Filming in NYC

Filming in NYC

New York’s cadence makes me dizzy with awe. If you do one thing online today, check out Food52. It is the culinary mecca of NYC (and I got to canter around it’s kitchens like a caffeinated Muppet). Their online store is unrivaled in brilliance. Scroll down to “All Videos” (click here) for my goofy big […]

Cauli Toasts

Cauli Toasts

“Does the smell of bacon make you want it?” “Don’t plants feel too?” “Wasn’t Hitler a vegan?” … just some of the delightfully irritating questions vegans shake off on a daily basis. “What can you eat?” carnivores ask, pupils morphing into one of those tiny kaleidoscopic wheels on a Mac before it crashes. Food, dudes. […]

Vegan Plant-Powered Waffles

Vegan Plant-Powered Waffles

Be good to your body. You’re the one who has to live in it. Convenience foods aren’t designed to keep you alive in the long term. We now know these products make you fat and ill. Erm, what’s convenient about that? As Bill Murray observed, whoever snuck the ‘s’ into fast food is a clever […]

Christmas 2016 – taking the hell out of healthy

Christmas 2016 – taking the hell out of healthy

I love Christmas. No matter how many relatives I trap, or number of Brussels sprouts I fit into them, my family are always so patient and biddable. If I was a cynical person, I might think they’ve been sponsored by Grey Goose. Or Colombia. No. I love Christmas. And Christmas loves me. I say pah! […]

Umami Grenade – nori paste

Umami Grenade – nori paste

Ocean vegetables are the Biggest Thing since Ron Burgundy’s sideburns. Calling them ocean veg is, of course, diplomatic speak for seaweed. We Irish seem to think seaweed is only useful for deflecting annoying children on the beach. In fact, seaweed is full of anti-aging love bombs and disease-fighting lignans. But you already knew that, right? […]