GRAINOLA – a multigrain granola

GRAINOLA – a multigrain granola

Rice malt syrup – ever heard of it? You will. Hottie Sarah Wilson of I Quit Sugar fame levitates on the stuff. In fairness, this sweetener is flipping good. Think of a malted milkshake that hits the spot without being too saccharine or sweet. That’s rice malt syrup. But calm down, it ain’t no superfood! […]

Pomegranate, Pistachio, Rose Water Halva

Pomegranate, Pistachio, Rose Water Halva

Today’s wholefoods movement is often described as the 1970’s, resuscitated on kale powder and kimchi. Please! In the 1970’s, cooking skills sucked. We were too busy lovebombing the world with geraniums. Forty years on, our culinary skills have been heightened and honed. So yes there has been a re-awakening of wholefood ingredients, but more importantly, […]

How to make Kefir at home

How to make Kefir at home

Kefir is yoghurt’s low-maintenance, tarty cousin. She’s got a gutsy attitude and is addictively refreshing among a sea of shiny, clean eating accessories. I have a feeling 2018 is going to be her year. When can you meet? Today! Find kefir grains in the refrigerated section at your local health store or trendy café. We […]

The Brew:   COUGH AND COLD REMEDY

The Brew: COUGH AND COLD REMEDY

Seaweed has become the superhero of Irish foods. Broccoli would genuflect in its presence. This recipe has been passed through neighbours, family and friends for 20 odd years. It’s swinging with crucial trace minerals and seems to be anti-viral plus anti-bacterial. (Then again, the placebo effect can still stimulate healing with up to a whopping […]

White Chocolate Porridge

White Chocolate Porridge

Cacao sounds like a verb. Something you do to someone when they tamper with your temper. Ka-Kow! It also sounds like a magical spell, which is exactly what cacao does to porridge. Cacao butter is going to take your porridge to a whole new level – that’s why we call this recipe The Elevator. Curiously, […]