I have been ordering a lot from the delivery service. Shame on me. With all the rushing around, there has been very little time to shop and cook. So this weekend, I wanted to get organised and make some chicken that I could just pick on during the week. As I get older I am very conscious of eating healthy as much as I can, as often as I can. Especially when I have been baking. When I bake it is impossible for me not to eat the cake mixture and the resulting bake, so these days foods that fill…

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As some of you may know I spent a  bit of time in foster care as a child. From birth to to 18 months and then later on as a young child. Social workers were a consistent in my life right up until around 16 years old. So I was honoured to be asked to be the host and to become a Patron of the Social Worker of the Year Awards.       The only time we normally hear about Social Workers in the media is when bad things happen. Very little air time is given to the tireless work…

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A super quick 8 minute pasta dish for a simple lunch dish which I ate today.  This is  incredibly filling with a lot of protein in. This kind of food keeps me full from lunch until dinner with no snacking in between. I felt it was lacking in colour somewhat and the chilli flakes did not really show, but it does have lots of flavour. You can add some cherry tomatoes or red pepper/red onion if you fancy it. Pasta 1 handful of buckwheat pasta 1 handful of lentil pasta 1 handful of spirulina  tagliatelle spelt pasta Dressing A good drizzle…

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I have had to adjust my diet recently. I will write more about that in a post soon, so I am experimenting with different ingredients. I wrote in my healthy eating book ‘eating well made easy’ that cutting out whole food groups is not a good idea, which I still believe in and it is all about the balance. I always eat lots of fish, sushi maybe once a week and then sardines, tuna, prawns, scallops, salmon and sea bass during the rest of the week. Around 5 or 6 times a week. As I don’t like eating too much…

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On Tuesday night I was invited to the launch of  British Vogue with my dear friend Edward Enninful as the New Editor of the Magazine. The party was held in the River Cafe, West London.  I first worked with Edward in the early nineties when I lived in Ladbroke Grove, London. We did many jobs together when Edward was a stylist and I was a model including shooting two ID covers. (image  ID magazine) This first one was shot in central London in 1991 by photographer and friend Hugh Stewart. We did it in about 30 minutes with no hair or…

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