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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

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

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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…)

Raw Chocolate Brownies

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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…)

Goddess Salad

Goddess salad

Goddess Salad

You’ll feel like a clean, green, glowing queen if you eat this every day as it beautifies you from the inside out!

I know you might be thinking that summer salad days are not quite upon us yet, but starting to get lots of fresh raw greens into you right now could be the best thing you could do for your body as you start to awaken from your deep hibernation underneath all those sweaters!  (more…)

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins (vegan)

Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

I know it’s Easter, and I guess you would be expecting a chocolate recipe from me (because you know I love chocolate), but I thought I would break with tradition and bring you something different…. just because…  Plus I think these delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins would be lovely to get the kids involved in baking over the holidays and are perfect for Easter Sunday breakfast.  (more…)

The Mind Body Food Connection: Emotional Eating

 

“When we aren’t attentive to how we are feeling, our reactions tend to be extreme.  This is when we let our cravings control us.  And when we blindly follow our cravings, without asking what they mean, it’s like applying a blunt hammer, when what’s needed is a feather’s touch.”  Alexander Jamieson, author of Women, Food & Desire (more…)

Fig & Hemp Crumble (no-bake)

Fig & Hemp Crumble Cake (no-bake)

Treat yourself to a slice or two of this deliciously gooey Fig & Hemp Crumble cake.  It not only tastes awesome, but is also going to fuel you up for the day with protein, calcium and energy to burn!  Having a stash of these by you in the freezer will make sure you don’t dash off to work hungry as they’re perfect for breakfast-on-the-go.

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Quick 3 Ingredient Raw Chocolate Brownies

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These raw chocolate brownies are one of my super-quick, go-to recipes when I’m stuck for time and need something sweet, healthy and whole.  They taste amazing, and after just a few minutes of your time you’ll have enough treats for the week ahead!  Ahem…. please excuse my poor photo, it really doesn’t do them justice! (more…)

Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese (raw)

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Vegan Spaghetti Bolognaise

This is a fully raw, light and low-fat vegan Spaghetti Bolognese.

It’s super tasty and deliciously fresh. High in protein, fibre and vitamins, but completely gluten-free, and the courgette spaghetti won’t leave you feeling bloated like wheat pasta does. (more…)