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February 22, 2020

These are quick and easy to make and great if you want a sweet treat in 20 minutes.

You can use whatever nut butter you have available but I like peanut butter the most. 

This makes about 12 small cookies.


1/2 cup nut butter

1/2 cup almond flour

1/4 cup coconut...

January 26, 2020

I always have leftover chickpea water, called aqufaba, after cooking chickpeas. I use this in my hummus recipe but I found it works great in bread too. 

Preheat oven to 170c/388f


2 cups buckwheat Flour

1 cup Oats (use gluten free if needed)


January 5, 2020

I usually make soda bread here in the cottage, made with bread soda. I thought for a change I'd make yeast bread. I use quick acting yeast that I bought in my local health shop in one package. Some use individual packets which increases waste.

The secret to getting the...

November 17, 2019

The cold weather has arrived in Ireland and our skin at this time can benefit from some extra nourishment. Body creams on the market can be filled with numerous harsh chemicals and can be very expensive so you can make your own body cream at home to sooth and moisturis...

September 15, 2019

Preserving food is a great way to limit food waste, especially if you grow vegetables and have too many to eat over the summer. Pickling vegetables gives them a long shelf life. I have loads of cucumber at the moment so I thought I'd share the recipe I use. You can pic...

August 25, 2019

We have so many courgettes here in the garden and I am constantly trying to come up with recipes to use them up. 

Burgers: Makes 8


2 cups courgette/zucchini

1 carrot

1 cup of cooked broad beans or 1 tin broad beans

1 small handful fresh mint

1 medium red chilli


August 11, 2019

I love meals that you can throw together with whatever ingredients you have available in the house. I do my best to eat what I grow and buy locally and in season. I made this dinner for two people. 


1 chilli, chopped

thumb size fresh ginger, chopped 

1/4 tsp a...

June 2, 2019

Eating sprouts is an excellent way to boost your nutritional intake. The sprouting process is when a seed is germinated thereby increasing the nutrient component of the vegetable, making them richer in protein and minerals than unsprouted plants.

Of all the sprouts...

January 15, 2019

Breakfast is a great way to pack in the nutrition first thing in the morning and if you want to save some time, overnight oats are a great solution.

This is a simple recipe which you can tweak to your liking.


1/2 cup oats

1 cup milk (I use oat milk mostly...

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