New Video #WTF Kale

New Video #WTF Kale

Kale is a member of the cruciferous clan, which always scared me as a child given this was how Jesus died.  So why the excitement? Kale is an excellent source of folate (folic acid), often associated with great quality nookie. Looks like folate can regulate the production of histamine – a very important chemical released […]

White Chocolate Truffles

White Chocolate Truffles

Meet lucuma. A spoonful of this silky smooth Peruvian fruit is enough to incite poetry in Jeremy Clarkson. We team lucuma with hazelnut butter to make these outrageously tasty white chocolates. (Was that a teensy squeal?) When dried, lucuma is a cracking way of naturally sweetening desserts. You’ll also get a surprising dose of niacin […]

Barbie Fudge

Barbie Fudge

My giddy four year old came up with this recipe, when he accidentally dropped a small jar of beetroot powder into the pot while I was making a halva-style fudge.  MacGyver has competition. Dynamite stuff. Sesame are mighty little seeds. They are practically belching with B vitamins, the ones responsible for energy ignition and brain […]

Big Bowl of Mexico

Big Bowl of Mexico

This is the only vegetable that sounds like an exciting substance. Maybe that’s why everyone loves a pepper.  Most other veggies are used in a pejorative sense. Turnip reminds us of our Taoiseach. Pumpkin is one of the clumsy twits from a children’s novel. Aubergine belongs to a thousand bridesmaid dresses. And tomato is the […]

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 […]