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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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Yummy Veggie Soup (Gluten Free)

You can make this soup in a few minutes, it also freezes great so make it in bulk and freeze in portions for when needed in a school lunch. It contains no gluten, salt, butter or oil so is basically puree veggies with a little cream added to help bind it all together. I list […]

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Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Soup (gf)

You can make this in minutes and cook it in a pot or your slow cooker. I include methods for each below. I also included 2 ways to cook the smoked rashers, one gives more flavour but is more time consuming and costs more to make due to the use of your oven. It is […]

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Thai Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum soup is a sour spicy Thai soup that is full of healthy ingredients and low in fat. It is fairly easy to make though does call for a lot of ingredients. I think it is well worth it as this is one of my favourite Thai dishes to make. Leave the chilli out if […]

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Chicken Pakora – Gluten free

This is one for those of you who are on a gluten free diet. It uses Gram Flour instead of plain flour. Gram Flour is made from Chickpeas and can be found in some supermarkets, health food stores and Asian stores. It makes a wonderful starter to any meal but works especially well if planning […]

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Thai Fish Cakes

These low fat fish cakes are so healthy and amazingly tasty. You will throw them together in a few minutes and can use any white fish. You don’t even have to make a dip as you can use sweet chilli sauce or so what I did (though they won’t be as low fat) and throw […]

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Onion Bhajis (gluten free)

These are so expensive from Indian restaurants and takeaways. I never understood why cause in fairness it’s an onion in a few spices and some gram flour and cost so little to make. You will easily make them at home yourself for less than €1. They are really quick to make too which is great. […]

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Spicy, Sticky & Crispy Chicken Wings

Everyone loves chicken wings, the only problem is the cost so much from supermarkets and even more from a restaurant or take away. Follow my recipe and make your own at home and not only will you save a fortune they are far better than you will get anywhere. I boil then bake them which […]

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Breaded Garlic Mushrooms

A lot of people have asked me to make this dish since I started my site. It can be found on menus up and down the country though you would never find them on one of mine as I am not a big fan. However, being a chef isn’t about cooking to my own personal […]

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