Wrinkles: skin food part 4

Wrinkles: skin food part 4

Obnoxiously priced, commercial face creams are designed to separate you from your money and your brain cells. We all know the brands I’m referring to #sexyswipe. They advertise in every glossy magazine, preying on your friends, your daughter, mother and sisters. You want to stay young? The answer is not giving hundreds of your hard-earned […]

Cold Brew Coffee over ice

Cold Brew Coffee over ice

If Shakespeare was reincarnated, this would be it. Cold Brew Coffee.     Make it immediately. Today. Now. For wellness junkies, you can offset the caffeine indulgence with a field of kale later. Or try this cold brew cacao instead. Cold brew is simply an easy way of making coffee concentrate. Instead of relying on […]

Psst … I’ve got something to tell you

Psst … I’ve got something to tell you

  Waaaaaah! The Virtuous Tart cookbook is now in paperback for all my Irish friends. It’s got a snazzy new yellow cover, and a new cheaper price. So for the same cost as one yoga class, you and I could be hanging in the kitchen. I promise to bring indecent amounts of giddiness to your […]

Home-Made Organic Cream Cheese

Home-Made Organic Cream Cheese

People are sick of consuming products. We want experiences. Full-fat, authentic, soul-nourishing, heart-thumping, life-affirming experiences. What’s too-often missing in many of our lives is something intrinsically satisfying. Products rarely deliver the true nourishment we crave. Cooking for yourself and for those you love is a deeply meaningful experience. What makes food truly satisfying is not […]

When times are tough …

When times are tough …

For many people this column might read like a sonata to superfoods. Or exclusively for geezers who fetishise loose-leaf tea and home made facemasks. I get that. I am, after all, a professional nut (short for nutritional cook). Lately, writing about food feels ridiculous in the face of much wider global geopolitical events. Finding meaning […]