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Mixed pepper, mushroom and onion omlette with a mixed leaf salad and smoked ham.
Proper tasty! 😋👌 #foodieirl
Sunday night treats!
I had seen watermelon macaroons done online a few times, so when I got a new piping gun as a present recently I knew it was something i had to try. I have to admit I was a bit weary trying them as it's not something I would normally cook but in the end was pretty happy with the result🤞 🙌
Garlic Butter Spaghetti 😋
A very simple dish of al dente spaghetti tossed in some melted garlic butter, chilli and fresh herbs then seasoned with black pepper and some grated parmesan. Add a glass of wine and some freshly baked bread to make a delicious meal! 👌
Who else likes it spicy?
Whipped up a healthy dish to finish of the week on a positive note. Tandoori chicken, pilau cauliflower rice and curried vegetables. Tasty with just enough of a kick to get those tastebuds tingling! 😋👌 #foodieirl
Raspberry chocolate surprise... Vanilla ice cream , filled with a chilled raspberry sauce wrapped in a rich dark chocolate shell! 🤤👌
Fresh taglatelle, beef ragu and parmesan cheese, simple ingredients done right 😋👌 What's your midweek treat?
A bank holiday Monday feast, Dinner in @paparichstreetfood
, so delicious 🤤👌 For starters Grandpa's BBQ Pork Ribs, 5-hour slow cooked ribs served with a fruity BBQ sauce and for mains Thai Crispy Chicken served with jasmine rice & garnished with a zesty, tangy chilli plum sauce salad.
A dish i've wanted to try for a while, a staple of American BBQ, coffee rub steak. A delicious unique flavour which gives the steaks a lovely bark. And for anyone who's not a coffee fan theres no need to worry as there is no coffee taste once cooked! 🤤👌 1 tbsp ground coffee
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander
What's better than a cheese toastie?
A FIVE CHEESE TOASTIE! 😍🧀♥️ Mozzarella, Red Leicester, Gruyère, Edam and Parmesan cheese toasted in a fresh batch loaf 🤤
A real cheese feast!
Wednesday Treats! 🤗
To get over the midweek hump i always like something sweet so tonight I whipped up a batch of these tangy citrus shortbread squares, lightly dusted with icing sugar to serve. 👌🤤🍋🍊 Who would you share them with? Tag your sweet toothed partner in crime below! #foodieirl
It's nacho chilli, ITS MY CHILLI! 😂
An alternative to the usual taco Tuesday. Tonight a rustic, chunky beef chilli, with cheesy nachos served in a bread bowl with sour cream and fresh coriander (cilantro for our American followers) 👌🤤♥️ #foodieirl
Fine Dining Monday.
A first attempt at a dish a little more reserved and refined with a fine dining feel to it. A chicken, clonakilty black pudding and prosciutto wrapped roulade stacked on a sweet potato puree served with a lemon herb oil and a black pudding crumb 🤤👌 #foodieirl
Took a break from cooking and went out for brunch today! Delicious crispy bacon with american style pancakes and maple syrup 🤤👌@hydebargalway
"Pink Tito-jito" 🍹
What on paper seemed like an odd pairing turned out to be a match made in heaven! @titosvodka
, fresh muddled mint & simple syrup topped off with @thewhitehag
That crackling! 🤤👌 Pre cooking a lovely piece of pork sunday roast for a friend! Seasoned with salt , pepper and a homemade pork rub then slow cooked in a cider. Juicy and tender with an amazing crackling.. I just had to steal some before it makes it's way to it's new home 😋
Post workout lunch!
Soft boiled eggs sprinkled with smoked sea salt & black pepper , tomato and chilli beans with wholemeal toast and low fat spread.
Tasty and nutritious 😊😋 #foodieirl
Simple cooking, pasta in a creamy chilli tomato sauce. Tasty and filling with the added bonus of being SW friendly.
Passata, chopped chillies, mixed herbs and quark to make the sauce. 😋
And we have a winner!
Congratulations to @chasingyummies
the winner of our very 1st giveaway! Lots of tasty treats heading to you soon!
