Summer Quinoa Salad

Summer Quinoa Salad
This is the second last of my seasonal quinoa salads so there’s not much to say really: I just went to the market and grabbed a load of the best looking vegetables. Something I’ve noticed is that although broad beans always seem to be considered a spring vegetable I never see any Irish ones before ...

Squid, courgette, mint, pine nuts

Squid, courgette, mint, pine nuts
This is the starter from a meal I made last weekend for some friends and I’ll be posting recipes for the other two courses when I finally get round to writing them up! We were having a Sicilian dish called farsumagru for mains, which is a meat roulade stuffed with meat and yet more meat, ...

Quinoa, Courgettes, Broad Beans, Black Beans, Pine Nuts, Herbs, Flowers, Sumac 2

Quinoa, Courgettes, Broad Beans, Black Beans, Pine Nuts, Herbs, Flowers, Sumac
This recipe is one big homage to the cooking of one of my favourite chefs Yottam Ottolenghi and I hope it doesn’t seem too derivative. We do a vegetarian week every month and that basically entails cooking nothing but dishes from his Plenty cookbook so I took inspiration from a few of the recipes in ...

Fettucine, Courgette, Hazelnut, Broad Beans, Mint 2

Fettucine, Courgette, Hazelnut, Broad Beans, Mint
I had originally bought the ingredients for this Yottam Ottolenghi recipe but some leftover fresh pasta that had to be used up meant a change of plan and some improvisation. Unfortunately, the fresh hazelnuts called for in the original are very hard to come by so I had to make do with some normal ones ...