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

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

Veggie burgers…

Ingredients 2 spring onions 1 carrot 4 dates 8 pre-soaked brazil nuts 2 tablespoons of desiccated coconut 1/4 tsp of salt 1 cup of left over red lentil & spinach dahl (see recipe) 2 tsp of Ghee Besan flour (gram flour) – 1 cup Water Method Preheat oven to 190 Put vegetables, dates, nuts, oil & coconut in a food processor; pulse a few times to finely dice ingredients. In a mixing bowl put besan flour and salt. Add water slowly to form... Read More

Chickpea & Spinach Curry

Chickpea & Spinach Curry (top left) Ingredients 1 large cup of chickpeas (either pre-cooked or a tin) 1tsp of Salt 1stp Turmeric 1tsp Chili 1 Onion 1 Tomato 2 cloves of garlic knob of ginger (tsp) 1tsp Ghee 1tsp Cumin Asofoetida (pinch per serving) 200g Spinach   Method (if you are using dried chickpeas – soak overnight and boil in salt water (1 tsp) for 2 hours or until soft. Finely chop onion, tomato, ginger and garlic. In a frying... 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