It was great to see such a fantastic response to the giveaway and there was so much great feedback! Loads more to come so stay tuned! 🤗
Who doesn't love a sausage!
Today's throwback is to 3 years ago. After trying countless "bbq" sausages and not really being happy with any of them I went to a local butcher and with a bit (a lot) of trial and error we came up with these! Custom made to a secret recipe and at 14 inches enough meat for anyone 😂 they've been a massive hit at all bbqs since. 🤤
Made to share!
Crispy salt & pepper chicken, spring rolls and coconut rice. A tasty Asian platter for two. Who would you share this with? Tag your platter buddy below 😋
Happy National Tequila Day!
I decided to try something a bit different to celebrate Tequila day! So I made this margarita meringue pie. A lovely lime tang with a kick of tequila all wrapped in fluffy meringue 👌🤤 #foodieirl
Getting the week off to a good start with this healthy and tasty char siu pork & noodle stir fry. Bulk up with your favourite veggies and enjoy 😋
Sweet or Savoury?
Today's brunch is more sweet than savoury and packs a seriously chocolatey punch 💥
Nutella pancakes with caramelised bananas served with fresh cream and drizzled in caramel sauce 🤤
Do you prefer sweet or savoury brunch dishes? Comment below what your favourite is 🤗
Saturday evening comfort food! 🤤
Its Mac & Cheese time , perfect for those lazy weekend nights 😂👌 #foodieirl
I have to thank you all! ♥️ It's time to celebrate another milestone and what better way than with a giveaway to thank you, the followers, who got me to where I am today.
Its hard to believe that in such a short space of time we've broken the 1,000 follower mark. When I started this food journey it was a milestone that seemed so far off it was almost a fantasy. I have so much more to share and as the followers grow so does my desire to make sure that the dishes I produce keep improving, I'm working on my cooking skills, tweaking new recipes, and coming up with new, exciting and creative twists on dishes. I love hearing all your feedback and try to take it on board as much as possible.
Anyway back to the giveaway which I'm sure you're more interested in hearing about. I'm putting together a gift box at the moment of some of my favourite ingredients that I've used to create the dishes I've featured; spice blends, bbq rubs, marinades, sauces etc and a few surprise goodies for one lucky winner.
To be in with a chance to win all you have to do is make sure you're following my page and then like this post and I'll pick a winner at random next Friday.
If you'd really like to boost your odds of winning I'm giving one additional entry for each person you tag in the comments below and a whopping 5 extra entries for anyone who shares this post in their stories.
Thank you all again, my fellow food lovers and good luck!
Live Tasty ♥️ #foodieirl
This week's throwback is to this fantasic tapas feast in Palma in 2016. Complete with bottomless wine of course 🍷😂👌 #foodieirl
Asian inspired pork meatballs with black onion seeds , served on a spicy udon noodle salad. 🥡🤗. #foodieirl #foodiefeature
Viva la Mexico! 🇲🇽 Chilli beef taco bowls with mixed beans , sticky coriander & lime rice and homemade guac! Served with a side of stuffed jalapenos wrapped in serrano ham. Tasty with a nice kick.. ..dos cervezas, por favor! 🍻😄 #foodieirl #foodiefeature
Monday's are the worst!
Coming off the weekend the thought of cooking seems less and less appealing and the resolve not to just order a takeaway grows. This is why i love this healthy version of a personal takeaway favourite, The spice bag!
Five spice stir fried chicken with mixed peppers, onions and chilli with homemade oven chips. Mix together, garnish with some fresh coriander and enjoy!
Share your favourite takeaway dishes below and I'll pick a few to "healthify" in future posts! 👌
Ambition is the path to success.. I was feeling particularly ambitious tonight so I decided to attempt a fresh batch of Gnocchi, a dish that has thwarted me on a number of occasions before. Fortunately tonight everything fell into place and they turned out pillowy, fluffy and light. Finished off in a burnt butter, chilli & sage sauce. Served with some fresh parmesan and garlic ciabatta.
