Smoked Salmon Risotto with Poached Egg

Smoked Salmon Risotto with Poached Egg

Spring is finally here, and this week I have been busy spring cleaning, re-decorating, re-purposing, and generally working my butt off! I was so tired after painting for 8 hours straight on saturday that by the time it came round to making dinner, I was overwhelmed and didn’t want to do anything complicated that required exerting any kind of energy! This usually means a sandwich.. or a risotto! Ha. I know risottos aren’t usually associated with “simple” or “low-maintenance” but for me, it means I get to stand in one spot and stir and be totally and utterly lazy, and I LOVE that, especially on days like that! I decided to add smoked salmon, avocado and a poached egg, just because those flavors go so well, and they’re three of my absolute favorite things in the whole world! I pretty much created this dish for myself, and it’s definitely become one of my new fave’s! I hope you guys <3 it! 

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Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry

This week I have been making “green” and Irish foods in honor of St. Patrick’s day, which has given me the perfect excuse to finally make thai green curry! I have already found my absolute favorite recipes for yellow and red thai curries, so this was the last one I wanted to master–but it was also the hardest. I have tried green curries in the past that have been bitter, bland and watery– but I have been working hard to perfect this one, and make sure it was none of those things! It’s creamy, a little bit spicy, citrusy, salty and all around just packed full of flavor, color and texture! This is the best green curry I have ever tried, so I hope you guys love it too.

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St. Patty’s Style Vegetable Soup

St. Patty’s Style Vegetable Soup

I have been on a soup kick lately, so when I saw the idea for an Irish-flag inspired carrot and pea soup, I was all over it for St. Patty’s! It looks pretty, tastes amazing, and is SO healthy! I hope you guys enjoy!
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Corned Beef with Pineapple-Apricot Glaze

Corned Beef with Pineapple-Apricot Glaze

This time last year I made my first ever corned beef brisket, which was to die for delicious, so when the supermarket shelves started stocking them again this month, I couldn’t wait to make another! I wanted to be a little more creative with this corned beef recipe, but also do something kind of traditional–so I decided to make a sweet glaze, and serve it with a classic irish colcannon.  This recipe might sound a little weird, but it’s just one you’re going to have to trust me on, because it is SO divine! In fact, this is definitely one of the best meals I have cooked since I can remember. I hope you guys love it, and that you have a fantastic St. Patrick’s day today!  

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Colcannon

Colcannon

I’ve been having fun making some “green” recipes this week in honor of St. Patrick’s day, but I also wanted to try making something that was traditionally Irish– so I thought i’d have a go at making Colcannon for the first time ever. It’s basically just mashed potato with kale or cabbage mixed in — but I was kind of taken aback by how something so simplistic could be so clever, and SO delicious. You can also add bacon, but since I wanted to serve it with Corned Beef, I thought that would be a lot of salty meat, and a little too heavy on the calories, so I kept this recipe light, and creamy, and it complimented the corned beef perfectly! I really can’t believe I have never tried this before, but I can’t wait to make it every St. patrick’s!

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