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Learn how to make delicious chocolate muffins in two minutes with just two simple ingredients.
Learn how to make delicious chocolate muffins in two minutes with just two simple ingredients.
Nigel Slater has a beautiful way of writing recipes. There are a few recipes from his cookbooks that I have absorbed and adapted over the years, and one of my favourites is his method for making light and airy sweetcorn fritters.
Try Trish Deseine's dessert recipes for an authentic - and very indulgent - taste of France
Barbecue, or cooking over fire, is thought to be the world's oldest form of cooking. When it comes to the sauce that we slather over barbecued meats, it's equally hard to pinpoint its origins. Barbecue sauce is most associated in the Western world with the Deep South in the United States, though there is evidence that the mustard-based South Carolina barbecue sauce was brought to the New World from German...
These chewy coconut cookies are quick-and-easy to make and will hit the spot every time...
This week, I'm taking inspiration from Mexican food, or the Mexican food that I've eaten in San Francisco at least. Tostadas translates as "toasted" and in Mexico and parts of Latin America, it's a dish comprised of a small toasted tortilla layered with toppings ranging...
This week we feature lamb dishes bursting with flavour, that suit all types of summer dining, from light lunches to easy entertaining.
We all know there are two types of salads; ones that you stoically struggle through motivated by its inherent health benefits, and then there are the salads that are just easy to eat. This week's salad for supper is one of the latter. It's really, truly delicious. Avocados are...
There are two ways to go about making this tart. You can go super speedy and buy ready-made shortcrust pastry, or you can invest a little more time and make your own pastry from scratch.
Chill out this summer with a guilt-free blackberry popsicle.
Bravo Michael O'Meara, of Oscars Seafood Bistro, who raised the Tricolour in China when he clinched the 'Best Seafood Cookbook in the World' accolade at the recent Gourmand Awards. Now, you can try some of his award-winning dishes at home
Tofu gets a hard time in the kitchen. It's an ingredient that many cooks aren't quite sure what to do with. That is, apart from the vegetarians and vegans who already know of its delicious potential, of course.
This fried hake is light, crispy and perfect for feeding a big crowd
Get in the mood for Bastille Day celebrations on July 14 with tasty recipes from French cook Beatrice Peltre.
Planning a barbecue in the summer in Ireland can be a little heartbreaking. June didn't follow up on the promise of the sunny bliss of May, but there's still time and I'm holding out for another luxuriously consistent spell of sunshine before we greet autumn.
Picnics are one of the best summer activities for families, friends, couples and anyone who needs an injection of fresh air in their lives. Since we don't often get the opportunity to eat outside in Ireland I try to do it as often as I can during the warmer months - even if it...
Words: Aoife McElwain Photo: Mark Duggan
Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, but wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad. It's true that not all fruits can make the savoury to sweet cross-over, but melon is not one of those fruits.
This Father's Day treat your dad to some special pampering, starting with a killer breakfast.
Rising stars in the busy world of food blogging, Cliodhna Prendergast is a trained chef from Co Galway who writes Breaking Eggs, and Imen McDonnell, from Co Limerick, is the founder of the Farmette blog. Together they have combined forces on the Lens & Larder creative...
Most of us aspire to get a little fitter and more svelte come the summer months and many of you reading this will have taken a big first step by completing Monday’s Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.
Fish is something I'm not particularly confident about cooking, though I'm finding my feet (or fins, as it were) as I practice it more.
Three deliciously simple recipes for very busy people, by Natasha Corrett.
'I hope we get a good summer this year," said every Irish person, ever. I said this to my husband on an evening stroll recently, when the summer sun was cooling down over the city in pink bursts on the horizon leaving a crystal clear blue sky lingering above us for a little longer.
This is such a delicious twist on the classic. I've swapped traditional rice for buckwheat groats, which mirror the texture perfectly and pack in way more nutrients. The chorizo has incredible flavour which infuses the whole dish, along with garlic, paprika and, of course, saffron.