"Brunch Tacos" 🍴
A twist on the classic brunch combo, beechwood smoked bacon & egg wrapped in a pancake "taco" served with a tequila sunrise, in keeping with the Mexican theme 👌
Who else has had brunch today and what did you have? Comment below 🤤
Is it too early for a burger? NAH! lol
Burgers on a Friday seem to accidentally be a recurring theme so who am I to not embrace fate 😂
Today I decided to make my own rather than eat out, so here is my dirty bacon cheese burger "The Nicole special" dedicated to @nicoleoconor
who gave me the inspiration for it. Cheers Nicole 🍔🤤
This dish is so tasty and if like me you're trying to get that beach body a little more refined its completely Slimming world friendly! 🤗
For the meatballs simply mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and
then divide and form into approx 10 meatballs.
Fry them off in a pan until browned on the outside.
To make the sauce finely dice the onion and garlic together (or blitz in a blender)
Add to a hot pan and fry until they have softened and started to lightly brown.
Pour in the passata and stir, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 mins.
Add the quark, stir until fully combined then add the chopped basil, salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for another 5 mins.
Add the meatballs to the sauce now and increasing the heat cook for an further 5-10 mins until fully cooked through.
Serve with some freshly cooked spaghetti (dried variety for zero syns) and if you like some grated parmesan (allowed 30g as your Healthy Extra A or 1.5 Syns per tsp)
Thursday evening comfort food , a hearty plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Delicious! 🇮🇹🍝
Due to popular demand here is a more Slimming world friendly version of my brownie recipe. This is a tasty dish thats quite easy to whip up compared to some other versions I've come across online. And at only 1.5 syns each you can afford to enjoy your dessert without worrying about ruining all your hard work 🤗 Pre-heat your oven to 180 C (160 C if its a fan oven)
Line your baking tin with greaseproof paper
Separate the egg yolks and whites and set aside.
In a bowl mix together the egg yolks, cocoa powder, stevia and vanilla. The mix will be a bit dry so gradually add some water to mix it all together to a paste consistency.
Whisk the egg whites into stiff peaks
Carefully fold the cocoa mixture into the egg whites so that both the mixtures are well combined.
Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
You can test if its done by sticking a skewer into the middle of the brownie and seeing if it comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave on a cooling rack to cool.
Cut into 12 Pieces for a 1.5 Syn serving.
Last night's brownie recipe. For now I've just included the recipe for the brownies.. we'll cover the salted caramel sauce in a future post 🤗
Pre-heat your oven to 180 C (160 C if its a fan oven)
Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper - 20 x 30 cm is ideal.
Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a small heat-proof bowl.
Melt the chocolate in the bowl over a pan of simmering water on the hob.
Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla.
Add the eggs to the butter/sugar mixture and beat in, then add the flour continuing to mix until you you have a smooth thick batter consistency.
Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Remove from the oven, turn out onto a cooling rack and leave to cool.
Wednesday evening sweet treats, salted caramel brownies.. delicious straight out of the oven and washed down with a nice cold glass of milk 🤤
Comment below who you'd like to share this plate with ♥️
If you like pina coladas & getting caught in the rain then this is a post for you!
To celebrate today being national pina colada day i`ve created a twist on the traditional pina colada by making a slightly sweeter version as requested by a good friend of mine.
In a blender blitz together enough ice to fill your glass two thirds, the coconut milk, rum, pineapple juice & sugar syrup until well blended.
Stir in the lime juice, pour into a cold glass and enjoy.
Garnish as you see fit (bonus marks for the most creative garnishes lol)
Proper rustic eats! A simple meat & veg dish but packed full of tasty. Washed down with a nice red wine and some crusty bread.
I first tried this dish while holidaying in Greece in 2011 after it was recommended to us by a very friendly local, Stavros. Ever since its been a firm favourite, however this may not be the exact dish we were served out there as every time he ran into his new Irish friends "Marco & Louisa" out came the on the house Ouzo which made the entire week a little blurry!
On some tinfoil spread out the lamb so it forms an even layer.
Dice the potatoes into 8ths and use them to create a wall around the lamb.
Place the whole cloves of garlic here and there throughout the meat.
Crumble the feta cheese over the whole dish, place a few sprigs of rosemary on top, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with some olive oil.
