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A recipe for fat-free pepper sauce
A healthy version of pepper sauce, using fat-free quark instead of cream. An experiment that really paid off!
Red cabbage with apple
This is a delicious vegetable dish. Perfect for your Christmas dinner and easy to make too. This is a new favourite in Eating Ideas Towers!
Dining at Havana Bank Square, Belfast
I've a new favourite restaurant in Belfast and it is Havana Bank Square. Friendly staff, great service and delicious food- what's not to like?
A festive afternoon tea in the Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle
Looking for a Christmas treat? Why not try the festive afternoon tea in the Slieve Donard Hotel? It really is a bit special!
Sundried tomato & basil cheesy pull apart bread
Try this delicious sun-dried tomato and basil cheesy pull apart bread. It's delicious and perfect for sharing with friends!
Cooking Ideas and Great Recipes
Cucumber, lemon and gin drizzle cake
I created a cucumber, lemon and gin drizzle cake and I couldn't be more delighted with myself. It is truly scrumptious. Not all my experiments work but I'm thrilled to say that this one really did and I love it. I involved a lot of people in sampling it and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive!
A recipe for Feta, courgette, pea & bean salad
This is a delicious recipe which brings together Mediterranean feta with local ingredients, courgettes, broadbeans, peas and mint in a light and tasty salad. I love this salad, it's a new favourite, especially as it contains my home grown peas!
Restaurant, Venue & Product Reviews
Finding the best places to eat in Belfast, Northern Ireland and beyond.
Exploring Strangford with a stay in the Dufferin Coaching Inn
Myself and Mr. Eating Ideas were invited to explore some of the Strangford area with an overnight stay at the Dufferin Coaching Inn in Killyleagh. With the perfect weather we have been having a staycation is just the ticket. A chance to enjoy what's right on our doorstep? Yes please!
Win Great Prizes With EatingIdeas.com
Win a hamper of Flahavan’s goodies
The nice folk at Flahavan's have given Eating Ideas a wonderful hamper of goodies for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance of winning, simply comment on this post saying why you would like to win or use one of the alternative entry methods detailed below. The winner will be selected on Wednesday 28 November.
Win a signed copy of Rachel Allen’s Cookbook
Celebrity chef, Rachel Allen, kindly gave Eating Ideas a signed copy of her "Coast" recipe book for one lucky reader to win. All you have to do is enter below, using one of the methods detailed below. This is a beautiful cookbook and I know that the winner will be very happy with it!. The winner will be drawn on Friday 5 October.
Win a meal for 2 at Truffles Restaurant & Guesthouse, Randalstown
The nice folk at Truffles Restaurant and Guesthouse have given Eating Ideas a meal for 2 with a glass of wine for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment on this post saying who you would take with you. The winner will be selected on Friday 6 April.
Win 2 bottles of Santa Rita 120 wine & a tapas dish
The lovely people at United WIne Merchants have given Eating Ideas 2 bottles of Santa Rita 120 wine and a tapas dish for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment below, saying why you would like to win or use one of the alternative entry methods below. The winner will be selected on Tuesday 27 March 2018.
Win a Browns Guinness Bread mix to bake at home
Ian Orr, Chef Patron of Browns restaurants will be appearing on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen this Saturday (St Patrick's Day) To celebrate, the team at Browns has given Eating Ideas a pack of their new Guinness Bread Mix for one lucky reader to win. I've tried this stuff and it really is rather lovely! To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment below or use one of the other entry methods below.
Win some goodies from Mrs R’ganics
Eating Ideas has 2 fabulous Mrs R'ganics goodies for one lucky reader to win. To be in with a chance, all you have to do is comment on this post saying why you would like to win or use one of the alternative entry methods below. The winner will be selected on Monday 19th February.
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Baking treacle wheaten bread with Andrew Smyth in the new M&S, Craigavon
To celebrate the opening of the new Marks & Spencer in Craigavon, Eating Ideas was invited to join the celebrations. As part of the event, Great British Bake Off star, Andrew Smyth demonstrated how to make his delicious treacle wheaten bread.
some great ways to make your favourite food healthy
Junk food is great right? It’s scrummy and tasty and moreish, but it’s not always so great for our health. The likes of cheesy pizza, crispy fries and ice cream make it difficult to avoid, but don’t worry. In this post Brittnay, from the Nut Butter Hub, provides some healthier alternatives to your favourite comfort foods.
Jean-Christophe Novelli reveals his new menu for Belfast
I’m beating my much-used Jean-Christophe Novellli wooden spoon in delight. The man himself, multi-Michelin-starred and 5-out-of-5 AA Rosette-winning chef has revealed the menu for his hotly anticipated début Belfast restaurant. It seems that Northern Ireland food producers are getting top billing and I couldn’t be more pleased.
What I learnt from the #Surviveon20 challenge
I was challenged by Wifi Refugees to do the #Surviveon20 challenge and live on a weekly food & drink budget of £20 to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and asylum seekers in NI. It was an eye opener and a certainly learnt a few things during the experience!
Get voting in the Irish Curry Awards
There's only a few days let to vote in the Irish Curry Awards. Ali Askir, founder of the awards, joined Eating Ideas for a chat and to provide all the latest information. Don't miss your chance to vote for your favourite restaurants and takeaways throughout Ireland.