Cooking Project: Gnocchi

I love gnocchi. I tend to always have a packet in the fridge and almost always order it when I see it on the menu. I’d been hesitant about trying to make it myself because I  had heard it’s very easy to end up with tough gnocchi and I thought that it would be heartbreaking…

Cooking Project: Pasta

After a very long break from my Cooking Project I’m back! I’ve been slowly getting back into the kitchen over the last few weeks but finally today with a week off ahead of me I got round to making something I’d been putting off for a while: pasta without a pasta machine. Although I made…

Guilt

The last few weeks since the half-marathon have been quite relaxing. While I’m no longer training I have been attending an occasional spin class and I’ve been doing a lot of walking so I’m still active. What I’m really enjoying is the lack of guilt over the last few weeks – guilt about not running…

You’re Harder Than You Think

Summer is over, the leaves are turning and there’s pumpkin flavoured everything. It feels like the Summer really just ran away from us (lol, see what I did there?) My goal for running a half-marathon was to get back on track in terms of my weight loss…..eh….journey I guess? Even though that doesn’t seem the right…

Half Marathon: Check

It is done, over, finished, completed, the end, donezo. Last weekend I ran the Dublin Half Marathon. It was the first time at this course (Donabate) and there were a couple of teething problems – such as crazy traffic which meant the race started late. Unfortunately this meant that by the time I was almost…

Dublin Eats: Token

Token opened up in the summer of this year and we went pretty much as soon as their doors had opened. It’s basically an arcade but you can have a beer while you try and beat the top score on Space Invaders. I was really impressed with it even though they were only just open…

Half Marathon Training: Week 18

The final week! My race number has arrived, my long runs are over until next weekend. I’ve only done a couple of runs this week and during one of these I took a tumble and hurt my ankle so will be taking it very easy until the actual race. I can’t believe it’s almost over!…

Half Marathon Training: Week 17

We’re down to the wire folks….which means that one of the worst things that could happen to me now is an injury or an illness. So it’s really crappy that last week I came down with a pretty awful cold that resulted in me having absolutely no energy. I was really tempted to say “well…

Half Marathon Training: Week 16

Running, I just don’t think you and me are going to make it long term. It’s not you, really you’re great. I see other people who love you so I know this is just something with me. I don’t think we’re meant for each other running. I’m not going to “ghost” you. I’m not going…

New Cookbook – Miguel Barclay’s Fast & Fresh

I treated myself to a couple of cookbooks last week including this one as I’d started following Miguel Barclay a few months ago on Instagram and I thought his recipes seemed pretty cool. Basically his USP is he’s the one pound chef – all his recipes cost one pound or under to cook and they’re all…

Half Marathon Training: Week 15

We’re coming into the final countdown of training and for my long run this weekend, my friend (who’s also doing the half) and I decided to try out the race route so we would feel prepared on race day. We didn’t really think this plan through so when we arrived in Donabate and started running we…

Exploring Dublin: Lee’s Charming Noodles

Since coming home from Toronto I’ve been on the lookout for some great Asian food. My main reference point has been looking up pictures on instagram to see if I can spot anything that looks good. One of these finds was Lee’s Charming Noodles which is on Parnell street and I’d been meaning to go…