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Rawsome Veggie Christmas Class – 11th December, Dublin

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Treat yourself and your body to a veggie happy Christmas!

Preparing festive food can sometimes prove difficult when you are vegan, vegetarian, a raw foodie or plain health conscious.  Or maybe you have to prepare vegan/vegetarian food for friends or family, or have simply decided that this year you want a healthier, alternative Christmas, without compromising on taste, and are in need of some inspiration! (more…)

Roasted Garlic & Butternut Squash Soup

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This was one of the favourite recipes from the savouries week of my recent Autumn Comfort course.  A hearty, warming, autumn/winter soup using seasonal ingredients that’s super easy to make.  Butternut squash is great for heart health as it helps to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels.  It’s also a great source of potassium and is low in fat. (more…)

13 Ways to Eat Raw Greens! (VIDEO BLOG)

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“Eat your greens!”  Does this sound familiar?  I think it does to most of us, and for all the right reasons.  Raw greens are packed full of fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron.  In particular they are fantastic for helping us to stay strong and healthy, for cleansing the blood and giving us a fantastic natural glow.   (more…)

Classic Kale Avocado Salad

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Kale is one of the healthiest and most nutrient-rich greens on earth, and is abundantly available to us right now!  What’s more it doesn’t have to be transported half way around the world to get it to your plate as it grows very well here in Ireland as a delicious seasonal green during the winter months.   (more…)

Banana Almond Maca Shake

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vegan gluten-free

This is a luxurious shake for those moments of decadence, that will fill your tank and give you lots of energy to burn! (more…)

Date & Walnut Overnight Oats (Video)

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vegan gluten-free sugar-free

Dates and walnuts are one of my favourite combos.  I love the crunchiness of the nuts against the soft, chewiness of sticky dates. And when combined together with oats and left to marinate overnight, they make an awesome on-the-go breakfast, with the sweet syrupy juice of the dates soaked into the oats.  This is a substantial breakfast that has true staying power. (more…)

Herbed Carrot & Seed Crackers

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vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free

As the cooler weather comes in, it’s always nice to have something hearty to munch on like these super moreish Herbed Carrot and Seed Crackers.  This is a baked recipe, so no dehydrator required!  They are healthy, crunchy and slightly salty, making them the perfect comfort snack to munch on this Autumn. (more…)

Cacao Spirulina Bliss Balls

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These delicious Cacao Spirulina Bliss Balls are perfect for those sweet tooth moments or when you’re need of a little extra energy.  They can be ready to eat just a few minutes and you’ll have a healthy go-to snack to keep in your fridge for the whole week.  (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…)

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

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SOLD OUT!   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…)

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!

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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

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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…)