Tasty Buckwheat Tabbouleh Salad

Tasty Buckwheat Tabbouleh Salad

Last year I resolved to eat more protein from fish, quinoa and buckwheat. I managed plenty of fish but little quinoa and buckwheat. I really like buckwheat, but I only have one recipe that I regularly cook so far. While looking for some buckwheat recipes to try on...
Garlic Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa

Garlic Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa

I’ve made this delicious dish today and it was so good, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. I’ve wanted to add to my collection of go-to quinoa recipes for a while now. I think this is a winner. It has my favourite veggie, mushrooms with some iron rich spinach...
Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad

Asian Inspired Cucumber Salad

This has been a new favourite as it is quick and easy to make, delicious and healthy. I love this kind of simple, fresh salad in the summer. The crisp cucumber is light, fresh, healthy, and the dressing is just gorgeous! If you are looking for...
Moroccan Buckwheat and Chickpea Stew

Moroccan Buckwheat and Chickpea Stew

This recipe is inspired by the Moroccan Chickpea Hotpot in Eastern Seaboard, Drogheda. I get it every time I go there. Much to my boyfriend’s annoyance. “Try something different!” I tell him, “at least it’s not pork belly”...
Dairy Free Crispy Cauli-Tots

Dairy Free Crispy Cauli-Tots

One of the lovely ladies in my Wednesday morning BarreConcept® class sent me several recipes I might like to try. Thank you Aoife! I was stuck for ideas. One which stood out for me to try first was the Cauliflower tots recipe. But the recipe had cheese, I don’t...
Carrot and Coriander Soup

Carrot and Coriander Soup

This week I have for you, Carrot and Coriander soup! Friday last week I bought a huge bunch of carrots on my regular trip to Gregory’s Vegetable Stall at the market square. You can’t get much fresher than there. If you have a local farmers market...
Roasted Ratatouille

Roasted Ratatouille

I’m not ashamed to admit that the animated movie Ratatouille was what inspired me to make this dish for the first time. I’m so glad I did, I love finding recipes for vegetables I don’t usually eat weekly. In this case aubergine and somewhat the...
Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Quinoa is a favorite in my house. The name “keen-wah” sounds adventurous and exotic, but this “mother grain” is a staple in many other cultures. Quinoa is low on the glycemic index and a source of protein, making it a great addition to...
Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

I was very close to naming these Paleo Peanut Butter cookies until my boyfriend reminded me that peanuts aren’t Paleo. A perfect example of why I don’t follow the Paleo diet. Unless you’re allergic I don’t see why peanuts are...
Pear & Almond Scones

Pear & Almond Scones

I love scones! However they are usually quite sugary and made with wheat flour, not a great fit for the ethos of my blog. So a recipe had to be found! Also I’ve had a pear and maple syrup cake that I’ve been dying to make but it has 200g of sugar and a ton...
Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Crispy Quinoa Cakes

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is an ancient grain, or rather, seed, originating from the high altitude regions of the Andean mountains in South America.  Originally grown by the Incas in Ecuador, Bolivia, Columbia and Peru, it was one of the few crops that could...

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

I’ve been looking for more avocado recipes and I found this lurking in my drafts. Yay! How could I forget about it? A delicious, thick, creamy, healthy chocolate pudding! This dessert is so simple and easy to make. You can make it before dinner and leave in...
Chocolate Protein Bars

Chocolate Protein Bars

Typically shop bought protein bars most often are loaded with refined sugars, lack fiber, contain hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, preservatives, and not to mention the main source of proteins used are manufactured in a lab (you have to do your...

Tasty Potato Curry

This is one of the first recipes I remember learning how to make when I was a teenager. I was determined to learn to cook from scratch. I thought cooking from a jar was cheating and I wanted to know what was in my food. My mum was happy to have dinner made...

The Breakfast Club

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. But our mornings can be the busiest part of our day. There is hardly time to sit down for a relaxing meal (thank goodness for the weekends) when you are juggling kids, getting ready for work/school or university,...

Quinoa Breakfast Bars

I love breakfast. I used to be a tea and toast girl but over time I have figured out that my breakfast was setting me up to crash and burn. Now on warm mornings, I fire up the blender and make a green smoothie. I find this makes a big difference in my energy, and I...

Overnight Oats

Breakfast cereal is often dripping in sugar. A stroll down the cereal aisle in the supermarket can be a frustrating experience when looking for a healthy option. Even cereals marketed to those looking after their health have added sugar, such as Cornflakes, Special K,...

Creamy Dairy-Free Pasta Sauce

I just love creamy pasta (who doesn’t?!), and sometimes a big, heaped serving of the stuff is just the only thing that will kill my craving for it. However, as any dairy in my diet causes spots across my cheeks I had to find a dairy free alternative.  This is a...
Indian Curry

Indian Curry

This is my favourite curry recipe, I have been craving it all day so I just put some on, dinner can’t come quick enough!!! You can use any veggies, I love mushrooms for the texture and we had courgettes and tomatoes in the fridge. I usually put in broccoli or...
Green Super Smoothie

Green Super Smoothie

Behold, the smoothie: Done right, smoothies can be a great meal or a snack in a glass, since they’re packed with fiber and vitamins. Done poorly, they can add to your waistline — fast. Some smoothies, especially those you purchase rather than make, contain...
Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Wedges

Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Wedges

Why sweet potatoes rather than our usual spuds? The moist-fleshed, orange-colored root vegetable may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Their ability to provide us with a key antioxidant like beta-carotene makes them a standout antioxidant...
Paella Primavera

Paella Primavera

Two ingredients are especially critical for making an authentic Spanish paella. The first is Spanish sort grained rice — especially rice from Calasparra, either Bomba or regular. These are special Spanish rices that absorb large amounts of the broth without...
Crispy Patatas Bravas

Crispy Patatas Bravas

Inspired by my recent trip to Barcelona I’m dying to make my own version of Patatas Bravas, which I ate at nearly every meal over there! Patatas bravas means “fierce potatoes,” and hot smoked Spanish paprika gives the sauce for these roasted spuds an addictive...

Maple Dill Carrots

Ingredients: Makes 4 servings 1 tablespoon coconut oil 3 cups peeled and sliced carrots 4 tablespoons of maple syrup 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill pinch of salt and black pepper How: Boil carrots until tender. Remove from saucepan and drain...

Curried Butternut Squash & Lentil Soup

This hearty and delicious winter soup is just what your body needs to boost your immune system, and warm up your insides on a chilly winter night. Curry powder contains turmeric, a fantastic anti inflammatory! Ingredients: 1 1/2 Tbsp. coconut oil (organic, cold...

Warming South Indian Soup

This is one of my favourite soup recipes of all time! It’s so delicious! Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, minced thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced 1/2 tsp mustard seeds...
Chili Sin Carne

Chili Sin Carne

I started cooking this recipe when I had a few tins of kidney beans in the cupboard that were about to go off. I had been reading about the benefits of eating beans (Beans are a digestive wonder thanks to their high protein and fibre content, supporting the movement...
Guacamole

Guacamole

Firstly I have to confess that I’m not crazy about avocados. I wish I was as they’re so nutritious. You’ll soon know by the recipe content that I have a love for Mexican food, it’s possibly beaten Italian to the top spot.  I have a serious...
Blissful Chocolate Truffles

Blissful Chocolate Truffles

Thousands of years ago in ancient Mesoamerica, chocolate was created. It was once something pure. Without butter and milk. Without refined sugar. Not as we know it now, Kit Kats and Mars bars etc. With this recipe, you won’t miss them anyway. Your cravings will...

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