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Brunch Delight

Courgette & Feta fritters on sourdough with Spinach & Poached Egg I love making these post work out to share with a gym buddy or on a lazy Sunday when I don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen. You really have to squeeze the courgette to get it as dry as...

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Butternut Squash Curry with Spinach and Green Beans

I was craving veggies, fancied a curry and came across this Madeline Shaw recipe. Butternut squash is a great source of fiber and vitamins A, C, E and B. It is also a good source of potassium. Spinach is extremely nutrient rich providing plenty of iron. Green beans...

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Spinach, Kale, Pea and Ricotta Cakes

I made these savory cakes for one of my meat free Monday’s and they tasted light and fluffy due to the ricotta cheese. This recipe makes about 18 cakes depending on how big you like them. Use any leftovers for breakfast or lunch the next day with a salad. You are...

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My Top Ten Tips for a Better Nights Sleep

    No caffeine after noon. Remember Green Tea contains caffeine No technology 90 minutes before bedtime. Remove all screens from the bedroom. Even your TV! Buy an old fashioned alarm clock. Do not use your phone Have black out blinds or lining on your...

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Sea Bass Parcel with Cauliflower Rice

A little bit of prep involved but worth the effort and not much washing up required.  I have spoken about the wonderful digestive benefits of cauliflower and here i have mixed it with the anti-inflamatory tumeric.  I serve mine with additional vegetables such as green...

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My Lifestyle Philosophy

  Diets Don’t Work: They are effective at helping you loose weight but not to keep it off for good. I have seen countless friends and family yo-yo dieting. How many times have you tried a diet and lost weight only to gain it back and possibly more? Deprivation is...

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Strawberry and Raspberry Tart

    I couldn’t resist making this as strawberries and raspberries are in abundance at the moment. Sweet and juicy tasting, I buy mine from my local farmers market or they come from a friend’s garden. I must confess I burnt the base on my 1st attempt so keep an...

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Baked Cauliflower with Almonds and Lemon

  Cauliflower is great for digestive health as it contains dietary fibre and is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. It can boost your brain health as it contains choline, a B vitamin known for brain development. Your gut bacteria will love it too and it can...

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Salmon Tray Bake

I love the convenience of one pan or one tray cooking. Less washing up after you’ve devoured your meal. Plus you can add pretty much whatever you like. Veggies you need to use up? Throw them in. It’s no fuss cooking. Serves 4  650g new or baby potatoes  3 tbsp olive...

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Sweet Potato, Spinach, Kale and Cod Fishcakes

These were a surprising hit at home as I wasn’t sure how the sweet potato would be received. I served them for lunch and they could easily be a starter or breakfast option with a poached egg on top. Simple to make too as an added bonus. Serves 4 700g sweet potatoes...

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Is Fat the Enemy?

I posted a Facebook Live recently discussing the different types of fat as I am often asked is it really ok to eat them. There is so much conflicting opinions and research is being carried out all the time so I have done my best to keep you updated with current data....

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Pantry Tuna Pasta Bake

This is an easy meal for those days when you haven’t had time to make it to the supermarket, as most ingredients will be in your cupboard. Feel free to use gluten free pasta and swap basil for spinach. I like to serve it with a salad. Takes an hour in total. Serves 4...

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The Skinny on Water

Containing zero calories and essential for our survival, it can sometimes be tricky to drink the recommended 2 litres a day. Roughly 60% of the body is made up of water. Losing just 2% of body weight in fluid can reduce our physical and mental performance by 25%....

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Chicken, Sweet Potato and Coconut Curry

I enjoy making this at the weekends and adding some lime pickle to my plate for an extra kick. Although it has sweet potato, some insist a curry is not a curry without rice so I serve up a bowl of this on the side. I prefer to scoop up mouthfuls onto my poppadum’s....

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Emily’s Banana and Chocolate Pancakes

Emily’s Banana and Chocolate Chip Pancakes When Emily arrives home from University pancakes are one of her favourite breakfast choices. This is super easy even I can’t mess it up! You literally chuck all the ingredients in a blender and you’re done. Delicious, any...

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Delicious Alternative To An Easter Egg

Delicious Alternative To An Easter Egg Want to enjoy a chocolate treat this Easter without the sugar rush?  The average medium size Easter Egg contains roughly 24 teaspoons of sugar!  This quick and easy recipe contains only natural sugars in the form of...

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Unprocess Your Diet

Unprocess Your Diet I had the pleasure of chatting with Darina Allen of Ballymaloe House and Cookery School at the Ballymaloe Good Living Day event recently. We concluded our conversation with the shared view that life is complicated enough and what we...

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