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Autumn Plant-based Course – starts 20th September ’16

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I’m delighted to announce the dates for my next 4 week course, this time based around comforting Autumnal food – both raw and cooked!  This demonstration based cookery course will help to get you inspired to take control of your eating habits as well as totally give your immune system a much needed boost.  (more…)

Banoffee Pie (raw vegan)

Banoffee Pie

Vegan Raw Gluten-free

Banoffee Pie is a sweet classic, and this raw vegan version totally delivers on taste, texture and yumminess.  It’s deliciously creamy, filling and sweet, and yet free from dairy, refined sugar and wheat. (more…)

Buckwheat Pizza with Raw Toppings

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Vegan – Gluten-free – Dairy-free

I’ve always loved pizza, and it’s just as awesome without cheese!  This gluten and dairy-free pizza is super-fresh tasting and ticks all the boxes as far as I’m concerned.  The toppings look, feel and taste just like cooked, and yet we’re treating them in ways to preserve the integrity of the nutrients as much as possible.  Making your Friday night pizza a really healthy meal! (more…)

Spanish Chickpea & Spinach Stew

Spinach Chickpea Stew

Although it’s July, and my absolute favourite summer food is a big plate of fresh salad, I do still occasionally fancy a cooked meal.  And while tomatoes are at their best, making a big juicy stew out of them is incredibly satisfying. (more…)

Chocolate Halva Truffles

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Chocolate Halva Truffles (raw vegan)

Halva is a middle eastern sweet treat traditionally made from sesame paste (tahini), flour and honey.  In my recipe I’ve emulated this using simply raw tahini and dates for sweetness, and then added some raw cacao to make them chocolaty!  These are seriously good and so easy to make. (more…)

Healthy Eating on a Budget!

eating on a budget

Healthy Eating on a Budget

There is a general misconception that you need lots of money in order to eat really healthy food and live a healthy lifestyle.  Well, I’m living proof you that you actually don’t, because I have managed to eat healthy on a fairly low income for the past 6 years. I’ve learned a few valuable things and want to share them with you here! (more…)

Orange & Almond Energy Bars

 

Orange Almond Bars

RAW – WHOLE – VEGAN – PALEO – PROTEIN – FIBRE

These Orange & Almond Energy Bars and simply delicious, and so easy to make!  Quite honestly, anything you buy in the shops simply does not compare to home made.  I love these with chocolate drizzle, it really does make them more special, but you can omit that if you prefer.  (more…)

Udo’s Oil Review

Udos oil

When Naturalife in Rathnew contacted me and asked if they could send me a bottle of Udo’s Oil to write a review and create some recipes with it was a complete no-brainer to say “yes please!”  (more…)

Apple Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Apple Cinnamon Chia pudding 1Apple and Cinnamon are a culinary match made in heaven, and this light and unctuous, high protein pudding is so simple to make you can whip it up real easy with just a bowl and spoon. Not a blender in sight…   (more…)

High Vibrational Food

We ingest the world through our digestive tract, our breathing passages and our five senses.  If the sounds, sensations, sights, smells and tastes are nourishing to the body, mind and soul, we are more likely to transform the energy of our environment into vital energy.”  David Simon, MD, author of Vital Energy   (more…)

Pineapple Basil Green Smoothie

Basil Pineapple green smoothie

I love green smoothies!  They are a regular go-to lunch for me during the summer because they are so quick to make, light to drink and yet keep me going for a couple of hours.  I always feel more energised during the day when I’m drinking them, and because you can always find something in the kitchen to put into them they don’t take too much thought either once you know what works. (more…)

Strawberry Coconut Overnight Oats

Strawberry Overnight OatsOvernight oats have to be one of my most favourite breakfasts right now.  They are just so versatile, with such a variety of different flavours and textures.  It’s incredibly quick and easy to prepare the night before and you’re good to go next morning with a super healthy, ready-to-eat breakfast.  It’s such a great time-saver. (more…)

Raw Food Made Easy! Demo & Dine – 12th June, Dublin

DESSERTS

 

 

BOOKED OUT! Join me in June for a Sunday afternoon “Raw Food Made Easy!” class followed by a deliciously healthy summer buffet!  This class is perfect for anyone who wants to know how to prepare quick, simple and deliciously healthy food for busy lifestyles!  (more…)

Frosted Chocolate Brownie Cakes (Raw Vegan)

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This awesome Chocolate Brownie Cake has turned out to be one of the most popular dessert recipes in my classes!  Making raw chocolate recipes gives you so much more than just a sweet treat.  For me, it really helped me kick my “unhealthy” chocolate habit.  And I rarely, if ever, eat processed chocolate these days since I don’t really feel I want or need it.  Raw cacao is way more delicious 🙂 (more…)

Swedish Meatless Balls with Cashew Gravy

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These Swedish inspired meatless balls make an awesome “meaty” dinner.  I’ve served this so many times in my classes and everyone seems to love them!  Most people think the meatballs are actually cooked, especially if warmed up before eating.

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The Gut-Brain Connection

The gut isn’t called our “second brain” for no good reason.  Have you ever noticed that when your diet is really clean, your thinking becomes much clearer?  That your memory, alertness and ability to concentrate are much sharper and quicker?  This can happen quite quickly when you clean up your diet and start to balance your digestive system.   (more…)

Cranberry & Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites

 

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Bites

Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Energy Bites

These awesome energy bites make a super healthy coffee break snack or on-the-go breakfast. They are filling, high in protein, natural fiber and anti-oxidants.   (more…)

Re-launching my Holistic Therapy Practice!

healingI’m really excited to announce that I have re-opened my Holistic Therapy Practice in Dublin 12!  I started studying in various disciplines in the UK 20 years ago, and and have practiced on and off ever since.  However, as my new “Mind Body Food” ethos evolves I wanted to bring all of my experience into my work because I truly know deep down that we need to heal on all levels of our being! (more…)

3 Steps to Stop Emotional Eating

Following on from Part 1 of my new Mind Body Food Connection blog series, I thought this week I would give you some specific tools to help with Emotional Eating that I’ve found have really helped me to connect with why I sometimes eat for reasons others than hunger.  They have helped to learn so much more about myself and why I behave the way I do around food. (more…)