Dairy-free and gluten-free vanilla rice pudding

Dairy-free and gluten-free vanilla rice pudding

I'm baaaaack! I've been away for nearly 4 weeks as I travelled to New Zealand to attend my friends' wedding, and I stopped for a quick family visit in Belgium on my (long.. oh so long) way back. As I'm slowly but surely getting back into my normal rhythm (and time zone) I'm finally beginning to feel like myself again. Now that my energy levels are back up again I'm…

Chicory & ham pie

Chicory & ham pie

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I'm on a mission to get Belgian/Dutch chicory put on the food map in Ireland, as it's one of my favourite vegetables from back home. Ever since I moved away from Cork city I haven't been able to find my chicory anymore, as the English market was the only place I had found that was selling these so I…

Gluten-free & dairy-free buckwheat cocoa pancakes

Gluten-free & dairy-free buckwheat cocoa pancakes

We are only 2 days away from Pancake Tuesday (or Shrove Tuesday)! Last year I took on the challenge to raise money for mental awareness Ireland by baking over a hundred pancakes for my colleagues at work and I of course also wrote up a recipe for my thin pancakes or crêpes. I wanted to do something different this year and created a recipe for gluten-free, dairy free buckwheat…

Pépé Charles’ Tomato soup with vermicelli and homemade meatballs

Pépé Charles' Tomato soup with vermicelli and homemade meatballs

I don't think there's any recipe I've made so far that's as near and dear to my heart as this one is as it's my late grandfather's pépé Charles' soup recipe. Whenever we would go up to him on a Sunday, he'd always have this soup ready for us and the whole house would smell of the soup whenever you walked through the door. When I was about 12 years…

Dates, dark chocolate & walnut pastries

Dates, dark chocolate & walnut pastries

I can’t tell you all how happy I am to be back in my kitchen, after having been floored by the flu for nearly 3 weeks! I’ve been watching a lot of cooking shows these last few weeks, writing down a lot of recipes that I found inspiring, and one of those is Imqaret, which I saw on My Kitchen Rules Australia (2016 I think). The recipe was made by…

Marinated & Braised pulled lamb tacos with pickled red onion and a tomato – chilli sauce

Marinated & Braised pulled lamb taco's with pickled red onion and a tomato - chili sauce

A couple of months ago I discovered Blanco Niño, authentic tortillas made in Clonmel, Tipperary. I used the tortillas in my Mexican dinners ever since, but last weekend I decided to make a brand new Mexican inspired dinner, with overnight marinated lamb legs that I then braised in the oven for a few hours. Needless to say this recipe takes a long time to cook, so it’s for those of…