Category Archives: Side dishes

The World’s Healthiest Colcannon

Colcannon, the traditional Irish potato dish of butter and cream laden mashed potatoes, laced with greens. This is truly decadent food, not to be eaten in small portions, and likely to make you need a nap after eating. Advertisements

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A Christmas Side – Sesame and Soy Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I know many people have an aversion to Brussels sprouts. This way of cooking them relieves any risk of over-boiled, waterlogged sprouts which definitely wont convert any haters around your Christmas table. Roasting the sprouts intensifies their flavour and brings … Continue reading

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Tomatillo Salsa

I knew of the tomatillo only through US cookbooks and cooking shows. I have never, ever seen a tomatillo for sale in the UK, not in a greengrocers, whole foods store, market or supermarket. It has always been one of … Continue reading

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Kale Quinoa Stuffed Padron Peppers

Padron peppers are a traditional component of Spanish tapas, fried until blistered, sprinkled with salt and served with cold beer. As much as I love tradition, I don’t drink beer so instead opted to use the emerald peppers as a … Continue reading

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Fragrant Broad Bean Dip

I’ve been swimming in broad beans over the past few weeks as they come flowing in my weekly veg box. My love for broad beans came just last year when I tried my first freshly podded batch of young beans … Continue reading

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Caramelised Onion Potato Salad

I grew up with potato salad that came in tubs from the supermarket chiller section. Cubes of potato in a gloopy, brilliant white sauce with flecks of green. My mums homemade salad tasted way better and I could devour too … Continue reading

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A Simple Side: Chili and Garlic Kale

I often get stuck in a rut when it comes to side dishes. For regular day to day cooking, I don’t want to go all out on a fancy accompaniment to a meal, especially if I have put a lot … Continue reading

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