Sarah Scotland

Child Development and the implications of tooth decay

Children love to smile, be happy and play with other children – Tooth decay can affect all these areas  Children who have tooth decay can suffer in many areas of child development and they may decide not to smile as they are  self-conscious Speech development Tooth decay leading to tooth extraction can cause overcrowding in …

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How boost self esteem in Children – what activities can you use?

You may have come across the importance of self-esteem in kids, and positive self-esteem. But what exactly is it? And why does it matter so much? In this article, we explain what is self-esteem, the impact of low self-esteem on children and activities parents can do to help kids feel good about themselves. Self-esteem is …

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Vegan Lasagne (v)

Vegan Lasagne (v) Ingredients 1 carrot 1 fennel A colourful selection of peppers 1 leek Roasted butternut squash (this was left over from another dish) Green lentils Tin of tomatoes Tomato puree Seasonings: Mixed herbs, fennel seeds, black pepper, stock cube, bay leaf Tomato puree Vegan lasagne sheets For the sauce: 50g vegan margarine 50g plain …

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Frittata

Frittata Dish Frittata is an egg-based Italian dish similar to an omelette or crustless quiche or scrambled eggs, enriched with additional ingredients such as meats, cheeses or vegetables. The word frittata is Italian and roughly translates to “fried.” I cooked this with my ELFT recovery college group – this was such a fun session, everybody added …

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Chicken Risotto

Chicken Risotto This was made out of a few bits and pieces but tasted fab! Ingredients Frozen peas Stock using either some bouillon or a stock cube Leftover chicken. I happened to have some thighs that had been cooked in cider. Risotto rice (long grain will work too) Cider or wine (around 100ml) Garlic A …

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Carrot Risotto

Carrot Risotto Ingredients 8 – 10 carrots 2 tsp butter or oil 1 leek  2 garlic cloves, or a squeeze from a tube Risotto rice Thyme (fresh or dried) 1tsp fennel seeds 1tsp mixed herbs Stock cube 1 tsp sugar A little wine – optional Method Cut the carrots into small slices. There’s no need …

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