Gluten Free Cookery Classes

Belfast Cookery School in the City centre has teamed up with us to run a Gluten Free Cookery Class, later this year on the 9th May. (Cooking classes are so popular they are already fully committed right through until the end of April!) We mentioned it briefly on Facebook a few weeks ago and already […]

The Gluten Free Ireland Emergency Guide to Christmas

Christmas is coming and more than the Turkeys are in a panic!!! Do you dread the Christmas holiday with all the problems it can create around food? Maybe we can help to take some of the stress out of the situation with a few ideas on how to cope in three different settings. The first […]

Challenge Mike – Pie and Chips

Thank to Ian Taylor for this challenge via Facebook! In this video I’ve attempted to make a gluten free steak pie but by the time I was finished we were starving so I cheated with the chips and used some McCain oven chips that don’t have flour on them. (I will do another video of […]

It’s Because You’re Chicken

Luckily for me, I love chicken, but more than that I love the sauces and condiments which go together to make chicken the perfect textured meat to have with a tasty sauce. My favourite chicken cookbook is “Best Chicken Cookbook”. It’s not specifically gluten free and by now it’s ancient but still available on Amazon […]

One Bourbon, One Sugar and One Hour

If you like your red meat well cooked, marinaded in a thick sauce and incredibly tasty, this is the dish for all you meat lovers: 140g orange marmalade, preferably shredless or fine shred 2 tbsp dark muscovado sugar 150ml bourbon* 100ml fresh orange juice 5cm/2in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and coarsely grated 5 tbsp […]

Another night in with a couple of birds.

If like me, you like your chicken, then it’s hard to turn down 3 whole chickens for £10 from Sainsburys. Their free range eggs are quite expensive though but a local butcher sells trays of 18 eggs for £2, so it was time to stock up. 90 minutes later and the three birds were portioned […]

Traditional Irish Colcannon

This is one of my favourite winter dishes and can be made for 1 or 20 people just as easily. This recipe took less than 20 minutes so it’s great for mid week dinners and last minute guests. Ingredients for 2 4-6 sausages 2-3 medium potatoes 1/4 cabbage 1 small onion thinly sliced 50g butter […]

Flambe Brandy and Pepper Sauce

If you’ve heard the phrase “deglazing” but never tried it, it’s good fun. Just mind your eyebrows (and anything else vertical of the pan). After you’ve cooked your steaks, lift them out of the pan and cover them. Pour in a good portion of brandy. If you’re working on gas beware of the fact that […]

Carrot and Celery Soup with basil and parsley

This is a nice soup which is good with soft or slightly dry gluten free bread and is easily frozen for baby meals. For the chicken stock, I used home made stock from the summer after boning a chicken and sweating the carcass with vegetables and adding boiling water (to make several litres which were […]

Cobblers

It was only this year that I discovered River Cobbler in Sainsbury’s but it turned out to be a great value fish. I’m a big fan of kedgeree and stir fries but I’ve always used smoked haddock. River Cobbler is quite similar and available plain or smoked but at £2 for two good size, skinned […]