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Healthy Breakfast Smoothies

Healthy Breakfast Smoothies Spinach, Grape, and Coconut Smoothie Ingredients cup seedless green grapes cup packed baby spinach ¼ cup of coconut milk ½ cup of ice   Directions Place the grapes, spinach, ice and coconut milk in blender Blend until smooth and frothy Serve and enjoy!   Gingery... 

Chakra Balancing

The chakras originated in India over 4000 years ago by the yogis during deep states of meditation.  They saw each chakra as different colours of lotus flowers which were associated with various parts of the body.  The chakras were discovered in the west by Englishman, Sir John Woodroffe.  He wrote... 

Vegetarian Thai Curry

Vegetarian Thai Curry Thai curry paste 5cm piece of root ginger, peeled and chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed 5cm piece of lemon grass, outer layers removed and finely chopped 1-2 small chillies (hot), (remove seeds) and finely chopped Thai fragrant rice 200g Thai jasmine or fragrant rice 25g... 

Quit.ie

Quitting cigarettes is not always easy without support and encouragement. For many it is necessary that they quit for health reasons. The HSE QUIT Team is a personal support service that has been set up to help quitters. The Team is there to provide support and have active advisors ready to assist anyone... 

Do You Need Some Motivation For The New Year?

  Do You Need Some Motivation For The New Year? It’s here, 2016 has arrived and I hope you have had a wonderful and peace filled Christmas. Now that the new year is here, it is also a good time for change. Deciding to change ones bad habits or keeping to our promises are called “making... 

Vegan Christmas Recipe

Vegan Christmas Recipe Classic Veggie Shepherd’s Pie This delicious classic casserole, a vegetable-filled shepherd’s pie, requires 30 to 40 minutes of hands-on time, plus about an equal amount of baking. So, while it may not qualify as a quick dish to make when you come home from work, it’s a... 

Vegetarian Options for Christmas dinners

Vegetarian Options for Christmas dinners Nut roast Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr Serves 4 This dish is made with lentils, chestnut mushrooms and cheese. Method Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas 4. Line the base and sides of a 1.5 litre loaf tin with parchment paper. Heat the oil and butter in a large... 

Herb Detoxifiers For Your Liver

Herb Detoxifiers For Your Liver The silly season has arrived and it is time for Christmas parties and general merriment among family, friends, and colleagues, which means excessive alcohol consumption and over indulging in sweet and savoury food alike.  Although it is fun when you are doing it, the... 

The Christmas Pie

The Christmas Pie Christmas is a time for many things; Santa Claus, presents, crackers, Christmas trees and decorations, turkey, ham and parsnips and then, your favourite Christmas pies. There are many variations of this centuries old recipe, that once originated in the Holy Land. It is believed that... 

Irish Porter Cake

Here is an Traditional Irish Cake made with black stout. Porter cake can be made with Guinness, Murphy, Beamish or whichever stout you prefer. The black stuff makes it rich and moist. A good choice for dessert.   Ingredients   450g (1lb) plain white flour pinch of salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 225g... 

Mince Pies Recipes

Mince Pies Recipes  Ingredients 350g/12oz high quality mincemeat, preferably homemade 200g/7oz plain flour, sifted 40g/1½oz golden caster sugar 75g/2¾oz ground almonds 125g/4½oz unsalted butter, diced 1 large free-range egg, beaten milk, to glaze Preparation method Lightly butter a 12-hole pie... 

Traditional Irish Christmas Cake

Traditional Irish Christmas Cake Ingredients 400g/14oz currants 200g/7oz sultanas 200g/7oz raisins 50g/2oz glacé cherries, rinsed and finely chopped 50g/2oz mixed peel, finely chopped 200ml/7fl oz brandy 1 tsp rum flavouring 225g/8oz plain flour ½ tsp salt ½ tsp ground nutmeg ½ tsp ground mixed... 

Classic Carrot & Coriander Soup

Ingredients   1tbsp vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 450g carrots, washed and sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed 1tsp ground coriander 1.2 ltr vegetable stock 3tbsp chopped fresh coriander Squeeze of lemon juice Freshly grated nutmeg to taste Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method Sauté the... 

Chickpea Curry

  Healthy, cheap and filling: this tasty chickpea curry is perfect for a weekday dinner. Each serving provides 246kcal, 10g protein, 26g carbohydrate (of which 6g sugars), 9g fat (of which 1g saturates), 9g fibre and 0.5g salt. Ingredients ·         1 tbsp oil ·         1 onion... 

Tofu Stir Fry

Prep time        15 mins Cook time       45 mins Total time       1 hour   Ingredients 1 14-ounce package firm or extra firm tofu 2 cups roughly chopped green beans 1 cup diced carrots or red pepper 2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil for sautéing (or sub peanut or coconut)   For the... 

Seafood Kombu Paella

Seafood Kombu Paella Our oceans and seas are full of life. Left standing on the shore you might think that there is nothing but vast expanses of water. Water folds over the edge of the world and carries on as far as the eye can see on any clear day. But deep down beneath those masses of water there... 

The health benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a superfood which is a natural health supplement made from a fresh water plant.  It is excellent for improving your overall health, and it is also helpful for controlling your appetite if you take it 30 minutes before your meals.  It contains 300 percent more protein than meat, so it... 

Chai Eggnog

Eggnog is one of the oldest drinks around. It is believed that it originated in England during medieval times and that the name comes from a small wooden cup called a “noggin”. Originally there would have been no egg in the eggnog, only Madeira and sherry added to the milk. Later in the 18th century,... 

Taste of Dublin Festival 2015

Taste of Dublin Festival 2015   Thursday 22nd October – Sunday 25th October Hub at Christchurch Cathedral Masterclasses Taste talent competitions Enjoyable dining experiences Free Street food fair in Christchurch 50 food and drink events throughout Dublin city to Ranelagh.   This year is the... 

Kitten Doll Retro Shop Review

Kitten Doll Retro Shop Review Vintage is the word these days. Recently, while walking down Thomas Street here in our wonderful Dublin 8, I happened upon a shop called “Kitten Doll”. It breathes all things Vintage, including Men & Women’s clothes, household accessories, ceiling light fittings,... 
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