Spiced lamb burgers

To make the “burgers”, simply mix all the ingredients together with your hands in a large bowl and shape into eight patties measuring about 8-10cm acr(...)

Cucumber salad

To make the salad, simply place all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Season thoroughly before serving.

Domini Kemp’s chicken, cashew and broccoli rice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

There’s a perception out there that healthy eating is, well, a bit too much like hard work sometimes. I prefer to think of it as simpler eating, th(...)

Start by marinating the chicken in the five spice, sliced garlic and tamari about half an hour before you are ready to serve. When you’re ready(...)

Broccoli ‘rice’

In a saucepan, melt the butter/coconut oil before adding the water and the broccoli crumbs. Cook gently for three minutes over a medium to high heat, (...)

Quick tomato soup and flaxseed bread. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

My recent re-dedication to healthier cooking, and to writing about it, has thrown up its fair share of surprises both personal and culinary. On a pers(...)

Flax Seed Bread recipe

You will need a 20cm square tin for this, lined with parchment and buttered or oiled. You’ll also need a food processor. Place all the ingredients in (...)

Quick Tomato Soup

Sweat the onions, anchovies, fresh herbs and garlic in the butter over a medium heat until soft. Then add the tomatoes and vinegar.Simmer for about 10(...)

Courgette ‘spaghetti’ with vi-coise (vegan nicoise) sauce. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Certain kitchen gadgets can transform the way we cook, mix, shred or chop. But others (and I am thinking about pasta machines here) get relegated t(...)

Courgette ‘spaghetti’

Following the spiraliser instructions or julienne peeler, spiralise the courgette into strips. In a large saucepan, heat some butter with the garlic v(...)