Asian style pork belly and egg fried rice

IngredientsPork belly or pork belly stripsHoneyGarlic granulesChinese five spiceWholegrain mustard Basmatic rice 1 cup (serves 2 adults 2 kids) 2 EggsChicken stock mixed with 1.5 cups cold waterMethodPreheat fan oven to 180Generously cover your meat with the garlic, Chinese five spice, wholegrain mustard and lots of honey. Put into oven for approximately one hour or... Continue Reading →

Homemade crispy chicken drumsticks

IngredientsPanko breadcrumbs (half a bag for approx 12 drumsticks) Lemon pepper (you can get this in most shops I get mine in Tiger or Mr. Price) 3 tablespoonsOnion powder 2 tablespoons Garlic powder 2 tablespoonsTumeric 2 tablespoonsPaprika 2 tablespoonsSalt 1 tablespoon EggRapeseed spray oil I use my airfryer to cook these and honestly they are... Continue Reading →

Where does it end for us, the women of Ireland?

Sunday is international womens day, a day that marks womens equality, womens rights, womens achievements, let’s never forget those women who should be here celebrating shoulder to shoulder , those women who will never see their children grow up, those women whose parents have outlived them,whose partners grieve for, those women who never got to live and achieve everything they wanted. Let’s never forget and let’s continue to shout their names and continue to talk about them so the little women we are raising now will hopefully be able to realise their dreams, their hopes and live without fear of being a woman in modern Ireland.


It ends in a named grave,

It has ended in unmarked graves of the past .

Our names end up hidden in filing cabinets,

Or in an archived email folder.

Lives ended in laundries,

They began and then again ended in the same laundries.

We are left to travel outside of our homeland on planes,

We are left alone, behind closed doors, with no support,

We are left with no choice.

Women are left to tell their children they will not be there to comfort them,

In a time when they will need them the most.

Children are already motherless, husbands are widows.

Time has been cruelly taken, unnaturally and unjustly taken,

Lives could have, should have been saved,

Instead for reasons people will take to their own graves or pockets, they will never know.

Our faith is gone,

Your daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, ,niece,aunt, cousin, friend deserve better.

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Mondays meals #23 Creamy garlic chicken tagliatelle

Ingredients Chicken thighs (six medium size) four smoked rashers punnet mushrooms tagliatelle pasta Two chicken stockpots Two tablespoons onion powder Three tablespoons garlic powder two tablespoons wholegrain pasta One tablespoon cracked black pepper One tub creme fraiche     Method Cook your pasta in half stock pot and the equvilant water allowance depending on how... Continue Reading →

Mondays meals #21 Beef stroganoff

Ingredients Lean beef piecesRed onionGarlic clovesButton mushroomsPaprikaTumericGarlic granulesWorcestershire sauceBeef stockBasmati riceGreen vegetables MethodBrown off the meat in pan for few minutes with a little shake of garlic and paprika as it browns on a medium heat.Remove beef and add chopped onions, garlic and¬† mushrooms with a little water and rub the beef juices off the... Continue Reading →

Mondays meals #20 Quick and delicious seafood pie

Ingredients Fish of your choice - I use Hake,prawns and Salmon Garlic cloves One onion Green beans Sweetcorn nibs One chicken stock pot One pots of creme fraiche Milk Tumeric Mixed herbs Wholegrain mustard -One tablespoon Cornflour (optional) Filo pastry Method Cook your filo pastry according to the instructions, I like to sometimes break the... Continue Reading →

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