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One for the veggies? No! One for all of us. This was one of those things that came together randomly in a helter skelter way, and I am so glad that it did.  When I was in France recently I bought some dried chickpeas from a farmer at the market. I cooked…
One for the veggies? No! One for all of us. This was one of those things that came together randomly in a helter skelter way, and I am so glad that it did.  When I was in France recently I bought some dried chickpeas from a farmer at the market. I cooked half of them last week, and they were so lovely. Great texture and taste, and even though they were dried, they were fresh, if you know what I mean? The cooked until plump and with bite. I was th...
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NEW POST --- Dispatches from the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Lit Fest in Cork, Ireland

[Photo: Maggie Beer, Yotam Ottolenghi, Darina Allen and Sami Tamimi – they were having so much fun I couldn’t get a photo of them that wasn’t slightly blurred!] I have many food related excuses to go home to Ireland, and I am lucky, for some people travel…
A world class literary festival featuring the worlds best food writers and chefs at Ballymaloe House and Cookery School in East Cork, Ireland.
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NEW POST ---- Hummus Kawarma with Lemon Sauce [Recipe]

You have to make this, this weekend. No dilly dallying, you won’t regret it, Hummus Kawarma is a wonderful thing. Creamy thick hummus topped with pops of aromatic spiced and flavouful neck of lamb, finished with a garlic-lemon-parsley-chilli dressing…
You have to make this, this weekend. No dilly dallying, you won’t regret it, Hummus Kawarma is a wonderful thing. Creamy thick hummus topped with pops of aromatic spiced and flavouful neck of lamb, finished with a garlic-lemon-parsley-chilli dressing (lemon sauce). Hummus is so lovely when you cook it at home, it is worth the time planning and paying attention to the small details in this terrific recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi’s book...
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NEW RECIPE --- Spiced Chickpeas with Cauliflower, Red Pepper and Kale

Sometimes the world is with you, and sometimes it is not. Equally sometimes your fridge is with you, and sometimes it is not. Sometimes your fridge can be a nasty twisted beast. Last week when I came home from France to discover that my fridge had been…
Simple and lovely vegan recipe for spiced chickpeas with cauliflower, red peppers and kale. Super nutritious, flavoursome and speedy too.
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NEW POST --- A Weekend Truffle Hunting at Crillon Le Brave, Provence

Truffle hunting (oink oink, SNORT!), gooey chocolate truffles, and doing the truffle shuffle (I inadvertently have earned the right through this food writing of mine), regardless of what truffles make you think of, the fungal variety, growing underground…
Truffle hunting in the South of France at Crillon le Brave, Provence and a trip to Châteauneuf-du-Pape and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue for antiques and the market.
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NEW POST ---- Visiting Sabah Green Tea Plantation & Facing My (Non Tea) Related Fears #LoveSabah

The thoughts that go through your head when you are terrified of heights but doing something that might kill or cure you are overwhelming. When in Sabah, despite signs saying something like “just please don’t do this if you are afraid of heights, ok?…
Sabah Green Tea Plantation, the Rainforest Rope Walk and the Adenna Raflleasia Garden. A spectacular day in Borneo with lots of photos.
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NEW POST --- Dispatches from the West Waterford Festival of Food, Ireland (also, an ode to home to - LOTS of photos :) ). Enjoy, and just go visit!

Yesterday, when I wrote about the Ballymaloe Lit Fest, I mentioned that I was lucky. It goes even further than that. In my small home town, curved along a small slice of the Atlantic and in the shelter of the Comeragh mountains, we have all kinds of…
Yesterday, when I wrote about the Ballymaloe Lit Fest, I mentioned that I was lucky. It goes even further than that. In my small home town, curved along a small slice of the Atlantic and in the shelter of the Comeragh mountains, we have all kinds of wonderful too, and ample reasons to return. [Dungarvan] I am immensely proud of my hometown, Dungarvan in County Waterford.  I tell everyone I meet that they should visit with much enthusiasm. I expla...
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NEW POST ---'Nduja & Caramelised Onion Ragu with Eggs [Recipe]

