I see poor old Delia Smith is in trouble again over her latest cookery series "How To Cheat at Cooking".
In this she shows simple recipes using ready made ingredients, such as frozen mash and tinned mince. Personally speaking, as a self peeler/masher of spuds and eater of fresh flesh, I wouldn't often touch ready made stuff with a barge pole.
However, in emergencies I can see the logic of using tinned mince etc.
That being said, the use of ready made stuff was not Delia's crime in the eyes of Nanny. She is guilty of something far worse than that...
Cue a role on the drums...
She uses salt in her cooking!
Worse than that, according to Consensus Action on Salt and Health (Cash) she uses far too much salt.
Cash claim that a single serving of one of the recipes, carbonara real quick, contained more than a whole day's recommended salt intake (7 metric tonnes, or something like that I believe...I was never very good with ounces and metrics).
Maybe so, but an indulgence once in a while won't kill you.
As ever with Nanny's anti salt obsession she ignores the facts:
1 We are all different shapes and sizes, therefore one person's daily limit is not another's
2 Sweat exudes salt, if you sweat a lot you need more salt
3 Drink water (although Nanny says that is not much use for you now) and you flush yourself out
4 Once in a blue moon won't kill you
5 I ate salt in little chunks as child, as I have told you before, and no harm ever came to me
6 Salt in less affluent times was a prized commodity, like bread, a necessary staple
Ignore Nanny and enjoy that extra salty carbonara!