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Sleeping Better With Milk?

I take melatonin to counteract jet lag. It works pretty well, though it’s not a 100% fix for the horrible waking up in the middle of the night problem that you get when you are timezone challenged. While I’ll freely admit that I don’t get enough sleep most of the time, it’s not due to […]

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Easter Weekend Roast Lamb

Lamb is one of my favourite meats. It’s not the cheapest, but it’s so tasty that I do indulge from time to time. However, as I live alone, I don’t bother doing roast lamb unless I have guest(s). So the Easter weekend was a good excuse to do some roast lamb. The local SuperValu supermarket […]

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Sunday Cooking Rituals

For the last few weeks I’ve been enjoying cooking at home pretty much 7 days a week. I might have eaten out once or twice or even been “naughty” and ordered in once or twice, but most meals I’ve eaten since I got back to Ireland from Istanbul have been cooked at home. Mostly by […]

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Kale, Fresh Vegetables and Grilled Meat

I’m a big fan of kale. It’s a very tasty vegetable and it’s also full of important nutrients – it’s got a lot of vitamins, iron and other things. Combining kale with some other vegetables can do a good job of replacing carb heavy sides, like potatoes, pasta or rice. Earlier this week I had […]

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Microwave Your Soup (Or Stew) Easily

I’ll freely admit to being mildly addicted to kitchen gadgets and gizmos. Any time I’m in a reasonable sized mall in the US I end up in the kitchen department of Macy’s or in the local “Sur la Table” One of the things I picked up on a recent trip was this microwave friendly soup […]

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Spiralizing Vegetables To Replace Pasta

I love pasta, but it’s heavy in calories and carbohydrates. Pretty much every single diet out there suggests cutting calorie and carb intake. So how on earth can a pasta aficionado be happy with what they eat, while also cutting down on calories etc? I’ve always maintained that it would be impossible for me to […]

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