Category Archives: What’s for Dinner Mom?

Bruschetta CloserUp

Bruschetta

Bruschetta. If you are a restaurant waiter or waitress and have never visited Italy or studied Italian then repeat after me. Kettle.  Kettle.  Kettle. Now say Bruschetta. If you do know how to pronounce bruschetta then raise your hand if

Bruschetta CloserUp

Bruschetta

Bruschetta. If you are a restaurant waiter or waitress and have never visited Italy or studied Italian then repeat after me. Kettle.  Kettle.  Kettle. Now say Bruschetta. If you do know how to pronounce bruschetta then raise your hand if

reekeh & roast veg

Healthy Summer Eating – Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables

Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables. Healthy Summer Eating. Greenwheat Freekeh -What is it?: ‘High in protein and fibre.  Greenwheat Freekeh is a nutritious toasted grain that makes a wholesome alternative to rice & couscous.’ In the summer months you want

reekeh & roast veg

Healthy Summer Eating – Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables

Zhoug Freekeh & Summer Roast Vegetables. Healthy Summer Eating. Greenwheat Freekeh -What is it?: ‘High in protein and fibre.  Greenwheat Freekeh is a nutritious toasted grain that makes a wholesome alternative to rice & couscous.’ In the summer months you want

Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips CloseUp

Chunky Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips. Polenta.  The notion strikes me every now and again to try something new and with polenta I had decided that it looked crumbly and could crisp up to a nice coating on some falafel bites that I was

Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips CloseUp

Chunky Cumin and Chilli Polenta Chips

Polenta Chips. Polenta.  The notion strikes me every now and again to try something new and with polenta I had decided that it looked crumbly and could crisp up to a nice coating on some falafel bites that I was

filling of oven baked potato

The Potato Year & The Farmer’s Table

So ‘The Potato Year’ is a collection of 300 classic recipes by Lucy Madden.  Did you know that you could do so many things with the humble spud? When you pick up a book, any book it has a certain feel

filling of oven baked potato

The Potato Year & The Farmer’s Table

So ‘The Potato Year’ is a collection of 300 classic recipes by Lucy Madden.  Did you know that you could do so many things with the humble spud? When you pick up a book, any book it has a certain feel

Citrus CousCous 2

Citrus CousCous

All in the name this is a very citrusy couscous. Both lemons and oranges are used for sweet and zingy goodness. I’m good for eating vegetables but fruit not so much.  There’s an awful lot of munching and crunching in

Citrus CousCous 2

Citrus CousCous

All in the name this is a very citrusy couscous. Both lemons and oranges are used for sweet and zingy goodness. I’m good for eating vegetables but fruit not so much.  There’s an awful lot of munching and crunching in

Chorizo Pasta CloseUp

Chorizo Pasta Supper in 10 minutes

‘What’s for Dinner Mom?’ a refrain that at times has me muffling expletives under my breath. Crazy days of exams & sports & socks, of unwashed floors & grimey bathrooms, sodden towels and mounting ironing piles not to mention the

Chorizo Pasta CloseUp

Chorizo Pasta Supper in 10 minutes

‘What’s for Dinner Mom?’ a refrain that at times has me muffling expletives under my breath. Crazy days of exams & sports & socks, of unwashed floors & grimey bathrooms, sodden towels and mounting ironing piles not to mention the

Carrot and sesame seed salad

Carrot & Sesame Seed Salad

It’s almost upon us, warmer weather and the season of salads and outside eating.  When’s it going to come though?  There’s been promises for days of higher temperatures but my phone is telling me that we’re not going to rise

Carrot and sesame seed salad

Carrot & Sesame Seed Salad

It’s almost upon us, warmer weather and the season of salads and outside eating.  When’s it going to come though?  There’s been promises for days of higher temperatures but my phone is telling me that we’re not going to rise

Roast cauliflower and shallot feature

Roast Cauliflower & Shallots

Vegetables can be a pain in the ass to prepare and sometimes you’re just not in form for all that chop, chop, chopping & pernickity peeling.  This delicious dish would be great as a vegetarian main bulked up with some

