Spiced Chocolate Mousse

Spiced Chocolate Mousse

  Bashing the seeds from a juicy pomegranate can be messy. Half the craic is redecorating your kitchen walls. You could always slice the pomegranate into quarters like the sensible Yotam Ottolenghi, and peel the rind under water in your kitchen sink. The undesirable white pith floats to the top and the ruby red seeds […]

Pomegranate Halva

Pomegranate Halva

  For more healthy treats during lent, watch my eager mug (and nervous fingers) on TV3’s Ireland AM every Tuesday morning, 8:30. Here’s a sample … Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Ready in: 4 hours (needs to freeze)     3 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil Up to 1/2 cup maple (raw […]

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Coconut flour is quite the diva. It’s the Gordon Ramsay of flours. You can’t substitute it with any other flour. Just try to, and your baked goodies will throw a hissy in the oven. This is because coconut flour demands alarming quantities of liquid in comparison to plain white flour. I’m prepared to put up […]

2nd Edition released this week

2nd Edition released this week

Hi folks! The 2nd print run of The Extra Virgin Kitchen has arrived, with a snazzy new “Best Selling” logo. I am immodestly giddy and gobsmacked that the first print run sold out in 4 weeks. Thank you for your crazy levels of support!   To celebrate, my publishers Gill & Macmillan are offering 20% […]

Cumin & Coconut Roasted Fennel

Cumin & Coconut Roasted Fennel

Fennel is rich in phytochemicals like anethole and other terpenoids. These snazzy compounds apparently help reduce cramps, gas, bloating and all manner of trouser trumpets. But wait! Fennel is also good for women! If you’re expecting or nursing a tiny tot, fennel provides protective folate and vitamin C. As a brew, it is said to […]