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Avonmore Celebrates 25 Years of Soup-er Success

November 25th, 2016

Avonmore’s Kilkenny-based soup production facility celebrates 25 years in operation this month, producing over three million packs of Avonmore fresh soup annually.  Originally launched in 1991 with five flavours – Mixed Vegetable, Chicken & Vegetable, Cream of Chicken, Tomato & Basil and Creamy Potato & Leek – Avonmore pioneered the introduction of fresh soup onto the Irish market and continues to grow the market with an expanding range of product and convenient formats to suit all tastes and occasions. Today, using only nature’s best ingredients, the Kilkenny site produces 14 different varieties of fresh soup to meet changing consumer tastes and requirements. New innovations in recent years include the Avonmore ‘Feel Good’ range for those looking for a healthy low calorie option and the creation of a premium smooth soup in a tub format, for convenient dining, in three new Keep Reading →

5 Family Favourite Weeknight Meals

October 17th, 2016

Here are some of our favourite recipes that will keep the whole family happy. Why not get the kids involved in making some of these dishes – they might just surprise you with a hidden talent! Shepherd’s Pie – a great, one dish wonder that will feed the whole family. Cheese and Tomato Macaroni with Ham – this is a tasty dish and a great spin on Mac ‘n Cheese. Lasagne –This is another family favourite the kids will love and it is also a great dish for freezing. Trying to get the kids to eat more vegetables? Cut them up small and add them in with the onions at the start! Baked Ham Carbonara – a winner with all ages. Chicken a la King – this dish can be served with rice, potatoes or pasta.

30 Minute Meals

August 8th, 2016

Stuck for time? Don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen? We’ve got some delicious dishes for you. These 30 minute meals are simple, quick and yummy! Let us know on Facebook if you gave any of them a go. Easy Chicken Fajitas- This is one of our favourite dinners here in the Avonmore office. Fajitas are so versatile and  are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Click here Ham and Mushroom Tagliatelle – A tasty filling Italian favourite! A big hit with everyone. Click here Creamy Pesto Penne Chicken- This Chicken in a hurry pasta dish is easy to make and ideal for mid-week meals. Click here Baked Ham Carbonara- Because who doesn’t love Carbonara? Click here Cheesy Grilled Fish- Meat Free Monday recipe- This has to be one of the easiest and tastiest fish dishes in the world Keep Reading →

Bank Holiday Meals

July 27th, 2016

Having guests over this August Bank Holiday? If so, it’s time to get your thinking caps on and decide what bank holiday feast you are going to make this year! Here’s some inspiration for you: Dublin Bay Prawns with Lemon and Garlic Click here Bruschetta Click here Cheese and Tomato Macaroni with Ham Click here Nacho Crusted Chicken Dippers Click here Eton Mess Click here Summer Whipped Cream Knickerbocker Glory Click here Raspberry, Almond and White Chocolate Tart Click here Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter for recipe, news and competition updates.

Creating the Perfect Picnic!

July 4th, 2016

With the arrival of summer comes good weather (hopefully!) making it the perfect time of year to have a picnic with your friends and family. Whether it’s the beach, the park or simply your back garden we’ve got all the tips you need to have a wonderful day! Top tips for the Perfect Picnic Firstly, you’ll need a cooler bag or picnic basket. Fill your bag or basket with plates, cups, cutlery, tissues and bin bags. Next is the picnic blanket. This will ensure that you don’t ruin your summer wardrobe and you can sit comfortably on the ground. Don’t forget to pack enough juice/water to get you and your family through the day but make sure you don’t pack more than you can carry! The food you bring on a picnic can really make or break the day. When Keep Reading →

