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Snowball Christmas Cocktail Recipe from Saba Restaurant

Dublin’s Award Winning Thai and Vietnamese restaurant Saba master mixologist’s have created a bespoke Christmas cocktail to get you in the Christmas spirit. The Saba Snowball Christmas cocktail is a must try for those looking to get into the festive spirit. Popcorn infused Barcardi Carta Oro, Coconut Puree and Vanilla Syrup create the perfect Christmas …

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ginger-orange-christmas-pudding Catherine Fulvio

Ginger and Orange Christmas Pudding Recipe by Catherine Fulvio

In our house, when making the pudding, we keep the fantastic tradition of stirring – each family member has a go and makes a wish (usually about possible large Christmas gifts!) I’ve added ginger here for a tasty twist to this pudding – and also to add another level to the festive flavours. Makes a 900ml …

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Neven Maguire Chocolate Truffles Recipe with Coole Swan

Coole Swan & Orange Chocolate Truffle Recipe by Neven Maguire

The first secret to lovely chocolate truffle recipe has nothing to do with what goes on in the kitchen – for beautiful truffles you have to have good quality chocolate. Lindt green and black is excellent and you can pick it up in most good shops. You can add in different liquors to the make …

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Sharpen Your Skills – Some of the Best Cookery Schools in Ireland

Ireland is fast gaining a reputation as a culinary destination, with not only amazing restaurants, artisan producers, and an array of food festivals but also world class cookery schools across the country. You don’t need to be a visitor to our shores to indulge in a culinary adventure though, and with many of these schools …

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Kevin Dundon Brown Bread Recipe

Traditional Brown Bread Recipe by Kevin Dundon

When making this brown bread recipe I sometimes I add in some pine nuts, sesame, pumpkin, sunflower, fennel, and caraway seeds for a healthy crunchy finish. Diced dried apricots and sultanas add an unusual finish to the bread also. Ingredients: – 12ozs/350g wholemeal flour– 2ozs/50g plain flour– 2oz/50g porridge oats– Pinch salt– 2 level teaspoon bread soda– 2 large eggs– 1 dessertspoon …

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Savoury Breakfast Muffins by Peachy Palate

Savoury Breakfast Muffins Recipe by Peachy Palate

Big beautiful protein muffins; a light crumb, moist, buttery and filled with savoury goodness. The perfect early morning nibble! With a change of plan work wise Saturday gone I arrived home from work on Friday evening on a mission to make the most of my extra couple of hours home the following morning with some …

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Winter Bombe Recipe with Chocolate, Cherries, Vin Santa, Panettone & Pistachios by Jamie Oliver

Winter Bombe Recipe with Chocolate, Cherries, Vin Santo, Panettone & Pistachios by Jamie Oliver

Get-ahead puddings are great. I make this frozen classic every year without fail. It looks amazing, is crazy delicious, and is a clever assembly job. It’s a sort of cross between a summer pud and an Arctic roll, and it’s sure to wow. Serves: 12 Total time: 20 minutes, plus freezing Ingredients: – 2 x 500g …

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All in One Irish Breakfast Bake Recipe by Catherine Fulvio

All in One Irish Breakfast Bake Recipe by Catherine Fulvio

If you aren’t making this for brunch, this All in One Irish Breakfast Bake Recipe also works really well for match food or late night suppers and it’s much easier than making the usual fry-up. Choose good-quality sausages from your local butcher. It’s the easy way out, a one-pot breakfast that saves on the washing …

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Squash & Sausage Risotto, Radicchio, Thyme & Parmesan ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2016 Super Food Family Classics) Photographer: Jamie Oliver

Squash & Sausage Risotto, Radicchio, Thyme & Parmesan Recipe by Jamie Oliver

A little sausage goes a long way in this delicious dish. I’ve paired it with sweet squash, which gives us a hit of vitamins A and C, both of which we need to keep our skin nice and healthy. Serves: 4 Total time: 55 minutes Ingredients: – 4 higher-welfare chipolata sausages – olive oil – 1 teaspoon fennel …

