One List 5 Meals

Recipes inspired from Galicia, in northern Spain

* Vegetable and lentil soup~
* Meatballs in a sweet tomato sauce
* Spanish tuna pie
* Santiago almond cake

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Homemade pasta recipes with Michelle Darmody

* Making fresh pasta
* All rounder tomato sauce
* Pea pasta with mint pesto
* Roasted pumpkin pasta with spinach and walnuts 

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4 interesting lentil recipes to try out this weekend

* Beetroot and lentil salad
* Red lentil dhal
* Spiced lentils with a fried egg and toast
* Blackberry and brown sugar tart 

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Edible flowers add colour and vibrancy to a dinner table

Although flowers have been used in cooking for generations, there is a renewed interest in them over the past few years.

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These salad recipes can be eaten as a dinner or served as sides at a party

SALADS were eaten in ancient Roman times, the word “salad” derives from “sal”, the Latin for salt. 

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A selection of courgette recipes from Michelle Darmody

  • Grated courgette cake
  • Courgette pickle
  • Courgette and prawn pasta
  • Yellow and green courgette salad with ricotta

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Salt and pepper are vital for enhancing and helping to create flavours in our food

  • Salt and pepper squid
  • Black pepper chicken
  • Peanut butter sea-salt biscuits with dark chocolate chips
  • Salted caramels

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Greek island recipes with Michelle Darmody

I HAVE just returned from spending some time on the Greek islands, two weeks without a cloud in the sky certainly is uplifting for the soul. 

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This is the perfect time of year to add peaches to your recipes

Some food combinations just work; bacon and eggs, beetroot with orange, chocolate and vanilla. 

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Stale bread need not go to waste so use it up with these recipes

READ has long been a major part of our food history and has an important cultural significance as well as a nutritional one. 

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Put your eggs to good use with these delicious and tasty recipes

* Paprika aioli

* Chocolate Swiss Roll

* Smoked haddock with potatoes and a poached egg

* Spinach and egg bake with tomatoes 

 

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Cherry tomatoes are in season and great to use in the following recipes

Cherry tomatoes are a smaller variety of the common garden tomato, they are generally sweeter than the larger fruits.

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Michelle Darmody on how to make the perfect Pavlova with plenty of variations

Pavlova has been the desert of choice in our family home for almost every occasion that I remember. 

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Butter remains one of Ireland greatest cooking assets

I HAVE always admired the delicate carvings of a butter stamp and remember my grandmother showing me one when I was very young. 

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Organic fennel has been added to these pasta, pork chop and salad recipes

Fennel is a very versatile vegetable, its seeds, leaves, and bulbs all have unique and equally tasty uses in the kitchen.

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Here are some real comfort food dishes made with Irish cheese

In Ireland, in the early 70s, farmhouse cheese production had all but vanished. 

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Using turmeric spice gives an intense vivid colour to these dishes

Many of the spices that travel half way around the world to our kitchens have been prized for generations, not only for their taste but also for their health-giving properties. 

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Add rhubarb to the following recipes for quick mid-week meals

Rhubarb is appearing more often in shops and on market stalls this time of year. 

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Honey adds sweetness and brings out flavours of other ingredients

Honey is one of life’s natural gifts, it sweetens all that it touches and also provides us with nutritious health benefits. 

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One saucepan is all you need for this week's recipes

THE savoury recipes today can all be made using one large saucepan with a lid. 

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