Recipes

Colourful. Simple. Tasty. Medicine.

Food can be all of that and more. It is about nutrition, but it also about much more than that. Like creativity in the kitchen. Gratitude for the produce and the connection we experience when sharing a meal with others.

Cooking is about creating. Eating is about pleasure, joy and satisfaction. 

Honour your hungers. Fill your heart.

Feast on your life!

Breakfast

Baked Apples with Spiced Nut butter & Dark chocolate

Whilst I am chipping away at a non recipe blog post I thought I would share this seasonal favourite one of mine. It is funny because sometimes those types of posts almost writes themselves, and other times they require a bit more of an effort. I picked up some really...

Ruby Red Beetroot Smoothie

After what feels like almost two weeks at full speed, I decided, no actually my body told me loud and clear, that it is about time to take a day which include some selfcare. To me that includes, spending time outside, preferably some walking in the forest as well as...

Lemony Chia Pudding with Stewed Plums

Many months ago I posted a chia pudding recipe here and there's also many, many varieties floating around the internet. Why? One reason may be because it's a bit trendy. Just like quinoa was a few years ago. And perhaps the other reason is that it is one of these...

A Purple Smoothie with Hidden Greens

Let the purple theme continue! And the smoothie one too, of course. Purple is my favourite colour. So of course it made total sense to create a smoothie that was purple. It seems like late summer / early autumn is the natural season for purple foods. In the past few...

Rainbow Smoothie

Smoothies never gets old, do they? I know I've already shared a good few inventions here and here's another one! Plus there's more recipe ideas in the pipeline. I also recently bought Green Kitchen Stories' latest recipe book, on yes you guessed it - Smoothies! It is...

Zingy Smoothie – for grey spring days

In keeping with the yellow theme from last month's blog post on the FIRE Aspect, I give you another yellow combination. And yes, it's still a liquid one(!) *Note to self, make the next recipe something that you'll chew* But as I'm getting myself geared up for Whole...

Raw Buckwheat Porridge

Last summer this was by far my favourite breakfast. And as temperatures are improving, it's back on the reperoire. It's really simple to make (always a plus) and you can add what ever kind of berries you like or have to hand. It's also makes nice gluten free breakfast...

Superfood Porridge

While we are patiently waiting for Summer to arrive, I though I would share this warming and nourishing superfood porridge with you all. This simple yet delicious breakfast has kept me going for the past couple of months as my go-to morning ritual. Whilst I was hoping...

Citrus-Sesame Smoothie

I'm going to continue on with the smoothie them for a little longer. Because I like smoothies. And I also have a nutribullet which I love using on a regular basis. I know, I know, smoothies are for the summer you say or for at least when the weather get warmer. Fair...

Buckwheat Porridge with Pomelo, Pomegranate & Passion fruit

It's finally starting to feel like Spring here today! A few hours in the mountains, sunshine and a little cooking and it feels like a proper day off. And a little blogging of course 😉 I'm going to keep it short and sweet today as I'm planning to write a nice juicy...

Sunny Buckwheat & Orange Smoothie – by Cashew Kitchen

I'm so delighted to have the opportunity to share this beautiful immune boosting and vibrant smoothie recipe. Just what is needed as we slowly transition into the next season. I'm sure we can all do with a little more colour and sunshine in our lives. And if the Sun...

Soups

Apple & Pumpkin Soup

  Halloween has just been (and the Christmas decorations are already appearing around the place!) but for all my U.S friends Thanksgiving is just around the corner. So I suppose it is still pumpkin season. I was contemplating the other day how nature seem to have...

Wild Garlic Soup

This past weekend myself and my friend Jen Ardis from Blue Heron Mindfulness held our third Nutrition & Mindfulness 1 day retreat, locally here in Fermoy. The theme for this one, was Self care and Self compassion. Both pretty important topics if you ask me! I...

Green Fusion Miso Soup

This week’s recipe is one that we shared with our participants at our Mindfulness & Nutrition Retreat in Fermoy, Co. Cork, last Sunday. This was the third one I’ve done in collaboration with my friend Jen (Blue Heron Mindfulness), I think that we are both feeling...

White Bean Soup with Cashews

I feel like February is a kind of threshold month. Neither here nor there. Some faint promises of Spring, yet Winter is not ready to lose it's grip... This time of the year, eating fresh foods, grown locally can be particularly challenging since not much grows this...

An uplifting Carrot Soup

In times of uncertainty, get creative...! About 18 months ago I came across the work of a wise lady called Pema Chödron. She's one of the more well known Buddhist teachers of the West. One of the books she's written is called, "Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and...

Lemony Lentil Dahl

I don’t know about you, but almost a week after the American Presidential election and even though at present it does not directly affect me on a personal level, I still feel a little flat. It didn’t feel right sharing pictures of food on social media amidst so much...

