iEat Green – Guest Darina Allen: Chef, Author- Ballymaloe Cookery School – 05.04.17

Darina Allen established the Ballymaloe Cookery School with her brother Rory O’Connell in 1983. The cookery school has had thousands of students pass through its doors since and now enjoys a world wide reputation for excellence. Author of over a dozen cookery books, her latest ‘30 Years at Ballymaloe’ is a celebration of the 30 years of the cookery school. Darina is involved in numerous projects to improve the food we all eat and cook, including Slow Food, Eurotoques, Farmers Markets and LitFest 17 – an international Food & Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe, Ireland . She continues her first love – teaching at the cookery school on a daily basis.

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Roasted Tempeh and Cauliflower with Green Beans in Lemonn Wine 

Pre-heat oven to 400*

  • 2 package 3-Grain Tempeh
  • 2 Tbs. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. chopped garlic
  • pinch salt
  • 1 onions, sliced into crescent moons
  • olive oil
  • 2 cups green beans
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 18 hot whole sweet piquante peppers
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ cup parsley
  • 2 Tbs. water
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. pinenuts
  • ½ lemon
  • ¼ t. salt

Cut the tempeh into quarters, then slice each quarter in half, lengthwise, to make it thinner. Then cut each piece into cubes, (about ½” x ¼“ pieces) In mixing bowl, toss the tempeh pieces with the 2 Tbs. of olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, and salt, to coat well. Lay out on cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roast in oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from oven and set aside in small bowl. Using the same mixing bowl and cookie sheet, toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, garlic and salt and roast in oven for 10 minutes, turn over and roast another 5 minutes until edges are caramelized and golden brown. Meanwhile, cover bottom of wok with olive oil. Sauté onion until translucent. Add green beans and cook for 5 minutes. Add the tempeh and cauliflower into the wok. Add the white wine, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add the hot peppers, and cook until the green beans are desired crispiness. Add salt and pepper to taste. In a mini food processor, ,make a sauce with the parsley, lemon, olive oil, pine nuts, water and salt. Drizzle sauce over veggies. Serve on a bed of Quinoa.


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