Do you know the difference between use by and best before dates?

According to the UK Food Standards Agency the ‘use by’ date is all about the safety of eating the food, so if the packaging has a ‘use by’ date, then you should never eat it once that date has passed as it is not safe to do so. Even if the food looks or smells ok, it could have bacteria¬†in it which could cause serious illness. However, the ‘best before date’ is all about the quality of the food and[Read more]

The importance of meal planning.

I think that it is really important to plan your main meals each week in advance for a number of reasons. To start with, it stops you standing in your kitchen with hungry children wondering what on earth you are going to make each night. It can save you money as you know what you need, so helps to avoid impulse buying and it also stops you from turning to take-a-ways when you do not know what to cook. You[Read more]