06 Jan

Slow Cooker Beans

Today is the day that I will get a tea break to myself, all to myself, while the 2 year old naps and the other kids are in school, himself will be at work. I will get a tea break. I will drink a hot cup of tea from start to finish and the house will be quiet. Apart from the quiet bubble of the slow cooker that is.  Please do read the advisory note on cooking with dried beans in a slow cooker at the end of this post. Read More

31 Oct

Leftover Colcannon

What? You mean you don’t have any? Well you clearly didn’t make enough Colcannon in the first place.  You need to have some leftover Colcannon, as this recipe is easy, blásta (tasty) and quick. Have it for lunch tomorrow or a simple supper. Read More

22 Sep

Warm Pear Salad

This is another of those “free meals” using leftovers from the Lidl recipe booklet that I’ve written about in the past week. You’ll find the Irish Lasagne and Kedgeree by clicking on their respective names.  Read More

22 Aug

Quick Potato Soup

There is an unwritten rule in this house that if you get back past a certain hour, that large dinners will not be cooked. My mother in law, in her infinite wisdom, says that if you have a bag of potatoes and a tray of eggs in your possession you’ll never go hungry. How wise she is. I’ve just finished making a quick potato soup and it was very, very tasty indeed. Just what I wanted and it was ready in less time that it would take to wait for a bag of chips in the local chipper. Although they do have a certain allure at this hour!

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08 May

Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Cake

I was doing some work on the blog and realised that there was a gap of baking proportions. It’s not good enough and I apologise! I suppose a gluten-free chocolate cherry cake will have to do.  Read More

27 Mar

Quick Homemade Pot Noodle

It’s cold, damp, goodness knows what happened to Spring. We need warm comforting food like a quick homemade pot noodle; the next in my series on Real Fast Food.

This week I’ve taken a real step away from my comfort zone and recorded this recipe in real-time at my kitchen table.  I’ve uploaded it to YouTube so that you can see that I’m not fibbing when it comes to homemade fast food. Read More

03 Mar

Thai Yellow Curry

Thai Yellow Curry from Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting BlogIt’s a common misconception that you shouldn’t feed spicy food to small children. This Thai yellow curry is a huge hit with all the family and is low on capsicum flavour (chilli heat). Read More

19 Feb

Housewife’s Monday Lunch

Today I’m showing my leftover love to Bubble and Squeak; known in some parts as the Housewife’s Monday Lunch. Read More

06 Feb

How Cheap Is It To Make Your Own Baked Beans?

Is convenience food as cheap as you think it is really? Does it give more or less nutritional benefits? I’ve done a bit of investigation so you don’t have to. Read More

05 Feb

Dosa (Indian Style Savoury Pancakes) with a Speedy Cucumber Pickle

Pancakes in our house aren’t just reserved for Shrove Tuesday. These dosa (Indian style savoury pancakes) are very simple to make and pair very well with my Nana’s speedy pickle. Read More

26 Oct

Tortilla or Spanish Omelette

When I was in my early twenties I was lucky to share a house with some Spanish girls who were working locally. It is a haze now but I do remember how to make a mean Tortilla or Spanish Omelette.

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12 Oct

Gluten Free Ghostly Bites for Halloween

There will be plenty of my family’s traditional food for Halloween over the next few weeks.  This is a new, no-bake, and sure to be a firm favourite.

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