Fiery Antiinflammatory Soup – Winter Soup Series 3

I feel like it's been ages since I've posted something here. And in a sense it has. There's not all that much left to January so it's about time I got going with the blogging for 2016! I really enjoy the creative process of it all. From thinking up recipes, playing in...

Winter Spiced Lentil Dahl – Winter Soup Series Part 2

Let's finish the year off with a bang! Following on from the last post about the FLOW, and the winter theme AND the soup theme, here is one filling spicy Dahl to keep you warm. Hopefully you've had enough of Christmas cake, minced pies, mulled wine, ham, turkey, nut...

Apple-Beetroot Soup – Winter Soup Series 1

Since we had a Summer Salad Series, I thought it I might treat you to some Winter Warmers over the coming months. Soups are such an amazing way to enjoy seasonable vegetables and to ensure you eat your minimum of 5-a day. Enjoying a big bowl of soup daily is a...

Salads

Green Goddess Salad

It is hard to remember that it was just a mere four months ago that we had a foot of snow here, when we are currently enjoying days upon days of sunny weather and temperatures in the mid 20°Cs. To me, who quiet like the heat, this current spell feels like true soul...

Summer Salad with Whole Spelt Grains & Slow Roasted Veg

  Ok, so straight up I am going to admit that when I made this Summer Salad first, I didn't intend to make it as a potential blog recipe. I was just trying to come up with some new meal ideas, as I was working on improving the variety of foods that I am eating....

Fennel Roasted Carrot & Chickpea Salad with Orange & Mint

  Don't be fooled by the simplicity of this salad, it really packs a punch and is fairly substantial due to the chickpeas which provides plenty of fibre and some protein. It is fresh, warm and a perfect dish for going from colder weather to warmer days. I know that...

Lentil & Mushroom Casserole

  Finally... Can you smell it? Spring! I am so excited for warmer weather and brighter days. The fact the days are longer now, after the clock's recent change has helped my mood a lot. The other weekend I got inspired and cleared out a space for some vegetable...

Cumin Roasted Beetroot & Puy lentil Salad

  Do you what is really challenging? Taking photos of red and dark coloured foods! I don't know if it is just my camera that is struggling with the light / contrast or if there's something else contributing, which I don't know about... It just feels a little unfair as...

Curried Cauliflower Stir-Fry

  For the month of January I partook in a “Buy Nothing but Consumables Challenge”.  Considering that my finances put a natural constrained on any purchasing desires, it wasn’t a massive task to get through, but even so I still found it an interesting experience and it...

Fig & Walnut Salad

  I feel like I’m behind with writing blog posts… Again! I had another post idea lined up but since it hasn’t been written up yet, I think it will have to wait until the New Year. Who wants to think about batch cooking and meal planning at the moment anyway, right?!...

Kale Salad with a Garlic-Tahini Dressing

  So here we go with another kale salad recipe! Told you that I had an abundance… I’ve also been thinking about my recipes and how I would like to try to give you some various alternatives, where ever and whenever it is possible. We talk about Intuitive Eating, but...

Black Rice & Stone fruit Salad with Halloumi

  This week’s recipe is inspiration taken from a meal I enjoyed at a friend’s house when I was in Sweden a few weeks ago. I love when people cook for me, even though I love cooking and serving food for others too. The only downside is that many of my friends think I...

Rainbow Slaw with Mustard Dressing

This week I will be sharing a salad recipe that kind of feels like a seasonal transition from Winter to Spring / Summer. It is a salad recipe, and it is a raw food dish. But, it made from what I would consider Winter vegetables. Root veg and purple (red) cabbage is...

A Medley of Roasted Root Veg

This week’s recipe is actually part of what we enjoyed at our Christmas gathering when I was back home in Sweden with my family. So I let the sweet and swift memories of the end of 2016 take us in to 2017... Last year this was my first blog post of the year. Let's see...

A Festive Salad

Are you a lover or hater of these small green "mini cabbages"? I have to admit that it's been a gradual process for me... But when I discovered some years ago an incredibly simple way to eat them, I became a convert. And as I am typing this, it reminds me of how many...

Snacks

Basic Oat Cookies

As I am striving to simplify my life with less stuff, I also feel a draw to create recipes that reflects that. Amid the current hype of "50-fancy-ingredient-lattes", what I want is something tasty and comforting made from just a few store cupboard ingredients. Maybe...

Beetroot Latte

  Normally I post new blogs on Sunday afternoon, but with this recent spell of snow(!) and winter weather I decided that I might as well post this as I write it. And after a little hiatus I posted this blog earlier this week, so there you go. I know I’m not the...

Hot Chocolate for Cold Days

  This year I have decide to try something different. Rather than focusing on moulding my life into the way I “think it should be”, I have decide to “take action without attachment to outcome”.  Only a few weeks into the year and my life is already giving me plenty of...

