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It is with great excitement that we look upon these shortlisted products in the 2014 Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards! Easy Food Magazine is proud to be the consumer media partner of the awards as they enter their second year of the event in Ireland. And the amount of entries and standard were both overwhelmingly higher this year. We …

Serves 2-3 4 tbsp lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1-2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp dried rosemary 250g halloumi cheese, sliced Handful of fresh parsley, chopped Salt and pepper To serve: Crusty bread Lemon wedges Green salad 1Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, olive oil and dried rosemary. Season well, then add the haloumi and leave to marinate for …

Makes 16 340g dark chocolate, chopped 45g unsalted butter 2 eggs 130g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 30g plain flour ¼ tsp baking powder 1 Melt 200g of the chocolate with the butter in a bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Stir until smooth and remove from the heat to cool slightly. 2 Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla …

1 Buy whole foods Whole, unprocessed foods are cheaper to buy than processed foods, and are vastly superior in terms of nutrition. Where you can avoid something that comes from a packet, do it. 2 Have 1-2 veggie days a week Cutting down on meat is not only cheaper, but it’s good for you. Have one or two meat-free days …

Serves 8-10 220g fat-free cream cheese, at room temperature 450g fat-free fruit-flavoured yoghurt (preferably peach or strawberry) 200g peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped (you can also use peach slices in juice, drained and chopped) 100g strawberries, hulled and sliced 60g blueberries 1 Line a square baking dish with a double layer of clingfilm so it hangs over the sides. Beat the …

Summer salads

Need some sides for a well-deserved barbecue, or just don’t feel like cooking? Here are three light, tasty and healthy summer salads, perfect for the warm weather: Potato salad with cider vinegar dressing and home-pickled onions Superfood salad Simple rocket salad with Parmesan and pine nuts Enjoy!

Serves 4 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp brown sugar 200g rocket 75g Parmesan, shaved 15g pine nuts, roasted 1 Combine the olive oil with the balsamic vinegar, garlic and brown sugar in a bowl and set aside. 2 Place the rocket in a salad bowl and toss through the dressing. 3 …

Serves 4 500g baby potatoes 1 red onion, cut into thin circles 4tbsp cider vinegar A small handful chopped dill 1 Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water, drain and cut in half while still hot (use a tongs if necessary). While the potatoes are cooking, douse the onion with the vinegar and leave in a bowl to pickle. 2 Use …

Superfood salad

Serves 2 30g quinoa 200g broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets 120g frozen peas 100g cucumber, cut into slim batons 20g alfalfa sprouts 50g avocado, cut into pieces 20g toasted seeds 50g feta cheese, crumbled small handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped small handful mint, roughly chopped 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Put the quinoa in a …

A Taste of Summer

Check out these lovely, light summer recipes from the folks at Marks and Spencer! Turkey thighs in Greek yoghurt, Mexican spices and lime Strawberries with black pepper and Balsamic vinegar Frozen blueberries with lemon curd Summer fruit and Feta salad Fresh pea, cucumber and mint salad Enjoy!

Lovely light summer flavours from Marks and Spencer. Fresh garden peas in a cucumber and mint salad Serves 2 ½ a large cucumber, deseeded and finely chopped Sea salt 400g fresh garden peas 4-5 tbsp M&S lighter West Country crème fraiche (or Greek style yoghurt) 1 tbsp fresh chives, snipped 1 tsp M&S mint sauce (or to taste) 1. Place …