a delicious autumnal sponge. He is making the most of juicy seasonal blackberries but you could replace these with other available fruit, such as cherries or blueberries. Continue reading

Have a gorgeous glow whatever the weather

Who needs blue skies or expensive holidays to have a beautiful tan? We’re giving away a year’s worth of TanOrganic Certified Organic Self Tan so you can get that gorgeous glow in your own bathroom.

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All you have to do is leave your name and last order number in the comments below.  Continue reading

Kicking off Week 2 of Daily Brunch with Ocado

We’re back for a second week of fantastic recipes. Here’s how Simon kicked things off…

Chicken or Turkey Koftas with Yoghurt Dressing

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These chicken koftas can be also be made with turkey – but lamb, beef or pork mince would be delicious too. The mince is studded with herbs and spices for an exotic Persian-inspired flavour. Simon serves them with a fresh, herby yoghurt to cut through the spice. These koftas would make a great starter or you could serve them as part of a Middle Eastern mezze. Continue reading

Wine of the Week – your new favourite dry white

This week’s Wine of the Week is… Inycon Fiano

  • Grape: Fiano
  • Region: Sicily
  • Price: £7.99

 

About the grape: the fiano grape is grown mainly in Southern Italy and Sicily and has been cultivated since Roman times. The grape itself is very small so yields very little juice. This has traditionally made it quite unprofitable to harvest but recent improvements in technology, along with the popularity of pinot grigio, has seen fiano make a welcome comeback. Continue reading

Two great weekend recipes from Daily Brunch with Ocado

Phew, that’s the first week of Daily Brunch with Ocado over! Hope you loved watching it. Simon cooked up two great recipes today – some indulgent brownies and a big bowl of comfort food. Try them out this weekend.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

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These Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies are one of Simon’s most popular Sunday Brunch recipes. Dark and gooey, with creamy cheesecake marbled through rich dark chocolate, these would be delicious as a dinner party dessert with red berries and crème fraîche, or as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea.

  • Serves 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

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Win your favourite item from our new Inspire catalogue

I’ve fallen in love with half the items from our new Inspire catalogue (Royal Doulton folk-inspired tableware? Head. Over. Heels.) Browse through the pages and you’re sure to be inspired – hence the name – with chic and comfy homeware, great appliances, and plenty of treats for you and the kids.

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Browse the catalogue

Have a flick through now, you’ll see what I mean…
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An indulgent day for the Daily Brunch crew – today’s recipes

This morning we saw Simon make a deliciously creamy but light Carbonara, followed by a Cheese and Onion Tart – wish I had a slice lined up for lunch! If you’re as much of a dairy fan as I am, you’ll love these recipes below.

Carbonara

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This carbonara is a really quick and easy meal that is perfect for a midweek supper. Simon makes a lighter version of the Italian classic using fresh peas and crème fraîche instead of cream. If you use fresh egg pasta, you can make this filling dish from start to finish in under 10 minutes. Continue reading