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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,... 

Nutritional Tips for Healthy Hair

Nutritional Tips for Healthy Hair Essential Fatty acids are named because they are essential for the proper function of your body.  However your body is unable to produce these fats on their own so you need to access them from a food source. When your body is healthy, your hair is healthy. EFA’s... 

Low fat banana & peanut butter ice cream

Use up ripe bananas in this easy frozen dessert with almond milk, peanut butter and cinnamon – a low-fat sweet treat (serves 4 people) Nutritional information 169 kcal 6g fat 2g saturated fat Ingredients • 4 ripe bananas chopped into 3cm chunks, then frozen • 2 tbsp almond milk • 1 tbsp... 

Zumba: The Fun Dance Workout

Zumba the fun dance workout Zumba has become increasingly popular in recent years with over 180 countries worldwide now doing Zumba classes. It is a fun way to work out and a great way to meet new friends. Zumba is a dance fitness program which was created by Columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto... 

Dry Skin Home Remedies For The Winter

Dry Skin Home Remedies For The Winter During the winter skin can become dry and in need of more moisturizer than usual. We sweat less, are wrapped up in clothes that prevent the skin from breathing properly and with less exposure to sunlight, skin also gets paler and lose much of its natural glow. Buying... 

Lightly Spiced Tomato & Red Lentil Soup

Lightly spiced tomato and red lentil soup   Ingredients Serves: 4 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped 1 carrot, peeled and roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin ½ tsp ground coriander 175g split red lentils 1.2 litres vegetable stock 400g... 

Is Laughter the Language of Love?

Is Laughter the Language of Love? Is the clearest path to a women heart is through a belly laugh? Recent studies seem to suggest it is and may well have confirmed a view held by at least half the world’s population, the more he succeeds in making a her laugh the more likely she’ll be open to that... 

Kim’s Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chilli

Kim’s Easy Slow Cooker Turkey Chilli Now that winter is approaching we will need more warm foods to keep our temperatures up. The slow cooker is one of those appliances that were created by a genius that knew how important it is to eat healthy nutritious food; the slow cooker is the best way to keep... 

Bird Food Recipes for Winter

As winter approaches, many birds will be hunting for reliable sources of food. Many birds scavenge roadways to find salt, minerals and sand. The following recipes provide a good source of energy and nutrients for our feathered friends! Hanging Heaven 3 parts suet 1 part cornmeal 1 part peanut butter 1... 

Tai Chi exercises for beginners

Tai Chi exercises for beginners   Tai Chi is a great way to bring relaxation to the mind, as well as wonderful exercise, here is a simply maneuver that a lot of people can try. Step 1 Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart to start a beginner routine. Rest your hands on your hips. Gently let your... 

Gillian’s Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients olive oil 250 g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 3 ripe bananas 2 tablespoons fresh apple juice 125 g unsalted butterhttp://www.frg.ie/wp-admin/post-new.php 2 large free-range eggs ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons runny honey 50 g pecans Method Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas... 

The Holistic Health Benefits of Qigong

The Holistic Health Benefits of Qigong Qigong was developed by Taoist and Buddhist Masters in China approximately five thousand years ago.  It was thought that they based it on the movements of five animals (the tiger, deer, bear, monkey and crane.) Qigong which is pronounced (chee gung) is the life... 

Urban Plant life – Cork Street Garden Centre

One warm August afternoon when I was out for a stroll around Cork Street, I came upon a large garden centre called ‘Urban Plant Life’. This is an Irish owned and managed company which has been in business since the early 1980’s. Its philosophy is to provide customers with the highest quality of... 

Coconut Ice Cream Cheesecake

The first layer: • ¾ cup dates (stone-free), soaked for a few minutes in hot water to soften (then remove soaking water carefully) • 1 cup mixed nuts (I recommend hazelnuts, almonds and brazil nuts) • 2 tbsp non-dairy milk The Creamy Second Layer: • 1 cup cashew nuts, soaked in water for minimum... 

Vegan Pancakes

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups unsweetened plain soy milk 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Cooking spray Fresh fruit for serving (optional) Jam for serving (optional) Soy yogurt for serving... 

Cup Cakes Recipe

Cup Cakes Recipe Why not?  Something to forget about the weather! Ingredients 125 grams self-raising flour 125 grams caster sugar 125 grams soft unsalted butter 2 large eggs ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 1 packet instant royal icing food colouring (for preference colour pastes) cake... 

Homemade pizza recipe

Serves 8 • For the dough • 800 g strong white bread flour • 200 g fine ground semolina flour or strong white bread flour • 1 level tablespoon fine sea salt • 2×7 g sachets dried yeast • 1 tablespoon golden caster sugar • 650 ml lukewarm water • For the tomato sauce • 1 clove garlic •... 

Voodoo Chicken Salad

Voodoo Dressing 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 tablespoons chilli paste 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1/3 cup real mayonnaise ¾ cup sesame or extra virgin olive oil ½ cup white wine vinegar ¼ cup soy sauce ¾ cups sugar 2 tablespoons garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons... 

Lemon Balm Tinctures and Tea

Lemon Balm Tinctures and Tea Making a tincture You will need a 1 quart canning jar, lemon balm herb, 2 cups of vodka, gin or brandy and 1 cup water. Sterilize the jar. Fill the jar half way with the lemon balm herb. Pour the 2 cups of alcohol over the herb until it comes up over the top of the herb. Pour... 

The benefits of Lemon Balm

What is it about this sweet lemon scented perennial herb that benefits our health? Lemon balm has been used as far back as the middle ages to alleviate anxiety, enhance sleep and encourage digestion. Lemon balm supplements are made from the leaves of the plant. It is a member of the mint family. Essential... 
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