Posted on February 9, 2018
As some of you lovely folks may know already I was oh so lucky to be judging last week at the Free From Food Awards in London.
There was such an amazing array of goodies to sample and there were certainly more then one occasion on the day where I was patting myself on the back for choosing my current line of work.
Read on to find out about some of the amazing products I got to try as well as a full list of the edible from the comp! Read More
Posted on January 31, 2018
Good morning folks! Minimalism means many things to many people and the current hardcore trends that involved only owning x amount of items or being militant about how simply you decorate your house or decide what you will eat are NOT what I’m aiming for.
HOWEVER I have recently become a little obsessed with the concept of minimalism. In the busy world we live in and the not-so-structured world of self-employment that I live in, a life bogged down with stuff can feel well, messy, tiring and bogged down with stuff. Whether its clogged up “to do” lists or a wardrobe full of clothes you don’t wear. I’ve already started implementing a few “minimalist” changes into my life and I can tell you the rewards have felt fairly instantaneous with less time wasted searching through stuff I dont need, for the stuff I do need and generally just a pervading feeling of calm! So in no particular order! Read More
Posted on January 4, 2018
Guys, I just cant do it. I can’t sit back and wave a green smoothy in your face and pretend January is going to be easy and that we are all going to be high-fiving each other post-hot-yoga class from now until the end of 2018. But if you would like some simple ideas for how I’m planning to have a happier healthier and productive January. Read on! Read More
Posted on December 22, 2017
This year is a hallmark year for me. The. First. Christmas. Without. Family! Yes I know it may be silly to harp on about it. But it is what it is. My little family, though flexible in location and quantity of people involved, still has some fairly sacred Christmas traditions. So what do you do what you’re having a Wendy and the Lost Boys Christmas? Here’s my go to list of things I have been, or will make sure to be doing this Christmas. Read More
Posted on December 15, 2017
So disclaimer here. I have to call them puddings! Mostly because I used to harp on so much about how there were too many protein ball recipes in the world. So today I eat my words and give you my recipe for mini Christmas puddings…. raw protein puddings They’re super tasty, perfect for after the gym or to keep you going as you run around mad doing your Christmas shopping. No blender required!! Read More
Posted on November 27, 2017
Folks, I’m so sorry. I tried. I tried to wait. I tried to wait till December. I pretended to myself that I was a grown up and didnt need to think about Christmas till well into December. Well Bahumbug to that former self!! Driving up through the snowy mountains of Donegal Friday morning I just lost my shit. The hills covered in snow, the nip in the air! My poor fella was subjected to my spontaneous combustion of Christmas Carol singing at 8.30am. On that festive note folks, I took to Instagram to hear what ou guys might like to read next and while healthy tips for winter was a big one, the winner was decadent Christmas hot chocolate. So read on for a cup of delight that would warm the heart of Scrooge himself. Read More
Posted on November 2, 2017
So if you’re a Dublin living human, or indeed Limerick, you have have noticed my face, looming at a much higher height then usual, in all the lovely Camile Thai restaurants and take aways. I teamed up with the folks at Camile to create a dish for their menu inspired by some of my favourite flavours and ingredients. I wanted to chat a bit about what inspired the dish, so read on dear reader to observe the workings of a mad scientist/chef brain! Read More
Posted on October 11, 2017
Be it the fact that the radio in my van is on the fritz and I keep forgetting to call the dealer about it or that I have a tendency to listen to the same music on repeat all the time – I have found myself lately delving into the world of the podcast.
I was pretty late to the game to be honest, mostly because I found the app confusing – I’m a bit of a luddite. BUT having cracked it, I’m no addicted a recent trip to Lahinch (which is an 8 hour round trip for me) basically meant I had attended a business seminar because I listen to exactly 7 hours of podcasts. One hour for daydreaming. Anyhow. Read on dear reader to find out my top 5 podcasts (and youtube channels that I treat like podcasts) below! Read More
Posted on October 4, 2017
Good afternoon folks! It is an insane blustery day here in the wild wests of Donegal. But it certainly does wonders for blowing the cobwebs out. I’ve really been enjoying the autumn foraging with some of the girls and even doing cooking demos with some of the wonders that the hedgerows have to offer.
I’ve been dying to share some of the delicious stuff that we’ve been making and have finally had the time to sit down and type out some of the recipes. Read on for tasty preserves, healthy jams and a sneaky sweet treat to put in your gin cocktail. Read More
Posted on September 7, 2017
Did you like the pun? Yes I feel so basic, every fibre of my being called against doing a fall/autumn related blog because I was still a bit miffed that summer had never really materilised (I cant moan that much I managed to squeeze in a fair bit of holidaying). But then I got that cold whiff of sea air, packed away the “summer clothes” and found myself holding two cinnamon candles in Cara pharmacy. Damn. I’m such a sucker for autumn scented candles.
And so without further ado, read on dear reader for my top tips on looking after yourself as the days get shorter, the sea gets colder and the Netflix binging becomes socially acceptable once more. Read More