Donal Skehan
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  • Huge congrats to the winner of #JuniorMasterChef 2014- the brilliant Phoebe! Myself and @johntorodecooks are super proud! Really brilliant series this year- so inspiring to see such enthusiastic young cooks- hope the show inspires lots more young cooks to get cooking! :)
  • Joe Caulfield my next door neighbour is on #DonalsIrishFEAST tonight! He catches some of the best lobster in #Howth! :)
  • It's all about Dublin tonight on #DonalsIrishFEAST! Peter & Vlad from one of Dublin's best little sour dough bakeries, @arunbakery will be on RTÉ One at 7pm! 🍞
  • 'Twas the panto before Christmas 2009! I was Peter Pan, @bprdowling was a very fabulous Captain Hook and @mastylee was Tinker Bell! #tbt
  • Very foggy but sun came out! Really beautiful day! :)
  • Despite the cold Max went for a swim!
  • Beautiful cliff walk in #Howth this morning before heading to Limerick today! #ireland
  • French onion soup kind of day? MAIS OUI! Try the recipe this evening- C'est délicieux! Find it on DonalSkehan.com... #Recipeoftheday
  • A little bit of Max action from earlier today! Hello Max! :)
  • Mini sticky toffee baked Alaska on my youtube channel tonight! Little sneak peek recipe from my brand new series #donalsirishfeast starting this Thursday on Irish screens! :)
  • Junior MasterChef is back today! Hitting CBBC at 4.30pm with myself, @johntorode1 and 4 budding young brilliant cooks! Make sure to tune in and set to record! :) #JuniorMasterChef
  • Potato, cheese and thyme tart in my Irish independent column today- will stick the recipe up on the blog soon! :)
  • Happy Swedish Kladkakka Day! This my triple layer version with a cream cheese frosting- recipe on my blog! :) #kladdkakansdag
  • Having such a brilliant time on the #KitchenHeroLive Tour around Ireland! Cooking up delicious dishes in theatre venues! In Castlebar tonight with a great crowd- yeehaw! :)
  • Just spent the evening with these crazy Swedish mofo's in the #mittkök studio! Filming new recipes for Sweden! :)
  • Pear frangipane tarts in my Irish Independent Weekend Magazine column today- will stick the recipe on my blog next week! :)
  • Happy Halloween!!! What are cooking today? Lots of Halloween recipes up on my blog including these creepy chocolate eyeballs! 🎃👻
  • Myself and @JohnTorode1 are back with a brand new series of #JuniorMasterChef kicking off on the 10th of November on CBBC! Lots of a brilliant young cooks showcasing their cooking skills! :)
  • Sweet and savoury sticky rice dumplings: sweet green bean paste coated in sesame seeds and aromatic pork mince- deep fried until crisp and bloomin delish! #donalvietnam
  • Last lunch in Vietnam- delicious Bun Cha- a feast of chargrilled pork, rice vermicelli noodles, lots off fresh herbs with a sweet and spicy dipping sauce! Will so miss the street food here! #donalvietnam
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Spicy Sticky Roast Squash Salad…

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GOOD MORNING! Well this was dinner last night mainly because I decided that if i didn't use the squash in the fridge it was going to end up in the bin! I love, love, love roast veggies, when they're done properly that is, I mean when they're crispy, chewy and caramelised on the outside and soft and mushy on the inside, now that's perfection. I have just moved into a new apartment which means a new oven.  It's electric and taking a little getting used to when it comes to regulating the heat.  I'm used to a gas oven and hob so the change isn't exactly great news as it seems much harder to regulate the temperature. But I'm getting there!

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Spicy Sticky Roast Squash Salad

I love roast vegetables and would happily eat them without anything else.  This sticky and spicy, honey and chilli coating creates wonderfully sweet vegetables with a kick.  Serve as a side or as light meal with some couscous or bulgar wheat.

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Chili Chicken Broccoli Asparagus Noodles…

IMG_0713 This isn't exactly the most amazingly intricate Chinese dish I have made but I chose to write about it because, if you have all the ingredients it is a very simple, tasty, balanced and healthy meal.

The first time I was introduced to real Chinese cuisine was during a visit to my Aunt's house where a Chinese friend was giving a cooking demonstration to a group of her friends. I was encouraged to try beef, ginger and scallion, a simple dish which seemed to capture the simplicity of this extensive cuisine.

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Chili Chicken Broccoli Asparagus Noodles

This simple little stir fry is an easy little dinner.  The key when stir frying is to do all the preparation before you start to cook.  Make sure to have your wok almost smoking hot when you start to fry.

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Oregano Lamb Chops & Simple Carrot and Cabbage Salad

IMG_0703This is an incredibly simple little supper to prepare and quite healthy too. Oregano and lamb are a superb match and left to marinate with garlic and olive oil it becomes a thing of true beauty

Serves 2-4
4 good quality lamb chops
3 cloves of garlic chopped finely
3 tablespoon of olive oil
1 tablespoon of good quality balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons of dried oregano
A good pinch of sea salt and ground pepper

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Oregano Lamb Chops and Carrot and Cabbage Salad

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Now generally I am a Chicken and fish fan so this dish mostly came about because my girlfriend gently suggested that I should cook something other than chicken tonight! Not one to dissappoint I head to the butchers with this in mind and picked out some lamb chops.

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Rainy Day Mediterranean Homemade Pizza…

This is the first recipe I ever posted on The Good Mood Food Blog in July 2007.  It is one of the first things I learned to make and I still make it now.  The spicy tomato sauce is a great twist and adds a bit of heat to this delicious pizza.

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Rainy Day Mediterranean Homemade Pizza

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Getting homemade pizza right is a real art, I used to make it a lot when I was a kid and slowly perfected it over the years! One of my favourite things to do was to try different topping combinations from Asparagus and Spinach, to Feta and Rocket. One of the great things about pizza is that it's just so customisable. I also recommend experimenting with the tomato sauce as it can really enhance the overall flavour.

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