Quinoa & carrot salad

Ingredients (serves 1) 1/3 cup (60g) quinoa rinsed 1 large carrot grated 1 small tin of chickpeas Juice ½ lemon ¼ tsp allspice ¼ tsp honey 1 dessertspoon extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp mint 1 tbsp dried cranberries or sultanas or pomegranate seeds Method To make the...

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Time to spring clean your body

Horray! it’s now officially spring time and we can start saying goodbye to those dark evenings. Here in Wicklow we’re having a wet start to the season with lots of rain and grey skies but don’t let that dampen your spirits. It’s now time to come out of winter...

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Set your goals and make this the year of action!

Forget about New Year’s resolutions. Why? Well most of them fall by the way side by the end of January. Have you ever noticed the increase in gym membership at the start of every year. There is a mad rush to get on the nearest available treadmill but then 4 weeks...

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Magnesium powers your cells!

Did you know that many of the chemical reactions in your body depend on a mineral called magnesium. To explain the science bit a little, magnesium is a "co-factor" for the enzymes that produce energy for your cells. Enzymes are protein molecules that make it easier...

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Curry chips – full of goodness!

Ok, so not your standard chip - these are made from Celeriac, sometimes called celery root or knob celery.  It’s an odd looking root vegetable that someone recently mentioned, looks a bit like a brain!  It has a taste similar to regular celery stalks, and can be...

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Protein – are you getting the right balance?

So why is protein so important? It’s needed not just for muscle tissue but for your hormones, immune system and enzymes that start biochemical reactions e.g. they help breakdown foods so you are absorbing all of your nutrients. It is also needed by the body for...

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