This Christmas it felt only right to invite back once again the baker I know best in my life to bring us a festive recipe: my sister from baking kitchen Ella Rose Cakes. After the success of her courgette cake in the summer I tasked Ella with making The Flourishing Pantry a Christmas centre piece, with lots of lovely spices and a little less sugar than her more typical bakes might include!
This week I've got another guest on the blog for you: the lovely Rachael O'Hegarty from Yoga Sound System. I'm teaming up with Rachael in January for the second of my Health Bloggers Community events in Dublin to host a supper club, with yoga, live DJ and a delicious three course meal. I ask Rachael a few questions ahead of the event to find out more about her, what got her into yoga and her relationship with food.
We've probably all heard now about the trend for sweet potato toast which I am pleased to say I've never tried. I'm sort of hoping that's going to die as a trend for 2017 and become sooooooo last season... So instead of turning it into toast, this recipe is embracing the sweet potato for all its filling potential in a breakfast with a difference.
I love introducing you guys to my favourite bloggers and Ciara from The Irish Balance is right up there. This week I've brought Ciara along to share with us a delicious snack bar that can be boosted with protein, something I've always admired with Ciara and her recipes. Have a read, including my interview getting to know her better.
In the second recipe I'm bringing you in collaboration with sugar free brand Free'ist I've whipped up a chocolate avocado mousse which makes for the perfect dinner party dessert. With a crunchy biscuit base and topped with Free'ist caramel popcorn this one looks the part and is full of hidden fruit!
I think we're all in agreement that there's a lot of nutribabble out there. Knowing who to trust is something I've talked about a lot on the blog and is one of the reasons I keep writing and sharing. So infographics are my total saviour, because they turn sometimes quite complicated principles, into something I can actually visualise! Here are my top 5 which really help explain complex or confusing topics in the world of nutrition.
I absolutely love fish and I realised recently that I haven't done a seafood dish on the blog for over 6 months. That's practically criminal in my book and is not representative of what I eat on a weekly basis, so I am here with this recipe to rectify things! It's a perfect spicy, wintery dish, just what you need as the cold weather sets in.
I'm so excited to be able to introduce you all to Marialena from blog My Nutri Calendar who is bringing us a guest recipe this week. In order for you to get to know her a little better I've asked her some questions about her blog and journey. After we're done, Marialena is serving us up oat tarts for breakfast with some Greek Yoghurt from her home country.
I'm hosting my first event in Dublin! I'm absolutely thrilled to be bringing together my events know-how with my love and passion for health, wellbeing and blogging in this networking afternoon in collaboration with the Health Bloggers Community. Come and join us to meet with like-minded people and discover some new brands, sample their products and for a special Q&A.
My mum made the Original Rice Krispies® Treats all through our childhood and they’re still a family favourite now. So when I saw that Free'ist make marshmallows my first thought was back to that childhood snack, which we always called Rice Crispy Cakes and making this a 'sugar free' version of those tasty bites.
I've recently partnered up with Asquith London to write a few posts for their #AsquithWorld blog. The first of these picked out 5 of my favourite Nutrition & Wellness podcasts. But I wanted to go one step further for the readers of my blog and give you an even wider selection of the stuff I listen to.
Wow. What a night! Last month I was absolutely honoured to be awarded Best Free From & Illness Recovery blog 2017. The whole experience has really made me reflect on my place in the blogging world over one year on from starting The Flourishing Pantry. Here are a few of my thoughts and photos from the night.
Following on from the outrageous success of my Ultimate Chocolate Smoothie Bowl which is basically now the biggest hit on the blog thanks to huge re-pinning on Pinterest, I have concluded that the world is indeed, completely and utterly chocolate mad. So I knew for my next snack recipe in the Pantry I wanted to include chocolate, and I thought brownies was the way to go.