Wrap the tinfoil tight so that everything is sealed and no juices can escape. Place on an oven tray and cook in oven at 200c for about 40mins until cooked.
Serve on a board, cut into the tinfoil (watch out for escaping steam) and enjoy
Serves 2 *This can also be cooked on the bbq but it can burn very easily if the tinfoil tears or leaks so only attempt if very comfortable cooking over an open fire.
In a medium hot pan add your berries and the balsamic vinegar , reduce the heat and slowly cook stirring every so often.
In a bowl beat two egg whites using an electric whisk, or by hand if you're very strong (you probably have enough protein in your diet already 🤣) until they form stiff white peaks, scrap into a non stick pan and cook until omelette is firm to touch and comes away from the pan easily.
Slide onto plate and pour over your berry mixture. Garnish with some mint leaves and serve! 🍓😊♥️
What's better than brunch? A healthy brunch that's just as tasty!
2 egg white omelette with balsamic glazed summer fruits.. DELICIOUS ♥️
Happy World Chocolate Day!
I had been toying with this idea for a while , working it out in my head and on paper so I decided to finally have a go at it.. My 1st attempt at a Bacon, Bourbon, Chocolate Fudge fusion 🍫🥓🥃♥️ Its currently setting in the fridge but after initial tastings I think I have a winner on my hands 🤞
I'll let ye know tomorrow 😋
It's hard to beat a tasty burger and beer combo to start the weekend off right, so tonight I went to the opening of Galways newest burger venue @botownburgers
to see what they had to offer and man was I happy leaving!
The Smoky Bó burger which I had was cooked perfectly with lovely crispy bacon and a smoked cheese, the beef dripping fries were delicious and sides of garlic & herb oaxaca charred corn and mac & cheese could have stood alone as mains 🙌
This was all washed down with a lovely red ale as recommended by the wait staff.
Trying to be as impartial as i could I found it very hard to fault a single item I tried tonight and as an additional note the extremely pleasant and helpful staff really wrap a nice little bow around the whole experience! Will definitely be back and recommending it to anyone I meet looking for a good burger!
Margarita chicken, charred corn and sweet potato fries garnished with lime zest and Achill smoked sea salt which really highlights the flavour of the tequila in the marinade 😋
Throwback this week to one of the best little pies I've ever eaten.. a real Australian masterpiece, The Ned Kelly pie; beef, bacon, egg, chesse, gravy and two types of pastry ❤
A dish I'll be for sure trying to replicate shortly.
P.S. For anyone in South Australia reading this if you're ever passing through Penola I highly recommend popping into Windara Bakery, they have an amazing spread of tasty treats 🙌
Happy 4th of July to everyone celebrating today! This parfait is a delicious , quick and easy to make dessert that is red ,white and blue through and through 🇺🇸🎉❤
While on paper it is a very simple, 3 ingredient dessert, this is in fact a very visually appealing dish and really sets the tone for any 4th of July festivity.
An added bonus is that it is only 1 Syn per serving!
To assemble your parfait start by adding a tablespoon or two of diced strawberries to your glass and top with a dollop of the Greek yogurt. Add a layer of blueberries next and top with another dollop of Greek yogurt. Add another layer of strawberries and top that with a few blueberries. Finish with a final layer of yogurt and garnish with some fresh mint leaves, serve and enjoy!
If you make these up ahead of time, you can just cover them and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Syn free fish and chips with a side of mushy peas , a tasty dinner feast 🤤
Who doesn't love some fresh fish and chips from their local chippy, i know i do! Sadly though most of the time its not usually the healthiest option with everything being deep fried... Fortunately this "fakeaway" is a great alternative!
Preheat your oven to 200°C
Line two cooking trays with baking paper.
Boil the chips for 4-5 minutes. Drain well, return to the pot, cover and leave to cool slightly. Put the chips on one tray in a single layer. Season, spray with low-calorie cooking spray and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden.
Put the egg yolks in a shallow bowl and beat lightly. In a separate, clean bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks, then fold them into the yolks, add salt & pepper to season, dip the fillet into the egg mixture, then place on the other baking tray.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the egg coating is lightly browned. Sprinkle with the parsley.
