Elderberry Sambucus nigra As summer comes to an end the hanging clusters of tiny elderberries change from green, to dark purple, to black when fully ripe. Each elderberry contains one to three seeds, which contain poisonous cyanogenic glycosides that can be deactivated by cooking. If you eat too many raw berries, which taste bitter-sweet, you… Read More


Pan Roasted Vegetables Come the weekends we all like something extra delicious and my absolute favourite is roasted vegetables, it never fails to satisfy. There is something very comforting about food coming out of a hot oven. Roasting brings out the sweetness of beets and parsnips, peppers, carrots and potatoes, and intensifies the robustness of… Read More


Barley Nutrition and Health Benefits Barley is a highly nutritious cereal grain that was a staple food in the diet of our ancestors. Nowadays we most often encounter it in soups or beer, but its nutty flavour and chewy texture makes it a great addition to salads and a delicious alternative to rice and pasta.… Read More


Blackberry: Rubus fruticosus A.K.A.: Bramble If you regularly walk past blackberry bushes without picking any you are definitely missing out on one of Nature’s great bounties. Blackberries are an excellent source of Vitamins C and K and manganese, they are rich in bioflavonoids and contain both soluble and insoluble dietary fiber. They have one of the… Read More


Juice Recipes and Tips If you are new to juicing some of the following juice recipes may sound unappealing, however many vegetables taste very different freshly juiced than when cooked. Here are some tips and juice recipes to get you started. Juicing Tips Start with equal amounts of apple to vegetables until your taste buds… Read More


The benefits of Juicing Juicing fruits and vegetables offers many obvious and not so obvious health benefits. Juicing certainly makes it a lot easier to up your intake of fruits and vegetables, while benefiting from organic water filtered by nature. The vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and enzymes in freshly extracted juice are more easily and… Read More


Beet Loaf or Burgers Making a weekly vegetable loaf can be a great way of taking care of lunches during the week, or serve this beet loaf as the main dish for dinner. Alternatively you could use the same mix to form beet burger patties. Either way this is a nice way to enjoy beets,… Read More


How to make overnight oats Overnight oats are oats, usually rolled oat flakes, that have been soaked overnight in water or milk. You can add dried or fresh fruit, nuts and seeds to make it more appealing. The oats will slow down the release of sugars from the addition of fruits and adding a good… Read More


Oats as food and medicine Oats: Avena sativa Oats are traditionally eaten as porridge or muesli for breakfast and are a staple food in most Irish diets. They are also a popular ingredient in breads and baked goods, beverages and have external applications in skincare. Supermarket varieties of oats The dried oats are dehulled (shells… Read More


Dulse Soup Always wash seaweed in fresh water to remove any sand or small stones before cooking. Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked dulse 2 cups of mashed potatoes I tin of coconut milk 1 cup of miso broth Juice of 1 lemon Black Pepper to taste Variations: Try adding a cup of mushrooms for a… Read More