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Ailbhe Phelan

London, London, GB

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I'm a greedy Irish illustrator / graphic designer living in London, England, who grows, cooks, eats and draws her way through life.

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Maafe: African Peanut Stew by Ailbhe Phelan

London, London, GB

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Popular all over Western and Central Africa, Maafe can be made with various meats, fish or even vegetarian. There are as many versions as there are cooks, this is my version of a delicious peanut chicken maafe. Spicy, comforting and vibrant.

Asian Favourites by Ailbhe Phelan

London, London, GB

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I love the flavours of all asian food but there are some dishes I happily have again and again. These are some of my favourite asian dishes, great colours, great tastes and perfect to share.

Blender Juice by Ailbhe Phelan

London, London, GB

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A delicious and fun way to get your daily dose of vitamins and minerals. Not just good for you but bright and colourful, full of zing with fabulous flavours. Just look at that gorgeous purple red colour, you know it's good!

A sunny Marmalade for breakfast by Ailbhe Phelan

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I absolutely LOVE marmalade and, luckily, I enjoy making it. For the last few years when Seville Oranges are at their best I make enough to last us all year. This is my current favourite version with added Blood Oranges for colour and sweetness, fresh ginger, kaffir lime leaves and a good splash of whisky.

A Green Irish Salad: Cashel Blue, Pear Spinach & Hazelnuts by Ailbhe Phelan

London, London, GB

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A not-so-traditional Irish salad but made with the gorgeous original, Irish farmhouse blue cheese; Irish Cashel Blue. Hazelnuts have long featured in Irish folklore and were seen to represent wisdom and poetic inspiration. Add some pear and spinach and you have a salad worthy of a saint! From a series of recipes to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, gather your green shamrock, pin on your green badge and enjoy!

Traditional Irish Bacon, Creamy Cabbage & Whiskey Sauce by Ailbhe Phelan

London, London, GB

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One of a series of St Patrick's Day recipes created to help you celebrate the day with authentic Irish food. Bacon and cabbage is a traditional Irish combination and I've added caraway to gently spice it up. The gorgeous whiskey sauce is delicious on bacon but works just as well poured over ice cream. You may not be able to get your hands on an authentic St Patrick's Day badge (they're even hard to find now in Ireland) but you can get your hands on some real Irish Bacon and Cabbage. Enjoy!

Traditional Irish Soda Farls by Ailbhe Phelan

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One of a series of St Patrick's Day recipes created to help you celebrate the day with authentic Irish food. These soda farls are quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed all year round, perfect for breakfast where they pair well with eggs or black pudding (Clonakilty is a well-loved black pudding in Ireland), great with stews and soups plus they also toast well. Enjoy.

Easy Peasy Pizza by Ailbhe Phelan

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Everyone loves pizza and here's an easy peasy recipe I often use. I like my pizza to be pretty plain and simple but you can add extra toppings if you like. Or maybe just top a freshly baked pizza with a peppery rocket salad ('arugula salad' if you are stateside). And maybe a slick of chilli oil!

Chicken & Leek Pie by Ailbhe Phelan

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This is one of my favourite pies. I love the little blackbird pie funnel which sings for my supper.

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Gorgeous Carrot Gratin by Ailbhe Phelan

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What to make when you've a surplus of root vegetables. I had bought the bunch of carrots to draw and then decided that I would make this. Soft and creamy and crisp on top. Delicious. I served it with a crisp green salad and a glass of cold cider on a summers evening.

St Patrick's Day: Irish Brown Soda Bread by Ailbhe Phelan

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Nothing beats a good traditional brown soda bread spread with lovely Irish butter and a dollop of tangy Irish marmalade. One of a series of recipes to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day.

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