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 ...

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 ...

Flowers And Vegetables

Flowers And Vegetables
This was inspired by a Rick Stein clip I saw on TV this Saturday where he cooked an incredible mixture of fresh Mediterranean vegetables to serve alongside tuna steak with salsa verde. When I went to look for the recipe online I couldn’t find it so I just used the basic foundation – potatoes, courgettes ...

Broad Beans With Black Pudding, Little Gem, Peas And Nasturtiums 1

Broad Beans With Black Pudding, Little Gem, Peas And Nasturtiums
This recipe has its origins in a few different places, the main one being a riff on a combination I’ve explored before only this time using my own homemade black pudding. Then there’s the somewhat unusual step of cooking the lettuce which I’ve become quite fond of since having braised little gem in a few ...