Month: October 2018

Tomato Mozzarella Vegetable Bake

Tomato Mozzarella Vegetable Bake

Tomato mozzarella vegetable bake is one of my oldest and favourite recipes, it’s my go-to comfort food when it’s rainy and dark outside or I’m feeling a bit rubbish. A rich tomato wine garlicky sauce coating tender courgette pieces, chickpeas and melted mozzarella, it’s to […]

Mandarin Sheet Cake

Mandarin Sheet Cake

  I am SHOCKINGLY bad at eating fruit. I buy it for my kids really, and make half-hearted attempts to persuade them to eat it. I do like melon, fruits of the forest, pomegranate, mango and jackfruit. Apples are OK. But if I was starving […]

Quick Low-Calorie Spicy Indian Tomato Soup

Quick Low-Calorie Spicy Indian Tomato Soup

When I arrived in India, I was eight months pregnant and suffering badly from a pregnancy related aversion to garlic and onions. Not only could I not tolerate them in my food, I couldn’t even bear to be around people who had eaten them and […]

Vegan sushi: Crunchy Onion Avocado & Teriyaki Tofu

Vegan sushi: Crunchy Onion Avocado & Teriyaki Tofu

I love sushi but I normally don’t love sushi restaurants. There, I said it. Boo to the majority of sushi restaurants. As a vegetarian who is allergic to eggs, in Spain my choices tend to be quite limited, and there is only so much cucumber […]

Barmbrack

Barmbrack

Ah barmbrack, what memories you bring! As a child in Ireland, I always knew Halloween was near (or that there had been a really good sale on barmbrack), when slices of buttered barmbrack appeared alongside your cup of tea when visiting family. We normally shorten […]

Spicy Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)

Spicy Greek Feta Dip (Tirokafteri)

I adore Greek food. When I lived in Valencia, one of my work colleagues lived quite close to me and we were good friends. Her husband worked in a Greek restaurant, and one weekend they invited me to lunch there with them. This was back […]

Roasted Pear Pepper & Tomato Soup

Roasted Pear Pepper & Tomato Soup

This soup is the absolute business. Thick and warming with complex smoky flavours, it just begs to be paired with a good crusty bread for dipping. It’s not the quickest recipe, as you need to roast the main ingredients, but it’s so worth it. It […]

Cauliflower Pakora

Cauliflower Pakora

Tasty cauliflower pakoras, inspired by the one pakora which is widely available and I’m sure that everyone is familiar with: the onion pakora, or onion bhaji as it’s also known. Growing up, whenever I was lucky enough to get to an Indian restaurant or get […]

Middle-Eastern Inspired Aubergine Dip

Middle-Eastern Inspired Aubergine Dip

I love aubergines, especially smoky aubergines. My husband is also a massive fan of them, yet we rarely have them in my house, despite the fact that we love aubergine dip. Nowadays I never need to salt the fresh aubergines I buy, as some miracle […]

Simple Stovetop Socca (or Farinata)

Simple Stovetop Socca (or Farinata)

Socca is good but football is better.   Sorry.   Worst joke of all time. Seriously, sometimes I shouldn’t be allowed near a keyboard. But bad jokes aside, socca really IS the best. Savoury fragrant wedges of flatbread smothered in hummus, aubergine dip or tirokafteri….It […]

Luscious Lentil Bolognese

Luscious Lentil Bolognese

Growing up, there were seven of us in the house, five kids. So I totally understand my mum when she tried and put in some sort of rotation menu, to get cooking and weekly spends under control. I mean, she wasn’t a short order cook […]

Irish Soda Bread (Vegan!)

Irish Soda Bread (Vegan!)

Soda bread and I have quite a history. It’s definitely the tastiest Irish bread, when it’s REAL Irish soda bread. And by that I mean not sweet and no raisins please! This crusty thick vegan soda bread definitely hits the spot when I’m hankering for […]