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Would you like to start the New Year the healthy way without compromising on taste? Simply add these foods to your weekly shopping list to replace fattening snacks and everyday ingredients. 

Turkey mince: Replacing beef mince with turkey mince in family recipes such as shepherd's pie, tacos and spaghetti can save up to 90 calories per portion, without compromising...

Need a break from turkey, ham and Brussels sprouts? Try this utterly comforting potato gratin recipe by food stylist, writer and pastry chef Dermot O'Sullivan of gasmarkseven.com.

"Potato gratin is a very straightforward dish but a really memorable gratin is made using the very best ingredients. I always use Glenisk organic cream in this recipe and good quality Irish rooster...

Bantry's Stuffed Olive Café will mark this Christmas with the release of a 120-page cookbook packed with their popular recipes.

Breads, cakes, scones, suppers, pâtés and salads stuff the pages of the new book, which is called The Stuffed Olive Cookbook.

Managers Sarah and Grace O'Shea credit their mother's side of the family for the trademark blend of...

Need a gift for the host in a hurry? Eve Chocolates, 8 College Commercial Park, Dennehy's Cross produce the finest milk and dark chocolate truffles, with sugar-free, gluten-friendly and diabetic options also available. Call 021 434 7781 to order ahead for collection.

Famously containing fewer than 500 calories, Milano’ Leggera pizzas have been created so guests can enjoy all of their favourite toppings with none of the guilt.  Inspired by a classic fresella from Naples, an Italian bread with a hole in the middle, each pizza is made from a ring of dough, and the centre filled with fresh salad, and dressed with Milano’ light House Dressing....

These gorgeous Jonn Saarinen trays are ideal for TV dinners, fancy canapés and breakfast in bed. Made using laminated birch wood and printed with non toxic inks and  dyes, Jonna's colourful prints are all inspired by her childhood summers spent on Finland's coast. Browse the range at Darlingviolets.com.

Almost every family has a friend or loved one living in Oz these days, with many arriving home for Christmas over the coming weeks. We asked Australian chef Ray Clayton from Electric on the South Mall for an Aussie recipe to impress them with...

 

Cooked Whole Tiger Prawns with Romesco and Cold Beer

Ingredients

1kg cooked tiger prawns...

ABSOLUT's new limited edition bottle design, ABSOLUT Originality, features an elegant drop of cobalt blue which has been added to the molten glass in the production process. Four million unique designs were created, making each bottle a one-of-a-kind piece of art and the perfect gift this Christmas.

To celebrate, ABSOLUT has created a range of truly original ‘Gourmet Junk...

Brackens Bakery sell large bags of breadcrumbs, ideal for Christmas stuffing recipes, at their Paul St. and Old Mallow Road outlets. €1.99, order yours to avoid disappointment. on 021 430 2777.

Cork’s newest Craft Brewery The Cotton Ball Brewing Company will launch a range of stout, lager and ale in The Cotton Ball Bar, Mayfield in Cork on December 19th.  The Lynch family, who have been in business since 1874, have expanded with a new microbrewery on the north side of the city.

Jack Lynch, proprietor, told Menu: “It has been an exciting journey and we think we...

An award-winning Cork cider company is to expand through crowd funding. Stonewell Cider is hoping to leverage the popularity of Ireland’s first crowd funding platform, Linked Finance, to develop its business. In August, the first Cork company to use the initiative - the coffee kiosk Sugarcube - opened its doors. Owner of the Electric and president of the Cork Business Association Ernest...

A recent survey delving into the dining habits of the Irish has unearthed some surprising results, including the fact that we are a nation of good tippers!

Of the 625 nationwide respondents surveyed by foodie website TheDiningRoom.ie, only 3% said they rarely or never left a tip when paying with the average tip being €6.34.

45% of those surveyed said they agreed that...

Just Like Home ship the most popular Irish goodies, including Taytos, Cadburys Dairymilk and Barrys Tea all over the world for Christmas.

Since 2012, they've sent over 25,000 food products all over the world to countries including the Lebanon, China, Australia, the UAE, South America, Malaysia, Russia, South Korea and the  Caribbean Islands. Bisto Gravy, Meanies and Fizzy Cola...

Why not give the chef in your family a break this festive season and tuck in to another age-old tradition; fish and chips!

The Fish Wife, No. 45 MacCurtain St. is our first port of call for a tasty tea and they're now open for lunch too (order the Workman’s Special - fresh haddock, mushy peas and home-made chips - for just €6).

Fish options include hake, smoked haddock...

Murphy’s Stout has won a Beer and Brewers Award for Best Imported Beer at an annual awards ceremony in Australia for third consecutive year.

The awards ceremony, the biggest of its kind in Australia, is hosted by Beer and Brewers magazine and is comprised of 28 separate categories reaching across the Australian and New Zealand drinks industry. Murphy’s Stout was one of 25...

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