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There's a chill in the air and my winter coat is calling my name.

After a rainy and windy day, there is nothing more comforting than getting into your pyjamas with a nice big bowl of soup.

With these delicious recipes, you can get a tasty dinner in no time, and also enjoy it for lunch tomorrow.

1. Ten-minute tomato soup

2. Carrot soup

3. Spiced lentil and ginger soup

4. Roasted butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds

5. Potato and courgette soup

6. Roasted pepper and tomato soup

7. Leek and potato soup

8. Pea and mint soup

9. Thai coconut chicken soup

 

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We know as well as anyone how much of a pain cooking can be, especially after a long day when you just want something quick and simple. It's happened to us many a time — before you know it, 6 o'clock has rolled around and spending an hour or two in the kitchen preparing a tasty meal is the last thing you want to do.

That's why we've put together this little list of 10 recipes which you can keep in rotation, making sure that even on your lazy-days, you'll at least enjoy a delicious, stress-free, home-cooked meal.

Chicken Pesto Salad

This recipe is the definition of quick and easy. The beautiful combination of all the delicious, staple ingredients mean that while this dish scrimps on time, it definitely doesn't scrimp in flavour.

Turkey Burgers with Guacamole

A healthy option that will leave you satisfied time and time again. We recommend serving with sweet potato fries and a garlic-mayo dip for ultimate satisfaction.

Pork Stroganoff

Another family-favourite which you can whip up in under 30 minutes, making it an ideal midweek meal.

Thai Chicken and Basil Sizzle

This dish is packed full of Asian flavours, from the garlic and chilies to the ginger, basil and lime. Make sure to omit the chillies if you're serving this meal up to kids or spice-averse friends and family though.

Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy

This sumptuous dish of cheesy, carby heaven is just what you need at the end of a long day, after a gruelling work week or for just a regular Tuesday night. 

Vegetarian Express

This vegetarian stir-fry is a super easy meal to whip up, even for a beginner. It requires very few, basic ingredients that are sure to satisfy the taste buds.

One Pot Egg and Tomato Sauce Supper

If you're looking for something different then this is definitely the recipe to try. Plus, who doesn't loving having eggs for dinner?

Sticky Ginger Pork Chops

Pork chops are a great dish to add to your recipe repertoire — especially these delicious, ginger and honey glazed ones! Best served with greens and rice.

Cauliflower Ham and Cheese Bake

We love that this dish is so quick to put together taking only 15 minutes. Once it's all prepped, simply whack it in the over for another 15 minutes and then it's time to tuck in.

Spicy Beans on Toast

This gourmet twist on a comfort-food classic is just what you need in your life. Whether it be a regular week-night, a brunch date or a midnight snack, this foolproof recipe is perfect for any occasion.

 

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It is Monday, meaning that if you are trying to stick to the Meatless Monday movement, it's time to try and find a tasty vegetarian recipe for dinner. 

Because reducing your consumption of meat is good for your health, for your wallet and for the planet, we have decided to help you and gather some crazy tasty recipes you will absolutely love.

You're welcome!

1. Baked mac & cheese

2. Vegetarian dirty thai fried quinoa

3. Black bean and guac burrito

4. 5-ingredient coconut curry

 

 

5. Lentil sweet potato chili

6. Crispy black bean and feta tacos

 

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One of our favourite pastimes has to be ordering a takeaway for dinner.

I mean, when you are on a first-name basis with the Deliveroo guy, it says a lot.

But your wallet and your waistline might suffer from this habit, which is why we have gathered these tasty and easy recipes so you can get all the flavours of a great Asian takeaway, only much cheaper and healthier!

1. Salmon poke bowl

2. Five-spice noodles with mixed vegetables

3. Vegetarian pad thai

4. Classic sweet and sour chicken

5. Chilli beef and pepper stir fry

6. Teriyaki salmon

7. Asian chicken salad

 

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Colourful, tasty and (pretty) healthy: what’s not to like about Mexican food?

While we have to admit a slight addiction to fajitas, guacamole and nachos, there is more to Mexican food than these delicious staples.

