New-dles … and a kickass harissa

New-dles … and a kickass harissa

Move over kale. Courgette is here with its own range of kitchen appliances. That’s right. Sales of spiralisers in Dublin are tailing sales of teapots. To the tea drinkers of Ireland, this might constitute a national threat. Spiralisers are those dinky kitchen gadgets that can twist and turn a courgette into glorious ribbons of vegetable […]

Lemon Shizzle Cake

Lemon Shizzle Cake

Botox Baking This sticky citrus cake is practically belching with age-defying vitamins like E, C and plant-based calcium. Its fantastical glow comes from a spice called turmeric, more recently referred to as poor man’s saffron. Turmeric delivers a cargo of anti-inflammatory artillery for squeaky bones and damaged skin. Not bad for a cáca milis. We […]

Gluten-free focaccia with rosemary and lemon

Gluten-free focaccia with rosemary and lemon

Rosemary ain’t just a pretty fragrance. Its medicinal properties – appreciated by herbalists and Granny Joan for hundreds of years – are now being confirmed by modern science. Yes, a daily round of Sudoku (or brushing your teeth with your left hand) helps to keep brain rust at bay. But so too might rosemary. This […]

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 […]

New Video – aging, and how to put the breaks on

This is the start of a fun #WTF series on healthy foods. Cleaning up your diet doesn’t need to assault your taste buds or involve thigh-licking lycra. No one should be threatened with that. Tell me what you think, and which foods you’d like me to cover next!  Leave your comments below and don’t forget […]