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Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Walnuts and Honey

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon, Walnut and Honey

Eat Your Sprouts! While bacon isn’t healthy and has received a bad rap in recent weeks, I’m a strong believer in ‘everything in moderation’. There is no harm in a little indulgence once in a while – it is Christmas after all! Brussel Sprouts are on the “either you love them or hate them list”. I […]

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Turmeric and the health benefits of Golden Milk

The health benefits of turmeric and golden milk

Circling the internet in recent times I’ve come across curious ingredient combinations used to create healthy drinks. I’m sure you’ve heard about bulletproof coffee (butter in your coffee) which is touted to get good fats into your diet first thing in the morning. One in particular intrigued me; turmeric and virgin coconut oil with milk, best […]

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It's easy to get your kids to eat these healthy snacks

It’s easy to get your kids to eat these healthy snacks

“No, I’m not having that, it’s YUK” “But I don’t like it” “Why do I have to eat it?” Sound familiar? It’s a fact that 1 in 4 children in Ireland is overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is associated with premature death and disability in adulthood. I know you care deeply about that your kids […]

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StriPEASe! (Get it!)

#Givepeasachance #Recipea Challenge

If you visited our office recently you will be familiar with our participation in the food growing challenge #givepeasachance run by Cully and Sully and GIY Ireland. Mary, Chris, Dannielle, Siobhan and I (better known as #SpinalPeas!) had great fun growing our peas and educating the kids that visited our office on the progress. It […]

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10 green smoothie benefits you didn’t know

We all know we should be eating more vegetables and preferably more greens. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get as many servings of vegetables into your diet as you’d like. The perfect way is with a smoothie, made freshly every morning, you’re giving your body a blast of phytonutrients, antioxidants and fiber. Plus it keeps […]

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Health benefits take the sting out of nettles

Health benefits take the sting out of nettles

This is one ingredient we have no trouble finding around the Irish countryside. Did you know that any recipe with spinach can be replaced with nettle? In fact, nettle beats spinach and broccoli for vitamins and minerals. So if you catch yourself short on greens, a short trip to the fields with a pair of gloves […]

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Sourdough bread loaf fresh out of the oven

Why I’ve stopped eating commercial bread

If you want to improve the health and wellbeing of your family a good place to start is cutting out commercial bread. Have you paid attention to the ingredients on a label of your favourite white family sliced pan. If you don’t have a sliced pan to hand google any of the “Family friendly” bread […]

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Cottage Pie Recipe

Cottage Pie with a Twist

This was on our menu last night, it is (was)! so tasty. You can substitute the sweet potato for white potato but you’ll miss out on the sweet flavour! (Replace mince beef with lamb to make it a Shepherds Pie) This recipe serves 4 people Ingredients: 2 to 3 sweet potatoes peeled and cut into chunks 50g butter (real butter […]

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optimal Broth

Chicken Broth – a miracle cure in a bowl

I have long believed in the power of food to cure many illnesses and have witnessed the powerful goodness of good old chicken broth to cure many an ailment. Nourishing broths date back to the Stone Age and until modern age most households kept a pot simmering over the fire. People regularly ate from it […]

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