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

Coconut Chia Pudding – With Winter Spiced Berries

This recipe has sat in the draft section for some time. Turns out posting it now, is good timing still, because it could easily work as a nutritious addition to your menu over the holiday season. You may have heard of chia puddings by now. You may even be a big fan of...

Purple Smoothie Bowl + Sweden Pictures

Holidays are over and it's time to get back to normality... If you have kids I am guessing you are in the midst of preparing for the return to school. Even though it is years (many years in fact) since I went to school, this time of year always reminds me of just...

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...

Overnight Oats with Earl Grey infused Rhubarb Compote

Summer has arrived! Well almost. I've been told that 1st of May is officially the first day of Summer. But in reality I think 1st of June is more like it... This past week(s) has been pretty crazy with lots of things to do, places to be and many exciting opportunities...

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...

Banana Pancakes – for Pancake Tuesday

It's Pancake Tuesday! Finally. What more do I have to say. Pancakes are really good any time of year, especially on a lazy Sunday morning. For the past few years I've had friends over to my house for Pancake Tuesday. It's great to cook and share a meal with your best...

Baked Oatmeal alá Green Kitchen Stories

What do you do when you feel like celebrating or treating yourself? Do you go shopping, buying a jumper, or a book or something else nice that you've been wanting for some time? Treating yourself with something as a way of celebrating a recent success, a break through...

Buckwheat Crêpes

I was really planning on posting a more "dinner" type of recipe this time, but with food blogging things sometimes just don't work out as you intend. I try to eat what I cook and photograph. So anything I post may depend on what happens to be in the fridge. This time...

Floral Muesli with a Taste of Winter

Things have been pretty hectic in my life for the past few weeks. Usually when life is full on, healthy eating goes out the window... And in my experience this is when we could to with nutritious foods the most. So quick, easy meals are the way to go. It just requires...

Spicy Millet Porridge – For cold winter mornings

Breakfast. I just love breakfast. I would probably have a "breakfast style" meal anytime of the day. I mean, what's wrong with oatmeal as a light evening meal?! I am one of those people who always looks forward to a huge breakfast buffet when staying overnight in a...

Soups

“Swedish” Red Lentil Soup

I thought I would share this easy to and nourishing soup with you all as we transition from Spring into Summer. April is almost over and May is fast approaching. I still feel a little behind on the blogging front... Trust me, it's not or the lack of ideas or not...

Classic Lentil Soup

You may be right in the middle of the craziness, that seems totally normal this time of year. Or you may be like me, presents bough, wrapped and posted with just a couple more Christmas cards left to write. Chilling, in other words. Though I'm not sure why I still...

Chunky Irish Potato & Leek Soup

Autumn is almost over... And winter is fast approaching. This year we have had the most amazing summer in Ireland. It was certainly worth the wait after a long and, cold spring. I don't think there is a single person in the country that did not appreciated the amazing...

Salads

Cavolo Nero Salad with a Mexican Twist

This weekend I finally feel like I've hit those Autumn vibes in my kitchen. After a massive haul of fresh groceries, since my fridge was literally empty on fresh food and 2 hours of cleaning out my pantries I think I feel ready to move into the last quarter of this...

Red Cabbage Salad with Coconut & Blueberries

I've been wanting to share this recipe for the longest time ever! And I've also wanted to share a red cabbage recipe here forever... The funny thing is when you do food blogging though is that there's so much timing involved. At least if you are trying to keep things...

Avocado Toast with Coriander Pesto + 10 min Lunch Ideas

One of my missions with my work and this blog, is to show people how easy it can be to eat healthy, tasty, satisfying and nourishing meals! I think sometimes we hold on to these limiting beliefs that eating healthy is "difficult", "boring", "complicated" and "time...

Rainbow Pizza

I'm going to start off with a little confession this week... I actually created this recipe and photographed it about three months ago. It's been sitting all pretty and ready to be shared, but it hasn't been until know, that the time has been right. You see, I've been...

Cumin Roasted Beetroot & Nectarine Salad – Summer Salad Series 3

Let's continue the Summer Salad Series! I know we are already halfway through Aug but still... In a sense, as this salad contain several cooked elements it's the perfect transition from summer to autumn. It's still pretty fresh with an element of summer, containing...

