This is What I Eat …

This is What I Eat …

This is What I Eat is a piece I ran with Image magazine a while ago. It’s by far the most popular and terrifying question I get asked. I felt horribly naked doing it, because for the most part I ended up policing the arse of my hand bag for snacks. So here goes …. […]

Sea Salt & Banana Ice Cream

Sea Salt & Banana Ice Cream

Did you know we can arm our brain with certain nutrients to get our neurotransmitters raving? This ice cream nails it. “In every great production, there are hundreds of people behind the scenes that support the main players” writes Dr Hyla Cass, former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA Medical School. “The same is […]

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 […]

Probiotic Brownies

Probiotic Brownies

I’m with Roseanne Barr. I don’t know why people hate PMT. It’s the only time of the month when I can actually be myself. These pecan brownies contain zinc, a fancy mineral our body needs to manufacture hormones. Think of hormones as the call centre for mood, and for hundreds of other intricate biological processes […]

Mojito cheesecake and raw honey

Mojito cheesecake and raw honey

Fist. Bumping. Gorgeous. This is a fresh, nostril-dancing, creamy dessert.  You can store individual slices in the freezer for up to 3 months. But it’s not designed to yield leftovers.     I found the most extraordinary bee sanctuary in Tipperary, where the apiarist practically reads the bees bedtime stories.  The hives are located on […]