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Grilling Is Healthy

I used to work in a steak restaurant with an open grill back in the early 1990s. I got used to the taste of grilled meat, so I’ve been using a George Foreman grill of some kind for as long as I can remember.I knew it was a healthier option, but hadn’t realised how healthy […]

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Trying To Grow Kitchen Herbs

For the last year or so I’ve been trying to grow some fresh herbs in my kitchen. Unfortunately it hasn’t always been successful and I’ve probably ended up having to dump as many plants as I’ve been able to keep. The only herb that seems to grow without issue and can survive my rather sporadic […]

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Poached Egg On Toast

As an alternative to scrambled eggs this morning I had poached eggs on toast for breakfast. I love the taste of the egg combined with the toast and it’s simplicity itself to prepare. Removing the eggs from the saucepan is pretty easy as long as you have the right kind of spoon 🙂 Print Poached […]

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chicken with olives and tomato

Chicken With Tomato And Olives

Chicken is not only tasty, it’s also one of those things that you often find on special offer in a lot of supermarkets. When I was a student in Limerick I used to pick buy it regularly and cook it in a number of different sauces. This recipe is inspired by one of those supplied […]

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Baked Beans On Toast

Some foods take you by surprise. Baked beans are shockingly healthy, if eaten in moderation. Why? Well it transpires that the humble baked bean is what’s known in some quarters as a “super food”. They’re high in protein and are also a good source of fibre, which can help reduce cholesterol levels. A simple yet […]

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marinating chicken in olive oil with lemon juice and herbes de provence

Grilled Marinated Chicken

I’ve always heard about marinades, but I’d never actually done one properly until this evening. While a lot of marinades contain a lot of ingredients they don’t really have to in order to add a lot of flavour to meat or poultry. A very simple marinade can be made in seconds by simply mixing olive […]

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