Finn’s World Cooking, Baking and Farming Playlist

 

playlist

Cooking, Baking and Farming Playlist

For me, cooking is active and exciting so there is a lot of classic rock in this playlist. But baking is something I either do early in the morning or late at night so a more relaxed vibe is in order. Read More

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cardboard – Thick Crust Pizza

gluten-free pizza Everyone has that dish that if someone said you couldn’t eat it, you’d shoot them. For me it’s pizza. I love Italian food, but mostly I love pizza. When GF pizzas started to pop up it was like the fates were taunting me. Read More

Oh, Bollox, I’m a Coeliac – Dealing with Social Anxiety around Eating Out

 

Oh, Bollox, I’m a Coeliac – Dealing with Social Anxiety around Eating Out

If you’ve recently been diagnosed as a coeliac, or you find that gluten has a really bad effect on you, this section is especially for you. Equally, if you have a glutenfree human in your life, this chunk is well worth a read to help you make their life a little easier, safer and more relaxing. Read More

18136356_10213243866561687_1837303568_n

April Adventures – Finn’s World Book Release, Shore Shots Surf Film Festival

 

Hi guys, oh my god it has been such an exciting two weeks.

This week’s blog is just a little different as it is kind of an update of some awesome events I just did and also a bit of a line up of what is coming up in the next two weeks, if any of you lovely humans would like to join me! Read More

IMG_9473

Tres Chicas y Una Furgoneta -Three Girls & One Camper Van Episode One

 

Last month myself and two of my girlies Arantxa & Aoife teamed up with the awesome Vans & Sands for a camper van trip around the island of Tenerife. Last year when I came back from Tenerife I realised how many people thought it was just this super touristy tacky place. This just didn’t sit with my idea of a mini glittering Hawaii just a stones through from Europe. So this year with the girls I set out to disprove the theory.

 IMG_9552

IMG_5379 Read More

IMG_5244

Food is Love – The Importance of Comfort Food

When I was little at home my mom and I used to joke that “food is love”, because our cat Emma only seemed to show us affection when she wanted her dinner. But when I watched the film Burnt with Sienna Miller and she said “at its best food is [an expression] of sustaining someone with love” I realised that what my mom and I said was not so unique after all. Read More

17357702_10212846917678213_596814581_o

Greenin’ It for Paddy’s Day – Emerald Pancakes & Eco Products

Morning folks and a very happy St Patricks Day to everybody.  Read More

7c225b697f5c5f3541aa2e0e32c29734

My Top 5 Ocean Tedx Talks to Inspire & Inform

One reason I transitioned from ocean to foodie work is that it’s easy and measurable to see the positive impact of helping other people eat a healthy and more affordable diet. Humans can verbalise it “thanks Finn that corn pasta suggestion was great, I dont feel so tired after dinner”. But with all the death, destruction and melting ice caps I learned about in college it was hard to keep pushing on trying to make a positive change for the worlds oceans when I am after all, just a drop. So while it can be very educational to watch the likes of The Cove or Blackfish, if you, like me, tend to find this kind of watching a little too traumatising in large quantities try these bite sized calls to action instead. Read More

IMG_1121

Giving in to the Greens – Hemp Juice Smoothie

Contrary to normal health food culture, I’m generally not into smoothies and don’t use whey protein shakes so much anymore after training. At the moment the one and only exception to the rule is this delicious hemp juice smoothie. That sentence even looks funny to me don’t worry, but the taste is sweet and clean and its a great way to get your greens in quick and fuss free!


This smoothie/protein shake is very handy as I’m a two breakfast kind of girl. I like to have something the moment I get up and then another little nibble around 11am so this is perfect for either or.

IMG_1121

I’m only now delving into using hemp juice as a supplement to my diet as I’ve been in need of an immune boost over the winter. Check out Kama Hemp’s site for more details here for the various health benefits and more recipes on how to use it.

This is also my first introduction of vegan protein powder. I’ve been trying to cut down on the dairy a wee bit (I’m a cheese fiend) so I wanted to have a go at something that wasn’t whey based. While I did find Sun Warrior very steep on price a little goes a long way and I tend to only pop half a scoop in my smoothie. This breakfast smoothie has me feeling like the energiser bunny without all of the fruit sugars packed into your standard one!

Ingredients

1-2 big handfuls spinach

IMG_1116

1/2 – 1 banana

IMG_1115

1/2 – 1 scoop Sun Warrior vanilla protein powder

IMG_1114

1/4 cup gluten free oats (small handful)

IMG_1118

2 cubes frozen hemp juice

IMG_1112

1 cup water

Hemp Juice Smoothie Time

Layer the ingredients up in a hand blender container (or if you’ve a blender just lash it all in) and blend away to your hearts content. Depending on the level of thickness you like just add more or less water.

IMG_1119

I like to add a little splash of maple syrup if I’ve put in less banana and for a bit of texture I like to add toasted coconut on top.


IMG_1122

IMG_1110

Sunshine on a Grey Day – Strawberry Chia Jam Recipe

Good afternoon guys. It’s such a blustery cold day out today that I felt I needed to put up a recipe with a little sunshine in it. I think I’ve raved to a lot of people about the wonders of fresh chia seed jams, but then was surprised to realise I had never actually put the recipe up on the blog!

This recipe for strawberry jam is so handy and so tasty that I honestly don’t buy the regular stuff anymore. This gives you all the sweetness you need without any of the crap. I’ve used strawberries here, but I often use mixed forest berries or raspberries as well. You can also be more adventurous, I’d say this could be insanely good with pineapple.

Anyhow without further adieu….. Read More