Scorched Cauliflower Steak, Smoky Aubergine and Yoghurt Chutney

By |2020-06-10T09:08:17+00:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Paleo, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This recipe proved a great success at one of our IINH get togethers.  Such brave souls – I am so grateful for their generous tasting services and feedback! I hope you enjoy this updated version – it might even become a meat-free menu favourite? 

Serves 4  […]

Perfect Quinoa

By |2020-05-25T11:22:32+00:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

With plenty of fibre and protein, quinoa is often dubbed a ‘superfood’. As a good source of magnesium and calcium it’s also specially useful in a vegetarian/vegan diet and for those who don’t use dairy. Other vital minerals include maganese, iron and copper. 

Consuming quinoa regularly often helps […]

Creamy Hummus

By |2020-05-18T10:19:16+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hummus is so easy to make, specially from canned chickpeas, which are as nutritious as the dried version and a great store cupboard staple. So skip the shop-bought stuff and make this lusciously creamy and light recipe yourself in just 5 minutes. Serve with crunchy vegetables or lovely […]

Homemade Roasted Tomato Sauce

By |2020-04-22T12:51:29+00:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

This beautiful sauce is best made towards the end of the summer when fresh tomatoes are plentiful, sweet and delicious. Oven-roasting tomatoes at low temperature concentrates their natural sugars, giving a sweeter and much more flavourful version – ideal when tomatoes are out of season. Making your own […]

Immune Boosting Vegetable Broth

By |2020-04-17T15:03:04+00:00March 8th, 2020|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Drinks, Family Friendly, Favorites, Freezer Friendly, Soups, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Making your own broth allows you to introduce an amazing array of nutrients to your diet. It also  adds incredible flavours to soups, sauces, stews or just as a simple broth brew.  

Similar to bone broth, when making a vegetarian/vegan version it is important to include as […]

Smoky Baba Ganoush

By |2020-03-03T19:40:24+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Family Friendly, Favorites, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Baba Ganoush is a delightful middle-eastern dish made from charred aubergine, creamy tahini, garlic and lemon. Traditionally served in a mezze platter but also fantastic as a sauce/chutney with roasts or as a dressing with salads. 

Serves 4-6 

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Double Chocolate, Roasted Hazelnut and Blood Orange Torte with a Balsamic Cherry Syrup

By |2020-02-11T21:51:08+00:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Dairy free, Desserts, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Raw, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This totally ‘delish’ torte made its debut at our last staff Christmas party – and won the hearts and taste buds of the IINH team. It’s very simple to make and works with all dietary choices. I dedicate this gorgeous dessert to Maria, our 1st year coordinator. After […]

Soothing Turmeric and Butternut Squash Soup

By |2020-01-08T11:42:54+00:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, IINH Food Blog, Soups, Vegan, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that butternut squash is one of the mildest and easiest vegetables to digest? A type of winter squash, butternut contains fibre, carotenenoids, potassium, among other nutrients. According to Chinese Medicine, squash strengthens the digestion and helps reduce inflammation. Now the clocks have gone back one hour […]

Red Velvet Protein Balls

By |2020-01-29T11:54:33+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Favorites, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Kids, Raw, Snacks, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

These vibrant little protein treats are really easy to make and even easier to eat. Earthy sweet beetroot blended with the chocolaty textures of  Medjool dates, creamy Brazil nuts and warming spices pack an amazing sweet punch.  I reckon you might end up doubling up on this recipe […]

Courgette Hummus

By |2020-01-29T12:07:26+00:00July 7th, 2019|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Snacks, Sports on a plate, Vegan, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Recently I have been creating ketogenic recipes for Natural Life, one of Ireland’s leading health food companies. All the recipes showcase their latest product, a high quality MCT oil that you will find in your local independent health store.  Enjoy the […]