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  • 00:25

    The Gentle World Cafe: Suparna Dhar, Empowering Parents; Engaging Children

    in Family

    Suparna Dhar founded life’s canvas in 2006 (www.lifescanvas.co.uk) and supports mums who have been through domestic abuse to gain the confidence to create happy, healthy and fun families.  She is ‘The Freedom Coach’ - Coach, Trainer and Author. 


    Suparna’s calling is to break the cycle of domestic abuse by empowering mums.  Over the last 7 years she has worked with mums who have suffered all types of abuse in safe houses/refuges across The London Borough of Ealing.  She has designed and developed Learning to be Free which is the only parenting programme in the UK which has been uniquely designed for mums who have experienced domestic abuse.


    Suparna runs healthy eating programmes in schools, children centres and women’s safe houses which combines coaching and cooking and looks at areas such as food poverty, healthy packed lunches and snacks.


    She is absolutely passionate about healthy eating and has written a  children’s cookery book called Cooking together: Step by Step Guide to Yummy, Healthy and Fun recipes with recipes shared by women who have been affected by domestic abuse with proceeds going to Women’s Aid. 


    Suparna is Co-Founder of Filling The Void which is a support group for women who have experienced domestic abuse and want to speak their truth in a safe, non-judgemental and empowering environment.


    Suparna’s clients include private clients, schools, councils, housing associations and charities. 


    As a mother with two children aged 10 and 4, she understands the daily challenges and stresses that being a parent can bring.  She says to each client “I can assure you there is nothing you can share with me that either I haven’t experienced personally or another parent hasn’t shared with me before!”


    Suparna Malhotra hosts. 

  • 01:09

    BeSimply...Food Alchemy {Bridging Worlds}

    in Food

    BeSimply..Food Alchemy {Bridging Worlds}

    Connect to your roots. The Alchemy of Food and Culture. Connect with simple ways to interact with food, develop a new relationship with how and what you eat. Discover new ways to nourish self, soil and society. This segment we talk about the Corn and discuss the importance of “this grain” and its relationship to the mother energy and indigenous traditions. Then, we will talk about "RICE" and discuss the importance of “this grain” and its relationship to the mother energy and indigenous traditions. How to reclaim an energy of the sacred crops. Reflecting back to Hopi Nation, the Philippines and the eighth wonder of the world.
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    ?These segments will shine a light on your beauty and lift you UP.?

    Shining a light on Hopi Cookery Juanita Tiger

    Filipino Cuisine from the Islands by Gerry G. Gell

    Healing with Whole Food by Paul Pitchford

    Music Apl.de.Ap Island and U Can Dream
    Kalamune and Hopi Tribes

  • 00:44

    Chef Alex: Seafood Basics and cookery

    in Food

    On this show, I will be talking about seafood basics and cookery. I will be talking about different kinds of fish, shellfish, and all the types of seafood. So I will be going over the ways to prep seafood, ways to cook seafood, and common seafood dishes. I will be giving out my delicious shrimp scampi, seafood fra duval recipe,and haddock francaise. Good show ahead.

  • 00:26

    BeSimply...Food Alchemy {Hopi}

    in Food

    Connect to your roots. The Alchemy of Food and Culture. Connect with simple ways to interact with food, develop a new relationship with how and what you eat. Discover new ways to nourish self, soil and society. This segment we talk about the Corn and discuss the importance of “this grain” and its relationship to the mother energy and indigenous traditions. How to reclaim an energy of the sacred crops.



