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.
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.
Cream sauces have always been my downfall, I am a total sucker for them. I'm not saying you should never eat a dairy, creamy sauce if that's what you fancy once in a while. But if you're like me and love a rich creamy sauce, but would rather do it dairy free when you're cooking at home then this is the perfect recipe for you.
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.
This is a recipe which when I sampled it for the first time I actually let out an exclamation of "OOOH LUSH!" to absolutely no-one at all in the empty apartment around me. Imagine making a smoothie so delicious that you exclaim out loud the first sip you take. Then go and buy all the ingredients (if you don't already have them) and make it for yourself.
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.
When I posted pictures of this recipe on my Instagram Story I got several people asking how to make the tahini dressing. It's the classic thing of having something in the cupboard that you only use for one dish and then don't know what to do with the rest of the jar. This is a brilliant way to use it and the dressing is so versatile.
I'm always looking for new breakfast inspiration and first came across baked oats thanks for two lovely Irish ladies - Ciara from The Irish Balance and Super Healthy Steph. They did a collaboration showcasing baked oats, billing it as "cake for breakfast" so naturally I was interested! I'm building on that great inspiration and going with my own baked oats Flourishing Pantry style with sweetness from a fruity source.
This week I am bringing you a BBQ special! I was looking at my main course offerings and thought it was about time I gave you guys something for the grill which would be perfect for the summer. We've just had the hottest day of the year so far here in Ireland and the smells of other people's BBQ's has definitely got me inspired.
Now we all know how much I enjoy baking. That's right.... not a lot! But in order to give you guys a brilliant cake recipe I asked my sister Ella of Ella Rose Cakes to write me a recipe. I won't spoil the surprise but it turns out baking isn't always easy for a pro, especially when you're working without sugar. I'll let Ella tell the story...
Inspired as ever by my explorations online and on social media shakshuka has been appearing on my feeds for months, but I needed a nice free Bank Holiday weekend to give me the time to try it.... and wow, I'm glad I did.