I never did love ketchup. I know everyone does. It is said to be the perfect combination of sweet, sour, salty and savoury, and tomatoes are one of my favourite ingredients, but I just find ketchup to be wanting, and something that is used to blanket…
Gorgeous runny eggs cooked in a porky hot 'nduja ragu sweetened with caramelised onions. A perfect weekend brunch. Full recipe and thoughts on ketchup.
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Can I tell you something ridiculous?  I am nursing a selfie stick injury. A selfie stick injury?! Am I embarassed? Not even a tiny bit.  I was always a bit snooty about selfie sticks. The first time I saw one was in the Pantheon in Rome (oooh er, but…
Can I tell you something ridiculous?  I am nursing a selfie stick injury. A selfie stick injury?! Am I embarassed? Not even a tiny bit.  I was always a bit snooty about selfie sticks. The first time I saw one was in the Pantheon in Rome (oooh er, but really). Two guys were perched beneath it, grinning up. I scoffed internally. What in gods name is that? I thought it a little shameless and wondered how the world had come  it. I mean I just never w...
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NEW POST ---- A Sleepy Sunday at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (and a Perfect Sunday Lunch)

L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence is a gorgeous little town, patches of land interspersed between strands of river and streams, with waterwheels, tendrils of moss hanging down, dragging themselves round. Known for a Sunday market full of antiques, food…
L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in Provence is a gorgeous little town, patches of land interspersed between strands of river and streams, with waterwheels, tendrils of moss hanging down, dragging themselves round. Known for a Sunday market full of antiques, food stalls and lots of randomness, I spent a lovely Sunday meandering it last weekend. I heard after that this is where Keith Floyd had an antique shop before he became a chef. I wanted every antique kn...
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NEW RECIPE! ----- Cauliflower Cous Cous with Chicken, Carrot, Cabbage & Almonds (In Partnership with BRITA)

This post is the second in a sponsored series that I am working on with BRITA as part of their Better with BRITA campaign. I explore recipes that use BRITA filtered water as a key ingredient, in this instance a healthy and nutritious one pot dish based on…
This post is the second in a sponsored series that I am working on with BRITA as part of their Better with BRITA campaign. I explore recipes that use BRITA filtered water as a key ingredient, in this instance a healthy and nutritious one pot dish based on cauliflower cous cous.  Not only is this a healthy and nutritious one pot dish, it is also speedy and very flexible. It is a frugal dish also, a perfect dish for using up the ends of veg that ar...
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NEW ---- Cooking in Sabah: Two Healthy Sea Gypsy Recipes (Fish Soup & a Fish Salad) #LoveSabah

Visiting Sabah, I was excited as always about the food and the peculiarities that would be offered by the region and the local cooking. Sabah is tucked away in Borneo, caressing the sea, but it has a lot of rainforest and cultivated land too. On the coast…
Two wonderful healthy seafood recipes from Sabah in Malaysian Borneo. One, an aromatic fish soup, the other a vibrant fish salad, like a Malaysian ceviche.
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Blogger at www.eatlikeagirl.com and writer of books and other things. I travel a lot.
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I used to be an unhappy project manager.
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Writer, traveller, recipe vampire. I love the good life, and I share it with you (via recipes and recommendations).
Introduction
Niamh Shields aka @eatlikeagirl of www.eatlikeagirl.com

I am Irish but I now live in London and have done since 2001. London is more accurately my base, and springboard to the rest of this world that we live in. I love to travel, and travel increasingly forms a large part of my work. 

7 years strong, Eat Like a Girl is an archive of my recipes and travel stories and recommendations. I also write a little about restaurants, in London (where I am based) and wherever else I am. 

I have also written a cookbook - Comfort & Spice - and am working on Cookbook No. 2 - Project Bacon. 
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One of the 500 most influential people in the UK according to The Times in January 2014 (!). I am watching all of your dinners :)
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London, UK
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Cork, Ireland - Dungarvan, Ireland - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nice, France
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