Sometimes when my husband works a late shift I’ll cook a regular meal for the kids, and then we sit down together when he gets home. It’s not that I’m advocating cooking individual meals for different family members though! It’s simply that it’s nice to have somebody to sit and eat with at the end of a long day in work. This griddled turkey steak with vegetable stack is a wholesome, gluten free, paleo friendly dish that will keep you coming back for more. It’s well balanced and light on the stomach if you don’t like eating too much late in the evening. [Read more…]
This week’s special offers on fresh items are interesting from a shopping tips point of view. For example, you can get 500g of Irish Beef Mince for as low as €2, but is it as good as the 1kg of Irish Beef Mince you can get for €5.29 in one store, or €4 in another? I’ll answer this below, don’t worry! There’s more and more barbecue specials in the supermarkets, let’s hope we get the weather to enjoy it. As the weather improves you should see more Irish fruit and vegetables on special which is great. This week keep an eye out for tomatoes, strawberries, and early brassicas (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli etc). I love this time of the year at the allotment which is a good indicator of what you can find in supermarkets! [Read more…]
If you love the flavour of coconut but are not sure about cooking with coconut oil I hope that this recipe will convert you. I confess I’m not a fan of using coconut oil in my daily beauty routine, simply because if I do, I end up craving Bounty bars all day! This coconut beef recipe is simple to make, full of flavour, and that’s the kind of food that I like to cook at home for my family. [Read more…]
For nine years I managed to avoid Taste of Dublin, I knew it was on, I knew where, and convinced myself that it wasn’t worth visiting and not to bother. However, last year (year 10) I was invited along as a guest of the organisers to check it out. This gave me the opportunity to head on in and see if it was worth the admission price, what’s on offer, and to figure out if it’s worth your while to head along this year (year 11).
The Ticket Price
The cheapest tickets you can buy directly online are €15 per person and these are available for the Thursday and Friday afternoon sessions. I have to say I found these afternoon sessions to be the most enjoyable, especially when the weather is good. The good news is that you can get them for just €10 using the code JUSTEAT when checking out online. Regardless of which day or time you elect to visit the Iveagh Gardens, make sure you buy your tickets online. It’s far more expensive at the gate on the day. [Read more…]
For this week’s shopping tips it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Where can you find paella pans for €8.99, adult colouring books for €3.99, 815g of chicken for €2, some gluten-free products still on special offer, and 74 Fairy dishwasher tabs for €10? Read on to find out more.
As always, these tips are compiled by my own research. There’s no advertising on this blog, and I don’t get paid for them. I hope you like saving money on groceries as much as I do! [Read more…]