Caitríona Redmond worked in the property industry until she was made redundant the day she returned from maternity leave in 2009. This heralded a personal transformation from 'high-flying' PA to reluctant stay-at-home mother. As the prospects of finding another suitable job dried up, Caitríona turned to using the skills she had used in her job and those she had learned at her grandmother's and mother's kitchen tables to run the household on a tight food budget of €70 per week for a family of five. In this book Caitríona shares her tips, tricks and recipes with the reader to help them save money and feed their family well on a budget. All the recipes have been extensively tested on her friends and family! The book includes budgeting tips and menu plans which enable families to pick & mix from favourite meals, keep variety in their diet and make the most of the food that they cook.

Click here for a sample of a meal plan and meals from the book.

ISBN-13: 978-1781172025

Caitríona Redmond is originally from Malahide in North Dublin, but has lived in Balbriggan for over eleven years now with her husband and two small boys (aged two and five) and her fourteen year old step-daughter.

She runs the blog wholesome.irealnd and works on a freelance basis with Flogas Ireland editing their Flogastronomy food blog. She has a very popular podcast (receiving between 1,000 to 1,500 plays per day) and is a regular contributor to a number of radio shows.

Her blog is currently number 8 on  Foodies100 ranking (as of March 2014).

She was Irish PA of the year in 2008. 

Click here to follow Caitríona on twitter or here for facebook. 


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Our Minister for Health, James Reilly, should ensure that every HSE department and secondary school in Ireland has a copy of Wholesome

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Suited to a teenager or student who finds themselves living on their own and on a budget for the first time.

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