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  1. Tips on staying safe in hot weather

    With the summer heatwave looking set to continue, you’ve got lovely, longer days to spend in the garden, getting out and about in the sun and fresh air. But equally, it’s important to take extra care of your health at this time. Extreme weather conditions can cause problems, particularly if you’re older or in ill health, as you’re more vulnerable to conditions such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Here’s some advice on how to keep healthy and comfortable…
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  2. Summer Savers: more of what you love, for less

    Afternoon tea among landscaped gardens. A game of boules in the sunshine. A punnet of those extra-special summer strawberries. There are plenty of exciting things to spend your money on this summer... And your day-to-day meals don’t need to be one of them. With our Summer Savers, you won’t have to compromise great value for great quality. Making it easy to eat well, while saving for the sweeter things in life.
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  3. Groceries: make light work of your weekly shop

    We all want to feel healthy and happy in our own home. Which is where having enough of the more everyday groceries we use for cooking, cleaning and washing, helps keep life ticking over smoothly. From planning menus to enjoying a relaxing bath every evening – there’s plenty to think about when it comes to what you buy, how much and when. And if you don’t want to lug heavy bags back from the supermarket, Oakhouse can help. We’ll ensure  your freezer is always stocked up with delicious meals and desserts, and take care of the grocery side of things too.
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  4. Waste not, want not - keeping your food fresher for longer

    When you’re keeping an eye on everyday spending, you don’t want to needlessly throw food away too soon. But at the same time, you don’t want to risk eating something that might have gone off. One of the main problems is, we’ve become so reliant on ‘Best Before’ and ‘Use By’ dates on packaging, that we’re less confident about relying on our own judgement on whether food is fresh or not. Older people’s immune systems also tend to be less able to recover from food poisoning. This makes knowing how to store food safely and for longer vital to avoid becoming ill. 
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  5. A taste of sunshine - the secrets of a Mediterranean diet

    Summer's finally here and we’re dreaming of sparkling blue seas, olive groves and a table set with delicious Mediterranean food. Renowned as one of the healthiest diets in the world, there couldn’t be a better time to give it a try. From juicy, sun ripened tomatoes and salad drizzled in olive oil to succulent seafood, traditional dishes enjoyed in southern France, Spain, Italy and Greece are full of the nutrients needed for healthy ageing. In fact, people who follow a Mediterranean diet tend to have a lower risk of developing age-related health problems including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s.
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  6. Flying the flag for Great British food

    Our rich history has had a great impact on the food we eat - there are recipes dating back hundreds of years that have graced family tables for generations often influenced by visitors from far flung places.  Here’s our pick of the best British dishes and some of the traditions that go with them.
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  7. And the winners are...

    Your reviews for this season’s new dishes are in and we’ve picked the winning names out of a hat for our season launch prize draw. We've received some fantastic feedback from lots of you enjoying our new recipes for this season. Congratulations to our 5 lucky winners Gary, Helen, Diane, Mrs B and MJ! We'll be in touch with you shortly to arrange your vouchers worth £25 to spend on our range. If you haven't tried any of our new dishes yet you can browse this season's range here. Continue reading to find out what people are saying about the new recipes...
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  8. Oakhouse Foods' puréed meals range

    At Oakhouse Foods we are proud to offer a wide range of 37 puréed meals and desserts. We recognise the importance of providing a choice of softer foods, in order to provide a satisfying and tasty meal for customers with dysphagia or those who temporarily need texture modified foods. Browse the full range of category c puréed ready meals online. If you would like to discuss your requirements with us first, please contact your local branch for more information and we'll be happy to help. All meals in the range have full nutritional information on each page, so you can be confident what is in the meals before you buy.
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  9. Tried and tasted – our teams recommend their favourites from the new range

    At Oakhouse we love our food, and our teams across the country have been eagerly tucking into this season’s range. If you’re not sure what to try first, why not have a look at what our staff enjoyed with these personal recommendations? Minced Beef Pie Minced beef and mushrooms in a red wine gravy topped with puff pastry, served with sauté potatoes and minted pea pureé. “I’d go for this any day of the week. A proper portion with plenty of veg and the pastry was lovely. Very tasty!” Rob from our North West branch
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  10. Review this season’s new dishes and enter our prize draw

    What you think matters to us and we’d love to get your feedback about our NEW dishes for this season. Review any of our brand new recipes for spring and summer and to say thanks, we’ll enter you into our prize draw to win a £25 voucher. Once the draw has ended, we’ll pull 5 lucky winners out of the hat.
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