Serve the fish with the chips and lemon wedge for squeezing over.
Balsamic beef stir fry, tasty and healthy 😋🍲 Dish one of slimming world week
To start off our slimming world week we`re going to be making an easy & tasty beef stirfry.
Cooked as is this dish is syn free as per slimming world guidelines.
If you don`t have beef handy this is also quite nice with pork or chicken.
To start marinate the beef in a bowl with the balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and five spice. Leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes, the longer the better if you have the time.
Heat a wok or pan until hot. Tip in the beef, marinade and finely chopped spring onions, stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add the peppers and baby corn, then stir fry for a further 2 minutes.
Serve with rice, garnish with some fresh spring onion and enjoy!
Please note that any advice given should not replace the advice of your Slimming World consultant.
The 1st of many milestones, to everyone so far who's liked my page, commented , liked posts or interacted in any way, without you the page wouldn't exist so Thank you!!! 😊❤ Let's keep it going now! Next stop 1,000 followers, then the world 🙌🌍
Saturday brunch is a great way to start the weekend , and few things go together better than eggs and bacon and a splash of hollandaise (see recipe in previous post) really ties it all together 😋
Starting the weekend off with a nice wood fired pizza, using the dough recipe from the earlier post. A simple prosciutto and mixed peppers pizza with a drizzle of garlic oil, a real personal favourite 🍕❤ What's your favourite toppings, comment below!
A fresh out of the oven pizza is a real thing of beauty, but there are so many different recipes and ways to do it out there it that it can almost become a task in itself to find one that`ll yield tasty results yet be easy enough for even the most novice cook to manage ( Some even take up to 3 days preparation 😲 )
Luckily this tried and tested recipe is a sure fire winner in both ease of making and taste, in fact i`ll be making it myself later!
Mix the flour and sea salt together in a bowl. Pour the water, olive oil, and honey into a separate bowl, add the yeast and mix. Let stand for about 5-10 minutes to activate the yeast.
Add half the water mixture to the flour and start to mix the dough. Continue adding the water slowly, until the dough comes together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
Place the dough back into a lightly oiled bowl and leave in a warm place to rise for about 30 minutes covered with a clean tea towel. Once the dough has risen, knock the air out, divide into 4 and roll out and make your pizza. Roll on a surface dusted with flour to make sure nothing sticks
Add your toppings, this is your time to go wild, i say there are no wrong pizza toppings, although not everyone might agree 😂
Bake in a 200C or 390F oven for about 12-15 minutes. Use a pizza stone if you have one.
Buon Appetito 🍕🍕🍕
Due to record breaking temperatures today we decided it was no day to be in the kitchen cooking, so we took off and headed to the beach for the day.. Regular posts will return tomorrow but in the mean time here's some photos from the day including a feast we had on the way home
Throw back to 2 years ago, two of our best friends had just gotten engaged so we decided the best thing to celebrate it with was a massive cookout! We had talked about it before but we decided if ever there was a time to try and roast a whole pig this was it.. So the roast was planned , the pig was sourced, then it was just a matter of getting a spit.. turned out that part was easier said than done! After days of searching and the cookout fast approaching it was decided we'd just build our own and have to say we were pretty happy with the results, it's done many a cook since..
A fresh batch of bbq sauce just cooked up, ready for the weekends bbqing 😋
A sweet and tangy sauce with just a little bit of heat , also ideal as a quick marinade
Barbeques aren't just for Meat... they're also great for desserts, like this rum pineapple🍍it's a real summers evening treat! Comment below who you'd like to share one with 🤗
With the high temperatures today it was almost like the Caribbean, and nothing says Caribbean like rum and pineapples 🍍🍍🍍 a simple and tasty dessert, ideal served with your favourite ice-cream😄
After a long day at work this is one of the best comfort foods going, a rich but not heavy pasta dish with some lovely salty pancetta
Freshly cooked tagliatelle and crispy fried pancetta, the 1st steps to a tasty carbonara, then it's just a few egg yolks and it's ready to serve
Sometimes despite our best efforts we all get that craving for carbs and nothing fills it like a big bowl of freshly made pasta.. so simple and so tasty.. 😋