Lifestyle


The Ultimate Cheeseburger Recipe

Ingredients: 500g mince beef 1 tsp dijon mustard 1 tsp worcestershire sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp ketchup 1 tsp thyme leaves, finely chopped Sea salt and cracked black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil Pickled red onion 1 red onion finely sliced Juice of 2 lemons For the spicy mayonaise: 75g mayonaise 1-2... 

Gluten-Free Moroccan Orange Cake

Ingredients: 200g dark brown sugar 4 eggs separated Zest of 2 oranges Juice of 1 orange 200g ground almonds For the syrup glaze: 130g caster sugar Juice of 2 oranges 1 cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon orange essence or cointreau Method: Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 22cm/23cm round cake tin with parchment... 

Fakeaway-Sweet Chilli Prawns and Noodles!

Ingredients: 200g prawns 200g egg noodles 200g shredded vegetables 4 tbsp soy sauce 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp rice vinegar 1 teaspoon grated ginger 2 cloves garlic crushed 3 spring onions chopped small sprinkle sesame seeds spray oil Method Add the soy sauce, chilli sauce,... 

Homemade Nachos

Ingredients: 2 x 250g tortilla chips 1 x 400g tin black beans 1 red onion, finely sliced 500g strong cheddar cheese 200g jar jalapenos chillies 150 ml pot of sour cream A handful of coriander leaves Lime wedge to serve For the guacamole: 2 ripe avocados Juice 1/2 lime 1 small green chilli Handful of... 

Chilli Con Carne With A Twist!

Ingredients: 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 3 small carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 celery sticks, trimmed and finely chopped 2 red peppers, deseeded and finely chopped 2 tsp chilli powder 1 tsp smoked paprika 2 tsp ground... 

The Old Chestnut

Under the spreading chestnut tree I pondered for a while And touch the trunk in wonderment of its roots within the soil For to bear a weight such as this the grip is deep below And the water that it feeds on that makes it thrive and grow And in its foliage small birds nest when springtime comes its... 

Summer Ice Pop Recipes

Strawberry Buttermilk Pops 1 pound of strawberries hulled 1 cup of buttermilk i cup plain greek yoghurt 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup of sugar pinch fine salt Method Puree the strawberries, buttermilk, yoghurt, honey, sugar, and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour the mixture into ice pop moulds, Insert ice... 

Borrow My Doggy

BorrowMyDoggy connects dog owners with trusted local people who would love to look after their dog. We make it easy to arrange walks, playtime, overnight stays or holidays. Our aim is to help dog owners when they need it, give dogs more exercise and playtime and to allow people without a dog to spend... 

Lemon & Poppy Seed Drizzle Loaf

Ingredients 80 ml melted coconut oil and extra for greasing 180 ml honey 150 ml almond milk zest of 2 lemons 2 tbsp poppy seeds 300 g ground almonds 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp coarse salt 2 egg whites For the drizzle 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk, refrigerate over night 2 tbsp honey juice of 2 lemons   Method Preheat... 

Sticky BBQ Spare Ribs

Ingredients: 3 kg pork baby back ribs 2 onions, peeled and sliced in half 1 bulb of garlic, peeled and top sliced off Pinch of salt For the barbecue sauce: 60g demerara sugar 4 tbsp dark soy sauce 4 tbsp tomato ketchup 4 tbsp honey 4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsy dried english mustard 2... 

A New Door to Open

I’m sure a lot of people can relate to leaving the home they were brought up in with all the memories it held over the years. I lived in 517 Carnlough Road, Cabra West and I remember years after my parents had passed on and the house was sold I took a trip to Cabra and walked by the house and in my... 

Mini Strawberry Pavlova Pies

Ingredients 250g icing sugar 4 egg whites 2 teaspoons of cornflour 1 teaspoon of white wine vinegar 300g strawberries 300ml crean, whipped 3 tablespoons of strawberry jam Method Preheat the oven to 150′ C. Line two baking trays with parchment. Place the icing sugar  and egg whites in a standing... 

Delicious Canadian Poutine

  Ingredients: Poutine Gravy: 3 Tbsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp water 6 Tbsp unsalted butter 1/4 cup all purpose flour 20 oz beef broth 10 oz chicken broth Pepper, to taste     Deep Fried Chips: 2lbs Russet potatoes Frying oil   Toppings: 1-1/2 cups white cheddar cheese curds (or turn chunks... 

Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients: For the tomato marinara sauce 3-4 tbsp of olive oil 1 onion finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 2 x 400g tin of whole tomato 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes 1/2 tsp dried oregano sea salt For the breadcrumbed chicken 300 ml sunflower oil 4 medium chicken breasts 2 large eggs beaten 200g... 

Latest Homelessness Figures

The latest March Homeless Figures were published yesterday and include the national figures for homeless adults, homeless families and dependents. Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Mr. Simon Coveney, T.D. said the figures for March are a stark indicator of the challenges... 

One Pan Mushy Tomato & Garlic Pasta

Ingredients: 200g wholewheat pasta 1 large bulb of garlic 300g cherry tomatoes 1 large red onion 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil A good pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper A large handful of grated parmesan cheese Small handful of basil leaves Method 1. Preheat the oven to 200C 2. Slice... 

Chocolate Mug Cake

  Ingredients 3 tablespoons all purpose flour 3 tablespoons of sugar 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt, optional 3 tablespoons milk 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Splash vanilla extract 3 tablspoons chocolate chips   Method Put the flour, sugar, cocoa powder... 

Classic French Onion Soup

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups of sliced onions 4 cans of beef broth 2 tablespoons of dry sherry 1 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper to taste 4 slices of french bread 4 slices of provolone cheese 2 slices swiss chesse, sliced 1/4 cup of grated paremsan cheese Method Melt... 

Creamy Sundried Tomatoe Pasta

Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic 2 cups chicken broth 1.5 cups whole milk 8oz. fettuccine 12 pieces sun dried tomatoes Freshly cracked pepper ¼ cup grated Parmesan Optional: Add a tbsp of wholegrain mustard Method Cut the sun dried tomatoes into small pieces and set aside. Mince the garlic... 

Tarragon Crusted Seabass

Ingredients 4 sea bass fillets, skin on 40g/1½oz butter 60g/2¼oz panko breadcrumbs 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon 40g/1½oz Parmesan, coarsely grated salt and freshly ground black pepper For the sauce 200g/7oz crème fraîche dash caster sugar 1 tbsp lemon juice Method Preheat... 
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