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  • Strangest location I've filmed in! Crumlin Road Jail in Belfast! Great but very cold location for #DonalsIrishFEAST! :)
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  • My favourite recipe from today's shoot! Subtly spiced @baronscourt1 venison with a red currant glaze, forest mushrooms and sweet potato mash- got a bit excited about this one! #DonalsIrishFEAST
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  • Ridonculously delicious spiraliser salad up on my YouTube channel this evening! Packed with great Thai flavours its guaranteed to make take the kitchen gadget out of its box more then once! :)
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  • Fantastic meal at Lilla Ego in Stockholm last night- highlight meal of the year so far! Really cool little restaurant, totally relaxed vibe and the food was incredible- ate: Gruyere (Semla) bun with seasonal mushrooms, pickled green tomatoes and pine, for main: duck breast with roast celaric, orange zest and beetroot! Only regret was I didn't have room for dessert! Tack @lillaegokrog!
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  • Brilliant Fish & kinda chips with minty mushy peas over on my YouTube channel! The kinda chips are crispy hasselback potatoes- love making these and they go great with the crunch of that crispy beer batter! :)
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  • Brown butter cod with crispy potatoes, leek, carrot and lentils for Sunday lunch @gunneboslott! Really simple flavours but so bloody good!
  • Saluhall Briggen- cool covered food market in #göteborg, the building used to be an old fire station...
  • Fish tacos baby! Oh yeah! :) #tacosandtequilagbg
  • Scallop ceviche with poblano chilli, lime, coriander and sweet popcorn at #tacosandtequilagbg in Göteborg... Really great fresh flavours, textures and just the right amount of spice...
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10 Healthy Eating Recipes…

Salmon-And-Avocado-Salad

Happy New Year folks! With healthy eating season in full swing, I thought I would share some of my favourite, nutritious, healthy recipes from the blog, especially after all the over indulgences of Christmas! January often conjures up ideas of miserable salads and self deprivation but I want to show you that this doesn’t have to be the case. Healthy eating can mean delicious, filling and satisfying meals spanning from breakfast right up to dinner. Below are just a few of my favourites from the blog.

- BREAKFAST -

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{ Strawberries with Homemade Granola, Honey & Yoghurt… }

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{ Frozen Fruit Smoothie… }

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Harissa Fish with Carrot, Mint and Spring Onion Salad

This is a snappy little fish dish dish with a nice hit of spice. Harissa paste is a super handy storecupboard ingredient which really adds an extra kick to dishes like this. You should be able to find it most supermarkets close to the spices.  It goes really well on fish, poultry and meat.

Serves 2
2 white fish fillets
2 tablespoons of harissa paste
Juice of 1/2 lemon

For the salad
2 carrots, peeled and grated
2 spring onions, finely sliced
A few sprigs of fresh mint, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of harissa paste
2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar
Sea Salt and ground black pepper to serve

Spread the harissa paste on the flesh side of the fish fillets and set aside. In a bowl whisk together the harissa paste, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and then toss in the carrot, spring onion and mint until combined. Place a non stick frying pan over a high heat and drizzle with a little oil if needed.  Place the fish fillets skin side down and fry for 2 minutes and then turn over and fry for a further two minutes or until cooked through.  When you turn the fish, squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon over the fish.

Serve the fish fillets alongside the carrot salad and dig in! :)

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Healthy Recipe Roundup!

There is no avoiding the huge surge of interest in healthy eating throughout January and the first half of a new year.  As much as the attention probably should take prominence during most months I suppose coming after December, a month where people are expected to over indulge it comes at just the right time.  My theory on healthy eating and a healthy diet is to really keep it interesting, try new ingredients and of course to never deny yourself a big slice of chocolate cake every now and then!  So rather than trying to beat them, I’m joining the diet band wagon and have a roundup of my favourite healthy eating recipes!

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