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Yesterday’s News


Friday 4 October, 2019

'I make this with instant noodles': 6 chefs share the meals they make when they're off the clock

'I make this with instant noodles': 6 chefs share the meals they make when they're off the clock

Chefs, they’re just like us. We asked six of Ireland’s pro foodies for the easy off-duty dishes that hit the spot.

Friday 20 September, 2019

Raid the fridge: 7 magnificently tasty midweek dinners made using basic ingredients

Have a box of eggs or a tin of tomatoes to hand? The rest is simple, says Niamh Shields.

Friday 13 September, 2019

Cancel the takeaway: 7 tasty Asian-inspired noodle dishes that come together in 15 minutes flat

Want a no-fuss dinner? Dine Asian style in a flash with a speedy pad Thai and more.

Friday 9 August, 2019

7 ingredients you've probably been cooking wrong - and what to do instead

There are some traps that a lot of us fall into – but they’re not hard to avoid, writes Niamh Shields.


Friday 2 August, 2019

9 kitchen shortcuts that'll get dinner on the table faster, according to the pros

From chopping to cooking to clean-up, here’s how some of Ireland’s best chefs and foodies get it done.

Friday 26 July, 2019

9 super-simple summer pastas for when only a carb fix will do

Bright flavours that come together quickly: pasta is the perfect hot-weather dish.

Friday 28 June, 2019

'Crack an egg on top': 7 creative pizza topping combos for a restaurant-style slice at home

Is there a better all-year-round meal than pizza? Here are some inspiring ideas to get the most out of it.

Friday 7 June, 2019

11 simple tips from top chefs that will change the way you cook

Food writer and cook Niamh Shields shares her top tips – plus some from professional chefs too.

Friday 31 May, 2019

Flavour in a flash: 6 tasty weeknight curries that come together in under 30 minutes

Niamh Shields shares the recipes she uses when she wants a satisfying dinner at top speed.

Friday 17 May, 2019

9 toasted sambo combos that will instantly upgrade your lunch game

Read on for the toasties with the mosties.

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Up a mountain, by the sea, in a caravan: 6 of the most unlikely places for coffee around Ireland

We highlight some of the most unique spots to get an Americano – and enjoy the view while you’re at it.

Friday 3 May, 2019

One of those days? 9 too-easy dinner ideas for when you can’t be bothered cooking

Your mother warned you there’d be days like these. Here’s some inspiration for them.

Thursday 18 April, 2019

The perfect steak dinner: 5 top Irish chefs share their tips for a homemade feast

Sirloin or rib eye? Seasoning or no seasoning? Chips or mash? We asked the pros to weigh in.

Friday 11 January, 2019

Make your own: 8 classic pasta sauces to master for tasty dinners on the cheap

Buon appetito! Most jarred sauces are surprisingly easy to DIY, says food writer Niamh Shields.

Thursday 20 December, 2018

Comfort on a chilly day: Try these warming winter curries with only 6 ingredients

Niamh Shields shares two recipes for super-simple vegetarian feasts.