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Four Cheese Garlic Potatoes

This is a special occasion side dish that will impress the hell our of your friends and family if they are visiting. I wouldn’t recommending eating them every week but every once in a while they really do make a meal that bit extra special and memorable. You don’t have to use all 4 cheese, […]

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Roasted Vegetables & Giant Couscous Salad

Giant couscous comes from Israel and became popular in the 1950s when there was a shortage of rice. You’ll find it in some supermarkets and health food stores, if you can’t find it use regular couscous instead which can be found in any supermarket. Follow the instructions on the packet then follow the recipe from […]

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Pork Kebab & Apple Infused Salad

These pork kebabs are very lean and tender. The spice goes so well with the cool crisp salad. You can change the pork to chicken if you prefer. Or use grilled vegetables if you want to go vegetarian.

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Poached Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

Anyone who knows me knows I’m cheese mad. I love all kinds, especially the amazing selection we have here in Ireland. Cashel Blue is one of my favourite blue cheeses. The combination of flavours here match so well they have to be tried to be believed. This will make a fantastic snack with a good […]

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Prawn Cocktail

Prawn cocktail is another classic salad that is really easy to throw together. It’s one you don’t see so often anymore which is such a shame as when made properly it is a great salad or starter. You can use the really small prawns which are called Boston prawns or a bigger prawn like a […]

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Chinese Salad & BBQ Pork Belly

Out of all the salads I made for this website over the past couple of weeks this was everyone’s favourite. In fact, some said it was the best dish I have ever made for them. I tend to agree, it’s delicious. It takes a bit of effort and time but it’s well worth it. Change […]

Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Smoked Bacon

Brussel sprouts are one of those things we all associate with Christmas but they are great anytime of the year. Love them or hate them, chances are you will see them on the table over the festive season. The thing is, if you give this little vegetable some love and attention when cooking it, you […]

Carrots and Parsnips

Honey Roasted Carrots & Parsnip

These are perfect with a roast of any description, especially a Sunday roast. They can be prepared the night before then finished in the oven when your roast is almost done.

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Cauliflower Cheese

I love this dish and believe it or not I actually prefer it with frozen cauliflower. Use fresh or frozen and I bet you love it either way. I experiment with different cheese from time to time. A strong Brie is great, blue cheese not good at all and smoked cheese is fantastic in it. […]

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Honey Roast Duck Sweet Soy & Chilli Dressing

THIS is one of my signature dishes. I have included an easy option if you don’t want to make your own sauce like I did. You can make it a whole lot easier on yourself if just you use sweet chilli from a bottle but it isn’t half as nice. If you decide to go this […]

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