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…

The ultimate Surf & Turf barbecue platter

The ultimate Surf & Turf barbecue platter

Yep. I have completely lost the plot; I went and did a barbecue in the pouring rain in January in Ireland! It was for a good cause though, as its Australia Day this weekend and I got invited by Yellow Tail Ireland to create a barbecue recipe for the occasion. I wanted the recipe to be an absolute feast, so I went to create the ultimate surf & turf platter:…

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…

Garlic Crostini with Spiced Lamb and Avocado, Grilled Vine Tomato and Mozzarella

Garlic Crostini with Spiced Lamb and Avocado, Grilled Vine Tomato and Mozzarella

This is a sponsored post to help promote the European #LambTryItLoveIt campaign in conjunction with Bord Bia to highlight the benefits of cooking with European lamb. For more recipe inspiration, follow @TryLamb on Facebook and Instagram. All opinions, photos and the recipe itself are my own though. Here we go, my second recipe for the Lamb, Try It, Love It campaign! I previously made lamb meatballs with flavoured rice but…

Rib eye steak spinach salad with green herb sauce, colourful tomatoes, mango, red onion, chilli, radish and grilled corn on the cob

Rib eye steak spinach salad with green herb sauce, colourful tomatoes, mango, red onion, chili, radish and grilled corn on the cob

I've said it many times before but one of the things I love most about the Irish food scene is the quality of Irish meat: you simply can not beat it! When it comes to Irish beef, I recently had the pleasure of working with Certified Irish Hereford Prime for bestofbeef.com, a platform provided by Irish Hereford Prime to promote their certified product to the international food community. Updated throughout…