Self Care Meals



My optimal Self Care Food Plan restores love and balance to your meal times.

Tasty feta and mango crackers

Tasty feta and mango crackers

If anyone sees a crazy looking women in the shops taking photos of labels, well that’s me! Slowly over the course of the summer I’ve had to challenge all my assumptions about particular shops,...

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Using Yogurt Dip as a dressing

Using Yogurt Dip as a dressing

What is interesting about the comparisons I’m doing at the moment across various food products is how there are no rules! There is no one brand or any one supermarket that is better than others. It...

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Handy Hummus Wrap

Handy Hummus Wrap

Handy Hummus Wrap I must admit, I do think that hummus is one of the handiest dips. I have about 10 different ones on my website www.foodforliving.ie, using different beans, spices and citrus...

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Banana bread recipe

Banana bread recipe

Alternatives to something sweet Lent is often a time when people consider the habits they have and which ones they feel would be good to give up! Often, sweets and chocolates are top of the list or...

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Beetroot Tzatziki Dip

Beetroot Tzatziki Dip

I've found the best beetroots this winter - I'm not sure if the frost brought out all the sweetness. Not only have I been cooking with them an awful lot but I have also been reminding myself of just...

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Split Pea Pate

Split Pea Pate

This is a pate, very similar to hummus. Use it as a dip, a spread or as a topping on a salad or meal. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:94]  

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Lime and Cumin Hummus

Lime and Cumin Hummus

Hummus is a great snack option - perfect at 4ish to keep hunger at bay till dinner time! Its also a lovely spread on a cracker or as a dip with vegetables or fruit dippers. [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:98]...

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Healthy Yogurt Pizza Dough Recipes

Healthy Yogurt Pizza Dough Recipes

In the below recipe, you can use anything for a topping. I generally try to reduce down the cheese topping and generally use pesto with chopped peppers, sautéed onions with olives or thinly sliced...

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Courgette scones

Courgette scones

Courgette and Cheese scones I find courgettes are at their best at the height of summer. They are sweet enough to chop or grate into salads. I also find that they are often on special offer, which...

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