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).   […]

My birthday book deal (sold out)

My birthday book deal (sold out)

Happy Birthday to me. As a gift, my publishers gave me a code. A very groovy code. Enter EXTRAVIRGIN when checking out here to receive 30% off The Extra Virgin Kitchen and free postage within the UK and Ireland, only until October 15th. Nifty, eh?! (Except that I already have loads of copies. Hope it’s […]

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 […]

Chia Fishcakes & CoYo

Chia Fishcakes & CoYo

Spuds are back. Kale is too 2012. Turnip is yet to find a patron. And purple sprouting broccoli is in rehab. The potato is our national superfood, buzzing with goodness. All the girlie sounding spuds are delicious in salads – Desiree, Charlotte, Annabelle, Orla, Emma and Violetta. Think creamy interior, perfectly suited to steaming (what […]

Black Polenta Fingers, for the lunchbox

Black Polenta Fingers, for the lunchbox

Sanctified as the Father of Superfoods, spinach enjoys immense popularity among medical and scientific communities. The toddler community aren’t much convinced, but that’s about to change.       For a concentrated blast of goodness in your diet, this Green Leafy is hard to beat.  Replete with vitamins C and E, spinach offers protection against […]