Self Care Meals



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

Split Pea, Chive and Lemon dip

Split Pea, Chive and Lemon dip

I've gone a bit mad with the dips lately. I think this is due to the fact that they are just so easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways - perfect for an easy healthy eating plan. This dip...

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Tzatziki

Tzatziki

This may have a funny name but it is the most simple yogurt dip recipe and perfect for a lunch time or afternoon snack. I have half a cucumber left in my fridge after a cooking class last week and...

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Nettle Soup

Nettle Soup

  I was over at a friend's place for dinner last night and I felt a silent revolution happening! There has been a real move over the past few years to 'grow your own', with community gardens...

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Quinoa and Rocket Salad

Quinoa and Rocket Salad

I'm just back from a photo shoot for an article I'm doing next week and I had a whole range of whole grains and fresh vegetables with me. The photographer was a bit puzzled by the quinoa and so I...

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Moroccan Chicken

Moroccan Chicken

Try out the tasty healthy eating recipe for Moroccan chicken - if you don't want to use chicken, you can substitute for some beans or lentils. I find chickpeas work perfectly with the spices here...

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Black Eyed Bean Hummus

Black Eyed Bean Hummus

I'm doing one of my home based cooking classes tonight and I thought I'd throw in a little twist on a traditional recipe. The theme of the evening is the importance of beans and lentils and through...

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Smoked Chicken Salad

Smoked Chicken Salad

There is a new deli in Kinsale called Bia - its a gourmet food store and is selling all sorts of yummy ingredients - from oils to spices and gluten free and wheat free foods. One thing it does stock...

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Bulghur Wheat and Baby Spinach Salad

Bulghur Wheat and Baby Spinach Salad

I'm always trying to introduce new whole grains to people to improve their healthy living and so they can have a variety of options in their cupboard. Whole grains are important for healthy eating...

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Buckwheat and vegetable Asian Salad

Buckwheat and vegetable Asian Salad

This weekend I did the chef's table at Chapter One. I was blown away by the food and it deserves all of its rave reviews! Not only the tastes and flavours but also the beauty of each creation on the...

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Steamed Mackerel with Butternut Squash

Steamed Mackerel with Butternut Squash

We are starting to come into mackerel season and this means loads of yummy mackerel for dinner. Mackerel is a great source of Omega 3 oils, which have been linked to both improved heart health and...

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Chilli Hummus

Chilli Hummus

I talk a lot about healthier versions for healthy snacks - which can be very useful in tiding us over till our next meal. However, we often tend to go for the snacks that can be filled with sugar...

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