    These segments will shine a light on your beauty and lift you UP.
    Shining a light on Hopi Cookery Juanita Tiger


    Healing with Whole Food by Paul Pitchford


    Food Alchemy with 'She'


    Suzanne Toro


    Bare Naked Bliss

  • 00:54

    Meet the "Food Teacher" from England! Recipes and tips

    in Food

    Because Jamie Oliver’s food programs originated in England, the question is, are kids there now choosing to eat healthier foods?  If not, what is turning kids on to better-for- you meals there?  Or, are they eating them at all?  What about the school lunch programs – have they improved? Or, are moms in the United Kingdom dealing with the same struggles of how to feed kids as we do in the United States?  Our guest, Katharine Tate, known as “The Food Teacher,” is a qualified teacher, nutritional therapist and “mum” who has worked with children in schools located in the UK, New Zealand and Hong Kong.  She’ll tell us about food programs that do work, such as educating parents, “Cookery Schools” and inspirational Head Teachers. Judging from her recipes and family health tips, Katharine is innovative while focusing on nutrition, well-being and fresh and flavor-filled recipes that appeal to the whole family. These include: Citrus Mango Coco Bites (dairy free), Cinnamon Apple & Vanilla Cashew Cream (Dairy Free), Cauliflower Rice, gluten free/no added sugar chocolate brownies, Tomato & Lentil Soup (winter is coming), Parsnip Hummus… just a few of her treasure chest of delicious healthy ones kids will eat!

    Come into our Family Food Experts Kitchen with Katharine, Carolina and me as we take you on a trip to England for some great food ideas for kids!  Thursday, 1pm ET, on W4WN.com and W4CY.com. 

  • 01:35

    Book Chat With Sandra Wigzell , Organiser Of The Book Expo Australia

    in Books

    This week we are in for a special treat. Today, Ken chats with Sandra Wigzell, Organiser of The Book Expo Australia.


    The BEA will be the first of it's kind in Australia in the last 20 years, with authors and publishers attending the event in Sydney, Australia August 30th and 31st. The BEA is an expo for promoting Australian Publishers and Authors to readers. A great day out for families who love to read. Sydney Showground in August 2014.


    Book Expo Australia (BE Aus – pronounced as B Oz) is where the avid reader comes to meet known and favourite authors and find new and emerging authors. Their creative offerings will encompass all genres, crime, fantasy, urban fantasy, chick lit, thriller-action, contemporary, children’s, YA and all other genres. Non-fiction will be covered across all interests; business, fitness, self help, craft cookery, military history, poetry, travel and biography. Plus, eBooks, audio books, graphic novels and comics and more will all have a place at the expo. If it can be written, it will be at BE Oz


    Teachers, librarians and parents can uncover new books to excite younger readers and you can explore innovative learning methods and technologies to help those reluctant and challenged readers.


    On show will be modern technologies and for those with impaired eyesight, you’ll find new ways to enjoy books. If you want to read faster, there will be something for you: all this can be investigated and tried.


    Book Expo Australia will be held:


    When – 30/31 August 2014


    Where – Exhibition Hall 5, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127


    Details on the Book Expo Australia can be found at:


    http://www.bookexpoaustralia.com
    https://www.facebook.com/bookexpoaustralia/info

  • 00:41

    Lorraine Pascale from Super Model to Top Chef Stops By Music by Kate Lynne Logan

    in Food

    NWP welcomes Lorraine Pascale. Lorraine grew up in Oxfordshire with her adoptive mother. At age 11 she achieved a 100 per cent scholarship to go to a boarding school in Devon. Aged 16, she was spotted by a model scout while shopping in Covent Garden. She was whisked off to New York and held her own amongst the biggest names of the day for some of the world’s most successful designers including Chanel, Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Versace, Benetton and Donna Karan. She was also the first British black model on the cover of American Elle.


    Although Lorraine had a fabulous time modelling, she gave it up as she wanted to find something she was really passionate about and something that would take her through her 30s and beyond. So in between modelling jobs, she enrolled on loads of courses to find out what would really make her tick including hypnotherapy and interior design. It was not until she enrolled on a year-long cookery course at Leith’s that Lorraine finally knew what she wanted to do.


    On completing the Leith’s Diploma of Food and Wine, Lorraine did a two year foundation degree in International Culinary Arts in Pastry and then worked in some of the most renowned kitchens of the world, including Petrus, The Mandarin Oriental, Gilgamesh and The Wolseley.


