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Raw food is on the up for 2018. Joining vegetarianism and veganism (plant-based eating), this is the food trend that takes root in the movement toward eating for health. Which means eating nutritious fresh ingredients that contribute to good health, rather than eating a faddy health kick diet. When we talk about raw foods, we mean foods that are unprocessed and unaltered by cooking.

Carrygerry Seafood Chowder, Carrygerry House, Co. Clare, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

In the old Catholic Church, Friday was seen as a day of fasting. As rules became more relaxed, a couple of small meals were allowed, but red meat couldn’t be consumed. Fish was soon adopted as the main protein of the day.

Beetroot Juice, Irish Foods, Good Food Ireland

With every new year comes a new food trend. Who remembers the Freakshake furor of just a couple of years ago?! What can we expect to be big this year, in this ever changing, ever fickle, world of food?

Steak Dinner, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

‘Sous vide’ has become a bit of a buzz term in the culinary realm. Pronounced ‘soo-veed’, this is a French term which means ‘under vacuum’. Although it has now reached the giddy heights of fame in today’s professional kitchens, chefs have been using this technique to cook meat, fish and vegetables for many decades.

Celeriac Soup, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Co. Donegal, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

There’s not much to beat a big bowlful of homemade soup to warm the cockles these cold days. From strictly veggie, to full on fish soup which could act as a light main course supper, our soups will have your inner central heating set to cosy in no time.

Try these five delicious seasonal soup recipes from our recipe collection.

Vegetables In Season

Frost bitten lands. A right auld gale blowing over the ocean. Snow capped mountains and hills. Gardens that look like Armageddon has happened and nobody told us. This is the landscape we are dealing with in mid-January, as the weather ravaged country shows its frailer side. It’s this environment which also has to provide us with food for the coming weeks. So what can we expect to be eating this month?

Non Alcoholic Drinks, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

Giving up the booze for a bit was always one of the favourite resolutions made as the chimes of New Year rang out. But stopping drinking for the whole of January has gradually become a thing, with the first year of the month now commonly labelled ‘Dry January’.

Faithlegg House & Golf Resort, Co. Waterford, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

Christmas is long gone and the end of the first month of the year seems so far away. This is the time when the winter blues hit in a big way. Days are short. Weather is quite often atrocious. There’s not much to look forward to, till spring dawns on February 1st. Or so it would seem.

Cookery Skills, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

You probably made lots of New Year’s Resolutions as midnight struck to ring in 2018. One of them was probably a vow to eat more healthily. For lots of good reasons! Relying on commercial ready meals and takeaways to keep you sustained costs a fortune, piles on the pounds, and brings on the serious and sometimes fatal health issues associated with a fast food diet.

Good Food On a Budget, Irish Food, Good Food Ireland

The New Year is here. With it, comes the traditional month of good intentions, frugality and abstinence. January is the time to come to terms with the maxed out credit card bill and start injecting a bit of good housekeeping into proceedings. It’s also a time for a bit of healthy eating to set you up after the excesses of Christmas. So how do you eat well on a budget?

Beef & Pork Ragù Tagliatelle

For those of you who didn’t go back to work last week, today is the day of reckoning. It’s going to be hard to return to a routine, after all the fun and relaxed feel of the past few weeks. The New Year is underway. For many, that might mean a new approach to eating at work, to save a few bob on take aways and get a bit healthier in the process. A few tips below may help you on your way to eating for good health and wealth in 2018.

The Diet Can Wait! - Cake from Button and Spoon Wexford Town

It’s only the second day of January. Going on a diet may well have been one of your New Year resolutions. But there’s plenty of time to worry about getting rid of those few pounds gained, after the feasting of the season. Christmas is not over yet, technically speaking.

Cooley Peninsula,Louth. ©Tourism Ireland Photographer: Tom Archer

Oh sorry, we didn’t mean to shout. We understand the first day of the new year is usually greeted by the thudding of a hangover for most party revellers.


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