Cauliflower Crazy – Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry

For a while there it was courgetti that the blogosphere was raving about but maybe all the spirulisers have gotten broken or something because the latest vegetable to attain the popularity badge is the head of cauliflower. I’ve always thought it an appealing looking vegetable, a perfect plump white crown nestled in a bed of green leaves….

Jerk Roast Vegetable Couscous

I use couscous a lot as I love the texture and how you can oomph it up in the flavour department to take it in lots of different directions.  It’s like the artist’s canvas just waiting for paint. This time I’m using up the last of the Jerk seasoning on roasted vegetables and adding the zest…

Chilli Sin Carne (a recipe for Johnnie)

If ‘con’ means with then ‘sin’ means without in Spanish – at least according to wikipedia.  If it’s wrong you know who to blame and it isn’t me. So ‘Chilli Sin Carne’ is chilli without meat. My eldest is in college, living away from home during the week and cooking for himself.  Over the last…

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 spinach leaves and with a good crumbling of feta it would be amazing. Now watch…

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 used up however before they go rancid as biting into a bitter forgotten nut is…

I’m enjoying…. in January 2013

I’m enjoying….. ….polishing off the last of the Christmas chocolates and treats including these Hayfield Manor Chocolate Brownies.  One of my 11 year old boys said I have to go back and buy loads more.  Most of us are confirmed chocoholics in my house and we know our brownies so that means these are good,…

Roast Squash & Bulgur Wheat Salad

Donal Skehan’s third book ‘Kitchen Hero – Great Food For Less’ is packed full of tasty recipes with plenty of vegetarian options to choose from including this Roast Squash & Bulgur Wheat Salad. This salad makes a great side dish and I used it to accompany this Cauliflower, Courgette and Goat’s Cheese Pizza. The cinnamon…

Bean Enchilidas

This simple vegetarian supper is satisfying and filling enough to placate the hardened meat eaters in your life.  Made using store cupboard ingredients along with onions, carrots, natural yoghurt and cheese you may already have all that you need to produce this dish. My go-to port of call for fail-safe recipes like this is the…

Cauliflower, Courgette and Goats’s Cheese Pizza

Gluten free and Vegetarian this pizza is delicious.  Discovered via Domini Kemp’s feature in The Irish Times Magazine she in turn credits her sister-in-law Doris Choi for this amazing recipe from the book ‘The Fresh Energy Cookbook: Detox Recipes to Supercharge your life’ a book co-written with Natalia Rose. Detoxing benefits apart this is a…