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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 garlic, mushrooms and […]

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. It is highly versatile and […]

Blackberry

Rubus fruticosus, A.K.A.: Bramble If you regularly walk past blackberry bushes, when the berries are ripe, 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 fibre. Blackberries […]

Juice Recipes and Tips

Juicing Tips Start with equal amounts of apple to vegetables until your taste buds adapt and you are relishing a ratio of 70-80% vegetables to 30-20% fruits. Beets have a strong earthy taste; they are a strong cleanser and are best used in moderation. Spinach when ground up is a strong laxative; a small handful […]

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 readily utilised by your […]

Beetroot 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. You could use the same mix to form beet burgers. Either way this is a tasty way to enjoy beets, or use carrots instead if you […]

Overnight Oats

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 […]

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 removed) and cleaned, in this […]

Dulse Soup

Dulse, also known as dillisk, does not require pre-soaking and can be eaten raw. It is milder tasting than many other seaweeds and generally will not overpower a dish. Always wash seaweed in fresh water to remove any sand or small stones before cooking. Ingredients: 1 cup of washed dulse 2 cups of mashed potatoes […]

Tomato Salsa

It is so easy to make fresh tomato salsa, which you can enjoy as a dip, or serve alongside salads, steamed vegetables or other dishes. While fresh ripe tomatoes will taste best you could use tinned tomatoes and add a teaspoon of maple syrup for sweetness. Optional Additions: Cucumber, bell peppers, parsley, oregano, olive oil, […]