Here we pack in loads of the really useful stuff for your new life after divorce.  All those life skills that you never really got to grips with are covered for you – cooking, gardening, DIY and some great recipes.  Re-establishing some form of domestic normality and routine will help you to build a solid foundation for a new and better future.

Divorced Dinners: Creamy lamb and pea curry

No claims for authenticity but this makes a tasty meal.  This My recipe can easily be doubled to share with that special person you met on the best dating site in the world.

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Organic versus conventionally farmed

Now that you have embarked upon a new healthy eating regime you may well be thinking maybe organic would be good as well.  Go for quality not quantity, yes.  Locally sourced, yes.  No more lovely french beans from Central America!  But organic, well.....

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Get the right stuff for a great new life in your kitchen

You do not need an enormous batterie de cuisine (pots, pans and all the kit) in order to be able to produce a good meal for yourself.  When it comes to cookware, as with so much else in life, quality rather than quantity is what you need.

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Menu planning and making a list

Without getting too Superwoman, or indeed, too Superman about this, planning meals ahead of time can be a great help for busy working mothers and fathers and for those for whom finance after divorce is tight.

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Shopping and Ingredients

Question: What did we do in the days before supermarkets, ready meals and takeaways.  Answer: We ate proper food bought from local shops, cooked at home and we sat around a table to eat.

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Food and cooking for divorced men and women

Despite never cooking anything more exciting than spag bol it's not too late to develop an interest in cooking.  If life after divorce only holds the prosect of a succession of takeaways and ready meals then there is no time to waste.

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Ingredient of the month August

Food prices are on the up but the the chosen ingredient this month is pollack which provides a good, cheaper alternative to cod or haddock.  Lighly salting before cooking makes the flesh firmer.

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Cooking methods: the foundation skills of cooking

Anyone can learn to be a good cook, it just takes a little basic knowledge and few simple recipes and a willingness to experiment.  Here is a quick run down on the basic cooking techniques that form the foundation of everything.

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