Pearled Barley & Honey

Ingredients 1 cup of cooked pearled barley 1 tablespoon of raw honey 1/4tsp of each -cinnamon, ginger and cardamom (ground together in a mortar & pestle) Method (How to cook barley – soak 1 cup of barley overnight, discard water, cover with fresh water (about 1 litre), boil on medium-high heat, stir occasionally to avoid sticking; remove from heat when cooked). Mix pearled barley, honey & spices together in a bowl. Serve at room temperature  Read More

Grapefruit & Ginger

Ingredients 1 Grapefruit 1 tsp raw honey 1/4 tsp ginger powder 2 tablespoons of water Method Peel grapefruit Roughly chop into cubes In a glass mix 2x tablespoons of water with ginger & honey. Mix well Place grapefruit into a bowl and pour honey water over. Mix well Serve  Read More

Thick mustard dressing

Ingredients 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar 1tsp black mustard seeds 1/2 tsp of fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp black peppercorns 1 tsp Almond butter 1/2 tsp of himalayan rock salt Method Toast spices in a skillet on a high heat until seeds pop. Then place all ingredients into a blender. Blend for 1 minute or until ingredients are well mixed. Alternatively just whisk in a bowl. Serve  Read More

Barley flat bread

barley flat bread Ingredients 2 cups of Barley flour 1 cup of Wholemeal Spelt flour 1/2 cup of Besan/Gram flour 1 tsp salt 2x finely chopped dates 3 x tsp of ghee 1cup of water 1/2 tsp Coriander seeds 1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp Black peppercorns Method Dry roasted spices in a hot skillet, when the pop remove from heat and put into a mortar & pestle; crush seeds into a powder Place dry ingredients into a mixing bowl or blender with a “dough... Read More

Fresh pickle

fresh pickle Pickles are an easy way to add more taste to your meals, particularly if you’re the only one in your house following an Ayurvedic diet. They’re also a great way to increase nutrient dense leafy greens to your diet. Fresh pickles are quick and easy to make and should last about 3 days in the fridge (fresh is always best). The following pickle is quite pungent and is perfect for Spring or if you’re Kapha dominant. Reduce... Read More

Vegetable & barley soup

Ingredients 1 small red onion 1 leek 1 celery stalk 1 beetroot 1 carrot 1 potato 1 handful of kale 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 1tsp cumin 1tsp of black pepper corns 1/2 tsp coriander seeds 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds 1tsp of turmeric powder 1/2 tsp ginger powder 2 pinches of asofoetida 2 tsp salt 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar handful of fresh coriander 1 cup cooked barley 1.5litres of water Method Finely chop onion, leek, celery &... Read More

Nutty flapjacks

  Nutty Flapjacks A very handy snack or breakfast on the go. These flapjacks are really easy to make and keep for about 3-4 days if covered in an airtight container. Very healthy, tasty and kids love them. Ingredients 2 mugs of oats 1 tsp ginger powder 1/2 tsp of turmeric 2 tablespoons of organic unsalted butter 4-6 tablespoons of coconut butter 7 dates 4 figs 8 brazil nuts 3 tablespoons of pepita/sunflower mix 3 tablespoons of maple syrup pinch... Read More

Cool as a Cucumber

Cucumber is excellent for Vata & Pitta. A great Summer food Cucumbers are a perfect Summer food, they are refrigerant, blood purifying, good for UTIs and excellent for the skin. Good for Vata & Pitta types but can increase Kapha. Excerpt from article about Summer & Ayurveda Summer is heralded by an energetic shift around mid-May, this lasts until mid July when it shifts again to the Rainy season. Luckily for us residing in Ireland we... Read More

Ten tips for a healthier Spring

As we step out of the darkness & heaviness of Winter there is such a great sense of lightness & hope in the air…. Unfortunately the transition into Spring can sometimes be tricky for our bodies!  For many, Spring is associated with  congestion & excessive amounts of mucous which may lead to conditions such as sinusitis, coughs, colds, asthma, hay fever, digestive problems, joint pain, etc. On a positive note, Spring is a great... Read More

Baked spiced apples

 Baked Apples with Dates & Spices So simple to make and a great breakfast for those with very little appetite in the morning. It is also very nutritious and easy to digest. Suitable for all Doshas but for Kaphas make sure you add some extra spices (Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves) to regulate blood sugars. Cooking apples makes them easier for Vatas to digest without causing bloating. Hungry Pittas can take a larger portion with extra ghee or... Read More