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March 2018

Chocolate Workshop

“Our Surroundings Are Our Inspiration” – The Bean and Goose Story

“The inspiration for most of what we do comes from the Wexford countryside. It has definitely inspired our flavours. We look outside and see first hand what is in season and available to work with. The colours of Wexford and Ireland can be seen in the Bean and Goose packaging, from the blues and greens […]

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A Pint Unlike Any Other - Ten of Ireland's Most Amazing Destination Pubs

Destination Pubs – Ten Irish Pubs you Should Have a Pint in Before you Die

What is it that makes the Irish pub so special? Held in high esteem by locals and international visitors alike. The Irish pub is not just as a licensed premises that dispenses drink and assorted beverages. The Irish public house is seen as being at the heart of the community’s social engagement and sociable entertainment,

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Flights From Ireland

Weekend Wanderlust – Avoid Annual Leave and Embrace These Friday-Sunday Flights From Ireland

Do you have an insatiable desire to travel the world? With an unceasing need to give in to your wanderlust, it can be difficult to find the time to jet off and see a new city, especially when you try to factor in your annual leave days. But, speaking as one of those travel addicts,

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Tom Bulleit - "I Call Bartenders Our Partners in Chemistry"

Tom Bulleit – “I Call Bartenders Our Partners in Chemistry”

Tom Bulleit’s surname graces the bottle of one one the world’s best selling Bourbons. He recently visited Dublin for the first time to introduce whiskey lovers to Bulleit 10 Year Old and we had the opportunity to talk to him in the stunning surroundings of the Horseshoe Bar at The Shelbourne Hotel where he shared

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Roasted Pepper and Onion Pesto Tart Recipe from the Eat Smart Cookbook

This tart recipe is a great one to make ahead. When I’m busy I often find it hard to make lunch from scratch, so I sometimes make it the night before so I know I will have something wholesome, filling and tasty ready and won’t end up buying something less nutritious on the go. Ingredients:

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Black Pudding Dipping Fritters Recipe by Brian McDermott

This Black Pudding Dipping Fritters Recipe is from Donegal Table by Brian McDermott. Black pudding is a nutritional ‘superfood’ according to many sources, but I was already a fan based purely on its flavour, and I’m lucky to have some of the best black pudding in the country available locally. Using pudding to create these

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Mum’s Chilli Garlic Prawns Recipe from The Doctor’s Kitchen Cookbook

This Chilli Garlic Prawns Recipe is from The Doctor’s Kitchen Cookbook by Dr Rupy Aujla. These prawns are delicious and even better they are healthy. Serves 2 Ingredients: – 1 courgette, peeled lengthways into thin strips with a vegetable peeler – 1 yellow pepper, halved, deseeded and cut into matchsticks – 1 raddichio (about 75g),

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Massaged Kale Caesar Salad Recipe from The Eat Smart Cookbook

I used to love Caesar salads but they usually contain little nutritional value, and of course contain heaps of dairy in the dressing. I’ve ‘superfooded’ my Caesar Salad recipe to contain an abundance of antioxidants from ingredients such as kale and tahini. What’s more, it has a real punch of flavour. Serves 2 Ingredients: –

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Tiny Vegan Kitchen - Burger Recipe

Sweet Potato Curry Burgers Recipe by The Tiny Vegan Kitchen

This vegan burgers recipe is from The Tiny Vegan Kitchen. I’ve just popped one of these burgers out from the freezer for my dinner tonight. I’m thinking I’ll have it with some beets and spinach and maybe some of the yummy humus I made yesterday too. Sometimes I find the best meals are made from

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Spicy Eggs recipe

Spicy Baked Eggs Recipe with Tomatoes and Chickpeas from The Doctor’s Kitchen Cookbook

The sheer depth of colour in this eggs recipe screams richness of nutrients. Cacao and blueberries are two of my favourite ingredients that pair perfectly in both flavour and positive effects on heart health. The ease with which this can be made means it’s often something I put together in a rush before running to

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Mackerel Recipe

Tartar of Mackerel Recipe by Chef Igor Cikarev at the gibson hotel

This vibrant Tartar of Mackerel, served with pickled mackerel, beetroot gel, cucumber ribbons and dill mayo was created by Chef Igor Cikarev at the gibson hotel. Ingredients: Mackerel Tartar – ½ lemon – 4 fresh mackerel fillets, pin boned – 50ml of olive oil – 2 shallots – Salt & black pepper Pickled Mackerel –

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Scrumptious Healthy Rocky Road Recipe by The Wonky Spatula

Treat your friends and family this Easter with a batch of this scrumptious Healthy Rocky Road. These are a totally nutritious alternative to a standard rocky road and are so tasty that you won’t even know the difference. I’ve been wanting to play around with cacao paste for quite some time and what better occasion

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Spinach Soufflé Omelette Recipe

Spinach Soufflé Omelette Recipe From The Food DNA

This Spinach soufflé omelette recipe with red peppers is a delicious, light and super healthy breakfast that will brighten up your day. It is also enriched with collagen peptides, plenty of vitamins and minerals for healthy glowing skin. Ingredients: – Pack of spinach (200g) – 5 eggs – 1/2 bell pepper – 30g collagen peptides

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Miso Soup Recipe

Miso Soup Recipe with Noodles and Shiitake Mushrooms from The Solo Food Cookbook

This Miso Soup Recipe with Noodles and Shiitake Mushrooms is from The Solo Food Cookbook by Janneke Vreugdenhil. This recipe is perfect for lunch and is quick and easy to make. Ingredients: – 100g Japanese ramen (or other noodles) – 1 egg – 300 ml vegetable stock (from a cube) – 100 g shiitake mushrooms,

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Belly of Pork With Apple Purée Recipe by Chef Chad Byrne at The Brehon

This Belly of Pork recipe with apple puree, crackling and Jack McCarthy pudding was created by Chef Chad Byrne at The Brehon Hotel. It’s the perfect warming dinner dish. Ingredients: Pork Belly – 5oog Pork Belly – Bunch of thyme – 1 carrot, chopped – 1 head celery, chopped – 3 juniper berries – Zest

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grilled mackerel recipe tamarind

Grilled Mackerel Recipe with Tamarind Ginger Greens by Melissa Hemsley

This Grilled Mackerel Recipe is from Eat Happy by Melissa Hemsley. Tamarind is what makes the sauce for Asian dishes like Pad Thai taste so good, and this dish is inspired by my Filipino Mum who loves tamarind and always fed it to me as a child. Its tangy sweet-sour flavour perfectly cuts through the

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Filipino-Style Steak Recipe with Onions by Melissa Hemsley

This Filipino-Style Steak Recipe is from Eat Happy by Melissa Hemsley. This is the Filipino version of steak and onions, known as bisteak. My mum grew up in Manila cooking it with kalamansi, a cross between a mandarin and a kumquat, but lemon makes a good substitute. This dish takes less than 10 minutes to

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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe with Lemon and Cream Cheese from the Eat Smart Cookbook

Baking has always been part of my upbringing. It has this wonderful way of getting the whole family into the kitchen, and this carrot cake recipe is one of my favourites. Just remember, cake doesn’t have to be bad for you, it’s about what you throw into the mixing bowl! Serves 10 Ingredients: – 120ml

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