Loin of Bacon with Glorious Greens, Velvet Cloud Yogurt  by Paul Flynn The Tannery Dungarven

Loin of Bacon with Glorious Greens, V...

The wonderful Chef Paul Flynn created this delicious dish for the TV programme RTE Today and explained that. Bacon is often thought of as a winter dish, but the lovely greens, grapes, and Velvet Cloud yogurt elevate it to a perfect summer option.

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Three Ingredient Velvet Cloud Healthy Chocolate Truffles

Three Ingredient Velvet Cloud Healthy...

I didn’t realise that Easter 2022 was next weekend !

So given the week that is coming I decided to do a bit of a search for healthy chocolate ideas, or healthy Easter chocoalte gifts.  To my surprise some of the most commonly googled things about chocolate were questions like:

Is chocolate good for you?  And will chocolate kill a dog?

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What Foods Cause Diverticulitis ? This lovely recipe might help.

What Foods Cause Diverticulitis ? Thi...

This is a question we often see people ask, along side - Can I eat oatmeal with diverticulitis? Or What foods can cause a flare up?

High fiber diets are recommeded for people prone to diverticulitis to prevent diverticulitis symptoms. This is because a high fiber diet, prevents pressue in the colon and helps prevent the flare ups. On the flip side 

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Sheep's Yogurt Baba Ganoush

Sheep's Yogurt Baba Ganoush

I am one of those people who often buy aubergines with great intentions of cooking them during the week, but by the time I think of them, it's too late, and I have to throw them out. However, this recipe I tried yesterday is perfect. It also helps me reduce food waste because it works perfectly fine, using those slightly wrinkly (about to go off aubergines) too.  It tastes so creamy and delicious its hard to believe it is also so healthy!

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Are pancakes good for you?  Here are some that are !

Are pancakes good for you? Here are ...

It depends on the pancakes is our answer. Whenever we are asked : are pancakes good for you? or which pancakes are healthy? We suggest the following pancake recipes. With any of these pancakes, a big blob of creamy delicious health Velvet Cloud sheep's milk yogurt, will add the the deliciousness, feel really indulgent, but still be good for you.

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Sheep’s Yogurt and Dukkah

Sheep’s Yogurt and Dukkah

Duqqa, du'ah, do'a, or dukkah is an Egyptian and Middle Eastern condiment consisting of a mixture of herbs, nuts, and spices.

This is a simple Yogurt dukkah, that works beautifully as a dip for vegetable sticks or flat breads, as a sauce in a pitta, or drizzled over a salad. It brings serving homemade soup to a new level, as the mix of creamy yogurt and coarse nut sprinkle on top is superb.

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What to do with over ripe banana's? Oatmeal muffin recipe

What to do with over ripe banana's? O...

I had a two over ripe bananas, so rather than waste, I mashed them with one egg, added three table spoons Velvet Cloud yogurt, 2 teaspoons of bread soda, a few drops vanilla essence, and then enough oatmeal to make

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Velvet Cloud Sheep's Yogurt Creamy Pannacotta

Velvet Cloud Sheep's Yogurt Creamy Pa...

Dan Guerin is a chef in Cush Ballycottin and uses Velvet Cloud throughout the year. He recently had a recipe in The Irish Times -  Velvet Cloud yoghurt pannacotta with  pumpkin in a spiced caramel - This made me realise we hadn’t posted a pannacotta recipe before. Making pannacotta (which actually means cooked cream in Italian), with Velvet Cloud, is popular with a lot of chefs in Ireland because the creaminess of the yogurt, makes a really luxurious dessert and then they then add their own twist

 

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The Best Salad Dressing You Will Ever Taste

The Best Salad Dressing You Will Ever...

It’s the Perfect Week For Salad Dressings

Easy Peasy Caesar Salad Dressing With A Sheep’s Twist

I had never cooked with an anchovy in my life until I saw a recipe last week for Caesar salad dressing using mayonnaise, so given that we always use Velvet Cloud instead of Mayonnaise I decided to replace the Mayonnaise with our yogurt and the parmesan cheese with our Rockfield cheese. I know I am biased but this is a seriously delicious dressing, I’ve made it twice since and have a small jar in the fridge now for whenever I am making a quick salad lunch.  

 

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Baked Eggs With Velvet Cloud Sheep's Milk Yogurt

Baked Eggs With Velvet Cloud Sheep's ...

Inspired by a social media post of Turkish eggs with Velvet Cloud yogurt, posted by the lovely McHugs bar in Ennis over the weekend, I decided to put up a recipe for Baked Eggs which we use all the time. We find it’s a great one for a weekend lunch, and you can make it in single ramekins or a big dish if you are serving a crowd. Plus you can add and take away fillings as you wish.

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