    Lorraine’s cookery career is going strong. A long held dream was realised with her first television cookery series ‘Baking Made Easy’ a prime time TV show on BBC Two. http://www.lorrainepascale.com


    This show is sponsored in part by audible.com http://audibletrial.com/northwestprime FREE Trial and YOUR FIRST BOOK IS FREE TO KEEP!  

  • 00:45

    Meat and Poultry Basics and Cookery

    in Food

    Learn the basics about meat and poultry. I will be going over the different ways on how to cook the meat, the proper cooking temperatures which is very important, and I will be discussing the different types of meat. I will be giving out my delicious Meat Loaf, Chicken Fried Steak, and chicken stir fry recipes! :)

  • 00:41

    Lorraine Pascale from Super Model to Top Chef

    in Entertainment

    NWP welcomes Lorraine Pascale. Lorraine grew up in Oxfordshire with her adoptive mother and aged 11 she achieved a 100 per cent scholarship to go to a boarding school in Devon. Aged 16, she was spotted by a model scout while shopping in Covent Garden. She was whisked off to New York and held her own amongst the biggest names of the day for some of the world’s most successful designers including Chanel, Lagerfeld, John Galliano, Versace, Benetton and Donna Karan. She was also the first British black model on the cover of American Elle.


    Although Lorraine had a fabulous time modelling, she gave it up as she wanted to find something she was really passionate about and something that would take her through her 30s and beyond. So in between modelling jobs, she enrolled on loads of courses to find out what would really make her tick including hypnotherapy and interior design. It was not until she enrolled on a year-long cookery course at Leith’s that Lorraine finally knew what she wanted to do.


    On completing the Leith’s Diploma of Food and Wine, Lorraine did a two year foundation degree in International Culinary Arts in Pastry and then worked in some of the most renowned kitchens of the world, including Petrus, The Mandarin Oriental, Gilgamesh and The Wolseley.


    Lorraine’s cookery career is going strong. A long held dream was realised with her first television cookery series ‘Baking Made Easy’ a prime time TV show on BBC Two. http://www.lorrainepascale.com


    This show is sponsored in part by audible.com http://audibletrial.com/northwestprime FREE Trial and YOUR FIRST BOOK IS FREE TO KEEP!  See if audio books are right for you!

  • 02:45

    Celebrity Chef Ponder In The House...Food Network

    in Family

    A celebrity chef is a kitchen chef who has become famous and well known. Today celebrity chefs often become celebrities by presenting cookery advice and demonstrations via mass media, especially television.


     


     

  • 00:31

    Sarah Kingston and healthy Recipes and Victoria Louise and Menu Planning

    in Fitness

    When & why I started meal planning



    Used to work in theatre during university and had limited availability during the weekdays and nights
    Was tired of eating rubbish when I got home late at night from work
    Fast food (even healthy salads and sandwiches) were expensive
    When living alone, or cooking for one, organisation is important.  If you make things in bulk and freeze them then it’s cheaper and there is less wastage


     


    How to put together a plan



    Before you start with your meal plan, it really helps to sit down and check when you or your family have busy days/evenings, as this will help determine what you will be cooking or if you even need to cook



    Doing your first plan will take a little time as you’ve got to create your template and spend time finding recipes, but the more you do, the easier it gets



    I start off in Excel using a template I’ve created.  I have the days running vertically along the column on the left on the screen and the different meals running horizontally across the top (heading up each column)
    E.g. it will read Monday – Breakfast, Morning Snack, Lunch, Afternoon Snack, Dinner
    I then start to fill in the meals for each day.  On busy days, I’ll either have leftovers from earlier on in the week (things like chilli or casseroles tend to make 4 portions) or do something quick and easy like a stir fry.  On days when I have more time, I’ll do something a little more adventurous and time consuming
    I use a combination of tried and tested healthy recipes and seek inspiration from cookery books, blogs and websites
    Usually I have the same thing for a couple of meals so remember you don’t have to cook something new every day!