Meditation – A brief Introduction

What is Meditation? – Contrary to popular belief, meditation need not be always done sitting on a cushion, legs crossed with your hands in position like a Buddhist. Nor does it have to be done in a perfectly quiet place. Anyone with a conscious mind can do it but the reality is most people live […]

Beef & Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness stew is a perfect dish for a cold autumn day. You can serve this as a stew or take it one step further and use it as the filling for an impressive pie. Do make sure the meat is tender before serving, different cuts of meat will take longer cooking times. METHOD Heat […]

Guinness Brownies

Guinness Brownies  READY IN: 40mins SERVES: 16 UNITS: US INGREDIENTSNutrition 4eggs 3⁄4cup superfine sugar 8ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 4ounces white chocolate, chopped 6tablespoons unsalted butter 3⁄4cup all-purpose flour 3⁄4cup cocoa 1 1⁄4cups Guinness stout confectioners’ sugar, for dusting DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter an 8-inch-square pan. In an electric mixer, combine the eggs and sugar. Beat until […]

Spicy mushroom and lentil one-pot

This healthy potato-topped bake is low in calories and fat, high in fibre and 3 of your 5-a-day. Only 312Kcals per serving! Ingredients 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 300g mini portabello mushrooms or chestnut, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon paprika 2x400g cans green lentils, drained and […]

Warm Chorizo and Chickpea Salad

Coming into winter it can be hard to love salads for lunch, well this one is a game changer! Have warm as a main or serve as a side salad with dinner! 1 serving is less than 400 Kcals! Serves 4 Ingredients 280g pack of cooking chorizo 1 large red onion finely chopped 2 red […]

Banana and Oat Pankcakes

Who doesn’t want pancakes for breakfast on a Sunday morning? Check out these healthy alternative to regular pancakes to set you up for an energy filled day! Ingredients 1 very ripe banana 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons of oats quarter teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon coconut oil Directions Mix banana and eggs together in […]

Spicy Cajun Chicken Soup

Soup for the soul! This recipe is a must have now that these cold, dark rainy evenings has begun! Sometimes soups can be lacking in there protein content but because of the addition of the chicken breasts it also packs a good protein punch to keep the hunger away for longer! Serves 3-4 Ingredients • […]

Winter Salmon and Dill Bake

The nights are getting shorter, it’s getting colder, the kids are back to school and no doubt they are starving when they walk in the door! Why now try out this salmon bake with fluffy roast potatoes, zesty lemon and crunchy snap peas! It’s all done in one tray so clean up is minimal and […]

Chocolate and Coconut Energy Balls

Ingredients 1 packet of pitted dates Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder Chocolate chips (optional) Shredded coconut Tablespoon of water Directions Place the dates into a food processor with water and pulse Add in salt, cocoa powder and chocolate chips if adding them Mix again in processor until combined Break off 20g portions […]

Coffee – Is it good or bad?

The coffee industry in Ireland is on the rise, with 75% of the Irish population stating that they drink coffee, and 70% of them stating they have more than 1 cup of coffee a day. Every day many of us rely on coffee for a morning energy boost or an afternoon pick me up, or […]