Pasta W/Bacon/Veg/Cheese/Sun Dried Tomato Sauce.

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|Mid-Way through Cooking|

Ingredients : Serves x 3

  • 300 grams Pasta
  • 150 grams of Mushrooms
  • 1 x 150 grams of Bacon Lardons
  • 1 x Red Pepper
  • 1 x Dolmio Sun-Dried Tomato Stir In Sauce
  • Handful of Cheese

Method :

  1. Put your pasta boiling, for about 10 minutes while you are cooking the vegetables & meat.
  2. Heat up a little olive oil in the frying pan, pop in your chopped mushrooms & pepper, fry for 5 minutes, add in your bacon lardons and fry it all together for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Drain your pasta after 10 minutes and heat up the sauce for a few minutes, add everything into the one pot and give it a few stirs.
  4. Serve onto the plate and sprinkle with Grated Cheese.
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Scrambeled Eggs & Toast | The Daily Grind

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal to go out to eat for. Pancakes, scones, pastires, fry up’s etc, what’s not to love!

I went to ‘The Daily Grind’ in Tralee town for breakfast, I got Scrambeled Eggs && Brown Bread Toast with a side of Relish. It was €3.95. A fair price for a breakfast, it was very filing, there was plenty of eggs, and it was great that they had the choice of white or brown bread as someday’s we differ as to which we’d prefer.

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Scallops, Black Pudding & Chips | The Laurels

I have watched many a cooking show on the Tele. Be it Come Dine With Me, The Great British/Irish Bake Off, The Restaurant, Donal Skehan & so forth. Even if they cook/bake something I wouldn’t make myself? I enjoy seeing the process of how the pretty food are made. 

One thing I’ve have seen countless times pop up on these show’s are “Scallops“. I have literally always wanted to try Scallops. I never see them for sale, (mind you I have never particularly went looking for them), and I have never been lucky enough to see them on any menu.

Last Saturday, there were Scallops on the menu. Yippeee! I got 3 thick pieces of black pudding placed on apple sauce, surround by salad leaves with six scallops placed around the square black tile plate. It was presented wonderfully and it was delicious. The thing that made the whole dish particularly wonderful though? The apple sauce. It added a sweetness, so the meats weren’t overpowering as they are two strong tastes. The chips were also quite lovely. It was €13.50 and worth it.

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Rhubarb Crumble & Ice Cream : Yummy Cafe

I went to Yummy in Tralee this week. I had just had my lunch when I met up with my friends who were going for food. 

So I said I would try a dessert or pastry of some sort so I wasn’t sitting there with nothing.

I choose the Rhubarb Crumble. There was also a selection of muffin’s, cookies, cheesecake etc.

I got a large slice, and they kindly offered to warm it up and add a side of ice cream to go with it.

It was €3.90, well worth it, as the portion was quite large. The staff were very friendly staff, the interior of the Cafe itself is very warm and welcoming, a relaxing environment and I enjoyed every last bit of the crumble.

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My Goals Per Week

Below is a video I created about goals I have set for myself to reach every week. Now there not sch-tone mad, like 2 10km run’s, bake 4 apple pies, drink 30,000 litres of water a week, && only eat fruit and protein powder or something.


There ones I want to reach every week to live my life the way I know will help me, help myself feel more relaxed, productive and stronger as a person. So why would I not try to reach these goals?

It’s important for us all to have something to works towards, to make us feel like we are worth something. For a long time, I’ve felt a bit worthless. I see people finishing college, having part time – jobs, moving country etc and I think “CHRISHT where am I going and what am I doing in life?!” Then …I realize that it is the little thing’s that make me happy and I remember that I am happy with that, I am happy with the highlight of my week being a visit to my nephews or a fruit scone with my family. 

I forget all that when I look at people’s lives around me. I must stop comparing their lives to mine, and what ‘society‘ would think is ‘the right thing’ in life and realize that who I am? and what I do? Is the right thing, for me, and it shouldn’t have to suit others perceptions.

