Cheesy Sweet Potato Wedges with Chilli Lemon Kale

Every so often, one of my housemates will leave something utterly delicious on our communal fridge shelf. When that happens, the item is fair game to everyone – and you have to get in quick if you want to nab it. This week, the item is a massive block of smoked applewood cheese – which…

Mexican Style Vegetables & Black Beans

My love affair with Mexican food started at a young age, when I discovered the utter joy of beef tacos and guacamole. I remember stating to my mum that I had to have them for my birthday lunch one year – so I took over the kitchen and cooked it all myself. These days, I’m…

Thai Prawn Curry

Sunday afternoons are often rest time, which usually means cooking time. My favourite thing is spending an hour or so just concentrating on chopping, boiling and creating. It’s not everyone’s favourite way to spend time but the kitchen is definitely a sort of happy place for me. I’m absolutely craving a bowl of spice –…

Butternut & Broccoli Risotto

I am not a patient person. It’s a fact known by most of my friends and all of my family. I’m impatient when I stand in queues (however short); when I don’t receive replies to my text messages or my emails; and so often, when the kettle seems to refuse to boil as I stare…

Chickpea & Spinach Curry with Spiced Potatoes

Despite being (Northern) Irish, I don’t often cook with potatoes. I much prefer a bowlful of pasta or some sticky white rice. However, there are a bunch lying at the bottom of the fridge which should be eaten soon… I’m dreaming of spiced potatoes – fluffy and light, but adorned with turmeric, cumin and fragrant…

Pasta e Fagioli

Italian food is one of my greatest pleasures. I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Italy four times, and each culinary experience has been utter joy. However, it means I’ve become a little bit of a pedant when it comes to cooking a bowlful of pasta – quality is absolutely key. Tonight, I’m excited to…