Articles & stories

  1. In the Oakhouse kitchen...

    At Oakhouse we’re all about using traditional ingredients and classic recipes to create great food that really hits the spot. Award winning development chef Wayne Harris has been creating delicious dishes for the Oakhouse range for over 5 years and we spoke to him about the inspiration behind some of our all-time favourites. A lifelong passion “My love of cooking began at home when I was around 13 or 14 and I used to bake in my mum’s kitchen making classic puddings like Lemon Meringue Pie. I finally became a professional chef after completing my training in Salisbury and have been lucky enough to win several awards over the years doing what I love.
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  2. I did it! Aberdeen customer loses over 2 stone with Oakhouse Mini Meals

    We all know that carrying extra weight can take its toll on your health and after years of trying different weight loss plans, Aberdeen retiree Kathleen finally found the answer she had been looking for – in the pages of an Oakhouse Foods brochure. Kathleen was looking for some help with mealtimes for her elderly father when she came across Oakhouse Foods. “Dad had tried other options but was bored with the food and wanted something a bit more exciting. I picked up an Oakhouse brochure one day and we really liked the look of the food so we gave them a try. “At around this time I had some bad news from my doctor, who told me I had to start losing weight for the benefit of my health. As Dad became a regular Oakhouse customer I realised that their mini meals could be worth trying as they are all smaller portions and lower in calories.  To be safe I showed everything to my GP who gave it the thumbs up, and since then I’ve been eating Oakhouse mini meals for tea almost every day.
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  3. Eating for a Healthy Heart

    The best way to keep your heart healthy is through your diet and we have explained some of the easiest changes you can make. Heart-healthy lifestyle habits will also benefit your general wellbeing whilst reducing your risks of heart disease and lowering your cholesterol levels. Fruit and vegetables should make up a third of our diets so you should be having at least 5 portions a day. This can be hard so why not try adding frozen vegetables to dishes? We have some great choices like Broccoli and our Baby Carrots. Always aim for a colourful plate; variety is the spice of life and with a larger variety means more of the good things like fibre, vitamins and minerals. Eating more fibre will also help lower your risk of heart disease, aiming for 30 grams a day from a variety of sources like Wholemeal Bread, Oats, Wholegrain Cereals, Potatoes with their skins and of course fruit and vegetables. Cutting down on your saturated fat is always a great way to lower your cholesterol levels - using leaner cuts of meat and lower fat dairy varieties will help so try using skimmed rather than whole milk.
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  4. A Gift at Christmas

    The Oakhouse head office team have been doing their bit this December for those in need, with a collection of food items for the local food bank in Melksham, Wiltshire. Members of staff have been contributing items every day for a collection to be donated in time for Christmas. Melksham Foodbank was set up to help with poverty in our local area by providing a practical short term solution for a person or family between a need or a problem arising and Social Services organising benefits. A food parcel with food basics is provided for 3 days, this allows the person in need to concentrate on resolving their problem without having to think about food.
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  5. Extra Mile Award Winner!

    The Oakhouse Extra Mile Award Winner During the month of September we asked you to nominate your local driver if they had gone above and beyond for the Oakhouse Foods Extra Mile Award - we are very pleased to announce that the winner was Tracy Mann from our Reading branch! We had an overwhelming response with over
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  6. Keep Warm, Keep Well

    Winter is here, the nights are drawing in and the heaters are on! Although it is comforting to settle down in front of the TV with a blanket and a cup of warming cocoa it is still important to keep fit and well in the winter months. Eating healthy will keep you alert, energised and help protect
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  7. Hearty Soups

    Winter is fast approaching and we are starting to look forward to open fires, thick socks and a warming bowl of soup! This month we will be discussing our lovely range of hearty soups and why soup is such a fantastic meal on those cold days! Why soup is more than just a great meal? Whet
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  8. New Brochure Launch

      We are delighted and proud to share our latest autumn winter brochure, with 27 great new dishes on the menu. This season we have some fantastic comforting dishes for when the evenings start drawing in. We have all your favourites and have added a fantastic range of pies perfect for sharing as well as an exciting range of desserts
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  9. Extra Mile Award

    The Oakhouse - Extra Mile Award During the month of September on the back of your delivery notes we are asking you to nominate one of our lovely drivers for the 'Extra Mile Award'! There is a small slip on the back of the delivery note to send back to Head Office as well as an online en
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  10. Our Ice Cream Parlour & Summer Desserts

    Ice Cream Parlour and Summer Desserts Everybody loves a little treat after dinner or an ice cream to cool you down on a hot summers day! We have a fantastic mixture of desserts including our favoured Strawberry Tart which takes pride of place on the front of our Spring Summer brochure. Our collection of luxurious ic
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