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Barbara Goodall offers skills, support & motivation to create a healthy balanced life

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Food & Cooking...

Why learn more about food and cooking?

There are so many times in our lives that our cooking requirements change and sometimes a helping hand is needed to set off in a new direction. Some people find they acquire a food allergy or medical condition which means having to re-think the way they cook or eat; cooking for a family is completely different to cooking for yourself or a couple; you may feel that your repertoire of recipes is tired and in need of refreshing and revamping; you may change your lifestyle such as becoming a vegetarian or vegan or you may just want help for a one off occasion such as a party or a dinner. Whatever your requirements, I can help you to meet them and would enjoy working with you. Food is such an important part of our lives and I can help you to obtain the maximum enjoyment and satisfaction.

Are you ready for some fun??

Join a workshop with your friends  

Learn new skills and be inspired, so building your kitchen confidence.  Let me help you create simple spectacular food with ease and pizzaz using fresh seasonal, local ingredients, maybe including own herbs and produce!

  Looking at pictures can be inspiring.

Research recipes for when time is of the essence, making the most of your ingredients to save money.  We can work together in the familiar surroundings of your own kitchen using your own equipment or with a few of your friends in a different comfortable environment.

Do you wish to cook and serve delicious nutritious dishes with flair?

Start with good quality basics...  

My approach is to discover your needs, tastes and lifestyle.  For us to decide what you would like to achieve within a given timescale that suits your finances

Please read Sue's Story...

Further ways to enjoy food and cooking…

  • Individually tailored workshops
  • One to one sessions in your own home
  • Catering for your event

Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Catering
Level 2 Award in Healthier Food and Special Diets

Barbara has 20 years of practical experience running and managing restaurants, public houses and catering outlets, including Goodall’s of Matlock Bath and Goodall’s at Denby … ‘I Loved the cooking!!!’

Working with children and promoting fresh, wholesome food helps me find a balance in life…

Sessional Worker for The Apple Core Community Interest Group

Apple core was dedicated to promoting the enjoyment of healthy food through a variety of means. I was part of the team who provided after school sessions for local schools, showing children how to grow the fruit and vegetables which would end up on their plates.

‘Joining in Apple Core’s awareness raising events and newsletter was fun too!’

Supporting Derby Real Food Fair 2012  

Organised by Sound Bites the independent wholefood shop which specialises in local, organic and fair trade food

Creating a menu for a client, collecting ingredients from garden or market, preparing, cooking and presenting in my favourite dishes and bowls brings balance into my life…

Menu for a Special Summer’s Day Party…

Seared bacon and breast of chicken dressed and tossed over salad leaves
Tuna with french beans, asparagus, olives, cucumber and red onion
Mozarella, tomato and basil platter
Hummus and tzatziki
Warm new potatoes with mint
French bread
Homemade coleslaw
Carrot, raisin and sesame salad
Cous cous with fresh herbs
3 bean salad

Simple Rich Chocolate Tart
Melon and strawberries
Greek yoghurt and honey

Jekka McVicar 
Shares her wealth of knowledge of plants and herbs and food
I love the way she works and what she has achieved by sticking to her ethics/morals. The web site and newsletter are fantastic…

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