When you’re into food, it often takes something really different and special to impress you. Obviously, the food has to taste good, make you go “wow” and “flip” and “here, try this!” But the restaurant itself- the decor, service and look of the place also have a big impact on the overall experience. Ladies and… Continue reading Review: Made in Belfast, Cathedral Quarter.
Sometimes (probably always), mums know best. Well that’s the case when it come to this Irish stew. It makes me feel better after a boring week and warmer on a snowy day. It’s a simple old meal, it just requires time. And a mighty big pot. p.s. I asked mum how this was made; there… Continue reading Mum’s Irish Stew
When I think of winter food, I want something warming, comforting and rich that uses seasonal ingredients. This has it. A beautiful butternut squash (yes it looks weird, but don’t let that put you off!), roasted and smothered in a peanut tomato curry sauce with nutritious brown rice and lemony-dressed greens was just what the… Continue reading Roasted squash peanut curry
I love pasta. This was an experiment to try to create a creamy sauce, without the cream. And still keep it tasting amazing, of course. The result was very pleasing, if I do say so myself. Try it out! fuselli pasta for four (300g) 4 chicken fillets, cut into small pieces 4 pieces good-quality lean… Continue reading Healthy “creamy” carbonara
Wintery and warming. Prepare porridge: 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup quick cook oats…. in microwave-able bowl for 2 mins. Add sprinkling of cinnamon, tbsp dessicated coconut, 1/2 chopped banana, sprinkle of vanilla extract and some juicy sultanas. Mix, and cook for a further minute. Pour into a bowl and… Continue reading Carribbean coconut and banana porridge
No roast dinner is complete without these. And yes, it can take more time to prepare these babies but trust me, it is so worth it. I keep the parsnips long- that way, the thin bottom end goes crispy, the middle chewy and the top soft and creamy. Hmm. The carrots used are just normal… Continue reading Roasted roots and spuds
Here are a few of my favourite things: berries and white chocolate. Mix that with some dessert waffles, bake in the oven in a creamy sugary batter and serve warm with vanilla ice-cream. Oh my word. Yum. Festive waffleberry (because I added cranberries.) Bake in the oven at 200C for30 mins: 2 packets dessert waffles… Continue reading Winter waffle berry