Chia Fishcakes & CoYo

Chia Fishcakes & CoYo

Spuds are back. Kale is too 2012. Turnip is yet to find a patron. And purple sprouting broccoli is in rehab. The potato is our national superfood, buzzing with goodness. All the girlie sounding spuds are delicious in salads – Desiree, Charlotte, Annabelle, Orla, Emma and Violetta. Think creamy interior, perfectly suited to steaming (what […]

Black Polenta Fingers, for the lunchbox

Black Polenta Fingers, for the lunchbox

Sanctified as the Father of Superfoods, spinach enjoys immense popularity among medical and scientific communities. The toddler community aren’t much convinced, but that’s about to change.       For a concentrated blast of goodness in your diet, this Green Leafy is hard to beat.  Replete with vitamins C and E, spinach offers protection against […]

An Index to Ocean Veg (erm, seaweed)

An Index to Ocean Veg (erm, seaweed)

Seaweed is the next Big Thing. Not sideburns, as Ron Burgundy predicted. Our dear Oprah is already a massive fan of these ocean vegetables. We Irish seem to think it’s only useful for deflecting annoying children on the beach. In fact, seaweed is full of anti-aging nutrients and disease-fighting lignans. Check this out! Sea veggie’s […]

Millet Mash

Millet Mash

Ever tried it? Millet is the sort of food the Smurfs might eat – full of bounce and sufficiently mythical. Think creamy couscous meets blank canvas. It loves a spice with muscle, and is garlic’s most faithful mistress.     This grain is best known for its nutritional chops, and not for its timid taste. […]

Oven-Roasted Chickpeas with Caramelised Banana and Cavolo Nero

Oven-Roasted Chickpeas with Caramelised Banana and Cavolo Nero

Cavolo Nero is the George Clooney of cabbages – tall, svelte and suave. Its short and pudgy cousin goes into hibernation from July to October when the cavolo reigns. Health divas have already dubbed this Dark Green Leafy as Tuscan kale, with its Italian sophistication and unlikely elegance. The cavolo may have already slammed curly […]

Fresh Burrata with Peaches, Basil and Black Pepper

Fresh Burrata with Peaches, Basil and Black Pepper

Burrata sounds like the bastard child of a Mexican tortilla and a Korean fungus, which couldn’t be further from the truth. This artisan cheese is, excusez-moi, a beefed-up cousin of buffalo mozzarella. Cheese is rarely on my radar, but this burrata lark is rather special. It was born out of good Catholic frugality in Puglia […]

Popsicles for Little Ones

Popsicles for Little Ones

With one flicker of the sun, my little thugs will feign heatstroke and demand clinical amounts of ice pops. You need to up your game hanging around toddlers. I’m guessing you already know I derive unusual amounts of satisfaction from sneaking vitamins into my gosling’s food. Soaked goji berries in Bolognese, pureed avocado with pasta, […]

Banana Toffee Ice Cream

Banana Toffee Ice Cream

Eating good food sends my hormones into party mode. It’s a sensory pleasure, just like listening to African drums or soaking up a swatch of unexpected sunshine. So here’s my favourite ice cream recipe to feed your cells as well as your soul.   When you’re looking for sweeteners, untreated honey gets my vote. Raw […]

Soft Goat’s Cheese Salad with Cherries & Toasted Tamari Seeds

Soft Goat’s Cheese Salad with Cherries & Toasted Tamari Seeds

Have you a low tolerance to dairy? You needn’t quarantine it from your diet entirely, or tell every waiter in Ireland about it. Give goat’s cheese a go. The fat globules in goat’s milk appear to be smaller than cow’s milk, making it easier to digest. There’s also less lactose in goat’s milk – not […]

Strawberry Gazpacho

Strawberry Gazpacho

We already know the devious effects of chilli on our body – stinging lips, raised temperature and a torrent of happy endorphins. Combine this with the sweet juiciness of strawberries, and we’ve got ourselves a situation. No need for a caffeine fix today. This gazpacho will blow open your senses. Lately I’ve been consumed by […]