It Doesn’t Get Much Better Than Chilli

Chilli and Sweet Potato

Regardless of whether you like to refer to it as chili or chilli, cupping your hands around a big bowl of spicy tomato-based bean-rich stew has got to one of the most comforting things to do. EVER. I endeavour to spend a substantial amount of time perfecting my chilli recipe. I’ve made lots of good […]

Kale Pesto: A Revelation

Kale Pesto

Holy smokes, people. Today I took another step down the Pesto Road of Flavour and stumbled upon an incredible form of blitzed-up greens. That’s right, friends. Kale pesto. I love kale, and have enjoyed it in soups and with anchovies. I have lots of friends who like kale too, including Sharon Gunter over on Gunter […]

Spicy Parsnip Soup

Spicy Parsnip Soup

I don’t know about you, but I am a friend of parsnips. If friendship means you like to eat things, that is. I know it’s not up there on the top of everyone’s Favourite Veg List, but I love the earthy flavour of it and how it sweetens up stews. It loves sausages and I […]

Pork and Cabbage Hot Pot

Pork and Cabbage

I’m under the impression that bacon and cabbage is not the most favoured combination for many an Irish person. I didn’t grow up on it, personally, but I think there are many folk who had unpleasant experiences with it as childers. So when we see our stateside friends getting excited about bacon and cabbage around […]

Curiously Scrumptious Thick Chickpea Soup

Pasta e Ceci

My good friend and past flatmate Ben has always been a great sharer when it comes to recipes and foodie passion. After posting my minestrone recipe using the teeny tiny Ditalini Rigati, Ben emailed me a Jamie Oliver recipe for Pasta e Ceci, translated as Pasta with Chickpeas. It turned out to be the most curiously scrumptious and thick soup. […]

Rainbow Couscous

Rainbow Couscous

I’m feeling very into my old standard quick-fix suppers at the moment. It’s been a gloriously busy couple of weeks, in all the right ways. Throughout all the activity, I’ve been happy to have a few quick and easy suppers up my sleeve, ready to be pulled out when a hunger pang has hit. Couscous […]

A Minestrone Super Soup

Minestrone Style Soup

Sometimes there’s nothing like a bit of soup to take the bite out of the autumn air. Minestrone soup is one of my favourite winter-warmers, because you can squeeze in loads of yummy veggies and you get to eat pasta at the same time. I love using tortellini in minestrone, as it makes a really hefty meal of it. […]

Spiced Soup: Jamaican Style

Jamaican Spiced Soup-3

A bit of peppery heat goes a long way at this time of year… My Twitter and Instagram buddies may be aware that I’ve recently taken up a new hobby on Saturday mornings. To my absolute bubbling-over joy, I’ve started taking horse-riding lessons at Ashtown Stables near the Phoenix Park. Last Saturday, I thought I […]

Spinach and St Gall Pasta Bake

Spinach and Gruyere Pasta Bake

Recently over on the seriously droolsome Edible Ireland, Kristin featured an Irish Farmhouse Mac and Cheese which had me craving this classic. After a bit of a heavy weekend at the Hard Working Class Heroes festival in Dublin, however, I wasn’t sure if I should really  indulge myself in a three-cheese wonder of gooey delight. […]

Leek + Bacon + Pasta = Win

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Pasta, pasta, pasta.  I could eat it forever.  I really could.  It’s so comforting and easy to work with, and the sauce possibilities are just endless.  Total amazeness. For most of us, a home-made pasta lunch is usually only possible on the weekends.  But in truth, that’s the best time for it as you’re then […]