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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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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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Healthy Chip Shop Curry Sauce

Guest post by Jason. Healthy Chip Shop Curry Sauce One thing I’m always craving at the weekend is chip shop curry sauce. The Chinese style curry sauce that you often find on the butcher counter is filled with coconut milk and is laced with hidden calories. I decided to make a healthy chip curry sauce recipe that is […]

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Simple Cooking Makes Me Happy

Cooking my own food is (nearly) always a pleasure. There’s a lot to be said for being able to choose exactly how you want your food cooked and served. While I do enjoy eating very elaborate dishes when I’m “out”, I tend to stick to much simpler fare when I’m the one doing the cooking. […]

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