All posts tagged: pesto

3 (Vegetarian) Ways with Sprouts

The vegetable that divides the nation come December is finally back in season, and I’m sat firmly in the camp of people that are delighted. I’m fairly sure I despised sprouts as a child, as did most of us. These days, my fridge is never without a bag in the winter. Those of us with a fondness for sprouts are often looking for new ways to prepare them so as to entice those of us who refuse to pile them onto their plate. I wanted to try and do something vegetarian this year, because in previous years I’ve relied solely on bacon to tempt sprout haters and I like a challenge. Whether or not you succeed in convincing the sprout haters in your life that the little green things should be given another chance, I hope you’ll find something in this post that you haven’t tried before. Sprouts with Goats Cheese and Dried Cranberries This never used to be my style, but I’m finding this year that I’m more partial to sprouts that have been …

Pesto Grilled Cheese for Cully & Sully Soups

This post is sponsored by Cully & Sully Back once again for some fried stuff with cheese. What can I say? The cold and the drizzle just do something to me. I need carbs and I need them buttered and fried on both sides. It’s November. It’s the law. When Cully & Sully challenged me to come up with a quick, easy recipe to perfectly complement one of their soups, what else was there but grilled cheese? Cully & Sully are the most popular soup brand in Ireland. Having tried a few from their range of fresh boxed soups, I have to admit that I can see why. I’m not one to buy soup all that often. I’ll make it myself or swerve it altogether. This is because soup from the fresh aisle is, to me, always depressing. Thin, watery, lacking in flavour – you know the drill. However, I think Cully & Sully have cracked it. Before posting I tried 6 soups from their range to make sure they all checked out and were …

Creamy Red Pesto and Pancetta Buckwheat Pasta

I second guessed myself before writing this up as a recipe, because who in their right mind doesn’t already know how to make pesto pasta? However, I’ve decided to go ahead because recipes like this – those with a tiny handful of steps and ingredients – tend to fare far better with most of you and actually make it into your kitchens. I happen to have worked with ALDI (I know, finally, right?) on this particular dinner. They sent me over some vouchers so that I could get creative with the special buys and super 6 sections to bring you a super simple supper that you can quickly, easily and cheaply recreate at home. I’m obsessed with ALDI, as you all know too well. One of my favourite things about them is the constant sense of novelty thanks to their special buys. At the moment, they’ve got some gorgeous buckwheat pasta in as part of a new influx of free from products. Me and Tom have had it twice now and we’re good and proper converts, I’m …