Roasted Walnut and Sage Pesto

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I recently collected what I can only assume will be my last glut of sage from the garden. I was slightly overwhelmd by the amount that I harvested and set about thinking what I could do with it (besides drying it for future use) that would make good use of its super tasty qualities. That [...]

Chocho and Pomegranate Salad

  I didn’t really want to admit it…in fact I shouldn’t have to as it never really happened but it seems as though the end of the summer is here.  If you like me live in the UK you will be fully aware of the very sorry excuse for a summer we have experienced this [...]

Caribbean Carrot Punch

After a recent discovery of a few bags of forgotten carrots in the fridge, memories of my nan and her Carrot Punch recipe came back to me. I thought I would reinterpret her original version with a healthier lighter option and create something that would suit most dietary requirements. Enjoy! Enjoy this? You might also [...]

Protein Rich Hot Chocolate

What happened to the sunshine? What happened to the short wearing t-shirt loving heat? It seems to me that this might end up being one of the most unpredictable summers in a very long time so this little recipe can give you a bit of a boost on those slightly duller days.  It is a [...]

Fennel, Mint and Tomato Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

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Today we had a glimmer of summer, so I promptly went into garden to see what greenery there was to munch and also what I could rescue from the fridge in a bid to extend the summer feeling.  When faced with a bulb of fennel, a bunch of mint, some baby plum tomatoes and random [...]

Garden Greens with Tamari, Ginger & Lime

Garden Greens with Tamari

  So, I finally made it out into the garden in between the showers of rain and to my surprise there was a fair few greens ready for the taking…ok so some of them had bolted but I thought the flowers were pretty and made a nice feature on the windowsill.  A quick turn in [...]

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Sometime life gets a bit hectic.  Sometimes you need to keep things really simple.  Sometimes you want something quick and tasty and sometimes believe it or not the humble cauliflower can fulfill all of these wants and desires. Enjoy!   Roasted Curried Cauliflower Serves 2 if using as a main or 3 to 4 as [...]

Warm Griddled Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

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What a week!  In fact I should say what a few weeks.  A lost camera lead, general technology meltdown, a virus and a lost recipe notepad….wowzers.  Thank goodness today’s recipe is straight forward in both the ingredients and method.  Such a chirpy little salad with its bold hits of flavour made me yearn for the [...]

Irish Moss Mornings

Irish Moss & Cashew Smoothie

I don’t know about you, but I am in need of some serious va va vroom during these winter mornings.  It takes a while for my cogs to start turning particularly on those gloomy grey days.  Having recently had a conversation with a very good friend of mine about health and wellbeing. He mentioned Irish [...]

It’s All Going Butter Bean Crazy!

Roasted Garlic, Red Onion and Butter Bean Soup

Ok, so it is another butter bean recipe.  What can I say?  I like ‘em. I ordered some with my veg box, I hadn’t used them until now and I am coming to terms with just how versatile the humble butter bean can be.  Maybe I have just overlooked this over-sized legume in favour of [...]