Monday, October 26, 2015

Luxurious Lasagna

Lasagna has been my speciality ever since I made a vegetarian lasagna for my Junior Cert Home Ec cookery exam. I think I made a lasagna every week between the mocks and the actual exam. It was the first meal I ever cooked for my boyfriend and has been made more times than I can count over the years. I have worked on the recipe in this time, adjusting my ingredients and method, adding in meat probably being the most significant change, but the essence of the recipe has stayed the same. I did think long and hard about sharing this, or whether I should keep it as my own little secret as my boyfriend suggested. In the end I got so many requests when I posted the photos last week I decided to go ahead and share. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Chicken & Asparagus Risotto

Risotto is one of my favourite dishes and has been since I was a child. Plain tomato risotto was a regular weekday dinner for the family and was made so often that I became a bit of a pro from an early age. The thing about Risotto is once you can make a good basic risotto its easily adaptable to all sorts of flavours and ingredients. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Coping With My Anxiety!

Anxiety is something I've struggled with for a long time. I wasn't always able to identify it as anxiety, but looking back its something that has been there since I was a teenage. If I'm being honest, I'm a little nervous writing this post. I am hoping that confronting my anxiety rather than trying to push it to the back of my mind will actually do a better job of helping.  I've never really talked too much about my anxiety - I tend to brush it off as being not that big of a deal as talking about it makes me anxious. Its a bit of a vicious circle.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October Goals!

I've had a tough couple of weeks, so its been a while since I wrote a post that wasn't a recipe. I'm working on a post at the moment about my anxiety but its proving much more difficult to write about than I initially anticipated. I promise its coming, I just can't say when. For now I guess this is just a short update on where I'm at right now! I'm working on trying to make October a better month than September was and its time to start working on some goals.