27 May

Griddled Turkey Steak with Roasted Vegetables

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

22 May

Coconut Beef Recipe

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

24 Jun

Take 1 Chicken, Meal 2 of 3

This is the second in a series of 3 blog posts where I’m sharing recipes for a family of 5 for under 63c per portion, based on 1 roast chicken. For the shopping list, and first recipe, check out my first post from Sunday evening “Take 1 Chicken, Meal 1 of 3“.

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11 Jun

Fish And Chips

Fish and chips; not the most thrifty meal if you go to the local chipper, nor is it the most healthy either. Don’t get me wrong, there is a certain allure of a brown paper bag laden with piping hot chips, salt and vinegar every now and again. If you’re feeding a family that sort of meal is saved for a treat.

This meal is a healthier,  version of classic fish and chips. It makes the most of cheap cuts of white fish that you can pick up for far less than cod or haddock in your fishmonger or in the supermarket. For bonus points I’ve sneakily found a way to hide some veg in the dish. Fish And Chips - Caitriona Redmond - Wholesome Ireland

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04 Mar

Gluten Free Bargains In Lidl

I do try to eat a lower gluten diet than most. Simply because it doesn’t always agree with me.  Still, it is expensive to eat certain things if you’re on a gluten-free diet and Lidl have some gluten-free bargains this week that are well worth a look. Read More

23 Feb

Steamed Cod With Spinach

Every Friday, we get fish in Howth. If the fishing has been good then we’ll get enough for a few meals over the weekend. If not, then it’s simply a white fish for one meal. 52 weeks of the year we eat fish at least once a week.

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10 Feb

Warm Prawn Salad

There’s an hour before bedtime. We call it crazy-hour in this house. This evening it was marked by the two boys running around in circles, shouting and giggling. All I can do is watch and embrace the madness. As himself doesn’t get home until close to bedtime it can be hard to try to eat a full dinner while the crazy-hour is underway. I try to eat my main meal during the day with the boys and then have a lighter supper after they go to bed. That’s the idea behind this warm prawn salad. Read More

08 Jan

Spice Crusted Potatoes

I’ve reached that point in January where my body just craves healthy food. I think it’s down to the need to feel well and boost vital nutrients in the body. I realise that I normally blog on a sweet-savoury rotation but I’ve not been baking much recently. I’ll try my best to squeeze something sweet in soon I promise! Read More

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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