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winter vegetable soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

This is a really child friendly recipe – my three kids always love when I make it. It’s cheap, quick and easy – the only equipment you need is a stick blender or jug blender to make it nice and smooth. I make a few different combinations of vegetable soup but this is one I […]

Asparagus

Asparagus with Hollandaise

This is a simply delightful way to eat asparagus on a summers afternoon with a glass of white wine. Try it with some good quality cured ham and some sharp, salty cheese such as Parmesan, pecorino or a mature cheddar. Hollandaise sauce is a great one to master. It will impress everyone when you can […]

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Broccoli & Blue Cheese Soup

I am a massive fan of blue cheese especially Cashel Blue which is made here in Ireland using cow’s milk or their sheep’s milk version called Crozier blue. My favourite English version is Shropshire blue which is yellow in colour with blue veins running through it. This soup is fairly straight forward to make and […]

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Prawn Toast

Prawn toast is one of those things I love but wouldn’t eat from most Chinese restaurants. Once you try my homemade ones, you will see exactly why and feel the very same yourself. There really is no comparison between homemade and the ones from a Chinese which are either bought in frozen then deep fried […]

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Mussel, Smoked Bacon and Potato Chowder

Mussels are one of my favourite things to cook. As far as seafood goes, they’re so reasonably priced and they’re ready in literally minutes. Irish mussels are juicy and plump and are so fresh and delicious you can simply steam them and let the favour speak for itself. Or if you’re looking to create a truly impressive, restaurant […]

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Chinese BBQ Pork Belly Ribs

These are the most popular dish I have ever served on any menu. They take some time to make, but this is what slow cookers are for. When done right they will be crispy and melt in the mouth delicious on the inside. I served mine with fried rice. To make this simple cook the […]

Yuk Sung Recipe

Chinese Yuk Sung Recipe

If you are on a health kick or a diet then Yuk Sung is the dish for you, it is extremely quick to make and very healthy.  Of course it also tastes great. I choose to make it with turkey mince as it was on offer but you can choose minced chicken, prawns or pork […]

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Crispy Peking Duck with Pancakes and Hoi Sin

I, like so many others, love this dish, the only problem is its so expensive from chinese restaurants and take aways and the supermarket versions I have tried are terrible. Most Chinese take aways buy theirs from the Asian stores which is ok but nothing as nice as making your own. If you don’t want […]

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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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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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