Simple Grated Carrots and Black Sesame Seeds Salad

This one has to be made one day in advance for best effect. It’s possibly one of the cheapest salads you can make this month. Ingredients: 1 kg of...

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Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooked Tomato Sauce

I’ve stopped buying tomato sauce in the shops. A while back I bought a tray of jars and lids and I now make my own and it keeps for...

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Merciful Hangover Salad

My pal Fiona (@GreenClouds4) is a busy mum of 3 and still a brilliant chef. Look at her recipe. Perfectly timed for this weekend’s madness too. “Aiming for Monster...

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Sauce Chien – Doggy sauce

Hey! So I’m lucky enough to be from a fairly mixed background. My dad’s side of the family is Parisian till we can remember. My mum’s side of the...

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Ratatouille

Last week, I did a big vegetable shop in the Temple Bar market in Dublin. I ended up buying vegetables that were out of season but so appealing in...

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Spicy Thai Broth (5 min chopping – 15 min cooking!)

If you’re think of plain food and you’re fighting off a cold this will do the trick. It’s fresh, it’s zingy and it makes your mouth happy! This recipe...

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Roasted peppers stuffed with tomatoes

Roasted peppers stuffed with tomatoes

I saw a cooking program last week in passing (although I can’t for the life of me remember what it was) and it mentioned tomato stuffed peppers which greatly...

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Asperges en vinaigrette

Just like the Poireaux en Vinaigrette (http://recessionbitesblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/poireaux-en-vinaigrette/), asparagus with vinaigrette are a classic French starter. Ingredients (for a starter portion – this will serve 2): 1 bunch of white...

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Poireaux en vinaigrette

Leeks with a mignonette drizzle. This is a very classic French starter. It’s cheap and is dead handy to use up those couple of leeks wilting in the bottom...

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Sauce Mignonette

Sauce Mignonette

This sauce is a condiment or can be used as a vinaigrette over crudites.  Particularly delicious on a freshly opened oyster. Ingredients: 2 shallots, red wine vinegar, cracked black...

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