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Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients   •       3 large potatoes, peeled and diced •       250g red split lentils (washed) •       500ml Vegetable stock •       2 large carrots, chopped •       2 sticks of celery, chopped •       1/2 an onion, chopped •       2 cloves... 

Banana Health Benefits

When you think about a banana the picture of a monkey eating one comes to mind. They are also associated with tropical paradise islands and palm trees. I have fond memories visiting my Aunt in Kwazulu Natal when I was a child. She had a house which was surrounded by banana trees and monkeys. They would... 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

All of us feel tired occasionally, but for some people this is an everyday feeling, and it can cause a major disturbance to the person’s life.  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a very debilitating condition where the person barely has the energy to do everyday tasks.  It affects the sufferer mentally... 

Home-Made Chocolate Fudge Cake

Home-Made Chocolate Fudge Cake   Ingredients Serves: 10 For the Cake 400 grams plain flour 250 grams golden caster sugar 50 grams best-quality cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ½ teaspoon salt 3 large eggs 142 millilitres cream 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 175... 

Homemade Almond Butter

Homemade Almond butter Preparation time: 15 minutes                             Cooking time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 300g of almonds 2 dessert spoonfuls of Honey   Method: Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Spread the almonds on a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes.... 

Mango and Honey Facial Wash

  Mango facial wash Mix 1 teaspoon of mango pulp ½ teaspoon of milk or honey, place it on your face Leave it for about five or ten minutes Wash it off with warm water Pat skin dry This will remove dead skin cells and blackheads.   Honey facial wash Put the one or two teaspoons of honey on your... 

Food For Your Skin

The human body contains about 60 percent water, so it makes sense that we need about two liters of water a day to maintain a healthy body.  When the body is healthy, your skin is healthy. Acne and other skin problems can indicate that your liver is sluggish.  A diet containing water, fruit, veg, fish,... 

St. Patricks Day Soup Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is on Thursday. Why not try something Irish made with traditional irish ingredients to give your St. Patrick’s Day a boost. If you are going to be out drinking you might need something light but filling to line the stomach. This is a soup with cheese croutons and will leave you... 

Home-made Gluten Free Bread

Ingredients   2 large free-range eggs 325 ml semi-skimmed milk 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 450 g gluten-free brown bread flour, plus extra for dusting ½ teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoons golden caster sugar 1½ x 7g sachet dried yeast 3 tablespoons olive oil   Method   Preheat the... 

Steak Tartare

Steak Tartare is a traditional nomadic dish. It comes from a time when those savage warriors placed their meat under the saddles of their horses to tenderise it – for a whole day! But it is also associated with ritual sacrifice. Omophagy is the name given for the eating of raw meat. In the days... 

Veggie Lentil Burgers

Veggie Lentil Burgers  TOTAL TIME:         1 HR 10 MINS PREP: 20 MINS        cOOK: 50 MINS Ingredients 8-10 burgers 1 cup dry lentils, well rinsed 2 1⁄2 cups water 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil 1⁄2 medium onion, diced 1 carrot, diced 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon soy... 

How Healthy Is Coconut Water?

How Healthy Is Coconut Water? Coconuts grow in tropical climates such as Africa, Asia, South America, southern and central Florida, and the Caribbean islands.  They are a member of the Arecaceae family of palm trees.  Their Latin name is Cocos nucifera.  Their flavour varies depending on the climate,... 

Spicy Vegan Potato Curry

Prep time                    Cook time                   Ready in 30 mins                         30 mins                         1 hour Ingredients 4 potatoes peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 diced... 

Irish People Lack Vitamin D

  Irish People Lack Vitamin D Here in Ireland basking in the sunlight is a rare thing, especially during the winter months when we are predisposed to gloomy, grey weather. So when the sun does actually shine we are energetic and euphoric. This is because sunlight increases serotonin levels which... 

Homemade Vegetable Lasagne

Ingredients 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 4 tbsp olive oil 1/2 red onion finely chopped 1 garlic clove finely chopped 8 basil leaves sea salt & black pepper 500 ml milk 50g butter 50g plain flour sea salt & pepper nutmeg 2 courgettes 1 aubergine 2 sweet red peppers 2 red onions 2 garlic cloves... 

Alien Cupcakes

Alien Cupcakes Ingredients 16 ozs marzipan (yellow) green food coloring 2 strips liquorice (black) 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tbsp baking powder ⅔ cup sugar 1 medium eggs 1 cup milk ⅓ cup sunflower oil 1 lemon zest (and juice) 1 ¾ powdered sugar (plus extra for dusting) 12 ozs cream cheese   Directions Make... 

Egg Muffin Recipe

Egg Muffin Recipe Ingredients 8 eggs 1 cup raw spinach 1/2 cup mushrooms 1 cup diced tomatoes 1/2 tsp. minced garlic 1/2 tsp. turmeric Black Pepper to taste Himalayan Sea Salt to taste   Method Add all ingredients to blender and mix. Pour mixture into greased muffin pan. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. After... 

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala Preparation time: 2 hour, 20 minutes Preheat a grill for high heat. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and... 

Vegan Quinoa Casserole With Spinach

Vegan Quinoa Casserole With Spinach INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cups quinoa 4 cups of water for cooking quinoa 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp flour 1/3 cup soy milk 1/4 cup shredded vegan cheese 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp sea salt or kosher salt 1 bag of fresh spinach 2/3 cup vegan Italian seasoned... 

What is Acupuncture?

  Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of alternative medicine, which involves the acupuncturist inserting fine needles into the person’s skin, in order to restore them back to health.  Acupuncturists have a knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and they believe in the concept of yin and yang. ... 
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