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Introducing BiaVenturous

Hello everyone, today I’m introducing my new food and travel blog BiaVenturous.

BiaVenturous means foodie adventures!

The name BiaVenturous is inspired by the popular hashtag on Instagram, #foodventures. Bia (pronounced bee-ahis Irish for food and we love our little food adventures.

BiaVenturous is a food and travel blog with an emphasis on food while travelling.
I will be sharing dining experiences, nightlife, travel diaries, food diaries, reviews, recommendations and tips for visiting and dining on your travels.

I’m kind of soft launching the blog today with one restaurant review but I’ll have loads more content soon and expanding the blog with Instagram and YouTube pages in the near future.

I’ll be visiting lots of places around Ireland (and the rest of the world though not as frequently) especially Cork. Cork is a great place to visit if you love food. We have the wonderful English Market as well as some fantastic restaurants and bars. It’s known as the Food Capital of Ireland for a reason!

The blog will be mainly focused on vegetarian food though not exclusively because my husband is a complete carnivore so there will be a bit of variety in the dining experiences.

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How to Make Lazy Apple Crumble


  • 4 Cooking Apples
  • 1 – 2 tbsp Water
  • 50gr Sugar
  • 2 -4 Digestive Biscuits
  • Caramel Ice Cream (How to Make Ice Cream)

Can barely really call this a crumble but I’m doing it anyway! I used digestive biscuits that I just crumbled up and sprinkled on top and I made the caramel ice cream following my usual ice cream recipe and adding a few spoons of caramel to the mix and folding it in before freezing.

You could use eating apples instead of cooking apples but they will retain their shape when cooked and not become mushy.

how to make Lazy Apple Crumble recipe youtube tutorial elaine howlin

Mushroom & Cashew Risotto – Wine Free!


  • 190gr Arborio rice
  • 7 mushrooms
  • Half an onion
  • One clove garlic
  • 700ml/800ml veg stock
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp miso paste
  • Handful Chopped Cashews
  • Optional Parmesan cheese
  • Optional juice of a quarter lemon

How To Make Ice-Cream | No Churn, Quick, Simple

This ice-cream is so easy to make. You don’t need to churn it, you don’t need a machine and there are only 3 ingredients.


  • 400ml cream
  • 397gr tin of condensed milk (or 400ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional flavouring of choice

summer ice-cream picnic with book

Let me know if you try out this recipe or if you have another way you like to make ice-cream below.