St. Patrick’s Day

This Paddy’s Day I made Chocolate Guinness Cake, one of my favourite recipes from Nigella’s Chocolate Cake Hall of Fame. Every year around this time I see it posted all over the internet, and with good reason. It is a low risk recipe which makes it perfect for entertaining -the inclusion of Guinness in the recipe means…

Mix And Match Salads

  I recently subscribed for a weekly delivery from Green Earth Organics, a cool company based in Galway who grow organic fruit and vegetables. The quality is much better than what you find in supermarkets. It’s convenient, healthy, and you feel good about supporting a local, ethical business. But really, it’s all about the flavour. The produce from Green…

Lentil And New Potato Salad

Every week I make one or two ‘lunch items’ – things I make large amounts of in advance  so I always have something available for quick meals. I like to imagine my refrigerator is a deli counter! On Monday evening I made a big batch of this salad. I brought some to work with me…

Chicken Salad Sandwich

For Monday’s lunch I had one of my go-to sandwich fillings, chicken salad. It is a light yet filling option that leaves me satisfied for hours. I made it on Sunday evening, brought some of it to work in a tupperware and then put it in a toasted wholemeal baguette at lunchtime. Monday morning is…

Avocado Toast

Like many others I am crazy about avocados. They’re like sticks of butter that grow on trees! I know this is not that original but avocado on toast with a poached egg is one of my favourite meals.  I use whatever bread I have, today I used a dark Bavarian pumpernickel. Then I smash some…