Sweet Potato & Banana Brownies

When I originally heard the concept of sweet potato in a brownie, I was confused. What would this do to the texture and the taste? Would they turn out orange? Nobody wants to ruin their impression of one of their favourite treat foods, so I was uncertain what trying them would do to mine. It…

What’s Underneath… Hamstring Muscles

The muscles in the posterior compartment of the thigh are most commonly known as the hamstrings and allow the leg to carry out a range of functions. They extend the leg at the hip, flex the knee and pull the pelvis down into a posterior tilt. Weak hamstrings can cause a lot of pain in…

Blueberry Banana Bread

I incorporate oats into my baking as much as I can. Not only are they a wholesome, unrefined carb, but they tend to save your recipes when you’re not including eggs; whether I’m baking oat bread, oat cookies or this banana bread, it always tends to bind things together well. My Mum’s banana bread was…

One Pot Chilli

Who doesn’t love a warm, hearty chilli on front of the TV or amid good conversation with friends? It’s one of those meals you can make in batch and not have to worry too much about fussy eaters. This was a home-staple of mine growing up. We always used to have beef chilli con carne…

Feel Good Week: Day Seven – Spicy Lentil Burgers

Red lentils have fast become one of my favorite pulses because of their high versatility. Not only do they make a delicious Moroccan soup or Dahl, as seen in my earlier posts, but they can even be molded into delicious pâtés or burgers. Once you soften the lentils, all it takes is draining them and…

Feel Good Week: Day Six – Three Berry Ice Pops

Nothing gets me like the sweet summer nostalgia of childhood days in Ireland. Chasing after my neighbors with water guns, freezing in the garden whenever I’d hear the bees, making cardboard houses for worms and creepy crawlies, and running into my Mum’s dinners at sunset after an afternoon outside playing hide and seek (40:40 as…

Rainbow Risotto

One quick fact about me is that I like cheese. A lot. From swiss to edam, mature cheddar to edamski, cheese has always been the icing on the cake for me in terms of my savory dishes. And so, when I made the decision to introduce more plant-based meals into my diet recently, this became…

Feel Good Week: Day Five – Chocolate Chickpea Balls

The longer you spend each day scrolling through social media, the more you should focus on what accounts you follow. Positivity, which influencers like Dr. Ciara Kelly exude, is what we need during our chill out time. When we are scrolling, we so nonchalantly take on advice, sometimes not even realizing it has an effect…

Feel Good Week: Day Four – Chicken/Tofu Marinades

If you find yourself with an hour or two to spare on a Sunday evening, meal prepping is one of the most beneficial things you could do. Firstly, you can plan exactly how you want your diet to pan out for the rest of the week without risking any impulse decisions in the work cafeteria,…

Feel Good Week: Day Three – Baba Ghanoush

It took me a while to discover this dish because, like much of Middle Eastern cuisine, the exotic names on these dishes in restaurants and on blogs can make trying them a bit tougher sometimes. These days I try to be braver about what new dishes I try – after admiring the images that come…