Quick and Tasty: Courgette Carbonara

This is a very regular feature on our dinner landscape, it's tasty, it's eaten by the whole family (including babygirl now too) and it's on the table in under 15 minutes. If the kids are hovering I employ them in grating the courgette and mixing the parmesan and egg together. You might read the recipe … Continue reading Quick and Tasty: Courgette Carbonara

Quick Tomato Soup

Happy New Year, hope the resolutions are still intact and that you're ready to give 2014 your all. To start the blog rolling this year I'm sharing a very quick and easy tomato soup recipe, made using tinned tomatoes. The resident three year old refuses to eat any vegetables, yet this is his favourite lunch, … Continue reading Quick Tomato Soup

Last Week’s Dinners (featuring many quick fixes)

I'm getting tired now of posting our dinners, especially when they are like this week's (nothing to boast about) so this might be the end of this short series.  You'll notice that dinners here at the start of the week are very homemade and healthy and that as the week goes on they get quicker … Continue reading Last Week’s Dinners (featuring many quick fixes)

15 Minutes of Fame and a 15 Minute Recipe for Greek Chicken and Couscous

It's apt that I'm posting a "15 minute meal" just after we've had our 15 minutes of fame, appearing an article in the Irish Times Health Supplement about cooking with kids. If you've managed to avoid my publicity of the article til now, you might like to check it out here. I really enjoyed participating … Continue reading 15 Minutes of Fame and a 15 Minute Recipe for Greek Chicken and Couscous

Quick Meals: Penne with Creamy Smoked Trout and Peas

We all know that fish is good for us and that we should include it more in our diets, yet people seem to be wary of cooking it and hate the lingering smell that preparing it in the house leaves.   Atlantis Seafood which trades as "Kilmore Quay" in your local chiller cabinet have a … Continue reading Quick Meals: Penne with Creamy Smoked Trout and Peas

Student Cooking- quick, easy and cheap ideas and tips

My sister Gráinne rang me one evening lately, opening with - "Hi, I thought I'd make use of having a sister who has a food blog."  I was intrigued at what might follow such a grand opening so I let her continue "What will I eat, I've to get to work in 40 minutes?".  I … Continue reading Student Cooking- quick, easy and cheap ideas and tips

A Meal in Minutes: Quick Quesadillas

If you love authentic mexican food you should look away now, or better still check out Lily's blog.  Right, for those of you who are still here and enjoy a tasty light meal that's on the table in minutes read on. Today I had a lovely lunch with Julie, who has recently started a very popular … Continue reading A Meal in Minutes: Quick Quesadillas