To mix things up a little, we have gathered some super tasty recipe you will absolutely love!

1. Easy chilli con carne

2. Arroz con pollo

3. Chicken quesadillas

4. Mexican salad

5. Shredded beef tacos

 

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When it comes to breakfast, we can't think of anything healthier and less time-consuming in the morning than overnight oats.

Basically, you do all the prep in the evening, and all you have to do in the morning is taking it out of the fridge.

Sometimes, we like it super simple, just mixing milk (or non-dairy alternatives) and oats. But sometimes, we feel like mixing things up a little and making it a bit fancier. 

With the deadly oat-spo we have gathered below, not a chance to ever get bored!

1. Orange vanilla overnight oats

2. Cocoa nibs and pomegranate overnight oats

3. Chia jam overnight oats

4. Overnight oats with peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut

5. Chocolate chia overnight oats

6. Blueberry pie overnight oats

7. Toasted coconut overnight oats

8. Pecan pie overnight oats

9. Brownie batter overnight oats

 

 

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​​​​​SuperValu’s festive flavours from the bakery are sure to impress your guests over the holiday season

With all the cooking to be done this Christmas, SuperValu are taking a few things off your list with quality tasty solutions from their bakery. Everything from mouth-watering desserts for Christmas Day, to perfect bites for those unexpected visitors, you’ll be covered for all the festivities!

Start your Christmas with one of the most infamous Irish breads, as you can now make your very own Sean’s Brown Bread. SuperValu Signature Taste’s Sean Brown Soda Bread Mix takes just 30 minutes and all you need to add is buttermilk and you have beautiful warm fresh bread to serve. Ideal for a smoked salmon canape or served with your Christmas morning breakfast. Pick up two mixes for just €3.

For all those sweet-tooth’s, SuperValu have bakery bikes that will satisfy any taste buds. Select two from the range for just €6. There is a fantastic Signature Tastes selection with Caramel Shortbread Bites, White Chocolate & Cranberry Bites and Chocolate Brownie Bites. With all those surprise guests over Christmas, they are the perfect tray bake treat to be served with a warming tea or coffee.

Of course, not forgetting the main event and the grand finale of your Christmas dinner! Whether you’re a traditional pudding lover or would prefer something a little different, everyone around the table will be happy with our selections. The SuperValu Signature Taste Chocolate & Salted Caramel Pudding is a must this Christmas. It’s a decadently rich, moist chocolate sponge pudding made with real Irish butter and free-range eggs, with a perfectly sweet salted caramel centre and decorated with a shimmering of gold dust. This luxurious dessert costs just €7.50 and can also make a lovely Christmas gift.

To see the full range of products in SuperValu this Christmas go in-store or online at www.supervalu.ie.

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A Dublin restaurant has been named as one of the best places for pizza in all of EUROPE by a prestigious food guide, and we simply must try it.

Manifesto Restaurant in Rathmines landed at number 35 on the list, which was the only Irish location listed on the pizzeria guide.

50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo in Westminster, London took home the first place prize, with Paris's Bijou and Copenhagen's Bæst coming in at number two and number three.

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Manifesto is renowned for its innovative and exciting take on traditional Italian delicacies, locating its ingredients both in Ireland and Italy.

The colourful dishes offer a range of textures and flavours, but its pizzas are oven-charred, pillowy and covered in fresh ingredients. (Basically, they're perfect and are number one in our eyes…)

One of their more humorous takes on an Irish influence is their U2 Irish Flag pizza, loaded with gold organic cherry tomato, mozzarella, gorgonzola and friarielli or broccoli rabe. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The restaurant is owned and led by chef Lucio Paduano, hailing from Southern Italy. Paduano is a proud third-generation pizza chef, with his family making pizza since 1929.

Manifesto opened in 2009, and has racked up numerous awards over the years, including a Gold Medal for World's Best Pizza and Ireland's Best Pizza at the World Pizza Championships. 

This ain't their first rodeo when it comes to awards, it seems. The restaurant is an elegant spot, with a smouldering wood fire in full view and exposed brick walls.

