December Salads

Salads of the week! This Sunday I spent some time making hearty salads. I can’t sleep if I don’t know what I’m bringing to work for lunch the next day so meal prep is crucial for me! For the past two weeks Green Earth Organics have sent me a pomegranate in my weekly delivery. Pomegranates have…

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…

Moroccan Carrot Salad

I first tried Moroccan carrot salad one day many years ago during a summer in Spain when I got lunch on Las Ramblas in Barcelona. As soon as I got home to Dublin I reinvented it and have been making it regularly ever since.  I no longer follow a recipe so I’m sure this is not…

Asian Market Haul / Meat Free Monday

One of the upsides of going to work is that I pass the Asian Supermarket on my way home everyday. Walking up and down the aisles reminds me of when I lived in Vietnam and gives me lots of cooking ideas! Today, as usual, I found some great products at excellent prices. I bought a…

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…

Aubergine Stew

For today’s dinner I freestyled an aubergine stew/very thick pasta sauce. I had planned on making a middle-eastern flavoured dish but when I realised I was missing quite a few ingredients I improvised this instead. It won’t win any photo contests but it was delicious and healthy. I ate it with some gnocchi and have…

Vegan Green Curry

For dinner tonight I made a quick and easy curry. It was definitely not authentic, I just went for the vegetables that appealed to me and gave a nice balance of colours and textures. I used : 4 minced cloves of garlic 1 thumb sized piece of ginger, minced 2 finely chopped red onions 4…