Top BBQ Tips

June 7th, 2016

Whether it is the smell of meat cooking or the excitement of making s’mores, BBQ’s are one of our favourite things about Summer! Need a little bit of help perfecting yours? Check out our top BBQ tips. Marinade your meat! To add extra flavour to your meat feast make sure to marinade you meat of choice for at least one hour before cooking. Try this delicious marinated Barbeque Lamb Culet. Make Skewers. Chicken , Vegetable or Fish Skewers are great for impressing your BBQ guests. Make your Own Burgers- There is nothing more satisfying than making your own burgers. Give this burger recipe a go. Think outside the BBQ- it’s easy to get caught up in the grilling and forget about the sides. Use our yummy Avonmore Sour Cream to make this delicious dip. Perfect with vegetables, chips or smothered Keep Reading →

Cottage Cheese Recipes

May 10th, 2016

Avonmore Cottage Cheese is a delicious snack that is high in protein and gluten free and it’s really versatile too. As well as being the Ideal topping for crackers and in sandwiches, Avonmore Cottage Cheese can be used in Smoothies, Dips, Pasta Sauce, Pesto , Cheesecakes, Homemade Ice-cream to name but a few! Here are some delicious recipes to get you started. This yummy baked potato topper is really filling – perfect as a side dish or on its own! For this recipe Click here Meat free Monday? These Stuffed Bell Peppers with Avonmore Cottage Cheese are really filling and tasty. For this recipe Click here Looking for a new side dish? Give this Stuffed Mushroom recipe a go! For this recipe Click here   Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter below for regular updates, new recipes, competitions and much more!  

Top Tips for creating elegant desserts from  Avonmore

May 3rd, 2016

  Tall glasses are a beautiful way of showing off a summer dessert.   Use a selection of footed glasses, both tall and short; wine glasses, martini / cocktail glasses, & short tumblers work well.    Eton Mess or Summer Berries look really elegant in a tall glass & is a stunning way to show fresh summer fruit topped with luxuriously thick Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream.   Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream is perfect for pouring straight over all of your favourite desserts. It’s extra thick texture adds the perfect finishing touch to a summer dessert, making desserts look & taste delicious.   White plates will make the colours of your dessert stand out. Add in additional colour through fruit garnishes, a sprig of mint or some raspberry coulis dots around the edge of the plate.   Alternatively colourful plates can Keep Reading →

Calling all Cream and Ice-cream lovers: Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream is back!

April 27th, 2016

Our Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream is back!  Inspired by sunshine and summertime fun, we’ve taken our delicious freshly whipped cream and added a delightful burst of vanilla to bring you the ultimate summer taste. With all the flavour of vanilla ice-cream and the luxurious velvety texture of cream, Avonmore Summer Whipped Cream is the perfect accompaniment to your favourite summer dessert. These Summer Whipped Cream recipes are simply divine and will keep the whole family happy this summer! Strawberry Swirl Meringues Click here Strawberry Shortcakes with Summer Whipped Cream  Click here Summer Berry Mille Feuille  Click here Summer Whipped Cream Knickerbocker Glory  Click here This limited edition product will only be available until the end of August, so grab it while you can.   Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter below for regular updates, new recipes, competitions and Keep Reading →

Great Irish Bake in Aid of Temple Street

April 15th, 2016

Here in the Avonmore Office we love to bake. Although we don’t need an excuse to get baking, this week we took part in the Great Irish Bake in Aid of Temple Street. The event was a great success and we raised a substantial amount of money for a very worthy cause. From rocky road to rainbow cake we had it all.  Check out some of the amazing cakes we made! To find out more about the Great Irish Bake click here . Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter below for regular updates, new recipes, competitions and much more!        

