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Celebrity Chef Launches Free Cookery Class for People Living with Arthritis

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Celebrity chef Stuart O’Keeffe this week launched ‘Let’s Cook!’, a series of free cookery classes for people with arthritis. This innovative initiative, developed by Arthritis Ireland with the support of healthcare company Abbott, will serve up a series of tailor-made recipes through demonstrations run across the country, with a Galway ‘Let’s Cook!’ class taking place in The Carlton Hotel, Dublin Road at 7.30pm on Monday, May 21. Although eating healthy foods is an essential part of controlling the symptoms of arthritis, new research shows that 35 per cent of people living with the condition opt for convenience food rather than […]

New Years Slim Down

Not going to lie, when it comes to the new year, I always find myself cooking a bit healthier to kick start myself off to a great year. For the month of January, I will be sharing some great recipes that are hearty but healthy. I’m not the kind of guy who can just eat salads. I find a great way to feel full fast is to start getting into soups. Research has shown that people who eat soup as a starter tend to eat fewer calories for the rest of their meal. Try not to look at soups such […]

Lucky in Love!

Ok, so lets say you are a terrible cook and you want to impress your date. You are probably thinking, can I really pull off a decent meal to impress my date? The answer to this question is YES! Yes you can, this is not an impossible task.  I think anyone can surprise himself or herself by cooking a good home cooked meal. Maybe you are really worried and anxious about the whole thing. Well, why don’t you see if your date would collaborate with you to make it a more fun and casual dinner, this can always be a […]

The Big Irish Stu

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He makes a living cooking for celebrities in the order of Owen Wilson and Sharon Stone, but Nenagh-born and Los Angeles-based chef Stuart O’Keeffe insists that the razzle dazzle of Hollywood hasn’t compromised his passion for simple, uncomplicated dishes. I did halibut in a lemon sauce for Owen [Wilson] who was having a small private party in Malibu a couple of months ago. Often celebrities come over and talk to you, but Owen was quiet and reserved,” Stuart reveals from his home in the Hollywood Hills. The 30- year-old Irish chef describes his cooking as “homely and tasty”, and believes […]

St Patricks Day KTLA Menu

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Post this article and click Like on the Magic Bullet Fan Page to be in with a chance to win a Magic Bullet of your own! Potato Leek and Broccoli soup Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter 2 lbs Leeks, thinly sliced 3 lbs large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 head broccoli, florets roughly chopped 5 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 1/2 cups half-and-half Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste Method: In a large Dutch oven, melt butter and sauté leeks until soft. About 4 minutes. Add potatoes and broccoli and cook for further 3 […]

St Patricks Day

Check me out on KTLA this Thursday where I will be showing you how to set up your table for St Patricks day, A killer main course and a Surprise Dessert which can be whipped up in 10 seconds or less!!! Tune in to KTLA 5 the CW from 9am !!!!! Recipes will be posted Thursday morning so you can get your cook on that night !!!!! maybe with a few drinks too!

Cooking Technique – Braising

Today I am going to talk a bit about braising. Braising is cooking something (usually a tougher cut of meat) for a long time in some liquid at a low temperature until the meat falls apart. This is probably my favorite way to cook food. The reason being is because the prep time is relatively short and then you just leave it in the oven for a few hours and you don’t have to keep a watchful eye over it. My favorite recipe to cook this way is Beef and Guinness Short ribs that can be found on my blog, Click Short […]