Step By Step Beef Casserole

It’s starting to get very busy on the farm for us and we are expecting 750 baby lambs in the next few weeks!  So I’m trying to batch cook at the moment and freeze meals, as our evenings will be taken up with looking after the sheep and lambs.  Batch cooking is a great way … read more >

Step by Step Chilli

This vegetarian chilli recipe is so quick and easy, it’s not really cooking at all, and it’s hard to believe how healthy it is.  It’s a favourite in our house – super quick to make, and so filling.  You can serve it with rice (I prefer brown rice), but a bowl of it is quite … read more >

Parents’ Recipe Competition – WINNERS!

Pictured above in Neven Maguire’s new cookery school in Blacklion, Co Cavan are the 6 winners of the First 1000 Days Parents Recipe competition alongside First 1000 Days ambassador Neven Maguire and dietitian Michelle Gray. The winners enjoyed as their prize a full day ‘Cooking for Family and Friends’ style cookery course in Neven’s new … read more >

Step-By-Step Easy Mince Pies

There are so many treats available at Christmas, but mince pies have to be one of the tastiest. It’s amazing how many calories and fat those little pies can contain though, so I’ve come up with a healthier alternative using filo pastry. Filo pastry is only 3% fat and easy to work with. You can … read more >

Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of the first things I ever baked in our Home Ec class in school, and I still make it regularly. It’s super easy to make, and a tasty, healthier treat to keep energy levels up during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Toddlers will love it too as a snack! It’s nice and moist … read more >

Neven Maguire – Awareness Week

Hi folks, I hope you are all well and that you enjoyed the fantastic summer. Amelda and I headed off to Portugal earlier this summer and the brilliant weather in July offered us ample opportunity for free and easy summer living. It looks like the good weather is back for a little while now – … read more >

Courgette & Potato Frittata

I love this time of year when so many fresh vegetables are in season, which also means there’s lots of value to be had in the vegetable section of the supermarket too. Here’s a list of just some of the vegetables that are in season now so look out for them when you are shopping … read more >

Introducing Neven Maguire’s New Blog

Hello there and welcome to the First 1,000 Days blog. I will be making regular posts to this blog over the coming year so be sure to check back for all the latest news and updates on the First 1,000 Days movement. My wife, Amelda, will also be posting during the year and we hope you’ll … read more >