Tomato & Chilli Jam

Tomato & Chilli Jam

If you are lucky enough to have a glut of tomatoes this is a great way to use them up. It keeps for ages in the fridge and works well with lots of things, including the fish cakes. It is a very natural alternative to more processed shop-bought chilli sauces. 500g very...
Red Pepper Hummus

Red Pepper Hummus

A spicy hummus that keeps well in a sterilized jar in the fridge 1 red bell pepper 1 red chilli pepper Olive oil 400g tin of chickpeas, drained Juice of 1 lemon 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed Ground cumin 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil Pinch paprika Salt and pepper...
Tapenade

Tapenade

A really tasty dip for crudites or pitta breads 110g stoned black olives 50g anchovy fillets 1tbsp capers 1tbsp Dijon mustard 1tbsp lemon juice Freshly ground pepper Whizz all ingredients togetherAdd 4tbsp olive oilStore in sterilized jar in fridge – keeps for months...
Beetroot & Ginger Relish

Beetroot & Ginger Relish

This is lovely as part of a salad or a sandwich filler –  a bit messy to make but worth it 450g raw beetroot, peeled and grated 225g onions, chopped 50g butter 3tbsp sugar 30ml sherry vinegar 125ml red wine 2tsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated Sweat onions...
Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients 1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced into 1cm cubes1 cup onions, peeled and chopped3 cups vegetables, diced into 1cm cubes4 cups vegetable stock or water Method In a large pan, melt 1 tablespoon oil and 25g butter over a medium heatToss the potatoes and onions...
Tabouleh

Tabouleh

A lovely salad – traditional to use pearl barley for this but also delicious with quinoa or couscous. Use any available vegetables. Ingredients 300g pearl barley or quinoa or couscous2 plum tomatoes1/3 cucumber3 spring onions½ green or yellow pepperHerbs e.g....
Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut

What you need: 1 head of cabbage (green, white or red, or a mix)1 tablespoon salt1 sterilised glass jar with a tight-fitting lid What to do: Take the tough outer leaves and the hard core from the cabbage and shred finely.Place in a large bowl, sprinkle with the salt...
Purple Power Smoothie

Purple Power Smoothie

Beetroot is good for boosting circulation and liver detoxification. Blueberries contain many nutrients including calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamin C and moderate consumption can reduce the risk of many diseases. Ingredients 1 medium uncooked beetroot, washed,...
Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

Ingredients 450g potatoes, peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes 350g leeks, washed, and sliced thinly (use green and white parts) 100g onions, peeled and chopped 50g butter 600ml vegetable stock or water, warm 600ml warm milk Method Melt the butter in a large potAdd...
Hummus

Hummus

This has replaced mayonnaise as my favourite spread for sandwiches. The chickpeas and tahini are full of protein and minerals. This recipe makes 2 jars and I find it freezes well. This is the basic recipe and can be spiced as you wish. Lovely for a dip with sticks of...
Gorgeous Green Smoothie

Gorgeous Green Smoothie

Ingredients ½ cucumber 1 stick of celery a handful of kale/green cabbage/pak choi 1 avocado, minus skin and stone 2 apples Juice of ½ lime Small piece of ginger, peeled Method Blend all the ingredients Add apple juice if you wish to make it more...
Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

This is a lovely summer salad, even better now because we have great Macroom buffalo mozzarella available in most supermarkets. Serve with lots of fresh bread. Salad ingredients 2 balls of Buffalo mozzarella, in 1 cm slices4 plum tomatoes, in 1cm slices2 handfuls of...