Archive | September, 2013

Tomato salad with yogurt dressing – A gorgeous lunch

29 Sep

Feel like something fresh and healthy for lunch? I whipped up this salad today and it was simple and delicious!  Or, as the Irish would say, it was gorgeous  — A word I never used in relation to food before I moved to Ireland, but I have to say, it’s rubbed off on me and […]

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For the Love of Pesto – the basil kind

29 Sep

Ah pesto.  Just the thought of it excites me!  If I had to pick two words to describe the overarching theme in the foods that I love to eat and to cook, it would be “abundant flavour.”  If a dish is bland, I won’t waste my calories eating it.  And, when I am cooking or […]

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A video pictorial of my cooking, just for you! Newbie alert :-/

22 Sep

homecooking So, in case you haven’t noticed… I’m new here!  I am just learning everything in relation to blogging so that I can share all of my experiences in learning to cook healthfully on a consistent basis with YOU.  I am also extremely excited to share all of my delicious tried and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for sticking […]

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Chili (con carne of course!!)

22 Sep

As I sit here right now writing this, I have a big pot of chili simmering on the stove.Gary calls it chili con carne I think that’s an Irish thing – or maybe Gary just likes exercising his Spanish language skills.  Generally in America we say chili and of course it usually means chili con carne or […]

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Divine Tomato Basil Sauce

15 Sep

Growing up, I hated any kind of red sauce. My mom would serve me pasta with melted butter while the rest of the family ate steaming bowls of fresh pasta covered in her rich Italian meat sauce. Sometimes she would forget to reserve a portion for me and cover the entire pot of hot macaroni […]

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Health (and other) Benefits to Bulk Cooking

8 Sep

It’s funny how you can learn a skill in one distinct context without fully appreciating how it could ever be useful elsewhere in your life.  Organization skills usually come in this form.   My grandfather taught me a few things about being organized.  Himself and my grandmother owned a book store when my sister and I […]

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Avocado-obsessed Guacamole

1 Sep

I’m officially on the scene! My first blog post ever! I am so excited to get going & start sharing with you. What better way to introduce myself and my style than to share one of my all-time favourite recipes with you. Guacamole – it’s versatile, full of flavour, satisfying, healthy and SO quick and […]

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