Almond Milk Latte, for the bus stop

Almond Milk Latte, for the bus stop

This chilled bevy owns the summer of 2014, like Miley Cyrus owns twerking (but more tasteful I promise). Release your inner Gwynie by making your own almond milk from raw nuts like the shots below. Takes 90 seconds. Otherwise, look out for the award-winning range of Rude Health dairy-free milk.     We already know […]

Acai-Laced Truffles

Acai-Laced Truffles

Deep purple in colour, they may appear like a swollen egotistical blueberry at first glance, but in fairness acai berries weigh in twice as potent and five times as expensive. Ass-sigh-eee, dahlings, is the latest Brazilian bomb. This small Amazonian berry is so nutrient-dense that even Coca-Cola has started sniffing for its scent. Acai berries […]

how to cook polenta

how to cook polenta

Once in a while we flirt with polenta, like Colin Farrell with Elizabeth Taylor. It’s not serious, but it loiters on our hit list.     Polenta has the creaminess of mashed potato, with a pinch of unfamiliar excitement. That might be the yeast flakes talking, giving flavour-bombs to everything it touches. Potatoes will still […]

The Secret to Seriously Smooth Hummus

The Secret to Seriously Smooth Hummus

They’re not called Bloke Peas for a good reason. Chickpeas are puffed with feline-friendly compounds. There’s magnesium, a mineral many of us crave once a month when we become a crazed version of a slightly-less-bonkers self. Magnesium has the magnificent ability to relieve cramps by helping our blood vessels relax. Good news for headaches and […]

Saturday July 5th, The Hay Festival (sold out)

Saturday July 5th, The Hay Festival (sold out)

Can I share some of my recipes from The Extra Virgin Kitchen with you in Kells? I’m plotting to seduce Jeremy Paxman, so will probably opt for something seriously chocolatey. And spicy.   SOLD OUT SORRY! 12:30 The Hay Festival Kells, Co.Meath, Ireland  €6 You can purchase tickets online here, and check out who else […]

BBQ-Flavoured Sweet Potato Fries

BBQ-Flavoured Sweet Potato Fries

Chilli peppers can sting lips to a sumptuous pout without the price tag of cosmetic surgery. Groovy, eh? I guess nettles could too but I’m not willing to find out. Given that chillis also help raise blood pressure, it’s the perfect ingredient to have up your sleeve on a date. (Careful not to take me […]

jaggery crumbed cacao squares

jaggery crumbed cacao squares

Fuel for the Junior and Leaving Certers The sun typically comes out when the junior and leaving cert starts in Ireland. Bummer. These crumbed cacao squares should help make it up to them. Stuffed with plant-based omega-3s, think of them as brain fertilisers. Have you noticed that walnuts resemble one of the most important organs […]

Sunday June 22, talk & demo 1pm (sold out)

Sunday June 22, talk & demo 1pm (sold out)

I’ll be sharing a great big virtuous tart with guests at this year’s Dalkey Book Festival. Free from wheat, gluten, cane sugar, and animal products, the locals will want to rub your halo. Select Health Food Store is only  2 minutes away, where they will be stocking my cookbook and a platoon of fabulous organic […]

Mojo Rojo & Courgetti

Mojo Rojo & Courgetti

Known as Mother Nature’s sting, chilli peppers are electrifyingly hot. And devious. Eating them will rev up your metabolism, heart rate, body temperature and mood for Barry White. Legend tells us that the great Aztec emperor Montezuma necked a chilli chocolate drink in preparation for visits to his lady friends. There could be something in […]

Victoria Sponge with Chia Jam and Coconut Cream

Victoria Sponge with Chia Jam and Coconut Cream

When you need to recharge your superhuman powers, or your Bridge skills, try chia. These weensy seeds are members of the omega-3 plant squad. Why such excitement? Omega-3 is a good fat, the kind that nourishes your noggin and not your waistband. Our brain cells are primarily composed of fat. So too are many of […]