Self Care Meals



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

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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Rice and Pesto salad

Rice and Pesto salad

Pesto Perfection I initially started thinking about looking at different products on the shelves as a result of the many questions I get asked in my nutrition centre. People have a tendency to bring...

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Smoked salmon with Rocket salsa

Smoked salmon with Rocket salsa

Smoked salmon with Rocket salsa Last year, I ran an ‘Eat real food this summer’ campaign where I showed everyone just how easy it was to make more nutritious and tasty versions of the food they...

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Pimp up your salad

Pimp up your salad: Carrot, chickpea and toasted cashew salad I recently talked about a healthy salad dressing and just how easy it was to create a different dressing every day, if you wanted to!...

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Enjoying your BBQ with tomato salsa salad

Giant tomato salsa salad with lentils It’s that time of year.  Come hail or shine, we naturally start thinking about dusting off the barbeques for summer and firing them up for some seriously tasty...

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Healthy Salad Dressing

Healthy Salad Dressing

Healthy Salad Dressing I was talking to a girl the other day at my nutrition clinic. She was telling me how much easier it was to stay focused on healthy eating during the summer. She felt that the...

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Asparagus Heaven

Asparagus Heaven

  Starting again with good health It’s like all of a sudden the new season has started! In the markets, delis and supermarkets, we have the first round of the new crops from Spring. It’s so...

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New Potato Salad

New Potato Salad

The New Year of Food It’s almost like New Years Eve again. We are finished with May, the ‘Hungry Month’, where the crops from the last growing season have come to an end while the new round of crops...

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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

  Keeping the energy going I’m off to a national school next week to talk about the role of food in children’s health. I’ll be talking to them about how what they eat can make an impact on...

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Carla’s Pea and Mint soup

Carla’s Pea and Mint soup

The Perfect Pea I was out to lunch the other day as part of the Network Cork’s Business Womens awards, where some of Cork’s top business women were awarded for all their hard work and success. It...

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Sweet potato chips

Sweet potato chips

Trying Something New I’ve been having an ongoing discussion with Cork Independent’s Editor, Deirdre O Shaughnessy, about the great taste of sweet potatoes. I had done a sweet potato recipe that had...

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