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 […]

Almond Milk Latte, for the bus stop

Almond Milk Latte, for the bus stop

This chilled bevy owns the summer of 2014, like Miley Cyrus owns twerking (but more tasteful I promise). Release your inner Gwynie by making your own almond milk from raw nuts like the shots below. Takes 90 seconds. Otherwise, look out for the award-winning range of Rude Health dairy-free milk.     We already know […]

Acai-Laced Truffles

Acai-Laced Truffles

Deep purple in colour, they may appear like a swollen egotistical blueberry at first glance, but in fairness acai berries weigh in twice as potent and five times as expensive. Ass-sigh-eee, dahlings, is the latest Brazilian bomb. This small Amazonian berry is so nutrient-dense that even Coca-Cola has started sniffing for its scent. Acai berries […]

how to cook polenta

how to cook polenta

Once in a while we flirt with polenta, like Colin Farrell with Elizabeth Taylor. It’s not serious, but it loiters on our hit list.     Polenta has the creaminess of mashed potato, with a pinch of unfamiliar excitement. That might be the yeast flakes talking, giving flavour-bombs to everything it touches. Potatoes will still […]