RSVP Magazine

HEALTH NEWS: Dietician Aoife Hearn tells us the best way to lose weight, and keep it off.

Whether you’re preparing for a wedding or a holiday, crash diets are something that nearly all of us have experienced. Unfortunately while we might net short term losses, the weight seems to inevitably return. To help us out, Operation Transformation Dietician Aoife Hearn reveals the real secrets to losing weight and successfully keeping it off. […]

You Can Get Free Prosecco And Finger Food At This Dublin Bar This Evening

Thirsty Thursday anyone? If you’re into free Prosecco and finger food (who isn’t), then you need to head down to Harcourt Street this evening. The deadly free Prosecco and finger food  deal is happening at The Odeon Bar this evening, according to Lovin Dublin. All you have to do is book now and round up 9 […]

One Minute Microwave Nutella Cheesecake

If you can spare one minute out of your day, make sure it’s for this AMAZING Nutella cheesecake. You will NOT regret it, believe us! All you need is: 4 ounces (115g) cream cheese,at room temperature 1 cup (8oz/ 225g) sour cream/ yogurt ½ teaspoon vanilla (optional) 4 tablespoons sugar 2 egg white, slightly beaten […]


As one of Ireland’s premier foodies, Yvonne Connolly shares her top tips and tricks about all things culinary in her monthly RSVP column. Here, she shares some essential tips, goes potty over herbs and shows how to prepare spicy beef parcels at home. As I write my second column for RSVP the weather has finally […]

The Tastiest Bread and Butter Pudding, Seedy Scone And Brown Soda Bread

There’s nothing like the aroma of freshly baked bread to make a house a home, and while bread has all too often received a bad rap in recent years, the right choice can actually offer numerous health benefits, including improved digestive and heart health. Research has shown that there are significant nutritional benefits of wholegrain […]

4 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong In The Kitchen Your Whole Life

It’s easy to sit down to a nice meal at the table but it’s even easier if someone else has prepared it for you in advance! Either way there’s no excuse for soggy and damp inedible meals… First Error: not pre-heating the pan Pre-heating the pan is a must if you don’t want unbrowned, tasteless […]

FOOD: GOOD FOR THE SOLE – Pat O’Connell’s Famous Fish

Cork people are passionate about their city and their food and Pat O’Connell is one of them. Born into a hardworking family he learned the business of seafood from his late mother Kitty, a legend in the English Market in Cork. She was a risk taker long before it was fashionable and built up a […]


I use frozen edamame beans for this dish, which you can find in your local health-food shop or Asian market. They’ll keep in your freezer for up to four months. They are very high in protein and lecithin, which may lower cholesterol. They’re also lovely with seafood, chicken or beef. High in dietary fibre, essential fats, […]


This recipe was developed by my friend and gluten-free work colleague, Eleanor Hickson, from Killiskey Bakery in the Garden of Wicklow. High in vitamin C, vitamin E, dietary fibre and protein. Ingredients (SERVES: 8) 200g dark brown sugar 4 eggs, separated Zest of 2 oranges Juice of 1 orange 200g ground almonds For the syrup […]

#EatEasy with Yvonne Connolly:Welcome to my new RSVP column

Welcome to my new RSVP column – it really is such an honour to be writing this! Over the years, I’ve prepared and enjoyed many recipes I’ve read here and now I’m hoping you’ll do the same with mine. Each month, I’m going to share with you my kitchen secrets, my favourite tips and, of […]

Chocolate Brownie Cake Recipe…Yum Yum!

Looking for a tasty treat on cheat day? What about a scrumptious ooey-gooey slice of brownie cake? One of our girls swears on this recipe: Ingredients: -175g Cream Plain Flour –225g Butter or Marg -125g Chocolate -325g Caster Sugar –2 Teaspoons Vanilla Essence  – 4 Eggs (beaten) –Pinch of salt -1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder   […]

Tesco Is Selling Prosecco For €5 This Weekend

We needed this news, we REALLY really needed this news! They say that there’s a silver lining to every bad situation you find yourself in, and today has certainly been a weird one, what with Britain leaving us hanging after the EU Referendum and what with this sickening weather we’ve had all day. But fear […]

#TastyThursday: Clare’s Sticky Summertime Chicken

I just love Chicken, it is so versatile and whenever you have some in the freezer you can always throw together some sort of dinner. This is Clare’s Sticky Summertime Chicken, it is flavoured with lemon, thyme, honey and cracked black pepper served with my scrumptious and tasty slightly cheesy, potato cakes on the side. I challenge […]

Roz Purcell’s Chicken and Turkey Low-Carb Lasagne

Lasagne was one of my favourite childhood meals, but this one is a lot more waistline friendly. It’s also one of the most popular recipes on my blog. Ingredients (SERVES: 8) 2 courgettes Sea salt and freshly ground Black pepper Coconut or rapeseed oil, for frying 1 large onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 20g fresh […]


Roz Purcell’s “Rachel’s Rasin and Walnut Bread”

My sister Rachel also loves food and we’re the perfect pair in the kitchen – I love to bake and, well, she loves to clean. It’s a win-win! Ingredients (MAKES 1 LOAF) 100g raw walnut halves, plus extra to decorate 5 eggs 3 tbsp melted coconut oil 1 tbsp honey 250g ground almonds 1 tsp ground cinnamon […]


#TastyThursday: Clare’s 10 minute Prawn’s

With this absolutely glorious sunshine we have all been enjoying over the last few weeks, spending more than a few minutes in doors getting a dinner on the table would be a crime so today I am sharing with you a real family favourite recipe that take’s 10 minutes from start to finish to get […]


Homemade Strawberry Pineapple Ice-pops – Perfect for Summer!

Homemade ice-pops or frozen pops are a great way to use up extra fruits you have in the kitchen. It is also a nice way to use the fruits  that are no longer in their greatest, prime condition. Who cares if your strawberries are a little bruised, or your pineapple was butchered as it was being […]


Detox Drink: Anti-Inflammatory Morning Elixir

When looking at healthy eating, we often spend too much time focusing on what we need to cut out of our diet rather than what we should eat more of. Lyda, from The has created a great detox drink that will help rid the body of all the nasty toxins we may have taken in over […]