Health

Spud Sunday: Super Mash

Enough with the spud-bashing, folks. Potatoes can be good for you, especially so with recipes like this for kale & dillisk mashed potatoes, a (mostly) raw food version of colcannon (raw except for the spuds, that is)


Spud Sunday: Swedish Spuds

Spud goes Swedish with some Jansson’s Temptation – a creamy gratin-style dish made with potatoes and anchovies – and also with the views of a Swedish reader, who is much exercised by how we put our spuds on display in Ireland


Spud Sunday: In Defence Of The Spud

A recent Harvard study identifies potato products as culprits when it comes to weight gain but the truth is that potatoes themselves are not to blame


Spud Sunday: Vive La Spud

Antoine Augustin Parmentier, he who popularised the potato in France, also lends his name to these herby potatoes parmentier, with roasted potato cubes and plenty of fresh herbs


Spud Sunday: Souper Food

Mushroom soup with celeriac and potato, inspired by Gorta’s Soup For Life campaign and the ongoing quest for a good mushroom soup


Spud Sunday: What’s In A Spud?

So, here are the facts on what the potato has to offer when it comes to nutrition. It’s so much more than just starch…


Gym’ll Fix It

A trip to the gym and some raspberry scones – it’s an effort and reward kind of thing


Spud Sunday: Healthier Than Thou

Scientists these days are keen on both adding extra protein to potatoes and electro-shocking them into producing more antioxidants – but aren’t potatoes healthy enough as they are?