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easy recipes in single serves for busy people

A Modern Kitchen

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easy recipes in single serves for busy people

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Roasted Tomato Soup

Roasted Tomato Soup

On a chilly day there’s nothing better than a steaming bowl of soup with a slab of crusty bread. Inspiration for this recipe struck me as I was shopping for fruit and veggies on a Sunday morning. The tomatoes looked so amazing and the weather […]

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Tuna and Lemon Courgetti

Tuna and Lemon Courgetti

Whether you call it a courgette or a zucchini these veggie noodles are a great way to eat more vegetables and almost have the comforting texture of pasta. I don’t know of any other dishes that would have me willing to eat an entire zucchini […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice

This is one of my most favourite things Mum cooked for us when I was young, her version was far from traditional with loads of olive oil and bacon but it was always a good day when we knew fried rice was on the menu.

In this version I’ve cut back on the amount of bacon, switched to avocado oil (and cut back on the amount) and now use brown rice. The recipe is obviously still lovely with white rice if that’s what you prefer but this is also an easy way to start introducing brown rice if it’s something you wouldn’t normally choose.

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Chocolate Pudding

Chocolate Pudding

Eating less refined sugar doesn’t mean you need to miss out on dessert. I’ve been on a quest to create a recipe that sets like the instant chocolate pudding I remember as a kid but at the same time has fewer processed ingredients. Making your […]

Baked Ricotta Dip

Baked Ricotta Dip

This recipe started as a way to use up some ricotta I had left over from another recipe. Using ingredients I had on hand I simply mixed it all up, tasted it (there’s no ingredients that must be cooked before eating so a sneaky taste […]

Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

Traditional ricotta is made by using the whey left over from making cheese, milk is added to the whey and the remaining curds heated then strained to make ricotta. Whole milk ricotta (i.e. this recipe) is made using nothing more than milk, cream, salt, citrus juice and a splash of apple cider vinegar. It is really that simple, you probably have all the ingredients at home already. The flavour of the citrus juice, such as lemon or lime, comes through in the final product and is totally delicious! (more…)

Duck Ramen

Duck Ramen

This recipe looks and tastes really impressive but is definitely one of my simpler ones. It is equally ideal for a quick but indulgent weeknight meal or as part of a Japanese style dinner party.

Pear & Walnut Salad

Pear & Walnut Salad

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Chicken & Prawn Chowder

Chicken & Prawn Chowder

I made this as a trial one Saturday & Gerry was super excited to see it when he came in the door…I was lucky to be able to photograph it! We had a similar dish several times in Ireland when we were there last, usually […]