7 IDEAL THINGS TO EAT IN CHIANG MAI

The food of Chiang Mai is completely different from the rest of Thailand - balanced, less bracing than the food further south without losing...

5 IDEAL RECIPES FOR A MID-WEEK FISH SUPPER

Not eating enough fish? You're not the only one.  According to the NHS a healthy diet should include at least 2 portions of fish a week, including...

4 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR MACKEREL

In the mood for mackerel? We've got some delicious recipes courtesy of Waitrose.com. Omega-3 rich and packed with essential nutrients, this beautifully iridescent sea specimen is ideal...

5 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR BUTTERBEANS

Butter beans, a storecupboard staple we can't live without. Easy to cook, butter beans make a hearty dinner in no time at all. And we've...

5 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR CHICKPEAS

Chickpeas are one of the cheapest most popular pulses and here at IDEAL we can't get enough of them. We’ve got some delicious recipes courtesy of...

5 IDEAL RECIPES IF YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR LENTILS

Got some lentils in the cupboard but no idea what to do with them? We’ve got some delicious recipes courtesy of Waitrose.com to help you cook...

5 IDEAL DISHES TO TRY IN BRAZIL

Brazil; country of samba, soccer and sand. There are so many reasons to visit this country. It’s a veritable feast of fun and frolics...

12 IDEAL DISHES TO TRY IN HAWAII

We all know that Hawaii is a jaw-droppingly, mind blowingly, loin stirringly beautiful island. We’ve seen pictures of the vistas, the mountains, the jungle....

10 IDEAL HACKS TO TURN YOUR FOOD WASTE INTO SOMETHING DELICIOUS

  Now is the perfect time to start thinking more smartly about just how much food you’re throwing away.  Whether cooking a simple mid-week dinner...

5 IDEAL HOME COOK’S HACKS TO ELEVATE YOUR MEALS TO MASTERCHEF...

Learning how to cook is a lifelong love affair that never entirely ends; the pleasure and reward being in the constant evolution of techniques,...

RESTAURANT REVIEW: L’AMI MALO – THE IDEAL PLACE FOR GALETTES IN...

News just in. There's no need to cross the channel - or wait for pancake day - to enjoy French crepes and galettes, delivered...

5 IDEAL REASONS WHY FOODIES SHOULD FLOCK TO FLORENCE

Tuscany; known for its fertile landscape and world renowned terroir, is a foodie’s dream. And nowhere is this love of all things culinary more...

5 IDEAL WAYS TO KEEP YOUR DIET BALANCED THIS CHRISTMAS

Yep, we know what you’re thinking. Now is the month of scoffed advent calendars (even the cardboard), mince pie binges, new beer bellies, food...

5 TIPS FOR COOKING THE IDEAL TURKEY ON CHRISTMAS DAY

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to prepare for the big one, the true meaning of the festive season; dinner. With the...

IDEAL FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS LEFTOVERS: TURKEY & SQAUSH LASKA SOUP

Preparation time:15 minutes Cooking time:30 minutes Total time:45 minutes Serves: 4 WHAT YOU'LL NEED 2 tbsp vegetable oil 500g cooked turkey, shredded into bitesize pieces ...