• Recipes

    Pork Wrap With Lime Salsa

    Make Once Eat Twice Week 4 Recipe 2 The second recipe in the series is another simple assembly job. If you intend on using the rice you used the night before you might like to read my tips for cooling rice quickly so that you don’t risk food poisoning. Leftover pork can be a little bit bland and this is the reason why I pair the pork with a lime salsa. It’s extremely easy to make. Ingredients Handful of cherry tomatoes, chopped Juice of 1 lime Pinch of salt 1 Red onion, peeled and diced 1 green pepper, diced Method Stir all the ingredients together in a bowl and leave…

  • Recipes

    Pork And Rice With Beans

    Make Once Eat Twice Week 4 Recipe 1 My friend Karin is originally from Brazil and her rice and beans are a thing of legend. She’s pretty partial to our free-range pork so a variation of her rice and beans recipe with a roast pork shoulder is the perfect way to marry her Brazilian traditional food and our Irish ingredients. For the Beans. Karin recommends rinsing the black beans at least 3 times to remove dust/dirt/residue and then soaking them overnight. Once they have soaked for at least 12 hours you can boil the beans on the hob for 1 hour. Alternatively if you have a pressure cooker (her method…

  • Dinner,  Recipes

    Roasted Veg Pasta

    Make Once Eat Twice Week 3 Recipe 2 If you made yesterday’s meal of Paprika Chicken with Vegetables you should by now have half of the vegetables along with the leftover chicken from the roast chicken. This meal is now extremely simple. Ingredients Pasta (I used spaghetti here but any type is fine) 1 bag of spinach Leftover roasted vegetables Leftover Chicken Method Boil some water and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Make only as much as you need (so check the portion sizes on the packet). 1 minute before your pasta is ready, lash spinach into the boiling water with the pasta. It’ll only…

  • Christmas,  Lunches,  Meat,  Recipes

    Ham Soup With Dumplings

    This ham soup with dumplings is a great one-pot meal. You could even freeze the cooking water from the ham on Christmas Day and reheat it to make the soup at a later date. [recipe][recipe title=”Ham Soup With Dumplings” servings=”5″ time=”1 hour” difficulty=”easy”] Ingredients 1 litre ham cooking liquid/stock 1/2 turnip/swede, peeled and chopped into dice sized pieces 4 medium carrots, peeled and chopped into dice sized pieces 100g of dried soup mix 300g plain flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 spring onions/scallions finely chopped 30g melted butter 70ml cold water 400g shredded, cooked ham Method Take a large, heavy bottomed saucepan with a firm lid. Pour in the stock,…

  • Dinner,  Recipes

    Roast Chicken Pie Recipe

    The beauty of the roast chicken pie is that you simply use up your roast dinner leftovers to make a second meal. It’s for this reason that I recommend you buy a medium or large chicken to roast for your dinner. The recipe is below but even better again I’ve made another video to accompany it!   [recipe][recipe title=”Roast Chicken Pie” servings=”4″ time=”45 mins” difficulty=”easy”] Ingredients 50g butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped 100g breadcrumbs 3 Handfuls leftover roast chicken Approximately 250ml leftover gravy Vegetables of choice – leftover if available, or cooked fresh – I use all the vegetables from a roast chicken dinner…

  • Baking,  Fruit,  Recipes,  Sweet

    Banana Pecan Cake

    Once again I found myself with a surplus of rapidly blackening bananas and a need to bake. Actually that’s not quite true. I’ve gotten into the habit of peeling bananas and then popping them into a box in the freezer as soon as they are past their best. Which is working very well in terms of the ripe bananas in the kitchen. However, the box has to be managed so that it doesn’t take over the freezer. I need space for other items like berries. Gooseberries top and tail marvellously directly from the freezer so there is a wonderful bounty waiting for me to have the time on the right…

  • Dinner,  Recipes

    Potato Pizza

    When I peel potatoes I always peel at least twice as many as I need for a meal. If I’m going to invest my time at the kitchen sink peeling spuds, then I might as well make it worth my while. Once mashed, I divide the potatoes into 2 sections – 1 to cool for freezing, and 1 for the main meal. Frozen mash is one of my kitchen secrets because I keep it on standby for busy days or quick suppers. How do I cook the mash once defrosted though? Mash and gravy are one of life’s luxuries and there is nothing like a spoon of mash made with…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Recipes

    Leftovers Pie

    I realise that in the technical sense of the term, this is not a “pie”. I’ve already received a lecture from my other half about him being short-changed. He rang this afternoon and I mentioned that dinner was ready. When I informed him that it was leftovers pie he was delighted, then the excitement turned to disappointment when he realised that there was no pastry at all involved in this pie.