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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 20, 2019

It's nice at the weekend to throw together a brunch like scrambled tofu. It's packed full of protein and is a healthier alternative to scrambled eggs.

This recipe is very simple. For colour, you need turmeric and for egg flavour, you need black salt.

I always buy organic...

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...

January 6, 2019

Happy New Year to you all. Every day is a new day and yet there is a particular emphasis on the new year to start new projects and get organised. I have observed online multiple videos and tutorials on how to kick start the new year with either healthy eating and exerc...

December 18, 2018

One of the most used products in our house is vinegar, mostly white distilled vinegar. I use this for cleaning and as a fabric softener and I can buy in huge quantities which means it lasts for at least a year. It is not recommended to ingest white vinegar so I previou...

December 12, 2018

Christmas can be a time of unnecessary waste. There are plastic decorations, wrapping paper, cards, unwanted gifts, not to mention the copious amounts of food waste. Below you'll find a few simple ways of reducing waste during this time.

Lets start with decorations...

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