No Bake Chocolate Tart

Ingredients

Bottom layer

½ cup hazelnuts

½ cup almonds

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tbsp almond butter

Pinch salt

5 large dates

(medjool dates are best but can be expensive, you can use regular dates, just soak in boiling water for about 10 minutes before use)

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What is your eating style?

 

Recently I read the book Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch. It was recommended to me by a friend, who felt it really resonated with her. One particular part of the book I was intrigued by was the various eating styles people have. Not necessarily the ‘diet’ people follow, but more the how and when people eat their food. According to Tribole and Resch, there are 8 eating styles. Which will you be? They include the following……..Read More »

Bring back the Irish Spud!

Where has the good old fashioned Irish spud gone?

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Field of Tipperary Potatoes

It seems that most people are latching onto the latest food trend, the sweet potato. Why? Well some claim it to be a superfood. A superfood is any food that has a large quantity of nutrients. Generally though once labelled a superfood, you are charged twice the price. When in reality an apple can be defined as a superfood, as it too is packed full of goodness. Currently we are bombarded by the food and fitness industry with the sweet potato, its nutritional benefits and hundreds of interesting dishes we can make using it. And I like others, followed the trend and left the spud well behind in my childhood.  So is the sweet potato better for us or can we bring back the spud! Well let’s take a look…Read More »

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Low GL, High GL, Confused…I was!

What does GL even mean?

Low Glycaemic Load (GL), high Glycaemic Load (GL). Low Glycaemic Index (GI) and high Glycaemic Index (GI). It’s all a bit confusing. So today I thought I would give a quick low down on what GL means, and how high GL foods impact the body.Read More »

Ferrero Energy Balls

Hi all,

Anyone fancy something nice this weekend, without the guilt? These are super tasty, filled with delicious healthy ingredients. I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe, because it is seriously simple. But they went down well, so I thought people might like to try them.

They literally take 5 minutes to make (faster than the time it would take you to drive to the shop to buy the biscuits).Read More »

Quinoa & Holloumi Salad

What is Halloumi anyway?

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I was first introduced to this ingredient by the lovely wellanicity and her oriental stir fry, find her recipe here. Originating from Cyprus, halloumi is a white cheese usually made from sheep or goats milk. It is not too unlike mozzarella in texture and has a salty taste. Halloumi has a high melting point and so it can be grilled or fried without melting, making it very versatile. Read More »