The Top 50 Guide is a hugely competitive list of the best pizzerias in Europe, and the winner is chosen based on surveys of over 150 esteemed inspectors and anonymous visits to sample the dough.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Gastro scientists, culinary masters and food journalists curate the awards, and know absolutely everything about pizza. Imagine being a pizza inspector? What a great job…

Manifesto's owner and chef Lucio Paduano said "To be listed among the top 50 pizzeria's in Europe is a huge honour for us.

"At Manifesto we work so hard, using premium ingredients in all our pizzas and being Italian, authenticity is at the heart of everything we do. This listing, recognises our hard work and effort and myself and the whole team are extremely grateful."

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With the end of summer and the beginning of autumn comes a change in scenery, and a change in our food palettes to accommodate the soon-to-be festive season.

Despite the cold weather, one of the best things about the winter has to be the food. Gourmet meals, culinary masterclasses and a cosy setting are all on the menu of Taste of Dublin's new event.

The festive edition is set to run from November 28 to December 1 in the RDS, and is modelled on a similar winter food festival in London. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The winter version of Taste of Dublin will have fewer sessions (six over four days) but will feature huge indoor square footage and a comfortable experience.

While 32,000 flocked to the Iveagh Gardens in June, 18,000 attendees are expected over the festive four days. What does this mean? More room to manoeuvre around and get the best views of masterclasses.

Entertainment, food and more will be housed inside the RDS, Merrion Road, for the perfect way to kick off the holiday season.

From November 28 until December 1, 2019, get inspired in time for Christmas.

Fifteen of Ireland’s top restaurants and food experiences will be present in this winter wonderland, ready to serve up a selection of over 50 dishes for audience members.

A packed line up of cooking demos, drinks masterclasses and live entertainment are all in the works, with 30 top chefs warming up the kitchen.

Taste of Dublin's summer festival has taken place in the capital for the last 14 years, and is now building on the hype and success just in time for the cold weather. Food is the perfect warm-up, we say.

Inspired by Tesco Finest, we can't wait to sit in on the beautiful baking shows, food and drink sampling with Ireland's top brands and enjoy the live musical entertainment.

Indulge yourself in all things food and book your tickets for Taste of Dublin: Festive Edition online here before they sell out. 

Dont worry: We won't be judgemental like Ginny Weasley if you eat your way through the RDS:

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Summer coming to an end can be a troubling time for all of us. Why should we have to cope with Ireland's gloomy, cold seasons once more? It doesn't seem fair.

What can be the best stress reliever during difficult and chaotic moments in our lives? Food, obviously.

Deliveroo has revealed how the return to school and end of August can affect our food preferences, and we're not one bit shocked at the rise in alcohol orders during September.

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Summer 2019 is leaving us behind *pause for sobbing* and it's time to ditch the bikinis for uniforms and work clothes. According to Deliveroo, healthy orders significantly increase in September…what?

The alcohol orders rise by 14 percent as we realise that exams and essay deadlines are back in our lives once more.

The end of summer has broken our hearts, but at least we got to enjoy Love Island and let our pasty skin tones get a tad bit more…red? There were glimmers of sunshine and plenty of rain showers, but it was a good time all the same.

As the nights become shorter, we're less likely to stay out dining late or visiting Dublin's best beer gardens, but Irish adults still need some vino to take the edge of the darker September evenings.

Back-to-school season means that rather than venturing out in dark, dreary weather, it's much easier to order a Prosecco Fiabesco from DRINK! or a Coors Light from Herlihy’s instead on Deliveroo. 

With the end of summer comes the end of the 'beach bod' goals. The month is associated with changes and positive progress, with healthy food orders rising by 22 percent last August.

From salads and falafels and miso salmon to super-sub sandwiches, Sprout and Co and SuperSubs see a rise in Deliveroo orders during the month of September. Look at you go, gals. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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September is also seen as a 'new beginning' time of the year, but we all dread the darker nights accelerating from here until December. It's depressing as f*ck.

The darkness weirdly makes us feel more tired at an earlier time, which means that Deliveroo orders start coming in earlier in the evenings too. 

