Food

Three kitchen essentials that will help you stay healthy

Three kitchen essentials that will help you stay healthy

I've been working away on the content for my mini-course The Capsule Collective for the last few weeks which has had me in the kitchen a lot. Having a well-stocked kitchen with tasty ingredients aint gonna do you much good if you don't have the right utensils. So here are my top three items in the kitchen that I believe will take you to the next level when it comes to making healthy food. 

Quick fire questions with a Registered Dietitian

Quick fire questions with a Registered Dietitian

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:

4 reasons you shouldn't drink lemon water for health

4 reasons you shouldn't drink lemon water for health

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. 

Celebrity endorsements, fad diets and stools with a Registered Dietitian

Celebrity endorsements, fad diets and stools with a Registered Dietitian

My next guest interview for the blog is registered dietitian Samantha Blamires from blog Nutrition Unwrapped. It's important for me to 'stick to what I know' and only share advice on nutrition where I have an expert to back me up. Cue Sam! In this interview we talk about rejecting fad diets and kicking it to 'detoxes': the perfect way to start off 2018 in the Pantry. 

3 lessons that really stuck in 2017 

3 lessons that really stuck in 2017 

I've seen a lot of 2017 round up posts from bloggers. I've seen a lot of intentions and goal setting for 2018. Which got me thinking... What DOES work? What things did I learn in 2017 that actually stuck? If you're worried about setting goals that are going to stay with you throughout 2018, here are my best ones from 2017 that have become part of my being this year. 

Food and yoga: a match made in heaven

Food and yoga: a match made in heaven

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. 

Top 5 nutrition infographics

Top 5 nutrition infographics

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.