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Purple Sweet Potato Mousse Tartlets Recipe by My Nutrition

Purple Sweet Potato Mousse Tartlets Recipe by My Nutrition

Purple sweet potatoes are a sweet potato variety with dark purple skin, and stunning purple flesh. They taste sweet, like any sweet potato, but at the same time their is a flavour like edible flowers. Purple sweet potato differs from other sweet potatoes in its texture, density and richer taste. It is an acquired taste, …

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Vegetable Spiral Tart Recipe from The Flourishing Pantry

With its stunning spiral of vegetables, this Vegetable Spiral Tart recipe makes a show-stopping centre piece for any autumn spread. The method isn’t as complicated as you might think, and with the right combination of a vegetable peeler and mandolin to adjust to each vegetable you can achieve thin strips of colourful veg which top …

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Beetroot, Fennel and Orange Salad The Marker Hotel Chef Gareth Mullins

Beetroot, Orange, and Fennel Salad Recipe by Chef Gareth Mullins

This Beetroot, Orange, and Fennel Salad with Cashel Blue Cheese Toasted Pine Nuts and Rocket is a example of the type of dish on the Le Drunch Menu at The Marker Hotel, as created by Executive Chef Gareth Mullins. The concept of Le Drunch is a later alternative to brunch, that has been taking fashionable …

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Noel Cunningham

The Struggle Behind the Sparkle – Noel Cunningham Talks About Living Life to the Fullest

Whether he’s playing host extraordinaire in his role as hotel general manager at Harvey’s Point in Donegal or the dazzling showbiz guru on TV3, Noel Cunningham always does his job with style and a sunny disposition. Unlike many people on our screens that smile is a genuine one, and it’s that very authenticity that he …

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Make Salads the Main Event – How to Build the Perfect Salad plus Recipes

Food trends may come and go, but one food trend that’s here to stay is the movement towards eating more vegetables and plant based foods. The perfect way to do this is to up your salad game and this month, I’m sharing with you a few handy tips to elevate your salads from supporting role …

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fruit Ice Lollies recipe by Neven Maguire

Fresh Fruit Ice Lollies Recipe by Neven Maguire

This Fresh Fruit Ice Lollies Recipe is perfect for when your child is teething, as they are very soothing on sore gums, which might put your baby off their food for a while. If you don’t want to go to the bother of making these – although they literally take just a few minutes – …

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Japanese Cooking Essentials

10 Essential Ingredients for Japanese Cooking and Where to Buy Them

When I returned to Ireland over 10 years ago, after living in Japan for 3 years, it was quite difficult and expensive to get Japanese ingredients. You’ll be glad to know this isn’t the case anymore. Nowadays, these ingredients are widely available and less expensive. Stock up on the ten essential ingredients I’ve listed below …

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Derry Clarke

The 7 Dishes That Made My Career: Chef Derry Clarke Shares His Most Memorable Meals

“It’s funny, when I look back at my career and all the dishes, if only I had of kept a record of all the good ones, wrote down the recipes and photographed them, I’d have an amazing repertoire,” muses Derry Clarke as we sit down in his Michelin starred restaurant L’Ecrivain, on Dublin’s Lower Baggot …

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Noel McMeel

The 6 Dishes That Made My Career: Chef Noel McMeel Shares His Most Memorable Meals

From Pat O’Doherty’s Black Bacon to ice cream from Glastry Farm, the food producers and farmers within gorgeously green county borders of Fermanagh have a secret weapon. Well not so secret, as this food hero’s superpower is singing their praises from the rooftops. Chef Noel McMeel is a true ambassador for local produce and has dedicated …

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Valentine Truffles Recipe by My Nutriton

Indulgent Valentine Truffles Recipe by My Nutrition Ireland

Making these Valentine Truffles Recipe by My Nutriton might sound daunting, but believe me it is much better than buying them as a gift, not only because you are giving your time and effort and your love for sure, but you are giving a gift with health benefits as well, loaded with nutrients, antioxidants and healthy …

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