Tag Archives | Recipe

11374355_1625146361108219_147485118_n

Spaghetti Carbonara

I’ve always liked carbonara. It’s one of those dishes that isn’t complicated, but is incredibly tasty. I guess it proves that you don’t need elaborate “fussy” recipes to get good, tasty food. It’s not a super lean or low calorie dish, but it’s good quality food and free of processed junk. And no, you don’t […]

Continue Reading 2
10784854_313414535527325_480044253_n

Cheese on Toast With Onion & Tomatoes

When I was growing up cheese on toast was a staple. However when I moved overseas in the early 1990s I stopped eating it. Why? Well two reasons really: Sliced bread is common in the UK and Ireland. It isn’t in France, Italy or Spain Most cookers in France, Italy and Spain don’t have grills […]

Continue Reading 3
Pasta_2006_5

Wanted: Pasta Recipes For One & OO Flour

As I mentioned yesterday, I now have a pasta machine. Yay! To make “proper” pasta you’re supposed to use OO flour, but from what I can gather it’s not readily available in most Irish supermarkets. If anyone knows of suppliers please let me know! In the interim I’ll probably use “strong flour” or another variant […]

Continue Reading 4
kale-sardine-pasta

Kale Pasta & Sardines

Kale is a wonderfully tasty addition to your cooking arsenal. Unfortunately it can be quite awkward to get, so I haven’t been able to use it in my cooking for the last couple of months. Fortunately I’ve been able to get a supply in the last week both from local corner shop and from Tesco. […]

Continue Reading 2
chopped fruit and vegetables

The Humble Avocado

Avocado is one of those fruits that I’ve never really known what to do with. I’ve eaten it over the years in many forms, but I’d never actually prepared anything using it. Since trying to “crank it up” a bit with the juices etc., I went off and bought a load of fruit and vegetables […]

Continue Reading 4
Fruit and vegetables chopped up for juicing

More Juice Experiments

This morning’s juice was yet another variation and experiment. I made a very tasty fresh juice from apples, cucumber, carrots and celery. I won’t post a recipe this time, as the quantities this morning were a bit “off”, as I was running much lower on carrots and cucumber than I’d have liked. An annoying reality […]

Continue Reading 3
chicken with olives and tomato

Chicken With Tomato And Olives

Chicken is not only tasty, it’s also one of those things that you often find on special offer in a lot of supermarkets. When I was a student in Limerick I used to pick buy it regularly and cook it in a number of different sauces. This recipe is inspired by one of those supplied […]

Continue Reading 7