Beetroot, Red Onion, Baby Leaves and Walnut Salad

Beetroot, Red Onion, Baby Leaves and Walnut Salad Beetroot and walnuts are high in nutrients, which makes this tasty salad very good for you. Vacuum-packed beetroot is cooked and ready to use and has no additives. Chopped walnuts are usually available in the baking section of the supermarket.  – Sheila Kiely, Gimme the Recipe   Ingredients: […]

Chorizo and Tomato Salad

Chorizo and Tomato Salad     This dish is based on Jamie Oliver’s Jamie does Andalucía programme and I make it using a local ‘Gubbeen’ chorizo. I’ve always known that my ‘gob’ meant my mouth but never gave the word’s origins much thought. The name ‘Gubbeen’ is from the Gaelic gobin, meaning small mouthful, which […]

Olive and Feta or Mozzarella Bites

Olive and Feta or Mozzarella Bites   These are simple yet very attractive-looking bites. Mozzarella pearls are stocked in some supermarkets. Alternatively you could use a melon baller to make your own from a large mozzarella ball; I’ve tried it though and it’s a bit fiddly and time-consuming. If you cannot get hold of mozzarella […]


CHOCOHOLIC CUPCAKES   DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a standard 12-cup cupcake tin with paper baking cups. To make the cupcakes, mix together the rice milk and apple cider vinegar in a 2-cup measuring cup. Whisk together the flour, cacao powder, baking powder, baking soda, guar gum and salt in a large bowl. Make […]


CHOCOHOLIC CUPCAKES   Makes 12 standard-size cupcakes No need for a twelve-step program here, because being addicted to chocolate, or these cupcakes, for that matter, is a good thing. Not only do you get the good stuff that chocolate brings, but I’ve also added a potassium boost thanks to the avocado in the frosting. The […]