Category Archives: Lunch

A cheerful lunch for a bright day

It looks like Michael D will be Ireland’s next President, so I was feeling pretty cheerful as I rooted through my cupboards and fridge, deciding what to lunch on, listening to the consistent returns from across the country. One big … Read the rest of this entry

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Two Quinoa salads

Like most grains, quinoa doesn’t taste of very much, but is a good vehicle for whatever other flavours you care to pair it with. But it also turns out that quinoa is not actually a grain, as in it is not a cereal belonging to the grass family, but rather is a relative of the leafy spinach and beet family of chenopods. And not only is quinoa a great source of protein, but it contains a full set of essential amino acids (making it ‘complete protein’)… Read the rest of this entry

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Salad of butterbean, bulghur and greens

It’s a grey day, and so it called for a brightly coloured lunch: Butter beans and butter-coloured bulghur wheat, seasoned with bright yellow and nutty-flavoured Donegal Rapeseed Oil. Slivers of red onion and slices of sun-dried tomatoes, tossed in extra … Read the rest of this entry

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Because food’s worth sharing ideas about (or, squash salad lunch)

A gorgeous blowy sunny Saturday, duck pond frozen over again in Stephen’s Green, sun low in the sky casting crisp contrast of shade and blaze. Picked up some crusty white Bretzel bread from Fallon & Byrne and some Braeburn apples and went home to make the following cheery lunch, inspired by my sister’s recreations of a winter salad she ate at the Market Table in Manhattan:

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