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Top Five: Brunch in Dublin

San Lorenzo’s South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2 You may have seen the tag #brunchofchampions on Twitter thanks to San Lorenzo’s incredible brunch menu. If Coco Pops french toast isn’t really your thing, why not try the brunch tacos or pulled ham hock potato cakes. Delicious! A photo posted by San Lorenzos (@sanlorenzos) on Oct 11, 2015 […]

#TastyThursday: Clare’s Christmas Leftover’s

In my opinion there is only one meal better that the Christmas Dinner and that is leftovers on Boxing day. It is a far more relaxed affair, all the slaving away in the kitchen is but a distant memory and the kiddies have hopefully left you sleep a little Christmas night :-).  With so many […]

#CalsoCooks: Two ingredient banana ice cream

If you want to make the handiest, healthiest and most kid-friendly ice-cream ever, this is for you! This is also a great way to use up bananas that are going off. Just peel them, pop them into a freezer bag and bung into the freezer until needed. 222 calories per portion or see below for […]

#TastyThursday: Clare’s Silky Smooth Lemon Possets

This weekend was like the calm before the Christmas party storm, so what better way to spend it that creating new recipes for my Clare with the Hair, Tasty Thursday recipe readers. I am beginning with the end today, the end as in the dessert and for many this is often the down fall when you […]

This is what your drink order says about you!

Are you cocktail gal or a craft beer kinda guy? Well believe it or not, your go-too bar order says a lot more about you than you think… Vodka Tonic Ordering a vodka and tonic says you’re unfussy. You’re also possibly watching calories while trying to get a bit of a buzz on. If you’re adding […]

Tasty Thursday: Clare’s Perfect Roast Turkey with all the trimmings

I am a big fan of Christmas for many reasons but one of my favourite times over the Christmas holiday’s is when we all sit down for the Christmas dinner and the hero on the table is the Turkey and today I bring you Clare’s Perfect Roast Turkey with all the trimmings , It is perfect […]

Five Of The Best Christmas Markets To Visit In Ireland 2015

There’s nothing quite as nice as having a wander through a Christmas market to get you into the festive spirit. And we’ve sussed out the best markets to visit on our fabulous Emerald Isle this festive season.   Galway- The Galway Christmas market is now in its sixth year and is only getting bigger and […]

Seven reasons to eat more blueberries

Tasty and convenient, blueberries are often labelled a “superfood” thanks to being low in calories and good for your health. 1. Low in calories Blueberries contain about 85% water, meaning an entire cup contains only 84 calories. We’re sold! 2. Fight against cancer According to a study from the University of Illinois, anthocyanins present in blueberries may help attack cancer-causing […]

#CalsoCooks: Spaghetti with Avocado and Basil Sauce

This meal is so quick, tasty and very good for you. I use whole-wheat organic spaghetti here; you could also use gluten free spaghetti here too. I know the calorie count may seen slightly high but it is from the good fats in the avocado and olive oil. Once a week is more than fine […]

#CalsoCooks: Beef and Guinness Pie

How ‘diddly-dee’ Irish I know… but if it’s good, it’s good. There is a deep richness in flavour that comes from the Guinness and enriches everything else without overpowering it. Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g steak pieces 2 heaped tablespoons plain flour Sea salt Black pepper 1 large onion 2 carrots 2 parsnips 3 sticks celery […]

#TastyThursday: Clare’s Cheesy Christmas Tartlets

Another day another Christmas Food post and with only a few weeks to go we should really get out foodie skates on. Last week on Clare with the hair we begun our Christmas countdown with my no cheese lemon cheese cake and you guys loved it, I had 100’s of emails with questions, pictures, ideas […]

Brioche bread and butter pudding

As the nights draw in, a warming winter pudding is all you need to stay contented this season. Tony Beales, Managing Director of Beales Gourmet and The Italian Villa, shares one of his wintery wonders… Ingredients (Serves 8) 1 brioche loaf, sliced 500ml of milk 1 orange, zested 1 dash of vanilla extract (or fresh pods) 50g […]

Food Fashion with Paul Costelloe

We are a nation of food lovers and we are proud of it! From Irish stew, bacon, cab­bage and coddle, Irish mammies have pro­vided us with nourishing and wholesome meals for generations. Amid a vast societal shift filled with food trends and allergy testing, our eating habits have changed dramatically as a result. We caught […]

Tasty Thursday: Clare’s No Cheese Lemon Cheese-Cake

This week I begin my countdown to Christmas recipes. Last year I shared many Christmas recipes with you and you loved them. So I will re share things like my perfect roast Turkey, cheese tartlets and the 1 minute Cream liquor recipes  with lots of new recipes each week to give you even more choice […]

Dublin chipper selling battered Oreos

We already know that battered Mars bars are a common occurrence in some Irish chippers, but this Dublin chipper have taken the battered trend one step further. B Borza in Ballyfermot have added battered Oreos to their menu. We’re intrigued. Twitter user @WenoDempsey spotted them back in August and they’ve proven to be a good seller ever […]

#CalsoCooks: Spicy bean, Lentil and Beef Cottage Pie

This is a new dish I have come up with and already it is a firm favourite in my house. It has all the comforts of a really indulgent cottage pie but with some changes to make it quite lean and very healthy… we got sweet potato, lentils and beans, all high in protein and […]

#TastyThursday: Clare’s Prawn Fried Rice

I am a big fan of Fried Rice and this is one of my favorites, it is simple, like seriously simple to create but packs a real flavor punch and so much better than opting for the take out version, if you are not much of a cook, you will be able to create this […]

Lidl is offering you the chance to win your Christmas shopping!

For the festive season ahead, Lidl is offering 144 lucky customers around Ireland a chance to win their entire Christmas shopping. Starting this week, tickets for Lidl’s nationwide “Trolley Dash” will go on sale for just €1 with 100% of the donations going to their charity partner, Barretstown. Winners will be challenged “Supermarket Sweep” style to dash around the supermarket and grab as much […]

Finding it hard to sleep? Stop eating these foods

Are you finding it hard to sleep at night? These foods might be the culprit! 1. Fast Food Research shows that people who often eat high-fat foods not only gain weight, they also experience a disruption of their sleep cycles. These heavy meals activate digestion, which can lead to various trips to the bathroom at night. 2. […]

Prince George made into life size cake and the results are amazing

Baker Lara Mason has won the top prize of best overall cake at the Cake International show at the NEC in Birmingham with her life size Prince George creation. The cake, which is just under 3ft tall, took the 29-year-old 30 hours to create and the result is amazing and also slightly terrifying. Sharing her creation on her Tasty Cakes Facebook […]