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, ham, spiced beef or whatever it is that you enjoy and spruce it up with…

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 relatively busy with kids activities etc., still I have so much more time for me….

Chorizo, bean and pasta soup – from Apron Strings

Nessa Robins, a fellow Irish food blogger, has just launched her cookery book ‘Apron Strings’ with the byline of ‘Recipes from a family kitchen.’  Here is very honest writing and robust home-cooking.  With a cover that is inviting you into the heart of her home to sit around the table and share precious time with…

Moroccan Beef or Lamb with Couscous & Broccoli

Even in summer we can enjoy our stews using cheaper cuts of beef or lamb to render very tasty dishes that are economical and lightened with an accompaniment of couscous. If you bring everything to the table in large bowls and dish out according to appetite it means that leftovers do not have to be…