Self Care Meals



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

Baba Ganoush (Aubergine Dip)

Baba Ganoush (Aubergine Dip)

People tend to forget just how great dips are in terms of healthy eating. I'm not talking about the sour cream ones (!!!!) but the ones that are based on beans, peas and vegetables. You can have...

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Giant tomato salsa with lentils

Giant tomato salsa with lentils

The Blue Haven 'Casual Cooking' cookbook is a lovely little cookbook for the spring and summer, with plenty of easy tasty recipes. I was given an opportunity to supply a few recipes to promote the...

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Olive Tapenade

Olive Tapenade

With summer in the air, I notice that I want salad more and more. Yet, don't forget that dressings are one of the best ways to add new tastes, flavours and goodness to your salad selection. You can...

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Spicy Lentil soup

Spicy Lentil soup

Last night I talked to the Munster branch of the  Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ICTCM) about the importance of building a good foundation for the health of their patients through good...

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Saturday Morning Oat Pancakes

Saturday Morning Oat Pancakes

Its the weekend and there is nothing nicer than a yummy breakfast when you get up on Saturday morning. Here is slightly different idea for pancakes using oat flour and wheat germ to ensure a healthy...

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Slaw

Slaw

A lovely alternative to your usual coleslaw [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:164]  

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Dry Roasted Cashews

Dry Roasted Cashews

Roasting cashews can intensify their flavours and also give them more of a bite. I'm suggesting roasting cashews at a fairly low heat for a longer time - this helps reduce the likelihood of...

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Cashew Stir Fry

Cashew Stir Fry

Cashews are such a great addition to your diet in terms of healthy eating, being packed full of fibre and essential fats. Remember you only need a handful! Below is a tasty stir fry which is perfect...

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Chicken Stock

Chicken Stock

You'll have plenty of bones left over from the stew above. You may also decide to roast up a chicken over the weekend after reading all these great things about it and you'll have plenty of bones...

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Chicken, thyme and barley stew

Chicken, thyme and barley stew

  When I'm eating chicken, I generally try to add some sort of bean or lentil to it in order to increase the fibre and carbohydrate content of the meal. Simply eating chicken in a sandwich or...

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Kale with chickpeas, soy, chilli and garlic

Kale with chickpeas, soy, chilli and garlic

I've adapted this recipe from The River Cottage Diary I was given for Christmas.  There may be a few more adaptations throughout the year! You can have this healthy eating dish as a light supper for...

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