This week The Fit Foodie, Derval O’Rourke, teaches us how to make some very festive side dishes and what to do with the leftover Christmas turkey.
I love Christmas Eve. There is something very magical about this day. The buzz is amazing.
At this stage I like to have all my gift shopping done and be able to take in the Christmassy cheer.
When I was an athlete I always trained on Christmas Eve. I did this to allow me take Christmas day off.
During the Christmas period it was harder to find tracks that were open as most facilities would close for a few days. This meant myself and my training partner, Ailis McSweeney, often found ourselves climbing fences to get our training done. At the time it seemed perfectly reasonable but looking back I can see that anyone who saw us might have thought it was a little odd!
Today I won’t be climbing any fences, I swear! I’ll be enjoying the festive cheer and waiting patiently for Santa to arrive in our house.
A Christmassy cabbage
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Sprinkle with the walnuts and pomegranate seeds to serve.
Carlicky pitta chips
Prep time: 1 minute
Cook time: 10 minutes
Use a knife to cut the pittas in half and cut them into triangles about the size of a tortilla chip.
Place the triangles on the tin. Drizzle with olive oil, season and spread the garlic on them.
Bake for ten minutes and serve.
A simple curry for leftover turkey
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
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