Vegetables

VEGETABLES aren’t just nutritious, they’re delicious when they’re cooked correctly. So whether it’s a fantastic vegetarian main course or a tasty bit on the side you’re looking for, you’re sure to find your new favourite veggie dishes below. 

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Thai Mango Salsa

This quick and simple salsa goes great with a curry, thai prawn crackers or as a side to my Thai Coconut Chilli Prawns. You will throw it together in a few minutes. It is really refreshing, sweet with a nice salty heat kick at the end.

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Spicy Turkey & Vegetable stew

Turkey mince is something that’s easy to find in supermarkets and it’s pretty cheap to buy. It’s also a really lean meat so it’s great for anyone who, like me, tries to eat healthily most of the time. This dish is jam packed with vegetables and proteins from the chickpeas and beans. I have this […]

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Asparagus Soup with Parmesan, Pepper and Garlic Croutons

Make this wonderful soup in minutes and really impress your friends and family. The croutons are very easy to make, I included step by step instructions with pictures in the method to make it really easy for you to make your own at home. Supermarkets often have Asparagus on offer so make sure to shop […]

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Chicken, Smoked Bacon & Mushroom Lasagna

Most of us know traditional lasagna made with minced beef or a vegetarian version. Chicken lasagna is a new one to me as I am sure it is to many of you. I had to cook for a friend who doesn’t eat red meat so I got creative and came up with this new recipe. […]

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Crispy Sweet Potato Wedges

How do you get sweet potato fries or wedges crispy? This is a question I get asked a lot, I learnt to do it in work so had no idea so many struggled to make them crispy. The secret is to add the salt and hour before so it helps drain moisture from the sweet […]

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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 […]

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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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Wild Mushroom Risotto

A student of mine made this in a cookery lesson recently. It is a difficult thing to get just right but with my recipe, a little patience and some good ingredients you will end up with a restaurant quality risotto in minutes and for only a few euro. Feel free to change it by adding […]

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Asparagus & Goats Cheese Puff Pastry Slice

This recipe will be very easy for mid level cooks and offer a couple of challenges for those less accomplished in the kitchen. It may look a little daunting but trust me, if you take your time and follow the recipe you will fly through it and end up with a lovely dish to serve […]

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Pappardelle with Mushrooms, Basil & Chilli

This quick vegetarian dish is so tasty and uses creme fraiche instead cream so it is that bit lower in fat and so better for you and your family. It is important that you saute the mushrooms enough to release the flavours which will make the dish extremely tasty. You can also add finely diced […]

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Tagliatelle, Shaved Asparagus and Poached Egg

This simple dish is very easy and quick to make and makes a great lunch. It isn’t at all heavy, in fact it makes a refreshing, tasty meal. I used fresh egg pasta, you can use dried but try to get a good quality one if you do. Due to there being no sauce in […]

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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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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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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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Curried Parsnip Soup (Gluten Free)

I made this for lunch recently and everyone loved it even my friends kids. It is an unusual soup that is well worth making esp as it is really quick and cheap to make, it took me 20 minutes from start to finish and cost less than €4 for 2 litres. You can use a spicy […]

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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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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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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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Minestrone Soup

This soup is perfect anytime of the year. It is refreshing in the summer months and warming on a cold winters day. Most kids love is as it is like a pasta dish so most don’t even notice all the healthy veggies. You can change the veggies to your families favourites if you prefer. Add […]

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Thai Fried Rice

Quick and simple which is what so many of us need on busy days. This doesn’t mean it compromises on flavour as this is a robust dish full of lovely Thai flavours. It’s a great way to get healthy veggies into your families diet. Feel free to change them to one’s they like. Make sure […]

Cailiflower and Sweet Potato Cakes

Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Cakes

So here it is, my very first recipe on BiaMaith.ie. I am not a chef but as a mum of three very young kids and a hungry husband, I often feel like I spend half my life wondering what to make for dinner. This week cauliflower & sweet potatoes were on offer in one of the […]

Leek and Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

It is lashing rain outside as I write this, not to mention it being very cold. So what better recipe to post that this delicious easy to make soup recipe that will go down a treat on a cold and wet day like this. Leek and potato is one of the easiest soups to make […]

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Bombay Aloo

This simple Indian side dish can also be served as a main course when you add cauliflower and peppers to make it a bit more substantial. It is the perfect side dish to any curry especially if making a meal for friends where you are making a couple of different curries.

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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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Mushroom and Onion Puff Pastry Slice

This is a really simple, delicious vegetarian dish that delivers on flavour. The mushrooms, onions and Marsala wine pack a real hearty punch and I guarantee both vegetarians and non-vegetarians will enjoy it. Serve with some steamed spuds or mash and briefly blanched kale. If you want something a bit quicker, I highly recommend the […]

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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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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 […]

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower cheese is one of my favourite side dishes and one I make every time I make a roast dinner. One day I was thinking about soup recipes and came up with this. I am glad I did as it is so tasty and of course, like all my recipes, it is very easy and […]

ChickPea and Burger Recipe

Chickpea & Veggie Burgers

So, many of you have asked me to share this recipe with you. First off, I’d like to clarify that I’m not a chef by any stretch of the imagination, but I do love cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. I love trying new things and creating healthy meals (and not so healthy ones!) for […]

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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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Sweet Vegetable Soup

  As always, I generally don’t bother making soup unless I think there’s a chance the kids will eat it. That, unfortunately, means nothing like lentils or barley and not a lump or bump in sight. So I always try to come up with a combo of flavours they’ll enjoy while at the same time […]

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Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Roast chicken and Broccoli in a rich cheese sauce with your favourite pasta, this is sure to appeal to the majority of families, especially children. It’s fairly easy to make though does have a few elements that will take time. Believe me, its well worth the effort. If roasting a chicken for this dish then […]

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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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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. […]

Caprese salad

Caprese Salad

Check out these great salads that featured in July’s edition of BiaMaith Magazine. They will add variety to your diet which will help keep us on the right track towards those weight loss goals. Now, I am not claiming to be a nutrition expert. Someone who is big into this healthy living would probably know […]

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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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