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 […]

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 […]

Buckwheat Noodles Wrapped in ‘shrooms & Badass Ginger

Buckwheat Noodles Wrapped in ‘shrooms & Badass Ginger

‘Shrooms Mushrooms have been revered throughout many cultures as far back as Ancient Egypt. These furred-up fungi were believed to bring immortality and bottomless libidos. That must have been before the empire disappeared. In Chinese medicine, mushrooms were celebrated for giving super-human strength. Take that, Popeye!  Today, mushrooms don’t enjoy nearly the same level of […]

Brain Fertilisers, to hotwire your neurotransmitters

Brain Fertilisers, to hotwire your neurotransmitters

“There is no health without mental health,” stresses psychiatrist Prof Jim Lucey, of St Patrick’s Dublin. So, what if you could eat to charge your brain? You can. What if there were foods to help fertilise your brain cells? There are! Recipes pumped with omega-3 fats and B-vitamins are your new BFs (Brain Fertilisers).   […]

Sweet Butternut & Cardamom Curry

Sweet Butternut & Cardamom Curry

Butternut is a type of squash, as well as a euphemism for Michelin starred chefs. And Darina Allen. However, the butternut is not a nut at all. But by golly does it taste sweet and buttery.   This vegetable is carbalicious and full of stonking nutrients such as beta-carotene and potassium. One cup of butternut […]