Hurry – win a masterclass at Michel Roux Jr’s Cookery School

Image of the prizeHead to our Facebook page now to win one of three masterclass cookery experiences designed by Michel Roux Jr.

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Beginner or pro? Take the egg test now

Egg Week is upon us – I know you’ve been counting down the days! Perfectly prepared eggs are the benchmark for any chef hoping to get hired, so pitch yourself against the professionals and put your egg skills to the test. Continue reading

Guest post: Postnatal nutrition by Charlotte Watts

In the last of our blogs by Nutritional Therapist Charlotte Watts, we learn what to eat after the birth of your baby. Read on for advice on the nutrients you need and how to get them into your diet, plus lots of handy time-saving tips for busy new mums and dads.

As always, you can find the foods Charlotte recommends in the special parenting aisles she helped to set up. Congratulations on your new baby, and happy eating!

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Guest post: what to eat when trying to get pregnant

We’ve teamed up with Nutritional Therapist, Charlotte Watts, to make it easy for new parents and parents-to-be to shop for nutritious food and drink.

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New mums and dads – how to make sure you’re eating well

Did you know that almost 80% of parents recently admitted they didn’t take care of themselves properly after the birth?

We commissioned a survey to see how well new parents and parents-to-be eat, and were shocked by the results. For example, nearly two thirds of new parents said they were turning to ready meals and takeaways as they had no time to get to the supermarket, and 57% of mums said they didn’t eat three meals a day.

Nutritional Therapist Charlotte Watts said, ‘lots of new parents are struck with a numbing ‘shock of the new’ so it’s not surprising that their own nutrition is one of the first things to be forgotten when working out how to deal with their new arrival. This can have long lasting consequences; coping becomes more difficult and energy, mood and immune issues may arise.’

To help make things easy, we’ve created a Nutrition for New Parents and Parents To Be aisle. Charlotte Watts has provided advice for every stage – Getting Pregnant, During Pregnancy, Postnatal Women, Breastfeeding, New Parents – and personally selected the food and drink you choose from.

Take a look around at www.ocado.com/parenting. We’ve also got some smashing offers on baby products in our Biggest Ever Baby Sale, which you can find at www/ocado.com/baby

Take care,

Amisha

Ocado Baby Buyer

Chef’s table with Jason Atherton

He’s a Michelin-starred chef with 14 restaurants in London and Asia and he’ll be cooking dinner for 12 in the home of one lucky Ocado customer. We chatted to Jason Atherton about food trends, the London restaurant scene and throwing the perfect dinner party.

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Guest post: Natoora’s perfect peaches

Summer is a very exciting time of year, and peaches are one of those fruits that make this season even more enjoyable and rewarding. A proper peach is something truly special – it has that impeccable natural sweetness, is refreshing and utterly delicious.

We went to great lengths to source the best varieties of peaches and nectarines.

White peaches from Natoora

White peaches from Campania

After a two-year quest, all our white peaches now come from a grower based in Campania, southern Italy. The several varieties that he grows are selected for their wonderful flavour, and ripen at different points through the summer to ensure that the white peach season extends over a couple of months. They are allowed to ripen on the tree and picked only a couple of days before their peak to ensure they get to you fully ripened. Each variety is different, yet they all share an incredible perfume, unique berry accents, and flesh either lightly tinged with red or deep purple running throughout, depending on the variety. Continue reading

Win a Michelin-starred chef cooking in your very own home

Is this the ultimate prize for our foodie fans? You could have Jason Atherton cook a full tasting menu in your very own home, for you and 11 friends.

You might already know him from the Great British Menu, but on 10th October you’ll know him as your personal chef.

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For your chance to win this tasty prize, simply answer this question… Continue reading

Cleanse and refresh – food and drink for a feel-good summer

When the sun is out and the mercury is up, it’s even more important that I feel good in my skin. It’s not about guilt-tripping myself, it’s about food that does me good but tastes great too. Food I actually want to eat. So here’s what I reach for.

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Coco Face Fresh Coconuts – these are raw and unpasteurised. Just crack one open, stick in a straw and drink the water, then scoop out the flesh. The flavour is naturally sweet with floral and woody notes. i.e. yum.

(Coconuts are a great source of salts and minerals, plus electrolytes that help muscle and brain function, and are good for rehydrating after exercise.)

Here’s how you open one:

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Five ice creams you should try this summer

As Ice Cream Buyer at Ocado, I might just have one of the best jobs going. I’ve tried a freezer-load of treats so you don’t have to (it’s OK, no need to thank me) – here’s my pick of the best.

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Beth at the Christmas in July press event

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