Category Archives: Starters

Vegetarian Recipes on TV3’s Sunday AM

Healthy Nachos & Potato & Spinach Curry from my book, Good Food No Stress Watch the clip for the Nachos here and the Potato & Spinach Curry here Healthier Nachos 2  tortilla  wraps (wholemeal or corn) 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tbsp freshly ground coriander (optional) 1/2 tbsp freshly ground cumin (optional) ½ tsp salt […]

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Light, healthy & summery on TV3- Fragrant Pea Soup & Salmon Chow Mein

Two light and healthy dishes on Sunday AM this week! Watch the Fragrant Pea Soup here and the Salmon Chow Mein here Fragrant Pea & Lemongrass Soup (Serves 4-6)   Ingredients: 1 onion 1 clove garlic 1 red chilli 2 stalks of lemongrass A thumbsized piece of ginger 850 ml chicken or vegetable stock 450 g fresh […]

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July Weather Foodcast on LMFM- Fast Fresh Fish!

It was all about lovely fresh fish this month. Here are some imaginative ways to serve up a healthy fish dish! Listen to the full feature here Indian Style Mackerel with Gooseberry Chutney & Grape Salad Ingredients: Serves 4 4 mackerel, filleted, pin bones removed For the spice paste: ½ tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp […]

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Father’s Day Meal on TV3’s Sunday AM

Watch & get the recipes for Stout Brown Bread with Clogher Head Crab Claws here and Spatchcock Chicken with Saffron Aioli and Herby Roast Potatoes here

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Quesadillas & Scallop Ceviche on Sunday AM, TV3

I did a couple of very simple and fresh dishes on Sunday AM that are perfect for easy, light summer meals. Watch the Quesadillas here and the Scallop Ceviche here

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Spicy Tomato & Basil Soup

This is a really simple and quick Spicy Tomato & Basil Soup. A little spice is great to warm you up but you can leave it out if you wish. We made this at one of our Kid’s Cookery Camps and all the children loved it! Spicy Tomato & Basil Soup Ingredients: 1 onion, diced […]

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Dan Kelly’s Cider Garlic Scape Tempura

Drummond House Garlic in Baltray, Co. Louth have started growing many different types of garlic. At the moment, garlic scapes are in season and you might be wondering how to use them in your cooking. Garlic scapes  only have  a short season of a few weeks in June. They are shoots that grow from the […]

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Catering for a Crowd in Irish Country Living Magazine

With Confirmation & Communion season upon us, I am delighted to have my recipes featured in Irish Country Living Magazine for the next 3 weeks. If you need to cater for a crowd check the starters out in today’s feature here

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Bacon & Bellingham Blue Cheese Loaf

I made this during my cookery demonstration at Taste of Togher recently and it went down a storm! I promised a few people that I would post the recipe on the blog so here goes! This is a hearty &  filling bread that is very easy to make. It’s a great bread to have in […]

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Valentine’s Day Menu: Starter of Chicken Liver Parfait with Plum Chutney

These are my Valentine’s recipes from this issue of Northern Ireland’s Flavour magazine! To my mind, there is no better way to show someone you love them than a home-cooked meal. The thought and time that goes into planning and cooking it is much more valuable than a teddy bear and a box of chocolates […]

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