Chinese New Year is upon (tomorrow as it happens) and with it comes heaps of supermarket promos, ads and recipes popping up all over the web. You’ll get your discounts on sauces, free woks with a few packets of rice and (as it has already started here), the cursory text messages from your local Chinese takeaway touting offers on starters, four-in-ones and other dishes to mark the occasion.
It’s also the year of the horse, but you won’t see me tracking down horse recipes. What I have gathered are a bunch of starters and mains from a handful of recipe websites that might give you some inspiration to cook at home, also giving you something to do with the free wok you may have picked up in certain supermarkets this week. Continue Reading
Something sweet for the weekend? How about a raspberry and custard cream slice?
I’ve posted the recipe for my homemade pizza below. The the weeks go on, the more adventurous I tend to get with the ingredients. This one, a ‘his and hers’ pizza comes with goats cheese, onion, green peppers, jalapenos, tomato and basil sauce, beetroot, red cabbage, garlic and chilli. I was also looking for an excuse to test out the Canon 5D MK1 I’ve borrowed while I work on replacing my stolen Canon 6D. You can get the step-by-step pizza base recipe here, but here’s a look at how it all comes together. Continue Reading
The sun is out, the back of National Vegetarian Week is broken and, as far as barbeques go, my real experience is all meat or meat related – chicken, ribs, burgers, bacon, pudding, wings, the whole lot. Sure enough, the odd spud goes in there (love BBQ spuds), but beyond that, I’m at a bit of a loss in terms of what to cook for a vegetarian barbeque.
The dilemma is this: I got a present of a brand new barbeque for the birthday last weekend and it’s still sitting in the kitchen, the empty can of gas to go along with it in the back of the car and all the goodies that came with it are still in their original bags. With the best weekend of the year by far now upon us, it’s coming out this evening to get some cooking going. But, what does one cook?
In scouring the web for a few suggestions, here’s 10 things you could cook for a vegetarian barbeque.
10 Vegetarian Barbeque Options
So what do you reckon? For someone who doesn’t barbeque any kind of vegetarian food but is wholly intent on spending the next few days beside the grill, can you suggest anything? Have you any favourite veggie BBQ foods?
IT’S NOT EVERY weekend that I haul myself out of bed before 9am to go running in the cold, but that’s how this morning started which means at this stage I’m raring to go in the kitchen. I’m thinking some kind of piri-piri chicken dish myself but if you’re stuck for ideas on what to cook in the kitchen this weekend, here’s ten recipes garnered from food bloggers and papers this past week including some easy mains, sides and desserts.
Toying with the idea of cooking up a storm in the kitchen this weekend? If you are, here’s 10 recipes that might get you thinking, from main courses to desserts and treats, all collected from the web this past week. I’ve been enjoying a good start to year in the kitchen so far this year with something cooked every day. If I can keep it up, well, that’s another thing, but the recipes definitely help.
Are you planning on cooking up anything fancy in the kitchen this weekend?
A HOUSE FULL of cook books and I still trawl the web day in, day out, on the lookout for recipes. As the bookmark list grows on the phone, through emailed recipes and more, I thought I’d start sharing some of the recipes I’ve come across week-to-week in a new blog series I like to call The Weekend Chef. While Sunday Brunch is a time for reading and catching up, Saturday is really the best day I’ve got for spending plenty of time in the kitchen and, as such, a lot of the big meals and new receipes tend to get a trial on a Saturday. So to kick things off, and keeping things in line with Sunday Brunch, here’s ten recipes I’ve bookmarked this past week, let me know if you try any of them out.
The above recipes have been selected from food blogs that I’ve read during the week and of the bunch, I’m gunning for the winter vegetable soup. Granted, there’s a good helping of desserts in there but the detox is on, have to be good, you know…
SABA: The Cookbook is a collection of Thai and Vietnamese recipes from Dublin restaurant, SABA. Having won a handful of prestigious awards since its release last year, SABA: The Cookbook will go on to represent Ireland at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris in February 2013.
The book is loaded with Thai recipes, ranging from tasty appetisers to wok dishes and sides, from soups to curries and everything in between. It also invites you through the doors and into the kitchen and the heart of Saba, Dublin’s award-winning Thai and Vietnamese eatery.
Written by Proprietor Paul Cadden and Executive Chef Taweesak Trakoolwattana, this is the story of Saba’s first five years. Authenticity is the key, and the food in Saba remains true to the origins of Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. It is beautifully illustrated throughout, and all the recipes have been tested in a domestic kitchen, with great success!
All proceeds from sales of this book will go to The Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and to The Thai Red Cross Society.
Published by SABA, SABA: The Cookbook is available from all good bookshops for €30 and is also available on www.sabadublin.com.
Saba is open from 12pm for lunch till late, seven days a week and is located on 26-28 Clarendon Street, Dublin 2. For bookings Tel: 01-6792000 or log onto www.sabadublin.com for more details.
So recently the latest Rachel Allen Recip-e-book launched in assocation with Kerrygold, combining six exclusive recipes from Rachel Allen, along with a collection of Kerrygold fan’s best-loved recipes. The Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book featuring the winners recipes that were chosen for the book and Rachel Allens’s exclusive recipes will be available for free download from the Kerrygold Facebook page. Entrants from across the country and in the UK had been asked to submit their favourite recipes involving Kerrygold, online, for possible inclusion in the ebook.
It’s a case of “ask and ye shall receive” and with the weekend upon us, and two recipes that have been sent to me for the blog, if you’re looking for something to cook for your breakfast this Saturday or Sunday why not try one of the following?
For more recipes from Rachel download the Kerrygold Community Recip-e-book on Facebook.
The premise is simple – you sign up, make a nominal donation (which goes to charity) and you receive three food bloggers names and addresses. Next, you go make some cookies, send a dozen to each of the names you get and in return you get three dozen back in the post.
The registration / donation fee is only US$4.00 and goes to Cookies For Kids’s Cancer, with OXO matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $100k.
Finally, you need to post your cookie recipe to your blog and submit a photo of your cookies as well. Signups opened earlier this week and close at midnight Eastern Time on 5 November. You’ll get your names and addresses by November 12th, get yours in the post by December 5th and post your recipe on December 12th.
Where recipes are concerned, the recipe must be new to you (so you can’t have posted it before) and while the competition is US-based, Irish bloggers are welcome. There has to be a minimum of four from the country and you’re only matched with bloggers from your own country.
So what do you reckon – up for a cookie swap between Irish food bloggers? Check out fbcookieswap.com for the full details but if anyone’s game, I’m up for trying my hand at a few cookies (or at least asking Mrs. Any Given Food-to-be to prep a few). Cheeky.