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Soups & Salads

Potato, Courgette and Onion Soup

Potato, Courgette and Onion Soup

with crisped Dillisk This soup is very easy to make and so comforting. It’s really nursery food that adults can enjoy too; a milky mash of potato, courgette and onion, with some rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. I’ve actually been making this soup for years […]

Instant Pea Mint Soup

Instant Pea Mint Soup

This is another recipe that is the result of just trying to have a pretty pink and green dish in the background of one of the Savoury Gluten-Free Bread photos. And this one is really the star. I’m definitely going to make this anytime I […]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

I was looking through my cookery books, hoping for some inspiration and a recipe that couldn’t fail. As I leafing through Blazing Salads 2 (Blazing Salads is vegetarian deli here in Dublin) I came across Quinoa Tabbouleh. I love tabbouleh. It tastes so fresh and […]

Lazy Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Lazy Pickled Beetroot & Goat’s Cheese Salad

It’s not always easy to find the time to make a healthy meal. Even if all you have to do is grate and slice some veg, even that can seem like too much bother. This is a salad for those times. It requires nothing more […]

Butternut Squash, Tomato and Cumin Soup

Butternut Squash, Tomato and Cumin Soup

Did you know butternut squash skin is edible? Roasted it makes really nice chips (chips as in fries not crisps). I think the key is to not leave too much flesh with the skin and then they really crisp up. That’s what I did this […]

Balti Butternut Squash Soup

Balti Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is very rich in vitamin A, carotenoids and fibre, among other things. A good winter vegetable to get you through the winter, or any time. The heat from the balti curry sauce is nicely balanced with some coconut milk, which is also reputed […]

Vegetable Broth with Vegetarian Parmesan

Vegetable Broth with Vegetarian Parmesan

This is a recipe for a simple vegetable broth which is turned into something great by adding Parmesan. As I mentioned last week Parmesan isn’t vegetarian but if you shop around you can find vegetarian substitutes. I’m using Gran Kinara here. You might think that […]

Vegetable Stock Recipe

A few weeks ago I was browsing through recipes, as I often do, and I happened upon a recipe which included a vegetable stock and it stated that you should simmer the stock for no more than 1 hour because, with vegetable stock, the flavours […]

Sweet Tomato Soup

Sweet Tomato Soup

I didn’t even attempt to eat healthily for the last six weeks. ’twas not the season for healthy eating, but heading into the new year I am once again filled with good intentions. It’s not easy to go straight from a sugar (mostly chocolate) filled […]

Tomato & Puy Lentil Soup

Tomato & Puy Lentil Soup

This soup is yummy. It tastes like lying on the sofa with a good book with the fire on or wrapped in a cozy blanket or both. I think that’s what they call “umami”. This soup has umami in spades. I found this recipe on […]