Last year, the average order time in June was 8:01pm, whereas by the time September rolled around, the average order time was at 7:34pm. Mad what the sky can do to us, isn't it?

So we’re making some new changes with the addition of salads and other healthy orders, but then we need a drink as a result. It's safe to say that September has us in a state of total flux.

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Deliveroo has launched a cash golden ticket giveaway with WOWburger Tallaght to celebrate the restaurant joining the delivery app.

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Willy Wonka and Charlie are 100 percent GAGGIN' for this prize, that's for sure. Deliveroo will offer two WOWburger customers €500 Golden Tickets this weekend, out of pure generosity. We heart.

All you have to do is order a tasty burger from the Tallaght restaurant via Deliveroo; It literally couldn't be any easier. Imagine getting mouth-watering grub and 500 coins simultaneously? What a day.

After receiving their golden ticket, winners will be instructed to contact Deliveroo, who will deliver the cash straight into the customer’s bank account. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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General Manager of Deliveroo Ireland, Michael Healy, said; 

WOWburger is one of Dublin’s most beloved restaurants, offering the best of the best in great-tasting burgers, not to mention their amazing sides. 

“We want to welcome this amazing restaurant to the platform, a brilliant addition to our new zone in Tallaght, by offering the chance of a special treat to those who indulge in their delicious menu on Deliveroo,” he added.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The giveaway takes place from today, with the first winner selected this week, and the second winner chosen next week.

To be eligible for the amazing cash prize, WOWburger Tallaght must be ordered from the Deliveroo app or website. 

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WW, formerly known as WeightWatchers, launched a diet and nutrition app marketed at children and adolescents this week and have faced immense backlash since.

Kurbo by WW is a free programme that claims to help eight-year-olds to 17-year-olds "build healthy habits", and lose weight through personalised coaching and food tracking.

The app's "traffic light" diet approach categorises foods as red, yellow and green (red being the most process, sugar-filled, yellow being lean protein and pasta and green being fruit and veg).

Kurbo by WW was developed at Stanford University, and WW have defended their programme by stating the app is backed by safe scientific studies. 

CEO of WW, Mindy Grossman, said; "To change the health trajectory of the world, we have a tremendous opportunity, but also a responsibility, to help kids, teens and families adopt healthy habits."

Many critics of the app insist that encouraging kids and teenagers to diet can perpetuate an unhealthy and dangerous mindset.

Fatphobic cultural messaging around dieting has led to a massive issue surrounding eating disorders and mental health among youth.

In an article published in Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics in 2015, researchers found that because adolescence is such an important time for body image development, 12-to-18-year-olds with a negative perception of their body or weight are more likely to develop eating disorders or dysfunctional exercise habits.

Of course, obesity can be linked to numerous health concerns but disordered eating and mental health conditions among adolescent is reportedly more likely to pose a dangerous risk than paediatric obesity.

35-to-37 percent of adolescent girls in the US alone report using unhealthy weight loss measures, according to the National Eating Disorder Association. These methods include fasting, smoking, taking laxatives and 'skinny teas', skipping meals and even vomiting.

One-in-three adolescents in the UK alone reported experiencing mental health issues, according to a troubling survey by the charity Action for Children. 

More than 12 percent of adolescents in the US are affected by depression every year. 

Many people on social media were furious about the Kurbo by WW app. Jameela Jamil, an activist and actress who runs the iWeigh campaign for body positivity, tweeted her disgust at the news.

“Are we kidding? Breeding obsession with weight and calories and food at the age of…8?" she wrote. "I was 11 when my obsession started, due to being put on a diet for being the heaviest girl in the class. I became afraid of food. It ruined my teens and twenties.”

Petitions have already been created against the app, with the hashtag #LoveNotDiets trending to urge parents to use love rather than diets to help their nutritional habits.

Childhood obesity is still an incredibly serious public health challenge of the 21st century, and the app attempts to reduce a child's sugar intake. There is nothing wrong with promoting healthy foods and exercising for physical and mental health benefits. 

However, many parents feel that instilling a diet-centered mindset among young people who are already vulnerable could be a dangerous mistake. Targeting the mental health crisis could be a more productive way forward.

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