RSVP Magazine

Crazy Amount Of Sugar In Random Foods

Highly addictive, horribly debilitating, unfortunately pervasive, and freaking delicious. If you had to point to ONE culprit to our country’s expanding waistlines and rapidly deteriorating health, it would be sugar. How much sugar is really in your food? You would imagine Coke has the highest amount of sugar but baked beans?? Also, “healthy” cereal has more sugar than […]

7 Of The Worst Processed Foods

Let’s admit it, there can be many benefits to eating processed foods, they’re quick, easy, cheap and a great hangover cure. But there is no denying the many hidden costs behind eating processed food. It is no secret by now that the vast majority of processed foods are not healthy. In general, they are very […]

Fresh From The Chef; Roast Butternut Squash Risotto

This weeks mouthwatering recipe from Sous Chef Kevin Mortell of Jacques Restaurant is a tempting Roast Butternut Squash Risotto with Wild Mushroom, Goats Cheese & Braised fennel. Can we get a ‘yum’? Yum. Right out of the chef himself’s book of recipes, this gorgeous dish is very much in season as fennel, one of the […]

Blondie’s Kitchen – How To Make The Perfect Bowl Porridge

Well, its finally here I suppose. The leaves on the trees are turning beautiful oranges and yellows, the evening are getting shorter, all our favourite TV shows are back. Yes it’s truly autumn, with winter steam rolling towards us, so time to batten down the hatches, stock up on yummy food, get the granny thermals […]

Peanut Butter Found To Reduce The Risk Of Breast Disease In Teenage Girls

Researchers have revealed that a common household food item may reduce the risk of breast cancer by nearly 40 per cent…and you may just be surprised to find out what it is. The magical foodstuff they are talking about is none other than peanut butter!     Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine and […]

RSVP Body Beautiful With Presenter Jenny Buckley

This month, presenter Jenny Buckley gives us a sneak peek into her fridge and takes us through her average daily dietry pattern and exercise regime. Body Stats: Height – 5’ 7 Weight – 9 stone Size – 10   Food diary from an average day: Breakfast – Porridge with blueberries (made with hot water) and […]

Summer Recipes

Ok, so we may have had a week of torrential downpours and tropical-style rain showers, not to mention the tornado warnings, but with talks of a second heatwave coming our way in August, we at RSVP have decided to remain firmly in summer mode. With the long weekend ahead promising sunny spells in certain parts of the […]

‘Cronut’ Craze Continues To Grip New York!

New York has been gripped by a new craze, and no, it’s not the latest designer handbag, nor does it have any inner wiring or WiFi – it’s a cake! Yes, in case you haven’t already heard, the Big Apple has gone crazy for the cronut – a form of croissant and doughnut hybrid, created […]

Blondie’s Kitchen – Cheat’s Chicken Curry

We are finally getting a glimmer of hope that summer is in sight with sprinklings of sunny spells amid the rain showers and gusty winds that make up the beautiful Irish May weather. As the itch to migrate outside grows and bikinis infiltrate the shops, we are confronted with the stark realisation that beach season […]

Rachel Allen Shares Some Sweet Treats!

As a well-known TV chef, a teacher at the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School and a member of one of Ireland’s most famous culinary families, it is safe to say that Rachel Allen knows a lot more than most about how to bring the ‘wow factor’ to all aspects of cooking.  In her latest book to […]

Blondie’s Kitchen – Beautiful Buffets!

While planning the menu for my nieces first Birthday next week (which naturally I was delighted to cater) I got to thinking of some of my favorite dishes I like to do for buffet style dinners and lunches. Buffet style eating in ones home I think is so lovely and homely and very social. And […]

Deirdre and Kevin Hilliard of Just Food

In today’s society, we are becoming more and more conscious of the nutritious content in the foods that we are eating and we realise how important and how difficult it can be to get our five a day and do it the healthy way. Just Food, an organic food company that started off as a […]

Bondie’s Kitchen – Fish Dish In Time For Good Friday

Meat, meat everywhere and not a bite to eat! Is it just me, or does the thought of Good Friday bring about very strong cravings for anything carnivorous? After being reminded that this week is good Friday I have the strongest urges for a rare juicy fillet, with a side of homemade wedges, glass of […]

Blondie Cooks – A Carrot Cake

What’s a girl gotta do to get a decent scone round here? While convalescing from a very inconvenient flu this week I was showered with “get well soon” baked goods. Amongst the golden treasure of delights were scones and a very welcome carrot cake. While the carrot cake was totally moreish, the scone on the […]

Recipe For Tomato And Basil Bruschetta

Italian food never fails to satisfy the taste buds but it can also carry a high amount of calories and carbs. However, this recipe for a bruschetta is low in calories and very tasty. There are 101 calories per serving, 3 grams of fibre and 4 grams of protein. The preparation time is just 10 […]

Give Toast A Twist With This Simple Recipe!

We know that recipe’s can be very off putting when they end up being time consuming. Well there is no need for that worry with this one as it only takes 5 minutes to prep and 6 minutes to cook. All you will need is: 3 tablespoons of olive oil. 1 large garlic clove, crushed. […]

Blondie Cooks – Nice in February…How nice!

Nice, on the Cote d’ Azur, is one of the most popular summer destinations for the rich and famous and all normal beings alike. With its azure blue sea lapping the famous Promenade d’Anglaise it conjures up images of beautiful people sipping blush pink rosé in beautiful restaurants, dining al fresco on beautiful seafood. I […]

The Food Nanny

Anna Burns is supernanny for your kitchen. Her book, The Food Nanny, sets out to equip parents with the very simple tools needed to stop this current (and undeniable) trend: our kids are getting fat and it is our job as parents to change this. “At the moment, there seems to be no rules at […]

The Bite with Neil Prendeville: Neil Talks Michelin Star Restaurants

These days Michelin Star restaurants are enough to make you lose your appetite with the large price tags put on a three course meal way out of most people’s budget. Neil Prendeville is a man who knows his food and who also enjoys the finer things. In this instalment of ‘The Bite’ he talks about […]

Blondie Cook’s – Pancake Tuesday

RSVP is delighted to have former private chef, pastry goddess and general food guru, Blondie Horan, blogging for us each week. Blondie will be giving us expert cooking advice, tasty recipes and handy kitchen tips, while also reviewing various restaurants from across the continent. Starting today with a delicious pancake recipe and some yummy topping […]