Tikka Spiced Chickpea, Beetroot and Pomegranate Salad

By |2020-01-30T11:50:33+00:00May 31st, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Lunch, Sports on a plate, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is one of several dishes I recently developed for a juice bar in Dublin. They asked me for help to create a healthy salad bar menu – for a place without a prep kitchen or a chef! Most of their clients […]

Smoky Beetroot Hummus

By |2019-12-06T15:11:57+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Lunch, Salads, Snacks, Sports on a plate, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Over the years I have made numerous hummus recipes including many beetroot varieties and to-date, I have to say that this is my favourite. It’s vibrant colour always makes my smile and feel great and then I taste it and think ‘what a perfect world’!

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 […]

Tofu Fried Black Venus Rice with Vegetables & Seaweed

By |2020-01-30T12:15:15+00:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Sports on a plate, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Whole grain versions of black venus or regular rice and brown rice retain all their nutritional value, including fibre, B vitamins and minerals. Whole grain rice takes about 35-45 mins to cook, depending on variety (Beware […]

Rustic Winter Greens, Chickpea and Feta Salad

By |2019-12-09T08:56:18+00:00December 21st, 2017|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Dinner, Family Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Low GI, Salads, Sports on a plate, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Winter brings us an abundance of nutrient dense greens and Tuscan kale is truly one of my favourite. This winter green chickpea and feta salad can be served warm or at room temperature. Play around with ingredients, you can substitute or replace […]

Cashew and Turmeric Nutrient Bombs

By |2020-01-31T08:53:41+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Dairy free, Family Friendly, Favorites, Freezer Friendly, Gluten Free, Paleo, Snacks, Sports on a plate, Vegan, Vegetarian, Whole Food Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

These supercharged energy balls also score high in protein, top quality fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals and natural sweetness, as well as antioxidant and anti-inflammatory factors. Being so nutrient dense they will help sustain you when in need of a pick-me-up during the day. Store in an air-tight container […]

Brazil and Fig Chocolate Truffles

By |2020-01-31T09:39:09+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Dairy free, Diabetic Friendly, Favorites, Gluten Free, Sports on a plate, Sugar Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Everybody loves chocolate – mmm! – specially when it’s guilt-free and healthy. These delicious little truffles are a perfect nutrient dense snack and a fantastic pick-me-up if you start fading during the day. They also make a scrumptious after-dinner sweet treat to satisfy those sneaky cravings but want […]