Nut Milk Demo @ Alchemy Juice Bar

Nut Milk Demo @ Alchemy Juice Bar

How are those pesky New Year resolutions going?  Let me show you a simple one that will change your life. It is THE SNAZZ (and so much easier than giving up those deliciously addictive phone aps as I stupidly agreed to, in, oh, just our biggest national paper. Fuzzy Duck!)     Saturday 31st, 10:30 […]

Cooking with Donal, and raw chocolate

Cooking with Donal, and raw chocolate

Apparently, women think about chocolate more than men. Some scientists think this is because eating cacao helps release a cavalry of dopamine in the female brain, the same substance released during orgasm. It’s even been suggested that when women eat raw chocolate, it affects activity in the cerebral hemisphere responsible for regulating sexual desire. Just […]

Chocolate Cups with Bee Pollen & Ginger

Chocolate Cups with Bee Pollen & Ginger

There’s something desperate about resorting to dust, scraped from the knuckles of bees. But who am I to judge? I’m suckered into superfood fandangos like iron filings to a magnet. Bee pollen looks tots amazeballs on chocolate, yoghurt, smoothies and ice cream. It’s an extraordinarily healthy food, and tastes like fermented ear wax so I […]

Thursday 29th January, Superfood Supper (SOLD OUT)

I’m teaming up with one of Ireland’s top chefs, Domini Kemp, at Harvey Nichols this month. Join us for a 3-course supersonic supper, free from dairy, wheat and refined sugar to kickstart your liver after the yuletide debauchery.  I’ll be at hand to answer tricky questions about navigating health stores, feeding your sweet tooth without […]

The Ultimate Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes

The Ultimate Chocolate Vegan Cupcakes

These are the greatest plant-based cupcakes to have ever seduced my nostrils and my tastebuds. I beg you to try them.  Brown rice flour is the easiest gluten-free flour to bake with, and the most obedient to use. Its practically inflammable with B vitamins, acting like spark plugs in the body (most important for new […]

Designer Coffee 2015

Designer Coffee 2015

If giving up coffee seems dastardly difficult, try adding some octane for 2015 instead. Here’s the blogpost with the original recipe, and below, a cheerful demo on my You Tube channel with music from Dublin band I ♡ The Monster Hero. Hit the subscribe button, and I’ll keep you informed. (I’ll do the research, so […]

Stealthy Marzipan

Stealthy Marzipan

Fat is incredibly fashionable. Pope Francis, I concede. There really must be a god. It turns out that all saturated fats are not equal. Each saturated fat has its own structure, and their individual differences influence the way they work in your body. (Scientists, look away while I mutilate your language). Several saturated fats, called […]

A Vegan Christmas, Dec 21st

A Vegan Christmas, Dec 21st

This Sunday 21st December, in the Sunday Independent, I have a big spread on catering for vegetarians and vegans in the family. That’s right – no turkey or ham #WTAF There’s pumpkin pie with cinnamon-roasted pecan crumb, parsnips chips with beetroot ketchup, plum & liquorice crumble with quinoa flakes, and red wine poached pears with […]

Book Signings & Special Messages

Book Signings & Special Messages

If you fancy an inappropriate message or something cheeky on the sleeve of your Extra Virgin Kitchen cookbook, then see you sometime somewhere this week!   Thursday, December 11: Dubray Bookstores, Grafton Street, Dublin 2 (5pm) Saturday, December 13: The Hopsack, Rathmines Swan Centre, Dublin 6 (11am) Sunday, December 14: Savage Sunday, Today FM (100-101.8 […]

Home-made Hazelnut Milk

Home-made Hazelnut Milk

I call these grandpa nuts because they’re wonderfully nourishing for our seniors and senioras. Here’s why. Hazelnuts contain beta-sitosterol, a groovy compound shown to help benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is doctorspeak for the numerous trips men over sixty take to the loo during the night. While benign prostatic hyperplasia is not harmful, it can be […]