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My 5 Favorite Music Videos

Below is a list of My 5 Favorite Music Videos. I have many. Like, too many. So I narrowed it down to what I feel are “My 5 Favorite” for now. . .

I relate to the whole song. It’s about how you wish someone you have lost in life could see you living life now, you being proud of who you have become, what you are doing, and hope/know that the person would be proud and happy for you, if they could see you now. I find the lyrics quite inspirational.

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I listened to this song when I was suffering from Anorexia Nervosa and it made me feel like someday I will be OK again. I felt like I was never as good as anyone else at one point so this song helped me through tough times, it’s fantastic how music can help someone so much through a tough time.

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What a music video! The music, the choreography, everything about this video to me is amazing. It is definitely one of the most watched music video’s I would think. A music video where the choreography has made the song even more well known.

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Rihanna is one of my favorite artists and this is one of my favorite music video’s because I love the fashion in it. I love every outfit in this and I still strive to someday wear something similar to the outfits in this video. The colours in the video are lovely to look at, the flower petals, the red background, her bright red hair, all of it works well together. 

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This video show’s how women can feel insecure about their image. But it does not affect just women, it affects both men & women, we can all be insecure about ourselves, be it our face, weight, hair, anything. The video shows this side and I think it show’s how you shouldn’t have to change your image for anybody. 

 

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Brie, Salad & Chips : A Review

I went to Stokers Lodge in Tralee for a meal last week. I love cheese and I was craving a cheesey meal. An Enchilada? A Lasagna maybe? Oh Brie! Why not have some Brie! 

I saw Brie on the Starter Menu so asked could I have it as a main course if possible. I was brought out two pieces of Brie, laying on top of a bed of salad with a dressing, && a side bowl of chips. Fantastic!

It was really nice, really filling, I don’t think I even finished all of the Brie itself. It was just under €10 I believe which was worth the value. Just the right price I felt. I was treated with great service and in a comfortable environment. Stokers Lodge is definitely a great place for a meal in Tralee. 

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Egg Fried Rice

A quick and easy vegetarian meal. Something you can make for many people for very cheap!


Ingredients : Serves x 2

  • 150 grams of Brown Rice
  • Half an Onion
  • Cup full of Peas
  • 1 Egg

Method : 

  1. Boil your rice covered by an inch of water for 20 minutes.
  2. Rinse with cold water.
  3. Fry your onion until cooked through.
  4. Add your rice and peas and cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Push all of your rice/peas/onion mixture to the side, crack your egg into the pan, leave to sit for 10 seconds or so. Begin to whisk and mix in the egg with the rest of the ingredients. Fry for a further 2 minutes.

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Why Does Tea Taste Better From Your Favorite Mug?

| I am currently drinking a cup of tea from my favorite mug |

| A Celtic one that I bought my dad years ago |


I feel my tea tastes nicer from this cup than it does a big plain mug, or any other cup in fact.

Is that possible? No… I mean, it’s the same drink?! Just. . in a different cup.

So why do I think it tastes nicer in this cup?

Is it simply an answer of I like this cup? I think of great memories when I see the cup? I know it was my dad’s so I like it as it reminds me of him? && well . . . it’s full of tea?

Wait up, let’s go back to the taste of the Tea.

Why do I think it tastes better?

Something in my mind makes me think that if I have my tea in this exact cup, it will taste nicer!

For now, I’m going to go with, it’s just “preference”, just accept the fact that I ‘prefer’ this cup, and that is why it tastes nicer. That’s easier than trying to figure out the real psychological reason behind this riddle many of us Irish tea lovers face. 

Although it’s a similar situation to liking your wine/beer in a wine/pint glass, or liking your cereal in a certain bowl, or just having a certain plate you always eat off.

This question is a riddle. Help me figure it out won’t you?

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What’s In My Food Press?

Lately, many people love looking at pictures of food, creating new meals, and like to see what other people eat. I find it quite random && odd, yet I am one who loves looking at really nice pictures of breakfasts/lunch’s/dinners etc. “Food Art” may one say?

So I decided to show you all what I have in my food press!
I hope you enjoy the video below.

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