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I'm an Irish mother to 2 boys, born & bred in Dublin, Ireland. I like to cook simple & fresh food for the family, with the family on a budget.

This Week’s Groceries

While the days have passed in a blur of exciting things like interviews and book launches, the daily chores still have to be done. I know that many people wonder what we eat every week and how I manage the budget. I’ve already been out shopping today and here is what I have bought for the week ahead. I’m also sharing my meal plan for next week so you can see how it can be done. Continue reading


Netflix Competition

I promise this isn’t an April Fool’s joke! I have a lovely treat for my readers. I joined the Netflix Stream Team at the end of last year and every now and again I bring you Netflix news. One of the new series that they commissioned last year was Turbo FAST and there are a few new episodes due to go live on Friday, 4th April next. tbf_pds_008_hThe boys love the Turbo FAST series and regularly ask to watch it. I love that there are no advertisements on Netflix and that I can set a junior and senior account, with permission limits for both.

To celebrate, Netflix have given me a 6 month subscription and Turbo FAST goody bag to give away to one lucky reader. To qualify all you need to do is to take a look at the rafflecopter panel below and enter once, or you can enter all three times to increase your chances.

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Best of Luck!

I can't believe it's not shepherd's pie - Wholesome Ireland

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Shepherd’s Pie

This week I’ve been scrimping a little more than usual on my food budget. So that means I’m making the most of the dried beans in the store cupboard. The recipe today is made using beans, but it could just as easily be made using leftover meat if you have it. To bulk up the protein element I’ve sprinkled a bit of grated cheese on top of my pie. It’s not an essential ingredient but it tastes nice. Continue reading