RSVP Magazine

#EATEASY WITH YVONNE CONNOLLY:Mac’n’Cheese for all the family and reveals the kitchen gadget she simply couldn’t cook without!

As one of Ireland’s premier foodies, Yvonne Connolly shares her top tips and tricks about all things culinary in her monthly RSVP column. This month she’s enjoying fine dining in LA, does a mean Mac’n’Cheese for all the family and reveals the kitchen gadget she simply couldn’t cook without! I’m writing my column from LA as a very […]

Spice Up Your Life With These Insanely Good Sauces!

In 2010 a West Cork food manufacturing company decided to take their talents to the retail sector and created a range of fresh, chilled sauces called Insanely Good™.   After seeing countless sauces on our supermarket shelves filled with additives and fillers with fancy scientific names and few authentic ingredients, Tom and Denis of Spice […]

Top Foods That Make You Burn Fat Quickly

LEMONS You always hear that your liver loves lemon. Why? Well our liver secretes bile, bile helps to break down fat and lemon water can help thin out bile and get toxins out of your liver. As a result, fat metabolism becomes more optimal. Drink lemon and warm water every morning before you eat. GREENS […]


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 […]


FOOD: A cheat’s guide to getting healthy dinners from the fridge to the table

For more than 16 years she was the creative genius working behind the scenes styling cookery books for top chefs – think Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey and many more – as well as working on the BBC’s Ready Steady Cook. But food stylist and author Sharon Hearne-Smith is now sprinkling her magic on her own […]


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 […]