Baked Apples with Spiced Nut butter & Dark chocolate

Whilst I am chipping away at a non recipe blog post I thought I would share this seasonal favourite one of mine. It is funny because sometimes those types of posts almost writes themselves, and other times they require a bit more of an effort. I picked up some really...

Coconut Panacotta with Raw Raspberry Chia Jam

  Let’s continue with the theme of sweetness. And summer. After about 10 days spent with my family in Sweden, where it wasn’t up the usual July temperatures, I subsequently returned to an Ireland which kind of is. So that inspired me to share this recipe I created a...

Raw Chocolate with Tahini

  I have this things for grocery shopping… And trying out new foods… And sometimes this “thing” turns out to be a rather indulgent AND expensive hobby. I’m still not sure where this love of exploration comes from, though I keep blaming the year I spent living in the...

Swedish Chocolate Balls – well almost

  I think it was about time I shared another sweet recipe here on the blog again. And if you read my last post, about my own personal history with food (sugar in particular) and how I made eventually made peace with it all, then you will know that I love the taste of...

Chocolate Truffles with a Swedish Twist

Can you believe it? Just a couple of weeks left of 2016, and Christmas just around the corner…! The common phrase of “Where does time go?” is the thing on my mind.  Maybe my dad has a point when he says that time moves faster the older we get. Stands to reason if we...

Raw Coconut-Mint Chocolate

It’s that time of the year again, when you get to indulge in making and giving, without anyone questioning it. Actually it seems much expected that you do so. In this time of “shoulds”, "musts" and “have-tos”, a midst overwhelm and busyness perhaps a desire to slow...

Lemony Chia Pudding with Stewed Plums

Many months ago I posted a chia pudding recipe here and there's also many, many varieties floating around the internet. Why? One reason may be because it's a bit trendy. Just like quinoa was a few years ago. And perhaps the other reason is that it is one of these...

Drinks

Beetroot Latte

  Normally I post new blogs on Sunday afternoon, but with this recent spell of snow(!) and winter weather I decided that I might as well post this as I write it. And after a little hiatus I posted this blog earlier this week, so there you go. I know I’m not the...

Hot Chocolate for Cold Days

  This year I have decide to try something different. Rather than focusing on moulding my life into the way I “think it should be”, I have decide to “take action without attachment to outcome”.  Only a few weeks into the year and my life is already giving me plenty of...

Ruby Red Beetroot Smoothie

After what feels like almost two weeks at full speed, I decided, no actually my body told me loud and clear, that it is about time to take a day which include some selfcare. To me that includes, spending time outside, preferably some walking in the forest as well as...

Spicy & Warming Cashew Milk

This hot drink is surprisingly easy to make, so don't be put off just by looking at the (long) ingredients list! Admittedly that used to be one of the things that was a deciding factor for me in the past when trying out new recipes, but slowly but surely I've extended...

A Purple Smoothie with Hidden Greens

Let the purple theme continue! And the smoothie one too, of course. Purple is my favourite colour. So of course it made total sense to create a smoothie that was purple. It seems like late summer / early autumn is the natural season for purple foods. In the past few...

Rainbow Smoothie

Smoothies never gets old, do they? I know I've already shared a good few inventions here and here's another one! Plus there's more recipe ideas in the pipeline. I also recently bought Green Kitchen Stories' latest recipe book, on yes you guessed it - Smoothies! It is...

Zingy Smoothie – for grey spring days

In keeping with the yellow theme from last month's blog post on the FIRE Aspect, I give you another yellow combination. And yes, it's still a liquid one(!) *Note to self, make the next recipe something that you'll chew* But as I'm getting myself geared up for Whole...

Citrus-Sesame Smoothie

I'm going to continue on with the smoothie them for a little longer. Because I like smoothies. And I also have a nutribullet which I love using on a regular basis. I know, I know, smoothies are for the summer you say or for at least when the weather get warmer. Fair...

Sunny Buckwheat & Orange Smoothie – by Cashew Kitchen

I'm so delighted to have the opportunity to share this beautiful immune boosting and vibrant smoothie recipe. Just what is needed as we slowly transition into the next season. I'm sure we can all do with a little more colour and sunshine in our lives. And if the Sun...

Homemade Elderberry Syrup – To Banish Any Autumn/Winter Bugs

Before the winter bugs hit and before it's too late to pick ripe elderberry off the trees, have a go at this simple recipe and make your own immune boosting remedy. This was the first time I've tried making elderberry syrup myself so I used another recipe as a base...

Green Smoothie for Beginners – Part 1

Are you part of the Green Smoothie Club? If smoothies are a very recent addition to your daily menu, making it a green one may still feel a little daunting. Or if having liquidized greens still seems a little 'too out there' for you, yet you are curious about trying...

Peanut Butter & Raspberry Smoothie

It looks like Spring has finally arrived. Yay! And I have a confession to make... I've just ordered my very first gardening book. Oh my, I wonder where this is all heading? Those green fingers seem to have skipped a generation and I doubt I'll ever be an avid and as...