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Recipe: Quick and Tasty Pasta

Ingredients;

150g dried pasta (the smaller the pieces the better)
40g butter
2 cloves of garlic finely diced
1 tablespoon of fresh thyme, chopped
Juice of half a lime
Handful of grated parmesan

Serves 2


Begin by preparing the pasta as per the packaging. Then when you drain the pasta get your pan back onto a high heat and add the butter to the pan.

Once the butter has melted add the garlic and fry this for about one minute, then add the thyme and stir it in well. Finally, add the lime juice and stir for about thirty seconds before adding the pasta back in, mixing together well and serving with some grated parmesan.

You can also add some chopped salami, pepperoni or even chorizo at the same time as the garlic if you want some additional flavour.

Recipe: The All-Day Irish Breakfast Pizza

Bacon, Sausage and Goats cheese pizza
Bacon, Sausage and Goats cheese pizza

Ingredients;

1 x pizza base
100ml Italian tomato sauce
2 x streaky bacon, chopped into strips
1 x cooked pork sausage, chopped

5 x slices of goats cheese
Small handful of freshly grated parmesan
Large pinch of dried oregano
Cornmeal

Serves 2


This recipe is not really a breakfast pizza so much as an homage to the Irish Breakfast Roll, for those unfamiliar with the concept, think of taking a large fried breakfast and packing it into a larger bread roll with ketchup and/or brown sauce and eating it at any time of the day or night as a snack.

Unlike the original, this recipe tends to be a bit less heart attack in a roll, a bit more meal for two. Plus it’s a good way to hide the leftovers/evidence from a guilty pleasure breakfast that you know you shouldn’t have indulged in :)

Heat your oven to the maximum temperature with your pizza stone inside.

Once up to temperature, sprinkle the stone with cornmeal and place your pizza base on the centre of the stone. Quickly spread a generous amount of sauce up to roughly half an inch from the edge.

Next, sprinkle the parmesan over the top of the sauce. Then sprinkle the bacon and sausage pieces on top of the parmesan and place your goats cheese slices around the pizza.

Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown, sprinkle with oregano, slice and serve. Occasionally the goats cheese colours up in a really nice way that looks a lot like a miniature fried egg, this always gives me a little thrill when it happens and I claim it was by design and not accident 😉

Recipe: Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad

Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad
Pesto Chicken Caesar Salad

Ingredients;

2 chicken breasts
1 tablespoon pesto
Romaine lettuce leaves
Parmesan shavings
Croutons
Caesar salad dressing

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Chop chicken breasts into decent-size chunks. Stir in pesto until chicken is completely coated.

Shallow fry chicken in a hot pan until cooked through.

Roughly tear up romaine leaves and plate. Sprinkle over croutons, chicken and parmesan shavings. Drizzle with Caesar Salad Dressing to taste.

Recipe: Apple and Gorgonzola Pizza

Ready to slice
Ingredients:

1 sprinkle of cornmeal
1 Pizza Base
100ml Italian Tomato Sauce
1 handful gorgonzola cheese – Finely sliced and crumbled

1 handful parmesan cheese grated
8-12 finely sliced apple pieces

Serves 2.

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Heat your oven to the maximum temperature with your Pizza stone inside.

Once up to temperature, sprinkle the stone with cornmeal and place your Pizza base on the centre of the stone. Quickly spread a generous amount of sauce up to roughly half an inch from the edge.

Crumble the gorgonzola over the sauce, sprinkle the parmesan over the top to fill in the gaps. Then arrange the finely sliced apple (about 8-12 slices is usually plenty) over the top.

Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown, sprinkle with oregano, slice and serve.