Cardamom and Pistachio Short Breads with Whipped Goats Cheese and Persian Cranberry Compote

By |2020-01-29T11:31:39+00:00December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Drinks, Family Friendly, Favorites, Good Food, Sugar Free, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you are entertaining over Christmas or hosting a New Year’s Eve party these little shortbreads make for the perfect canapé. Play around with various shortbread toppings: goats cheese and onion marmalade, feta, mint and black olive crumble, blue cheese and cranberry compote, ricotta, semi-dried cherry tomato and pesto.

Serve this […]

Cauliflower and Fennel Rice Salad with Pistachio Crumble, Creamy Feta and Pomegranate

By |2020-01-29T12:21:53+00:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Raw, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Upgrading cauliflower rice. This salad is really good. The fennel really adds an a amazing depth of flavour to this dish and the whole combination of ingredients work so well […]

Chocolate, Pistachio and Orange Chocolate Cups

By |2020-01-30T09:20:59+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Dairy free, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

No health warning needed for these “oh, so good” little gems – magic, melting moments of dark chocolate, coconut and pistachios.

Makes 24 -30

Ingredients

  • 300 grams dark […]

Beetroot and Blood Orange Salad with Roasted Red Pepper, Caramelized Pistachio and Goats Cheese

By |2020-06-09T11:10:42+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Lunch, Salads, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most stunning, in looks and flavour. Sweet earthy beetroot, tangy blood orange, smoky red peppers, creamy goats cheese and crunchy pistachio jewels – and  very little effort involved. This super little

Pistachio, Lemon and Cardamon Love Hearts

By |2020-01-31T11:27:08+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Friendly, Favorites, Kids, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spelt is one of the oldest cultivated wheat types. It is higher in vitamins and minerals than common wheat, however, spelt does contain some gluten (though less than regular wheat).  It is gentler on the digestive system so avoids the bloated feeling you might get from some breads […]

Rich Chocolate, Pistachio and Blood Orange Torte

By |2019-12-05T12:31:28+00:00May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Dairy free, Desserts, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegan, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This delicious GF/Vegan chocolate cake came about when our friend Nisheeth Tak, patron of our favourite restaurant “Rasam” www.rasam.ie in Glastule phoned me on Saturday evening with a dilemma. Where could he source a vegan and gluten free birthday cake!?…

As well as […]

Poached Rhubarb, Greek Yoghurt with Pistachio Dust

By |2019-12-06T17:57:00+00:00April 7th, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gently poached rhubarb, creamy Greek yoghurt – this dinky combination is the perfect balance of tart, sweet and cooling. Not only a delicious dessert, it also makes for a very pleasurable breakfast – top with granola or gently stir into your porridge.

Serves […]

Super Dukkah Crumble

By |2019-12-04T10:00:12+00:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Favorites, Gluten Free, Paleo, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dukkah is one of my favourite combinations ever. A traditional Egyptian condiment consisting of nuts, herbs and spices. It is mainly used as a dip with bread and olive oil in middle eastern countries. I tend to sprinkle it over everything from chicken to tofu, fish, salads, vegetables etc

Vegan Friendly, Sugar Free Christmassy Mincemeat

By |2019-12-08T14:11:01+00:00December 7th, 2015|Categories: Dairy free, Desserts, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are so many recipes for Christmas mincemeat available on the web and in cookbooks. Many call for animal based or vegetarian ready-made suet, which might contain trans-fats. Usually lots of sugar, too, which I don’t find is necessary. Dried fruits are […]