Roasted Radish Salad with Cherries – Summer Salads Series part 1

As I write this, the rain is smattering against the window... Right now it doesn't exactly feel like summer. But then yesterday it was hot and sunny. I suppose considering it's already the end of June, things could be better, but they could also be a lot worse. Living...

Green Freekhe Salad – Guest Post by Sprouting an Old Soul

This week we are changing things up a little! I'm delighted to introduce you to the lovely Shanna Jade who runs the blog Sprouting an Old Soul. Her beautiful recipes coupled with insight and wisdom makes for an excellent read. To allow you to get to know Shanna Jade a...

Beetroot & Carrot Salad with a Ginger dressing (Raw)

Before the summer is well and truly over, I would like to share this colourful raw salad with you. I'd love if I could literally share it with you, but if not I'll give you the recipe at least, so you can easily throw it together at home! Beetroot and carrots are in...

Watermelon & Feta Salad with Mint

This recipe is a really simple refreshing salad. Good on its own or as part of a BBQ. Watermelon makes the perfect summer food as it has a really high water content and is naturally sweet so pretty compelling to eat. It is certainly a food I crave once the...

Celebration of Summer Salad

Finally Summer has arrived in Ireland! Yay! We've been a long time waiting for this and now we have finally have some real heat and sunshine to enjoy. Trust me, when you live in a country where blue skies and temperatures in the 20s are a rarity, you savour every...

Snacks

Simple Seed Crackers

You will love this recipe I promise! It has been years since I came across this recipe on the internet and though there are lots of different seed crackers recipes on the internet these days, this one is a guaranteed winner. Every single talk / food tasting session /...

Avocado Toast with Coriander Pesto + 10 min Lunch Ideas

One of my missions with my work and this blog, is to show people how easy it can be to eat healthy, tasty, satisfying and nourishing meals! I think sometimes we hold on to these limiting beliefs that eating healthy is "difficult", "boring", "complicated" and "time...

Oat Squares

I've been meaning to share this recipe with you all for ages. It's one I came across months ago on the lovely Pippa Kendrick's website The Intolerant Gourmet. I've been making these delicious oat squares from time to time and it is one of the recipes I most likely...

Tahini – Orange filled Raw Chocolate

Can you have sweet treats that are actually beneficial to your health and body? I, for one, would like to think so. It can be so confusing knowing what to eat these days... However if you stick to the "wholefood principle" you can't go too far wrong. The overall...

Homemade Cashew-Walnut Nutbutter

Things have been a little quite here, I must admit. AND I've been feeling guilty about it too. A whole month and nothing written or posted. My aim is to keep it to at least one post every second week, but it just didn't work out over these past few weeks. Looking back...

Lemon-Lime Curd

Do you ever end up trying something new because you are stuck with some leftover food and don't want it to go to waste? I strongly dislike food waste as it is both a waste of money AND resources. In my younger days, I had an aversion to eating the same food more than...

Super boosted White Chocolate

A (good) few week's ago I got sent a lovely box of goodies to try from the superfood company Iswari. The company has it's head quarters in Kinsale, Co. Cork, not a million miles away from where I live. Teaming up with a company that offers great quality products,...

Salt n´Pepper Oat Biscuits

If you have been hanging out here for awhile, then you know by know how much I like sweet things. Sometimes I even consider changing this site to one for desserts, biscuits, cakes and stuff... Yes seriously. But I suppose, as great as that may be, I mean I would get...

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...

Rose infused marzipan – for Valentine’s

Valentine's is upon us again. I never got a chance to write a Valentine's post last year due to some incredibly stormy weather and subsequent power cuts, which lasted for days,  so I'm going to have a stab at it this year instead. I have to admit, I have mixed...

Gluten Free Banana Bread

The start of a new month! Spring is almost palpable. How are those New Year's resolutions coming along? I hope you haven't given up already... One of my resolutions is to start using my (rather large) collection of cookbooks a little more. So I'm going to kick off...

Candied Almonds

It's the day before the day, or the eve before the day before Christmas day. I've been hanging out in the kitchen all day. Trying to get into some festive spirit by enjoying the kitchen all to myself, (well my dogs kept me company) with endless Christmas songs on...

Drinks

Immune Boosting Turmeric Tea

It is the middle of January. Usually a grey time of the year. A long, sometimes rather depressing month. We are feeling the aftermaths of Christmas. Perhaps both in the form of tighter jeans and an emptier wallet. If this is you, then I'm positively confident that...