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My Version of French Cassoulet

In an effort to have more resistant starch in my diet, I looked for bean recipes. Up comes French cassoulet, which also has stock in it’s ingredient list. I’m trying to eat more of that too. Perfect!Cassoulet is a rich, slow-cooked casserole originating in the French region of Languedoc. It was a medieval peasant dish of […]

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Tasty Buckwheat Tabbouleh Salad

Last year I resolved to eat more protein from fish, quinoa and buckwheat. I managed plenty of fish but little quinoa and buckwheat.I really like buckwheat, but I only have one recipe that I regularly cook so far. While looking for some buckwheat recipes to try on Pinterest, “Tabbouleh” kept popping up. So after reading […]

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Homemade Hash Browns

I’ve been trying to get more spuds into my diet lately. Why? Because they can help you lose weight.Every time I hear someone say that potatoes are unhealthy or “fattening” I can’t help but cringe. Contrary to what the carb police promote, potatoes are actually an incredible source of nutrition, loaded with phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamin C, […]

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Bone Broth, Fountain of Youth?

Homemade bone broth or stock is a nutrition powerhouse. Why is it the fountain of youth? It is rich in collagen and the building blocks of collagen which is essential for having strong, supple and soft skin. It has claims of reducing cellulite. It is also rich in the minerals calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, and potassium which are vital […]

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Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

I had been craving some comfort food recently, despite the gorgeous warm weather. Something more traditional, creamy and delicious but not one that will create a spare tyre!I knew I wanted to make something with bone broth as I want to eat a lot more of that for my skin. So Chicken Casserole was the […]

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Moroccan Buckwheat and Chickpea Stew

This recipe is inspired by the Moroccan Chickpea Hotpot in Eastern Seaboard, Drogheda. I get it every time I go there. Much to my boyfriend’s annoyance. “Try something different!” I tell him, “at least it’s not pork belly” which I order everywhere! Plus I’ve had buckwheat in my cupboard for some time and this is […]

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Dairy Free Crispy Cauli-Tots

One of the lovely ladies in my Wednesday morning BarreConcept® class sent me several recipes I might like to try. Thank you Aoife! I was stuck for ideas. One which stood out for me to try first was the Cauliflower tots recipe. But the recipe had cheese, I don’t eat cheese. So I looked through a lot […]

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Spicy Lettuce Wraps

This is a great light lunch or supper.  My brother used to order lettuce wraps with his Chinese takeaway. That version was super spicy! Unbearably spicy to me so I began making my own. No mouth melting, tongue swelling fire in mine thankfully. I really don’t know how he ate them.One of my lovely clients was asking […]

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Oven Baked Falafel

This week I present you with my Falafel recipe. One of my absolute favourites! I started making these when I temporarily gave up eating meat a few years back. Chickpeas are a great source of protein and complex carbohydrates for vegetarians. Falafel balls are great with a crunchy salad but can be eaten alone as […]

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Carrot and Coriander Soup

This week I have for you, Carrot and Coriander soup! Friday last week I bought a huge bunch of carrots on my regular trip to Gregory’s Vegetable Stall at the market square. You can’t get much fresher than there. If you have a local farmers market it’s worth a visit for the quality. Everything is so delicious! […]

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Roasted Ratatouille

I’m not ashamed to admit that the animated movie Ratatouille was what inspired me to make this dish for the first time. I’m so glad I did, I love finding recipes for vegetables I don’t usually eat weekly. In this case aubergine and somewhat the courgette and butternut squash. I always try to eat a variety […]

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