Chilled Mango & Egyptian Gibna

Chilled Mango & Egyptian Gibna

I am snooping around the city for my supply of Indian and Pakistani mangoes, like a crazed version of an only slightly less bonkers self. Every store I go to, they’re sold out. These chaps are the Imelda May of mangos – perfumed and honeyed with inimitable attitude. Intoxicating stuff. Generally, Pakistani and Indian mangos […]

New-dles … and a kickass harissa

New-dles … and a kickass harissa

Move over kale. Courgette is here with its own range of kitchen appliances. That’s right. Sales of spiralisers in Dublin are tailing sales of teapots. To the tea drinkers of Ireland, this might constitute a national threat. Spiralisers are those dinky kitchen gadgets that can twist and turn a courgette into glorious ribbons of vegetable […]

Gluten-free focaccia with rosemary and lemon

Gluten-free focaccia with rosemary and lemon

Rosemary ain’t just a pretty fragrance. Its medicinal properties – appreciated by herbalists and Granny Joan for hundreds of years – are now being confirmed by modern science. Yes, a daily round of Sudoku (or brushing your teeth with your left hand) helps to keep brain rust at bay. But so too might rosemary. This […]

New Video #WTF Kale

New Video #WTF Kale

Kale is a member of the cruciferous clan, which always scared me as a child given this was how Jesus died.  So why the excitement? Kale is an excellent source of folate (folic acid), often associated with great quality nookie. Looks like folate can regulate the production of histamine – a very important chemical released […]

Recipe for Coconut Milk Yoghurt

Recipe for Coconut Milk Yoghurt

Ever tasted CoYo? This brand of yoghurt has a cult following. If you are dairy-free, tasting it is almost like a religious experience. Creamy, thick, unctuous – it’s beyond Bach. Given the industrial quantities of CoYo I scarf, it was about time I made my own.       Almost a decade ago I was […]