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Popcorn Chicken with Lime and Mint Mayo

Here is a brilliant gluten free snack or lunch that’s great to share and the kids will love it. The main batter ingredient is polenta, which is sometimes known as cornmeal. It’s used a great deal in the Mediterranean, and in the states where it’s known as grits. I have found it in larger supermarkets […]

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Fish fingers

Fish fingers are one of the things that kids go crazy for – they are a dead cert winner evey time. Whether it’s with mash or chips, beans or peas (ketchup is obligatory), if I’m serving them up, I know there will be clean plates left. Making your own is easy. You know exactly what’s […]

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Avocado, tomato and basil salad

This is so quick, easy and makes a delicious summers day lunch. I was very lucky enough to get hold of some broad bean leaves at the market in Skibbereen at the weekend, which have a superb flavour but are very hard to come by. This would work just as well with rocket, or a baby […]

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Tomato and Aubergine Bake

This is a lovely summer supper for one or two people. It started as a last-day-before-the-grocery-shop dish, but now I do it regularly, sometimes with a simple tomato sauce on the side, sometimes just as it is. It also works well as a side dish.

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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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Japanese Style Tempeh with Noodles and Cheats Kimchi

This dish is not only a feast for the eyes, it’s delicious, combining the deeply savoury tempeh and zing of pickled red cabbage. It’s also clean, really healthy and vegan. Tempeh is a fermented soya product that uses the whole soybean, unlike tofu. As it uses the whole bean it has a higher protein and […]

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Shakshuka

This is my take on a warming North African Dish my family love as breakfast or brunch on a lazy Sunday. I have three girls under 6 and they all loved it. The high protein content of the eggs and metabolism boosting potential of the chilli really kick starts the day. The vitamin C from […]

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