5 Cream Recipes

March 31st, 2016

Whether it’s starters, mains, sides or desserts, Avonmore will make your dishes even tastier.  Curried Parsnip Soup There is nothing more satisfying than a warm bowl of delicious soup. This strong flavoured root vegetable soup is ideal as a starter or mid-day snack. Our Avonmore Fresh Cream adds an exceptional richness to this yummy soup. Click here     Chicken Fajitas Let’s be honest the thought of cooking up a big meal can seem like a bit of a marathon after a long hard day so why not take the easy ( but still delicious!) option and make these Chicken Fajitas. Served with Avonmore Sour Cream this dinner is one of our favourite mid-week feasts. Click here     Creamy Mushroom Fennel Pea Stragnoff Are you a vegetarian or simply partial to the odd ‘Meat Free Monday’? This Creamy Mushroom Fennel Pea Stragnoff Keep Reading →

3 Eggsellent Easter Cakes

March 23rd, 2016

Easter is a great time to get egg-stremely creative in the kitchen and have cracking fun cooking up a storm with Avonmore Cream! Impress your guests this Easter with these yummy cakes. Triple Chocolate Easter Cake- There is no such thing as too much chocolate! Try this simple and delicious Triple Chocolate Cake. Delicious served with Avonmore Fresh Dessert Cream. Click here     Easter Bunny’s Carrot Cake- Carrot Cake counts as one of your 5 a day right? We don’t think so! This Carrot cake is the perfect after dinner treat to tuck into. Click here     Easter Egg Chocolate Tart- We are drooling over this Easter Egg Chocolate Tart. This tart is a chocolate lover’s delight so why not treat your guests to this delicious dessert this Easter. Click here     Don’t forget to sign up to Keep Reading →

Celebrate Easter with Avonmore

March 16th, 2016

  Celebrate Easter with Avonmore, the cream that makes Easter, by entering our competition to win a €250 One4All Voucher! Easter is a great time for family fun, and what better place to start than in the kitchen! Mixing, mashing, pouring and splashing – cooking and baking can be lots of fun, and even more when little hands help! Avonmore Cream range is an essential ingredient to have in your kitchen whether cooking a family dinner or baking Easter treats. Drizzle and dollop to create tasty dishes bursting with flavour! With the choice of Avonmore Fresh Cream, Cooking Cream and Whipped Cream to name a few, Avonmore  Cream truly is the cream that makes Easter To be in with a chance to win simply enter here.

Introducing New Caramel Whipped Cream

December 2nd, 2015

Introducing our New Limited Edition Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream. Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream is the newest addition to our cream range. We have taken our delicious freshly whipped cream and infused it with ‘Christmas Caramel’ to bring you a fabulous new festive flavour. It is the perfect accompaniment to all of your festive desserts this Christmas. Infused with caramel flavour, Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream is perfect over mince pies, puddings… or simply straight from the pot! A delicious, luxurious spoonful of Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream is also the perfect addition to festive hot drinks – the options are endless! Make sure to look out for Avonmore Caramel Whipped Cream amongst the wider Avonmore Cream range in your local supermarket, which includes other festive favourites, such as Brandy Cream and Baileys Cream. Avonmore – it’s the cream that makes Christmas! Check Keep Reading →

Introducing Our New Avonmore Premium Soup Range

October 7th, 2015

Is there anything more wholesome and comforting than a bowl of fresh soup? At Avonmore, we love to take the finest, freshest ingredients and transform them into deliciously satisfying soups full of nourishing goodness- and that is exactly what we did when making our New Avonmore Premium Soup Range. We’re introducing our exciting new range of great tasting soups, made using nature’s best ingredients from the No.1 Irish Fresh Soup brand. These soups are made in Kilkenny using unique recipes based on traditional favourites with a premium twist. They come in a microwaveable pot, which makes them ideal for lunchtime occasions! The Avonmore Premium Soup range includes the following delicious flavours:  Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetable Soup Select Vegetable with Italian Flat Leaf Parsley Soup Vine Tomato & Aged Italian Parmesan Soup. Slow Cooked Chicken & Vegetable Soup is a Keep Reading →

Winter Warmers with Avonmore Cooking Cream

September 16th, 2015

1. Chicken Sweetcorn and Green Chilli Chowder Click here     2. Cream of Butternut Soup Click here     3. Chicken and Broccoli Bake Click here      4. Neven Maguire’s Creamy Chicken Korma Click here     5. Cottage Pie Click here      

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