Lovebug Cocktail (Valentines Cocktail)

Lovebug Cocktail Makes 2   Red sugar, to decorate the glasses Ice 100ml vodka 200ml cranberry juice Juice of ½ lime Glacé cherries, to decorate Lemonade, to top up (optional) 2 sprigs of mint, to decorate   How to make red sugar, use 50g caster sugar and red...

Energy Bites

Energy Bites Makes 9 depending on the size 60g blanched whole almonds 100g dates 2 to 3 tbsp water 3 tbsp dried cranberries 2 tbsp raw cocoa powder 1½ tbsp nut butter 1 tsp honey 2 tbsp chia seeds Extra cocoa, to dust (optional)   Add the almonds into the food...

Berry Overnight Oats

Berry Overnight Oats Makes 1 4 tbsp oats porridge Pinch of ground cinnamon 2 tbsp mixed berries 2 tbsp natural yoghurt 80 to 100ml milk or water   For the top Honey, to taste (optional) 1 tbsp mixed seeds (chia, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower) A few mixed berries To...

Individual Cottage Pies

Individual Cottage Pies For the mince 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 400g free range lean minced Irish beef 1 onion, finely diced 1 celery stalk, sliced 60g grated carrot 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 400g tinned diced tomatoes 200ml hot beef stock 1 bay leaf 1 tsp fresh thyme...

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge Serves 1 50g oatmeal Pinch of salt ½ red apple, diced (leave the skin on) Pinch of cinnamon 1 tsp caster sugar 200ml milk 120ml water   Place the oatmeal in a saucepan and add the salt and apple. Add the cinnamon and caster sugar. Pour...

Mushroom Soup with Nori Sesame Croutons

Mushroom Soup with Nori Sesame Croutons Serves 3 to 4 For the soup 300g chestnut or button mushrooms 2 garlic cloves, chopped ½ tsp paprika 1 medium potato, peeled and dice small 250 to 300ml vegetable stock, depending on how thick you like your soup Salt and freshly...