Pixie McKenna: ‘In an ideal world, if you can cook something, great. It’s cheaper, it’s more convenient, you can batch-cook and, ultimately, as you go through the stages, you can all eat the same thing, which is really important.’

(...) flavoursome recipe uses mild spices, combined with the natural sweetness of fruit, for a warming meal(...)

Real Texas Chili and Classic GuacamolePhotograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) recipe here is based on a few articles and books waxing lyrically about the “perfect” guacamole. My(...)

 Ali Mitter, Shane Bonner and Katrina Crawford; behind, Clare Wilkinson Naveen Bachani, and Mari Donelan at Newmarket Kitchen at Bray Business Park . Photograph: Cyril Byrne

(...)’Callaghan is testing a recipe for sundried tomato pesto for a range of fresh produce that will be launched in(...)

Real Texas Chili and Classic GuacamolePhotograph: Alan Betson
Guacamole

In a blender, blitz together all the ingredients – except the avocados – until you reach a pesto-like consistency. Then dress the cubed avocado with(...)

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Real Texas Chili and Classic GuacamolePhotograph: Alan Betson
Texas chilli beef

In a large, heavy saucepan with a lid, brown the meat in the olive oil in batches and set aside. Turn the heat down to medium and sweat the onions, ga(...)

Euripides’s Hippolytus, a 1920s recipe book and the work of Virgina Woolf, Frank O’Hara and Sidonie(...)

Warming pesto butter beans

A favourite recipe from my blog, which I hope you’ll love. It’s incredibly simple but very(...)

Chocolate caramel slices

One of the pricier recipes in the book as it’s very nut-heavy, but trust me, it is such a treat. The three layers melt together perfectly like little (...)

Ella Woodward: The eating regime that Woodward devised involved saying goodbye to gluten, dairy, refined sugar, processed food, additives and meat. Photograph: Clare Winfield

Ella Woodward’s health turnaround has inspired her second recipe book and new deli (...)