5 Spice, Apple and Ginger Lentil Soup served with garlic yoghurt

5 Spice, Apple and Ginger Lentil Soup served with garlic yoghurt

Heart disease is Ireland’s biggest killer, chased closely by bowel cancer. If you’re worried about either condition, make friends with VHI. Or lentils. You don’t have to be a member of the Green Party to enjoy them, or start campaigning against animal cruelty. Just a little mustard and garlic, and in no time you’ll be […]

Raw Chocolate – “Cacao”

Raw Chocolate – “Cacao”

Chocolate has the magnificent ability to vaccinate against bad moods. Something explosive happens in your veins as well as your mouth. According to scientists, this is because of a neurochemical called dopamine.  Once stirred, dopamine can initiate an electrical cavalry through the veins and hit every imaginable spot. And I mean every spot. High levels […]

Chocolate Seed Soldiers

Chocolate Seed Soldiers

These Soldiers are excellent allies in the war against afternoon slumps. Practically humming with energy, Soldiers will deliver a cargo of essential minerals to service your mojo alongside battery-boosting B vitamins. Scientific evidence consistently proves that eating well is good for body and mind. Eating poorly will short-circuit your system. Once you taste these, I […]

Teff and cardamom biscuits

Teff and cardamom biscuits

Move over Michael Fassbender. There’s a new fixation in town.   1 cup / 80g raw cashews 1 cup / 70g (gluten free) oat flakes ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon milled chia seed 1 cup / 140g ivory teff flour (naturally gluten-free grain) ½ teaspoon ground cardamom (no more!) ½ teaspoon salt flakes (or […]

MAKING SPAGHETTI FROM COURGETTE

MAKING SPAGHETTI FROM COURGETTE

I love spirulisers. These dinky machines make you feel like Handy Manny in the kitchen. Instead of prepping pasta you can grab a courgette, fix it to a spiruliser, and kaboom! Courgette spaghetti! And if you don’t fancy forking out for another kitchen gadget, you could use a potato peeler to scrape ribbons from the […]