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Living the Lockdown Life…

Living the Lockdown Life…

Earlier this month The Grocer had an article on Kerry Foods unveiling their Naked Glory Deli Readybites vegan ready-to-eat range.  This prompted our NPD specialist Recruitment Consultant, Rachel Parkin to trial the range herself whilst (as she describes it) Living the Lockdown Life…

Well it’s been almost two months which has gone scarily quickly.  My two essentials have been my dog Meg and Radio 6 Music, which I have on all day.  We’re lucky to live near a river so Meg and I head there first thing every morning.  She’s learnt to swim this past few weeks and loves it.  She’s a Border Collie and full of beans so needs lot of exercise.

I’ve tried to keep my mind active so I’ve completed some of the free government online courses; Professional Resilience, Digital Skills – Social Media and a short course on Food Science & Nutrition.  I still enjoy catching up with client’s and candidate’s food posts on Instagram and getting inspiration for cooking at home.

I’ve tried quite a few new recipes and been doing a lot more baking.  I’m a convert to the Naked Glory plant-based range and have been using that in everything from Fajitas to Curries to Cottage Pie & Chilli.  Most recent favourite recipe was a very simple but delicious Cannellini Bean & Feta dip.

We have a Focus social and well-being team catch up via Zoom every week and it’s great to see everyone’s faces.  Hopefully we’ll all be back to normal soon.

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