My journey into wellness

I had an interest in science, health and wellbeing from an early age. I grew up on a dairy farm in Co. Laoise and was inspired by nature. My grandparents were avid gardeners, and produced all their own food, so the love of eating healthy nutritious food filtered down...

Crispy lemon thyme chicken with roasted veggies

(Serves 4, prep 15 mins, cooking time 55 mins)           Ingredients 1 medium sweet potato, cut into cubes (about 250g peeled weight) ½ celeriac cut into cubes (about 200g peeled weight) 1 large carrot, cut into chunks 4 garlic cloves,...

Vietnamese veg curry

Vietnamese vegetarian curry (adapted from the Happy Pear’s first cookbook) A couple of days a week I opt for a meat free dinner and curries are my favourite go to option. I love the flavours from the spices along with the rainbow of colours from all the veg.  Having a...

Are you still confused about fats?

How important are essential fatty acids when it comes to our health? Fats get a bad press when we talk about diet, but they are, of course, vital for health. As one of the key building blocks for our bodies, they form part of our cells, form the basis of many...

Blueberry avocado smoothie

A great breakfast option that’s quick and easy to make.  Simply put all of the ingredients into your blender (e.g. Nutribullet) and voila, ready to drink! Full of antioxidants, magnesium, Omega 3 and monosaturated fats, this smoothie will help to balance your...

Phospholipid Smoothie

This smoothie is a good option for breakfast during a busy work week.  It’s full of good fats (Omega 3, 6 and 9’s) to help fuel your brain and will keep you full until lunchtime! Ingredients: ½ avocado ½ banana 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tbsp hemp oil or flax...

Keeping it simple

As I pack for my Camino trip tomorrow, I felt inspired to share my thoughts on what’s really started to resonate with me lately, keeping it simple! I love walking, spending time in nature, meeting new people and when a good friend asked last year if I would like to...

Time, are you spending it wisely?

It’s the start of another year, 2019, and with that comes reflection on the year gone by and setting intentions for the New Year. Does anyone have “Time” top of mind? When it comes to “Time” we are all on the same page with 24 hours in the day.   Hopefully you are...

Quinoa & carrot salad

Ingredients (serves 1) 1/3 cup (60g) quinoa rinsed 1 large carrot grated 1 small tin of chickpeas Juice ½ lemon ¼ tsp allspice ¼ tsp honey 1 dessertspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp mint 1 tbsp dried cranberries or sultanas or pomegranate seeds Method To make the...