Roast cauliflower and shallot feature

Roast Cauliflower & Shallots

Vegetables can be a pain in the ass to prepare and sometimes you’re just not in form for all that chop, chop, chopping & pernickity peeling.  This delicious dish would be great as a vegetarian main bulked up with some

Butternut Squash soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup I flitted through a newspaper on one of my recent escapades into town and with my free read over coffee I came across a write-up on a detox.  The writer followed Gwyneth Paltrow recipes and at

Butternut Squash soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup

Spiced Butternut Squash Soup I flitted through a newspaper on one of my recent escapades into town and with my free read over coffee I came across a write-up on a detox.  The writer followed Gwyneth Paltrow recipes and at

Chicken Rosemary and Garlic close-up

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken When I made the nut roast in the previous posting I knew I needed an accompaniment to satisfy the carnivores I live with.  Not only that, it also required some type of sauce because much to

Chicken Rosemary and Garlic close-up

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken

Rosemary & Garlic Baked Chicken When I made the nut roast in the previous posting I knew I needed an accompaniment to satisfy the carnivores I live with.  Not only that, it also required some type of sauce because much to

Nutroast post cook in tin

Nutroast

Christmas holidays are over and there’s a glut of nuts and seeds in my cupboards, there’s also a glut of chocolate but that doesn’t pose a problem in any shape or form. The nuts and seeds do need to be

Nutroast post cook in tin

Nutroast

Christmas holidays are over and there’s a glut of nuts and seeds in my cupboards, there’s also a glut of chocolate but that doesn’t pose a problem in any shape or form. The nuts and seeds do need to be

Spiced Cranberry Christmas CousCous

Spiced Cranberry Christmas Couscous

Having a bowl of flavoursome couscous on stand-by in the fridge over the Christmas holiday period is a very quick way of producing an emergency snack or meal. Add some salad leaves and some left-over cooked meat such as turkey,

Spiced Cranberry Christmas CousCous

Spiced Cranberry Christmas Couscous

Having a bowl of flavoursome couscous on stand-by in the fridge over the Christmas holiday period is a very quick way of producing an emergency snack or meal. Add some salad leaves and some left-over cooked meat such as turkey,

Warm winter salad

Warm cranberry & walnut dressed roast veg, apple & blue cheese winter salad

As the winter months wrap you up there’s no need to abandon salad days just spruce them up with a little winter spice and seasonally roast vegetables. The spice mix I used ‘ground mixed spice’ from my Goodall’s stash came

Warm winter salad

Warm cranberry & walnut dressed roast veg, apple & blue cheese winter salad

As the winter months wrap you up there’s no need to abandon salad days just spruce them up with a little winter spice and seasonally roast vegetables. The spice mix I used ‘ground mixed spice’ from my Goodall’s stash came

Perfect Poached Eggs

Mojo Eggs

Last weekend I made perfect poached eggs. Just look at that and drool,  perfection.  I made them for me and for my twin boys and we chased every escaped yolk-drip with whole-wheat brown-bread smothered in Irish butter. I’ve tried cheating

Perfect Poached Eggs

Mojo Eggs

Last weekend I made perfect poached eggs. Just look at that and drool,  perfection.  I made them for me and for my twin boys and we chased every escaped yolk-drip with whole-wheat brown-bread smothered in Irish butter. I’ve tried cheating

Stop Food Waste Pizzas

8 minute pizza

I love my weekends.  I especially love Fridays and Friday evenings in particular.   That kick off your shoes and unwind feeling with days of freedom stretching out before you.  Routine goes out the window and while every weekend is

Stop Food Waste Pizzas

8 minute pizza

I love my weekends.  I especially love Fridays and Friday evenings in particular.   That kick off your shoes and unwind feeling with days of freedom stretching out before you.  Routine goes out the window and while every weekend is

Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken. You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame

Sesame seed tossed chicken on spinach and potato

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken.

Toasted sesame seed, honey and mustard chicken. You are going to love me for this one.  It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick, it’s easy and it uses store cupboard ingredients.  Well maybe you don’t have a big bag of sesame