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 […]

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 

Ingredients

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Roasted Vine Tomato and Mozzarella Soup

By |2020-01-29T11:23:45+00:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Family Friendly, Favorites, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Low GI, Lunch, Soups, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s November, yet we still have home grown tomatoes in our local farmers market! Not surprisingly they’ve lost some of their sweetness – its winter, its wet and its cold, after all.  The best way to sweeten these little ladies up is to gently roast them in the […]

Roasted Cauliflower and Buckwheat Salad

By |2019-12-07T10:31:53+00:00October 1st, 2019|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Lunch, Salads, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I’ve made this salad many times in my cookery classes and EVERYBODY just loves it. Why would they not – cauliflower and cheese is a match made in heaven but add the crunchy buckwheat and this salad and bang – taste buds […]

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 […]

Smoked Mackerel Vegetable Bowl

By |2019-12-07T20:43:10+00:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Lunch, Paleo, Salads, Sports on a plate, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A delicious smoked mackerel, crunchy vegetable bowl that is rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids along with Vit  A, C, Iron, Potassium, Folate and calcium etc.  Mackerel is an inexpensive way of obtaining omega-3, a much-needed nutrient.   Tossed casually with fresh crunchy […]

Chunky Pea and Parsley Pesto

By |2020-01-30T10:20:12+00:00February 2nd, 2019|Categories: Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This vibrant aromatic chunky green pesto is bound to be a winner with the whole family. Sweet peas and earthy parsley really do enjoy each-other’s company. Blend with your favourite extra virgin olive oil, a smidgen […]

“Nuts about Manuka”

By |2020-01-30T11:21:42+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Kids, Snacks, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Perfect little nibbles to snack on Christmas Eve night or any night for that matter. Or why not make them during the month and gift them to someone you love 🙂

Serves 6 – 8

Ingredients

  • 300 grams mixed nuts […]

Greek Quinoa Salad with Smoked Semi-Dried Tomatoes, Olives and Feta

By |2020-04-17T17:07:29+00:00January 26th, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Salads, Sports on a plate, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Quinoa is regarded as a ‘superfood’ partly because if has plenty of fibre and good quality protein, specially useful in a vegetarian/vegan diet. It is rich in magnesium, and has more calcium per gram than milk. Other vital minerals include maganese, iron […]

Herbed Ricotta Bruschetta with Heirloom Tomatoes and Purple Basil

By |2020-01-31T10:55:16+00:00August 12th, 2017|Categories: Breakfast/Brunch, Family Friendly, Favorites, Lunch, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes the simple things in life give us the most pleasure. End of summer, sun-kissed tomatoes definitely top my list of foodie delights.

Bruschetta is an Italian appetizer – grilled bread […]