Twice-Baked Stuffed Butternut Squash

 Happy Canadian Thanksgiving     This delicious butternut squash is a great mains for a vegan or vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner (or for Christmas… Yep I said it!). The best part is, it’s waaaaay easier to prepare than a turkey dinner. If it’s an add on to a turkey dinner for a vegan/vegetarian guest then it’s a…

Baked Porridge Delight

  Baked Porridge Delight I find porridge is my go-to breakfast, nothing can keep me full like a bowl of baked porridge can. Even though it is hot and sunny I still love it. I find it stops me snacking a lot between breakfast and lunch. Oats are high in fibre and provide B vitamins, vitamin…

3-Ingredient Summer Snack

 3-Ingredient Summer Snack It is strawberry season and I love all the delicious sweet strawberries that are now available. Not only are they rich in vitamin C, they taste irresistible. I find that in this heat I just want a light, delicious and sweet snack. I usually tuck into strawberries. Today I mixed it up…

Green and Clean

I started to use non-toxic homemade cleaning products a few years ago when my friend, Sarah, gave me a list of ‘recipes’ for different cleaning products. She didn’t want to bathe her son in a tub that she has scrubbed down with chemicals. I never really thought about what chemicals I was spraying around my…

Creamy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup

 Creamy Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup   I feel totally thrilled to have meet such a wonderful and genuine person, Ella Woodward. I recently went to her book launch in Toronto and it is her recipe that I’m sharing in this blog today. Ella Woodward’s own blog, Deliciously Ella, and first book have been truly inspirational…

Take a Deep Breath

It now marks a year since my first blog. Read about how I try make changes in my environment too. It is easy to accidentally fill our homes with synthetic and potentially harmful fragrances. In this past year, my three favourite discoveries have been essential oils, ultrasonic humidifiers/diffusers and the wonderful shop, Saje.

Easter Rice Krispy Eggs

  I wanted to make some nutritious treats for Easter. Rice crispie squares are a favourite of mine but unfortunately they are full of marshmallows, sugar and butter. I tried a few different ingredients in attempts to make the Easter treats still taste delicious but add nutrition too. As usual, I was striving to make…

Chocolate Fudge Bites

Chocolate Fudge Bites   Mother’s Day is this Sunday in Ireland. These melt in your mouth fudge bites are a perfect treat for your amazing mum on Mother’s Day, served with a lovely cup of herbal tea! You can whip them up, to make her smile, in just 10-15 minutes. These bites are packed full…

Spicy Fish Cakes

Spicy Dairy-Free Fish Cakes       As you may know, I still eat Salmon (full of Omega-3 fatty acids, B12 and of course a source of protein). My advice is to try and buy wild or organically farmed salmon (Atlantic salmon is on an endangered species list) to avoid any pesticides, fungicides and excessive omega-6…

Almond Milk

Almond Milk Happy National Almond Day! One of my favourite superfoods has been given its own national day! This tree fruit is a great way to get your calcium, fibre and magnesium intake. Almonds are also beneficial towards having good skin as they contain vitamin E. The national Almond Day page has posted that the…

Perfect Pear 

Refreshing & Naturally Sweetened Vegan Pear Ice-Cream     Every good vegan ice-cream story starts with frozen bananas! OK so it is winter, but I still love to have some ice-cream after dinner to curb my sweet tooth, and well just to have ice-cream! I have made different summer ice-creams but this is one that I…

You Make My Heart Beet

Baked Beet & Potato Crisps      Who doesn’t like a bag of crisps? We all get a craving for them! I wanted to try to bake my own after watching a program where they showed ‘healthy’ crisps being dipped in vats of oil.    I thought I would package these crisps in a nice paper…