Simple yet satisfying seasonal recipes from Theresa Storey whose latest book, Fruit on the Table, is published this month
For many of us, summertime heralds busier schedules both professionally and personally. There are projects to implement and deadlines racing towards us. There are music festivals to plan for and family barbecues to instigate.
Indulge your sweet tooth with a healthier option.
These flavoursome aubergine fritters can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Of course a soft yeasty bun can be a wonderful thing, but at Violet we have never had enough space to work with yeasted bread doughs. They take up more room and need larger machines.
Until recently, I had fallen out of love with the stir-fry. To my mind, it had become synonymous with poorly thought-out vegetarian options in bad hotels, or with buffet platters in service stations, sweating under hot lights. Not good food associations to have.
Spruce up your egg and mushroom breakfast with some spinach, garlic and sesame seeds
Neil Rankin's new book is packed with tips for cooking fantastic meat. He recommends you turn down the temperature and cook slowly to get the best results without stress
The weather is most certainly calling for salads for supper. The summer seems to be creeping back into our collective consciousness, thanks to a sunny spell last week. It's always a surprise to find ourselves at the May bank holiday weekend, which marks the beginning of the summer months.
The announcement by Mars that it was recommending that some of its Dolmio sauces be viewed as an occasional treat to be eaten no more than once a week may have surprised some, but even a cursory look at the labels on many of the products on the supermarket shelves reveals a staggeringly long list of ingredients that goes into making an ostensibly simple sauce and worrying amounts of sugar and salt.
There is something inherently comforting in a gratin. Whether it's layers of potatoes covered in melting cheese or pockets of macaroni held together by a creamy sauce, it's immensely satisfying to grab a spoonful of a potato or pasta bake for supper.
Saturday morning TV favourite chef James Martin knows a thing or too about great BBQ food
This chicken dish is ideal for healthy midweek dinners or last-minute lunches
SMOOTHIES have enjoyed a major revival, with various smoothie bars and brands popping up on high streets and in supermarkets. Smoothies are a brilliant way to incorporate a wealth of goodness into your diet.
The flavours of the West coast come alive in these tasty offerings.
From risotto with an Irish twist to Malaysian-inspired chicken rice, Valerie O'Connor's food is real easy and real tasty
How to win friends and influence people: cook this steak. Invite people over you want to impress and they will be saluting you by the meal's end. The best part of this recipe is that the marinade is made up of ingredients that you're likely to have in your kitchen already. The sharpness of soy, vinegar, port, and chili permeate the meat, so each bite is packed with flavour.
This week Indy Power shows us a beautiful and nutritious spring dessert.
Easter fell quite early this year, which I think had an impact on the planning of lamb lunches. Lamb is readily available year round, of course, but spring lamb season is roughly from February to June. And if you're wondering what the difference is, it's simply that spring lamb...
Homemade gnocchi sounds a bit daunting but this one is surprisingly easy and so delicious - it has just two central ingredients. There’s no eggs, so vegans don’t have to miss out. The subtle sweetness of the sweet potatoes complements the nuttiness of the buckwheat flour,...
There really is a grand stretch in the evening these days, isn't there? Every winter, I seem to forget the spring will spring upon us once again. Don't get me wrong, I like cozy winter evenings that call for delicious comfort food. But I'm always glad to see those long, sunny...
Do you have plans to cook a leg or shoulder of lamb for Easter this weekend? I know I do, and I also know I'll be happy to have the leftovers for a speedy supper next week.
Though I think it's fair to say that St Patrick's Day has become more closely associated with drinking rather than eating, a St Patrick's feast is something that can be easily celebrated with minimum fuss. Traditionally, March 17 was a free pass to break Lent. You could reward yourself for your abstinence from chocolates, a drop of whiskey or whatever pleasure you were sacrificing, and have a few sneaky...
"At Ballymaloe, our free-range pork and bacon comes from Woodside Farm, Mary O'Regan supplies the organic chickens and ducks and we use Macroom oatmeal.
It's starting to feel a bit like spring, with a grand stretch in the evening starting to take hold. Spring makes me look forward to greens, and eating lots of them.