Sinéad from wholefoods recipe blog Delalicious has become a great friend since my move to Ireland and I was absolutely thrilled (and unsurprised) when she told me earlier this year that she had gone and got herself a book deal through her beautiful blog. Sinéad shares with us a tasty cashew bite recipe from her new book.
At the beginning of the year the Health Bloggers Community (HBC) launched their Reclaim Your Day Off campaign and I was lucky enough to be at their opening event. I wanted to share the take-away points I took from the session which I thought you could all really benefit from too. I know a lot of what she said really stuck with me.
I put a hot chocolate recipe in my blog schedule for today (5th March) and thought I was being a bit stupid leaving it so late. Little did I know that it would actually come at the perfect time - as the snow has been pouring down in the last few days it was the ideal time to have a go at perfecting this recipe.
At the start of the year I interview Samantha Blamires from new blog Nutrition Unwrapped. Sam is a qualified dietitian and her blog aims to give her readers trustworthy information about nutrition written in bitesize, accessible chunks which are easy to digest (no pun intended!). In this follow-up mini blog post I give registered dietitian Sam some quick fire questions for more nutrition nuggets of wisdom:
Winter just doesn't quite want to leave us this month. As March approaches we're set here in Ireland as well as the UK for plummeting temperatures that will make it colder than in the Alps or at the North Pole apparently! My creamy cashew pasta was such a hit earlier this year on the blog that I'm glad I've got another opportunity to show you how versatile an ingredient cashew sauce is. The creaminess it adds to this dish really completes it.
I have another guest blogger with my on the Pantry this week and I'm so thrilled to be able to introduce you to her. Today we are welcoming Sophie from stunning healthy eating food blog Oatsodelicious to answer some questions and then whip up a batch of cookies for us. I saw them on her blog and couldn't resist!
Back in the dark old days when I started out on my healthy eating journey I seemed to read everywhere that a hot lemon water in the morning was super healthy. But is it really? I wanted to put this blog post together to try and bust some myths. I've sourced quotes from nutritionists to make sure I've got my facts right and hope that if you're like me and might have been sucked into believing that drinking hot lemon water has miracle powers this puts you straight.
I have a lot of dried fruit leftover from Christmas. I made homemade Christmas puddings and my cupboards are now overflowing with figs, raisins, dates and apricots. We all know I have had a complicated relationship with dried fruit in the past. So I wanted to embrace this 'banned' substance on the blog and include it in a recipe, and it's a good one.
Last month I co-hosted a January Supper Club for the Health Bloggers Community with my friend Rachael from Yoga Sound System and one of the starters was a baba ganoush dip. I haven't had baba ganoush since I was on a holiday in Greece a few years ago and I had forgotten just how amazing it is. Who needs chickpeas for a dip when you have amazing aubergine?! It's a ridiculously simple ingredients list, and here I've added basil for some extra flavour.
This year I'm taking Valentine's Day to be a serious reminder for some self-care. You may well be have struggled through January - miserable weather, fighting coughs and colds and feeling like you still haven't quite hit that stride everyone talked about for 2018. I feel you. Whether someone else buys these gifts for you or you get them for yourself - Valentine's Day should be about love in whatever form!
Worth and self-worth is something that’s been on my mind a lot over the last few months and a subject I wanted to cover for the blog. With the New Year bringing a lot of talk about mind-set and putting yourself in the best possible position to achieve your goals this year, knowing what you are worth is key. Here I share my 4 top tips to connect with your value.
Debenhams are running a Health Kickstart campaign this month and they asked me to get involved by creating a smoothie recipe I could make in a Nutri Ninja Professional 900W Blender and Smoothie Maker. Always a sucker for a new gadget I jumped at the chance and created this tasty green smoothie with sweetness of fruit and filling oats.