Category Archives: What’s for Dinner Mom?

Spiced Cranberry Christmas CousCous

Spiced Cranberry Christmas Couscous

Having a bowl of flavoursome couscous on stand-by in the fridge over the Christmas holiday period is a very quick way of producing an emergency snack or meal. Add some salad leaves and some left-over cooked meat such as turkey,

Spiced Cranberry Christmas CousCous

Spiced Cranberry Christmas Couscous

Having a bowl of flavoursome couscous on stand-by in the fridge over the Christmas holiday period is a very quick way of producing an emergency snack or meal. Add some salad leaves and some left-over cooked meat such as turkey,

Warm winter salad

Warm cranberry & walnut dressed roast veg, apple & blue cheese winter salad

As the winter months wrap you up there’s no need to abandon salad days just spruce them up with a little winter spice and seasonally roast vegetables. The spice mix I used ‘ground mixed spice’ from my Goodall’s stash came

Warm winter salad

Warm cranberry & walnut dressed roast veg, apple & blue cheese winter salad

As the winter months wrap you up there’s no need to abandon salad days just spruce them up with a little winter spice and seasonally roast vegetables. The spice mix I used ‘ground mixed spice’ from my Goodall’s stash came

Perfect Poached Eggs

Mojo Eggs

Last weekend I made perfect poached eggs. Just look at that and drool,  perfection.  I made them for me and for my twin boys and we chased every escaped yolk-drip with whole-wheat brown-bread smothered in Irish butter. I’ve tried cheating

Perfect Poached Eggs

Mojo Eggs

Last weekend I made perfect poached eggs. Just look at that and drool,  perfection.  I made them for me and for my twin boys and we chased every escaped yolk-drip with whole-wheat brown-bread smothered in Irish butter. I’ve tried cheating

Stop Food Waste Pizzas

8 minute pizza

I love my weekends.  I especially love Fridays and Friday evenings in particular.   That kick off your shoes and unwind feeling with days of freedom stretching out before you.  Routine goes out the window and while every weekend is

Stop Food Waste Pizzas

8 minute pizza

I love my weekends.  I especially love Fridays and Friday evenings in particular.   That kick off your shoes and unwind feeling with days of freedom stretching out before you.  Routine goes out the window and while every weekend is

Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken. You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame

Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken. You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame

Feta and chickpea salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad One of my daughters is an avid salad lover like myself.  It is my saving grace that I like to stuff my face with healthy salads and vegetables and don’t leave too much room on the

Feta and chickpea salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad

Feta and Chickpea Salad One of my daughters is an avid salad lover like myself.  It is my saving grace that I like to stuff my face with healthy salads and vegetables and don’t leave too much room on the

pizzzini slice close up

Pizzinis

Pizzinis   Necessity is the mother of invention and don’t I know it.  Improvisation has been saving the day for me lately.   I love cooking but not always.  I love cooking when it is leisurely, when it is un-rushed

pizzzini slice close up

Pizzinis

Pizzinis   Necessity is the mother of invention and don’t I know it.  Improvisation has been saving the day for me lately.   I love cooking but not always.  I love cooking when it is leisurely, when it is un-rushed

Cheesy Veg

Simple Supper – Golden Wedges, Cheesy Veg and Loaded Omelette

Warm weather still has me ravenous at the end of a working day however the heat of the oven does not invite prolonged cooking so simple and quick suppers are the order of the day. It’s not just about the

Cheesy Veg

Simple Supper – Golden Wedges, Cheesy Veg and Loaded Omelette

Warm weather still has me ravenous at the end of a working day however the heat of the oven does not invite prolonged cooking so simple and quick suppers are the order of the day. It’s not just about the

chicken and pesto quesadilla

Chicken & Pesto Quesadilla

#Lunch Somebody tweeted today that with the heat of the summer they had anticipated a decline in appetite but instead theirs was surging – and mine was too!  Some days you are just hungrier than others and instead of a

chicken and pesto quesadilla

Chicken & Pesto Quesadilla

#Lunch Somebody tweeted today that with the heat of the summer they had anticipated a decline in appetite but instead theirs was surging – and mine was too!  Some days you are just hungrier than others and instead of a

Veg Tagine and Bulghar Wheat

Vegetable Tagine & How to get the seeds out of a pomegranate

I’ve always wanted a proper Tagine and I picked this Mason Cash beauty up in the Brown Thomas homeware sale just recently. I had a recipe in mind – a Vegetable Tagine.  One that I had read in a Grazia

Veg Tagine and Bulghar Wheat

Vegetable Tagine & How to get the seeds out of a pomegranate

I’ve always wanted a proper Tagine and I picked this Mason Cash beauty up in the Brown Thomas homeware sale just recently. I had a recipe in mind – a Vegetable Tagine.  One that I had read in a Grazia

Paprika and garlic roast chicken

Simple Chicken

Chicken again tonight I hear you cry!!! And what is wrong with that? Nothing at all I tell you, nothing at all.  As a working mother I know how we can get stuck in a dinner rut due to time

Paprika and garlic roast chicken

Simple Chicken

Chicken again tonight I hear you cry!!! And what is wrong with that? Nothing at all I tell you, nothing at all.  As a working mother I know how we can get stuck in a dinner rut due to time

Poached Eggs & Home Fries

How do you like your eggs?

So for Easter I would hope of course that you will indulge in a chocolate Easter egg but other than that how do you like to eat yours?  Aren’t they just the greatest food to have on standby, I mean who

Poached Eggs & Home Fries

How do you like your eggs?

So for Easter I would hope of course that you will indulge in a chocolate Easter egg but other than that how do you like to eat yours?  Aren’t they just the greatest food to have on standby, I mean who