Cranberry Croque Monsieur – Recipe 9 of 12 from Enjoy!

Cranberry Croque Monsieur Look at this for a beautiful image, I can’t believe that it was photographed in my home.  It really shows how something very simple can be spectacular.  There is a misconception that because I am a food blogger with 2 published recipe books that the food in my house is always amazing….

Vegetarian Lasagne – Recipe 7 of 12 from Enjoy!

Melt in the mouth.  That’s the description my daughter Éimear gave as she tucked in heartily to a mammoth portion of this vegetarian lasagne yesterday.  When I cook I often ask myself what can I do to make something  easier and for this recipe it was the white sauce.  For a classic white sauce there…

Eight Ways with Baked Potatoes – Recipe 6 of 12 from Enjoy!

The humble spud.  A divine medium to be elevated, cajoled, flourished, transformed in whatever direction you chose.  Mash, Champ, Deep-fry, Roast, Gratin, Dauphinoise, Hasselback, Gnocchi, Rosti, Hash, Boxty or as is here kept simple and straightforward baked in its skin until a crispy edible shell beholds a smooth creamy innard that deserves to be adorned….

Red Massaman Chicken – Recipe 4 of 12 from Enjoy!

Red Massaman Chicken I made this for dinner the other night and it went down a bomb. Now you might think that something going ‘down a bomb’ was a bad thing but no, here in Ireland it’s the opposite. There are so many expressions that we use that, to be properly understood, require an insight…

Spiced Chicken Burger – Recipe 3 of 12 from Enjoy!

A week ago today as evening time approached and an away rugby match was scheduled I pondered food.  Friday is when I usually eat leftovers out of the fridge or have pizza or takeaway and collapse in a heap on the couch for the evening.  If I do cook on a Friday it’s usually something…

Sticky & Sweet Chicken Stir-fry Recipe 2 of 12 from Enjoy!

Sweet & Sticky Chicken Stir-Fry Recipe number 2 of 12 before Christmas means we’re another week closer! BTs, M&S, Boots et al are all very upfront in their homage to the festive season. Walls are being cleared, the sun holiday aisle is being swept away and before you know it we’ll be out there buying…

Spiced Vegetarian Burgers – Recipe 1 of 12 from Enjoy

In 12 weeks time we shall all be gearing down for Christmas with some of us coming to a stuttering halt as we just about get there intact.  Yes it’s the first of October today so I am allowed to mention the festivities.  Looking forward to and enjoying the build-up to Christmas will get us…

Vegetarian Curry

Vegetarian Curry. I think I’ve made one of these before, oh yes look : Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry, it’s on my blog and also in my cookbook ‘Enjoy!’ over here look, ahem. Back to the present. What I’m looking for when I cook is simplicity, accessible ingredients and taste. I will do anything to…

Chicken Tagliatelle

Chicken Tagliatelle. Even in the summertime there are days that call for filling comfort food and this is one of those dishes.  It has fast become a family favourite in my house and pleasing 8 people at the same time is no easy feat, so this one’s a winner.  All of my kids are going…

No Chop Chicken Dinner

Standing in your kitchen with one eye on the clock as you frantically try to chop, peel and prep. vegetables and meat for dinner, fills no-one with joy.  Fine if you have all the time in the world and are not going to be put under pressure by a towering 6ft teenager who practically has…

Minty Feta Lamb Pittas

Delicious. Quick. Easy.  As the weather brightens and warmth returns we’ll begin to welcome salad and lighter foods back to our plates.   Here a Greek salad sits on top of toasted wholemeal pittas then laden with spiced lamb and a garnish of minty feta dressing. As I said delicious, quick and easy and right…

Home-made Beef Burgers

If you’re going to have a beef-burger at home then be good to yourself and make it a home-made one.  More often than not I buy them ready made but even those from the best butcher counter in the world are not going to beat the one you make yourself.  You’ll know exactly what goes in…