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Recipes…

to help you eat well, cook better, live more

I know most people come on to this site for the expert equipment reviews – we’re so grateful that google sees us as the wildcard – the site without all the big boys backing it but with more detail and genuine care for the customer than anywhere else. But the whole point of the tools are to create results with all the cool equipment and yummy ingredients we love to talk about in the other sections.

Everything in life is inspired, and they say there’s no such thing as a new idea – they just keep going round and round and hope improve as they do ! So we will try to tell you where our inspiration began for each recipe, or if its a direct recipe from a cook or chef we have come across. I love learning but when you find a recipe that works for us both I like to keep using it and varying it so I use this section to store my own recipes and notes. Being mobile, we don’t have the usual full  bookshelf with recipes. So  as I write, I explain our journey with the equipment and the ingredients and the recipe we’re working with, a little bit like writing notes in your recipe book.

I (Aoibheann) like playing with my food, mixing flavours colours and textures, and so loves getting as much healthy and available food into the recipe. Recipes have to be simple and easy, and finding ways to use up food is a game I love to play too.

Paul is more finickety, and likes to follow a recipe religiously, but he’s much better at knowing how to use equipment and heat properly. The recipes he cooks will bring words like special, and exquisite, to the tip of your tongue !

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Watermelon gazpacho

Watermelon gazpacho

This was part of a summer journey putting fruit in soups, salads, and tray bakes. The best thing about it is you just blend the ingredients together and its done !

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Tomato anchovy salad

Tomato anchovy salad

A simple, delicious dish – 3 main ingredients. Inspired by a set of tapas starters for lunch, by the sea in Mallorca, Spain.

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Fennel seed marinade and dip

Fennel seed marinade and dip

Such a simple food idea, and a great way to use fennel seeds. From the Simple book by Otto Lenghi. A three part salad that we break up into parts and have in different ways… again and again and again !

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Mango Salmorejo

Mango Salmorejo

Finally – the best, and simplest summer soup. The journey feels almost over… but thankfully we’re having an Indian summer so I just have to still try and taste that green apple, and beetroot & cumin version before Autumn falls !

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Easy, fast, red onion pickle

Easy, fast, red onion pickle

An unbelievably easy to make, pretty pickle. A no oil salad maker, a great topping for burgers, salads, cheese… anything. I could just eat it out of the jar !

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Asian Slaw & Smoked Salmon

Asian Slaw & Smoked Salmon

Fabulous recipe. Easy and very filling lunch too. Asian sauce with cabbage, carrot and onion slaw. Also brilliant as a marinade with smoked salmon.

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A foodie’s wish list

A foodie’s wish list

Little and big kitchen gifts for everyone. The kind of gifts that keep on giving back. Things we like, use, or would love to have. Just saying !

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Warm orange breakfast bowl

Warm orange breakfast bowl

Start, or end the day feeling good with this as a breakfast, dessert or supper. Get what you need, to feel healthy, and full ( No overnight oats involved ! )

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A hearty breakfast

A hearty breakfast

Filling, warming, nutritious, very tasty. This oat based breakfast is perfect to set you up for the day, or, in my case to line my stomach ready for meds !

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Red pepper dip and sauce

Red pepper dip and sauce

I found a brilliant vegan red pepper sauce recipe, but even though I didn’t follow it fully, it still makes a perfect dip or pasta sauce or potato topping.

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Making magic beans !

Making magic beans !

Don’t you just love how beans and peas magically grow when you soak them in water overnight ! ( Jack & the Beanstalk memories !)

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Red onion marmalade made easy

Red onion marmalade made easy

Discover how easy it is to make this savoury, sweet red onion marmalade with a sous vide machine. A great replacement for butter or sauces with meat or cheese.

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