Chicken and Brocolli in oyster sauce and noodles

This is the closest I get to this dish which I love in a Chinese restaurant but it's a slightly healthier version with wholewheat noodles but still just as delicious, it also works really well with beef. IngredientsSkinless and boneless chicken thigh fillets (I use the aldi ones, they really keep the chicken juicy)( just... Continue Reading →

Beef and chorizo stuffed creamy cannelloni

Ingredients Beef stock 5% lean mince 800gPassataTinned tomatoGarlic OnionMushroomWorcestershire sauceRed wine vinegarPaprikaMixed herbsChilliTomato sauce Cannelloni tubes - I used 16 for a portion serving two adults and two kids White sauce - (milk 500ml,garlic,onion,butter & flour(50g of each) ,nutmeg optional) Cream garlic granules White cheddar grated -optional     Method To make the beef and... Continue Reading →

Patatas bravas and crispy chicken strips bowl.

INGREDIENTS AND METHOD Chicken strips Panko breadcrumbs 1 egg Onion granules Garlic granules Paprika Tumeric Chicken thighs Mix all the dry ingredients into the Panko breadcrumbs. Flatten the chicken slightly with a meat mallet or whatever comes to hand and then cut into strips. Dip the chicken into the egg, then the breadcrumb mix, spray... Continue Reading →

Shellfish paella

Who doesn't love Paella, it immediately reminds me of sunny Spanish days or indeed rainy days like today in Ireland during the Covid 29 lockdown. We were due to fly to Majorca yesterday but thar wasn't meant to be so instead I decided to bring a little Spain to our dinner table. It's a dish... Continue Reading →

Crispy honey chicken and eggy rice

Are you still searching for the perfect Chinese influenced home cooked meal, I've finally perfected my own version of sticky crispy chicken and think you will enjoy it too. There are lots of different versions out there of how to make this popular dish and this dish goes down as well with the kids as... Continue Reading →

While the daisies sleep

Like the daisies Ireland must sleep for a little while longer. Tbe morning dew twinkles on the grass blades As we wait for the birds to welcome a new dawn in Sunbeams reach through the leaves on the trees And slowly the buds begin to open Time waits as they begin to spread their petals... Continue Reading →

A new way of life

As the sun sets, Another takes their final breath. The birds always sing but we can hear them clearer now, The busyness of life has ground to a halt. Souls slip away, a Country crys. Its' people open their eyes, some truly for the first time, Realising life for what it truly is. It's the... Continue Reading →

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