White Chocolate & Pistachio Cookies

Ingredients:


250g  butter

165g caster sugar

165g brown sugar

335g plain flour

1 egg

130g pistachios

170g white chocolate chopped

1 tsp bicarbonate soda

Method:

  1. Beat the butter and 2 sugars together.
  2. Then add in the egg and beat in.
  3. Sieve in the flour & bicarbonate soda.
  4. Chop up the white chocolate into chunks and chop the pistachios into smaller pieces.
  5. Stir in the white chocolate and pistachios into the mixture then roll into small balls. Place on a baking tray with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 15 mins at 180°C.

Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients:

3 eggs

250g caster sugar

100g chopped white chocolate

100g chopped milk chocolate

190g butter

190g 70% dark chocolate

115g plain flour

Method:

Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water. Then melt in the butter. Separately whisk the eggs and sugar together. After the chocolate/butter mix has cooled slightly, add eggs and sugar mix and beat. Finally sieve in the plain flour.
Chop the chocolate into chunks and add them in.

Bake at 180°C for 10-25 mins.

Homemade Shakshuka

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Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic
  • Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Handful of chopped chorizo
  • 4 eggs
  • Fresh Coriander & Parsley

 

Method:

  1. Chop the onion and crush the garlic. Fry both in some olive oil and add the paprika, chorizo and cumin.

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2. After 3-4 mins, once the onions have softened, add a dessert spoon of tomato puree.

3. After 2 mins, add in the tin of chopped tomatoes and leave to simmer over a medium heat for 5 mins.

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4. Create 4 holes in the mix and carefully break in the eggs.

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5. Continue to cook over a medium heat until the eggs are cooked.

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6. Serve with some fresh coriander and parsley, and flatbread.

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Easter Nests

 

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This recipe is so quick and easy and is the perfect treat for Easter weekend!

 

Ingredients:

475g chocolate (I use Dairy Milk)

1 Packet of Cornflakes

1 Packet of cupcake cases

1 bag of Mini Eggs

Method:

Melt chocolate over a bowl of boiling water.

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Once melted, take off the heat and add in your Cornflakes.

 

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Fill your cupcake tray with the cases

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Then start adding in your Cornflake mixture, leaving a dent in the middle to add the mini eggs.

 

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Podcasts

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Funny

My Dad wrote a Porno

It Galz

Private parts

I’m Grand Mam

The Laughs of your Life with Doireann Garrihy

The Adam Buxton Podcast 

 

Interviews

Table Manners

Love stories by Dolly Alderton

The Good Glow

Sile Seoige Ready to be Real

Oprah’s SuperSoul conversations

Where should we begin?

Oprah’s master class

Desert Island Disks

George Ezra and friends

Girl Boss Radio

Work in Progress with Sophia Bush

Deep Diving with Eoghan McDermott

The High Low

London, Actually 

Desert Island Discs

Anna Faris is Unqualified

Science and Technology 

Radiolab

99% Invisible

Bad Batch

Dr. Death

 

Business

We Crashed: The Rise and Fall of We Work

The Dropout

 

Scandals

Gangster Capitalism

Slow Burn

Dial M for Mueller : Why Brexit Needs an FBI Style Inquiry

 

Mystery

The Bellingcat Podcast

West Cork

 

News

The Daily by The New York Times

Caliphate by The New York Times

Today in Focus, The Guardian

Sheerluxe

 

Politics

Corbynism the Post Mortem

 

Food/Health/Wellbeing/Life Lessons

Deliciously Ella

Desert Island Dishes

Happy Place by Fearne Cotton

Recovering from reality

How To Fail

Unlocking us (brené brown)

Adulting

You, me and the big C

The food medic podcast

 

True Crime

Gangstar Capitalism

The Teacher’s Pet

Broken: Jeffrey Epstein

The Mysterious Mr. Epstein

Up and Vanished

Over my Dead Body

To Live and Die in LA

In the Dark

Culpable

Confronting OJ Simpson

Undisclosed

Dirty John

Happy Face

The Nobody Zone

Broken Harts

Stardust

 

Sustainable Fashion

Dirty Laundry with Tara Stewart 

Fashion Fix with Charli Howard

 

Mental Health

Bite Back with Rozanna Purcell

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast

 

Art

The Art Angle

Artelligence Podcast

The Great Women Artists podcast

 

Other

Modern Love (Features top actors performing true stories of love, loss, and redemption)

Dolly Parton’s America
TED Talks Daily

Things you can’t ask your mum

The Open Ears Project

Serial

Charles Manson’s Hollywood

**Big shoutout to Susan Mullane, Orla Cleary and Susie Gibbons for being the Queens of Podcasts and helping me out!

Movies to keep you #stayinginside

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Dramas:
  • Just Mercy
  • Unbroken
  • The Zookeeper’s wife
  • The King’s Speech
  • The Help
  • Hidden Figures
  • Black Clansman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Defiance
  • The Intouchables (French film With subtitles but amazing)
  • The King
  • Lion
  • Dallas Buyers club
  • Le Mans
  • Mudbound
  • A Star is Born
  • Green book
  • The Blind Side
  • Anna Karenina
  • The Irishman
  • Inception
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Dunkirk
  • I, Tonya
  • Booksmart
  • Molly’s Game
  • Sully
  • Fences
  • place beyond the pines
  • Walk the Line
  • Water for Elephants
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • 13th
  • Spotlight
  • Official Secrets
  • Hustlers
  • American Sniper
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • The Imitation Game
  • Philomena
  • Django Unchained
  • Lincoln
  • The Guardian
  • For Lovers Only

 

Comedy/Rom Com/Light Hearted Movies:
  • Sing Street
  • Wolf of Wall Street
  • Rocket man
  • The Proposal
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • The Favourite
  • I feel pretty
  • Lala land
  • Yesterday
  • The Ugly Truth
  • He’s just not That into you
  • Crazy rich asians
  • Up
  • Mamma Mia 1 & 2
  • Mary poppins
  • Fantastic beasts and where to find them
  • Brooklyn
  • Magic mike
  • How to loose a guy in 10 days
  • Little Women
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • The Truman show
  • The Greatest Showman 
  • Clueless
  • Into the Woods
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Young Victoria
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • The Longest Ride
  • The Vow
  • The Last Song
  • Dear John
  • The Theory of Everything
  • The Fault in our Stars 

 

Throwbacks:
  • The Full Monty
  • Titanic
  • 10 Things I hate about you
  • Pearl Harbour
  • Catch me if you can
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Mean Girls
  • Forrest Gump
  • Bend it Like Beckham
  • John Tucker Must Die
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Black Swan
  • Sister Act
  • The Princess Diaries
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Mrs Doubtfire
  • Four weddings and a funeral
  • Notting Hill
  • Legally blonde
  • The Green Mile
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Sound of Music
  • Grease
  • Les Miserables
  • Gladiator
  • Cruel Intentions
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • Troy
  • Dead poets society
  • The Parent Trap
  • A Cinderella Story
  • The Notebook
  • Sense and sensibility
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Braveheart
  • The Patriot
  • Pride and prejudice
  • Dirty Dancing
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Lion king
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Aladdin

 

Series:
  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Hunger games
  • Divergent
  • Star Wars
  • The dark knight
  • Avengers
  • James Bond films
  • The Hobbit
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary
  • Sex and the City
  • Ocean’s movies

 

Other:
  • World war Z
  • 28 days later
  • A Quiet Place
  • Contagion
  • Brick
  • Girl with all the gifts
  • Gone girl
  • Uncut Gems
  • Okja
  • The Big Blob
  • Die hard
  • Call me by your name

Ideas for Brunch At Home

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  • Breakfast Muffins
  • Homemade Scones
  • Spanish Tortilla
  • Mimosas
  • Granola, Fruit & Yogurt
  • Baked Eggs
  • Frittata
  • Toasted ham & chees Sandwich with Ballymaloe relish
  • Smoothie/Acai Bowls
  • Sweet corn Fritters
  • Shakshuka
  • Fresh Smoothies
  • Bake your own croissants
  • French toast (with nutella, Bacon & maple syrup, carmelised bananas)
  • Pancakes – American Style or Sweet? Savoury Crepes
  • Omelettes
  • Eggs Benedict/Florentine
  • Pesto Scrambled Eggs
  • Homemade Porridge
  • Overnight Oats
  • Healthy Banana Pancakes
  • Full Irish Fry Up
  • Breakfast Burritos